Yucca Valley, Ca.- At the February 19th Town Council meeting, the public was subjected to the whines and moans of the Yes-On-Measure-U Committee. Speaking at the lectern that evening in an orchestrated presentation were the Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and later joining in was Councilman Dr. Robert Lombardo, DDS.
Addressing an agenda item to end the Aquatics program and end the Concerts in the Park, past Town official Elin Loveless strayed off topic to lament the loss of Measure U. How or “whine” she connected these three items is quite amusing to watch. Using her exaggerated eye rolling over and over again while blaming the cuts to these activities on Measure U. Sour grapes as I see it.
The flawed Measure U was a 1% General Fund tax for 30 years that could not be legally designated for any projects despite the claims made to pay for Sewers-Streets-Safety. Measure U was defeated at the polls dividing our community. Now the orchestrated marching orders seem to be blame the financial crisis on the defeat of Measure U. Loveless remarked, “The Aquatic Program and Concerts in the Park would have been continued if only we had passed Measure U.”
Our local radio station, Z107.7 recorded a similar blaming and finger pointing statement by Councilman Robert Lombardo at that same meeting. Listening to the audio broadcast, Lombardo’s comments are retaliatory stating this is the consequence for not passing the flawed Measure U. Here is Tami Roleff’s report:
YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CUTS SWIM PROGRAM, SUMMER CONCERTS
Council member Robert Lombardo explains why the Council has to cut programs. “And if they’re not willing to provide the funds to the Town, that are necessary through the tax, Measure U, that was asked for, then I think they need to understand this is the consequence, without a revenue stream, the Town cannot provide things for free like they have.” Audio here link
As reported earlier on Cactus Thorns, Lombardo donated $1,000.00 to promote Measure U adding his name to endorse this flawed tax measure. Sour grapes, as I see it.
It’s Deja “U” all over again, folks.
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