Yucca Valley, Ca.,- OPINION-A small rural town of 20,700 population with an average income of $35,000 per household has weathered the storm of the Great Recession under the leadership of Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi….or perhaps not.
Nuaimi Hired July 2010-Salary $20,000.00 per month.
This Manager set out to rip out the very fabric of “Community” in this tiny Town in order to run things as he sees it, as an outsider who lives in Fontana. Nuaimi has brought in every Yucca Valley project over budget awarding multi-million dollar contracts to his associates from Fontana and has over committed the Town with excessive spending.
An Assistant Manager for Colton, Nuaimi left under unusual circumstances to save costs to stop the red ink of their budget deficit. Offering himself up “to save costs,” Nuaimi was the only Colton employee to be “laid off” receiving a severance package bringing a $175,000.00 hit to their budget. Nuaimi was Mayor of Fontana for over 12 years and at the height of his political career in 2006 was increasing Fontana spending by 17% and approving budgets in excess of $208 million dollars. Source>>>link
Measure U Defeated-Spent $199,000.00 General Fund Dollars
Forgetting this small Town of Yucca Valley has an annual budget of $10 million dollars, Nuaimi has been the “High Roller” betting on the come. Setting out 18 months ago to bring in his general Fund 1% sales tax for 30 years, Measure U divided our community with the voters defeating this tax at the polls last November. The low-end estimate of $199,000.00 General Fund dollars spent by Nuaimi to promote Measure U through “education” will bring a big hit in the upcoming budget for the next fiscal year.
Department of Finance Denies Nuaimi ROPs
Nuaimi is now in a “Wishful Thinking” meltdown with continued denials by the State Department of Finance of submitted ROPs, Recognized Payment Obligations, with the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agency. Pulling the wool over the inexperienced Town Council, Nuaimi continues his Razzle-Dazzle with “creative financing” and internal loans with the ease of a 3-Card Monte. >>>link
Yucca Valley Senior Housing Scheme-Project cost exceeding $17 million dollars
The biggest scheme is the Senior Housing project with his Fontana connection at C.O.R.E Renaissance. >>>link.
After touting the maximum cost for Yucca Valley would be $1.5 million dollars, Nuaimi has worked this naive Town Council to commit $2,925,000 permanent financing and $1,540,000 construction financing to build 74 one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom manager unit at a cost of $227,299.00 per unit. Source>>>Link
The loans by the Town of Yucca Valley and the County of San Bernardino are considered soft loans and will be paid last by residual funds. Documents indicate payments of $2,230 by the 10th year/$179.00 in the 15th year…no typo, less than $200? This housing scheme will never pay back this loan to Yucca Valley, see page 44 >>>Link
Yucca Valley Animal Shelter-Project costs $3.9 million/Spends $50,500 to Impound Two Pets
Project bumped up to $3.9 million dollars from $3.1 million. Awarded to Fontana connection and no local vendors or sub contractors slated to receive any work from this project. Begin page 32: >>>Link
Nuaimi spent $50,500.00 General Fund dollars impounding two pets! >>>Link
To Be Continued……….
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