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In a request for Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey’s working schedule for July13, 2015 through July 19,2015, this is what one taxpayer received.  This was submitted to TMC to reveal that this document was redacted of who the Mayor was meeting with, where you see the red arrows.  Whereby taxpayers were insured of a new era for theCity of Riverside with reference to transparency, it appears the same old, same Old song…  What are you hiding Mayor Bailey, something from the public, or something from your family?  Why are you keeping us guessing, I thought your knew policy at City Hall was transparency on steroids.  The only thing that has change at City Hall are the faces.

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           MAYOR BAILEY                         SORRY, MAYOR BAILEY

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST, “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” 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… 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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PRESS RELEASE BY CITY OF RIVERSIDE REGARDING AG PARK (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE OR CLICK LINK TO VIEW PDF) 

A News Released disclosed publicly today July 27th by the City of Riverside that a meeting took place on Friday July 24th with City Manager John Russo and Barbara A. Lee, Director of the Department of Toxic Substance Control for the State of California (DTSC).   The DTSC outlined its intent to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a concurrent review of the site and to identify any appropriate confirmation sampling at the site, which could include sampling of the soil as well as the groundwater.  The letter which requested the EPA to step in was sent on July 23rd and is as follows:

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL LETTER REQUESTING ASSISTANCE FROM THE EPA BY THE DTSC ON JULY 23, 2015

The above document indicates that the reason DTSC was requesting EPA’s assistance was a result of a letter received by the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) March 5, 2015.  In this letter CCAEJ alleged that serious problems occurred before and during cleanup activities on the site, and that nearby residents were potentially exposed to toxic substances.  CCAEJ requested that DTSC and other environmental agencies, EPA, review the adequacy of the clean-up activities of the site.  The main issues the DTSC was asking EPA to review as a result of the CCAEJ allegations were as follows: 1.) Whether any additional soil sampling was necessary onsite and offsite. 2.) Whether any additional ground water monitoring is necessary onsite and offsite.  3.) Whether EPA could provide any assistance to the DTSC in assessing the health related concerns reported by some members of the community around the site.  The letter sent to the DTSC by CCAEJ on March 5th is as follows:

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 CCAEJ Document Riverside Agriculture Park

The letter from the CCAEJ written to the DTSC stated that the Voluntary Clean Up did not address the following:

1.) AG Park was formerly Camp Anza, a US Army Defense Site, which has potential explosives and chemical warfare material contamination.  This presents a grave threat to the residents living on the three sides of this property and to the construction crews who are presently digging trenches for sewer pipes.

2.) The groundwater is contaminated with PCB’s, perchlorate, lead, thallium, dioxin and furans.  It should be noted that the ground water flows directly into the Santa Ana River which is a primary source of drinking water for Orange County, therefore poses a real threat to that community as a result of potential substandard water quality.

3.) Sampling of the property was not done according to Federal EPA protocol.  It appears that there was “selective sampling” of the property as a result of not following Federal EPA protocol.  Therefore, when samples were taken they were not tested for the full range of contaminants such as metals, explosives, perchlorate, dioxin and furans; which are some of the most toxic chemicals known to science.

4.) A survey of the residents surrounding the AG Park indicate an elevated number of cancers which could indicate a cancer cluster.

5.) Dust monitoring logs indicate a high Part Per Million and particles exceeding the 10 micrometers in diameter in July 2013, this exceeds the maximum health level set by the Air Quality Management District (AQMD), thus causing the contamination of adjoining residential properties and injuring the lungs of residents.  It also appears that the consultants for the City misinformed the DTSC of the true aspects of the site, rather than indicating it was a sewer site whereby toxins were dumped, they indicated the property as a Riverside City Disposal Site for excavated sidewalks and roadways.  Ouch..not cool!  Who were the consultants, were they Adkin Engineering?  The consultants accordingly did not follow AQMD rule 1150, therefore did not send a report that the levels of PCB contaminants exceeded acceptable levels.  Exceeding potential acceptable levels would indicate elevated levels of PCB’s in the air, thus contaminating residential properties and exposing residents to PCB’s.

6.)  The City of Riverside identified ROHR as the source of the PCB’s and identified them the responsible party under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), but did not inform Riverside County or DTSC of this fact.  There was also improper disposal of the main sewer, with the main pipeline to ROHR still remains intact and underground.

FOLLOWING EXPLOSIVE LETTER REVEALS WRONGDOING BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE BY CITY EMPLOYEE! “THERE WAS NO BLACK AND WHITE, ONLY SHADES OF GREY..”

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Cathleen R. Baswell, Administrative Analyst for the City of Riverside, wrote the above letter and filed it with the City Clerk on July 7, 2015.  According to the letter, allegations were made that the City of Riverside had no policy or protocol at the time.  The protocol was assembled at the last minute and possibly used against the 15 workers, that they were at fault, and didn’t follow protocol.  The question is, “Was this assembled protocol used by former City Attorney Greg Priamos when fighting against their workman compensation claims?”

She states in the letter that Brian Nakamura was Public Works Director, while Siobhan Foster was Deputy Director at the time of the 2003 Toxic Sewage Spill.  It appears according to the letter that Foster was the “good soldier,” dependable and loyal, and carried out her superiors orders.  With that, we now have a prominent UCR Toxicologist, Bob Krieger who lied, and threw what was left of integrity out the door.

TMC thanks Ms. Baswell in bringing this story to the forefront and helping City of Riverside employees and the taxpayers.  This places a new light on a culture of cover ups of those in charge who not only endangered employee lives, taxpayer live but created liability for the taxpayers.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST, “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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… 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

frontpgWATER LAW SUIT AGAINST THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA (CLICK LINK TO VIEW FULL LAW SUIT)

On June 4, 2015, the City of Riverside, under newly christened City Attorney Gary Geuss filed suit against the State of California with regards to the issue of having to comply with a 24% cut in usage.  The city asked the state in the suit to include it in a program that lets Northern California entities get away with just 4% cuts because they are taking their water from surface sources, like rivers that are going to dump their contents in the sea if not snatched. The State ignored the City’s request. Riverside gets its water from underground sources, not the surface, and that’s a critical difference to the state.  The problem stems from the Board’s definition of a “reliable water source;” namely, the designation refers only to surface water and not groundwater, or water located underneath the earth’s surface.  So the City filed the above lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court to stop the State Water Resources Control Board from commanding our City to comply.

In its complaint, Riverside asked the state why a “groundwater-sufficient entity” couldn’t be inserted and was told, “It would simply be too difficult to include groundwater in the 4% tier, but provided no evidence why including groundwater suppliers would be any more difficult than including surface water suppliers. No other reason was giving for listening to one class of water suppliers, but ignoring the other class of water suppliers.”  KPCC said Riverside’s lawsuit was the largest objection registered to date against the state’s water policy. Water districts are just now beginning to implement government directives which aim to implement Governor Jerry Brown’s order that water usage be cut 25% among statewide nonagricultural users. The cuts range between 8% and 36%, compared to comparable time periods in 2013.  Riverside wants a temporary restraining order and injunction to avoid $10,000-a-day fines for noncompliance with an emergency order.

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.  Simpson tells City Attorney Geuss that he forgot the “winning” argument against the State of California!  The residents have a “contractual right” to water in the City of Riverside, therefore the State of California has no right to impose water restrictions!  The right to water in the City of Riverside is tied to every resident who owns property, for perpetuity.  What is important to note in this law suit is that the City of Riverside admits owning water rights pre-1914, which releases us from the constraints of the Governor Moonbeams imaginary drought emergency.  What people need to realize we are in the year of “El Nino” and we will receive a boat load of water this year, more than we can handle.  Unfortunately, the State of California cannot run a business, how can we allow them to run the State?

SCOTTVIDEOTWOCLICK THIS LINK TO HEAR WHAT CITY ATTORNEY GARY GEUSS FORGOT TO PLACE IN THE LAW SUIT TO PROTECT RESIDENTS WATER RIGHTS, WHICH IS THE RESIDENTS “CONTRACTUAL RIGHT” TO THAT WATER.

Simpson states that water is protected for the use and benefit of all Californians according to the California State Water Resources Control Board. California’s waters cannot be owned by individuals, groups, businesses, or governmental agencies. But permits, licenses, and registrations give individuals and others the right to beneficially use reasonable amounts of water. That’s paraphrased from the California State Constitution. The precise language states that the people of the State of California own the water resources of the State for their use and enjoyment.

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Water Expert Scott Simpson then states that the State of California is the care taker of the water, in charge of improving the quality and making more water available for their use. You are not selling us water you are you provide us with the service of transportation for our use and enjoyment.  So why has the State of California unfortunately betrayed the taxpayers?  Some terms come to mind, “greed,” “incompetence,” “over construction,” and “ineptness.”  Where’s the accountability?  Well folks that will never transpire.

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Riverside Public Utilities deputy general manager Kevin Milligan said the city wants the water board to include groundwater in its definition of a reliable water supply.  “The only difference is surface water you can see and groundwater you can’t,” Milligan told the paper.  “We have our own wells and our own water resources,” Riverside Public Utilities spokesperson Heather Raymond told the Los Angeles Times. “No matter how much we save it has zero effect on the state water supply.”  Riverside gets its water from groundwater basins it controls and has a four-year supply on hand. That’s the minimum necessary to be included in the 4% tier. Over the years, the city has drilled wells, captured storm water, invested in a water treatment plant and spent millions on a recycled water infrastructure, Riverside Public Utilities Deputy General Manager Kevin Milligan told the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

The question then became, the City of Riverside doesn’t really have to comply with the State Resources Control Board, since our water rights are pre-1914, and the Control Board was set up thereafter.  Further, the residents who own property in the City of Riverside have a “contractual right” to the that water, as a result of those water rights given to us by a court of law prior to 1914.  The city says it hasn’t imported water from the Colorado River or the State Water Project since 2008.  According to the Courthouse News Service, the city’s complaint says, “(A)ny water that Riverside does not extract will sit in the basin, and cannot be extracted or used by others. Riverside is truly ‘water independent.’ ”  This is something to remember folks, because the City of Riverside is mandated by law to harvest “x” amount of water.  Water cannot be conserved and sit in the ground.  If it does, it can go beyond the acceptable water table, and cause damage and weakness to surrounding infrastructure.

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Riverside City Attorney Gary Geuss, with double indemnity prior clown behind him, a tough circus act to follow!

Has anybody seen the moniker around town stating “I Own It?”  What does that mean?  It means that if you are a homeowner in the City of Riverside you actually have a “contractual right” to water and you therefore own the “public utilities.”  You may ask, “Why does the City state we are “shareholders” as a result of owning property attached to a home, and then be treated as we are not?”  The straight answer is that the Riverside Water Board represents City interest, therefore not the best interest of the taxpayers is considered.  The only way to protect your rights, your right to water etc. is to form a “taxpayer advocacy” group which will lobby for our rights as homeowners and property owners.

We haven’t even addressed those residents who own rights to the Gage Canal water etc., they can pretty much run there water down the street if they want. There is no drought restriction for them! The point is that are city forefathers made sure there would not be a problem with the access of this important commodity, and this was insured years ago, and pre-1914.  Therefore, are rights to that groundwater should be fought for with a vengeance.  It is as the squirrel who prepared themselves for the winter and stored his food supply early.  Another squirrel comes about, who didn’t prepare, and wants to take it away.  That is what the State of California is attempting to do.

RIVERSIDE PUBLIC UTILITIES ADMITS WE ARE PRE-1914 BY ADVERTISING PROMO.. CUSTOMER OWNED SINCE 1895.

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What City of Riverside residents must know about the drought misinformation, is that the residents have a “contractual right” to water prior to 1914. Which means that we as a City do not have to comply with the laws regarding drought mandated by Governor Edmund G. Brown, also known as “Moonbeam.”  According to Riverside Public Utilities own advertisement, we have been publicly and customer owned since 1895!  You therefore are not receiving correct information.  Every homeowner in the City of Riverside has a contractual right to water from the publicly owned Bunker Hill Basin in San Bernardino.  The next big question Riversidian’s should be asking is why we as a publicly owned utility should have to advertise to ourselves?  The Riverside Public Utilities spends multitudes of money to promote, which is technically, a public monopoly with reference to utilities.  WHY IS THERE A NEED TO ADVERTISE?  Is it to divert monies to those special clients in the advertising business?  Can this be interpreted as a gift of public funds?  It’s all wrong and should not be done!  Further, the ratepayers demand the utility overages refunded back!  Don’t attempt to try to craft new language and use are reserves to purchase another $40 million dollar building.

RIVERSIDE FORGOTTEN….

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST, “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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… 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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                          ROCK STAR RUSSO                                REAR VIEW MCDOUGAL

I’m going to go with the notion that these two can’t get enough of each others egos or maybe because they will be starting a new private gentlemen’s club in Riverside. Never the less it will be great material for Thirty Miles.

This is my problem, Mr Lee McDougal doesn’t need the job! He has a pension of 211,000.00 each and every year for the rest of his life. The City of Riverside Just paid him an additional 145,000.00 for 6 months of service. And now we want to pay him an additional 37,000.00 per year. Thats approx $400,000,00 he will be paid this year.This is nothing more than Mr Russo taking care of his buddy… I thought this kind of management was over. He may be qualified for the job but I’m sure there are a lot of people qualified for the job that live in Riverside, who actually need the job like Jason Hunter,.Jason is way more qualified for this job than McDougal.

Mr McDougal we thank-you for your service to our city but we are over it now. Its time for you to move on. Stop being GREEDY!

According to a posting on Next Door Wood Streets Neigborhood site, the City of Riverside’s Intergovernmental and Communications Officer (AKA City Spokes Hole), Phil Pitchford released the following posting indicating newly hired Riverside City Manager John Russo will be contracting the services of former interim Riverside City Manager Lee McDougal.  Rock Star Russo is proposing to systematically audit all city departments on a rotating basis as part of a program headed to the City Council for its endorsement on Tuesday (7/28). Russo proposes to start with the city’s largest department – Riverside Public Utilities – and two others, Finance and Human Resources, which interact with all other city departments.  McDougal will be contracted out at $37,000.00 per year to manage the audit program, plus will be paid expenses and mileage, and would be paid out of the City Manager’s existing budget.  Another good example of ‘recycled executive trash?”

The tentative rotation for audits would be:
Fiscal year 2015/16 – Riverside Public Utilities, Finance, Human Resources
Fiscal year 2016/17 – Riverside Police Department, Community and Economic Development, City Manager’s Office
Fiscal year 2017/18 – Riverside Fire Department; Public Works; Parks, Recreation and Community Services
Fiscal year 2018/19 – General Services Department, Innovation and Technology, Museum and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal year 2019/20 – Riverside Public Libraries, City Clerk, City Attorney

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What seems to be unclear about the Next Door Wood Street Neighborhood site is why the City of Riverside is a participant.  The site is for homeowners of the wood street and surrounding Riverside neighbors, and one of the criteria is that you are a “homeowner.”  Residential taxpayers are asking the question if this is a City of Riverside monitoring site, to actually see what residents may not be “team players.”  Was it started by the City of Riverside, some even mentioned former Mayor Ron Loveridge’s name.  You know those conspiracy theorist in our neighborhood. No one has since “denied” or “acknowledged” that this may or may not be true.

According to the Legislative Counsel’s Digest, AB 194, Campos. Open Meetings: Public Criticism and Comment states under SECTION 1. Section 54954.3 of the Government Code is amended to read: 54954.3.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL DOCUMENT ON public criticism, which McDougal may not have agreed with…
(c) (1) Subject to reasonable regulations promulgated pursuant to subdivision (b), the legislative body of a local agency, or its presiding officer or staff, acting in their official capacity on behalf of the legislative body, shall not prohibit, limit, or otherwise prevent any of the following: (A) Public criticism of the policies, procedures, programs, or services of the agency, or of the acts or omissions of the legislative body or its officers or employees acting in their official capacity.

McDougal who is remembered by the residents of the City by how he attempted to control public speakers at the podium by changing the camera view.  The new camera position viewed public speakers from the rear end at a far distance.  This didn’t allow viewers to see speakers mannerisms and facial expression.  What came about was that this was reversed by Russo.  People still couldn’t figure out why McDougal did this.  Some residents felt he attempted to treat them as small children, which was taken as a personal insult.  A second layer of this rear view action, was he actually attempting to control the message and our 1st Amendment right to free speech in a public arena?  The overall picture the community saw, was that he was just attempting to punishing the community if they didn’t act right.  Well TMC found that McDougal didn’t morally act right in the City of Montclair according to sources, which now changes the perspective of behavior to contradiction.  Regardless, this is how taxpaying residents are viewing him.

THINKING FROM BEHIND IS WHY MANY CANNOT THINK FORWARD: AS IS THE CASE WITH INTERIM CITY MANAGER LEE MCDOUGAL:  HERE YOU GO LEE, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.. HORSES ASS IS TOO GOOD FOR YOU, WILL STICK TO A DONKEY’S ASS..

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UPDATE: RPOA (RIVERSIDE POLICE OFFICER’S ASSOCIATION) EMBEZZLEMENT SCAM CONTINUES TO EMBARRASS BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  Questions have arose if RPD or individuals in law enforcement who are their to serve and protect the public, can they “competently handle money?”  In this case it was a whole lot of money to the tune of $337,017.07!  Again, this was all under the nose of President Brian Smith and Vice President Aurelio Melendrez (Council Andy’s son), and wasn’t until RPD Detective Money (real name) figured it out.  At the time of her arrest, Detective Brian Money, of the Riverside Police Department economic crimes unit, said Archibeque was highly trusted and had access to and most of the control over financial records – a mistake he said is common among small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are victimized by embezzlers.  I don’t think so Det. Money Bags, the majority of all non-profits and businesses have the two check process, implemented to avoid such embarrassing situations. Again 300K, that is shear incompetence to leave one individual in charge, with no secondary oversight in order to verify outgoing payments.

But the thing to remember this happened through a slew of highly tax paid law enforcement officers.  The good officers of RPD should be asking for their resignation, if you need help contact TMC.  It only stands to reason why they, RPOA, debacled the Councilman Soubirous character assassination, and abused the very integrity of their association, therefore placing a “black eye” against the “troops” and the community of Riverside.

weloveourceleryAs in this pic, Smith and Melendrez were just simply distracted by the size of the salary celery…  Was this why they didn’t catch that measly $337, 017.07 of RPD Officers money?

JUST FOR LAUGHS! NO PUN ON RPOA…

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RIVERSIDE FORGOTTEN….

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST, “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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… 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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GRAND JURY COMPLAINT FILED JULY 20, 2015 (CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW DOCUMENT)

On July 20, 2015, the Riverside County Grand Jury received the following complaint filed by former Riverside Deputy City Attorney Raychele Sterling.  The Officials in the complaint are Council members Mike Gardner, Chris Mac Arthur and John Burnard; Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey and City Clerk Colleen Nicol.

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On July 14, 2015, Councilmen Gardner, MacArthur and Burnard voted to approve a motion made by MacArthur and seconded by Gardner to accept the Mayor’s Nominating Screening Committee (“Screening Committee”) recommendations for regional organization assignments.

The vote was a tie, 3 for approval and 3 against, which was broken by Mayor Bailey in support of acceptance of the recommendation. One of the recommendations therein was that Mayor Rusty Bailey serve as the member of Riverside County Transportation Committee (“RCTC”) with Councilman Melendrez as the alternate. This recommendation was in direct contradiction of the Rules of Procedure and Order codified in Resolution No. 22796 (“Rules”) adopted by the City Council and executed by Mayor Rusty Bailey on January 27, 2015, in that the senior Councilmember, Melendrez, had indicated his preference for the member position as required by the Rules.  The rule states as follows:

To the greatest extent possible for Standing Committee and regional organization appointments, preference of senior Councilmembers shall be honored. Councilmembers shall forward preferences on Standing Committee assignments to the City Clerk to be shared at the Mayor’s Nominating and Screening Committee.

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Well folks this didn’t happen.  The senior Council member on board was Andy Melendrez, and it was his preference to stay on board. The three council votes plus the breaking Mayors vote discounted Council member Melendrez’s request. On the other hand, the question arose, was Melendrez holding on to a senior position meant that he could hold on to the position indefinitely, which means that very act could be a problem, after all he was on four boards.

Regardless, the Rules mandate that the RCTC member position be assigned to the most senior Council member, Melendrez. It is also important to note, that the Rules do not provide for a preference to be submitted by the Mayor, only the City Council. Therefore, any assignment preferences made by the Mayor should have been immediately rejected by the City Clerk and not forwarded to the Screening Committee for review and consideration. The City Clerk’s actions of forwarding the assignment preference of the Mayor to the Screening Committee was outside the scope of her authority granted by Resolution No. 22796.

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To add further drama to the picture, during his introduction of the agenda item, Mayor Bailey inappropriately interjected his perceived qualifications for the member position, noting a letter of recommendation drafted on his behalf by Supervisor John Tavaglione, for whom he had worked as a legislative aide while employed by the County of Riverside. It is also believed that Mayor Bailey is a close personal friend of Supervisor Tavaglione’s, often socializing with him and his family.  Again, the City Clerk’s action of providing this letter to the Screening Committee and including it in the City Council Agenda packet was inappropriate and outside the scope of her authority under Resolution No. 22796. Complainant believes that Supervisor Tavaglione’s attempt to influence the committee assignments in violation of Resolution No. 22796 is indicative of the incestuous relationship between certain “chosen” elected officials of the City and the County Board of Supervisors and constitutes yet another act of political favoritism and cronyism that has plagued both the County and the City of Riverside for years.  

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Did we have an concerted orchestrated attempt to take over, or simply a political coup d’État, to change the players in this Chess game, in order to ensure future favorable outcomes?  Our the Riverside County Supervisors part of the problem or all of the problem?  I Rusty Bailey wants to sit on that board, he should have changed the rules of the resolution which he actually executed back in January of 2015!  Instead he skipped the step, and in doing so violated his own resolution.  Sorry, can’t do that.

godfatherartwork14 copyI guess in some cases you can impersonate a law enforcement officer and become Senator, as is the case with Jeff Stone, the one with the bat.  In other cases as this PE story, whereby someone impersonated a fire fighter, you just simply go to jail…

FROM THE DESK OF SCOTT SIMPSON REGARDING THE INFORMATION DISCLOSED BY HIRED UCR TOXICOLOGIST BOB KRIEGER AND THE HANDLING OF THE AG PARK SPILL:

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Scott Simpson was the 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.

Our Courts have ruled in criminal environmental cases that, omitting information critical to the event under review is a form of lying to the government. Sometimes it is charged as lying to a federal investigator and in other cases it has been a charge of falsifying federal documents or reports.
Leaving out of any communication with your employees or public, the pertinent facts that could way heavily on their health could be charged as a crime. So, lying by omission is what our city did. They left out all the information about the health hazards posed by exposure to all the other hazardous waste ingredients in the sludge. They had the knowledge but, instead hired an “Expert” to tell the employees that PCBs are not that toxic. The obvious question is, “Why are PCBs classified in federal and state law as Hazardous Waste? It is because, PCBs are dangerous to your health and the environment! Congress passed the TOSCA statute in the late 1970s specifically to stop the manufacture and use of PCBs in America! What the city never told anyone is, that PCBs contain other more dangerous chemicals from the manufacturing process called, Dioxins and Furans. These are the toxins of concern in this discussion. There are others to worry about at Ag Park too.

UPDATE: DTSC IS SCHEDULED TO MEET WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE FRIDAY JULY 24, 2015 WITH REFERENCE TO CLEARANCE DOCUMENTS FOR AG PARK.  WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED OF THE RESULTS.  ROCK STAR RUSSO SEEMED TO BE PERTURBED THE LAST TIME DTSC WAS IN TOWN, BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY WANTED HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC AND DID NOT WANT TO MEET WITH THE CITY.  DOES ROCK STAR RUSSO GO BY ANOTHER NAME WHILE IN OAKLAND CALIFORNIA?  STAY TUNED TO TMC, BECAUSE WE HAVE IT….

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AND ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER ALEX NGUYEN, WE HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN YOU!  THANKS TO OUR NEW FRIENDS IN OAKLAND CALIFORNIA WHO HAVE CONTACTED TMC.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST, “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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… 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


Vivian Moreno ask for an appointment with Foster to find the truth about what happen at AG Park, and who ordered 15 city and sewer workers to clean up a toxic sewage spill or subsequently be fired. The workers went in without proper clothing to protect themselves against an alleged unknown substance. If the city and developer stated, they did not know the substance was, why didn’t they call in Haz-Mat or the Fire Department as required by city policy? What’s really remarkable is the Public Works Department and part of the Fire Department are in the same building.  Questions lingered regarding a then Riverside City Councilman who’s engineering company was hired by said AG Park developer. The Public Works Director at the time was Siobhan Foster, who came from a finance background.  In her Public Work Director position she has no engineering degree, engineering license or engineering experience.  The on going joke at Riverside Public Works at the time, from employees, was that she didn’t even know what a “pot hole” was.

Jason Hunter expressed his disdain with reference to “recycled executive staff.” Siobhan Foster left the City of Riverside only to be hired on as Public Works Director for the City of Pasadena, by her former boss, City Manager Michael Beck. Her department then became embroiled in a $6.4 million embezzlement scheme under her watch. She was then fired without cause, therefore receiving severance and health care benefits amounting to $150, 000.00. She was then hired by the City of Covina for the same position by City Manager Andrea Miller, who was also former City Manager of San Bernardino. Miller at one point stated that Foster demonstrated that she has strong analytical skill or problem solving skills. Analytical skills? She missed a $6.4 million theft! Covina Councilman Walt Adams, described the mess in Pasadena as going on long before Foster was there. The fact remains, the majority of the theft happened during Foster’s tenure. Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck stated regarding Foster, “If they don’t have an incident in their city whereby you have a “rogue” employee acting in an illegal fashion, then they shouldn’t be concerned.” Well alrighty now, again no accountability but continued defense of bad decision making behavior.

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST, “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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… 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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July 1, 2003 the children of Ag park were all home for the summer and getting ready for the 4th of July.  The neighborhood was filled with the summer noise of children riding their bikes playing in the cul-de-sac on Keating Drive.  Unbeknownst to them was the danger lurking in the park, known as AG Park.  With no warning, no notification, the children and families of AG Park continued to play, walk, exercise and ride their bikes as if nothing had happened.  The illegal grading which led to the toxic sludge spill came about in the middle of June 2003.  What’s important to remember is that the AG Park area was never fenced off, it was open to the public, especially the children for their enjoyment.  July 4th went on without a concern by those in charge.

On July 18th, 2015, Cassie MacDuff of the Press Enterprise wrote the most compelling story of this year. This Story will have a lasting effect on the way that we do business at the City of Riverside from this day forward, and this story will impact us all. Financially, politically, emotionally and morally, I urge each and everyone please read this very important article.  Thirty miles of Corruption has been involved in uncovering this story since 2010. When we became involved in City Politics we had no idea what we were doing or what we were looking at.  Someone told us to look at Ag Park. We asked the city to provide us with ALL the documents. They set up a conference room for us and there were so many boxes of information I couldn’t believe it. There were about 4 to 6 of us at any one given time and we went through thousands of pages of documents. I was horrified what we found.

Today we have all come so far and the true story of AG Park A.K.A. Camp Anza, will finally be told. The one tale of this saga that I repeatedly took to City Council was the fact that the City had approximately 15 Street and Sewer workers clean up this dangerous toxic waste dump without any consideration for their health. I knew one of these men had passed away with a rare form of cancer.  I have tried to figure out why the city would put their staff in harm’s way.  I couldn’t believe that the current council would not even acknowledge this was a problem.  I couldn’t believe that the council and executive staff would just ignore the true facts of AG park we were uncovering.

Now I am not an expert in Engineering, City Government, or Municipal Law, I am just a Esthetician with a keen sense of curiosity.  I believe common sense would tell you, at the very least to use Hazardous gear to clean up any unknown substance. You have to ask yourself what would you do? How hard would it be for the City to purchase proper attire for their staff? Most importantly, “Why didn’t they just call the Fire Department that fateful day?” We know that many have died, many are sick, and many are upset, over this very unfortunate accident. Why did it happen, what was the motive, and who was to gain?

July 1, 2003, Siobhan Foster was the boss at Public Works, Riverside, California.  She’d had to have made the call to force 15 city workers to clean up some of the most toxic substances from the spill and sewer digester in AG Park.  Here you will see from this document she wouldn’t even get out of her car.  Shameful!

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TOXICOLOGIST STATES PCB’S NOT THAT TOXIC!

What was also quite remarkable, a noted UCR Toxicologist, Bob Krieger went on record stating the following when responding to the city workers exposure with the toxic sludge on the AG Park site.  “PCBs are not that toxic and they had minimal exposure,” he said, adding no ill health effects would be likely. Neumeyer’s (one of the workers exposed) skin peeling was probably unrelated to the PCBs, he said.  Krieger, at the City’s request went to speak to the worker telling them he doesn’t believe they (the workers) have anything to worry about.

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What has been told to TMC, is that there was another UCR Toxicologist prior to Krieger, who contradicts his statement. The city didn’t like that particular message and hired Krieger.  Was he bought off?  Krieger loses all credibility by TMC standards.  Why would someone with this amount of education compromise his integrity?  We were once told that being close to certain Nevada thermal nuclear explosions was not that bad either, from “experts”…  The more that is uncovered, the more of a criminal cover up is revealed.

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The EPA states PCB’s cause cancer, especially with effects on the immune system as one of the former workers David Cabrera describe.  More troubling is that the breakdown products of PCB’s, the furans and dioxins, which are even more toxic.  This story does not mention Siobhan Foster, who was Public Works Director at the time,  and “incidentally” had no Engineering experience, license or degree, employees mentioned she did not even know what a pot hole was.  Let’s not forget the real cover up culprit, former City Attorney Gregory Priamos, who fought vehemently against the workers claims.  Foster, of course, is semi-famous these days for being the manager presiding over the $6.4 million Danny Wooten embezzlement scheme.  She was fired WITHOUT CAUSE for the fiasco and has since latched onto the City of Covina, no doubt to spread her curse there.

CITY OF COVINA: MORENO AND HUNTER COMMENT ON NEWLY HIRED PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR SIOBHAN FOSTER.  RECYCLED EXECUTIVE TRASH!
Vivian Moreno ask for an appointment to find the truth about what happen at AG Park and who ordered 15 city and sewer workers to clean up a toxic sewage spill or be fired. The workers went in without proper clothing and if the city and developer state they did not know the substance, they didn’t even cal Haz-Mat as required by city policy. Questions lingered regarding a then Riverside City Councilman who’s engineering company was hired by said AG Park developer. The Public Works Director at the time was Siobhan Foster.

Jason Hunter expressed his disdain with reference to “recycled executive staff.” Siobhan Foster left the City of Riverside only to be hired on as Public Works Director for the City of Pasadena, by her former boss, City Manager Michael Beck. Her department then became embroiled in a $6.4 million embezzlement scheme under her watch. She was then fired without cause, therefore receiving severance and health care benefits amounting to $150, 000.00. She was then hired by the City of Covina for the same position by City Manager Andrea Miller, who was also former City Manager of San Bernardino. Miller at one point stated she has already demonstrated to me that she has strong analytical skill or problem solving skills. Analytical skills? She missed a $6.4 million theft! Councilman Walt Adams, the mess in Pasadena was going on long before Foster was there. The majority of the theft happened during Foster’s tenure. Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck stated regarding Foster, “If they don’t have an incident in their city whereby you have a “rogue” employee acting in an illegal fashion, then they shouldn’t be concerned.” Well alrighty now, again no accountability but continued defense of bad decision making behavior.

DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT…COMMENTERS WELCOME!

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST, “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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… 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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FLASH TMC UPDATE: 07.19.2015: IS THIS THE REAL STORY BEHIND WHY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR, TOM BOYD, ANNOUNCED HIS “SURPRISE” RETIREMENT A WEEK AGO?  According to the Press Enterprise’s Cassie MacDuff, Boyd was contacted for comment to this article (“A Decade Later, Sludge Exposure Worries Workers”) but never responded.

Just to give you an example of the treachery the City is capable of, it had a UCR Toxicologist state the PCB’s are not toxic! Bob Krieger, the UCR toxicology specialist who spoke to the workers at the city’s request, said he doesn’t believe they have anything to worry about. “PCBs are not that toxic and they had minimal exposure,” he said, adding no ill health effects would be likely. Neumeyer’s (one of the exposed city workers) skin peeling was probably unrelated to the PCBs, he said.  We were once told that being close to certain Nevada thermal nuclear explosions was not that bad either, from an “expert”…

The EPA states PCB’s cause cancer, especially with effects on the immune system as one of the former workers David Cabrera describe.  More troubling is that the breakdown products of PCB’s, the furans and dioxins, are even more toxic.  This story does not mention Siobhan Foster, who was Public Works Director at the time,  and “incidentally” had no Engineering experience, license or degree, employees mentioned she did not even know what a pot hole was.  Let’s not forget the real cover up culprit, former City Attorney Gregory Priamos.  Foster, of course, is semi-famous these days for being the manager presiding over the $6.4 million Danny Wooten embezzlement scheme.  She was fired WITHOUT CAUSE for the fiasco and has since latched onto the City of Covina, no doubt to spread her curse there.

One phone call to the Fire Department would have taken care of this whole toxic debacle, but those in charge in the City at the time were not honest people.

I’M SEXY AND I KNOW IT, IT’S HOW I ROLL…

Was he or wasn’t he fired?  “Retired,” is such the buzzword at City Hall these days.  Former City Manager, Scott Barber, funded his own investigation using our money to retaliate against Councilmen Davis and Soubirous from doing their jobs.  He, “retired,” 6 months later in the face of public outrage at his misuse of authority and misappropriation of public monies.   Same for former Assistant City Manager, Belinda Graham.  Former HR Director, Rhonda Strout, “retired,” just as the scandals of whistleblower retaliation, the civil liberty-violating Threat Assessment Team, illegitimate hiring of outside counsel, and other municipal code violations were about to be uncovered by the Human Resources Board, the public, and the Council.

When former City Manager, Brad Hudson, was on the hot seat, he hightailed for Sacramento.  Former RPU General Manager, Dave Wright, left for Las Vegas right before the hundred million dollar over-collection was found.  City Attorney Clown, Greg Priamos, became County Attorney Clown, and now that internal audit has blown the lid off the $19 million he spent on outside counsel the past 5 years, we can see why.  The official word out of City Hall after these crooks left is always, “they’ve moved onto greener pastures,” but we at TMC have always known the truth.  They were escape artists, but not the likes of the great Houdini.  These guys had insider help in the form of a complicit City Council, willing to buy them whatever time was necessary.

And so Public Works Director, Tom Boyd will “retire” after 17 years from the City of Riverside.  Insiders are telling TMC that when Boyd was asked about his plans just weeks ago, he firmly stated, “he wasn’t going to retire.”  But there was still rumor around town that Boyd was going to retire because of the AG Park controversy heating up.   Therefore, was Tom given an ultimatum from new Rock Star City Manager Russo to hit the road, or be fired?  Or did he just retire because of all the B.S. at City Hall.

The AG Park bug-a-boo places Boyd and former Public Works Director Siobhan Foster right in the middle.  Maybe Boyd will resurface in Pasadena under former Assistant City Manager, Michael Beck.  Who’s next for Tom’s position here at Riveride, maybe Tina English? Who has a dance degree?  Or will they bring back Siobhan Foster, someone who didn’t have an Engineering degree or license either.  It’s trash pickup day in the world of public employee recycled executives.  Maybe Tom would just like to put this past him and be the president of the Corvette Club…

Our bet is this won’t be the last “retirement” or “onto greener pastures” of 2015.  Stay tuned.

CONTROVERSY IN RIVERSIDE, WATER MAIN BREAK LAST NIGHT, WAS IT DONE PURPOSELY FOR OVERTIME AS SOME OUR SAYING? Just as we recently spent $40 million on a building, after the question of overcharging ratepayers for utilities was brought forward, is this another attempt by RPU to justify spend our excess reserves on infrastructure in lieu of returning it to the ratepayers? Insiders are telling TMC that in order to collect overtime, some workers might monkey with water pressures to break older water pipes in the City.  Regardless, main line fixed! It may or may not be true, but just the same, we’ll be on the lookout for more stories like this in the weeks to come.

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GONNA BE HARD TO SPEND THE RESERVES ON INFRASTRUCTURE WHEN THAT, PER SE, VIOLATES RPU’S OWN POLICY MY BOYS!

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST, “LOW CLASS,” “PORNOGRAPHIC,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED”  BLOG SITE! YES FOLKS WE ARE ALL OF THIS AND MORE!  TMC SHOULD NOT BE READ IF EASILY OFFENDED!  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… 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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2014 2015 Grand Jury Report Riverside County Board of Supervisors Transparency Grand Jury Interference (CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW PDF VERSION)

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COUNTY COUNSEL CONSIGLIERE GREGORY PRIAMOS

According to the latest report released by the Grand Jury on July 2, 2015, they believe they were retaliated against by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, when on April 8, 2014, the 2013-2014 Riverside County Grand Jury made public a report entitled, “Political Reform and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors”. This report focused on the use of Community Improvement Designation (CID) Funds and was critical of the way some of the funds were utilized.

Fifty-eight days later, they state, a new County of Riverside County Counsel with a “controversial reputation, a known history of Grand Jury interference, and over the objections of many concerned citizens, was unanimously appointed by the Board of Supervisors.”  According to the Grand Jury the following report is what started it all … or, in other words, HOW DARE THEY QUESTION OUR USE OF PUBLIC MONEY TO BOLSTER OUR CAMPAIGNS!?

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2013 2014 Grand Jury Report – Political Reform and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors (24 pages) CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL REPORT

Three main points were made in this newest release by the Riverside County Grand Jury with reference to County Counsel Gregory Priamos.

The first focused on the bid process.  An anonymous Supervisor’s Chief of Staff, during testimony, was asked how extensive the geographic area was when the ‘Supes recruited for the position of County Counsel.  His reply?  “Three blocks.”  Although not required, the Board of Supervisors chose not to use competitive procedures, and instead handed a $250,000/year position with lavish benefits over to a buddy of theirs.  Was this was not Supervisor Marion Ashley’s Chief of Staff, Jaime Hurtado, whom we hear is being groomed to take over Ashley’s position?

Second, the Grand Jury had issues with Priamos’ “interference,” in their investigation.  Priamos in an email, asked that all County Departments and Special Districts contact his office (specifically, Anita Willis and Jeb Brown – his main squeeze at the City of Riverside) immediately if contacted by the Grand Jury.  The Grand Jury wants transparency and the truth when they interview people.  The Grand Jury believes this message was sent to control County employees out of fear of retaliation should they not be able to speak privately with them.  Nothing new to us hear at Thirty Miles: just Gregory attempting to have control of the message as he did in the City of Riverside.

Third, Priamos’s contract with the County should immediately be “nullified!”  This means that the Grand Jury feels that the County Board of Supervisors did not execute best practices for the hiring of a qualified (cough, cough…ethical) County Counsel.  Therefore, the Grand Jury is requesting the Board of Supervisors to conduct an actual, advertised recruitment for the position of County Counsel so that the best candidate can be appointed as County Counsel to serve the people of the Inland Empire.  Opps..sorry Greg!  That means somebody who is “not you.”

Since in his letter to county employee, Priamos references the County Executive Officer, Jay Orr, as his co-conspirator, perhaps the Grand Jury ought to investigate that angle as well, and whether Orr needs to be replaced…

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County of Riverside, Executive Fool Officer, Jay Orr

County Sups, Just a Chain of Fools?

RIVERSIDE PUBLIC UTILITIES SAYS, “WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER…”

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What is not covered in the above memo is that if the State of California was really serious about the drought, they would place on moratorium on new development … of course that’s about as likely as the Gov Moonbeam’s bullet train coming in under budget.

So many issues with the current policies, we hardly know where to begin.  While some are tearing out their front yards, if you have a pool, that’s exempt!  What if you have a share of the Gage Canal water, which many homeowners do? …exempt!

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In the City of Riverside, Brown is not only Sexy, it’s beautiful!  Our front lawns may be brown but are back yard pools are bright blue full of water!

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Riverside is unique in that we own our water.  Twenty percent is sold to outside locals.  So why are we conserving, while the city is mandated by law to harvest “x’ amount of water from the Bunker Hill Basin or lose those rights!  New City Attorney Gary Geuss file a lawsuit on behalf of the public asking the State to reverse their requirements since we own our own water.  What he forgot to tell the State is that the City has a “contractual” association with the homeowners that requires them to provide water.  What this means is that it trumps the State Water Drought Declaration.  More on this to come.  What’s more egregious is that the city of Riverside is asking their residents to be “snitches” on their neighbors concerning the new restriction, which will of course cause further undo tension and discourse in the community…for absolutely no good reason.

BREAKING STORIES FROM THE PRESS ENTERPRISE REFERENCING RIVERSIDE PUBLIC UTILITIES.

JULY 04, 2015: CITY FIELDS QUESTION ON UTILITY RESERVES  The question arises from community activists, based upon and city of Riverside public utility documents, whether its ratepayers, that’s you and me for the uninitiated, have over-charged for services over the past decade.  The reserves have grown beyond what City official policies state, thereby violating those rules.  The the city was caught with their pants down, so they’re crafting language for new policy, and spinning the criticism.  We ask why is RPU General Manager, Girish Balanchandran, rewriting policy, if it wasn’t followed to begin with?  Seems to us like a waste of time if the City’s just going to do whatever the heck it wants anyway.

There is no question in our minds that the new policy will be written specifically to bring into conformance the existing policy violations, so that no one ever has to take any accountability….same ‘ole, same ‘ole.  The right thing to do would be to return the excess funds back to the ratepayers.  But that will be a challenge: your public utilities (“We Own It!”) currently does not work in your best interests.  What the City has done to the ratepayers over the years is just plain wrong.

JULY 02, 2015: RIVERSIDE: RESIDENTS WANT TO AX UTILITY TAX  A common theme: residents are fed up with all the taxation.  TMC is asking for your support to be part of a Ratepayer Advocacy Group that would serve as a watchdog on utility practices, and hopefully prevent some of the abuses we’ve suffered under the Loveridge/Hudson/Priamos (and their cronies) years.  The Board of Public Utilities does not advocate for the taxpayer, but for the city.

Finance Director Brent Mason stated that the utility user tax brings in $30 million a year to the general fund to pay for police, fire, parks and other services …. we thought that was what the General Fund Transfer was for!?  Seems to us like double taxation.

More Information on the Utility User Tax (click this link).

The utility users tax is not a sales tax (the State administers those); it’s an excise tax. Riverside residents pay the City for the “luxury” of gas, water, electric, and phone service. I don’t know about you, but those don’t seem like luxuries to me. They should all be repealed. The City needs to stop abusing its residents through excessive taxation in the form of fees like the Utility Users Tax and General Fund Transfer at its public (aka, monopoly) utility or risk losing them both…and maybe even its entire utility…in the process. My belief is that the City is breaking the social compact to provide these services at “cost plus” and will pay a steep price if it doesn’t come to the table soon with those that want reform at RPU. Just my two cents. – Jason Hunter, commentor to the Press Enterprise

THANK YOU CITY OF RIVERSIDE AND SUPPORTERS OF TMC FOR REACHING 200,000 HITS!  

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST, “DISGUSTING,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “ABOMINABLE,” “APPALLING,” “DETESTABLE,” “SLEAZY,” “SLANDEROUS,” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  YES WE ARE ALL OF THIS, WE ADMIT IT, SO PLEASE…DO NOT READ IF OFFENDED!  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… 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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The Declaration of Independence was penned by Thomas Jefferson and signed by 56 men representing 13 colonies.

The Fourth of July, Independence Day, leaves us in deep thought.  What if the wild turkey (not the whiskey) was the national bird?  When the eagle was being selected for national emblem in 1782, Benjamin Franklin felt the turkey was better representation of the people and country as whole.  Franklin wrote: “I wish that the Bald Eagle had not been chosen . . . a bird of bad moral character, he does not get his living honestly … too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labor of the fishing-hawk [Osprey] and when that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, … the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it away from him. … Besides he is a rank coward … fleeing when mobbed by a robin-sized king bird.”

The wild turkey, Franklin wrote, “though a little vain and silly, a bird of courage that would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guards, who should presume to invade his farmyard with a red coat on.”  This very image of courage, with it’s massive size and impressive feathering, combined with its widespread presence throughout our country, and its central presence on national holidays, does make a strong case for the gobbling game.

Franklin admired that when the wild turkey was pushed or assaulted, it came back with a vengeance toward the attacker.  For this reason he felt it represented the character of his group of revolutionaries, and it is for this reason we celebrate this day.

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…AND NOW A MUSICAL RENDITION FROM THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE, WILLIAM “RUSTY” BAILEY, OF COURSE, FROM THE STRICT STANDPOINT OF A CEREMONIAL POSITION..

THANK YOU RUSTY! (this endorsement was not funded by the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce)

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST, “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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… 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