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Will Planning Commision Ignore Citizen Concerns…again?

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YV Planning 05_13_2014

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Yucca Valley Planning Commission is scheduled to meet tomorrow, Tuesday June 10, 2014, at 6 pm at the Community Center, to discuss/review/revise the Home Occupation Permit as part of the Development Code update. The HOP agenda is hastily assembled and difficult to understand, which may be part of the plan to push through this controversial item.  Here is the agenda link, I hope you can decipher all the stamp pages at the bottom of the document that do not coincide with the actual pager numbering system on one’s laptop. The add-ons and strike-outs are not color coded or dated.>06-10-14_PCPacket_Item_3HOPRegs

It appears that gun home sales will be allowed out of apartment complexes and a tenant does NOT have to seek permission from the owner of the property to conduct gun or ammo sales. It appears the “workshop” was merely a ruse to appease the citizens as the commission continues to sit on their thumbs allowing Staff to proceed with “interpretations” of stated concerns by both commissioners and citizens.

I did not have time to contact the representatives of BIASC, Building Industry Association of California, to make this meeting but I am sure they will weigh in with the Town Council.  The BIASC and AOA, Apartment Owners Association are concerned with the rights of property owners in their capacity as landlords. They showed up in force when notified of the Hi-Desert Water District’s attempt to place water service charges on the parcels, instead of billing the tenants directly for their water use.

Unfortunately, the only way to get the attention of this Planning Commission and Town Council is to bring a lawsuit against the Tow, or try to place an initiative on the ballot, both options are very costly for the Town.

In a letter addressed to the Town Council on the matter of zone changes, Mr. Fritz Koenig wrote the following:

From: Fritz Koenig
Date: June 4, 2014, 9:01:40 PM PDT
To: Town Council <towncouncil@yucca-valley.org>
Subject: Zone Changes force Town Council to pay $1.75 million to neighborhood advocates

Fritz Koenig
June 4,  2014VIA EMAIL
Town Council
Town of Yucca Valley
57090 Twentynine Palms Highway
Yucca Valley, CA 92284


Re: Zone Changes force Town Council to pay $1.75 million to neighborhood advocates
Dear  Town Council:

“The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $1.75 million for the legal fees of three groups that succeeded in striking down a new zoning and development plan for Hollywood.

On a 12-0 vote, council members agreed to pay the legal bills of the La Mirada Avenue Neighborhood Assn., Fix the City and SaveHollywood.org. The three groups had gone to court to halt implementation of the Hollywood Community Plan Update, a document that sought to bring larger-scale development to the area’s transit corridors, among other things.”  LA Times June 4, 2014

Fritz Koenig

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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:

    Dear Friends,

    Our home art business will be going before the Planning Commission for the last time, tomorrow, June 10th @ 6:00 in the Yucca Room at the community center.

    David and I would appreciate your support very much.



    Elena Marie Falossi
    Media Dir. and Muse at Falossi Studios
    web site http://www.falossistudios.com
    Falossi studio facebook fan page
    studio phone: 760-228-xxxx
    cell: 760-902-xxxx

  2. Paparrazi Paparrazi says:

    Dear Fritz. Renting out your home is also a business. Do you want the town to regulate who your renting tenants are?

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