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SB Sentinel: Persistence Pays Off for 29 Palms

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  29 Feature, Feature, Project Phoenix  /  8 Comments

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Persistence Pays Off For 29 Palms In Fight With State Over RDA Funds   SB Sentinel.com-May 2014- The city of Twentynine Palms’ intrepid foray to the forefront of California cities challenging the redevelopment agency-shuttering legislation passed by the state of California in 2011 has paid off, with a court ruling last month that overturned the […]

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Questions for the Phab Project Phoenix Pholks

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  29 Palms, Opinion, Project Phoenix  /  Comments Off

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Twentynine Palms, Ca.,- Just curious folks.  I attended the early outreach meeting years ago about Project Phoenix. I asked about the sewer system the city was going to install at “no cost to the surrounding businesses” in the project and asked about the associated maintenance costs.  I was told by ex-City Manager, Richard Warne, the […]

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Councilman Dawn Rowe will Not Seek Re-election

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Yucca Valley  /  2 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- This evening, there were many agenda items presented to the Town Council and all were treated as action items calling for a Motion, Second and Roll Call Vote including information only or updates to “Receive and File.”  Town Attorney Lona Laymon said there was legislation effective this year and until there was […]

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It’s going to be one hell of a week for Twentynine Palms

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  News, Opinion  /  3 Comments

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This week we should find out if the City of Twentynine Palms will prevail in its lawsuit with the State of California‘s Department of Finance. In the next couple of days we are going to have it made crystal clear after three years of bull crap, and a year of maneuvering to get this to […]

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Senior Housing Scam Pressing for Urgent Cash Advance

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Town Council will meet this Tuesday at 6pm in the Community Center to review Staff’s proposal to approve an “advance” to C.O.R.E., CORE Renaissance, the developers of the Senior Housing fiasco. The January 21, 2014 agenda states CORE is requesting this urgent need for an advance citing cash flow problems.>Agenda see […]

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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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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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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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The House of Cards collapses as 29 Palms prepares for Court

By   /  January 1, 2014  /  Feature, Opinion, RDA  /  6 Comments

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It is obvious the local paper husbands a complete bunch of morons and propagandists. Unable to deviate from the party line, their recent glowing article about the revival of Project Phoenix was, I assume, based upon their heads stuffed so far up the ass of the city, they were unable to get oxygen to the […]

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Yucca Valley “Land Barons” Carve Up Spoils

By   /  December 4, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Large property owners, Yucca Valley Land Barons, are involved behind the scenes with changes created by the General Plan update setting aside special areas to benefit their properties such as high density housing and “SPA” Special Policy Area overlays of yet-to-be-determined-or-spelled-out criteria. Adding to the shift of increased benefits/value, the Hi-Desert Water […]

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Citizens Stuck Paying for Hwy 62 Widening Costs?

By   /  November 7, 2013  /  Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- A small town with a small town attitude fails to help businesses coming into Yucca Valley or survive these hard economic times, unless you are a BFF of Staff.  The lack of notification and recent bad timing of installing the medians is cutting into businesses sales and will impact their bottom line […]

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Morongo Basin: The Redistribution of RDA Funds

By   /  July 20, 2013  /  San Bernardino Co  /  1 Comment

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California redistributes $4 billion in redevelopment funds Capital Alert | July 18, 2013 The erasure of California’s local redevelopment agencies and the redistribution of their revenues and assets resulted in nearly $4 billion in payments, according to a new report from the state Department of Finance. K-12 schools and community colleges received about $1.5 billion […]

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Alleged cover up, SB RDA implicated

By   /  June 7, 2013  /  San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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SAN BERNARDINO  SUN  | By By Ryan Carter  -  Former San Bernardino RDA official sues city The city’s former chief financial officer for its now-defunct Redevelopment Agency has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging she was fired in an attempt to thwart her reporting of corruption at City Hall. In her lawsuit filed in San Bernardino Superior […]

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League of California Cities, a friend or foe of the public?

By   /  March 22, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

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COMMENTARY The ordinary residents of the Morongo Basin are freedom loving people who want local government and public official to conduct the people’s business in the open. They believe in the creed that public officials are public servants. And that transparency is an essential aspect of a free people. Yet, the League of California Cities […]

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