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Newsletter #3, May 8, 2022
STVHRs at Council, LAFCO report, Sewer questioned, Weekend patrols and Lots and lots of land
Welcome to the third edition of our twice monthly newsletter. Thanks for spreading the word — our subscription numbers doubled since our first newsletter!
Short takes and updates:
Increased fines, removal of inactive permits and a cap highlight proposed changes
The revised STVHR ordinance has landed at the 29 Palms City Council and will be presented at a public hearing on Tuesday, May 10.
It’s been almost nine months since the 29 Palms City Council voted against a…
Surfing legend's estate eschews conservation, insists on sale to highest bidders
Desert Trumpet has learned that a single limited partnership, PMD Investments II, L.P. and its two principals, a brother and sister, control 38 parcels of undeveloped land totaling nearly 1000 acres located between Highway 62 and the Joshua Tree …
Need for data pointed out eight years ago
Does The City of Twentynine Palms actually need a mammoth sewer system to protect its water quality? Or is the true purpose of the proposed XXL-sized sewer actually to supercharge city growth?…
Public comment due June 3
The much anticipated LAFCO draft report analyzing the potential takeover of the Twentynine Palms Water District by the City of Twentynine Palms will be published on the LAFCO website on Friday May 13. The report will examine the City along with…
Residents say voice mails go unanswered
Last year, the City of Twentynine Palms hired a private contractor called Southwest Security to handle weekend noise complaints from VHRs. Their officer is on duty from 6pm-2am every Friday and Saturday, patrolling public spaces around town in…