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Twentynine Palms – There was a grand celebration in the old town yesterday. The festivities began at the Old Schoolhouse Museum midway down National Park Drive.

The Twentynine Palms City Council celebrated completion of the National Park Drive Improvement Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.  

Everybody who is anybody was there. The “in crowd” will be there; Chamber folks too; wordsmith Cynithia Truitt, Executive Director of the 29 Chamber, greeting and cheer leading the crowd was on board; thespians from the little city theater were aboard the fun wagon; and, of course the main event, the dim stars on the council celebrated the joyous event. It was nirvana for all that attended. 

They were all back slapping, shaking hands and exchanging accolades for a road paved with gold bricks. 

The enormously costly and beatific expressway is a fast-track route to the casino and the National Park Headquarters. 

And after much roadwork and beautification on the road, the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremonies were a big smash. 

The new life-like sculpture of a prospector and his jackass are peachy and artsy. That got a lot of ooh and aahs.


But where is the understanding on the council how to improve the quality of life for 29 Palms residents?

Why is the council continuing to play games with public safety?

Why are they still dilly-dallying around on meeting with the TPWD to discuss fire department issues and the lack of public safety? 

Lets all give the council a round of shaking fists for overlooking what really matters to a city and its businesses, schools, churches and residents and public safety? 

Lets give the city council a performance evaluation of generally “poor” and specifically “gross negligence.” 

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Branson Hunter

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  1. It seems the council may meet with the TPWD sometime in September. That is unless the meeting is stonewalled or dragged on beyond September.

    Corbin will stonewall this meeting at every opportunity if he has his way. He’s pretending he has no clue what the TWD Directors want want to talk about. What a phony position to take.

    Jay, it’s all about public safety. Something you and the others on the council have hung a scarlet letter around public safety.

  2. diogenes29po diogenes29po says:

    I have driven on Tin Can Alley (expressway to the casino) and never arrived at the Casino. Only saw a church and Monument Headquarters.

  3. Stanley Stanley says:

    I’m happy you posted that response….you beat me too it. I just love sensationalism and this is a classic example. Thanks god the fire department was mentioned. I would have been disappointed if that wasn’t included.

  4. Thank you gentlemen for bring this to my attention. The title has been changed. My apologies.

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