AFTER The Grand Terrace Partners took over the OAC and did the market and feasibility studies and they were found not to be either, Feasible or a Market for the Planned Lake Development. Ralph Megna, the scoundrel that brought the OAC idea to Grand Terrace has been a Ghostly Figure. Recall that City Manager Tom Schwab claimed at one time that this was his vision until, the Sun article that proved it was Megna's idea. Schwab backed off that claim to fame and of course the Judge Wade Court reversed the OAC Designated Zoning and EIR.. Due to a lack of a Traffic Plan. This would have resulted in a debt of over 14 million by some estimates for the required roads, for which the "City" waived the developer fees upon the STAFF RECOMMENDATION.
Over and over we have heard from the Council and from Steve Berry and Schwab that the OAC is dead. The Most recent Report that they are sending to the State includes the OAC as a still alive project. Perhaps that is or was true for the a period of the scope of the report. However, if the project is dead, a foot note should have been included to represent the current status and why it the project that spend Redevelopment administration Funds was a folly.
The most recent vouchers posted on the blogsite has a voucher for The Jamieson Group for $15,250.00 for "professional services" and there have been vouchers past that have money going to this group. Google the name and it came out to The Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce and if you click on residential real estate this is what you find .
It has Ralphs DNA all over it.
The Jamieson Group Inc
1201 University Ave #202
So what are we paying for? This begs for the same level of disclosure as payments to Corporation for Better Housing. What are we getting when we pay for these invoices? What FINE Work is the result of these payments?