Yucca Valley, Ca.-On November 13, 2012, Town Manager Mark Nuaimi went to Sacramento to “Meet and Confer” with the California Department of Finance to discuss the denials issued to the Town for requests to be paid out of the dissolved Redevelopment Agency as a ROP, Recognized Obligation Payment.
These very large requests failed to meet the criteria of a “Recognized Obligation” after several submissions, explanations and back dating of inception dates while failing to provide a solid contract prior to the accepted cut-off date, June 27, 2011.
In a letter dated December 18, 2012 the DOF writes: “Based on the review of additional information and documentation provided to Finance during the Meet and Confer process, Finance has completed its review of the specific item being disputed:”
NO to the $250,000 funding for the new dog park. “Finance continues to deny this item at this time.”
NO to the $500,000 funding for the General Plan update. “Finance continues to deny this item at this time.”
NO to the $4.15 million dollars Regional Wastewater funding contract. No such contract exists. “Finance continues to deny this item at this time.
NO to the $500,000 to CORE Senior Housing. “Finance continues to deny this item.”
NO to the $40,000 CORE Senior Housing legal costs. “Finance continues to deny this item.”
Good News? Items #5 and #7 were reclassified as administrative costs for a total of $12,500. Merry Christmas from the DOF!
Department of Finance Letter, Dated December 18, 2012 >>>link
Margo Sturges Author>>>link
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