…. BARTERING MUNICIPAL FAVORS
Santa’s best gift to local citizens/taxpayers is the Public Records Act.
In yet another unseemly (if not illegal) display of municipal misconduct, a City of Wildomar official has offered to waive a $40 fee for CPR training to a vendor who provides maintenance services to the City of Wildomar, in exchange for being a sponsor of last December’s Breakfast With Santa event.
In an email from Wildomar’s Community Services Director, dated November 15, 2012, to PV Maintenance, who contracts with the City of Wildomar for maintenance services, the following:
“Joe, I want to check with you to see if you’d be interested in being one of our sponsors for our 11th annual Breakfast with Santa December 14. Funds will be raised to purchase CPR mannequins for residential classes we conduct quarterly.
I would also like to extend an invitation to any of your employees to take a free CPR course on Wednesday, December 5 from 9 AM-12 PM. I will be hosting a class for a few of our staff and residents and still have availability.”
Please click on the following link to confirm the usual charge for CPR course:
In his responsive e-mail on November 16, 2012, Joe Garza, of PV Maintenance, stated the following:
“We’d be happy to help sponsor your event, please send over any info!
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the CPR class. I still have some (employees) that need to get their certificates renewed. I’ll check our schedule next week & see if we can send one or two.”
Once again, for the record, City Manager Gary Nordquist has agreed to look into this and take appropriate action to prevent its recurrence.
Comments may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming soon to Wildomar:
Eggstravaganza, March 23, 2013. (Hopefully no one is cooking, or bartering for, these eggs!)
The silliness continues.