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DOF Issues FINAL Determination Letter to Deny C.O.R.E/Low Mod Housing

By   /  January 27, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  9 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.-On January 2, 2013, the California Department of Finance issued their final determination letter denying the National C.O.R.E. Low/Mod Housing project. The Town of Yucca Valley did not post this denial letter on their website as of this date and time. Previously on November 30, 2012, the DOF denied payment and the Town […]

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Yucca Valley Town Manager Evaluated again- Seeking Job Protection?

By   /  January 26, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- A special meeting has been called by the Mayor of Yucca Valley for January 30, 2013 at 5pm to discuss the Town Manager’s evaluation and possible amendments to his contract. This Closed Session meeting will be held at the Yucca Valley Community room per the agenda posted on the town’s website for […]

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Measure U Explained-Post Mortem

By   /  January 26, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- On November 20, 2012, the town manager, Mark Nuaimi, presented a surprise PowerPoint  noted on the agenda only as “Town Manager’s Remarks on Measure U.”  Measure U was the 1% increase sales tax for 30 years for the General Fund, which cannot legally earmarked or designated that was defeated by the voters. […]

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City of Rialto Deadlocked to Appoint Council Seat

By   /  January 26, 2013  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Rialto, Ca., News/Opinion- The San Bernardino Sun reports the four sitting members of the Rialto Council were deadlocked at their last meeting to appoint someone to fill the vacant seat. The Mayor and Councilman Joe Baca, Jr. voted to appoint the third runner-up in the last election.  The 1st and 2nd place elected Councilmen (Palmer […]

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Ooops! Fallout on Palm Springs General Fund Tax- Measure J

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  News, Riverside Co, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Palm Springs, Ca,- On November 8, 2011, the voters approved Measure J, a 1% sales General Fund tax increase to “improve the quality of life, fix potholes and save 911″ and other promises actually geared to pay for part of the Desert Fashion Plaza. This 25 year tax Measure is expected to generate $8 million […]

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Is the Fraud Expert a Fraud?

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  Candidates, Yucca Valley  /  5 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- I am grateful to DanO for having this Forum to discuss and debate the issues.  Earlier, someone tried to persuade the readers by attacking another’s character stating the word “FACT,” it is hardly that. This is the new low of what Yucca Valley politics has sunken to which started in 2010. What […]

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What is the Religious Makeup of Yucca Valley?

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  2 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,-This is a follow-up to my post on the Yucca Valley Town Council’s Resolution placed on the January 22, 2013 agenda to codify a policy on invocations.  Story link The focus of my previous post was the “request and direction” given to the Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi, to place this item on the […]

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Fontana Stores Semiautomatic Rifles on School Campus as Safety Program

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  News, San Bernardino Co  /  3 Comments

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Fontana, Calif.,-It seems that school safety is on the minds of several towns looking for the best way to protect the children at school. In the City of Fontana, they just took delivery of fourteen semiautomatic rifles purchased at a cost of $1,000 each.  The rifles are stored in locked safes on campuses to be […]

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Ridgecrest Oversight Committee Brou-ha-ha Regarding Measure L

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Ridgecrest, Ca., A small rural City north of Yucca Valley with similar demographics, with the exception they have a sewer system, had been struggling to pass a sales tax measure for the last five years.  Each attempt has divided the community with the elected council members unable or unwilling to sign any pledges where the […]

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Department of Finance Denies RDA Loan to Fontana by SB County

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Fontana, Ca.,- The California Department of Finance are a knowledgeable team sitting in the driver’s seat to look at requests for payments by the 400 dissolving RDAs, Redevelopment Agencies. I will post these cases for our readers to stay informed of the continued denials by the DOF of  requests for ROPS, Recognized Payment Obligations. In […]

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Did the Town of Yucca Valley Buy your Vote on Measure U?

By   /  January 24, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  32 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- There are new numbers to report as the final tallies are in from closing out the 460s to report donations.  Some costs are still hidden and concealed which may never surface without a forensic audit. I will refer back to this story link with the new figures and updates. I just needed […]

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Yucca Valley Town Council in Closed Session Until 10 PM

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- This evening’s Town Council meeting was quick and decisive…sort of.  The meeting started promptly at 6 PM and the gavel came down at 7:30.  Then they went into a closed session for 2 1/2 hours! I waited until the end and was the only one left in the large room after the […]

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Yucca Valley Town Council Candidate Withdraws and Endorses Bob Leone

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Town Council Candidate, Claude Short, announced he will not be seeking to fill the vacant seat on the March 5th Mail-in Ballot and withdrew his candidacy to support Candidate Bob Leone.  Short attended the 6 hour strategic planning meeting recently held by the Town Council and has expressed his concerns about the […]

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On the Other Hand….Meetings behind Closed Doors, Again?

By   /  January 21, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  19 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Yucca Valley Town Council will present a Resolution on Tuesday, January 22, 2013,  to codify and spell out their policy on invocations at their meetings, agenda item #13. The meeting starts at 6pm and is held at the Community Center. Without any public hearing or discussion, this Resolution appears on the […]

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