Wildomar City Hall/Developer Lose Round…

March 27, 2014


Litigation is much like a 12 round boxing match. Each round can be scored, unless there is a knockout.

Yesterday, in Round 1, the Superior Court judge ruled against  the City of Wildomar political clique and their Developer co-defendant, CV Communities,  dismissing their motions  that would have put an end to the litigation filed by  Alliance for Intelligent Planning (“Alliance”), which argues that  the original approval granted by the County for the now-environmentally-inadequate tract map owned by CV Communities had actually expired.

For the record, if Alliance prevails  in the litigation,  CV Communities can still develop the land that they own. However,  they must  re-start the  application process  from Square One, meaning that they will  be appropriately required  to address all of the  environmental changes, which have naturally  occurred since  their predecessor developer  submitted the  original tract map for approval to the county.

 In most “normal”  cities, where real estate-driven politicians, and their  staff/appointees,  are not so influential, a developer bringing an expired tract map forward  would have  presented an opportunity  for  citizen-centric city officials to require a developer to address,  and improve upon, their proposed project.

In the abnormal City of Wildomar, where you can smell the economic desperation, current and past city staff members  improperly extended the expiration date  of this project, which is the fundamental basis of the current litigation, an issue which remains to be resolved in later rounds.

However,  because of yesterday’s ruling by the Court, there will be no early knockout  by Wildomar City Hall/Developer.

Eventually, in my opinion,  Alliance and the citizens of Wildomar will prevail in this relatively simple legal  matter;  “Is the tract map expired or not? “

Comments can be made to zakturango@excite.com.


“Can’t Figure Out Why…

March 23, 2014

Waiting for further programming by our fearless leader.


How about political incompetence as an elected official?

According to blogger Joseph Morabito, based on a recent  Lake Elsinore /Wildomar Patch blog  his critical thinking skills admittedly need some calibration, as follows:


For example, the following:

1)  Councilmember Moore is primarily responsible for leading the Wildomar  City Council into joining the unaffordable Animal Friends of the Valleys  Joint Powers Authority, at an annual cost in excess of $300,000 over providing  animal control services for itself.

2) Councilmember Moore, as well as Mayor Marsha Swanson were well aware of the  then-ongoing  parks litigation against Riverside County, which produced a  courtroom defeat in 2009 and the resultant loss of a $28 per year  funding source for Wildomar’s parks. Both ignored the public recommendation, by yours truly, to immediately  place a “parcel tax” on the very next ballot opportunity. Instead,  Moore and Swanson  had to “hear from the community,” producing a six month delay while they created their Blue Ribbon Commission, which was stacked with politically naive cronies.

This resulted in the unfortunate, and politically lethal, recommendation for a  Mello Roos/Communities Facilities District  in Measure D, which measure  failed miserably in June 2011. As a result of their incompetence, the parks are still closed, at least until April.

If Bridgette Moore was merely a very active private citizen, none of the above would matter.

However, as a prominent member of the Wildomar City Council, her  “leadership”  is subject to the review and “critical analysis”  of any and all of its citizens, including Morabito and myself. 

In Morabito’s case, he wants you to buy a Moorebot T-shirt from his on-line t-shirt link.

Yours truly,  on the other hand, can only offer  thoughtful commentary. 

Go figure.

Comments can be made to zakturango@excite.com.

Rise Of The….

March 9, 2014


While they appear to be human, they are, at best, only humanoid.

They can be recognized by their unfiltered, unmitigated, and thoughtless support of anything proposed or voted upon by the Wildomar City Council, including the recent proposal to make the entire City of Wildomar a “potential annexation area” for Communities Facilities District. 2013-1, a Mello Roos scheme to tax every single property proposed to be built in the future in Wildomar. (Don’t presume for a moment that if the new homes do not provide sufficient revenue, the Wildomar City Council will not  eventually ask existing homeowners to tax themselves.)

 Please click on the link to the City of Wildomar agenda ( (and  scroll down to Page) 4, for context, as follows:


If you want to upload the entire 847 page agenda packet( you should bring lunch, if you do), you will see Appendix A, which shows the entire city’s boundary of Wildomar as being the legal setting for the proposed CFD boundary.

The most verbose versions of the sycophantic  Moorebot can be found in the comment sections of the pages of the Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Patch, where the Rise of the Machines is most self-evident.

Another significant identifier  is the absence of outrage, by any of the Moorebots, especially  the  female-“designated” models, to the  sub-juvenile and unrepentant hand-drawn  cartoon depiction of a breast  cancer survivor, post surgery. In real humans, all women, and most  enlightened men, would demand a public apology by the cartoonist to the victim of his vile creation.

Instead, there is only silence, broken by the metallic hum of electrical activity produced primarily by the internal cooling  fan of each Moorebot.

Comments can be made to zakturango@excite.com.

A New Level Of Silliness…

March 5, 2014

Marsha Swanson Business advice


On Friday past, the City of Wildomar exceeded, in a negative manner, the glory days of  having a goat parade through the City’s halls as  “Mayor for the Day.”

Instead, according to copies of  e-mails just received from the City of Wildomar  in response to my Public Records Act request,  Councilmember Bridgette Moore teamed up with Mayor  Marsha Sequine Swanson to provide  a “tour of City Hall” to a holistic massage specialist  from  another city, apparently representing the Inland Valley Business Community Foundation (“IVBCF”), another  Chamber of Commerce-like group, predicated on previous  tours granted by the cities of Temecula and Murrieta.

According to  an e-mail from  the city’s Administrative Analyst to Mayor Swanson, the following:

“Hi Marsha,

 Ron from the Inland Valley Business Community Foundation has been calling to request a tour of City Hall with you and other members of the organization. He said that he has done this in the past with Temecula/Murrieta. And when I explained our facility was much smaller, he asked, if you would be able to speak about business in Wildomar after the mini-tour. Are you interested in participating?”

 As a result, the original grand “Tour”  was reduced to a “mini-tour,” followed by the inappropriate use of the Council Chamber by Mayor Swanson, according to reports, to make a speech , once again denigrating  citizens of Wildomar  for using the Courts  to  seek redress for the  City Council’s  unrelenting dysfunction in approving  substandard developments.

Comments can be made to zakturango@excite.com.

It appears that these people have no ethical  filters with which to decline to permit the  mis-use of city facilities and city personnel time  simply because someone wants to promote their own business activities.

 According to my sources, the entire function was poorly attended.

 According to the  IVBCF,  “Ron”  appears to be the  organization’s “City Coordinator,-Breakfast  Meetings and Educational Tours. “

 For more information on  “Ron,”  please click on the following link:


It may only be post-Wildomar nostalgia, but I’m beginning to miss the goat.