Yucca Valley, Ca,- A review of the 2012/2013 financial transmittal letter to Mayor Dawn Rowe issued by town manager, Mark Nuaimi, is filled with lies and broken promises further contributing to Rowe’s Legacy of Debt. Story link> here
Appointed Mayor Merl Abel is faring worse than Rowe and should order a forensic audit. Has he ever read the past and proposed budgets line by line? Highly unlikely since Abel depends on the town manager to lead the way for him on town matters.
Our appointed Mayor is not even capable of calling on his fellow citizens to speak at meetings. A speaker card is turned in at town council meetings and citizens are called to speak. Why would that honor be delegated to an unpopular town manager that lives in Fontana? All previous Mayors spoke directly to their fellow citizens and ran the meetings, until Nuaimi came into the picture.
I have provided a link to the town of Yucca Valley’s adopted budget for fiscal years 2012/2013 dated June 26, 2012, for your review at this link> here.
LIE #1-Page i- “The proposed budget for 2012/2013 is a balanced budget, with anticipated revenues exceeding anticipated expenditures by $232,000, including a $10,000 contingency account.”
LIE #2-Page ii-”The budget identifies a reserve level that exceeds the upper end of the Council’s reserve policy, and will provide for a reasonable amount of resources in the event of economic hardship or emergency. It is not anticipated that reserves will be needed to supplement current appropriations…”
LIE #3-Page ii- Investment of infrastructure set aside of 2.5% each year to reach 10%. $232,000 surplus funding was set aside.
LIE #4-Page vi- ” Staff is pleased to present a staffing plan that does not propose the elimination of any additional positions.”
“Promoting two positions and adding one half-time, non benefited position to Parks Department.”
(Note: NO MENTION of adding payouts for sick leave and vacation time. See 2013/2014 proposed)
There is no surplus of $232,000 with a $10,000 contingency account. In fact, Nuaimi presented a $750,000 deficit!
Nuaimi has dipped into the town reserves for the amounts of $300,000 and an additional $120,000 to cover cost over runs for litigation after claiming reserves would not be touched. Both amounts taken in one month. See story link HERE
Nuaimi fired and eliminated employee positions on Good Friday, whacking young parents and grandmas two days before Easter. The brutal manner he chose to use is indicative of his only connection to our town is to collect his check. Why would Mayor Merl Abel condone this type of activity?
We need a forensic audit on this incompetent town manager’s out-of-control spending he is trying to hide in the budget.
More later on Nuaimi’s inter-department moving of funds including designated impact fees and “loans.” Looks like he needs to budget his severance fee…..or has he already done that?