S.C.S. District Tax Hike!

S.C.S. District Tax Hike!

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Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#1 Jun 3, 2007
If the Managers and the Board did what they were supposed to have done several years ago, our tax hike would not be an issue to bail them out. A need for a Sewer Treatment plant was placed on the Agenda many times and nothing was done about it. Now that the income of sewer fees collected for this have been spent on toys that were not needed at the time, the District, wants the people to bail them out.
If the Treatment plant were in place it would have stoped the moratorium of building and move in.
If I am to pay more taxes, I want my tax money to also go to the replacement of Management, that know what they are doing. We do not need any Manager that is (being groomed or on a contract basis),we need people that know how to run a District! District Board Members, If you can not see this action needed, then it is time for you to step down also and let new planers that is progressive and careing people sit in your seats to have have this Community grow in the right direction. You are studying our fate just as the Salton Sea has been studied. Look at what they want to do it.Is this what will become of our District? We desperatly need new leaders, and a new plan! Are you one of them? If so prove it and do what's right for our COMMUNITIES!
Stop trying to raise our taxes for Bail Money. Will this happen everytime a mis-judgements are made?
worth saving

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#2 Jun 6, 2007
wrenchhand9 wrote:
If the Managers and the Board did what they were supposed to have done several years ago, our tax hike would not be an issue to bail them out. A need for a Sewer Treatment plant was placed on the Agenda many times and nothing was done about it. Now that the income of sewer fees collected for this have been spent on toys that were not needed at the time, the District, wants the people to bail them out.
If the Treatment plant were in place it would have stoped the moratorium of building and move in.
If I am to pay more taxes, I want my tax money to also go to the replacement of Management, that know what they are doing. We do not need any Manager that is (being groomed or on a contract basis),we need people that know how to run a District! District Board Members, If you can not see this action needed, then it is time for you to step down also and let new planers that is progressive and careing people sit in your seats to have have this Community grow in the right direction. You are studying our fate just as the Salton Sea has been studied. Look at what they want to do it.Is this what will become of our District? We desperatly need new leaders, and a new plan! Are you one of them? If so prove it and do what's right for our COMMUNITIES!
Stop trying to raise our taxes for Bail Money. Will this happen everytime a mis-judgements are made?
You Got That One Right! Out of the five board (or bored)members, 3 vote as a clique; 1 never attends, and only 1 has the you know whats to show common sense and try to do what's best for the community, but always gets shot down by the other three. If the Grand Jury won't investigate these people, then they should be voted out of their positions at the first opportunity. Let's get some forward-thinking "leaders" in there.
worth saving

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#3 Jul 11, 2007
If you're really interested in knowing about the total mismanagement of and by the Salton Communities Service District, I suggest you check out this website...www.saltonseawest.co m
It is run by the wife of the only DECENT member of the Board who should be praised for his efforts to do what's right for the community. The other 4 Board members should be subjected to a Grand Jury Investigation. Something really stinks down here and this time it isn't DEAD FISH!
Ms Queenbee - 92275

United States

#4 Jul 24, 2007
wrenchhand9 get a job

Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#5 Jul 25, 2007
Ms Queenbee - 92275 wrote:
wrenchhand9 get a job
Flattery will get you nowhere,thanks anyway but I am employed. Can you guess where? Besides ...I'm rubber your bees wax,what warrants your brilliant deductions and some what childless humor is really astonishing. Afraid of the truth, I persume! Do you rule your hive as well as your thought process, aimlessly? Are you as busy as a bee in other peoples business? Quite the gossiper aren't you.....OOOOOH Stingingly
Uncle Bob

AOL

#6 Oct 3, 2007
wrenchhand9 wrote:
<quoted text>
Flattery will get you nowhere,thanks anyway but I am employed. Can you guess where? Besides ...I'm rubber your bees wax,what warrants your brilliant deductions and some what childless humor is really astonishing. Afraid of the truth, I persume! Do you rule your hive as well as your thought process, aimlessly? Are you as busy as a bee in other peoples business? Quite the gossiper aren't you.....OOOOOH Stingingly
Ok you two! you can speak your mind, HOWEVER, you both need to be respectful to each other. Remember, you are adults and should be setting the example for us young'ens....

Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#7 Oct 3, 2007
WELCOME TO THE FORUMISPHEIR !
Recall Directtor Barrett

AOL

#8 Oct 6, 2007
worth saving wrote:
If you're really interested in knowing about the total mismanagement of and by the Salton Communities Service District, I suggest you check out this website...(deleted stolen website)
It is run by the wife of the only DECENT member of the Board who should be praised for his efforts to do what's right for the community. The other 4 Board members should be subjected to a Grand Jury Investigation. Something really stinks down here and this time it isn't DEAD FISH!
There are two sides to every story… well this one might have 100.
Ever been to a Board meeting? Director James Barrett is a fool. His wife is now running for election and is placing falsehoods and running a very dirty campaign. These people have major mental defects imho and need some help.
Director Barrett thinks he is a lawyer, and spouts legal law in Board meetings. He does not hold a law degree.
Director Barrett turned in the SCSD Board to the Grand Jury it was their Christmas 2006 present to the Community, I have a copy of the letter he sent. Check out the Grand Jury report they found the allegations without merit.
Director Barrett has cost the expenditure of close to $68,000.00 of the PEOPLES MONEY or his frivolous accusations since his election to the SCSD. He has stated in meeting to other directors that if they want their resolutions passed they should let him write them.
Director Barrett was censured by the SCSD Board for his attacks; he has even gone to SCSD employees homes and screamed outside them at the employees. He is behind the “class action law suit” of the Volunteer Firefighters who were let go he says unjustly… how I know that I was approached and asked to join the suit.
Director Barrett is bad for the Community, and bad for himself, he is his own worse enemy. He should resign, get professional help, and take more interest in his incarcerated son in law.
wrenchhand9

Stockton, CA

#9 Oct 8, 2007
All the others should be censured as well. Telling us what we want to hear and not the truth is their policy.
Behind the door policy makeing is illeagle. The District has spent more money on cover ups or pet projects that only do themselves good.
NEW BOARD, NEW MANAGEMENT NEEDED. If you only knew half the stuff I know you would think twice at whose right and whose wrong. We need the upset of Board Policy.
SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#10 Oct 12, 2007
Hey Imari ...I mean "Recall Director Barrett" you forgot to write the part about the district spending $12,000 in lawyers fees to try to shut down www.saltonseawest.com because they (directors Butler, Palmer, and Rouhe) didn't like the verifable facts that are on that website.

I guess the 1st Amendment doesn't mean much to you. I wonder if your candidate husband John Kariotis has the same mindset of censorship that you appear to have?

And i bet you think that my "frivolous accusation" about the district imposing an illegal $18,000,000 Developer Impact Fee was without merit also....well to date almost half of the money collected from this illegal fee has been refunded to the people that paid it, I bet it's not frivolous to them.

And if the readers would like read Candidate Torri Barrett's campaign stance go to www.torribarrett.com
Imari Love

AOL

#11 Oct 12, 2007
You know Jim go take your meds and stop being paranoid.

As for John Kariotis, he is his own person, has his own thoughts and ideas. so go and read those if you haven't. Http://www.jkariotis.info

I'm my own person... and it's my opinion your a fool and dangerous for the Westshores Residents. But thats only my opinion... it might resonate with others but I'm not sure... but I'd sign a recall petition on you.
SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#12 Oct 13, 2007
Imari, went to your husbands campaign website (John Kariotis)....seems to me that his statements are generalities. One would think that a candidate would actually put some possible answers to the areas problems on the website. Guess he doesn't have any answers....just the same old normal types of glad face political statements and cliche's.

What do you stand for Candidate Kariotis?

What do you propose to do to solve the areas ills?

Raise taxes? Cut services? Condone incompetence?
Imari Love

AOL

#13 Oct 14, 2007
Come ask him at the debate Jim.

BTW your not a Director unless the Board has told you to act as one per a vote or when your sitting on the dais with the rest of them...

But you seem to make up your own set of rules as you go along.
SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#14 Oct 15, 2007
FYI Imari

Government Code says -

61045.(a) A majority of the total membership of the board of directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(b) The board of directors shall act only by ordinance,resolution, or motion.

There is not anything in the code that says an individual director cannot disemminate information to the public (as long as it is not confidentual), or to gather information. What I do to educate myself about district business IS MY JOB as a director, it involves talking to people and giving out information and my opinion and or advice.

You really need to get a grip on the fact that you lost the election to me two years ago...get over it already.
SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#15 Oct 16, 2007
The Grand Jury said the allegation was "unsubstantiated". They didn't say the comingling of the sewer construction funds to buy a sewerjet truck that sewer maintenance uses didn't happen, just that the charge was "unsubstantiated"

The original agreement between the original developers and the district created the sewer construction fund for installing a sewer system and treatment facilities and not for the daily maintenance of those facilities.

In 2005 the voters reitterated this by passing Ordinance 2005-1-1.

Nevertheless management with the Board turning a blind eye to the situation, is allowing the sewer maintenance department to use the sewer jet that was bought with sewer construction funds.

This violates 2005-1-1 and is a breach of the contract with the developers who paid into the sewer construction fund.

One doesn't have to be a lawyer to figure out these facts
Imari Love

AOL

#16 Oct 17, 2007
*shakes head*

My father told me not to fight with an unarmed opponent. I will not answer to your banter any further Jim.

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