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Saturday, September 19, 2009

"URGENT- New TVCC building Time Schedule

THE GUARDIAN has been made aware of a level of service for the Oregon based TVCC project that no developer has ever received by Caldwell city officials. The following is an excerpt from an email that went out to city officials:

I believe that I have included all the pertinent staff in this email. Attached to this email is a DRAFT time schedule for the plan review, building permit issuance, construction commencement and the date of the new TVCC building to be constructed where the H&H Heating and Cooling building sits right now.

Please note the most applicable dates to reviewing staff:

10/23/2009: Submittal of Grading and Foundation Permit Application

10/30/2009: Permit issued for Grading and Foundation

12/08/2009: Submittal of Building Permit Application

12/15/2009: Permit issued for Building-Core and Shell

We will have 6 business days to review and issue the foundation permit.

We will have 6 business days to review and issue the Core and Shell Building Permit

Hopefully this is enough advanced warning that we can plan accordingly....."

The Guardian would like to point out no developer that has come to Caldwell has received this much fast track service. To that end city officials dragging things out have cost Caldwell the loss of three BIG BOX RETAILERS. Word from developers is Caldwell elected officials would not even take the time to meet with one of the three BIG BOX STORE development people when they came to town. Their comment was "we don't really want $8-$10/hr jobs for Caldwell". (BIG BOX 1, a membership retailer, BOG BOX 2, a building materials retailer, BIG BOX 3 a food and merchandise retaler.)

Millions of your property tax dollars are about to get spent without a vote, any input or oversight. Mayor Nancolas proclaims, Urban Renewal board confirms and we get to pay.

We have governance by Mayoral Proclamation in Caldwell. They do not want nor need voter input on big dollar city projects. Consensus building and voting are not needed in Caldwell. Urban Renewal money is Caldwell property tax dollars diverted to the urban renewal agency. They spend your money with no voter oversight on all of these big dollar projects.

Mayor Nancolas needs to tell us just who asked for TVCC in downtown, how much the project will cost taxpayers and where the money will come from to pay the bills on this project. At this juncture there has been zero taxpayer oversight on this project. No advisory vote as promised in the spring of this year has taken place yet tens of millions will be spent on this project before completion.


  1. The Guardian repeatedly relies upon the "word of a developer" in reporting such information. Could this be the same developer that lost out on the Sky Ranch business park development for TVCC? The same developer that has benefitted from CEURA monies spent to improve his properties and yet continues to beat the drum against further expenditures of such money in downtown Caldwell? The same developer whose nephew and employee is running for Mayor?

    Come on Guardian, reveal your sources. Confirm the accuracy of your statements. This rumor and innuendo stemming from anonymous developers and anonymous downtown business owners certainly doesn't help your credibility.

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  2. The same person that wants the Guardian to reveal its sources, posts an anonymous comment?--Not very persuasive.

  3. note to "who will guard the guradians",

    if you downtown types would put all your cards out on the table, paul would have nothing to talk about!

    a little light in the dark room of caldwell govt.m decision making is a good thing.

  4. I am not against TVCC coming to Caldwell. I think it would be a great benefit to our town. However, I think the people should have voted on bringing it to Caldwell and voted to fund it and give it a home. Things like this should be decided on by the people paying the bill not the mayor and his cronies. If it is a good idea and the people support it they would vote for it. I would have voted for it if given the chance. I just don't like things being shoved down my throat.

  5. Who will guard the guardian quote person has used the phrase out of context. The phase is meant for those that have power are the guards and no one or group can question the authority or authenticity of accusations. This is a blog sight that gives information that is of the author’s opinion and is a commentary or let’s put it this way, it is the interpretation of the author from information that he or she has received.

    It is up to the reader to either take as the whole true and nothing but the truth or to investigate the comments further or don’t read the blog if it bothers you so much. It’s sort of like complaining about what’s on TV and them watching it anyway.

    If you don’t like what’s being said then put your facts on and let the readers decide which ones are more believable or just don’t log on.


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