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Dear Yucca Valley Chamber… About Those Texts

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  yv feature  /  4 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce “rescinded” my membership six months ago violating the terms of  their bylaws YV Chamber Bylaws and not citing any reason for their action. At that time, Jennifer Collins was the President of the chamber and concocted a slanted survey consisting of only 14% of the total […]

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Lombardo says “I’m Entitled!”

By   /  August 7, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Mayor pro Tem Robert Lombardo, the Yucca Valley Town Councilman to face a recall by the citizens, has just provided another reason he needs to step down from the dais claiming he is entitled to receive his benefit package which was higher than the other council members. This is the same councilman […]

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Tab Berg: Citizens Want to Vote on any Public Subsidy

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Sacramento, Ca.,- According to a recent poll conducted by Tab Berg, “The results were clear: nearly 80% of the public wants their voices to be heard, they want to vote on any deal that includes any form of public subsidy.” Tab Berg of Tab Communications was the consultant hired by the Yes on Measure U […]

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FPPC Complaint by Humphreville against Councilman Leone Tossed Out!

By   /  March 15, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  4 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Planning Commissioner Timothy Dean Humphreville filed a misconduct complaint against Town Council Candidate Robert “Bob” Leone in another attempt to discredit this candidate during his run for office.  Humphreville filed his sworn complaint with the Enforcement Division of the  FPPC, the Fair Political Practices Commission. Humphreville accuses Leone of misconduct during his […]

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City of Ridgecrest Courting Applicants for New Manager!

By   /  March 2, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Ridgecrest, Ca.,- A small rural community north of Yucca Valley with similar demographics has announced they are seeking a new City Manager. The last city manager, Kurt Wilson, left the position after two years on the job for a deputy city manager position in Stockton in August 2012. After several attempts in the past 5 […]

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Nuiami tells Gary what he said, …. “was small town politics and irresponsible”

By   /  February 21, 2013  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  2 Comments

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Gary, I have appreciated our open lines of communication in the past and the opportunities you have provided the Town to discuss matters affecting the community. I heard your editorial this morning and have the following observations: 1) Bullying Public to Support a Sales Tax: The Measure U election occurred LAST November. Had the Town […]

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Program Cuts Punish Voters

By   /  February 21, 2013  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  8 Comments

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The Yucca Valley Town Council needs to be reminded they represent the people of the Town, not Town Hall. The latest move to cut two Town services that add greatly to the residents’ quality of life and public safety are petty and misguided. The amount of money actually being saved by canceling the swimming program […]

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Are the Yucca Valley Town Council Members Violating Voting Rights?

By   /  February 19, 2013  /  News, Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  10 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- When Council members live in the same area (Sky Harbor) and there is no other representation within the town limits, I strongly feel this may be  a violation of voting rights. The Town of Yucca Valley and the Town Council Council are not allowing any other area within the town limits to […]

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City Audit Reveals General Fund of only $7,600 Cash for Fiscal 2012

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  General Posts, News  /  2 Comments

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Ridgecrest, Ca.-Town and Cities across the state are facing financial woes as they scramble to backfill and borrow internally to close the deficit gaps in their budget.  Following the City of Ridgecrest located north of Yucca Valley in Kern County with similar demographics and a budget of $10 million, their latest audit presentation shows a […]

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Tonight-Yucca Valley Council to Defend Town Manager’s Bloated 3-year Contract

By   /  February 5, 2013  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  2 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.-(Predication)- This evening at the Town Council meeting, four Council members, The Sky Harbor Four, will defend their decision to approve a 3-year contract for Town Manager Mark Nuaimi. His current benefit package is $293,300.00 per year and will be increased to $300,840.00 at the end of three years allowing him more accrual […]

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Measure L Tax Oversight Committee Wrangles with City Attorney

By   /  February 2, 2013  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Ridgecrest, Ca.- Following the progress, or lack of progress of Measure L, a 3/4 cent  for five years General fund tax barely passed last June by the voters of Ridgecrest, may give some insight of what to expect if Yucca Valley passes a General Fund tax.  The demographics of Ridgecrest are similar to Yucca Valley […]

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Measure U Explained-Post Mortem

By   /  January 26, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- On November 20, 2012, the town manager, Mark Nuaimi, presented a surprise PowerPoint  noted on the agenda only as “Town Manager’s Remarks on Measure U.”  Measure U was the 1% increase sales tax for 30 years for the General Fund, which cannot legally earmarked or designated that was defeated by the voters. […]

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Timeline: 2010 Yucca Valley Sales Tax Question

By   /  November 13, 2012  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,-In an effort to document the beginning of a Sales Tax Measure introduced by Town Manager, Mark Nuaimi, I will publish this information for future reference to have an electronic link to the timeline. Nuaimi was hired in June 2010.  Nuaimi Contract 6/17/2010 September 20, 2010- Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce asks this […]

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State to collect sales tax on medical marijuana

By   /  February 25, 2011  /  General Posts, News  /  3 Comments

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California’s tax collectors want their share of the burgeoning medical marijuana business. Los Angeles Times | Business | Feb. 24, ’11 The state Board of Equalization announced Thursday that medical marijuana dispensaries are not exempt from paying sales tax. The decision reaffirms current policy that the selling of medical marijuana involves taxable tangible property, the […]

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