Tuesday, October 20, 2020

• Baxter Village Revised Plot Plan Hotel and MOB, Are You Down With Them?

There is only one item on the October 21, 2020 Planning Commission agenda: Baxter Village Revised Plot Plan Proposal

Before getting into this let me start off with a few housekeeping issues. 

Wildomar Rap's graphic from July 2016.

It's been determined that I live too close to this development (within 1000 feet) to participate in my elected official capacity. Therefore, since I've recused myself from it, I can still weigh in as a resident. 

The second bit of housekeeping is, due to the Brown Act, I suggest that any member of the city council click out now if you're reading this. Also, if you're too stubborn to click out, understand that I am NOT lobbying for you to vote in any particular way. 

Vote how you truly believe any development on the former Brown House property will benefit the community for generations to come. It's not about the council, it's about the community's long term needs.

With that firmly established, let's proceed. 

Back in 2016 a mixed use project was approved (the scoping meeting for this development is covered in a Jan 2015 blog). It included residential and commercial. A total of 66 single family homes, and 204 apartments on the residential side, and 70,000sf of retail. 

So why hasn't any of that been built? 

If you go back and look at every time Baxter Village is mentioned in this blog you'll see that Clinton Keith Village (where the new 7-11 is, and the soon to open Grocery Outlet) was mentioned back in 2016, and they've not been impeded. 

So what's the hang up in that field just to the north of Wildomar Trail? 

I'm sure that there are as many excuses as there are illegal mattresses dumped there, so who knows the real "why" of it all, but... speaking as a resident only... looks like bad business practices to me.

I'm not in the development business, so I probably am missing how going to the trouble of getting a project approved, to then just sit on it, is actually a wiser move than building what was approved on paper.

Best part is, this same company has more than one project in the same 'limbo' status in Wildomar. 

I've asked this before: What are they waiting for... another recession?

Seriously, imagine the profits they would have had if they'd have just developed the properties they control and got on with business. 

But, as I already pointed out, I don't understand the fine art of creating a development on paper, getting the community excited about it, then just having it languish in never-never land instead of pouring concrete and pounding nails.

So much time went by that they needed an EOT (extension of time). Now, because something is amiss in their grand scheme, they've decoupled the project into smaller pieces.

I know that it's just a concept drawing, but talk about a lack of understanding that this is what's presented to the planning commission as what their future Wildomar hotel would look like. Seriously, looks like a big Eff-U to the residents that live anywhere near it, or even those that would drive past it.

The residential portions, which were approved long ago, are NOT on the agenda. They are staying as is. The only change being sought is removing the retail (which at one time was said to include several restaurants) and instead put in a MOB (Medical Office Building) and a FIVE story hotel.

Let me digress for a moment

If you're of the mindset that suggests the land should be left in its "natural state" you're not thinking through this very well. I'm a proud American citizen, and believe in landowner's rights... presuming that they are playing by the rules, which means developing their land according to the local dictates.

The approved project would greatly alter the area. Welcome to real life. Anyone that lives in Wildomar is on land that would have been vacant 130 years ago, and to suggest that your home is ok, but others aren't ok is a waste of everyone's time.

I'm fully in favor of this land being developed. What I'm not in favor of is going off the board, away from the already approved general plan, and seeking to bring something in that is completely out of character for the area.

Do we need a hotel?

Of course we need a hotel. Anyone that suggests driving down to Murrieta, or Lake Elsinore for lodging is acceptable is being ridiculous. I have family that has had to stay in other cities when visiting, and that's embarrassing. 

Not to mention the time that my house was flooded and my choice was to take lodging in Murrieta, or hole up in one of the non flooded rooms. The obvious choice would have been to stay in a hotel in my own town. Yes, we need a hotel.

However, we don't need a hotel in that location. 

The whole point of a planning commission (and then city council review) is to have well planned development, and not some hodge-podge patchwork quilt looking community because out of town developers built willy-nilly as they pleased.

I'd like to see a show of virtual hands of all those involved that actually live in our city... or even in a neighboring city. My guess is that there are few to none that would fit that description.

Do we need a MOB in that location?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like two overly modern buildings plopped right smack dab in the heart of rural Wildomar... no matter how garish and out of place they are. 🙄

I'd like to see the original plan built as was promised back in 2016. Still, I'm a realist and if the right amount of horse trading can be accomplished (where the city feels like we've gotten an exceptional deal), I could envision accepting the MOB... but to me it would need to be pushed much closer to the freeway compared to what I've seen in the drawings.

Ditch the parking along the freeway, and push the MOB snug up against it first, then come talk to me. 

But I'd only agree to that if most of the original retail was included, and slated to be built before the MOB... or at least concurrently.

I just hope that the PC and the CC understand that they are in the driver's seat, and let the applicant come with hat in hand... and not the other way around.

To quote a friend of mine, there's a double whammy by bringing in a MOB and removing retail

Retail generates sales taxes, and with the additional 1 penny per dollar added by 2018's Measure AA that is a significant amount of money.

An MOB costs the city money in emergency services. I don't have the figures with me, and hopefully they'll be part of the staff report at the meeting, but the city saved a large amount of money when Kaiser's Urgent Care left town for Murrieta.

Removing a revenue generator for a something that will cost emergency services funds seems like an easy no vote to me.

How about the hotel?

Hotels can generate TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax), but that's only when a room is rented. I don't have any studies that include Wildomar, but have seen one from Murrieta that suggested we already have enough lodging in the general area as to not support the need for more rooms at this time.

I mentioned earlier that we do need a hotel in Wildomar. One is already approved (without a vendor that is) just north of Cornerstone Church on Monte Vista Drive.

There is another pad that's a perfect location for a hotel and it's not near residential areas. It's just south of city hall, and east of Los Reyes restaurant.

I've been hearing about this location since the day I started attending city meetings back in 2013.

I'm sorry that the developers haven't figured out how to market their approved project after all these years, but their bad business practices burden shouldn't be placed on the community of Wildomar's shoulders to carry. 

What can you do?

If you'd like to have your voice heard (pro or con) about this project I see two options for you.

First, write an email and ask that it be delivered to the city council. It will be coming to the city council in the November meeting. You can ask for it to be distributed to the planning commissioners too, but that window is closing fast.

mbassi@cityofwildomar.org

Second, you can participate with a public comment. The meetings are zoom based at the moment and that means you just need to log on and ask to speak. It's not that difficult, and don't be nervous... we're all neighbors and your views are appreciated. 

The directions for participation can be found at this link.

One last thought about the management group haphazardly piloting this ill fated development

For years they've refused to fence their property which has lead to it being perennially known as Baxter Off Road Track... plus the Baxter Village free dump.

I don't measure if a person is a nice guy by the number of teeth they display in a smile, that measurement is determined by how good of a community member they are in practice.

I've seen no demonstrable reason to categorize them as good neighbors. I get it, they're a business venture and they're there for the bottom line... I just hope the powers that be can also recognize the obvious.

If they were there for the community they wouldn't be seeking to put in a five story monstrosity hotel in that location, that will end up being the sorest thumb sticking out for miles around, and they would have fenced their property like the field immediately to the south did more than 10 years ago.

Oops, I may have gotten a bit opinionated in this blog... but I'm not done... look what's coming next. 😲


Special Bonus Segment

Below you'll find letters from the community that were sent into the planning director. They can be found in the agenda packet. 

I'll remove the letter writer's names because below is a crash course on how NOT to write to people. 

Seriously, whoever wrote this garbage should be ashamed on so many different levels that it's not even funny. 

I've copied and pasted them as they were in the agenda packet.

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Jasmine if you don't live in wildomar. Keep you and your stupid money grubbing ideas that don't even fit this area in San Diego.i personally know several people in wildomar that are real residence here .wildomar elementary ELSINORE Jr hi .elsinore hi 46 + years born and raised .wgo would not welcome you or any of your family members HERE in this community.especially if you do not actually live hear .bug off girl .how EVER if you do live here you were actually born and raised hear you mom and dad are actually real homesteaders here then I st and corrected.BUT A.HOTEL ARE YOU SERIOUS ARE YOU SOME SORT OF ANTI GREEN FREAK WHO ENJOYS DESTROYING BEAUTIFUL OPEN LAND TO BRING MORE DRUG ADDICTS WHO LOCK THEM SELVES IN HOTEL ROOMS DO DO THEIR PERVERTED CRAP WITH UNDERAGED KIDS .YOU MUST HAVE $$$$ SIGNS ON YOU BRAIN.YOU ACTIONS THROUGH YOU IDEAS SPEAK FOR THEM SELVES.YOU HAVE NO REAL INTERESTS. IN WHATS GOOD AND FITS IN HERE

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Hello Mathew.my comment was referring to the Baxter road medical Center and hotel .this is my home I don't mean BORN else were then moved here .this has wildomar people passed off .and I mean pissed off ...hotel bull crap medical center ..this valley has plenty of medical. So the counsel members want to invite added pour air quality .and add more undue and undeserved mental stress due to heavy traffic.some are already exasperated with the bullcrap heavy traffic as it is .when MC donaldss started to prep for their mission. Location. Way back in the day several of the residence. From grand ave and all around the lake sedco wildomar .disruped for months progress on the site .removing survey stakes bench marks elevation hubs Time after time after time popping heavy equip tires time after time.damaging cooling system and hydraulic systems time after time on the heavy equip.removing stake on foundation forms time after time untieing REBAR steel in footings time after time. The dirt work contractor pulled his heavy equipment off the job after spending thousands on tire replacement and replacing cooling system and hydraulic line and hydraulic pumps . who's pocket get lined. IV been in the construction trade well over 40 yrs many of my friends are general contractors and couple are developers .i fully and completely understand the games played pockets being lined disregard for over enveloping the community with reckless disregard for residence peace of mind by creating undue and undeserved mental stress to in tire families from young to old for the sakeOF a greedy for gain MENTALITY.there are many people with their horses and small animal farms . build an EQUESTRIAN center combo comunity center slash spots park instead of a bunch of dam strangers sleeping In a motel driving back and forth all hours of the nite disrupting what peace and quiet wildomar has left. The developer most likely live on a big peace of land .no immediate neighbors nice and peacefull no light pollution. He probably has a little machine that his nanny uses to remove the paper off the toiltel paperrolls then it replaces 100 dollar bills on it so his brat grand kids can wipe their asses with 100 dollar bills after they have a bowel movement.rich money greedy people ruining the natural environmental a DIFFERENT community other than their .people are tired of it can't y'all see the unrest in our country right now massive protests dam liters and rioters.by the hundreds of thousands.wildomar dosent want or need unrest added air pollution added undue undeserved mental stress cause by heavy traffic. I had to use rough language to get this point properly expressed hepe wildomar keep the peace

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Like we don't have enough pour air quality and traffic problems as it is .so bassi how much money is the developer want to line you and your families pocket with.screw the developer and his family members peace of mind AND I MEAN EVERY MEMBER FROM THE VERY OLDEST TO THE VERY YOUNGEST.THEY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT OUR PEACE OF MIND AND MENTAL HEALTH .MORE TRAFFIC WILL ABSOULUTLY CAUSE ADDED MENTAL STRESS TO WILDOMAR RESIDENCE.YOU WANT MAJOR PROTESTS IN OUR PEACEFULL CITY .FINDING OUT WHERE THE DEVELOPERS PRIVATE RESIDENCE IS CAN BE VERY EASY TO LOCATE FOR THE SOUL PURPOSE OF DISRUPTING HIS FAMILIES PEICE OF MIND. AND MENTAL HEALTH .WEEKLY HARASSMENT OF HIS FAMILIES PEACE AND QUIET.LET SEE HOW HE LIKES IT .HOWEILL HIS FAMILY MEMBERS LIKE THEIR PEACE OF MIND AND QUIET DISRUPTED .ASK HIM .HEAVY EQUIPMENT CONTRACTOR WOULD BE AXASTERBATED WITH THOUSANDS IN TIRE REPLACEMENT AND COOLING SYSTEM REPAIR COST AND HYDRALIC REPLACEMENT COST LEAVE THE WILDOMAR PEOPLE ALONE.MR DEVELOPER STAY HOME GO SOME WHERE ELSE

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If I'm wrong, and you think the emails above are pretty cool and make logical and reasonable points... yikes! Seriously folks, it's not that difficult to be nice and treat each other with some dignity while making a cogent point.

If you think I'm a jerk for pointing out the obvious, then put "vote against Joseph" on your bucket list.

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I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.

– Harriet Tubman

Wildomar Rap pulls all weeds except purslane... that's a superfood and tastes pretty good sautéed with onions and garlic in olive oil. Wild mustard too. 


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Monday, October 19, 2020

• City Council Meeting October 2020

Being that I was out of town for this Zoom meeting, and didn't have time directly afterward to write a blog... this edition will be somewhat scant compared to other City Council recaps.

For some reason, Councilman Joseph Morabito appeared to be more orange than President Trump at times. 😁

TOP NEWS FROM THE MEETING

  • New Businesses Ready to Open Shortly
  • Canyon View Park Discussed Again
  • Halloween Laser Show Sold Out

The biggest news, in my estimation, was learning about all the new businesses that are coming to Wildomar.

During EDD Kimberly Davidson's presentation we learned about several new businesses that are getting ready to open. Grocery Outlet (Clinton Keith Village), Dreamy Nails (Clinton Keith Village), All-Star Physical Therapy (Renaissance Plaza), WingStop (Wildomar Square), Accelerated Urgent Care (Wildomar Square), Palm Thai Cuisine (Wildomar Square), Montague Brothers Coffee.

This ownership group is looking to be a solid member of our Wildomar community. 
Located in Clinton Keith Village (where the new 7-11 is located).
Located across from Yellow Basket.
Located between Jersey Mikes and Dunkin Donuts.
Between Angelo's Brick Oven Pizzeria and Taco Bell.
A new family run coffee shop going in next to Los Molcajetes on Palomar.
I look forward to patronizing all the above businesses... save perhaps the urgent care. 😁

Canyon View Park (Pit Park)
Councilman Ben Benoit brought this subject up again. You many remember the 11 year old girl that spoke to the city council back in February of 2019. 


During a public comment, she spoke about the need for a park in her area, and that there was already a shuttered park right there.
"A lot of kids live here and we would love a place to run around and play. It would be really great if you would consider letting us build up this abandoned park into a useable space for us kids to play."           —Indiana Purkiss, February 13, 2019
There are no promises, and all good things in a city will cost money, but the first exploratory steps are being taken to see if anything can be done with this site for the betterment of the neighborhood and community. 

Of course there were plenty of other items discussed, but I suggest that you watch the video of the meeting to take them in... other than the city's Halloween event being sold out (though the cost was gratis).

There will be two showtimes for the Halloween laser light show that will accommodate about 80 cars each... but if you didn't get your tickets already, it's too late for this year. 
Perhaps there will be a way to live stream this on the city's Facebook page?

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“Be curious, not judgmental.”

– Walt Whitman

Wildomar Rap has mastered what the cat hasn't... not being curious, and hasn't lost the ability to be judgmental when necessary.


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Sunday, October 11, 2020

• Fire At Corydon and Grand

Up close look of the fire fighters soaking the premises.

The fire at the old home near the corner of Grand and Corydon was called in around quarter till 10am Sunday morning, and was witnessed by many passersby where the house was fully engulfed. 

I watched as fire crews used chainsaws to cut back the trees/shrubs that grew all over the front of this house.

Removing some of the vegetation that covered the house.
Mayor Pro-Tem Bridgette Moore was on scene within minutes since she literally lives around the corner. She alerted the city staff to lend a hand when it came to who may have lived there.

Grand was blocked from Wells to Corydon for a couple of hours.

Without getting into particulars, this property has been on code enforcement's radar for years. I imagine it was quite a sight when the Almond trees were still full of life, but when I moved here in 2001 it seemed that half were already dead. You can see in a wide angle shot that some of the long dead almond trees had been cut down and cleared away.
The masonry portion of the home remained up. 

The fire department did a secondary search for human remains and found nothing. I was told that before the fire department was finished the owner came walking up (good news) which will negate the need for RSO to return after the location once things have cooled with a cadaver dog.

A wide angle view.


Thursday, October 8, 2020

• Better Know a Candidate: Bridgette Moore

I want to state at the outset this edition of "Better Know a Candidate" that it will be different from others for two reasons. 

First, due to Covid19 (and my loathing of transcribing) this was done through email. Usually I sit down with the candidate and chat for an hour.

August Blog Regarding This Race

The second reason it'll be different is due to this little thing called "The Brown Act".

Since Bridgette Moore and I are already on city council, I can't ask her about specific items that could find their way to a city council agenda.

If endorsements matter, Bridgette Moore has been endorsed by Wildomar Rap.

 WR  How did you arrive in this area?
 BM  My husband and I were looking for a house to purchase and the last house our realtor took us to was our home in Wildomar. Because I moved a lot as a child and I wanted a place to call home and we have been able to put our roots down in Wildomar. Our son was only a year old when we moved to Wildomar in September 1998.

 WR  Having served for many years and knowing what responsibilities come with the seat, what are some aspects that many voters may not be aware of? The things you do in the name of the city outside of city council meetings?
 BM  
Each councilmember represents the city on various regional boards. Since October 2019, I’ve been the Chairwoman for the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA). I’m the representative for the Southwest Communities Financing Authority (SCFA) for the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) for the animal shelter in Wildomar. 

I’m, also, on the LEUSD 2x2 committee where two councilmembers and two school board members meet to discuss mutual issues and concerns.
Bridgette hosting The State of the City event when she was Mayor in 2016.


 WR  You've been on council for 12 years now. Initially you were not going to run, what changed your mind? 
 BM  I started volunteering for our community in the year 2000 and after 20 years, I thought I would be ready to be done but then the pandemic hit. I felt this wasn’t a good time for a change in leadership. We need experienced leadership to guide our city, residents and businesses out of this pandemic safely.  I love serving our community. 
Bridgette, along with one of Dustin Nigg's daughters, placing a wreath at the Memorial Day event in the past. 

 WR  What is your day job?
 BM  I work in the treasury department for a mortgage lender. I’m at the end of the home buying process and my department wires the mortgage funds to the settlement agent. On a daily basis, I’m responsible for all cash management of the company, which is more that our entire city budget.

 WR  Wildomar has changed considerable since the freeway was built in the mid 80s, what is your approach to balancing the rural areas of Wildomar with the areas that aren't rural.
 BM  Our residents desire options for the type of housing that they want to live in and the city needs to balance these needs.  Last Saturday, I met with a local realtor and all her calls are for families that want larger lots and “breathing room.”  

Bridgette serving the campers after the 2019 campout in the park event.
We are rural and our community desires that lifestyle. However, we do need to provide amenities, shopping and restaurants and those types of developments shall be placed in the appropriate areas. District 4 has many ranches and large lots and my desire is for it to stay that way.

 WR  The topic of term limits comes up often, and for every level of elected office. What are your thoughts on the subject in general, and for Wildomar in particular?
 BM   For higher offices, I wouldn’t be opposed to term limits but not for local municipalities.  We do receive a stipend of $400.00 a month which basically covers your gasoline and expenses at various events. 

If the voters like the way they are being represented and want to reelect a resident, then that is democracy. It goes the same for voters that want a change and they elect a different person. Theoretically, we do have term limits because it is up to the voters to decide who they want to represent them.
As it's been said many times before, there is far more to the job of being on city council than city council meetings. Here you see Bridgette in her "ambassador of the city" role, donating her time at an event at Wildomar Elementary.


 WR  What are your top three concerns for Wildomar?
 BM  My top three priorities are: Roads. Wildomar has over 120 centerline miles of paved roads to maintain. We, also, have 50 centerline miles of dirt roads. Although, many of our dirt roads were not accepted for maintenance we need to figure out a solution that addresses these types of roads.  We just finished a paving maintenance project on 11 streets under the City Pavement Management Program. As soon as the project was finished, staff started working on the next batch of streets. As soon as the planning for the next batch is ready, I will get that information out to our citizens. And after that batch, will be the next batch and we won’t stop. 

Next is Economic Development. The council just approved a study to be completed by Kosmont. This study is an assessment of our community and will identify which businesses would be a good fit here in our city and for the region. With the addition of Kimberly Davidson, our first economic development director, and this study, Wildomar is positioned to attract new businesses, which in turn creates local jobs and increases our tax base that can be used for more services for our residents.

The next issue is litter and illegal dumping. Through various organizations, I have picked up litter in our city for years but in July, it really turned into a concentrated effort.  This effort has turned into a movement with volunteers coming out to help in their community.  I want to take these efforts even further and create a Beautification Committee.  This new committee would encourage input from our residents and expand participation. I would love to add some “art” to our roadways and have the utility boxes wrapped. 

This Committee could organize community projects and seek sponsorships. Along this line, we are seeing an uptick in illegal dumps and we need patrols, cameras and prosecution to stop these dumps. Over the past few months our staff has been picking up 5 to 10 illegal dumps a week! This has to stop.

 WR  You have long been part of many groups in Wildomar, for those that don't know you, give us an idea of the things Bridgette Moore has been part of during your time here and how that's benefitted the community. 
 BM  I first started volunteering to bring parks back to Wildomar. When we moved here the parks were open and a year later they closed. Myself and many residents fought for 7 years and our parks reopened. Meanwhile there were annexation attempts and I joined the Wildomar Incorporation Now (WIN) committee. I volunteered for 5 years for WIN. Not many people can say they helped a city to incorporate. 

One of the best ways to see our residents doing great things in our community, is to volunteer or join our local nonprofits. My son was in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and my husband volunteered as Cubmaster and Scoutmaster, we were a Scouting family. I have assisted with many Eagle Projects and Girl Scout Gold Award Projects.

I’ve been a member of the Elks Lodge for 13 years and I was awarded the 2019 Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award. 

Since my grandfather served in WWII, I’m egible to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary. I’ve been a member for 8 years and I’m the current Auxiliary Treasurer.

Bridgette Moore and Jana Vicario, donating their time to wrap Christmas gifts for underprivileged families at the VFW.

Soon after Cityhood, our residents wanted a Rotary Club and I am an inaugural member and the current President for the Wildomar Rotary Club.

Because my father passed away from pancreatic cancer and my mom is a survivor, I volunteer for American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Also, I’m a member of the Friends of the Wildomar Library, advisory council for Dresses & Dreams and the Co-Secretary for Cops For Kids.

I support our businesses and attend Chamber events, mixers and actively promote our businesses.

In 2009, I was awarded Community Volunteer of the Year
In 2012, I was awarded Citizen of the year.
Over the years Bridgette has helped immeasurably with local youth.

 WR  Any last thoughts you'd like to get to the voters?
 BM  It has been my great honor to represent our residents in District 4 and all residents via regional boards. 
Whether it is a question or a complaint, I do assist residents from all over our great city and I think I’m tagged on Facebook just about every day! 

I’m easily accessible and post my cell phone and email address constantly so that residents can contact me to discuss their issue. I meet with residents in person or on zoom, whichever is more comfortable for them. I’ve known for being responsive to our residents. 

My city cell is 951-219-0951 and my personal cell is 951-440-6796 and city email bmoore@cityofwildomar.org or bridgette@mooreforwildomarcitycouncil.com
My passion is serving our community and I appreciate your support. 

Please vote Bridgette Moore for District 4.

At Marna O'Brien park with The Beatles tribute band. Oddly, I've actually heard some of her opponents supporters badmouth park events, and I haven't heard Kenny Mayes say a word about it. Is he going to be on stage like Bridgette at park events if he wins, or will he aim to curtail such events? 

Opinion Time: 

For those that have made it this far into the blog, I have also offered a similar blog to Kenny Mayes, but he politely declined without explanation. 
District 4, it's your time to choose who you want representing you.

If I take the same rationale that he used with skipping the Candidates Forum put on by the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce, that he thinks he won't get a fair shot. In this case because Wildomar Rap has already endorsed his opponent, so be it. 

All that tells me is that's how he conducts his business. That he cannot separate his personal choices from his professional duties/obligations. It's called projecting.

I also had a resident that thought I should hold onto petty political garbage and support Kenny because Bridgette didn't endorse me in 2018, and that Bridgette and I had a (somewhat) rocky year and a half after I took the oath of office.

Sorry, but this election is not about Joseph Morabito's feelings, it's about who is the best to represent the residents of Wildomar. Bridgette is far and away the superior choice for the city and District 4 even if she and I don't vote the same on many agenda items.

It'll be up to the voters of District 4 and who they would rather be answering their questions and demands through phone calls, email and social media. 
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Measure twice, cut once.

– Cheshire Proverb of the 19th century.

The measure of Wildomar Rap can't be determined by a mass produced device from Stanley.


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Monday, October 5, 2020

• Local Boy Gets Amazing Birthday Wish

If you were near Grand Ave early Saturday evening you may have heard the roar of an exotic car, screaming through the gears, as young Omar Carlón was given a ride to remember. 
Omar getting ready for a great (fast) ride. 

Omar, a lover of exotic cars, is battling cancer and a wish of his was to see a Lamborghini.
Omar is strapped in and about to take off.
Omar is with his parents (Omar Sr, and Nilsa), posing after his ride.
The Carlón family.

Omar and Nilsa Carlón are the parents of Omar Jr, and his four siblings that go to Wildomar schools.

Local realtor Melina Gonzales, also part of the RADD Foundation, a local nonprofit for awareness of childhood cancer, assisted in getting the party from drawing board to reality. 
Omar and Mikey Garcia.
Professional boxer Mikey Garcia, friends with the family, heard about Omar's 11th birthday and asked if he could "invite a few friends". Word got out with a few of his friends and before they knew it they had fifteen exotic cars ready to drive to Wildomar to celebrate Omar's birthday.
Vroom!
The list included Lamborghini, Porches, McLaren, Viper, Audi and Ferrari. 
Not a sight seen everyday in Wildomar.

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From the GoFundMe page:
Omar Carlón is a 10 year old boy that was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in his right femur on January 14th 2020. The day of his diagnosis we were also told that it had spread to his right lung. 

Right away Omar started chemotherapy at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego California.  On March 17th after an mri we were given the devastating news that the tumor had grown 4x it’s size and that it had spread to both lungs. 

We were told there is no chance of surgery and to go home and make memories. No parent should ever have to hear those words ever. Omar is still doing chemo therapy and radiation to keep everything stable for now. Omar is such a sweet and loving boy that just wants to live and do so much. 

has so many dreams and goals he wants to accomplish but cancer is not letting him do all those things. Omar loves legos and his dream car is a Blue Lamborghini. We want to make his dreams come true because we really don’t know how much time we have with our sweet boy. Financially medical costs have really put us back significantly. 

We just want to be with our boy all the time and enjoy him as much as we possibly can. If you can make any kind of donation to help us make our sons days happier and to make the best memories with him. We would truly appreciate it.  

Thank you♥️ FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART THANK YOU♥️

Omar Carlón es un niño de 10 años que fue diagnosticado con Osteosarcoma en su fémur derecho el 14 de enero de 2020. El día de su diagnóstico también nos dijeron que se había extendido a su pulmón derecho. De inmediato, Omar comenzó la quimioterapia en el Rady Children's Hospital en San Diego, California. 

El 17 de marzo, después de una resonancia magnética, nos dieron la devastadora noticia de que el tumor había crecido 4 veces su tamaño y que se había extendido a ambos pulmones. Nos dijeron que no hay posibilidad de cirugía y que nos vayamos a casa y hagamos recuerdos.

Ningún padre debería tener que escuchar esas palabras nunca. Omar todavía está recibiendo quimioterapia y radiación para mantener todo estable por ahora. Omar es un Niño tan dulce y cariñoso que solo quiere vivir y hacer tantas cosas. Tiene tantos sueños y metas que quiere lograr, pero el cáncer no le permite hacer todas esas cosas. A Omar le encantan los legos y el coche de sus sueños es un Lamborghini azul. 

Queremos hacer realidad sus sueños porque realmente no sabemos cuánto tiempo tenemos con nuestro hijo. Los costos médicos financieros realmente nos han hecho retroceder significativamente. Solo queremos estar con nuestro chico todo el tiempo y disfrutarlo tanto como podamos. 

Si puedes hacer algún tipo de donación para ayudarnos a hacer más felices los días de nuestro hijo y hacer los mejores recuerdos con él. Realmente lo agradeceríamos.
 
Gracias ♥️DESDE EL FONDO DE MI CORAZON GRACIAS ♥ ️






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