Newsletter #2, April 24, 2022
LAFCO postponed, Cemetery makeover, Housing Element rejected and more
Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter as The Desert Trumpet.
Report assessing City takeover of 29 Palms Water District was due March 9
Sources have told the Desert Trumpet that the LAFCO1draft report on the potential consolidation of the 29 Palms Water District, the Cemetery district and Desert Heights under the City of 29 Palms has been postponed. The postponement was…
Working with residents "restores my faith in humanity" says new general manager
Did you know Twentynine Palms has its own public cemetery?
It does and it's no stranger to scandal. The two previous managers were arrested for embezzlement. Stacey Lee served as manager from 2012 until January 2020 when…
The state has rejected the City of Twentynine Palms housing element
In a Jan 28, 2022 letter, California HCD (Department of Housing and Community Development) requested substantial revisions to the Twentynine Palms housing element draft which the city submitted to HCD on Nov 29, 2021….
"Many can relate to me, my kids are their kids age, I have tattoos, I was one of them and on social media.
Combat veteran and City Council member Steven Bilderain served in the Marines for 20 years, settling in Twentynine Palms while still on active duty. Bilderain first ran for office in 2016 when the Council elections were “at large” making him the 2nd most…
Close of escrow possible in May / June
29 Palms Community Development Director Travis Clark has confirmed the receipt of a pre-application for the development of a 218 acre parcel bordering Joshua Tree National Park in Indian Cove. The parcel, which is zoned RL5, has abundant native…