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29 Palm foreshadowing fiscal disaster goes unabated

By   /  March 16, 2014  /  General Posts, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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A crises is described as stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or for worse is determined — setting into motion a turning point. Twentynine Palms is a relaxed Lilliputian city located in the isolated hinterlands of the southern Mojave High Desert. It’s a little […]

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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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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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State Department of Finance corrects Yucca Valley’s Math

By   /  January 1, 2014  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- A letter to the Town of Yucca Valley from the Department of Finance advises the math has been corrected to recover a bond reserve in the amount of $743,203 which was not reflected in the town’s beginning balance in the winding down of the RDA, Redevelopment Agency, and also denied payments of […]

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Oversight Board Returns from Outer Space

By   /  August 20, 2013  /  29 Palms, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Twentynine Palms, CA - For a spell there was a belief the Oversight Board  had been abducted and permanently left the planet. But, now, wherever they were in outer space, they’re back from there. Last Updated Tuesday, 8/20/13 @ 3:35 PM The Oversight Board to the dissolved 29 Palms RDA meets in a regular meeting Wednesday, […]

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Dear Department of Finance,When You Deny Payment (again) Pleeease Say it Like This…

By   /  January 14, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- I hope someone is working on a screen play of the “Wishful Thinking” by the Town Manager, using the guise of “Staff” and making others sign their name on pertinent documents while personally working the deal. There is an interesting letter dated November 14, 2012 requesting certain language be added in the […]

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Department of Finance……”Under Penalty of Perjury and other Criminal Penalties…”

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

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Yucca Valley, Ca,-The Department of Finance is unwinding the 400 RDA, Redevelopment Agencies, by allowing the Towns and Cities to send their claims of ROPS, Recognized Payment Obligations, with some trying to back date the transaction dates and others choosing to tie up the funds by illegal bonding hoping no one is going to notice. […]

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Should Nuaimi be Terminated for Cause? Public Opinion Poll…Cast Your Vote

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

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Yucca Valley, Ca.- OPINION- This is the start of a New Year. Let us move forward to an era of transparency of our local government driven by local Blogs and citizen watchdog reporters. The Town hired Staff need to be reminded they are paid by our tax dollars and work for “We the People.” The […]

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