Apple Valley voters be aware! A financial disaster like Adelanto could be in Apple Valley’s future, and all of us will be forced to pay for it.
According to the Daily Press (3/28/17) the Town of Apple Valley will ask voters to approve Measure F in June to facilitate their takeover of Liberty Utilities Water Company by issuing bonds in the amount of $150 million dollars, payable over 30 years at a rate of 12 percent.
Re: “Apple Valley: Water vote looms after Council’s approval of special election,” Daily Press, 3/10/17 …
It seems to me that the Apple Valley Town Council, in their attempt to produce government regulated revenue, is willing to destroy the town in the process. The town-run golf course comes to mind. What about the revitalization of Hilltop House? The town-run electrical grid? They have their fingers into so many cookie jars that they are unable to turn a profit in any of them. But, the next one will be the winner.
There seems to be an attitude prevalent among the Apple Valley town staff and Town Council that we know what is best for you and the citizenry should be glad they don’t have to think about the water and electricity issue any more.
Yesterday, influential conservative blog The Flash Report published an article which included summaries of the “Flint-Apple Valley Report,” which we released mid-September—sharing these nagging issues with a much wider audience.
At the end of the report, we posed 7 questions to our Town Government officials and Town Council members. Not one of them has been answered.
Instead of answers from Finance Director Marc Puckett, or anyone else in Town Government, we were subjected to defensive, carefully crafted letters to the editor from Council members calling these questions “mean-spirited.”
The questions still matter, and they are still unanswered.
By Greg Sorensen
Liberty Utilities is proud to be Apple Valley’s new water provider.
After over 3,800 registered voters signed a petition to allow for a direct vote on the cost of eminent domain of Liberty Utilities, the Apple Valley just trolled its entire citizenry by placing a counter-measure on the ballot last night — one that effectively places so many restrictions on a public vote trigger, it effectively would never happen.