The Desert Trail has a current Online poll that may surprise you (shown below).
“What issue would you most like to see addressed in the 29 Palms City Council campaign?
♦ Downtown revitalization…. 0%
Drug and alcohol abuse…11.1%
Here is yet another Basin Poll that evidences that the downtown revitalization (a/k/a Project Phoenix) is of no priority with the poll-taking public or taxpayers.
By and large the public and taxpayers do not want another playhouse when it already has a city owned year-around playhouse that is exclusively used by a local thespian group. A local group that, indeed, wants to shackle you, your children and grandchildren with a 30 year bond debt for a foolish playhouse when, in fact, the city desperately needs neglected infrastructure attended to by the council. This is a much wiser use of taxpayers’ money.
The public wants the city’s neglected infrastructure to be dealt with. We have dead wood on the council that wants another four years: Harris and Mintz.
This poll indicates that what is important to the public are crime and INFRASTRUCTURE. People want street signs, road resurfacing, road repairs, beautification and other necessities. People want necessities, not a new state-of-art playhouse. There are NO studies whatsoever that another playhouse in the Basin can be supported. There are too many playhouse venues in the Basin.
I think it if fact by now that this council does not give a damn what the public wants. They don’t want to know because they don’t like the answer.
This is not the first local Poll that gives the Project Phoenix playhouse the boot. People are concerned with necessities of life, necessities that this city council does not care about like public safety, a funded TPFD, and infrastructure?
On July 14 the Twentynine Palms City Council Race begins. As many may know Council Members Jim Harris and Dan Mintz refuse to seek public input on Project Phoenix. The council — all five of them — are salivating over Bond Money it may get. The public wants infrastructure and crime fighting, while five knuckleheads on the council are anxious to turn dirt on an useless second exclusive-use playhouse.
The Desert Trail reports:
TWENTYNINE PALMS — The candidate filing period for three seats on the Twentynine Palms City Council officially begins at 7 a.m. Monday, July 14, at City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road. City Clerk Cindy Villescas said Monday, June 30, however, that the day’s first appointment, at 8 a.m., has been spoken for by incumbent councilman and mayor Daniel Mintz.
Hence, Dan Mintz and HARRIS already have appointments with the City Clerk to file their papers for another four years <yuck>. They will run on a platform of shoving the public aside and embracing well-connected local cronies. There is absolutely NO public input sought from Mintz or Harris
If you desire a government that pushed the public aside, vote for stoopigeon Jim HARRIS and a lover of closed-doors meetings, Cloak and Dagger Dan Mintz.
Conversely, take a look at the council campaign in Yucca Valley:
Candidate Ron Cohen has a better platform. He states: “The very first thing that I’m proposing to do is periodic town hall meetings.”
Conversely, the 29 council is enjoying an unspoken buffer zone of distancing the public; to wit, pushing them aside like children. Moreover, the philosophy held by the council is that the public just get in the way.
According to Twentynine Palms City Clerk Cindy Villescas, The last chance to return completed forms and file for a council seat is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, because City Hall is closed on Fridays. If an incumbent fails to file for city council, the filing period will be extended to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, reported by Rebecca Unger.
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