OK, one item, not the torrent of stories out there that are being ignored, just this one that has had a public notice printed.
Owners of Gold Crossing Apartments on Coloma Road are seeking to split their complex’s parcel into 21 parcels (each with a 4 plex) and sell them off, effectively creating 20 new absentee owners to deal with.
Interestingly, staff supports this project. Perhaps they don’t belong in Rancho Cordova’s city government. The sad thing about this project is that the planning commission will vote against it, and the City Council, notably Councilwoman Linda Budge, will likely champion it, as she said recently “Rancho Cordova is still open for business.”
Take a look at the project, then read the comments and questions from the commission.
Notably absent is the question : WILL THERE BE ON SITE MANAGEMENT, AS THERE IS NOW?
And below, staff suggests that by splitting apartment complexes into smaller parcels that:
“Staff-This entitlement would provide ownership opportunity.”
WTF? For who? Flippers? How many first time buyers drop $600K for a four plex?
I just learned that Molly Ivins died. Yeah, I’m a little disconnected from the media world right now, so this one flew right by. Although I didn’t always agree with Ivins, I always read her column, and when she was a guest speaker on some panel, usually caught her on CSPAN or PBS, I’d make sure to try and watch. Much will be said about her, to which I could not meaningfully add, but there aren’t many journalist I enjoy listening drone on as much as I enjoyed Ivins; She just had that Tejas style of cutting through the bullshit, that was irresistible to me, and as many have said she was our Mark Twain, I would agree. I wish her family and friends well. There won’t be another Ivins.
I signed up for a Vongo “Registered Viewer” account, to get a look at what flicks they offer, and wasn’t too impressed. With the plan I’m on, it’s pay per view, just like CinemaNow and ITunes, or On Demand. I’d read the hype, and thought I’d at least take a look at their collection during the 14 day trial. When I figured out it wasn’t all that exceptional a collection of films, I went to bail and cancel my subscription as a “Registered Viewer”.
When you proceed to cancel your account, you’re led through a clicking game, only to be answered with this little message:
Now why would you do that?? Well, if you’re serious about it, log in to My Account and select the Account Type tab. Click the button that says Cancel Services and you will get instructions on how to cancel.
Well, there isn’t a button available, and that might be the case because I’m a registered viewer, or it could be what many others have classified it as, a scam: