Well, here is another ”I told you so” about the Chamber of Commerce.
It seems that the Chamber thinks that the new city Visitor’s Center is their building.
Take a look at the following article that was part of the Chamber’s weekly newsletter.
“The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce would like to invite all of its members, as well as the residents of all over the Morongo Basin, to attend the Grand Opening of our new Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center offices, located at 73484 Twentynine Palms Highway.”
I notice that the operative word “our” does not refer back to something like the City of Twentynine Palms – No, it refers back to “The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce”. Isn’t that grand – about $250 grand worth!
Not once in the entire article does it mention the City of Twentynine Palms as having anything to do with this building that contains the Chamber offices and a Visitor center. Except that Councilmembers will be at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Well, what happened to the building being a city building and the Chamber was renting space? It is just not that way with our current Chamber. This Chamber has pulled a good one on my fellow Council peers.
As I said it is a day of “I told you so”!