On March 11, 2020, I attended the morning session of the Town of Apple Valley v. Apple Valley Ranchos Water (CIVDS1600180), in front of Judge Alvarez in Department S-23 of the San Bernardino Justice Center.Continue reading
I have been told that certain Town Council Members have been announcing to community groups that the
Town is doing great in the eminent domain trial. While I have not personally heard the statements, I have been present on various days of testimony at trial. To say the
Town is doing great is misleading.
I attended the morning session of the eminent domain trial by which the Town of Apple Valley seeks to seize the Liberty Utilities water system (Town of Apple Valley v. Apple Valley Ranchos Water Corp., CIVDS1600180), in front of Donald Alvarez in Department S-23 of the San Bernardino Justice Center.Continue reading
On Monday, January 6, I attended another session of the Town of Apple Valley’s eminent domain trial that seeks to seize the Liberty Utilities water system (Town of Apple Valley v. Apple Valley Ranchos Water Corp., CIVDS1600180), in front of Donald Alvarez in Department S-23 of the San Bernardino Justice Center. I was the only
civilian in the gallery, although other supporters of Liberty Utilities have attended on other days. From what I could tell, not a single one of the
outraged citizens who agitated for the Town to take this course of action has yet to make the trip to monitor the case. Thus, what may have once appeared to be public support for this cause has finally been revealed to be nothing more than astroturf ginned up by the Town.
October 7, 2019
I was present for one day of the continuing eminent domain trial (Town of Apple Valley v. Apple Valley Ranchos Water Corp., CIVDS1600180) Thursday morning in front of Donald Alvarez in Department S-23 of the San Bernardino Justice Center, hoping to get a sense of how the trial was going.Continue reading
SAN BERNARDINO — An attorney for Apple Valley’s largest water provider says the town is
unprepared and unequipped to operate Liberty Utilities.
Citizens for Government Accountability is issuing a call for any and all current and/or past residents of Apple Valley to help convince the San Bernardino County Grand Jury to look into what we believe are the many cases of misfeasance and malfeasance by employees and elected officials of the Town of Apple Valley.Continue reading
The Apple Valley town manager was hired in January 2018 with financial expertise emphasized to solve deficiencies; assistant town managers were let go. Today, there is no final budget for 2019-20, missing the legal deadline again for a month+. There also is a Prop 218 legal settlement of $3.15 million including $1+ million in legal fees expense, refusal to make any simple column calculation of monthly treasury reports for $50 million investment values management, no fund balances and no monthly department reports.Continue reading
APPLE VALLEY — The state’s political watchdog agency said the town’s firefighters union violated state election law during its 2016 efforts to support a ballot measure aimed at increasing funding for the fire district.Continue reading
APPLE VALLEY — Residents using the town’s trash collection service will likely see some savings on upcoming bills due to a proposed settlement of a lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleged Apple Valley officials overcharged customers and used some of the excess money to fund other government services.Continue reading