Operated by the City of Aliso Viejo, the Aliso Viejo Ranch is a rustic ranch situated on seven acres at 100 Park Ave. The ranch is a historocally significant site depicting dry farming and ranching in the community, according to the city’s website. It features a bunk house, barn and historic ranch equipment. While the ranch is not regularly open to the public, it does open for city-sponsored events.
But Aliso Viejo Council Members Phil Tsunoda and Carmen Cave can’t leave well enough alone. They want to spend over $19M to build a Community Building, Full Gymnasium and a Multipurpose room – and guess who is paying for all of this? That’s right – Aliso Viejo’s taxpayers, who have been screwed for years by Cave and company with one assessment after another. This continues even after previous community developments have repeatedly lost money and the city has had to spend thousands more to repair them.
Cave and company have even launched a Facebook page, called “Aliso Viejo Ranch Site” to spin their reasons why taxpayers should be on the hook for this latest pipe dream. And they have put their plans online too, but if you read them you will find this nugget, as to how they plan to pay for this development: Continue reading