November 13, 2010 11:00 AM
VICTORVILLE • Though Victorville has repeatedly promised federal officials that its wastewater treatment plant would create 12 jobs, city documents show only three people are employed at the plant now.
Questions over job creation are at the center of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ recent decision to terminate Victorville’s EB-5 Regional Center. That program allowed the city to accept $500,000 loans from foreign citizens to finance construction of its wastewater plant, so long as those loans could be tied to establishing 10 local jobs.