Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Usually, I am not in favor of suing the Town or the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce for their actions or in some instances, in-actions…however, it appears that is the only way to get their attention, other than a Recall petition, that is.
The nice thing about bringing forth a lawsuit is something called…Discovery. You can get various documents and papers from the other party by making a request for production of documents. You can demand to see all sorts of documents, so long as they are somehow related to the lawsuit. This Discovery not only covers documents, it may include emails, video and even text messages.
The business owners along our highway are uniting to explore all their options because they know the Yucca Valley Chamber is completely useless to help business owners. The useless Chamber, having been guided by Nuaimi, rescinded my membership for my political views(LINK), as they ventured into politics, spent $3,000 of our tax dollars for an awful town entrance sign (LINK) and wasted our tax dollars on romantic get-aways to Las Vegas.>LINK
I have not personally attended any of the recent CYA “outreach” meetings being held by the town to explain the median and sidewalk projects, but I have been kept abreast of what is taking place. As an citizen activist and blogger, I am contacted regarding several issues in our community for my unpaid-unprofessional-political advice which may or may not, lead to a story on Cactus Thorns.
In the case of the Yucca Valley medians “being in the planning stages for the past ten years” as town staff has been reporting, my question is why did the ex-town manager fast-track this last step awarding the contract receiving only one bid? The unpopular ex-Town Manager/Politician, Mark Nuaimi, did not give a rat’s rash if the work started during our busiest tourist season when the snow birds come to visit the National Park, enjoy the Hwy 62 Art Studio Tour and shop for the Christmas Holidays. The roads along our “Old Town” shopping center are torn up with orange cones, empty and dangerous trenches, single lanes and when this project is finished, the second project will take us into February with torn up roads.
I believe there is something really kinky with the continuous awards of increasing funds that was awarded to the consulting firms, including RBF, working on the side walks and road medians usually on the consent calendar approved without any comment by staff. Please read my previous post asking how the original contract started at $175,000 got bumped up to over $742,000: “Who the Hell is RBF?”>LINK
I complained about the lack of notification to the community and businesses back on November 10, 2010, Yucca Valley Sidewalks. Nuaimi told me in an email, “Lastly, it is unreasonable to expect hundreds of attendees to this meeting but it is important enough to host such a meeting to allow the impacted property owners to attend.”
Follow the money…
1.Who is RBF Consulting and why was this strung out for so many years with so many change orders?
2.Why was Sonic Burger given their certificate of occupancy before making the necessary REQUIRED safety steps to install a median on the main highway to keep West bound travelers from being able to turn into their ARCO station? Where is the safety intersection light they were required to install at Balsa and Hwy 62?
3. Why did the Town Council “promise” to fund $35,000 RDA dollars for road improvements on behalf of Bobby Doremus so he could expand his business on the highway?
4. Why did the Town Council (especially Rowe) fast-track to work on the isolation and loss of business complaints by the Star Market shopping center merchants when Caltrans insisted on cul-de-sac and medians down on Joshua Lane?
5. Why did the Town designate a light signal at Inca? Who owns the properties at those four corners?
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