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It’s Official…Councilman Harris to Seek Re-election

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Jim HarrisTwentynine Palms, Ca.,- After being asked at most council meetings by “inquiring minds,” Councilman Jim Harris has decided to run for another term of office. 

According to the Desert Trail printed edition, Harris made his announcement on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

The story written by Rebecca Unger has not been posted online for me to provide the link back to her coverage at this writing.  Here is a quote by Harris courtesy of Unger:

“After all the turmoil, I’d like to be a part of the fix, be on the council that brings all this to fruition,” Harris said, referring in part to Project Phoenix, which he has been involved in for seven years. “I think the city is set to grow.”

For the rest of this story, please see the May 29th printed edition of the Desert Trail, page A4 written by Rebecca Unger.

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Margo Sturges

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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. Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

    Good luck with that……….. Better chance donkeys fly.

  2. Steve Spear Steve Spear says:

    Well isn’t that nice since he was one of the ones that was against the bonds before he was for them.

    He was part of the retired or maybe fired Warne fiasco. He was part of the “new direction” excuse for the Joe Guzzetta dismissal.

    He is part of the lets do nothing about the fire department public safety issue and only chimes in when the water board asks for a meeting but still can’t defeat a “juvenile” motion by Corbin.

    He is part of the lets build signs and sheep and spend money on outreach programs when public safety is in jeopardy through a fire department that is reduced by half and streets that are falling apart.

    Yes that is the kind of guy you want on the council again and again.

    The truth of the matter is Jim is enamored with himself and his ego is what is making him run.

    He can’t stand becoming a regular Joe again.

    It is time for Jim to go. He sure does not think so but hopefully the voters will show him the door and get some new blood into our council.

  3. Harris need only to look as far as John Cole who lost though he would easily be reelected. Harris is the worst of the lot, even falling behind Mintz, as a public servant. Although his campaign slogan was: “I will represent everyone” was a sham, he represented himself, other council members and a small few of people in town that get what they want when they want.

    Harris tells the water board in open public hearing , “I support the fire department” but has not supported the fire department or the water district. Harris is a sham and a big bag of hot air. Harris has made a spectical of himself on every single Project Phoenix update on the playhouse and community center.

    Harris lacks a center. He has done much harm to the city.

    Goodbye Harris, watch the door on the way out… .

  4. Harris wrote:
    “After all the turmoil, I’d like to be a part of the fix, be on the council that brings all this to fruition,” Harris said, referring in part to Project Phoenix, which he has been involved in for seven years. “I think the city is set to grow.”

    What does he “want bring to fruition”? What is “the fix? Harris would like to be part of? How is the city “set to grow”: Where, what direction, how?

    Pardon me while I vomit. This bag of hot air thinks he’s a seasoned politician, but, rather he’s a mere neophyte that has learned to waste money hundreds of thousands of dollars, he’s violate the Brown Act and play games with public safety. And he lied to the public when he promised he would serve every body.

  5. Steve Spear Steve Spear says:

    Agreed. Jim Harris is a charlatan.

    Says great things.

    But I must ask you all what has he done to move the city in the multidimensional task of economic development as well as public safety?

    These items are not separable they are the keystones to good leadership.

    He has failed and will continue to fail because he has an ego that just can not get enough press.

    Get rid of him in November – please!

  6. michaelv michaelv says:

    What a shock. Of course he is going to run, the council needs him in place so they can move in a new direction, build the City that is on the verge of growing to greatness. What 29 needs no doubt is a new community center with a bigger and better theater so that the chosen few can all stand back and with a combined sigh say ah, we did it.
    Construction of new low income housing will give those who qualify, a new place to live, abandoning the places in 29 that they live in right now causing that property owner loss of income.
    Come on SS, step up one more time and give them a run for their money, if there is anyone out there who can do it, it is you. I would love to be a fly on the wall if that ever came to fruition.

  7. Mark Clemons Mark Clemons says:

    The city is a product of its voting populace and that is a very small percentage. We will most likely have an even smaller turnout this time around after all the hope for change went into the last council election.
    It has the appearance that Cora’s inspiration to the council was more for personal reasons than the change in direction she campaigned on.
    I am not faulting her, she has her path that she feels she needs to travel, however that path is not on my map and couldn’t vote for her in the future.

    With the voter makeup we have I see a continued path of draconian code and regs stifling economic growth. Our voters are good followers molded in their essence by years of government oaths and employment. We just don’t have enough voters that contribute to the GNP to elect some one capitable to lead this once fine town back to the road of individule freedoms and the equal opportunity for economic prosperity

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