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Twentynine Palms GPAC Jan. 24, Joint Mtg Jan. 31, tentative plans

By   /  January 18, 2011  /  29 Palms, OHV Issues  /  Comments Off

Members of the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) are planning to meet on Monday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. at Twentynine Palms City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road, subject to a quorum being present, to continue their discussions and work on the city’s General Plan Update. Being advised by the City Council on Jan. 11 that […]

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City Council’s Main Event: Joel and Jay

By   /  January 12, 2011  /  29 Palms, General Posts, News, OHV Issues  /  Comments Off

Joel and Jay came out swinging at last night’s city council meeting.  The main event in an otherwise mundane meeting (with the exception of George Croft, but I will get to that.) was the last item on the agenda: G-PAC.  Jay Corbin, the  Captain, is willing to go down with the sinking ship. ( Is it […]

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We’ve got a new Planning Commission

By   /  January 12, 2011  /  29 Palms, News  /  1 Comment

Three new planning commissioners were appointed by the Twentynine Palms City Council at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Longtime local residents Christina Benton, Greg Mendoza, and Steve Whitten will take their seats on the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission when it meets again in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Council Chambers at […]

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I’m quite proud of those 4 guys this evening

By   /  January 11, 2011  /  29 Palms, News, Opinion  /  2 Comments

The General conduct of the meeting: If you believe that I think it is going to be 4 of the most fun years ahead for Cactus Thorns you got to have left Tuesday Nights City Council meeting knowing that for Jerry Jay Corbin it is going to be one miserable next four years. This guy […]

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Baffled with Bullshit

By   /  January 6, 2011  /  Desert Hot Springs, General Posts, News, Riverside Co  /  Comments Off

Promoter Tony Clarke had canceled two previous council dates and on Tuesday made remarks of no substance to the council. Then Clarke rushed away when television and other news reporters sought answers. There is still no date for the festival and no acts lined up and Clarke is not answering phone calls and email. Councilman Karl Baker is not amused.

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Workshops, web survey help county create Vision

By   /  December 29, 2010  /  News, San Bernardino Co  /  1 Comment

The effort to create a vision for San Bernardino County has begun with the launch of an Internet survey and the scheduling of 15 community meetings throughout the county. “Residents, business leaders, and everyone else who has a stake in our county’s future will come together this month to create a vision for our county […]

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New 29 Council Assignments

By   /  December 16, 2010  /  29 Palms, News  /  Comments Off

Twentynine Palms, CA– Council Chambers at Twentynine Palms City Hall was filled to capacity for the changing of the guard at the City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Superior Court Judge Rod Cortez administered the oath of allegiance to councilmembers-elect Jay Corbin, Jim Harris, and Daniel Mintz. Then, selecting new leadership for the […]

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Cook Chronicles #10

By   /  December 16, 2010  /  News  /  1 Comment

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Serving the 65th District A Message from Assemblyman Paul Cook to the People of the 65th Assembly District As I begin my third and final term in the state Assembly, I would like you all to know that I am humbled and deeply honored by your continued support and pledge to continue fighting for you […]

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GPAC: A Ship of Fools

By   /  December 12, 2010  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  2 Comments

The inaugural meeting of the City Council on Tuesday the 14th of December should be a dilly. Along with the installation of the new Council, Jay Corbin is either going to give us a lesson in how to be a Parliamentarian  or  be disappointed at his lack of control of his fellow council members. I’m […]

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League of Cities Training: What is a City Attorney

By   /  December 7, 2010  /  29 Palms, General Posts, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

The city attorney is a valuable resource to a mayor and city council.  In order to facilitate effective communication between the city council and the city attorney, it is helpful to understand a city’s options in obtaining legal services and what the city attorney’s job entails. This paper is designed to provide mayors and city […]

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Rutherford and Ovitt take Oath

By   /  December 6, 2010  /  News, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

SAN BERNARDINO – Supervisors Gary C. Ovitt and Janice Rutherford began new four year terms on the Board of Supervisors following Oath of Office ceremonies at the County Government Center today. Supervisor Ovitt, who currently serves as Board of Supervisors Chairman, will continue to represent the Fourth District, which includes the cities of Ontario, Chino, […]

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Let’s see if we are going to have Trails

By   /  November 25, 2010  /  29 Palms  /  2 Comments

The General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) for Twentynine Palms will hold its next public meeting on Monday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road. By consensus at its last meeting, GPAC members agreed to extend their meeting time until 9 p.m. and to finish their review and discussion of […]

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San Diego Mayor Talks about eliminating city pensions

By   /  November 19, 2010  /  News  /  Comments Off

Sanders proposes eliminating city pensions – SignOnSanDiego.com If San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has his way, the pensions that city workers collect — and which led to much public angst over the past decade — will no longer exist for most new hires. Sanders said Friday he’ll gather signatures to put a measure before voters […]

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Holding of Two Positions

By   /  November 16, 2010  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

From the pages of the  California Fair Political Practices Commission. This is one of those subjects that two well meaning and learned folks can come to two different conclusions. Nothing in the Political Reform Act1 or its conflict-of-interest rules prevents a public official from seeking or holding a particular position, whether public or private. A […]

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