Yucca Valley, Cal.-OPINION-Last week the Town Council sent Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi, home for the Thanksgiving holidays without authorizing him any more Staff time or money to rush his proposed tax measure for the March 5, 2013 ballot. After his surprised defeat of Measure U, Nuaimi scrambled to throw out a Plan B which was another “Rush Job-Act Now!” that fell flat.
After spending in excess of $200,000.00 by the Town for the passage of Measure U, 1% General Fund tax for 30 years, three Councilmen found their backbone saying no more Staff time or Attorney fees to place another tax measure on the ballot without any citizen input and discussions with the Hi-Desert Water District.
Nuaimi’s “Hidden” Agenda (Literally)
On the agenda there was an item stating, “Town Manager remarks regarding Measure U.” It was placed after Public Comments and the agenda packet did not have any further information. Turns out, Nuaimi presented a Power Point offering up 6 possible options to place another tax measure on the March ballot promising to work the Town Attorney on overdrive to achieve the language for their December 4, 2012 meeting.
To this date, there is NOTHING on the website about his presentation to the Town Council. A very bad habit of Town Manager Mark Nuaimi to spring something NOT disclosed on the agenda or Staff report until the moment he flashes it on the big screen. The scant minutes of this meeting will not disclose his power point presentation either.
“Lazy Lombardo,” who doesn’t read his agendas and only relying on weekly meetings with the Town Manager for his talking points boldly stepped on his Rolodex to support Nuaimi’s plan to rush another tax measure. Councilman Robert Lombardo, recently appointed, was recently elected on the November 6th ballot but will probably remain a YesMan for Nuaimi for the next four years. He was the ONLY member in favor of Nuaimi’s half-baked Plan B proposal and his comments indicate how out of touch he is with the citizens of Yucca Valley.
While Mayor Dawn Rowe was in a snitty mood to scold a member’s public comments, she also scolded the Hi-Desert Water District for not appearing at this meeting. Looks like Nuaimi’s Eau D’ Arrogance worn off on Rowe this past year, pretty smelly stuff, in my opinion.
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