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Wednesday is Round Two of the Fire Fight of the World: Smokey Thompson vs No Neck Dick Warne

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round2While I would like to tell you that Tuesday’s meeting of the City Council is going to be a barn burner…. It Ain’t…. Boring. BUT, Wednesday Night’s Water Board Meeting should turn out to be a real Humdinger.

The Board of Directors next Regular Meeting to conduct Water District business will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. A Regular Meeting to conduct Fire Department business will be held immediately following the Water District meeting.
Meeting Agenda Packets

· Water District Meeting 1/23/13
· Fire Department Meeting 1/23/13


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  1. Steve Spear Steve Spear says:

    I have been doing some “networking” and have found out that even the Base does not support Richard Warne.

    Sources that are very reliable indicate that Warne was told to not count the Base fire station as a third fire station in his very controversial 137 slide power point presentation and he was told this BEFORE he made that presentation public.

    He did not agree with the Base’s guidance and just decided that he would count that fire station anyways. As it turned out the Base fire chief corrected him in public at the council meeting and Warne had nothing to say. As if saying nothing about his deliberate attempt to mislead the public would simply “go away”.

    Mr Warne, it will not go away and you are in for the time of your life when discussions about Project Phoenix as well as your distortions of numbers come to light withing the next few weeks.

    According to contract your position as city manager is not up for action until the first meeting in March of 2013. Your contract does not address the people as well as the council evaluating your termination prior to that date.

    Your position is being very openly evaluated in the same closed door sessions that you performed when it came to our future – Project Phoenix, and our collective public safety, the Fire Department.

    If you think you made the right decisions then hang in there for the ride. If you think you may have made a series of bad decisions then evaluate your options.

    • Steve_In_29 Steve_In_29 says:

      The only thing more pitiful then Richard Warne’s trying to count the Base Fire Dept as part of the Town’s, was the attempt by Jay Corbin to include the Marines (and their families) aboard the Base as residents of the City of 29 Palms whose safety we need to consider.

      • Steve Spear Steve Spear says:

        Steve, his calculations of the Base fire department counting as a third Station is about as ludicrous as saying that 29 Palms has 27 police officers on duty each and every day, 24-7.

        We as a city pay for the Sheriff’s Department to have two deputies on the streets 24-7.

        Well, the Base has on the average 25 Military Police(MP’s)on duty 24-7.

        According to Warne logic I would imagine that they also can respond to the local bank robbery, rape, mugging, or just plain old bar fight involving Marines.

        So as if we have three fire stations we also have 27 law enforcement officers on duty and it did not cost us a penny to have such great public safety service.

        Who would have thought that these kind of deep budget saving thoughts were not clear to us regular folk that have lived here over 25 plus years compared to his two years? Yes, it took Richard Warne, a city manager of city mangers, a “newbie”, who outshines the likes of Mike Swigart, Mike Tree, Jim Hart, and the others, to develop such a plan that has us more protected than any city in the entire United States per capita and as according to Warne and Jay Corbin it is all “free”.


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