Re: Scott Nassif and his facts (May 8, 2017)
As I have reviewed more comments made by Mayor Nassif recently, I have come to a better understanding and analysis of his level of his critical thought processes and particularly regarding the acquisition of the Water System. Until recently as part of his quiet silence, I gave him a pass while considering that as a Businessman, he held numerous basic skills sets even though Apple Valley is a very small town and he has lived here a large amount of his life experiences.
I conclude that the Town of Apple Valley is really in a downward performance trend for a number of reasons including:
- It is not only planned, but predicted to be by-passed in the Los Angeles to Las Vegas and further east/west major transportation and economic corridor. Thus it will remain as only a minor bedroom commuter neighborhood because as I have learned over the 17 years I have lived here that the additional 30 minutes to get to the Cajon Pass remain a large impediment to desirability and does not allow Apple Valley to be competitive with other High Desert cities.
- The financial deficiencies will continue to become even more potential implosives for Town Governance going forward in the near-term. Several key staff members have left and I can understand that more are being planned, particularly in coming weeks as the Budget is being developed --- so June public comment may be very key also.
— Al Rice, Apple Valley