29 PALMS CITY COUNCIL NAMES PLANNING COMMISIONER IN SHORT SESSION

In its shortest meeting in recent memory, the Twentynine Palms City Council, its numbers reduced to a bare quorum in the absence of Jay Corbin and Cora Heiser, filled the vacancy on the Planning Commission, and dispatched the rest of its agenda without much discussion. Dan Stork peers through the

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TNPCC MEETS IN SMALL YET DIVERSE MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council has a small, yet diverse agenda for its July 22 meeting. Dan Stork previews the topics…

The first order of business at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting on July 22 is a public hearing on confirming the assessment for the coming year, and hearing

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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD OPENS MONDAY

The candidacy filing window for the November elections is about to open. Reporter Dan Stork tells office hopefuls that they can do it online…

The period for filing to be a candidate for public office in the November 14 election opens July 14 and closes August 8. If no incumbent

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STATE SAYS TWENTYNINE PALMS HAS TO GIVE BACK $2 MILLION

The State Controller’s Office has decreed that a loan repayment of $2.1 million by the Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency to the City was inappropriate and must be repaid to the RDA’s Successor Agency, a move that the City says is un-Constitutional. A press release from the City states that the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION EYES PROPERTY AT LEAR AND THE HIGHWAY FOR AMBULANCE

A special meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council has been called for 10 a.m. (this morning) July 3, at City Hall. It will be a closed session meeting, to discuss a parcel of property on Twentynine Palms highway across from the Lear Avenue intersection, south of the highway. The

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LOCAL COUNCIL FILINGS START JULY 14

It promises to be a crowded field for the November 4th elections for Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork tells what prospective candidates must do to participate in the campaign… Twentynine Palms City Clerk Cindy Villescas described to local media the steps that she and prospective City Council candidates

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PLANS A MEETING TO PLAN A MEETING

Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for improvements on National Park Drive, featuring metal sculptures by artist Ricardo Breceda, the Twentynine Palms City Council moved to City Hall, where they planned a meeting whose purpose was to plan a meeting. Reporter Dan Stork explains, and relates what else transpired…

Metal sculptor

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: WATER DISTRICT MEETING & REDEVELOPMENT LITIGATION

At tonight’s City Council meeting in Twentynine Palms, a request by the Water District for a joint meeting returns to the agenda, as does litigation over the dissolved Redevelopment Agency. Reporter Dan Stork says that a ribbon cutting, Planning Commission issues, and aid to local businesses will be treated before

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RIBBON CUTTING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS NATIONAL PARK DRIVE TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a ribbon cutting tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 p.m. midway down National Park Drive, on the center median across from the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The ribbon cutting will celebrate completion of the National Park Drive improvement project, which consists of new curbs, gutters, and

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY MANAGER ANDY TAKATA IS INTERIM TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER

“Three” proved to be the charm for the Twentynine Palms City Council at its regular meeting last night. Dan Stork explains why, and reports that a familiar figure will be filling the post of interim city manager… After celebrating the remodeling of the Senior Center with an open house before

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: CITY MANAGER, ART ADVISORS, A DRAFT BUDGET AND MORE

An interim city manager, or a contract for city manager services? — That’s one decision facing the Twentynine Palms City Council. Dan Stork says that bid rejections, real estate acquisition, and more, is afoot… The consent agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting on June 10 includes the rejection

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TODAY

In a continuation of its May 19 special meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special, closed-session meeting at 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 9. The sole item on the agenda is to discuss the appointment of an interim city manager, following interviews conducted by Dan Mintz and Jay

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PUTS OFF THE WATER BOARD

After sharing what they felt they could about the firing of City Manager Joe Guzzetta, the Twentynine Palms City Council went on to current business. Reporter Dan Stork says that included a request by the Water District, and a decision about the post of Development Director… The first discussion item

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TRIES TO EXPLAIN THE EXPLANATION OF CITY MANAGER FIRING

Members of the Twentynine Palms City Council devoted a portion of their regular meeting to explaining why they weren’t explaining their decision to fire City Manager Joe Guzzetta, and to hinting at what they wouldn’t explain. Reporter Dan Stork draws the lines for you to read between… At the beginning

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: WATER BOARD MEETING, HIRING ON THE AGENDA

A potential discussion with the Water District and hiring a Community Development Director are among the items before the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork previews those items and the rest of the agenda… The first scheduled discussion of the Twentynine Palms City Council at its May 27 meeting

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL DEFENDS MANAGER FIRING, HEARS OF LACK OF CONFIDENCE

In a continuation of the meeting in which City Manager Joe Guzzetta was fired, the Twentynine Palms City Council listened to residents, and decided on a course of action. Reporter Dan Stork was there and describes some unhappy citizens… The Twentynine Palms City Council heard public comment, before they withdrew

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TO APPOINT INTERIM CITY MANAGER TODAY

A reminder for Twentynine Palms residents: The Twentynine Palms City Council will re-convene its meeting of last Tuesday—at which it fired City Manager Joe Guzzetta—at 5 p.m. Monday May 19. Monday’s meeting will start with a closed session on the appointment of a City Manager, and will follow with an

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRES THEIR CITY MANAGER, WHAT’S NEXT?

Now that the City of Twentynine Palms has fired its city manager, what is the city’s next move? Reporter Dan Stork reports that there will be a meeting Monday night, and also describes Guzzetta’s reaction and financial settlement… In the wake of the surprise firing of City Manager Joe Guzzetta

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IN A LATE CLOSED SESSION, TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER JOE GUZZETTA FIRED

In a move that took many by surprise, the Twentynine Palms City Council let City Manager Joe Guzzetta go last night. After the regular Council meeting, the council went into a late final closed session. When the results of actions at that session were revealed at 10:55 p.m., as per

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: REAL ESTATE, DEVEOPMENT CODE, AND NEXT YEARS BUDGET

A wide-ranging Twentynine Palms City Council meeting started with the topic of invocations, and went on to real estate matters, Development Code policy, and next year’s budget. Reporter Dan Stork has details… City attorney Patrick Munoz opened the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting with an update on the Supreme Court

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