What the Town (and Yes On F campaign) leaves out of the news of Liberty’s 2016 Financial Report:
In a Facebook Live interview with the Daily Press’s Matthew Cabe, Mayor Nassif — representing the Yes on Measure F campaign — suggested that the Council would look at challenging the results if Measure F loses.
The Town of Apple Valley paid the Former Finance Director for the City of Flint hundreds of thousands of dollars for an “independent” financial analysis of Measure F, the $150 million bond associated with their attempted eminent domain takeover of their private water company.
Last week, the Yes on F campaign placed large signs throughout the Town — but failed to disclose properly who the signs were from, in clear violation of FPPC regulations.
4 out of 10 market reports endorsed by the Town were written by or contributed to by John Husing
Apple Valley Assistant Town Manager for Finance Marc Puckett made a presentation to the Town Council on April 25, regarding the feasibility of acquiring Liberty Utilities. As usual for Mr. Puckett, his presentation contains numerous errors. Liberty Utilities here corrects some of them.
By Dr. Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D.
[I]f the Town condemns Liberty Utilities Apple Valley by eminent domain, higher water rates for Town residents are a virtual certainty for decades to come. If the goal of acquiring Liberty Utilities Apple Valley is to charge lower water rates, then the effort should be abandoned because that goal is not a feasible outcome.
By Kerry Henard
“Sure,” you say, “parts of Apple Valley are not going to be improved because we live in a rural area.” OK, so let’s look at the Town’s crown jewel, The Village. Businesses in The Village pay additional taxes by virtue of being in this area, and Mayor Scott Nassif and Councilman Larry Cusack each own businesses in this area. This is as good as it gets in Apple Valley.
The Daily Press had a story recently where the Town of Apple Valley’s Finance Department — lead by former Flint, MI Finance Director Marc Puckett — received a financial reporting award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
Mr. Puckett has a long history with this award.
By Kerry Henard
Kerry meets Rudy, who rides his wheelchair on Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley every day.