Archive for December, 2011

As if they were testing their parents, as children do, the state said no more, enough is enough, and slammed it’s iron fist of authority over municipalities.  Cities cannot become rogue entities and become microcosms of self proclaimed commonwealths, they must still answer to a higher source, as the state has indicated.  California Supreme Court judge ruled this morning that Assembly Bill 1X 26 to abolish redevelopment angencies is legal!   Assembly Bill 1X 27, the measure conditioning further redevelopment agency operations on additional payments by an agency’s community sponsors to state funds benefiting schools and special districts, also abolished.   This is based on Proposition 22 (specifically Cal. Const., art. XIII, § 25.5,subd. (a)(7)) which expressly forbids the Legislature from requiring such payments.   According to the L.A. Times the state acted legally when it abolished more than 400 redevelopment agencies to close a budget gap.  The State acted legally.  Therfore, the state has the right to legislate and remove legislation as it sees beneficial to the citizens of the state.  Assemblyman Chris Norby, R-Fullerton, said the agencies long ago outlived their usefulness and should be shut down, particularly as the state confronts a $25.4 billion budget gap.  The cities lobbying groups, The California Redevelopment Association and The League of California Cities sought a writ relief arguing that each measure was unconstitutional.  Well ok..  You have to wonder why these city lobbying groups, who represent cities, are going to the costly legal expense of fighting so hard, for taxpayer monies for a city’s redevelopment plans.  Well, then, are they really looking at the best interest of the taxpayer in the long run?  ..or in reality, only for those they actually represent?  and in addition, do they actually contribute to the abuse by showing cities how to fully take advantage of redevelopment, against the best interest of the taxpayer?  In our opinion, these lobbying groups are in no way friends of the taxpayer.  According to the California Legislative Analyst Office back in February 16, 2011 came to the conclusion that there was significant policy shortcomings of the California Redevelopment Program.  They made mention that documents released by the California Redevelopment Association (CRA), a lobbying group for the cities, were seriously flawed.  This was in reference to claims made by the CRA that 304,000 jobs would be lost if redevelopment agencies were eliminated.

READ FULL VERSION OF THE SUPREME COURT RULING BY CLICKING THIS LINK!

According to the L.A. Times the state acted legally when it abolished more than 400 redevelopment agencies to close a budget gap.  The cities lobbying groups, The California Redevelopment Association and The League of California Cities sought a writ relief arguing that each measure was unconstitutional.  Dan Berstein’s of the Press Enterprise had much to say about Redevelopment in the City of Riverside.

But it has scarred and scraped communities. It has put people out of business by ripping down buildings and not replacing them, or evicting businesses — the “private sector” — and filling the void with nothing.

Redevelopment is a mixed bag, not a money bag. But that’s not how its champions see it. They see an entitlement program and they’re hooked on it.  Tax increment is their heroin. No wonder they went to court.    -Dan Berstein, Press Enterprise

Hopefully Dan won’t be warned with a SLAPP suit by unknown entities within the City as TMC, for stating an opinion.  But even the City of Riverside pushed the envelope of their contempt by calling the states actions a form of “ransom”, as indicated in their July 27, 2011 news release, or even as a form of “theft”, as indicated in this June 16, 2011 release.  I wonder if they are on the State’s list of potential SLAPP suit candidates?

     

CLICK THE IMAGES TO READ THE WHOLE NEWS RELEASE

All you have to do is walk Downtown Riverside and see what your $1.8 billion has attained for the taxpayer.  What does our city’s favorite son, former city manager Brad Hudson have to say about this?  What did he know? and did he leave town just in time?  Will the city now try to sneak a new ballot initiative for the citizens of riverside to pay the bill for their bad business decisions and indiscretions?  Get ready for higher property taxes.  Just by the fact of shutting 400 angencies throughout the State of California, state officials already estimated that the new laws would generate $1.7 billion this fiscal year, the City of Riverside has already spent $1.8 billion alone on redevelopment projects… in the middle of this, where are the obligatory affordable housing projects?  They weren’t found in the Raincross Promenade… What are ex and fired city employees saying about the cities redevelopment program?  Where does the City of Riverside go from here?

“For far too long, California taxpayers have financed obscure government agencies that use taxpayer dollars and their power of eminent domain to benefit politically connected developers,” said Marko Mlikotin, alliance president

Thursday morning Riverside City Officials converged for an emergency meeting regards to the effects of the new Supreme Court rulings.  I would have loved to be a “fly” on the wall on that one.  Keeping in mind, the redevelopment agency and the city are two different entities which are unrelated.  Mayor Ron Loveridge said the meeting was to discuss a potential $5 million shortfall, which the new ruling would place in the city’s general fund budget.  Therefore, some projects would not get done, such as the new shopping plaza in the Five Points area and a long-planned multi-modal transit center.  Some months back, TMC reported comingling of the general fund with redevelopment money, and a $5 million dollar oversight.  Questions were being raised regarding the movement of state monies to the city’s general fund, otherwise known as an inter-agency transfer.  As far as we understand, state agency monies cannot be transferred to the city’s general fund, monies are to remain in seperate accounts.  The question still remains unanswered.   Mayor Ron Loveridge called it “the worst possible outcome for cities.”  Which is true, since the taxpayer will be the one responsible for the bill.  

He went on to say, “Redevelopment’s been our primary way which we’ve created jobs and worked on economic development projects, and now that tool is taken away.”  Let me think about this, the primary way we create jobs, according to the mayor, is through taxpayer raised monies?  I always believed as many,  it is in the private sector.  And that the success of a business is dependent on what they produce in terms of products or services, or both.  This creates demand, demand then creates value. This in turn creates the encentive for the business to expand, hire more people, in turn, creating jobs.  Funding jobs through tax payer money does not constitute real jobs in a free market.  The idealism of Keynesian economics does not work in this instance, or has it worked in any instance in history.  In a capitalist form of government, what would give the impression and perception that government knows best, and this can be the “norm.”  It goes against all that this country was originally based on.  But the practice and its illusion continues.

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Acording According to the Sacramento Bee Former City Manager Brad Hudson has spent $21,000.00 on furniture to redecorate his top floor office, and has ran up $26,000.00 in County Expenses.  His Lexington Model Timber desk alone has costed the County $7,300.00, and according to Sri Woods, Hudson explained his motive for shopping furniture.  He wanted a more mouth watering atmosphere than what was combined by his aged predecessors Steve Szalay and Terry Schutten.  He went on to say, ” I wanted something appropriate for the work that we do,” he said, “It’s not extravagant.  I just wanted people to feel like they can come in.”  His taste for Guccism went on to purchase the “Diva Series” discussion chairs and the high back “Tuxedo Executive” chair to match his Lexington desk, and tied it all together with linen wall coverings.  Five of eight flights from Sacramento to Ontario were billed as moving expenses – at a cost of $1,667. Hudson said he needed to take care of a variety of personal business on weekends in Riverside as he made the transition to Sacramento.  But he has his critics, such as Daniel Uselmann, former president of the American Federation of the State, County and Municipal employees, isn’t so sure.  “We’ve had layoffs………office expenditures may not be a good idea.”  Hudson isn’t planning to sell his Riverside home, which explains the Brad sightings around town.  Will this be the beginning of an expensive Schwarzenegger type commute for the County of Sacramento?

Quite a bit different from the comment section on our Press Enterprise, which has not been the same since criticism by Chief Sergio Diaz, after fallen RPD Officer Ryan Bonaminio was killed last year. Regardless, the comment section of the Sacramento Bee did not hold back on its uncensored criticism:

This is of no surprise to County Workers. Brad Hudson hasn’t even introduced himself to County Employees since he came to work in August of 2011. And from what we hear from his Administrative staff he is a man full of himself, ego, and an attitude of my way or the highway. Shame the BOS didnt do a little more research before picking Mr. Hudson. He has a very low opinion from his Executive staff who are with him daily.  Maybe the Bee should look into why he has directed the Municipal Services Agency to go around town and pick up shopping carts and deliver them back to the stores, ON THE PUBLICS DIME! Its all about image for the egotistical man whom the Board of Supervisors placed in command.  This latest spending of the publics money to redecorate his office and the seventh floor conference room is just plain wrong. And the Board should inform him that his decisions in these poor economic times when the County is struggling finacially is a laspe on good judgement. Lastly to Mr. Hudson~~ I pass you daily in the hallways of the Administration Building.  You have greeted me only once. Is it becuase of my finely pressed jeans and laundered shirts I wear?  Do I not fit into your ‘mold’ of what a professional worker should wear? Good luck! You can take it up with my Union. I’m sure the Board buying you out of your existing contract would be cheaper then the ensuing court case.    – commenter on the Sacramento Bee, known as CntyAdmnWkr

There is absolutely no defense for this expenditure!  A person at this level of leadership should already have an open door style of management!  There’s something wrong when a person doesn’t consider a $7,300 desk as extravagant, especially in these financial times!  I’m not going to find his office more inviting just because he has a Lexington desk.  Rather, I’m going to find it nauseating.  You don’t need a gawdy desk to do the job right!  If you needed a desk, you could have gone to state surplus.  This guy is so stuck on himself.  The BOS should be ashamed of themselves; they should have left him in Riverside!     -commenter on the Sacramento Bee, Doshima

And the Bee didn’t mention his automatic shoe-polisher (that I have seen with my own eyes). He didn’t like the first one (approx. $700+), but it couldn’t be returned (reason unknown).  So, he had staff buy him the one he wanted (approx. $900+). AND, he said he wanted to implement a dress code for County workers … said WE looked “rustic and provincial” the way we dressed.  But he was told by Legal that he had to meet and confer with the Unions to do that. He didn’t want to get involved with the Unions, so he just ‘told’ every department head that he wants a dress code. Coming from him, the department heads are going to implement it anyway, because of the threat of losing their jobs. The threat has come from Brad’s hatchet-man, Nav Gill (the COO).  Who fired 4 different dept. heads when they didn’t do what he wanted (of course, he used bogus charges).  Lovely working here under folks who use Hitler, Stalin, Amin, & Bashir as their role-models. Nav would set up his own Gestapo if he could.      -commenter on the Sacramento Bee, I_Furpie

Wow.  I see Brad is up to his usual self.  I’ve worked for Riverside County for many years and saw Brad there and at the City.  To say he is arrogant and aloof is beyond an understatement.  He wanted a cafe in the lobby of City Hall, and spent a million dollars in change orders alone because of his whims.  When they redecorated City Hall, and started to use green tones, it was stopped and immediately replaced with blues, to a much greater cost.  He willfully violated CEQA when he asked the Riverside Planning Commission to approve an EIR BEFORE the comment period was over, and of course had his hatchet men do the dirty work.  He authorized the tearing down of a historic building that was to be saved per the City’s own conditions, then he and city staff offered a  myriad of reasons for the action, none of which matched. When I learned that Brad was leaving Riverside, I was overjoyed.  Then, I heard that he was headed to Sacramento County, and my first thought was – What did they do to deserve this? You say he doesn’t care about County employees or the public?  That’s not true – he doesn’t even think about you, so he can’t care.  In his Brad-centric universe, the only people he has to keep happy are his superiors, which at the city of Riverside were the mayor and 7 councilmen.  All the others could go to you-know-where for all he cared.  Like you in Sac County, there were several people who crossed him and were never heard from again – just spirited away.  Good luck folks – you’re going to need it.  As a number of you have said, buckle up and get ready for the ride!  I wish I had some better news for you.  BTW – a campaign was started here just before he left.  Someone printed green buttons (his least favorite color) with the slogan “I didn’t vote for Brad” on them.  Food for thought, since he’s now running your county and you didn’t get input into his selection . . .      -commenter on the Sacramento Bee, RiversidesGladBradsGone

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/23/4141605/public-eye-sacramento-countys.html#disqus_thread

“The next two or three years are going to be a tough row to hoe. A lot hinges on the economy, most of which is out of our hands. If we have to just keep grinding down programs and personnel, at some point we reach the state where it’s nearly impossible to make that next cut or service reduction.”

Read the rest here in this interview story in Comstock’s Magazine, called “Working Lunch With Bradley Hudson.” by Douglas Curley.

UPDATE: 01/11/2011: THE SACRAMENTO BEE: PUBLIC EYE: SACRAMENTO COUNTY CEO’S REFURNISHING INCLUDES SHOE POLISHER  http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/06/4166679/public-eye-sacramento-county-ceos.html#storylink=misearch

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KEEP CONNECTED WITH TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!   TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, AND THAT’S ALL WE’RE GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT ONE… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT!  THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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We got a wise guy, ahh forget about it.  You’re a funny guy. How am I funny? Funny how? (what do you mean I’m a funny guy?) You look like a clown (do you mean I’m funny like a clown?).  You F##k, you weren’t suppose to be in my area!  Thought I was watching a scene from “Goodfellas” with Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta, but no, this was believe it or not, Mission Inn Security…  This all took place November 30th, during an Occupy Riverside March during the Festival of Lights event in front of the Mission Inn, and all caught on tape by courtesy of John Dingler.

WATCH THE WHOLE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE COURTESY OF JOHN DINGLER BY CLICKING THIS LINK

Mission Inn Security A. Appello, stated to the cameraman that he was not authorized to film here, though it was a public sidewalk.  He was also told not he did not give him permission to film himself, a private citizen, though in reality, was under the employment of the Mission Inn.  He was so annoyed, that A. Appello evidently called RPD or his capo di tutti capi (boss of all bosses) which at the Mission Inn would be non other than Duane Roberts, or some now mentioned his wife Kelly Robert is now running the inn.  Mission inn security states that the photographer did not have his permission to film him, though he was on public property.  People have told me the Mission Inn was a tad bit on the pretentious side, but maybe stating a citizen could not film on public property would appear to be a bit to much. Peter Demian, Mission Inn Security, stated he would press charges personally, then suddenly blurted out, “Touch Me, Go Ahead, Touch Me”!  and then gets closer to the cameraman with his face in front of the camera, as if he expected John to do something….as indicated in his video coverage.  Peter Demian, Mission Inn Security, stated that RPD will confiscate his camera and film, and that he will be personally filing charges, and that he was going to jail that night.   He then continued to follow and intimidate the cameraman by remaining very close.  He continued to follow him away from the Mission Inn jurisdiction, and continued to taunt, that he will take his name tag off and now be a citizen, which meant?  Not sure.  But he later did, and showed it to the cameraman, John Dingler.  Then he continued to insult.  Mission Inn Security Peter Demian, calls John a “Loser”, “To get a Life” and the incomparable, “You look like a clown”.  So, according to Mission Inn security it is against the law to film any private citizen on public property without their permission.  But no one else filming there within the public arena of the Mission Inn was told the same, or had threats that their camera and film would be confiscated…

But TMC did their own investigation regarding filming in public places.  According to the Legal Handbook for Photographers, says, “The general rule is that if something is in a public place, you’re entitled to photograph it.”

The Photographers Rights, Bert P. Krages II, Attorney at Law

Other advice on the rights of photographers can be found with the following links, The ACLU, School Video News and Popular Mechanics.

As a side note, doesn’t the taxpayer subsidize some elements of the Mission Inn?  The answer is, yes…  Nice, Mission Inn, on the happiest time of the year… and at the same time I’m hearing “he’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice.. Well…you know the rest….”  Merry Christmas to All…From the TMC Staff …

UPDATE: COMMENTER ON THE JOHN DINGLER REPORT: Peter Damian is no longer employed by the Mission Inn, he is in prison. He stole over 4,000 dollars. He was part of a rushed hiring process that fired very well qualified staff (some had been with the company for over 20 years) and replaced them with incompetent, power hungry, tyrannical, and offensive people with no experience. Diana Rosure with the backing of Kelly Roberts led the cleansing with a fake smile and sharp guillotine. If the Mission Inn crumbles to the ground, these people are to blame.                           – Fmilleriazation

KEEP CONNECTED WITH TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED”  AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!   TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, AND THAT’S ALL WE’RE GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT ONE… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT!  THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT MISSION INN SECURITY AND PHOTOGRAPHING AROUND THE MISSION INN DURING FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, IT SUGGESTED TO CALL KELLY ROBERTS AT 951-784-0030

Now that City Manager Scott Barber has been chosen, City Council will be voting on his base pay  of $280,500.00. (Item #33).  What will the new year bring? More of the same? Hopefully he’s familar with municipal financing and can have greater imput with the Chief Financial Officer Paul Sundeen.  Regardless, the citizens of the City of Riverside deserve more, and one way to began the New Year 2012 would be to call for a forensic audit of the city hall books.  This will assure balanced numbers and clear possible discrepancies of the general ledger books.

Why they try, I don’t even know, but the city will consider another franchise license for another ambulance service.  Of course it will be shot down, after the usual city theatre.  Alpha Ambulance just doesn’t have a chance for a fair consideration.  Months ago, Mission Ambulance was also denied a franchise license, the monopoly game continues. Denials may continue, and the friendship with AMR’s Peter Hubbard (Riverside Police Commisioner Ret.) with the Fire Chief Steve Earley, City Attorney Greg Priamos and many of the City Council such as Steve Adams.  Does this friendly love fest insinuate conflict of interest?  (Item #4).

UPDATE:12/13/2011: WHAT A SURPRISE!  CITY COUNCILS VOTES TO DENY FRANCHISE LICENSE TO ALPHA AMBULANCE BY A VOTE OF SIX TO ONE.   APPARENTLY ALPHA AMBULANCE’S PRESENTATION WAS DONE DURING PUBLIC COMMENT, INSTEAD OF THE CITY PROVIDING A SET PRESENTATION TIME.  WHY WOULD AMBULANCE EXPEND THE EFFORT.  BUT WHAT WE DO HAVE IS A PATTERN OF DENIALS WHICH MAY INFER A VIOLATION OF ANTITRUST LAWS.  BUT FOR THE TIME BEING THE CITY HAS THE EDGE, AND AS CHARLEY SHEEN SAYS, “WINNING”.

11:25 PM on 12/12/2011 PE story Riverside: City’s ambulance service may exceed authority.

The City Council has allowed their friend Mr. AMR to cloud their judgement on doing what is right. If you recall several months ago, Mission Ambulance proved their is an absolute need for another provider, and they were denied. If you read previous articles you’ll see how absolutely crazy this story is: 1) Mr. AMR is best friends with the City Attorney 2) Mr. AMR does give the council members a lot of money for their campaigns. 3) Mr. AMR is best friends with the Fire Chief 4) Mr. AMR does give the Fire Department 1.4mm 5) This is a Pay-to-Play city 6) No cities do not have the right to limit non-emergency transportation 7) Yes it is a conflict of interest that the Fire Chief is best friends with Mr. AMR, receives 1.4mm, and is responsible for denying applications. 8) Yes it is a violation of the Federal Anti-Kickback statue. Receives money in exchange for exclusivity is by definition a violation of the act. 9) AMR doesn’t care because the fines they’d have to pay on the violation is pennies compared to what they make in the City. 10) Yes it is true that AMR receives 40% of amount billed. What receiving 40% of $5,000 isn’t enough? Besides, it is the County’s responsibility to create a contract that is a win-win. It is NOT the City’s responsibility to take on that burden. So, just to clarify your comment Mr. Bigdawg86, the citizens and patients that receive healthcare in the City of Riverside are responsible for the other 60% that AMR cannot collect in all other cities??? C’mon…Really? 11) So does the City Attorney, Mr. AMR’s goooooood friend, know more about the EMS laws than the State EMS agency? The answer is no, he only knows what Mr. AMR tells him, and that goes for the rest of the council as well. All you have to do is listen to them, they are saying what Mr. AMR tells them say, oh ya and that also comes with a check from AMR, Mr. AMR, or EMS Corp. There are many ways to hide campaign contributions and they seem to be the best at it. 12) Does anyone else see this scandal is the size of Bell??? If you really get down and dirty and look at true numbers, you’ll see a HUGE story here.  - Commenter named “Come On…Really” on PE.

Councilman Paul Davis recommends the council authorization of $18,400.00 for obligatory promisses made to outside programs.  Paul opted out of using $50,000.00 specifically appropriated for a Council Assistant, and instead thought he could spend as he pleased for the community.  This wasn’ so.  The drama begun when former city manager Brad Hudson stated he could do that, but then retracted, and said he couldn’t without council approval. This incidently includes $8,000.00 to go to Paul’s wife May for the yearly Lunar Fest.  (item 34a).

The City of Riverside continues to terrorize the residents with more amendments to rules.  At some point, the City of Riverside needs to inform the community that they belong to Homeowners Association without voting rights. (Item 36).

Another change order, and would think Tom Boyd’s Public Works Department would finally get it right.  Yes, and this time it’s for $1,680,051.75… or is this a game the contractor plays with the city in order to get more money?  More delays more money? This is the fourth grade seperation project, you would think Tom would get the kinks out by the experience of the prior three and save the taxpayer some money by now.  But this is the same Tom Boyd who paved a residential street, then shortly later had to dig it up and repave it at taxpayer expense.  If he worked for the private sector wouldn’t he get fired? Because if this was the private sector, he would have lossed huge amounts of private sector money and be directly accountable for. (Item 52).

WHO WILL BE HIDING BEHIND THE COMPUTER NEXT WHEN THE AUDITOR COMES ASKING QUESTIONS? CHECK BACK WEEKLY…THAT IS, EVERY CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY! WE’LL EVEN PROVIDE THE DIRECT LINK SO YOU CAN CHECK THE CURRENT CITY COUNCIL AGENDA. CALL YOUR LOCAL ELECTED COUNCIL PERSON AND THE MAYOR AND REQUEST THAT A FORENSIC AUDIT BE DONE BY STATE CONTROLLER JOHN CHIANG OF THE CITY HALL BOOKS. 

HAVE THERE BEEN MORE PROCEDURAL GLITCHES OR RED FLAGS THAT HAVE RECEIVED THE ATTENTION OF INTERUM CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER THAT HAVE YET TO BE MENTION SINCE HUDSON SKIPPED TOWN?    TMC RECOMMENDS THAT SCOTT WITH THE HELP OF THE REST OF CITY COUNCIL REQUEST A FORENSIC AUDIT!  IT’S EASY, I EVEN LOOKED UP THE NUMBER FOR YOU, 916-445-2636, ASK FOR JOHN.  BY THE WAY, HE’S EXPECTING YOUR CALL…  IF THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE, THE NUMBERS WILL ALWAYS COME UP RIGHT! 

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It seems that because of a whistle blower, Montebello is now being investigated by the FBI for misused housing funds, and the state controller found that $31 million in city funds were misused.  These investigations took place apparently thanks to Ms. Cortez, and where in the world were the rest of the members of City Council? Shame on them!  To City Councilwoman Christina Cortez thank-you for your service, initiative, ethics and guts to do what’s right in spite of the inviting wrath of fellow council-members.  American cities need more leaders like you. And let’s hope that Montebello residents will stand up next to you in defending your right to serve honestly, identify corruption and root it out and express yourself freely. They deserve your leadership; you deserve their support. And if funds were misused, it’s time to vote out and fire all those who were either complicit and/or fell asleep on the wheel.  You have a tough road ahead of you, keep up the good work!  It time, but they may not know it, for those in leadership positions in the City of Riverside do the same, and you know who you are..

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”  – George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and First President of the United States (1789-97).

HE WAS CALLED A TRAITOR AND BECAME A HUNTED CRIMINAL, AND IN TERMS OF TODAY, AN EXTREMIST, A TERRORIST AND A CRAZED WINGNUT. SOMETHING FOR ALL TO THINK ABOUT.. 
UPDATE:12/11/2011: ACCORDING TO THE PRESS ENTERPRISE, UTILITY WORKERS FIRED FOR FALSIFYING METER READINGS WHILE SITTING IN THEIR TRUCKS.  WHO’S JOB IS IT TO SUPERVISE THESE WORKERS. DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER THE DWP WORKERS WHO WERE CAUGHT DRINKING IN THEIR TRUCK THEN PATRONIZING STRIP CLUBS.  IS THIS AN ISOLATED CASE FOR THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE?  AND MANY IN THE COMMUNITY ARE AFRAID TO ASK, BUT TMC IS ASKING, “WHY HAVEN’T THE ALL THE PALM AND TREE DEBRIE BEEN PICKED UP” FROM THE WIND STORMS TWO WEEKS AGO.  MANY IN THE COMMUNITY ARE BELIEVEING THAT THE CITY REALLY HAS NO MONEY.  TREES AND PALM TREES HAVEN’T BEEN TRIMMED FOR YEARS, AS THE COMMUNITY EXPECTS FROM ALOCATED TAX MONEY THEY HAVE PAID OUT FROM HARD EARNED MONEY.  IT DIDN’T HAPPEN WHILE SIOBHAN FOSTER WAS IN CHARGE.  HOPEFULLY, SHE TURNED A NEW LEAF IN PASADENA.  HOPEFULLY, NOT ONLY THE LEAVES, BUT THE PALMS WERE PICKED UP THERE..  THEREFORE, WHY ARE THE CITIZENS DOING THE WORK THEMSELVES IN THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE?  SHOULD THE CONSTITUENTS SUBMIT A BILL TO THE CITY FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR WORK THE CITY HAS FAILED TO DO?  GOOD SLIPPERY QUESTION TO SLIDE TOWARD COUNCILMAN MIKE GARDNER.  951-826-5991 (office), 951-941-7084 (cell), email:  mgardner@riversideca.gov
KEEP CONNECTED WITH TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE,  AND PROBABLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR WHAT EVER REASON, AND THAT’S ALL WE’RE GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT ONE… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S, COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT!  THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

US Navy sailors honor casualties of the Japanese attack on N.A.S. Kaneohe, Honolulu County, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941.   TMC ask everyone to keep are fallen soldiers in their prayers this day…

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.   ~Daniel Webster