Yucca Valley, CA: August 19, 2013 – In response to a Yucca Valley Town Council agenda item proposing the release of Town Manager Mark Nuaimi, proponents of the recall of Council Members George Huntington and Robert Lombardo have reiterated that the recall is not about the performance of Town Manager Mark Nuaimi but about the decisions of Council Members Huntington and Lombardo.
The recall proponents, in their initial notice, provided a list of charges against both Council Members Huntington and Lombardo. These charges have not been satisfactorily addressed. Furthermore, recall leader Ron Cohen, in a June 8, 2013 letter delivered to each Yucca Valley Town Council Member and the local media, outlined a number of ways in which Mr. Nuaimi had engaged in “willful misconduct” deserving of immediate termination. Lastly, based on the details of the posted severance agreement between the Town and Mr. Nuaimi, the Council has, in fact, grounds for Mr. Nuaimi’s dismissal with cause, but chooses not to pursue this path.
Council Members who approve the proposed severance package will be guilty of yet another poor fiscal decision—one that requires the taxpayers of Yucca Valley to pay for the failures of Council. Approval of the proposed severance package will only be more reason to recall Council Members Huntington and Lombardo. The recall proponents insist the Town Council do what is right: Terminate Mr. Nuaimi with cause and without severance.
More information, including the charges against Council Members Huntington and Lombardo, available at www.yuccavalleyrecall.com.
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