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City Manager Richard Warne wants us to “Eat Cake”

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 City Manager Richard Warne is desperate.

While the city rolls the dice stalling on public safety, it may be willing to place the private and  public sectors in harm’s way — as well as the three 29 palms public schools.

Warne is squarely behind the cloak of danger.


Because when Warne packs his baggage and heads off to another job interview, he’ll be pulling a $31 million anchor of debt behind him.

That’s a lot of baggage with nothing to show for it,  but nearly another quarter of a million in administrative costs and attorney fees.

Would another city or town council hire a man with that resume?

It’s do or die with Mr. Warne by any means necessary: Either a fire department or Project Phoenix. There is no  room for both. Hence, he’s going after the Phoenix — albeit maybe a scaled-down version. He’s putting his self-serving objective over his employer’s interest. The people.

The City Council thus far is choosing Warne over the people, the schools and the private sector.

If the cake served at next Tuesday’s City Council meeting (Tuesday Dec 11) celebrating the City’s birthday is catered by Marie Antoinette, it’s foreshadowing “Let Them Ear Cake”  in the stead of public and fire safety.

In such an event, it’s time for the public to be proactive with a mandate as per the Government Code as outlined by Dan O’Brien.



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Branson Hunter

(This story was posted by Cactus Thorn contributor Branson Hunter)

"The ends do not justify the means." If you use illegal mean to accomplish a legal and even desirable result, the good result does not make the bad means you used justifiable.


  1. Dano posted a city ordinance rather than a government code as a reasonable plan of action, but I was unable to find that post. Can Dan or some one else provide the Link or city ordinance? Thanks.

    • Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

      SECTION 9200-9226

      9200. Ordinances may be enacted by and for any incorporated city
      pursuant to this article.

      9201. Any proposed ordinance may be submitted to the legislative
      body of the city by a petition filed with the elections official of
      the legislative body, in the manner hereinafter prescribed, after
      being signed by not less than the number of voters specified in this
      article. The petition may be in separate sections, providing that the
      petition complies with this article. The first page of each section
      shall contain the title of the petition and the text of the measure.
      The petition sections shall be designated in the manner set forth in
      Section 9020.

      9202. (a) Before circulating an initiative petition in any city,
      the proponents of the matter shall file with the elections official a
      notice of intention to do so, which shall be accompanied by the
      written text of the initiative and may be accompanied by a written
      statement not in excess of 500 words, setting forth the reasons for
      the proposed petition. The notice shall be signed by at least one,
      but not more than three, proponents and shall be in substantially the
      following form:

      Source: http://www.vote29.com/newmyblog/archives/43190

    • Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

      There are 29 California Code Sections…. Gove, Penal code, etc etc etc And The Election CODE….

      Here you go Branson: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html

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