Fontana, Ca.,- The California Department of Finance are a knowledgeable team sitting in the driver’s seat to look at requests for payments by the 400 dissolving RDAs, Redevelopment Agencies. I will post these cases for our readers to stay informed of the continued denials by the DOF of requests for ROPS, Recognized Payment Obligations.
In the case of Yucca Valley, the DOF continues to deny payment of the submissions to their Department.
In order for Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi, to keep the “illusion of future payments” he has requested certain language be added to the ongoing denials by the DOF and then hangs his hat on that wording alluding to future reimbursements. Story Link.
Another Nuaimi RDA financing scheme was recently denied by the DOF in Colton’s attempt to be reimbursed for the land acquisition loan from the Water Department dating back to 2007, leaving the City of Colton out the almost $2.1 million dollars and the ratepayers on the hook for Nuaimi’s “Creative Financing Boondoggle.” Story Link
San Bernardino County will sue state to try to recover loaned money to RDAs, The Sun
“The City of Fontana had expressed a desire to annex certain parcels of the unincorporated County territory south of Interstate 10. This resulted in a second amendment in 2005 to remove approximately 565 acres from the Amendment No. 1 Added Area. The removal of these properties allowed compliance with the Agency’s practice that generally prohibits the Agency from conducting a redevelopment program in areas that are anticipated to be annexed into a city. The City of Fontana completed the annexation process in 2006.” Source: San Sevaine Implementation Plan.
Nuaimi was Mayor of Fontana from November 5, 2002-June 14, 2010, while working as Asst City Manager for Colton for 3.75 years. He reports he “laid himself off in a cost-cutting plan that he devised and implemented.”
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