As you might know, a recent ruling by the Riverside County Superior Court included an order by the Court which confirmed an important allegation by the Alliance for Intelligent Planning that the City of Wildomar was operating contrary to their own Housing Element.
As a result, the Court has ordered the City to hold additional Public Hearings and address the deficiencies. It appears that the City of Wildomar lacks legal authority to arbitrarily convert valuable commercial property (which the city needs to survive economically) into hyper- high-density apartment projects. In fact, it is reported that the City has been trying to force developers to put more apartment units onto their projects than even the developer’s desire, as this City is apparently driven by Mello Roos tax revenues . Fortunately, those developers refused to be bullied by the City of Wildomar.
In addition, because of the Court ruling in the favor of Alliance for Intelligent Planning, their legal counsel is entitled to recover the legal fees and costs incurred in order to bring this to the Court’s attention. Rather than present his entire array of legal invoices, legal counsel has agreed to settle for a lesser amount, a total of $120,000, which amount the City Council of Wildomar has apparently agreed to pay.
For the record, despite the allegations by Wildomar Mayor Ben Benoit and local blogger, Joseph Morabito, through the pages of his sycophantic blog, the Wildomar Crap, that Alliance for Intelligent Planning signatory and titular head, Sheryl Ade somehow receives a portion of that $120,000. For the record, Sheryl Ade did not receive any remuneration for her public service in bringing the successful litigation.
Small minds apparently cannot comprehend the concept of public service for the larger good. In the case of the Alliance for Intelligent Planning, Sheryl represents a number of Wildomar residents who support her and prefer anonymity in order to avoid civic retaliation from the city’s vindictive forefathers and foremothers.
In the Oak Creek Canyon matter, despite a settlement agreement that includes appropriate testing for chemical contamination on the proposed instruction site, the developer’s legal team is continuing to stall in their performance of appropriate testing previously agreed to.
As a result, the developer will soon find himself back in court as the plaintiffs seek enforcement of the settlement agreement. Apparently, the developer does not want his Oak Creek Canyon project to become known as Autumnwood II, when the presence of chemical contamination from the Farm’s obsolete urine and feces spray field is likely to be confirmed by testing.
On a more pleasant note, I can confirm that I have completed the first draft of my Vietnam memoir. After another pass through the manuscript to make corrections, I will submit it to the U.S. Navy Information Command so that they can review it and provide guidance as to the presence of any classified information, especially as it relates to survival school.
Once I have passed that procedure, I will upload it and self-publish it, likely through Amazon , making it available to whomever has an interest in it. The previously unpublished content will explain why I am not a fan of abusive senior noncommissioned officers , such as the alcoholic Navy Chief Petty Officers, that I had the personal displeasure of having to serve under.
In the meantime, until the public at large becomes curious about the real reasons behind repetitive litigation that arises from questionable City-Council approved development, the City of Wildomar will continue to be turned into an apartment jungle, bearing no resemblance to the original Vision for the City of Wildomar.
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