Yucca Valley, Ca.- OPINION- The Mayor of Yucca Valley has flip-flopped on her stance against new taxes stated during her campaign for office in 2010. On her candidate statement, Rowe listed her “Occupation” as Yucca Valley Planning Commissioner, which is an appointed position, prohibited to use as per the SB Register of Voters’ rules. Raising large sums of money for her campaign, Rowe sent out glossy fliers touting a personal endorsement from Yucca Valley Mayor Bob Leone, which she did not even ask of him. Did the end justify the means? Story>>>LINK
As an inexperienced Council member, fast-tracked to Mayor after a couple of years as Planning Commissioner and a couple of years on the dais, Rowe has not been able to stand up to Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi, and his spending spree for the past two years. Rowe, who claims to be a fiscally conservative member of the council will be leaving a legacy of debt UNLESS Measure U is passed. Legacy of Debt Story>>>LINK
The Town of Yucca Valley cannot legally advocate in favor of their General Fund Tax Measure, 1% for 30 years, but Mayor Rowe has been crossing the line to promote this tax. Her political career and legacy is riding on the General Fund tax to pass in order to bail out all the debt committed on her watch. Is Rowe being advised by the Conflict King Mark Nuaimi-the end justifies the means?
Rowe has written a letter to the Editor asking citizens for a Yes vote which is filled with inaccuracies, innuendo and fear mongering. Guess what else? Rowe donated $1,000.00 to the Yes on U committee to buy signs and radio ads. She included her full title as Yucca Valley Town Mayor posted on their website with her endorsement. I repeat, Mayor Dawn Rowe, not as an individual, has her endorsement posted advocating for Measure U on their website. Follow the Money-Donation Story>>>LINK
Pulling out all the stops to ease the opponents of Measure U, Rowe has been incorrectly announcing her appointment to the tax oversight board of Curt Duffy implying during their “discussions,” he has agreed to do so. Duffy said that was not the case and is aware of Rowe’s statement to another member of the community, which he finds very puzzling.
This conduct should not be allowed or rewarded by voting to place $160 million dollars into this Mayor’s General Fund especially with a Town Manager’s reckless need to spend. It is not his money and he does not live in our community. His residence in Fontana. The Town Council consisting of four members, 2 appointed and 2 elected, have no spine and no experience to rein in this town manager.
To date, the monies spent on Measure U exceed $200,000.00 of OUR tax money. Nuaimi thinks he can buy our vote, Rowe is crossing the line to save her political career and the Chamber of Commerce Board President is also using this for her own political aspiration.
Looks like everyone has forgotten about the citizens and businesses of our town in seeking their own personal gains.
Has Yucca Valley Town Manager Nuaimi taken Rowe and naive YV Chamber President, Jennifer Collins, under his wing to take them down the path of Conflict of Interest?
Frankly, I am disappointed in Mayor Dawn Rowe for her recent actions.
For these reasons cited above, and there are others, please vote NO on Measure U. Stop this madness now.
Margo Sturges Author>>>LINK