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What Would I Do If I Were A City Councilman?

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  29 Palms, Candidates, News, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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There seems to be a question about whether I will run for City Council again or not. It is a little early for me to answer that question at this time. Vise to say that I am considering it. Before I decide what it is that I will be doing in 2014, I sat down […]

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What is a “closed session”?

By   /  May 12, 2013  /  29 Palms, News  /  8 Comments

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There has been a bit of discussions concerning “Closed Sessions”, and I figured it is about time that everyone had a bit of a period of instruction of what it all means. This is an extract from the First Amendment Coalition Origination website that includes the law updated as of 2013. The public may not […]

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29 Palms: Your Development Code

By   /  May 7, 2013  /  29 Palms  /  3 Comments

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Let me start my characterizing the relationship between the General Plan and the Development Code. The General Plan is a long-range policy document that looks at the future of the city. The Development Code is the local law that spells out the immediate, allowable uses for each piece of property within the community. In all […]

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Senate Bill Allows Bars to stay open until 4am

By   /  March 15, 2013  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Democratic Senator Mark Leno, representing the San Francisco area has introduced legislation, SB 635, which would give local communities across the state the option to expand the sale of alcohol by the extension of beverage service hours until 4 a.m. This bill would allow the local governing body of a county or a city and […]

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The Idea of Project Phoenix and its Conceptual Form

By   /  March 14, 2013  /  29 Palms, Project Phoenix  /  43 Comments

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The idea behind Project Phoenix seems to have changed since its conception. And well it should have. There was a small idea that blossomed or exploded depending out who you talk to. I will not explore the Bond issue as that is an on-going legal dispute that is a sore subject. Instead, I want to […]

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Homework Assignment: Tribal Casinos

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  News  /  14 Comments

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Before all the rumors start, I would like to address some facets and provide everyone with links and comments that would be useful for whatever side of the issue of a casino located on sovereign Indian tribal land located within the city limits of Twentynine Palms. When it comes to land use decisions, neither the […]

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29 Palms Council Candidate Carey Alderson clears the air

By   /  October 18, 2010  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  6 Comments

Alderson clears the air | Cactus Thorns Ok, I see that this stabbing will not go away. Colormesparkles09, (and everyone else) if for one instance I thought that my past would not be brought out, I would have never even thought about opening myself to public scrutiny. Yes I have a past. What is not […]

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Do you want to live in a “small town”?

By   /  September 14, 2010  /  29 Palms, General Posts, Opinion  /  8 Comments

As I digest all the posts by Cactus Thorns readers, sit at my favorite coffee spot in the mornings, listen to citizens take the stand at City Hall, and stand around the “water cooler” listening to people offering ideas, complaining, and or asking questions about the City of Twentynine Palms, it hits me. There is […]

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Where is it in Twentynine Palms?

By   /  July 30, 2010  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion  /  3 Comments

It is strange that the City of Twentynine Palms cannot provide for its citizens some of the similar things that our neighbor towns are in the works of providing. Like a youth sports park, they are proposing to construct a sports complex consisting of baseball fields, soccer fields, volleyball pits and picnic areas on 13 […]

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Asking the tough questions of your future leaders

By   /  July 26, 2010  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  Comments Off

As the citizens of Twentynine Palms prepares to vote in November it is time to start thinking about what it is to be a member of the City Council of Twentynine Palms and what some of the real issues facing this city in the years to come. Council members have the responsibility of representing not […]

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Alderson announces run for Council

By   /  June 1, 2010  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion  /  9 Comments

It is with excitement and the support of my family, friends, neighbors and colleagues that I announce my candidacy for City Council for the City of Twentynine Palms, California. As a citizen of the City of Twentynine Palms, it has been a great honor to serve on the Planning Commission, I’ve studied many of the […]

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