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District Attorney Investigates City Manager

By   /  February 17, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

Desert Hot Springs City Manager Rick Daniels

RICK DANIELS SAYS CITY COUNCIL IS DISASTER TO HIM | The Riverside County District Attorney alleges Rick Daniels violated the Brown Act that prevents secret government meetings. An investigation is under way. The city manager’s own city email is the smoking gun.

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Enterprise Zone Endorsed Without City Council Approval

By   /  February 17, 2013  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

Desert Hot Springs Mayor Yvonne Parks

Mayor Yvonne Parks recently sent a letter on behalf of the city endorsing Enterprise Zones to send local business out of town. Her city is not in the Zone.

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“So we save $500,000. How much good would that do?”

By   /  December 30, 2012  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  5 Comments

Councilman Scott Matas

Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been paid to planning firms to make studies while shovels sit unused and grass seed goes rotten. Councilman Scott Matas pipes in to help ‘splain things to help people know why there are not enough recreational parks in the city.

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Every Journey Starts With One Small Step

By   /  December 28, 2012  /  News  /  3 Comments

 I began a journey, approximately five months ago, when I signed up to run for a city council seat.  I reached the end of that short journey when the County Registrar of Voters certified the results.  And now as many of you have said, “The real work begins.” I am thankful to all of you […]

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Rain On Parade

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  1 Comment

Santa Claus

In spite of the Grinch opposition the Holiday Parade was an amazing success as thousands lined the streets enjoying the parade made up of 68 entries including three marching bands, attractively decorated floats, equestrian units, car clubs and civic organizations. Hundreds of youth marched and a jolly Santa Claus put a holiday smile on everyone.

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City Manager Sends Biz to Son

By   /  December 16, 2012  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  1 Comment

Ben Daniels Head

Within minutes of city manager Rick Daniels receiving the email soliciting investment in a city business project the city manager forwarded it to his son, Benjamin Daniels using his city computer while working on city time.

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City Falls $3 Million in Hole

By   /  November 17, 2012  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  1 Comment

Desert Hot Springs City Manager Rick Daniels

A city that has been kept in the dark about finances is facing a budget deficit of over $3 million. Despite the fact the city manager specifically said at a recent city council meeting the city is “not spending one penny of reserves” the city manager this week admitted the city would be spending over half the reserves. Numbers don’t lie.

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Together We Will Do Better!

By   /  November 7, 2012  /  Opinion  /  8 Comments

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Dear Voters, Thank you 29 voters! I did not receive the endorsement of the paper or the radio, but as I stated, it was the people’s endorsement that I sought. I am thankful that you did endorse me, and I am willing to work with you to make 29 a better community.  The next few weeks, I will try to […]

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Bad Boy Baker Back in News

By   /  October 10, 2012  /  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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The former councilman and trustee of the Bug Board is ignoring the threat of a $15,000 fine for failing to file financial disclosure statements required for public officials.

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Why the empty seats and no business of the people?

By   /  July 9, 2012  /  29 Palms, General Posts  /  15 Comments

It's not like there is no people's business... Why all the empty seats?

Both the Oversight Board meeting and the City Council meeting has been cancelled. What’s up with this?  The regular Oversight Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday July 11, 2012 has been cancelled. The regular City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday July 10 has been cancelled.   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Tick Tock… Tick Tock….. Throwing a wrench into the works….

By   /  May 23, 2012  /  29 Palms, Project Phoenix  /  7 Comments

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I had pretty much thought that last night would turn out as it did but was pleasantly surprised to hear about Jay Corbin’s vote against the grain. That took some real leadership and I applaud him for being an independent thinker that has evidently thought this whole sordid business out. In doing so he has […]

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Lucky Charm Recall Launched Against Three on Council

By   /  May 11, 2012  /  Desert Hot Springs, News, Riverside Co  /  1 Comment

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“They cleaned up the street crime but swept it under the carpet at city hall. It’s time we cleaned this up – its time for a recall.”

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A $360,600 Dollar Night At 29 City Council

By   /  November 11, 2011  /  News  /  1 Comment

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, it was a love fest for the Action 29 Chalk Fest.  It was the most mentioned topic of the evening.  I was beginning to wonder if some kind of magic dust was used in the chalk,  or maybe there was a bet on for who could say the phrase “chalk […]

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Councilman Karl Baker Exposed

By   /  September 26, 2011  /  Candidates, Desert Hot Springs, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

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Baker’s exposure of his private life ignited a media frenzy publishing and broadcasting the name of the city across the country and around the world.

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