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On Second reading City wins nothing

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  2 Comments

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We forgot what the questions the City asked the Court…. and Expected the court to answer questions never asked by the city. They asked a question that no one ever contested. The City wanted to know if their bonds where legal…. Actually no one ever questioned that in any of the States pleadings… and in […]

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Read it and weep, Your Children will be shackled with $30 Million Debt for 30 years.

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  10 Comments

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  Bulletin: I am pleased to announce that the City learned today that the Court issued the writ of mandate requested by the City in its case against the State Department of Finance relating to bonds issued for Project Phoenix, the Downtown Revitalization Program.  It appears this means that the City has prevailed.  We do […]

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Here are the Docs: $18,000 Grant NOT Designated for Project Phoenix Theatre Design

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  12 Comments

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Here are the documents for the ONLY $18,000 grant awarded to Theatre 29 which spells out the use is for play production and NO mention of allocating funds for architect design of a new theatre. 1. Public Records Request of March 13, 2012 for “Theatre 29 Design”-No such records to “obtain an architect.” Theatre29_PRA_Mar_2012 2. […]

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Another Southland City Gets Ass handed to it by Court

By   /  March 16, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  6 Comments

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 Another City, another lawsuit and another decision against a stubborn municipal government, unwilling to play by the rules. West Covina City administrators Friday warned that a recent decision in Sacramento Superior Court could result in the state raiding nearly all of West Covina’s $12 million cash reserve.  In an Article written in the The San […]

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Comeback Eyed for Pieces of Redevelopment

By   /  March 5, 2014  /  Feature, Project Phoenix  /  Comments Off

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…… local governments could take advantage of the expanded IFDs only “on the conclusion of any outstanding legal issues between the successor agency, the city or county that created the (redevelopment agency) and the state.” Other requirements include audits by the state controller and approvals from the Finance Department.

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Addressing Redevelopment Dissolution Issues

By   /  March 4, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature, General Posts, Project Phoenix  /  2 Comments

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The Sonoma Press Democrat has a four page overview Addressing Redevelopment Dissolution Issues. The article also addresses what may be instituted in the future — infrastructure finance districts (IFD) and how these districts  differ from the defunct RDAs. They require public input for projects  that hold genuine tangible quality-of-life benefits for the residents. This article is worthy of a good read. It’s doubtful […]

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No Magic Tricks for Twentynine Palms

By   /  February 14, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Project Phoenix  /  2 Comments

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There are some magic tricks that just won’t work. Magic will not fix problems long ignored by the the city council. The council’s lack of oversight on run-away spending is not to be remedied by magic.  “Pour over” funds diverted from City Reserves to special accounts, are loopholes that needs to be closed. It’ll take […]

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Who runs this town, Randy Councell or the City Council?

By   /  February 11, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  1 Comment

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I was surprised to receive anonymously these documents that I am about to share with you. Like I have been telling you for years, there is an INN Crowd and then the rest of us. Here is a story in a series of PDF Files. 1. Minute excerpt of the City Council meeting on 12/10/13 […]

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Rats Jumping 29 Palms Ship!

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  Comments Off

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Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- Matt McCleary, the interim Community Development Director hired in 2013,  tendered his resignation to the Twentynine Palms Council.  He has secured employment in the private sector and will be jumping ship in 60 days. No doubt the scathing testimony tying McCleary’s involvement with Phoenix Project by City Attorney, Patrick Munoz, pushed this […]

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Tomorrow!!!

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  Comments Off

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Big Bear Lake gets clock cleaned in RDA Court Ruling

By   /  January 16, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  Comments Off

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The City of Big Bear Lake recently got its clock cleaned in the same court that we are about to have the City of Twentynine Palms be heard on much the very same issues. They lost, as will Twentynine Palms. A great read if you like reading this kind of stuff. This is another in […]

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Munoz sends a reply to the Court.

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  4 Comments

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It took the better part of last evening to read all of the latest declarations and motions in the city of 29′s case against the California Department of Finance. Once again City Attorney A. Patrick Munoz just doesn’t get it. First and foremost while a bond is an “enforceable” obligation to the SA it is […]

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Twentynine Palms drawsback from public safety

By   /  January 8, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  Comments Off

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The least the city could do is offer assurances that public safety is a priority. Twentynine Palms – The city counsel has been very slow in accepting responsibility for public safety. Without County and Base Fire coming to the rescue, 29 Palms would be in deep trouble. The City has de facto shifted its obligation […]

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Dear Joe, an Open Letter to Guzzetta

By   /  January 6, 2014  /  29 Palms, Project Phoenix  /  Comments Off

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Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- Dear Joe Guzzetta, as the City Manager for Twentynine Palms, I want you to know you have been duped and you are going to be stuck holding the bag. It’s normally not my business to comment on the illegal actions by the City of Twentynine Palms spelled out by the Attorney General […]

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