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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Attention Real Estate brokers and Attorneys: Please be advised the above named Yucca Valley Town Council member, Dawn Rowe, has been duly informed by the experts in preparing General Plans, including their biologist providing testimony, (at a cost to the citizens of nearly $1 million dollars), AND by the professional town attorney, Lona Laymon, the Wildlife Corridor map should be disclosed for full transparency in the General Plan. See Story>LINK

Rowe’s abnormal resistance to heed their professional advice and vocal objections should require her to be named as a co-defendant when the town is sued for lack of transparency.

Rowe seems unable or unwilling to comprehend the requirements by the State and Federal Governments to protect endangered species whether it be a bat, tortoise, Delhi Sands fly,or kangaroo rat.  A builder or developer must be informed through proper disclosure of any special studies required to mitigate the impact as required by law through an EIR or CEQA.

Rowe has been informed the Town of Yucca Valley will be exposed to litigation for failure to disclose the Wildlife Corridor and yet remains the lead council member in defiance to challenge those requirements.

If a seller is intending to sell any property or properties, it is mandatory to disclose any and all information regarding that property prior to the sale to the buyer. These extensive discussions, as reported by the media, recorded and aired on local cable and radio,  indicate Rowe’s unwillingness to vote for full transparency leaving the Town of Yucca Valley exposed to litigation.

While both Rowe and Planning Commission Chair, Timothy Humphreville, waived the banner of “owner property rights,” it became apparent to some observers, based on their questions asked to these professionals, both were specifically concerned with their own property holdings. Humphreville’s extensive property holdings in the wildlife Corridors and elsewhere are grounds to have him removed from the Planning Commission and file with the FPPC for Conflict of Interest.  Here are just a few of Humphreville’s properties>LINK   and>LINK   and>LINK

For their efforts, one can expect Rowe and Humphreville will have their hands out to local developers and landowners for campaign donations when they each form their committee to run for Town Council. See story>LINK

Rowe’s personal residence may be located in the east wildlife corridor and a further investigation is needed regarding her two 5-acre lots in Sky Harbor to confirm their proximity to the wildlife corridor.  Rowe intended to subdivide her 5 acre parcels but was appalled by the red tape requirements of the town.  She has stated on several occasions this was her primary reason for wanting to be on the Planning Commission to reduce or eliminate red tape. Here are three links to Rowe’s Form 700′s filed with the FPPC declaring her property holdings, gifts received and source of income>2010-LINK  and  2011-LINK  and 2012-LINK

Here is the link to the map of the Wild Life Corridors, page 25 of the General Plan update >LINK

Please note Councilman Bob Leone’s property holdings may also be situated in the west Wildlife Corridor.


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Margo Sturges

Yucca Valley Editor

Note: Margo Sturges has written many articles for Cactus Thorns and is the founder of Citizens4Change.info. Email contact: MargoSturgesYV(at)aol.com "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

1 Comment

  1. “Councilwoman Dawn Rowe read aloud a list of some of the special-status species that were contained in one of the corridors, which included bats and birds.

    “I have a hard time thinking that we are adopting our general plan for any of these species,” Rowe said.

    “Some of those species you just read are on the endangered species list,” Wendy Grant, senior planner with The Planning Center, replied.”
    Google Kangaroo Rat + Winchester
    Google Delhi Fly + Colton
    Google Delta smelt vs Central Valley Farmers
    Potential buyers/developers must be advised of any restrictions on the property or special considerations before entering any sales agreement before closing escrow. Should the town choose to withhold the information, it will not make the restrictions go away.

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