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The City of Riverside pays approximately $80 million dollars during redevelopment for the Fox Theater, and we are now giving it away!  These tickets were found in a box in front of a store on Main Street.  The box said to “take one.”  When counted there were 44 tickets.  What’s egregious, is that some people paid for the event while others don’t.  Was this a last ditch attempt to fill empty seats?

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According to the PE, the Fox launched the Pink Panther Festival to begin August 22, 2014 with ticket prices to begin at $7 and up.  These just state to redeem voucher for a ticket, I would suspect at the ticket counter.

Live Nation runs the entertainment and show schedule for the Fox Theatre, incidently, Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey’s childhood friend, Paul McGuigan works for Live Nation according to the Press Enterprise.  The McGuigan Family even lived with the Bailey family for two months when they were young!  Bailey has been friends with Paul McGuigan, who works for Live Nation, since the fifth grade.  That’s a familial close tie.  According to the Press Enterprise the two (Bailey and McGuigan) attentded school and church together from fifth through 12th grades as attested per Bailey.

The McGuigan family lived with the Bailey family for two months when the McGuigans first moved from England for McGuigan’s father to become pastor of Calgary Presbyterian Church, which the Baileys attended. The families remain friends, Bailey said.

Bailey said he had asked McGuigan if Live Nation would be interested in running the Fox. (He also asked that applications be sent to other big-time operators including AEG, Bailey said.)

But after that, he stepped away, he said. “I didn’t want anybody to think there was any undue influence.”  I see Mr. Bailey, that was justifiably good of you.

“This is an exacting opportunity for the City of Riverside,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said., “this contact will provide Riverside with a world-class entertainment provider to match are world-class facilities.”  We at TMC were not aware or anybody in the City of Riverside that Riverside had “world class facilities.”  Did Mayor Bailey give this paid gig to Live Nation because he grew up with one of the officials Live Nation, Paul McGuigan?

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The City continues to be in the business of government entertainment, even though the Fox Theatres continues to operate in the black at over $1 million a year.

No matter which way you look at it, handing out tickets is a “Gift of Public Funds.”  This would have been a decision the City would have had to make.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT, WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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DID THIS EMAIL FROM CHIEF OF STAFF MAUREEN KANE INFER THAT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE WAS INTERFERING WITH THE CODE OF ETHICS & CONDUCT REVIEW PROCESS?(CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE)
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Council members admittedly stated that the Code of Ethics & Conduct hearing process is broken.  A meeting to address this very problem is scheduled for next month.  Though in todays hearing, the adjudicating body admitted a broken system which needs repairs, they still decided not to postpone the process as suggested by public commentators. They decided to continue regardless of the process being broken or flawed.  Therefore, was this panel also guilty of violating the code of ethics, knowingly deciding to progress through this broken process anyway?  Keith Nelson, who was chosen to hear Hunter’s first case admitted the system is broken.
 
The basis of this Code of Ethics & Conduct complaint filed by former and fired City employee, Jason Hunter, against the adjudicating chair, Justin Scott Coe was based on five points:
1) Scott-Coe says he was just following orders: he recieved a protocol and followed it. He is therefore excused from independent thought I guess, according to him.  The fact that the Adjudicating Body never received Jason Hunter’s pre-hearing objections and motions that were previously filed with the Clerk.  When Mr. Hunter took notice of this deviation by the City Clerks Office, he personally gave him copies at the first hearing.  Just this process described didn’t appear to provoke any questioning by Mr. Coe.
2) As described in Hunter’s complaint, the City Clerk, contrary to what was agreed to in the first hearing, supplied the Adjudicating Body with the city’s version of the evidence requested by the Adjudicating Body, not what was actually submitted by him!  Hunter was supposed to supply this information and did prior to 2nd hearing to the Clerk.  Scott-Coe then quashed all Hunter’s attempts to introduce this evidence at the 2nd hearing.
3) At the end of the Hunter hearing, Scott-Coe mentioned in front of several witnesses, that he met with City Attorney Gregory Priamos prior to the hearing!  Keith Nelson, former deputy City Attorney Raychele Sterling and Hunter all heard him mention Priamos’ name.  What motive does Nelson have to lie?  Regardless, all these communications should’ve been made public, or at the very least shared with the other Adjudicating Body members, prior to the hearing.
4) Perhaps the most damning thing revealed in Coe’s letter (email above): What is the Mayor doing coordinating the adjudicating body’s activities after-the-fact?  It seems from the Kane letter, Bailey was involved in: a) The decision to not rescheduled the appeal (thus ensuring Councilman Davis could not be present for deliberations) despite Hunter’s request to do so, b) The decision to separate the Adjudicating Body’s presentation from Hunter’s appeal (totally inappropriate), and c) The fact that this proposed meeting with the Adjudicating Body never took place, and hence the presentation to Council never took place.
5) Lastly, you gotta love the irony that Coe would be involved in a decision whereby he questions the training qualifications of the Human Resource Board in conducting quasi-judicial hearings, but Coe doesn’t admit he had no training to do exactly the same….despite the fact that the City Attorney’s office offers this precise training to commissions as the CPRC (Community Police Review Commission).
 
Again, the City of Riverside, at taxpayer expense, hired the impeccable, local favorite attorney, Doug Smith to represent Justin Scott-Coe.  Again at Friday’s 23rd, 2014 hearing, stated that Hunters willingness to resolve this issue with Coe gave the impression through Hunter’s emails that the request were “threatening!”  Nice Dougy Baby!  When Smith attempted to bad mouth Keith J. Nelson, PhD at the hearing, he interrupted and stated to Smith, “don’t put words in my mouth.”  Again a list of inaccuracies continue by this outside legal taxpayer hired gun.  In a letter, Nelson actually called Smith a “liar” in how he explained, or should I say, didn’t explain to Council, that the Code of Ethics and Complaint process was flawed.  As with former City Attorney Greg Priamos, furnishing “bad” legal advice, we ask the same question with Attorney Doug Smith!  He is just milking the taxpayers again for the benefit of City Hierarchy?  As with most law firms hired by the City of Riverside, the biggest, BB&K, have questionable and nefarious ethical track records.
 
Did the City of Riverside violate the Brown Act by not posting the hearing on the City’s within a 72 hours?  According to Jason Hunter they did according to the following email, not once but possibly twicel..
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TINA ENGLISH REVISITED: IS SHE QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB OF DEPUTY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR/ENGINEER?
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According to the City of Riverside’s description of the requirement for this position, did she skew the system?  How did this happen?  Through the grapevine one qualified engineer is leaving the City of Riverside as a result of this.  Tina English has be purported to be the “god daughter” of Former Riverside City Manager Brad Hudson, who inadvertently skipped town when he was asked if he was having an affair with..
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 Assistant City Manager Belinda Graham.
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The following is quite remarkable..
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So is the City of Riverside in violation of the “Nepotism” clause of the City Charter by hiring family members as Tina English?  A position we believe is only held with a “Dance Degree?”  She started with the position of Assistant Development Director for Redevelopment under Hudson, then became a engineering genius when she moved on over to Public Works.
 
The requirements for this position are as follows:
1. Must Review and Sign Engineering Drawings.
2. Must Supervise, coordinate , the surveying, mapping, plan check, contract, administration, construction inspection, and industrial waste inspection activities.
3. Make complex engineering calculations and to prepare engineering plans and specifications.
4. In terms of Education, must have the equivalency of Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering.
5. In terms of the Experience Level:  A range of seven to ten years of progressively responsible supervisory and administrative public works engineering experience.
6. The necessary special requirement was the possession of a Certificate as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.
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Of course, we find Tom Boyd’s..but Tina English..she doesn’t have a Certificate as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.  Unfortunately this is the problem, we have unqualified people placed in the positions of which should be qualified.  Don’t you as tax payers think that there is something wrong?   If so, you should display your dissent?  Isn’t time that you begin to listen to those that the city has labeled as haters?
 
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 TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT, WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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RIVERSIDE’S OWN THREE STOOGES: SHEMP BAILEY, LARRY BARBER AND THE INCOMPARABLE AND GOD LIKE (ACCORDING TO RPOA PRESIDENT BRIAN SMITH) MOE DIAZ!  ANOTHER EPISODE OF MALICE IN THE PALACE AT CITY HALL?

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THE JULY 22, 2014 COUNCILMAN MIKE SOUBIROUS HEARING INVESTIGATING CHARTER VIOLATIONS AND A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT BY CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER AND CHIEF OF POLICE SERGIO DIAZ RESORTING TO PREFIDIOUS THIRD PARTY INFORMATION. (CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW ON YOUTUBE).  ALSO NONE OF THE INTERVIEWEES WERE SWORN OATH.  SECONDLY, GUMPORT MASTAN FAILED TO UPHOLD SOUBIROUS “DUE PROCESS” BY OUR US CONSTITUTION’S FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT.  IT APPEARS THAT THIS LAW FIRM ATTEMPTED TO “WING” IT.

WE SAW THE RUSH TO JUDGEMENT BY THE THREE…THE THREE STOOGES IN THE COUNCILMAN MIKE SOUBIROUS INVESTIGATIONAL DEBACLE, BUT WHAT ABOUT COUNCILMAN PAUL DAVIS?  WAS THERE A PROBLEM REGARDING THE PAUL DAVIS INVESTIGATION?  The City of Riverside’s contract with the law firm Gumport Mastan was signed and dated a day before it should have been voted on it in closed session by council for the following day.  This opens up the question, have there been other instances of criminal activity such as this with reference to Brown Act violations.  Is this conspiratorial behavior a pattern with certain council members and staff?  Is signing a contract before council approving a contract a commong practice?  The April 14, 2014 document below displays City Manager Scott Barbers thanks to Councilmember/Mayor ProTemp Steve Adams and Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey.  I find this rather eGREGious in the fact that the very next day City Attorney Greg Priamos placed the issue to be heard on April 22, 2014 in a Closed Session conference.

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EMAIL MEMORANDUM BY THE WHINER HIMSELF, CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER (click image to enlarge above)

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Now remember the Closed Session meeting of which the Councilman Paul Davis is to be heard is on April 22, 2014.  What happens next, is again eGREGious is that the contract with the Los Angeles Law Firm of Gumport Mastan is signed April 21, 2014, the day before the hearing!  Of course it was eGREGiously solidified by our City Attorney Greg Priamos.  Should he be disbarred?

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL CONTRACT SIGNED BY COUNCILMAN & MAYOR PRO-TEMP STEVE ADAMS AGAINST COUNCILMAN PAUL DAVIS FOR THE ATTORNEY SERVICES OF GUMPORT MASTAN…THE SAME FIRM HIRED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE TO DEFEND DAVIS IN A DIFFERENT CASE!

On April 22, 2014, one of these two closed session items below were to discuss Councilman Paul Davis’s Investigation.

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We believe that this investigation was hatched, plotted and conducted totally behind closed doors.  There were “Secret Meetings” at hand.  There are generally three topics that keep public official’s discussion of any topic behind closed doors – and even those sessions are audio recorded in case of lawsuit or other court order.  They are union bargaining, discussing employee performance/adverse action such as punishment for wrong-doing and potential/pending lawsuits against the City.  That’s about it.  Conduct of elected officials IS NOT on that list.  And employees that file complaints are not on that list – only THEIR job performance, not anything or everything related to there employment such as filing against their boss or elected officials.
 
The City conducted “Secret Meetings” all at taxpayer expense to ensure that Diaz’ and Barber’s job positions were secure.  That’s the bottom line here.  Quite remarkable!  Diaz is already receiving a pension from LAPD for almost a quarter million!  The unfortunate double dipping continues with the new hiring of the Fire Chief Michael D. Moore!  Is this a continuing saga in how the unions can allow retirement pensions at an early term, then most employees, of course are not really ready to retire, so they go for another position somewhere else!  Is Double Dipping a new blood sport for public employees, because of unions?  This is another aspect of the abuse of taxpayer monies, which of course, doesn’t occur in the private sector!  I have nothing against the guy, but if you are going to retire, retire… most don’t, it only appears as another opportunity to start all over again, to take more taxpayer money.  Shame on him if this is the case.  My point is, that the retirement system is broken and open to abuse by public employees!
 
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So if acceptable to discuss and plot behind “Closed Doors,” then why was it suddenly okay to bring it before the public (The Soubirous’ “Hearing”)?  And, if it something that can be discussed in open session (which it was on July 22nd) then why was it even discussed at all behind closed doors?  Can’t have it both ways.  RPOA President, Sergeant Brian Smith says in his first Council appearance that he met with City Manager Scott Barber and Chief of Police Sergio Diaz,  and they decided to investigate.  In Barber’s memo in the Davis’ investigation, he closes with his memo to Beetle Bailey and the Mr. Liability himself, Adams – “Thank you for investigating” this.  Wow, all these were decided BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – “Secret Meetings” before it went to Council – who heard this behind closed doors  “Secret Meetings.”  Cover Up at City Hall.  Or maybe Monte “City” Hall – what’s behind Door #1?  Let’s Make A Deal Show… SICK!  Folks we have something more egregious than Bell.  Eat your heart out Cindy Roth, no more taxpayer hand outs!
 
So what we have is the Clowns on the Cowncil bought into a plan that was hatched behind closed doors.  Scott, Sergio, Steve and Rusty all collaborated in Illegal Secret Meetings to craft, orchestrate and design how they would each file – they went to their respective (disrespective) offices and crafted “complaint” memos, after knowing what each other had just discussed – Holy Conspiracy Batman!
 
THE DOUBLE HIGH BALL AT MARIO’S PLACE, DID IT CURE THE RESIDENTS PAIN OF THEIR EXCESSIVE TAXES AND FAUX DROUGHT RESTRICTIONS?  NO, NO, NO CHIEF DIAZ! WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT MENS BALLS…IT’S “HIGH BALL”, IT’S A DRINK..
 
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Councilman Mike Gardner came into a high-falutin bar known as Mario’s Place Restaurant on University Avenue, with what was reported as an “angry” or “agitated” demeanor and ordered up a “High Ball.”   He sucked it down in a one gulp, placed his glass firmly on the bar, and quickly and asked the bartender to get him another…  He drank that one down in a quick gulp sitting again, paid his bill and left….  With two high balls under the Councilman’s belt, did he leave to do the work of the people driving off into the sunset DUI’ing on his Segway?
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By the way, this is what we call hearsay, TMC received this by first party information, but sometimes the city would like to deal with third party information, as in the Soubirous investigation, as if it was first party information.  Was he sober on this train?  Council member’s, be very careful of about what bar you’re patronizing and who is sitting next to you, it could be a good friend of Vivian’s.
 

COUNCILMAN MIKE GARDNER’S DRINK RECIPE FOR A “HIGH BALL” IS AS FOLLOWS:

Instructions

Simple as the highball may be, it’s not without principles:

Use a tall — at least 12 ounces — narrow-mouthed glass (which preserves the bubbles). Put in the ice — 2 or 3 cubes are plenty. Some Brits prefer theirs without ice. Let ‘em go it on their own hook.

Next, pour your chosen liquor — the highball began as a whiskey drink, but soon became less exclusive — over the ice. Don’t slug it: it’s better to have two pleasant belts than one knuckle-duster (although if the drink’s potency is the result of a bartender’s kindness, it would of course be churlish to kick about it). For normal use, 2 or 3 ounces should do nicely.

Finally, pour in the sparkling water (club soda or seltzer). If at all possible, this should be refrigerated in order to keep the ice from melting prematurely and drowning the bubbles. How much fizz? Less than twice the amount of hooch is too strong, more than three times too weak.

No need to stir — if the water’s got any life left in it, the bubbles will take care of that. In any case, avoid stirring with metal, which is supposed to “squelch” the bubbles. “If one of your guests is stir-crazy,” our 1949 Handbook for Hosts advises, “give him a plastic or glass swizzle stick.” In any case, serve it up immediately.

A TRIBUTE TO RIVERSIDE’S OWN WRITER FOR THE PRESS ENTERPRISE…DAN BERSTEIN.  SOMEONE WHO COULD TAKE THE CITY’S SPIN ON PERCEPTION AND GIVE RIVERSIDE RESIDENTS PERSPECTIVE!
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WHAT WOULD THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE DO IF OUR VERY OWN INCOMPARABLE CHIEF OF POLICE DIDN’T HAVE A FEMININE SIDE…
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AND OF COURSE, WE AS A COMMUNITY EMBRACE THAT…
AS A TMC REPORTER, I WOULDN’T SEE IT PASS MY DISCRETION THAT THE TWO (BARBER AND DIAZ) WERE REALLY OUT FOR THEMSELVES, AS OPPOSED TO THEIR LOYALTY TO THE TAXPAYER.
 
 
TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT, WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

RECALL

UPDATE: 08.15.2014: RECALL DOCUMENTS WILL BE REDONE ACCORDING TO PROPONENTS. 

UPDATE: The exact code of California Election Code Section 11021:

11021. A copy of the notice of intention shall be served by personal delivery, or by certified mail, on the officer sought to be recalled. Within seven days of serving the notice of intention, the original thereof shall be filed, along with an affidavit of the time and manner of service, with the elections official or, in the case of the recall of a state officer, the Secretary of State. A separate notice of intention shall be filed for each officer sought to be recalled.

The exact code of California Election Code Section 11021 states that within seven days the original along with the affidavit is to be filed with elections official.  Still states there is a seven day window.

UPDATE:  According to State law:

A copy of the notice of intention must be served by personal delivery or by certified mail on the officer sought to be recalled. In addition, the original of the notice of intention, along with an affidavit of the time and manner of service, must be filed with the Secretary of State within seven days of being served. A separate notice of intention must be filed for each officer sought to be recalled.

At City Council, Dvonne Pitruzzello first gave a packet of the original signatures without the affidavit to City Clerk Colleen Nichol.  Councilman Jim Perry was served after Council was adjourned.  Nichol states that the affidavit must be filed with her.  State law contradicts this, it states the Secretary of State.   According to Nichols letter to Council, she states that the affidavit has yet to be filed. According to the law, proponents have seven days from the date recall papers were served to file.  Because of the failure to file, Nichol states that the process is deemed deficient, but not specific.  Do we think the City is just being the City and being difficult with are request, yes..

According to the Press Enterprise:

They served Perry with a required notice after Tuesday night’s council meeting, but City Clerk Colleen Nicol said Wednesday that the recall proponents failed to file a signed affidavit from the server, along with other paperwork.

“Under the law, there’s no remedy provided to me to allow them to continue with this process,” Nicol said. “They have to start over.”

Again, do we think that the City of Riverside is playing games with the letter of the law?  Are they setting themselves up for law suit on this issue?

UPDATE: We are attempting to clarify issues with regard to the Perry Recall.  Prior to the recall, meetings were appointed with City of Riverside, City Clerk, Colleen Nichol as to the process of a recall.  Be it known, to be the first time in the history of the City of Riverside to occur.  Corroborations with the Registrar of Voters also occurred to clarify proceedings.  We will keep you posted.  The letter below is from City Clerk Colleen Nichol regarding the proponents failure to file a signed affidavit from the server and other paper work. Questions arose as proponents believe that the letter was prematurely sent to the Alicia Robinson of the Press Enterprise.  According to State Law, allows 7 days to file after serving.  On Tuesday 12, 2014 at City Council, City Clerk Colleen Nichol’s was present at the time of service of recall papers to Councilman Perry.  Nichol’s accepted the packed with no response of any inaccuracy to proponents.  We will keep you updated.

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What was told regarding recall procedures was much different that what was reported in Alicia Robinson article regarding this issue.  It appear to be slanted with reference to her article.  The question we have, is City Hall protecting Perry?  Is the PE protecting Perry?  We will keep you posted.

According to his response at City Council on August 12,2014 he feels that this “group of people.” in reality these individuals are just residents, but he states that they are attempting to, as in mafia terms, “strong arm” him…

According to constituents in Councilman Perry’s Ward 6, they were not happy with the vote to approve and increase sewer rates, and not asking the question, as others on the dais asked, “Why did this all happened?”  What happened to all the money in the Sewer fund and where did it go?  Why is the debt service increasing substantially over the last five years?  Why did he (Perry) attempt to block a request by a fellow councilman to bring in State Controller, John Chiang (who is actually a really nice guy), to come to our city?  Why block a request for the controller in his duty to find the truth of alleged misappropriation of tax payer monies?  Who would be against that?  Perry is.  He suggested to create a workshop to discuss the logistics of how this will be done.  Come on Perry…money in, money out..was it done appropriately?  The State Controller can do that.  Why is this so difficult?  Is it because of political obligations?  Which may trump constituent obligations?

At a finance committee meeting on Wednesday May 14, 2014 which included Assistant City Manager Belinda Graham, Scott Catlett, Brent Mason, Councilman Jim Perry; Councilman Paul Davis asked the question as to why the staff seems to always go nuts every time we (council) ask a question?  This is probably very telling.  Staff is not use to being ask relevant questions in TMC’s eyes and may construe this as interfering with staff work or creating a fabrication of a hostile work environment..  Thus, we now see two councilman who asked the tough questions, and are now being investigated.  Who are the suspects at the crux of this investigation?  Councilman Perry asked at this meeting that a Workshop Committee be formed, for the record, to look into a forensic audit by the State Controllers office.  With this in mind, two councilman, Davis and Soubirous, asked the question of why this all happened, regarding the issue of increase sewer rates.  Where did the initial bond money go?  Debt service, via bonds was only $817,000.00 in 2008, but jumped to a whopping $17,472,000.00 in 2013, and will continue to increase thereafter..Why?  Is this why our sewer rates increased dramatically by council in 2014, because what they passed in increases five years ago in terms of the current rates, was enough to cover the debt service?

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Anyone would find this jump quite remarkable.  Only two councilman questioned this, doing their due diligence to defend the taxpayer.  This would appear to be quite simple, you would think..  The two councilman went forward to asked for the services of the the State Controllers Office, John Chiang.  Of course, you could only imagine, this idea made everyone unbearably nervous.  If everything is on the up and up, and doing the right thing, why should anyone be nervous?

Another question that arose, is the taxpayer inadvertently paying for the “Purple Pipe?”  Which former Public Utilities General Manager Dave Wright attempted to pass with a new tax..fee..etc..etc..or otherwise.  He was also one who seem to leave town in a hurry, for a job in Las Vegas.  I would imagine the moniker would be “Whatever happens in Riverside, stays in Vegas..permanently!”  Well, it didn’t happen as a result of few community “watch dogs, critics, hatters, wingnuts or gadflys”  But what we know, the City of Riverside will not take a defeat laying down.  Did they just include it in the Sewer Master Plan?  Again, if it was, this can be construed as another project that does not benefit the constituents directly, as it should, but the constituent will have to pay for it, for whoever it benefits.  If in fact this is true, we may have a subsequent violation of  Proposition 218, and will this set the City of Riverside, again, for another ‘law suit?”

The firing of the accounting firm of Moss Adams mid contract raised questions as to why?  Per public request act, we asked for the emails of all correspondence between Moss Adams and Chief Financial Officer Brent Mason.  The first, shows what appears to be a rather annoyed Brent Mason, when responding to Moss Adams billed amount of $41.250 to the City of Riverside.  Mason responds by questioning the $41,250.00, and states his current records shows the City to owe $1.80.  Mason ask if Moss Adams would like the $1.80 paid immediately?  Did Moss Adams offend Mr. Mason?

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In one instance Moss Adams states that didn’t receive all material new agreements or new contracts as requested.  Moss Adams actually states that they “stumbled upon them,” as a result, this required significant follow up in order to effectively synthesize a determination.

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There were new changes in the Teeter plan (California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 4701-4717) permits counties to pay property tax revenues to local agencies based on assessments amounts.  Standard accepted literature suggests that property tax revenue should only be accrued within 60 days of years end.  Instead, questions were raised when the City added a another 30 days, which included the month of October.  Reason being according to Mason, is “it made our property tax receivable number, a more solid accrual.”  According to Mason, the “exact amount of collection was assured in October.”  Ninety days,  instead of the accepted 60 days…

So far Councilman Perry has not come out to take a stand on what we believe at TMC, is the railroading of two Councilman, Paul Davis and Mike Soubouris.  Since there is no stand, there must be acceptance of spending up to 100K of taxpayer monies to investigate issues of unknown origins, which, evidently involve City of Riverside employees.  These employees claim that two councilman interfered with their work.  Some claim they caused a hostile work environment.  Once the City of  Riverside revealed who these complainants were through the public records request act, it left us leaving us to believe there may be a political conspiratorial angle to this.  Perry, has diverted the attention of a State Forensic Audit to a workshop.  Questions arose regarding bond payments in 2008 to a Master Plan Construction.  In the interim, bond monies were diverted for other uses, other than the intended use.  Therefore, two councilman came up to the plate, requesting the State Controllers Office come in and review the City of Riverside’s books.  Then all hell broke loose.  Councilman Jim Perry suggested a workshop would be in order to define the terms of the forensic audit.  In the real world, a workshop is not necessary, the suggestion of malfeasance should be enough for one in a leadership position to call for a review of the constituents monies, which may not have been appropriately dispensed.  Only an elect can call the State Controllers office for a forensic audit.

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Proposed workshop, signed by Councilman Jim Perry.  Is this really necessary Jim?  When the City needed 100K to investigate two Councilman, no one complained about that.  When we needed money to subsidize the Fox Theater, which has always run in the red, no one complained about that.  When we spent $150K for the former City Manager Brad Hudson to investigate himself, no one complained about that!  We even used that same law firm to investigate issues of misappropriation of Police Asset Forfeiture under Chief Sergio Diaz., no one complained.  They actually, and surprisingly came to a favorable conclusion!  Who would have thought?  Maybe Chief Diaz is right!  The community should stay out of areas they know nothing about…

Regressing, the whole forensic audit came about when figures and questions asked by two councilman, Soubiroius and Davis, didn’t appear logically.  Questions, were asked as to what actually happened to all the bond monies.  Did they go to their intended purpose.  Why did some of the accounting entries and posting didn’t conform to standard accounting practices.  In an email sent by Councilman Paul Davis to CFO Brent Mason, Davis asked to verify and confirm some questions he had regarding the sewer.

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PURPOSE OF THE RECALL:  Reason being Perry failed to ask and support the question, as to why, Sewer monies were not in the coffers when needed.  Questionable accounting practices were brought to the forefront by two Council persons, whereby the call to a forensic audit was in order and would actually benefit the taxpayer.     THE INCREASE IN  SEWER RATES!  WHEREBY HE DIDN’T EVEN ASK THE QUESTION AS TO WHY THE INCREASE IS NEEDED. ONCE AGAIN THE INCREASE IS NEEDED, BUT WHAT HAPPENED IN BETWEEN THAT THE CITY ARRIVED TO THIS POSITION OF GEOMETRICALLY INCREASING DEBT SERVICE?  CITY OF RIVERSIDE CONSTITUENTS WANT TO KNOW!  A FORENSIC AUDIT WOULD SIMPLY FOLLOW HOW TAXPAYER MONIES WERE USED.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CIRCULATE RECALL PETITION:  TO THE HONORABLE City of Riverside City Clerk:  Pursuant to Section 11020, California Elections Code, the undersigned registered qualified voters of Ward 6 of the City of Riverside, in the State of California, hereby give notice that we are the proponents of a recall petition and that we intend to seek your recall and removal from the office of Ward 6 Councilman, in the City of Riverside, California, and to demand election of a successor in that office.  The grounds for the recall are as follows:

That Councilman Perry has failed to represent the best interest of his constituents by voting to increase their sewer rates, while opposing a forensic audit by the State of California Controller’s Office to determine if rates paid in previous years have been misappropriated or misused by the City.  This despite the City of Riverside Finance Director’s representation that if the State Controller found no wrongdoing, the audit would be at “no cost” to the City.  Councilman Perry also voted to keep the red light cameras in the City of Riverside despite overwhelming opposition from his constituency and the City as a whole.  Councilman Perry’s constituency has no confidence in his ability to represent their interest.

In February 2014, a citizens group in Glendale, California filed suit against the City of Glendale for transferring funds without voter consent.  The lawsuit claims that 90 million dollars budgeted for water and electric were used for other purposes, without a vote from Glendale residents, a direct violation of the California State Constitution.  Monies were found to be used for the City’s budgetary shortfalls unbeknownst to the taxpayer, as a result of bad decision making, the City increased their water rates to the extent that they doubled within a two years period in order to compensate.  Sounds vaguely familiar?  It should folks.  It Perry truly is looking out for the best interest of his constituents, and let’s take it a step further, for the all the constituents of the City of Riverside, something his opinionated supporters didn’t get, he should definitely study and investigate the financing practices as his background with the Sheriff’s department indicate.

On June 22, 2014 at the Mike Soubirous Hearing, the council voted at the end of the hearing “to vote, not to vote.”  Perry was the lone wolf who voted “Nay.”  We asked why?  The obvious answer is that he voted to willingly break the “Brown Act” for the second time!  Again, Why?

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The fact that he voted in favor of the hearing initially in closed sessions violated the Brown Act as admitted by Councilman Paul Davis.  By his lone vote he told the community he was in support of the Mike Soubirous hearing regardless of knowing that he would violate the Brown Act again.  Again folks, a second time!  Did he (Perry) really understand the motion?  We think not.  A Brown act violation is a misdemeanor and could get you a $1000 fine or six (6) months in jail, and if you wish to add up the counts, that’s another story.  Earlier that evening Perry brought RPOA President Brian Smith back up to the podium to give his rendition of Perry Mason, but he was just Councilman Jim Perry.

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It couldn’t be more obvious to the audience that he, Perry, was just pandering in support of RPOA’s President Brian Smith. Was Perry attempting to support and defend Smith’s line of allegations to help him make his case?  Was Perry doing this in order to show his loyalty and public support of RPOA in order to receive financial support from RPOA for his recall campaign and become RPOA’s guy?  Was this all orchestrated and designed between Perry and Smith?

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Perry asked Smith, “If you were asked for your phone records would you have provided them?” Smith stated “it depended on what they wanted?”  Again leaving the question of accountability and transparency by RPOA President Brian Smith.  You can’t have it both ways!  Then he brings in Press Enterprise’s reporter Alicia Robinson into the picture.  If I were Alicia, I’d be pissed, and a little beyond that..

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Perry also asked the question of what Smith meant by “Big League” him.  Smith stated that “he was letting me know his position vs. my position, and that was how I felt.”  Okay Smith, so what!  These appears to mean nothing.  Then Smith mentions “Spirited Conversation.” again so what?
In the recent past, Perry attempts to diffuse any effort to call upon the State Controller to audit, forensically, the sewer funds. While other council our giving their reasoning for this, especially in the financial journals, and finding contradiction in the CFO Brent Mason’s statements, why would he venture (Perry) not to investigate? If there was misappropriations of the taxpayers sewer funds why would he not be in support of this? Is he, Perry, answering to a higher source?  Or has now become part of the “get along group?”   The support of a forensic audit of the sewer funds would only be in the best interest of the taxpayer!   After all, what hasn’t been expressed is that the residents are responsible for approximately $4 billion in unfinanced debt, serious enough to bankrupt the City of Riverside.  Why wouldn’t Perry be concerned?  It doesn’t stop there, Councilman Perry supported the red light cameras, while the majority gave supporting evidence it was really a scam on the resident of  Riverside, and it was nothing more than another ploy or attempt to extort more revenue from the residents.

SHOULD WE AS A COMMUNITY BE CAREFUL THE NEXT TIME WE CHOOSE  AND VOTE ANOTHER COUNCILPERSON TO OFFICE?

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 WHAT WAS MORE REVEALING WAS THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S DEBT SERVICE OVER THE NEXT 30 YEARS.. TO THE TUNE OF $2,063,073,983.00 WHICH IN LAYMAN’S TERMS IS $2 BILLION! What was also stated by Councilman Mike Gardner, is that we, the City of Riverside, has a “baloon” payment due in 2014!  What does this mean?  It means that we have to come up with with close to a $100 million, which according to Gardner, will have to be refinanced.  With are downgrade in sewer bonds from a AAA rating to a A rating, this will definitely effect are ability as a city to refinance anything!

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But as John Candy states its all about people!  You need a college education to understand the numbers..  As in our case we spent five years to be educated by an Orange County CFO regarding municipal financing.

THE JULY 22, 2014 COUNCILMAN MIKE SOUBIROUS HEARING INVESTIGATING CHARTER VIOLATIONS AND A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT BY CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER AND CHIEF OF POLICE SERGIO DIAZ. (CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW ON YOUTUBE).

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 TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT, WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

 

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THIS IS THE BASE CELERY AND THEN WE HAVE THE BASE CELERY WITH SOMETHING EXTRA, AS IN THIS CASE A LITTLE CREAM CHEESE ON TOP..

We brought this issue to the forefront as a result of an article we wrote regarding the Councilman Mike Soubirous investigations.  We stumbled upon the interview by KFI’s John and Ken’s Interview with Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer, in which he openly talked about public employee salaries.  He stated that the base pay of public employees is not the actual pay.  What is not reported is that their are 75 additional pay scales for that base pay.  For example, a police officer base pay will show as $65K, but when you factor in the additional pay, such as overtime, and incidental salary charges, such as putting on your uniform, taking home the police dog, the actual pay can be in excess of $135K, and may not even include health care benefits!  So TMC investigated, and this what we found.

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ON TRANSPARENT CALIFORNIA YOU CAN REVIEW EVERY RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S BASE PAY PLUS AND THEN THE ACTUAL PAY FOR 2012 (CLICK THIS LINK)

City Manager’s Scott Barber’s base pay in 2012 was $280,634.96.  With other pay and benefits his total pay package is actually $377,775.04

Chief Sergio Diaz’s base pay in 2012 was $235,860.55.  With other pay and benefits his total pay package is actually $348,134.25

Former City Attorney Gregory Priamos’s base pay in 2012 was $212,946.  With other pay and benefits his total pay package is actually $309,671.10

But how does Tina English, AKA: Christina Marie English who previously worked for RDA, and all of a sudden is qualified for Deputy Public Works Director/ Engineering NC2E!  She only has a “Dancing Degree!”  How is that possible?  Was it because of the legacy of former City Manager Brad Hudson?  Is she the “God Daughter” of Brad Hudson?  TMC staff is investigating.

Tina English’s base pay in 2012 was $156,879.39.  With other pay and benefits her total pay package is actually $214,367.43!  Not bad for someone with a dance degree and no public works or engineering experience.  We asked that question.  Did she get the job because she maybe the goddaughter of former City Manager Brad Hudson?  How does one receive a position as this without an engineering degree and believe this is in the best interest of the taxpayer?  Her position is Deputy Public Works Director/ Engineering NC2E.  Before that she was Assistant Redevelopment Chief, under Hudson.  How does one believe there would not be some liability and technical problems for the City?

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What makes City Manager Scott Barber qualified to manage a City such as ours, Riverside, with a population of 300,000 with what we are being told is a “Thespian Degree?”

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This is an individual who doesn’t care about our City, but what he can get out of it.  You can bet you bottom dollar, as Chief Diaz, that they will sue the City, the taxpayer, for imagery issues.  Thank-you former City Manager Brad Hudson, and Thank-you County of Riverside!  That’s a whole different story that will give you the dry heaves! and we will get to the throw-up issues soon..

When you look at Police and Fire, that becomes a different story.  Maybe there is good reason for overtime or is it a perk?  In the private sector that is a no-no.  Overtime sinks deep into your bottom line, and there is a lot of it.  In the private sector, even physicians who work 70 to 80 hrs our under professional status and work a base celery or base hourly pay.  Let’s look at a few employee salaries from Riverside’s Fire and Police.  As indicated, Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer stated that the base celery salary is not the actual celery salary.  Righeimer states that “other pay” is part of the 75 different other ways to get pay: in the Costa Mesa Police Department it would mean getting paid for putting your uniform on or getting paid to take care of the police dog, etc. etc.  Of course, we ask RPOA President Brian Smith to chime in on this, in order to clear the air!

It’s a common assumption that salaries workers can be asked to work overtime without being compensated extra. That assumption is not always true.  It’s not whether you’re salaried but whether you meet the test for exempt status as defined by federal and state laws. An employee that is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act is not entitled to overtime.  There are many administrators, executives and professionals who are exempt from overtime, this can be done and would help municipalities and the bottom line help the taxpayer.

Fire Captain Terry L. Miller’s base pay in 2012 was $86,545.09.  Factoring in OT at $10,641.41, plus other pay $139,060.72 and benefits $63,658.03, his total pay package comes out to $299,905.25

Fire Battalion Chief Mitchell D. Wesche base pay in 2012 was $12,192.76.  Factoring in OT at $56.040.52, plus other pay $23.545.65 and benefits $68,655.83, his total pay package comes to $273.434.76

Police Lieutenant Boyd L. Phillips base pay in 2012 was $118,430.23.  Factoring in OT at $7,111.66, plus other pay $39,757.80 and benefits $60,908.03, his total pay package comes to $226,207.72

Police Sergeant Daniel C. Reeves base pay in 2012 was $102,481.22.  Factoring in OT at $28,180.79, plus other pay $30,325.60 and benefits $63,169.00, his total pay package comes to $224,156.61

Police Detective Matthew L. Lackey’s base pay in 2012 was $88,500.05.  Factoring in OT at $33,398.97, plus other pay $38,132.06 and benefits $56,680.51, his total pay package come to $216,711.59

Detective Aurelio Melendrez base pay in 2012 was $88,500.06.  Factoring in OT at $14,695.08, plus other pay $15,148.36 and benefits $51,630.53, his total package comes out to $169,974.03

Sergeant Brian Smith base pay in 2012 was $99,316.86.  Factoring in OT at $14,772.58, plus other pay $30,493.76 and benefits $61,343.59, his total package comes out to $205,926.79

I come from a corporate background, and what I see in reference to overtime, does not make sense..  The overtime is excessive, why not hire more police or fire if we need them?  As a corporate person looking in, this is unacceptable and a reflection of inefficiency in the management of adepartment.  Sorry, that is the reality!  This is not “union busting” or any such scenario as that, it’s simply business!  The business of the people should take preference, and should not be subjugated to soft extortion or a political shake down in references to community services.  This becomes a health and safety issue that needs to be addressed, and the taxpayer should take preference, not the union!

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THE TEXT THAT SHOULDN’T BEEN: WAS MAYOR BAILEY SOLICITING FOR A NEW CITY COUNCIL REPLACEMENT DURING A CITY COUNCIL MEETING?  IT APPEARS SO!  The text was sent by President/Chief Operating Officer for Riverside Medical Clinic Judy Carpenter.  So why was Carpenter so concerned with the vote to approve Care Ambulance, granting them a non-exclusive medical transport franchise?

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The initial text sent by Carpenter to Mayor Bailey during the June 17th City Council meeting and the vote that took place on this item,  “Very disapointing on the councils vote on ambulance service!!” (double exclamation points emphasized).  This was in reference to Council’s vote not to approve the franchise application for Care Ambulance.

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In response, Mayor Bailey unbeknownst sent his response as a group text (OOPS!) during a City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  The group text included Councilman Mike Soubirous.  King Bailey responded, “Tell me about it. Embarrassing.  We need some new council members.  You ready to run?”  It appears that Bailey was also disappointed on how the council vote went, then he solicits Carpenter to run for City Council.  Has he solicited other members of the community to run against some current Council members?  Were they disappointed on the No votes by Davis, Mac Arthur, Perry and Adams?  Why is he texting during City Council, shouldn’t he be giving his full undivided attention to the work of the people?

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As a result of alleged Brown Act violations with this City Council meeting, Care Ambulance is requesting a second hearing to be heard.  Specifically, the concern was over City Councilman Paul Davis’s alleged violation of the state’s open meeting laws two months earlier!

Yeah, good luck with that, TMC. You need 2800 signatures to get the recall on the ballot, and there weren’t even 2800 votes in the last Ward 6 election. Have fun!

I find it hilarious that you all give Paul Davis the benefit of the doubt on his “accidentally” cc’ing Mike Soubirous on his e-mail about Care Ambulance. C’mon! Would you accept that explanation from anyone else on the dais? Later on, Davis said in the P-E article that he would not participate in the vote to rescind the earlier decision (you can look it up) and yet there he was, being petty and vindictive and demanding that Rusty Bailey recuse himself from the future vote.

Davis made the case over alleged bias on the part of Bailey, but since everyone up there has already voted, then they have all shown their bias on the issue, so why not recuse everyone?

The fact is, the only member to be reprimanded for ethics violations is Davis, and he admitted guilt and apologized to the Fire Department official that he interfered with.

Fact: the recent investigation concludes that Davis may have violated the charter in directing city employees to look at a March JPA land deal.

Fact: Davis’ actions caused the City to rescind its earlier decision on Care ambulance in order to avoid a lawsuit – and if he ends up voting on September 9, we may end up with a lawsuit anyway. Way to protect the taxpayers, Paul!

Davis has shown to be nothing but a bunch of hot air, a bull in a china shop, arrogant and bombastic. We’ve now learned that he’s petty and vindictive too.  -Kaptalizm, commenter on TMC

CITY OF RIVERSIDE INVITES THE PUBLIC TO CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT MEETING WHICH WILL BE ADDRESSING THE PROCESS:

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THE CONTINUAL SAGA OF THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S FAUX DROUGHT.  We explained in earlier posting that the City decided to inadvertently comply and adopt the State mandated conservation measures, even though we were no required to do so.  Since the City had to go through the process of adopting the measures, meant that we as a City were exempt!  Exempt because we own our own water, or I should say the public, that’s why they call it “Public Utilities.”  So why would your representatives attempt to terrorize the citizens with these measure when not required?  After all you own it!  They even had to amend (change) portions of Riverside’s Municipal Code, specifically Chapter 14.22, “Water Conservation”, just to comply with the State of California’s mandated conservation measures!  How insane is that?  The second thing they did is they picked and choose what they wanted to enforce, for example pools.  You can’t water your lawn or your fruit trees, but you can certainly have a pool!  Why?  Because it is exempt! I guess you can say it’s true of the moniker, “Do not let a good tragedy go to waste!”  But the clincher is, Riverside is not experiencing the tragedy first hand, we decided to create one first hand in order to benefit from it.

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The bulletin sent to residents (above) states that RPU will be able to serve all of it’s customers needs.  It also states that most of the water come from the Bunker Hill Basin in San Bernardino and as a result of this drought the basin is at it’s lowest point in recorded history.  Interesting yet, a possible manipulation of the data.  At one point the city first mentioned that ground water levels have dropped due to increased use/demand from consumers but, they mention ground water available in acre feet.  The information they should have used was depth to ground water in wells.  The San Bernardino Water Basin holds about 5 Million acre feet of water. Only about a million acre feet are available to the existing wells.  So about 4 millions acre feet remains to be tapped by deeper wells.  So why the faux drought excuses?  Another conspiracy hatched by Council and Staff?  It also states that code will not be patrolling for violators, but it certainly appears that the City is encouraging neighbors to snitch on other neighbors!

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The above is from Blue Riverside, in their Q&A portion the question arises as to what if I have a pool?  It pretty much states not to worry about it.  This site also encourages neighbors to snitch on neighbors.

 

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POOLS ARE EXEMPT!

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Of course they didn’t tell you that, how can you respond to a contradiction?  The other thing they did is exempt educational institutions!  Cal Baptist College, RCC & UCR to name a few.  Of course with mandated water conservation there should be no new development according to the law!  I would imagine this is also exempt…after all this is Riverside.  Thank-you Council for being transparent and telling us the truth!  The following was sent out to all residents in Riverside telling us to conserve.  Since schools are exempt, I saw the water sprinklers in the middle of the day going like gang busters!  But we as residents are only allowed to water between the hours between 6 pm and 10 am, otherwise expect to be cited!

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The truth of the matter is why did council pass this ordinance against the stock holders of the water rights, the residents?  Most of these violations will lye on the residents who are just attempting to make a living and pay their bills. I can only see that it was profit driven, maybe to help pay for the City’s increasing debt service.  Also, remember, approximately 20% of our water is sold to Western Municipal.  So our we conserving water so that we may be able to sell more off to other communities for a higher profit?  Then cite the citizens on water violations to increase profits?  Then we will be asked to use less water, then they will raise water rates to increase profits. You will use less and pay more.  Then they will manipulate the tier pricing seasonally or at will to increase even more profits. People in the City of Riverside, you need to start going to city council!  Why would Ward 1 Councilman Mike Gardner, who worked as an executive for Edison, vote for this uneccesary mandatory conservation?  The question is, “Why did Council decide to breach the residents ownership of water rights in order to make a profit?  This simply appears to nurture another law suit against the City of Riverside for failing in their duty to protect the taxpayer.

 TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT, WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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I been thinking about this investigation quite a bit, and continue with the thought of just what were they thinking?  Was this a conspired smear campaign, a power play to remove a colleague who may have become a political advisery?  Their plan, it appeared, simply begain to unraveled at the seams unveiling a vile, putrid decay of the very fabric of our democratic system.  Mayor Bailey and Councilman Adams relayed to Soubirous on April 1, 2014, that four City of Riverside employees filed under the Whistleblower’s Protection Act with complaints against him that he violated Riverside City Charter Chapter 407, thereby creating a Hostile Work Environment, what was said to him never occurred.  At the July 22nd Councilman Soubirous hearing, Councilman Paul Davis admitted Brown Act violations in which are council were involved.

In the Hostile Work Environment Guide, whats important to note is that the conduct or behavior must be pervasive and constitute a pattern rather than consist of one or two isolated incidents.  This pattern must include discrimination in the work place based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, sex or color.  I didn’t see incompetence listed here. Whats also interesting is that this specialized high priced Law firm of  Gumport Mastan, either didn’t know what the legal definition of “Hostile Work Environment” was, or they knew and were going to take advantage of City Manager Scott Barber, Chief Sergio Diaz, Mayor Rusty Bailey and Councilmember Steve Adams and RIP-OFF the City of Riverside for approx $100,000.00.   How embarrasing that Barber,Diaz, Bailey and Adams thought this investigation would be in the best interest of the public.  Who was advising these people!  Oh yea I forgot Greg Priamos. Did Greg know the legal definition of Hostile Work Environment?  Well I guess it was a good thing that Priamos left for new job with the County, he is that much closer to the County Jail.  In retrospect, are they all really that DUMB, INCOMPETENT, and/or CORRUPT?

According to Seattle Business Magazine, misapplying “hostile” increases unfounded legal claims and tension and strained relationships between employers and employees and/or between coworkers, while misunderstanding “hostile” causes management to mishandle such allegations.

Section 407. Interference in administrative service.  Neither the Mayor nor the City Council nor any of its members shall interfere with the execution by the City Manager of his/her powers and duties, or order, directly or indirectly, the appointment by the City Manager or by any of the department heads in the administrative service of the City, of any person to an office or employment or their removal therefrom. Except for purpose of inquiry, the Mayor, the City Council and its members shall deal with the administrative service under the City Manager solely through the City Manager and neither the Mayor nor the City Council nor any member thereof shall give orders to any subordinates of the City Manager, either publicly or  privately. (Effective 12/27/1995).

Since they are “Whistleblower’s”, I would have imagined Federal Complaints would be in order.  No such Federal filing according to records ever occurred.  The four employees would have been RPOA President Brian Smith, RPOA Vice President Aurelio Melendrez, Chief of Police Sergio Diaz and City Manager Scott Barber.  It would appear that the conspirators whittled the four filers to two since the true investigation only reveals two employees; Barber and Diaz, with Smith and Melendrez as “witnesses.”  Barber made an indirect claim of a hostile work environment based on the witness testimony of third party information which, came directly from his meeting with Union President Brian Smith.  He then crafted his letter and sent it to Mayor Bailey and Councilman Adams, of course, CC’d (Carbon Copy) City Attorney Gregory Priamos (AKA: The Architect).  Remarkably, his letter stated that what was said between Smith and Soubirous created a hostile work environment for himself, he even admits what he has written is derived “third hand”, or AKA third party information.  I guess you can always count on third party information to make a tight case.

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BARBER’S COMPLAINT (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE)

Not once, did our City Manager Scott Barber find it necessary to contact Councilman Soubirous to corroborate RPOA President (and RPD Sergeant-hoping to be Lieutenant) Brian Smith’s side of the story.  This I find quite extraordinary!  Isn’t Barber a conflict manager specialist?  Or was this class just not offered in a Thespian Major?  They didn’t even file their complaint according to the rules they evidently uphold (Charter Chapter 202-Code of Ethics and Conduct).

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT SECTION 202

Did they perceive themselves as entitled, for the rules of law?  Did they think the rules of law didn’t apply to them?  They certainly apply to everyone else!  Section 202 describes that a complaint form should be used and filed with the City Clerk!  That certainly didn’t happen.

In a secondary act of incredible noteworthy importance, the Chief of Police in his letter did the exact same thing as City Manager Scott Barber.  He based his complaint on RPOA Union President and RPD Sergeant’s Brian Smith’s personal account of his meeting with Councilman Mike Soubirous, that fateful Valentine’s Day of 2014.

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Again, an indirect claim of a hostile work environment was made, this time by the Chief.  We have to ask the question if Soubirous was being set up as part of orchestrated smear campaign?  We know there was growing tension between Soubirous and his relationship with City Manager Scott Barber and the Chief of Police Sergio Diaz.  Diaz in fact, threatened Soubirous political career.  Diaz stating in an email that it is “politically unwise to declare war on your cops.”   This is a guy who Soubirous loaned his truck out to on several occasions!  Also  Council Candidate John Brandriff, had filed a complaint against the chief  in  which his complaint was “founded”Diaz had told Brandriff at a West Side Story showing at the Fox Theater said the following:  “If you have anymore political aspirations don’t make an enemy out of me”.  This is a Chief who makes more than a half a million a year, $247 from his LAPD pension and $307 from his current salary as RPD Chief. Thinking he can manipulate the political fabric of our city.

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RPOA President Brian Smith emailed me to tell me how I may have spun the actual fact, that I need to investigate before making a statement on the blog. So when RPOA Brian Smith sent TMC this email:

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We asked RPOA President Brian Smith to clear up some questions simply because of his tag line, that he felt our post was a “interesting spin.” (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE).

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With that we asked our email to respond to the original Cop Play Book. (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE).  I did attempt to clarify through Seargent Smith himself but he never emailed me back.  So I did take his advice and did a little investigation of my own.  What I also found quite peculiar was RPD Sergeant and RPOA President Brian Smith’s interrelationships and affiliations with reference to CorporateWiki.Com   The connection between Cliff Mason and Chris (Christopher) Lanzillo.

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Now, former RPOA President Sgt. Cliff Mason was implicated in illegal sale of revolvers to former City Manager Brad Hudson and Assistant City Manager Thomas DeSantis while a RPD officer with the City of Riverside.  At the time Lanzillo was president, Brian Smith was Vice President, and Aurelio Melendrez (Councilman Andy Melendrez’s son) was Secretary.  According to Chief Sergio Diaz, Lanzillo was fired for doing some “pretty bad things.”   Those bad things were never elaborated upon.  We are still attempting to find what these really “bad things” are.  But he did come back to sue the taxpayers with the law firm he later worked for, Lackie, Dammeier & McGill.  His job was reinstated with RPD and shortly thereafter retired on a medical disability.  Shortly thereafter, started his own investigation company in Orange County and did some investigatory work for this law firm.  We asked the question is Lanzillo committed insurance fraud as a result of his miracle recovery?  The law firm was later the brunt of a DA investigation, which ultimately led to their dissolution.

When Chris Lanzillo was President of the RPOA, Brian Smith was Vice President and Aurelio Melendrez was Secretary, was the cop play book in effect back then?  The Police Union have in the past employed a law firm, Lackie,Dammeier & McGill, and a member of that law firm- former RPD Officer and RPOA Union President Chris Lanzillo who, according to numerous reports chronicled in the Orange County Register, tailed Cost Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer falsely claiming he was drunk.  He had a receipt for consuming his diet cokes at a meeting at a local bar in his possession.  We now must look at the person behind the incident, former RPOA President and former RPD Detective Chris Lanzillo, and if he still is in contact with current RPOA President Brian Smith?

Former RPOA President & former RPD Detective Chris Lanzillo

The Cop Play Book was a list of strategic tactics designed and crafted by the law firm of  Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir, for cops and their unions in order to get what they want on the negotiating table.  The full play book is listed below with some excerpts.  The Playbook was quickly removed from the law firms web site when the cow pies began fly; not to mention Chris Lanzillo’s name was also removed from their web site as a working associate when the press exposed their underbelly.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL COP PLAY BOOK

Accordingly, with reference to the first page above, “associations leaders know, association leaders should be selective in their battles.” We also know that Aurelio Melendrez, Vice President of the Riverside Police Officer’s Association has referred to their RPOA as an “Organization.”

Always keep this in mind.  The public could care less about your pay, medical coverage and pension plan (really?), All they want to know is “what is in it for them?”  Again, how arrogant, deceiving and elitist of a statement this is, of course the taxpayer cares of the cost, they are paying for it!

The Association should be like a quiet giant in the position of, “do as I ask and don’t piss me off.”  Again I ask RPOA President Brian Smith, is this a formula to create better politics, or “piss poor politics?”

“You should be in very close contact with your associations attorney, during these times to ensure you are not going to get yourself or any of your members in trouble.”   I would say they are referring to the law firm of Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir.  The demise of this law firm and their criminal activity can be read in the article by OC Watchdog, “Bare-knuckle police defense gets knocked out.”    Further, part of the law firms criminal activity was that they used GPS, in the form of attaching electronic devices illegally in order to track city officials!

No City Council or Governing Board should take place where members of your association and the public aren’t present publicly chastasing them for their lack of concern for public safety.  Do we not see this in the City of Riverside because they deal and prevent this issue from being public in closed sessions?  Every City Council meeting Riverside has in closed sessions deals with negotiating  with Union Representatives!

Blunders by the City Manager, Mayor, or City Council members of wasteful spending should be highlighted and pointed out to the public at every opportunity.

…as a pressure tactic, tactic seeking petition to file a referendum on eliminating the City Manager’s position for a full time elected Mayor may cause the City Manager to rethink his or hers position.

Focus on a City Manager, Councilperson, Mayor or Chief of Police and keep the pressure up until that person assures you his loyalty and then move on to the next victim.  Sounds familiar?

Of course, other ideas that cops come up with a very imaginative.  Just keep in mind, the idea is to show the decision makers that the public favors public safety and it will only harm their public support by not prioritizing you and almost equally important, to let them know that next time that they should agree with you much sooner.  Sounds familiar?  Sound to me as another strong-arm tactic possibly utilized to attain an objective.  Is this in the best interest of the taxpayer?  Or is the taxpayer being shaked down?

“Are Police Unions crossing the line while bullying public officials?” as in this news story.  How effective was play book for former Upland Law Firm Lackie, Dammeier & McGill as in this news story “How Police Play Hardball At The Bargaining Table”.   Was the play book a soft illegal tool implemented in order to creatively “shake-down” or “strong-arm” political targets, in order to make them a bit more pliable?

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On the KFI 640, radio host John and Ken interview Councilman Jim Righeimer about the incident, the original 911 call by Chris Lanzillo is also played on this show.  It’s worth listening to.  Righeimer is being set up by police officer and Chris Lanzillo.  Lanzillo is driving a white Kia with no license plates while following Righeimer.  Also noted was that he was illegally on the phone while driving, while making a false 911 call.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO HEAR THE 08/27/2012 AUDIO INTERVIEW BETWEEN JOHN & KEN AND COUNCILMAN RIGHEIMER AND AUDIO OF LANZILLO’S 911 CALL REPORTING AN ALLEGED DUI WHILE TAILING RIGHEIMER

Councilman Jim Righeimer claims that the base pay that is indicated for police officers as well as fire fighters within the city is not the actual pay.  For example if their base pay states $65K, it can actually be $135K, because their are actually 75 different ways to pay a public employee, not to mention pension, and may not even include healthcare!  What they are saying is that the actual average pay per officer is actually $135K, but what you see or talked about is the base pay of $65K.  Righeimer states that this was the main reason he was targeted, because he exposed to the taxpayer how much public employees really make.  TMC is investigating this aspect within the City of Riverside.

On September 9, 2012 the Orange County DA subpoenaed video from the Costa Mesa bar, where Lanzillo says Councilman Righeimer was drunk.  According to a KTLA report, Lanzillo stated that Councilman Righeimer stumbled out of the bar and was swirving all over the road in 911 call.  According to the video, it showed that he was not.  The police officer who went to Councilman Righeimer’s home, found he was not drunk, and found he had only drank two diet cokes.  Congressman Dana Rohrabacher became involved, and a Federal investigation ensued.  Currently, Righeimer is suing the Costa Mesa Police Union over the DUI sting fiasco.  In what was called a “very sophisticated conspiracy” by Righeimer’s attorney, Vince Finaldi, the use of GPS tracking devices utilized just takes this whole episode to the next level.  Bad enough, that the FBI is involved.

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A very similar incident occurred with Buena Park Councilman Fred Smith in this Orange County Register story.

Jack Wu of the Daily Pilot brought this coveted point, if Lanzillo was getting paid to investigate and watch someone else, then stop and waste precious time following Councilman Righeimer whom he thought was drunk.  Wouldn’t you want your money back and question if there was some sort of attention deficit associated with his medical disability? 

In an article by Lauren Williams of the Daily Pilot, The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LLPPL) issued a statement critical of Upland based law firm Lackie, Dammeier & McGill and criticized the Costa Mesa Police Association (A Police Union).  They said that “Hardball Tactics”, or what I would say “Intimidation Tactics” can erode the publics trust.  Residents in communities trust and the need the police to protect and serve.  When these types of incidents occurr, the citizens see the police as a seperate entity, whereby the residents health and safety become at risk, and they to become intimidated by uncertaintity of who’s benefit the police really serve.   The LLPPL have a long and proven  record of working with city officials to ensure that public safety comes first.  It’s now left to the Fed’s to investigate the activities of this law firm and respond to the public with their conclusions.

Is the power of the badge being used to “bully” and/or being used in “enforcer type tactics” for police unions against elected officials?  Have police unions and law firms taken their activities to a different level that will become a red flag for the Feds?  An article by Steven Frank of California News and Views has this to say about that subject.

What I’m getting from some of these reports is very disturbing.  Have Police Unions become so powerful that they are somehow controlling certain political scenarios?  This would definitely not benefit the taxpayer, but the very few in union membership.  And by doing so, becomes a public health and safety issue.  So now you have a police union, an attorney law firm with a police background, and possibly toss in some outside police officers working together in unison using the grey areas of the law to terrorize and shake down individuals in city government.  Then decisions and contracts are then negotiated under these “circumstances.”  Others in elected positions are also saying that the law firm harasses by threatening grand jury investigations.

Well if anybody knows, you can file a grand jury investigation against just about anything, you are harassed by the fact that you have to deal with it.  Sounds like a good tactic as others say in the business, a “client control” strategy.  Taking it a step further, is this part of the reason why California has unsustainable union contracts, is going bankrupt, and/or the reason why these contracts cannot be fulfilled or honored?  Then the question would be, were some of these contracts not negotiated in the best interest of the taxpayer due to ulterior motives?  Something to think about, this is what movies are made out of..  And this is one scenario I would like to see played out on the wide screen.

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Let me see if I’ve got this straight…A Riverside detective named Chris Lanzillo gets fired…then is called back so that he can be retired early on a medical disability…which qualifies him to recieve his pay in large part tax free for the rest of his life.  BUT…he’s not so disabled that he can’t work as a private investigator for a law firm that represents cops and cop unions…and shall we say…suuplement his retirement pay……Is that absurd or what!  He’s a bad cop who’s now a crook…and we got to pay his freight for the rest of his life!  – John Bosch, Commenter on the Orange County Register

Chris Lanzillo made #15 of Orange County Weekly’s Scariest People of 2012!  According to OC Weekly, Lanzillo proved the adage that once an asshole cop, always an asshole cop.

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But in this pic it appears he (Lanzillo, to the right) is drinking his ass off…

We also ask the question if City Hall elites have a play book, to get what they want?  Reviewing, could this have been a concerted avenue utilized by Adams (Ex-RPD), Bailey, Smith, Aurelio and Diaz to destroy a political opponent?  Could this have been a set-up, as Councilman Righeimer felt, as in his case?

According to a PE article you stated that the investigation on Soubirous was “incomplete” rather than “inconclusive.”, since Soubirous refused to let Gumport interview him.  But it seems that Smith has forgotten that Soubirous was told April 1, 2014 that he would never know the identities of those who complained against him, that there were four and accused him of interfering with employee duties and causing a hostile work environment.  According to the Fourteenth Amendment, was Soubirious being deprived of his right of “due process?”  With this in mind, the case lacks creadance, therefore having documentation of all correspondence would be in order.  Soubirous did just that, he declined to be interviewed, instead provided written answers to questions.  After all we found out later that the interview process contained no audio recording or corresponding notes.  This already appears as a set-up when you don’t know who the accusers are, and not allowed to respond appropriately by questioning them.  Incidently, Smith supported Soubirous when he ran for Supervisor and had close ties to the Soubirous family.  What made this campaign different for RPOA?  Did the order come from the City?

Smith said he would have nothing to gain by making up a story about what Soubirous said. “As a law enforcement officer, if I am proven to be less than credible, that’s potentially career-ending,” he said.  But does he?  Does the Cop Play Book tell a different story?

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Are the actions of the seven responsible for this embarrassing political train wreck?

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The wife and I have lived at this address for 42 years…we have had outstanding council reps, Arden Anderson, Rosanna Scott, Frank Schiavone, Paul Davis and now Mike Soubirous.  The unfounded “complaints” lodged against Councilman Soubirous are a joke. Apparently our City Manager and Chief Diaz got their bowels in a uproar over statement{s} made by the police union president or whatever title he hold/held. What a waste of tax payers money for lawyer fees. The approx. $98.000.00 would have bought alot of books for the libraries.  We support Councilman Soubirous 110% against these complaints or whatever you want to call them. Same goes for the investigation of Paul Davis too…Suck it Up Boys…get over it and save the City of Riverside taxpayers money for good causes not mickey-mouse charges.  -  Gordon Williams, Commenter on the PE 
 
Smith met with Soubirous one time alone and Soubirious met with one time with Aurelio Melendrez. You would think that if Smith felt there was any inclination of inappropriateness by Soubirous, he would attempt to record the moment or bring along a second party (which he claims are in RPOA’s “policy”).   He did not.  In fact he supported Soubirous for County Supervisor, even then giving him a campaign check.

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Chief Sergio Diaz also supported Soubirious by giving him a $500.00 personal check.  Smith, Diaz and Soubirous were friends.  Soubirous even loaned his truck out (several times) to Chief Diaz.  So what happened?  Was it that he couldn’t be bought?  He asked the questions he shouldn’t have asked?

Does Melendrez appears to conceive that RPD is an independent “organization” as stated at City Council?  An organization (or organisation) is an entity, such as an institution or an association, that has a collective goal and is linked to an external environment.  Has Riverside’s finest lost there way?  Concerned citizens and local community groups in Riverside agree that changes need to be made.  The Riverside Police Department cannot be part of as an independent external entity, it cannot be effective distancing themselves from the community, they must be part of the community.

Aurelio made it very clear that there “organization” should be autonomous..  I don’t know what world he is living in, but the residents of Riverside pay his salary and all of those in RPD. If he would like to be in control of his own organization, he should try to privatize it and start up his own armed security company, otherwise it gives the impression of a rogue organization.  A police force which has no transparency or accountability!  Why would someone think this was anything but open, honest and transparent?  The residents, the taxpayers, pay a lot of money for their salaries and pensions, and they come back and treat us in a condescending manner?  That’s unacceptable! It’s apparent that RPOA only cares about their members, the members of their “organization,”  as opposed to the taxpayer who pays their salaries, who they are there to protect and serve..or are they really self serving?  I ask this because the question arises as to where their loyalty lies?  Is it an attempt to separate law enforcement from their responsibilities and loyalties to the community residents? We may attempt to say yes, only by their actions.. Actions speak louder than words.

Mr. Smith, do the majority of RPD officers believe in what you are doing? If so, the taxpayers best interest is not at heart and we have a conflict and a question of loyalty. Your oath should state that.  To breach that would cause a health and safety issue with the taxpayers, that you’ve taken an oath to protect and serve.  Would you hold the taxpayer hostage to the wishes of your organization?  This would be a cause of breaching your contract with the taxpayer.  We as taxpayers asked RPOA to replace the cost of this kangaroo investigation.  We asked the amount to be replaced to the General Fund.  We ask that you resign as well as Aurelio Melendrez, or be fired.  This the community of Riverside ask, in the hopes they will not be retaliated against, we know we will.

Regardless, I would like RPOA President Brian Smith to chime in on this.. especially placing his Chief as a “deity” or “god like”.  That statement just seemed off the beaten track.  It is also easy to use big words and threats on the taxpayer, with the taxpayers own money.  Should this be acceptable to the tax payer or criminal? I say this because we then attempt to arise to a different level of reasoning. Those who work for us and take an oath to protect and serve, those who pay for their services, can actually take a different route..a route that doesn’t include the taxpayer.  Therefore what do we have as a police force?  We have a double dipping Chief of Police who was approximately two years late with his Strategic Plan… Again I say it, he was not qualified!   And as a citizen and taxpayer, I should’t be threatened by the Chief of Police nor any citizen/resident in Riverside.  Why does he do this?  What is necessary and hasn’t been done is to investigate Chief Diaz’s background.  If we would have investigated former City Manager Brad Hudson’s background, we would find that he had a criminal background…credit card fraud.  While Mayor Bailey stated that Hudson was a “moral compass” we dispute that..   He did have a criminal past!   The Hudson legacy gave us City Manager Scott Barber and Chief Sergio Diaz.  Two of the four instigators of this Valentines Day Blunder.  Not to mention, Hudson gave us his greatest gift to the residents, $4 billion in unpaid debt. Ask why you are seeing increases in sewer rates and mandatory water conservation, where we own our own water.  We see that this was one issue all can agree on even Smith regarding former City Manager Brad Hudson.  Smith states, “I think Scott’s done a great job for the city considering the bucket of shit he was left with Brad (Hudson) and Tom (DeSantis) and half the City Council that there’s now left him with it.” (pg.20 Smith Investigation, pg. 46 Investigative Report).

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When Smith commented on this investigation at City Council on June 17th, he hadn’t known that Soubirous actually responded in writing to questions.  The current investigation as it stands was not good enough for Smith at the Jully 22nd, who calls the investigation “incomplete” and would like the DA to get involved.  When a group of conspirators decide that the accused, should not know who is accusing him, or have and information of what the detail charges are. Why would anyone agree to a oral interview?   The law firm didn’t even tape the interviews or had written notes!  Good thing Soubirous didn’t agree to that, and rightfully so.  The law firm could not be trusted, where’s the due process?  The Chief and RPOA should know better, especially the Fourteenth Amendment.  Maybe they don’t know, or maybe they don’t care about the people’s rights?

But it didn’t stop there, Smith claimed in his unsworn testimony that Soubirous wanted a meeting via his phone text. This was unverifiable by Smith, since he states he doesn’t keep his text messages, he deletes all of them.  Unknowingly, Soubirous kept his, and those text contradicted Smith’s testimony. The truth of the matter is that Smith called for a meeting. (pg.7 Smith Interview, pg. 33 of investigational report).

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Smith in the interview states Soubirous texted him to set up a meeting, Soubirous personal text show contradicts Smith’s statement. (CLICK ABOVE IMAGES TO ENLARGE).

Why didn’t Smith file a complaint on Soubirous, and was only a witness?  This investigation seems quite remarkable, after all, he created the allegations. In fact,  it was all about Sergeant Brian Smith.  Was he up for a promotion to lieutenant?  What hat was he wearing?  RPOA President or RPD Officer Sergeant Brian Smith?  He was definitely wearing RPOA President hat, and this was not the first time.  The question is what made this meeting different?

We also ask the question of why the suggestion of armed security guards were in order for La Sierra Park? Soubirous originally asked Chief Sergio Diaz about the issue of utilizing RPD officers to patrol at the February 11th, City Council meeting.  Diaz never responded to the question, but instead disrespected Councilman Soubirous and even tried (actually succeeded) to get the audience to laugh at the question at Soubirious expense.  Scott Barber seemed to have to come up with a plan if in fact Diaz refused to comply.  Was armed security the alternative as a result of Diaz’s ego?  RPOA President Brian Smith was in favor of 3 million bucks in overtime money for his “troops.”  Of course this would never happen in the private sector, overtime that is, that is a no-no.  Why couldn’t we utilize that money for hiring new officers at the base salaries? It therefore must be a perk.  But with Diaz claiming there was not enough officers to handle the panhandlers, this seem to be the only viable option left for Soubirous to suggest as a way to fix the problem.

Was Valerie Hill recruited as Ward 3 candidate to run against Soubirous because of her commitment to RPD issues over the taxpayer?  Was Soubirous not chosen because of his position on (he was against) Measure A?  Cindy Roth, of the Greater Riverside Chamber thought so.  Now that we have Measure A, we still apparently have a problem with a shortage of RPD officers, hum… Roth still needed to receive her city taxpayer handouts for her non-profit “laundering” activity.  When will these welfare groups ever do the right thing?  The bottom line is that Soubirous rubbed two RPD officers egos the wrong way, and a conspiratorial retaliation ensued. We saw it first hand, some residents have seen this first hand but have remained intimidated and or quiet.

Smith accuses Soubirous of calling his guys “lazy” when it was Soubirous constituents who made that call. That would be Smith’s real employer, the taxpayer. (pg. 11 Smith Interview, pg.37 Investigative Report). Smith then wanted those emails and names, was he thinking of retaliation of those constituents?  It seems like Smith is parroting his boss, Sergio Diaz, who in his email to Soubirious stated to him that he (Soubirous) referred to RPD as “Lazy.”  Did Diaz make this up and his little boy Brian follows Daddy’s lead?  We need to ask the question of why the community does not contact RPD with their concerns.  I also don’t believe there is a direct contact number anymore, except for 911.

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Why did Diaz avoid the issue of mental health training suggestions to help avoid officer-involved shootings when dealing with mentally disturbed or violent persons, when brought up by John Brandriff at a CPRC meeting?   Then he retaliated against him.. What kind of person with a badge and gun does a thing as this; without a badge, gun and power would someone actually attempt to do this?

According to Smith account in reference to Chief Diaz’s job being in jeopardy, he states that “Sergio Diaz is a “deity” in this City.”  “Other than the elected Sheriff of Riverside County, you are not going to remove Sergio Diaz without an uprising from the city and the citizens here and the employees that work for him.”  This according to his Smith’s interview.  Now remember non of these interviewees were legally sworn in to tell the truth, according to law.

DEITY:
1. a god or goddess
2. the state of being divine; godhead
3. the rank, status, or position of a god
4. the nature or character of God

I’m not sure where he gets this, but most of the community of Riverside sees otherwise.  Why Smith would support Diaz, against community feelings is a misnomer.  We ask the question to what is Smith’s MO?  Again, the taxpayers of Riverside would like to be reimbursed for the amount of $49K times 4, by RPOA, City Manager Scott Barber and Chief of Police Sergio Diaz for this conspiratorial debacle and attempting to trump are Democratic process!  Who are the real criminal masterminds?

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Just the fact that at one time Chris Lanzillo was President of RPOA running the show, makes we wonder as to their MO’s when it comes to taxpayer’s monies, and what they will do to ensure that they get it.

Another promotional piece by the PE. Not going to work Press Enterprise. RPD Chief Sergio Diaz is a liability to the city of Riverside. He has already been found guilty of using inappropriate and vulgar language toward Riverside resident John Brandriff. Where do I start. Diaz has had numerous unprovoked angry outbursts toward several residents with whom he disagrees. RPD Chief Sergio Diaz is a bad role model for the Riverside Police Department. Among the things that he has said to residents: grow some balls – it is politically unwise to get me upset – if you have any political ambitions in this town, you do not cross me – residents who live in their mothers basement, sitting in their underwear, eating cheeto’s – you should not be able to say anything – you are a disgrace …    Sergio Diaz refuses to attend RCPA Riverside Coalition for Police Accountability community meetings. Sergio Diaz refuses to accept any proposals from the city’s CPRC recommendations police commission. Sergio Diaz supports out-dated police policies that have cost Riverside taxpayers into the six digits due to lawsuits from residents who have been injured or killed by the Riverside police department.  Is this the kind of behavior that Riverside should have as a police chief ?  Let’s get a REAL police chief, preferably someone from within our own department.  No more LAPD transfers !!!    -Don Gallegos, commenter on the PE

 FORBES DECLARES RIVERSIDE A “COOL CITY”… 
The City of Riverside is rated #8 on their 2014 list of Cool Cities (CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FORBES ARTICLE)
 
TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT, WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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…continually yelling in a crowded restaurant, while on City business, in a foreign country, stating, “I’m the Mayor!!!” and continuously exclaiming that he is the Mayor and how dare I (Davis) question him on this matter.

Who would have known with seven council you get egg roll?  The Mayor that is… Mayor Bailey that is…in Jiahang, China that is….in a Chinese restaurant that is….that he stated in the most stately way that he is the the Mayor,  to Councilman Paul Davis that is….  Got your attention?   The following is a Code of Ethics and Conduct Complaint issued and filed August 1, 2014 by Councilman Paul Davis against Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey for an incident which occurred in the country of China.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW THE THE FULL 88 PAGE DOCUMENT

Mayor Bailey is being charged with violating Riverside City Charter Section 201, Government Code 6252.5 & 6252.7 and will full & intentional interfering with a lawful public records request.  Not done yet, Riverside City Charter Section 300, 406, 407, 600 and 701.  Lastly, City of Riverside Resolution No. 22546.

The main gust is that Mayor Bailey directly interfered with a lawful public records request by Councilman Davis, by directly requesting City Manager Scott Barber not to give him those records!  Davis made a public records request a list of all employees who have left the city in the last 180 days, and who will be leaving.  During email exchanges with Davis, the City states the information does not exist, in a later email the information does exist.

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THIS CITY DOCUMENT STATES WHAT CAN, AND WHAT CANNOT BE REQUESTED REGARDING CITY EMPLOYEES (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE)

The complaint states that Bailey admits he interfered with the Public Request Act by making this statement in the crowded restaurant: “I will not allow the City Manager (Barber) to provide you with the requested report, as you are only going to use it against Scott!!!”

In the complaint Davis states that Bailey failed to maintain order, decorum and civility in a public place:  “When asked why he (Bailey) was yelling, he had no response, yet continued to act unprofessionally, yelling again, and acting quite childish and in a visibly offensive posture.”

But this does not stop there, regarding the Soubirious and Davis Investigation done by the City, the actions that occurred as a result of the recent Soubirous hearing, July 22nd, will be  submitted to the Riverside Grand Jury for review.  Below is a statement to the Riverside Grand Jury by Councilman Davis.

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DAVIS STATEMENT TO THE RIVERSIDE GRAND JURY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

For more than two decades I was involved in responding to request for public information from a California City and State Agency. In all those years not a single request for public information was deemed to be an ethical violation, a criminal act or a violation of the Brown Act. I expect an elected official to make inquiries when they observe something out of the ordinary. It is called a fiduciary obligation!  - Monrow A. Mabon · Commissioner at City of Riverside, CA – City Government, Commenter on the PE

WE ARE STILL WAITING TO HEAR THE STATUS OF THE FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILE AGAINST MAYOR BAILEY BY ATTORNEY LETITIA PEPPER REGARDING THE CLAPPING INCIDENT, AND THE VIOLATION OF HER FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, NOT TO MENTION THE QUESTIONABLE ARREST!

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JUST FOR LAUGHS, PIC WAS PHOTOSHOPED, BAILEY HOLDING ARTIST DON GALLEGOS RENDITION OF THE PEPPER INCIDENT. (CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE).

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT, WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW THE FULL LETTER SENT TO ATTORNEY MARK MAYERHOFF, OF LIEBERT CASSIDY WHITMORE

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What should be brought to the forefront is that Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is actually representing Councilman Paul Davis in the current case of Raychele Sterling vs. City of Riverside et al.  Liebert Cassidy Whitemore is also the law firm that is doing the investigation for the City of Riverside against, of course, Councilman Paul Davis.  So the firm is defending him but at the same time crucifying him and sticking the knife into him!  Those in Riverside who keep up with the politics see this time and time again.  Those in Riverside who are sleep, need to wake up and see what is happening in your City.

Additionally, I will be filing a bar complaint against you and your firm for violations of conflicts of interest rules, since your firm is my direct representation in the active case Sterling v City of Riverside et al. I have never waived my conflict rights in this case and neither can the council. Regards,
Paul Davis
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This according to Councilman Paul Davis’s personal statement as indicated below, under “Full Davis Personal Statement on this Investigation”.

The letter is directed toward Mark Mayerhoff, which Davis states he is “shocked” that his firm has released an incomplete investigation, as a result of the following:

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In the letter Attorney Mark Mayerhoff states the Investigation that will be release to Press Enterprise reporter Alicia Robinson will be redacted (to obscure or remove from a document prior to publication or release).  Of course we asked the question of Why?  Especially in the name of transparency.  Mayerhoff also states that he attached an unredacted copy of the investigation to Councilman Davis.  We have the unredacted investigation as follows, all 417 pages.  Alicia, if you need the full unredacted copy just download from our site!

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL UNREDACTED INVESTIGATION AGAINST COUNCILMAN PAUL DAVIS

The following is a personal statement made by Councilman Paul Davis in reference to his investigation and submitted to Thirty Miles.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL DAVIS PERSONAL STATEMENT ON THIS INVESTIGATION

Some telling excerpts are as follows:

These issues that Soubirous and I have been charged with is misappropriations of Public Funds for Political Gain and it is about exacting retaliation for our not being the “Go along to get along” guys, like many of the rest. The funds issue will be handled in another venue, as Adams and Bailey appropriated the funds without authority of the council. Evidence will be produced to prove this up. What happened is Barber files the complaint then funds the investigation under his 50K expense authority and they split up the contracts into four separate ones to equate to $200k authorization.
Interestingly enough the hired gun law firm and investigator failed to insert my interview “Eratta”, correction sheet into the investigation materials and even failed to incorporate the right statements in to Gumpart’s statements, where I said “Surely Not” and the stenographer records “Sure”.  Gumport does this so that he can make a point in his opinion on his questions as to the effect of my statements on CM Barber being able to do his job. However, I have attached is separately.
More to come.
Paul Davis
Councilmember – Ward 4
City of Riverside

And of course it is not over yet!  There is “MORE TO COME” according to Councilman Paul Davis!  We will sit back and wait because it will be sooner than you think.  Paul Davis’s Interview “Eratta” is as follows:

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL PAUL DAVIS TRANSCRIPT WITH ERRATA SHEET

We did a story on Ol’Scotty back when he intended to “Ferret” out a problem

We asked the question if Scott Barber should have been fired a long time ago.  First is he qualified for the job of City Manager?  Having a Thespian Degree?   Just back in September of 2012, City Manager Scott Barber decided to take his City Manager hat off and play Council by authorizing a change order of $2.5 million without council authority for the Fox Performance Plaza.

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He brought the issue to Council and basically appeared they would rubber stamp the idea, after-the-fact.  Had this type of shenanigans been done before by the prior City Manager?  The City Manager’s discretionary spending cap is at $50,000.00, anything over that amount must go to council.  Certainly violated the Charter Amendment.  What made Barber think that he had the authority to act as an elect and ferret it out without them?  A complaint should have been filed against him with Human Resources, and Council should have fired him immediately.

What is now remarkable is the fact that Scotty is creating more liability as what appears to be personality problems at the expense of the taxpayer! It is now becoming evident he doesn’t care about the residents of Riverside, if not, only for himself.  Will Scotty sue the City of Riverside?  Or I should say, the taxpayer because of his perception of in house politics?  Remember Scotty is a remnant of the Hudson legacy; he, Brad Hudson was convicted of credit card fraud.  But our current Mayor Rusty Bailey considers him a moral compass, go figure..

Some things never change as this is common in Riverside. Brad Hudson ran the city and the Council as the Mayor was just a figure head madding back room deals, traveling, giving speeches and breaking a tie vote. Well a city attorney made the law up as he went but talked his way out. As the Mayor left and the hopes of an honest Mayor we saw a candidate who had powerful friends of the former Mayor. yes false fliers were sent out but the candidate got caught and apologized, using illegal Fed agent license plates and more corruption, as he was the choice of the people. To start his term he made national news by having a citizen arrested for speaking over 3 minutes, a lawyer arrested for clapping and big money was made with the help of the city Attorney in red lining homes for illegal foreclosure. People were in place to defend and protect the criminal acts. Brad Hudson skipped out along with the Deputy Attorney after illegally buying Glock Hand guns as the Feds closed in but the council did nothing. A replacement who would follow orders was needed and the Code Enforcement Director was picked. Things went for bad to worse as all violations by the council insiders were ignored but the firing of a Deputy attorney who reported illegal action was done as Mrs. Sterling was out. HR answered to Hudson and that was well known. Loveridge was funny as his old time lies did not work on a new generation. Just think Adams history of assaulting his girl friend, messing in a police promotion and as a veteran police officer taking illegal plates still got elected to council again and now running for Congress. Wow we have enough corrupt Congressmen in DC but at lease Riverside has an Honest Congressman in Mark. Well Davis and Mike know their honesty and loyalty to their Wards is not what the Bailey team wants. Most people know a misdemeanor is a violation that gets you jail time and a fine. But it seems Priamos missed that class in law school. Mike charged with hear say that failed even paying to LA lawyers 200,000 dollars which a law student would know. Then Davis with documents as evidence and wow the filing of complaints done wrong but no problem as even the Brown Act was violated twice and no due process in either case. Conflict of interest even paid Attorneys were clue less. The Mayor is spending allot to get two council out in the next election and put Bailey team members in their seats. What is clear is Riverside no longer wants citizens to elect their representatives but will let the Mayor do it. The way things are going Bailey wont need an election to continue as Mayor he will appoint himself. Scott Barber is a good worker and did a great job giving out tickets in Code Enforcement rather legal or illegal and really wanted the city managers job to do as he was told. Anyone who lives in the city of Riverside knows how things are done and employees/appointees take orders and follow them. I remember when we were asked for bond for the Library to help the children well after the money was given oops the council and mayor used it for something else only to come back again to ask for money for the Library. Using citizens and wasting money while making back room deals will continue until the voters clean out the corrupt elected officials and the Bailey Team. The Feds and the State are likely to come in and then the blame game but it will be great to see Brad Hudson and Greg Priamos finally answer to their crimes over the years.  - AirJackie, Commenter to TMC

CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT COMPLAINT HEARING BETWEEN FORMER EMPLOYEE JASON HUNTER AND JUSTIN SCOTT COE CANCELED FOR FRIDAY JULY 25TH, 2014 FOR FLAWS IN THE PROCESS!  MORE TO COME.  DOES THIS MEAN ALL PRIOR COMPLAINTS NEED TO BE REHEARD?  TMC THINKS SO!

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WAS THIS CANCELATION ALL BECAUSE OF WHAT KEITH NELSON HAD TO SAY? AND CALLING THE HIRED ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY A LIAR?

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW COMPLETE LETTER FROM KEITH J. NELSON TO SOUBIROIUS

Board Member, Keith J. Nelson, Ph.D., Inland Regional Board of Trustees, who also served a member of the City’s Adjudicating Body whenever an alleged violation of the City’s Code of Ethics, responded in this letter to Councilman Mike Soubirous regarding his concerns with the behavior and involvement of City Attorney Greg Priamos and outside legal, hired by the city, local Riverside attorney Doug Smith.  In fact, Doctor Keith J. Nelson calls Attorney Douglas Smith a “Liar” in the above letter.  This is the kind of corruption we have come to in the underbelly of the City of Riverside, and it is being taking notice locally, but world wide.  Thirty Miles of Corruption has being receiving hits from all over the world as you can see from it’s data banks.

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RIVERSIDE ATTORNEY HIRED BY CITY OF RIVERSIDE, DOUGLAS  SMITH

WATER CONSERVATION: THE FAUX DROUGHT IN THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE.  We don’t have a drought in the City of Riverside, but it seems the City will create one in order take advantage of fines and maintain the current water rates.  The clincher is that the City passed an ordinance to comply with State Law.  They didn’t have to because we are exempt because we own our water supply.  We as a City are also under a court order, if we don’t use the water we lose it!  Since we own our own water in no position to declare a water shortage!  Large educational institutions such as RCC and UCR are exempt.

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This is how contradictary this ordinance is, if you are a recipient of Gage Canal water, there are no restrictions, you can use as much as appropriated yearly to you depending on your shares.  That means you can run the water into the street if you want.  Of course, I’m not advocating that, but the point is that we have a unfair application of the laws, maybe because the City can always depend on squeezing a little more from the residents.  The City didn’t have to pass the ordinance, but they did, they did because there is a monetary MO behind it. Education institutions such as UCR and RCC are exempt. One of the absolute benefits of living in Riverside is ownership of water.  You can maintain you pool and jacuzzi as long as you don’t “overfill.”  Did you get that one?  Who overfills their pool?   The San Bernardino Water Basin holds about 5 Million acre feet of water. Only about a million acre feet are available to the existing wells. So about 4 millions acre feet remains to be tapped by deeper wells. There is plenty of water. This is focused on an income source, and that income source is us.  This political move also seems another way that the City can put one neighbor against the other by the snitch call to code enforcement, the other police force.  It’s time to see what is occurring in the City of Riverside and remove your Councilperson.  In my ward it is Councilman Mike Gardner.

Remember, approximately 20% of our water is sold to Western Municipal.   Are we to conserve more water so that the City can sell more off to other communities for a higher profit.  Cite the citizens on water violations to increase profits.  Then they will then ask us to use less water then they will raise water rates to increase profits. You will use less and pay more. Then they will manipulate the tier pricing seasonally or at will to increase even more profits.  The more money in the water fund, the more that 11.5% water transfer to the General Fund will have.

The Faux Drought continues with more City propaganda regarding  water usage!  New article by Alicia Robinson in the Press Enterprise addressing the city’s position regarding water conservation.

FROM THE DESK OF SCOTT SIMPSON: SCOTT RESPONDS TO RIVERSIDE’S FAUX DROUGHT AND THE DATA AND ARTICLE IN THE PRESS ENTERPRISE: REFERRING TO PE ARTICLE: DROUGHT GROUNDWATER AT RECORD LOW:

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Scott Simpson was former Chief of Enforcement for the California EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control, and also worked for the Department of Food and Agriculture in their Environmental Hazards Assessment Program specializing in ground water contamination:

Interesting yet, manipulating the data. They first mentioned that ground water levels have dropped due to increased use/demand from consumers but, the graph displays only gw available in acre feet. The data that should have been shown in the graph in order to keep consistent with the written conversation is depth to ground water in the wells (1934-today). They have the data. The graph displays how much water was available every 2 yrs from 1934 on. This is the amount legally available to harvest annually. It is close to displaying how much water(rainfall) went into the basin each season. 1960-64 was the driest period on record but historical references are available of other dry and wet periods back to the early 1800’s. What the graph really shows is that Riverside takes about 10% of the annual harvest of water supplied by normal rainfall. The other water agencies share in the other 90%. The San Bernardino Water Basin holds about 5 Million acre feet of water. Only about a million acre feet are available to the existing wells. So about 4 millions acre feet remains to be tapped by deeper wells.

Of course in the current dry spell (notice there were several dry and wet periods 10 yrs apart) the available gw has decreased some due to demand but mostly due to low rainfall in the local mountains. Look at the wet years; almost instant recharge of the gw basin occurs as soon as we get the first normal or above normal rainfall. This shows the amount available to the various water harvesters is the amount of water that recharges the basin each year or about 500,000 acre feet on average. (this is detailed in the Court settlement order of 1980 settling the big water rights lawsuit filed in 1964.) There is plenty of water available in the gw basin. The Court has limited access to most of it.

Currently, Riverside uses about 84,000 acre feet of gw per year. Half or 44,000 acre feet is harvested from the San Bernardino Basin. The other 40,000 comes mostly from the North Riverside Basin from a well field near the soccer complex and old dead golf course. The North Riverside Basin is geologically and hydraulically connected to the San Bernardino Basin. Ground water flows from the San Bernardino Basin into the North Riverside Basin continuously via a narrow under ground channel beneath the Santa Ana River in Colton.

Now, lets get back to water rights. A Water Right is a legal claim to a fixed amount of water harvested annually from a defined source such as, a river. Your claim can be legally challenged at any time by another water harvester from the same water source. There are pre-1914 water rights and post-1914 water rights. The difference is the date of first lawful claim to the water. Post-1914 water rights claims are granted, processed, regulated and disputed through or by the Calif. Dept. of Water Resources. This legal status encompasses all of the state’s water resources unused or in its natural state post-1914 water law. This is about 62% of the states total water resources during average rainfall periods. The UlS. Constitution prohibits congress from passing retroactive law so, we get old law still in effect for many and the new law applying only to those engaging in the regulated activity as of the date of new law. Two systems of legal claims to water co-existing at the same time.

The other pre-1914 water sources comprising 38% of the states water resources pre-existed the 1914 change in state law toward state regulation of water harvesting and the creation of the Dept. of Water Resources. So if you held a legal water right prior to 1914 it was formed under old law dating back to the founding of the state circa 1849 and before John North et al started up the land development scheme (the Southern California Colony Assn) that became the city of Riverside circa 1885.

From 1850-1914 the primary concern of Californians and incoming settlers was the availability of water and the price! People were experiencing the tyranny of corporate monopolies with the railroad. Railroads arbitrarily raised freight prices after settlers moved in. Cheep rates to draw in settlers and raise them later to extract profits from them when they financially can’t leave. The basic lack of competition in a natural monopoly like a railroad sucked the money out of the local farmers. It was feared that the same monopolistic behavior would (and was) occur with water providers. The state legislature of 1850-1905 was very serious about curbing monopolistic water providers. 1852 saw the first laws regulating the formation of water companies and pricing. Our state Senator of the day, John Satterwaite, authored several laws including one passed in 1862, the Satterwaite Act or Civil Code 552. John North incorporated the So. Calif. Colony Assn. under this law to make profits from the sale of land with a guarantee of water delivery in perpetuity. In part it says, “The corporation is formed to build a water distribution (canal) system to make the land livable and profitable. The corporation making its’ profits from the sale of the land and the water sold at cost.”
This is further elaborated on in Superior Court, Appellate Court and Supreme Court decisions leading to Cal. Supreme, Price v. the Riverside Land & Irrigation Co., 1880. Where the law and lower court rulings were placed in context justifying the Supreme Courts decision. In part saying, ” The corporation having formed under the law of 1862 (civil code 552) may not make profits from the sale and delivery of water. The water belongs to the land and is fixed to it permenently. The price set for delivery of water is based only upon the cost of operating and maintaining the canal, pipes, pumps or other infrastructure annually, Water is not sold as a comodity the lawful price to only recover the cost of providing water to the land.” Including that this was a contractual obligation of the original sale of Colony land(s) to settlers. So, the So. Calif. Colony Assn. contractually sold parcels of land with the advertised and promissed guarantee of water delivery in perpetuity to the land, a contractual obligation that continues forever to pass with the land ownership and successive owners of the water company including a future municipality. This is published case law stating that state water law of the time is still in effect and contractural obligation both pass to successive owners. The water right is fixed to the land receiving water permanently and cannot be altered. State constitutional law upholding and the U.S. Constitution, fourteenth amendment protection of lawful contracts upholding. Land owners served by the city of Riverside water dept. as successor owner of the Riverside land &Irrigation Co. cannot be denied the water they have always received in the same amount and quality as originally delivered to the land and in perpetuity at not more than the cost to deliver the water.

So we are in a period of drought. The law and the Cal. Sup. 1880 says, “The (city of Riverside) water company must declare a water supply emergency to deviate from it otherwise lawful supplying of water to the land, in order to initiate any form of reducing water supply or consumption during the emergency period. It must also stop connecting new land/customers to the distribution system until the emergency is canceled.”

Hence, Riverside cannot charge us fees for conservation programs because that is not a cost of operating and maintaining the infrastructure/service. Riverside cannot do anything other than request Volunteer water conservation. Riverside cannot raise prices to force consumers to use less water. Riverside cannot use tiered punitive pricing to force less water consumption. You have a lawful right to water in the same amount as was originally delivered to your land. My parcel was originally planted in citrus pre-1890 and irrigated with about 8 acre feet of water per acre, the water also being of drinking water quality and used to supply the house. So my water allotment for our .84 acre parcel is about 6 acre feet of water per year. After that, Riverside can require conservation and maybe raise prices.

RUSTY’S RED TROLLEY! DOES HE THINK IT CAN?  MEETING PLANNED FOR JULY 30ST, 2014 TO EXAMIN THE FEASABILITY STUDY!  The City of Riverside received a Cal Trans Grant of $237,000.00 to do a feasibility study, and you better believe with this money the focus is on a reason to have it!

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TMC will have a rebuttle of the pro’s and con’s of a trolley system in the City of Riverside, and will be able to do it for no cost to the taxpayer!

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TROLLEY UPDATE:  TMC WAS TOLD THAT AT THE MEETING, THE TABLES HAD NAME CARDS OF ALL THE COUNCIL AND MAYOR WITH THE TROLLEY STUDY PACKETS.  NOT ONE MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL SHOWED, EVEN THE MAYOR DIDN’T SHOW AND IT’S HIS PROJECT!  IT APPEARS ANOTHER $237K IN STATE GRANT MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN..

THE RIVERSIDE CITY COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL TAKE QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS ON THE UPCOMING SPECIAL AUDIT OF THE SEWER FUNDS.  THIS WILL BE THIS TUESDAY JULY 29TH AT 6:00PM IN THE MAYOR’S CEREMONIAL ROOM ON THE 7TH FLOOR OF CITY HALL.  

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DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY NEIL OKAZAKI LEAVES CITY OF RIVERSIDE.  Sources have said that Neil Okazaki would be leaving his position, possible going to the County.  This occurred the day of the Soubirious hearing.  Was this hearing the turning point for Okazaki?  Weeks before, City Attorney Greg Priamos said he was leaving for a position with the County as well.  What seems evident is that no one wants to go down with the ship!

 FUROR ENGULFS CHICAGO’S RED LIGHT SCAMERA CAMERA SYSTEM!  You’ll thank those that voted to remove our cameras here in Riversider sooner or later.

SORRY EVERYBODY! WE STILL HAVE MORE ON COUNCILMAN SOUBIROUS’S INVESTIGATION THAT WILL BE A COMPLETE SHOCKER! STAY TUNED FOR MORE AS RIVER CITY TURNS!

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT, WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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So it got a little heated at this point. Because I said I want to know what the fuck you’re talking about, Mike.  Are you saying my guys aren’t doing the job?   – Brian Smith, RPOA President.

The question everyone in town is asking, is what just happened?  Did we just payout close to $100,000.00 in taxpayer monies because of “ego” or “politics” or just both?  With this in mind, the Press Enterprise is reporting that the findings on the investigation of Councilman Mike Soubirous are “inconclusive.”  Meriam-Webster Dictionary defines “inconclusive” as leading to no definite result or conclusion, not showing that something is certainly true.  Based on these findings can we argue that Councilman Soubirous is cleared of all allegations?  I would think yes.  Well, the actual PE paper delivered to peoples homes states, “Inquiry clears Councilman.”  The online version states “Probe of councilman inconclusive.”  Now folks, this is the same article, but different title.

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Why would the PE act so indifferent, this I find quite remarkable, this leads my inquiring mind to ask the question of how many prior Press Enterprise employees now work for the City of Riverside?  Such as Phil Pitchford, former PE reporter, who is now Chief Information Officer with the City of Riverside making six figures, also part of the so called elitist group, the Raincross Group in Riverside.  The Raincross Group was in support of Measure A.  Ron Redfern, former PE editor, is now the Chairman of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce.  Many our calling the Chamber a laundering group by the monies that have been given to them by the City of Riverside.  You only have to look at the interconnections of the cast of characters.  Some have seen Pitchford being very chummy with City Manager Scott Barber at City Council.  Now folks, this scenerio also interplays with the County of Riverside.  You decide, does the PE really represent Truth, Justice and the American Way, Oh I forgot, and the Fourth Branch of Government?  Or just a tool for the few in the whole picture of politics?  Whatever it is, TMC has now been blocked from commenting on the Press Enterprise.

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A public hearing will be held July 22, 2014, but it isn’t clear how the City will proceed with this hearing in the form of an opinion or action.  What’s clear is that a misguided few who attempted to play a game of chance with ego and politics, and the cost to the tax payer was a pretty penny.  It becomes evident that the City didn’t expect the blow back to occur and may not have been prepared for the resulting repercussions of their malfeasance.  First they didn’t follow proper procedure according to Section 202 of the Code of Ethics and Conduct, specifically Mayor Pro Tem Steve Adams should have filed the complaint using the form from the City Clerks office;  Mayor Bailey should have completely recused himself and had no business getting himself involved, regardless, the section is as follows:

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With this initial assessment in mind, let’s take an analytical look at all the facts, and decipher some potential thoughts.  The Valentines Day Massacre, or what now has become a “Valentines Day Blunder”: The players at hand were seven, due to blow back of this publicly exposed investigation which revealed the true nature of this conspired deceit, which leads to why the taxpaying residents continue to mistrust our City, and will not come out publicly to state this, for fear of retaliation, such as code etc.

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The seven are as follows: Chief of Police Sergio Diaz, City Manager Scott Barber, RPOA (Riverside Police Officers Association) President Brian Smith, RPOA Vice President Aurelio Melendrez, Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem at the time Steve Adams, Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey and City Attorney Greg Priamos, of whom seemed to have left Dodge City so quickly before the exposure hit the fan.   What is evident in this investigation is that Diaz and Barber were the employees who filed the complaint.  Barber specifically made claims that Councilman Soubirous created a “hostile work environment” for him.  I would imagine Diaz would have said the same, his complaint as Barber’s was crafted and designed based on third party information.  Is this a Chief one can trust?  He was certainly not happy with what he felt Soubirous said about RPD officers.  Later we find that these comments were from unsubstantiated third party statements or what is known as “hearsay.”  But Soubirous relayed that these comments came from his constituents, as entered into evidence in the investigation.  Let it be known that Diaz also threatened Soubirous political career.  He also threatened candidate for city council John Brandriff’s political career.  He’s threatened Karen Wright, Christina Duran, Dvonne Pitruzzello, Mary Shelton and many more residents.  You cannot treat people in America as if it’s some third world country.  This type of behavior in a police force may be acceptable in a third world country, but not in America.  So again Diaz missed the boat.  Thanks again Mr. Hudson for a bang up job..

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The witness in this complaint was RPOA President Brian Smith.  Smith and Vice President Aurelio Melendrez (son of Councilman Andy Melendrez) were the two that instigated the complaint.  Were these the other two employees Mayor Bailey and Councilman/Mayor Pro Tem Adams  were referring to in the above document?  It appears there were only two complainants according to the above letter fired back to City Manager Barber by Soubirous’s Attorney Danuta Tusynska.  Also, as a side note, Danuta Tusynska was sending all legal documents to City Manager Scott Barber, not knowing that Barber was one of Soubirous’s accusers.  According to this letter Mayor Pro Tem/Councilman Steve Adams and Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey told Councilman Mike Soubirous that there were four complainants on April 1, 2014, April Fools Day.   Were  the two trying to be facetious?  Further, both Adams and Bailey stated that the four filed under the “whistleblowers” act and would not be identified.  Again, this was found to be innaccurate, no filing was ever done.  The two actually decieved the councilman with a premeditated untruth…they lied.

Soubirous has said he believes the investigation is politically motivated because of the election, and because he has questioned Police Department actions and policies since taking office.  “I am an elected official and if I want to propose policy for (the Police Department), for building and planning, for parks and recreation, that’s my job,” he said. “They don’t want to see any rocking of the boat.”  It’s very clear that the City of Riverside has optioned, by it’s familial ties to curb the true aspirations of the taxpayers.  We have to ask the question of why they would do this?  I believe, undoubtedly, with respect to their (the City’s) position with old familial ties, that the web of  connected political repercussions we unfortunately see occurring today,  in the political forefront, can be directly tied to the actions of a certain composition of those in City Council and their employees.

Again, we at TMC have tried to tell the community and residents of Riverside for years that the very people we believe we trust, we cannot.  We are told by Adams and Bailey that four city employees have filed a complaint against Soubirous.  Later, we find that RPOA Brian Smith and Aurelio Melendrez may have been the other two, but accordingly, they are only witnesses…   The whole investigation was based on these two witnesses, while the Diaz and Barber interviews were left out of the investigation.  Diaz and Barber did not file formally as indicated, but sent letters with their complaint.  The others that were interviewed and not part of the investigative process was the Mayor, each of the City Council members, City Manager Scott Barber, Chief Sergio Diaz, City Attorney Greg Priamos, Community Services Superintendent Patricia Solano, Assistant Chief Chris Vicino and Community Development Director Al Zelinka.  Really, Al Zelinka?  What was that all about?  TMC has ordered these transcripts.  Why these taxpayer paid interviews were not used, we don’t know.  What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!

In retrospect, Smith and Melendrez’s  initial contact person, was Chief of Police Sergio Diaz, then City Manager Scott Barber.  The two (Barber & Diaz) went to file their complaints against Councilman Mike Soubirous.  We must remind you, not formally as required.

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Interesting enough, is that Barbers personal complaint against Soubirous is solely based on third party information, hearsay, and not a direct encounter with Soubirous.

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The secondary contact people were Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem at the time Steve Adams, and the Mayor himself, William “Rusty” Bailey.  Was this a conspiracy?  Of course, we have to ask this question.  But as you know, you as the public must decide based on the facts.  The evidence and facts are uncanny.  The full investigative report is as follows:

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The allegation made by Smith were by most, quite remarkable.  Initially, there was a meeting between Councilman Mike Soubirous and Smith on  February 14, 2014, St. Valentines Day, the premeditation date of the conspired political massacre.

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The meeting with Soubirous led to some concerns by Smith.  He then went to his superior, we are not sure, as an employee or as the President of RPOA.  Regardless, he first spoke to Chief Diaz; he then took his concerns to City Manager Scott Barber,  in turn went to Adams and Bailey, with the resultant initiation of this investigation signed by Adams.

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According to Campaign Form 497, RPOA really didn’t like Mike Soubirous at a contribution of $45,984.40 of association money to the Valerie Hill Campaign.  What was this all about?  What kind of beef did RPOA have with a candidate with a 29 year, pristine career as Acting Commander with the California Highway Patrol?  Well it may have been quite a bit if he didn’t rumble to the expected tune of the RPOA.  Would this mean he disagreed with some of their postions or their obligatory demands to sustain their “organization”, as Melendrez puts it?  It seemed according to the investigating report that Aurelio Melendrez had trouble understanding how these 497 forms were attained by other officers.

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Well, these are public, and easily found on the City of Riverside web site.  It also seems your officers were concerned with how their association dues were spent, and why so much was spent when they themselves felt Soubirous would be the winning candidate.  This according to Melendrez’s testimony in the interview process.  According to page 10, RPOA President Sergent Brian Smith stated in the interview process, “What pissed me off was that he [Soubirous] was meddling in my business by going to members and poking them, saying, you know, you spent $40,000.00 on a loser.”  Let me get this straight, the taxpayer pays RPD salaries, the Councilman is the representative liaison for the taxpayer, but what Smith appears to be saying is that if you have anything to say to his members, you are “meddling” in his business.  I don’t believe Smith pays the salaries of his members, or are they employees of Smith.  I believe the members pay dues to his association, union or organization, so why would he meddle with the legitimate business of the taxpayer?

Smith said that, at the meeting, Soubirous “tried to big league me by letting me know he was the councilman and he was calling the shots, that it was a 7-0 vote to remove Scott if he didn’t do what they deemed he needed to do, and that maybe if Sergio doesn’t come in line, maybe it’s time to see if Sergio Diaz can be replaced as chief of police,” according to a transcript of his interview with Gumport.  According to the investigation, page 5, [G], It does not appear that council ever voted to remove City Manager Barber or Chief Diaz.

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In addition, it does not appear that the council or its members informally or secretly voted to remove City Manager Barber or Chief Diaz.  What’s evident, is that Smith’s contention or allegation was inaccurate. Was it by perception that the allegation or statement was made?  Or was there simply an ulterior motive?  We can only ask the question otherwise it would be sheer speculation.

One criticism of the law firm Gumport Mastan is their following statement in the investigation: “The February 14, 2014 meeting and it’s fallout, including the time and expense of Gumport Mastan investigation, demonstrate the cost and disruption that can occur when Councilmembers deal directly with subordinates of the City Manager instead of dealing with them through the city manager.”  Again, this was out of the scope of proper practice of the firm to even attempt to suggest this opinion (page 5), after they stated, according to the PE, an investigation into complaints against Riverside Councilman Mike Soubirous was inconclusive, finding that “it would be speculation” to say whether Soubirous did anything wrong.  Gumport Mastan is contradicting its own finding.  Was Gumport Mastan attempting to give the city a slight bone in their favor at taxpayer expense?

Again we must ask the question, was this a bumbling attempt by a few rogue City of Riverside elects, officials and employees a conspiracy to slander a councilman for political reasons at the expense of the taxpayer?  Residents are overwhelmingly telling TMC, Yes!  Why are residents afraid to come out, they fear retaliation by the City of Riverside.

I believe the Charter is flawed, and Council should be able to go to three Department heads to discuss policy which directly effects the taxpayer; the City Attorney, the City Manager and the Chief of Police.  In addition, they should be elected positions.  I believe RPOA is responsible for this and they should reimburse $100K back to the taxpayer for this debacle.  With that said we have a $100K that could go to our Library.  In the City of Arts and Innovation we sadly realize no one really cares about the knowledge of books and our library system.  As much as the City spends on nonsense items, we cannot get $100K?  We cannot even get a measly $100K donated from the Greater Riverside Chamber or the Raincross Group.

The question I really have for Brian, is why did you really do this?  Did you really believe a Brown Act violation was occurring?  Did you sincerely expect to receive any ground based on your suspicions?  The right thing to do is to give it back to the taxpayer, if you can dish out over $45K for a campaign, you can certainly make good on $24K  for the Library.  As an “organization” or “association” or whatever you want to call yourselves these days, people understand unions, of which you are.

Lastly, these remaining six should resign or be fired…  TMC ask for the resignation of Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey, Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Adams, City Manager Scott Barber, Chief of Police Sergio Diaz.  We City Manager Scott Barber to fire RPD Sergeant Brian Smith and RPD Detective Aurelio Melendrez.  The Greater Riverside Chamber and the Raincross Group should be asking for their resignations and firings, as well as other community advocates such as The Group, The Latino Network and the NAACP.  This my friends is what the community is asking TMC to ask for.  We want our City back..

The Second Part of this story is coming up shortly..

City Manager Scott Barber and his police chief crony Sergio Diaz have got to go. These two individuals are corrupt. Wasting taxpayer money. Filing false reports to suit their agenda. Sergio Diaz is a phony, a coward, and a little angry man who we need to send back to Los Angeles.  It has been revealed during this scandal that city officials have partnered with the RPOA Brian Smith to smear Councilman Mike Soubirous because he won the Ward 3 election. Anyone who knows Mike and Linda Soubirous know that they have only served in the best interests of law enforcement and Ward 3 residents. This is politically motivated, and the losers are the taxpayers. Who is to blame ? Mayor Bailey, Councilman Adams, , City Manager Scott Barber, RPOA president Brian Smith. These men have cost you the residents of Riverside thousands of taxpayer money in an attempt to slander Councilman Mike Soubirous because he beat Valerie Hill in the Ward 3 election… These individuals endorsed Valerie Hill. Mike Soubirous is actually doing the job that residents hired him to do… which is to ask real questions and make city officials give account for your taxes. Please support Mike Soubirous on July 22, 2014. These same individuals are also trying to slander Ward 4 Councilman Paul Davis because Davis pulls no punches when it comes to making the city accountable for your tax dollars. No more wasteful spending at City Hall. RPOA President Brian Smith you are a liar. Aurelio Melendrez… you are a spoiled brat. Just because your daddy got you a job with the RPD, and now you are vice president of the RPOA, you think you are hot stuff and that you can slander your fathers (Andy Melendrez) colleague (Mike Soubirous) ? Brian Smith and Aurelio Melendrez need to focus on police work and not politics at city hall. $100,000,000 that could have been spent on the downtown library. What a waste of taxes. Need to get rid of Scott Barber and Sergio Diaz !!!  – Isaac Mendoza, Commenter on the PE

Chief Sergio Diaz talks about men’s balls quite a bit, locker talk or obsession, I just don’t get it, or this pic…  a man with a badge and gun, what he does on his own time is his business.. Is that an RPD arm patch on his crotch? What was the Chief thinking?  Chief Diaz, don’t get pissed at the picture, we know you have balls. They may not be “balls of Kryptonite” as Soubirous, but standard “Softballs” to say the least…

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 The Brockton Bike Lane, The Magnolia Avenue Trolley…What’s next for the City of Riverside, on Mayor Baileys To Do List?

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT, WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

FOJULY

George Orwell  “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell
Benjamin Franklin  “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” ― Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings

There is a cost to freedom, freedom is not free, it’s an ongoing continual effort to maintain the rights that we have from those who would prefer containment and status quo..  We may not agree with everyone, but we can be assured that everyone has a right to their opinion.  In our politically correct world today, if we looked upon the actions of which the first Americans invoked upon the Kingdom of Great Britain today.  Our Declaration of Independence would be no less, an act of domestic terrorism by today’s political correct community.  At this moment, we celebrate the actions of those domestic terrorist who have given us the rights and freedoms we celebrate this July 4th.  Today, Americans continue to fight against government efforts to increase taxes, curb out of control spending and control the very freedoms endowed upon us.
The following are interesting facts about our forefathers and the Fourth of July.  In a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third President in a row who died on this memorable day. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only President to have been born on Independence Day.

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