Archive for February, 2012

LATE NIGHTS (8:30pm, 2/29/2012) FOR CITY STAFF AT CITY HALL, WITH LIGHTS A BLAZING ON EVERY FLOOR..

WHILE THE CITY SCRAMBLES FOR DAMAGE CONTROL, THE CALIFORNIA STATE CONTROLLER, JOHN CHIANG, WILL BE SENDING THEIR AUDITING TEAM TO THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE TO INVESTIGATE CITY FINANCES.  THEY WILL BE ARRIVING MONDAY MARCH 5, 2012 AND STAY TILL MARCH 16, 2012 AND BE WORKING ON THE FOURTH FLOOR CITY HALL, PUBLIC WORKS, INTERUM DIRECTOR TOM BOYD’S DEPARTMENT.  PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR SIOBHAN FOSTER ABRUPTLY LEFT HER DEPARTMENT JUST MONTHS AGO FOR A POSITION WITH THE CITY OF PASADENA, UNDER PASADENA CITY MANAGER MICHAEL BECK (FORMER ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER FOR THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE).

FRIDAY 2ND, IN WHAT IS AN UNUSUAL MOVE, THE WHOLE FINANCE COMMITTEE WAS PULLED FROM THEIR OFFICES TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE.  A POSSIBLE BRIEFING ON HOW TO RESPOND TO AUDITOR QUESTIONS?

ALSO, FRIDAY, A CITY EMPLOYEE RECEIVED A FAVORABLE RULING ON AN EMPLOYEMENT RELATED CASE.  THE JUDGE HAD DETERMINED THAT THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE HAD FALSIFIED DOCUMENTS.

AS SELF APPOINTED AUDITOR VIVIAN MORENO ANNOUNCED THE COMING OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE CONTROLLER, COUNCIL MEMBER STEVE ADAMS AND THE MAYOR SURROUNDED CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER AND CITY ATTORNEY GREG PRIAMOS AT THE END OF THE COUNCIL MEETING.  THEY APPREARED TO BE PERPLEXED.  DID THE CITY MANAGER AND STAFF FAIL TO INFORM THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL??  OR WERE THEY SURPRISED THAT TMC KNEW BEFORE THEY DID?  TMC HAS BEEN REQUESTING THE COUNCIL AND MAYOR TO BRING IN THE STATE CONTROLLER TO AUDIT THE BOOKS, WE EVEN ASKED MIKE GARDNER AND RUSTY BAILEY WHEN THEY WERE RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL.  NOW BOTH ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING FOR MAYOR, HOW WILL THIS EFFECT THEIR CAMPAIGN?  WILL THEY ALL BE HIDING BEHIND THE COMPUTER WHEN THE CONTROLLER COMES ASKING QUESTIONS?  NOW WHAT?  SOMETIMES CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY IS JUST TO MUCH FUN!

IN GOD WE TRUST, ALL OTHERS WE AUDIT..

STAY TUNED, MORE ON THE SPECIFICS TO COME…

THE EXAMINER’S, BILL SHEER’S LATEST ARTICLE DESCRIBES RIVERSIDE’S WOMAN ACTIVIST, SOMETIMES CALLED KOOKS OR CRAZY, BUT STAND FOR THE BASIC RIGHTS OF THE COMMUNITY, AND DEMAND ANSWERS FROM THE REPRESENTATIVES WHEN NECESSARY..

UPDATE:02/28/2012: WELL HALLELUJAH!  THE STATE CONTROLLER IS FINALLY COMMING TO OCCUPY CITY HALL MARCH 5TH.   SELF APPOINTED AUDITOR VIVIAN MORENO MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT TUESDAY’S CITY COUNCIL DURING PUBLIC SPEEKING.  SHE ALSO ASKED THE QUESTION IF FORMER CITY MANAGER TOM DESANTIS WAS LET GO BY THE CITY BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED IN A CITY PARKING LOT?  ALSO MADE KNOWN, WAS DESANTIS’S EXORBITANT EXPENSES MADE TOWARD THE TAX PAYER TO THE EXTENT OF A MILLION DOLLARS OVER SEVERAL YEARS..  AND REGARDING FORMER BRAD HUDSON, ” IT TOOK SACRAMENTO APPROXIMATELY SIX MONTHS TO FIGURE HE WAS A LITTLE OVER THE TOP, AND TODAY YOU THINK HE DIDN’T OVER SPENT ANYTHING”.    IN THE FIVE YEARS THAT HUDSON WAS CITY MANAGER, WE SPENT ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS, A MILLION DOLLARS REGARDING COUNCIL AND STAFF LUNCH EXPENSE ACCOUNTS.  SHE WENT ON TO SAY, “IF WE NEED THE MONEY FOR THE LIBRARY, STOP GOING OUT TO LUNCH”… 

THERE WAS MUCH PRESS REGARDING FORMER CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON LEAVING THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE.   MAYORAL CANDIDATE WILLIAM “RUSTY” BAILEY, CURRENT COUNCILMAN, MADE THE STATEMENT BEFORE HE LEFT RIVERSIDE, THAT HE, HUDSON, WAS A “MORAL COMPASS”.

THEN COUNCILWOMAN NANCY HART BLURTED OUT A POSSIBLE BOND MEASURE FOR THE DOWNTOWN LIBRARY.  CONSIDERING THE REDEVELOPMENT DEBACLE THAT THE LIBRARY WAS UNDER FOR RENOVATION.. 

SHE WAS QUICKLY SQUASHED BY MAYOR LOVERIDGE AS IF THIS WAS AN ISSUE NOT TO BE PUBLICLY EXPOSED…THE MAYOR QUITELY STATED, “THAT’S LATER IN THE YEAR”.   COUNCILWOMAN HART ALSO MENTION THAT SHE KNOWS PEOPLE ARE FLEEING FROM CALIFORNIA, BUT DOESN’T THINK THAT THERE ARE AS MANY PEOPLE LEAVING CALIFORNIA DUE TO THE ECONOMY AS WE THINK..  BUT SHE FEELS THAT IT NECESSARY TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE TO COME TO RIVERSIDE.. AND THAT WE HAVE A GREAT SURPLUS IN REGARDS TO CITY MONIES..  AND ONWARD TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT..

COUNCILMAN STEVE ADAMS STATES THAT THEIR ARE A FEW THINGS THAT WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF REGARDING THE RENAISSANCE. 

FIRST, JUST A BRIEF LITTLE HISTORY LESSON, THE RENAISSANCE WAS TO TAKE THIS CITY THAT WAS NOT DESIREABLE, TO MAKE IT THE MOST THE DESIRABLE CITY IN CALIFORNIA..NOT ONLY HAVE WE’VE DONE THAT, BUT WE HAVE MADE IT THE CITY THAT IS MOST CAPABLE TO BRING JOBS AND RETAIL TO THIS CITY…   “OK, WHERE IS IT”?  THIS IS WHAT MANY IN THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE ARE SECRETLY ASKING.. “WHERE IS IT”?  AND WHY SHOULD RESIDENTS BE AFRAID OF ASKING THESE QUESTIONS?  IS THE TRUE REALITY OF CITY COUNCIL, THE REALITY OF AN ILLUSIONARY AND DETACHED PREMISE?

 UPDATE: 03/01/2012: CITY OF STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA ON THE BRINK OF BANKRUPTCY, COULD BE LARGEST CITY TO FILE.  ACCORDING TO BLOOMBERG THE CITY CAN’T EVEN PAY THEIR BONDS.   STOCKTON’S COUNCIL WILL BE ASKED TO REDUCE THE CURRENT BUDGET BY $15 MILLION BECAUSE OF NEWLY UNCOVERED ACCOUNTING ERRORS AND MISMANAGEMENT THAT HAVE LEFT THE CITY ALMOST BROKE, ACCORDING TO CITY MANAGER BOB DEIS.

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 PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST…  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 OR FOR CONTACT!   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM 

UPDATE: 03/01/2012:  THE SACRAMENTO BEE REPORTS SACRAMENTO COUNTY EXECUTIVE BRAD HUDSON RILES UP LABOR UNIONS.

UPDATE:02/19/2012: SACRAMENTO BEE REPORTS:  BRAD HUDSON NEEDS A LESSON IN REALITY!  IT APPEARS THAT UNDER BRAD HUDSON’S WATCH THE COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO SPENT $15,000.00 ON A MACHINE TO CURB WHITE NOISE.  NOPE, HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE, BUT FOR A LOGISON SOUND MASKING SYSTEM… IN ORDER TO PREVENT EASEDROPPERS FROM HEARING CONFIDENTIAL MEETINGS!  TMC WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND THE ‘CONE OF SILENCE’ TO DETER THOSE PESKY EASEDROPPERS.

CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH

 COULDN’T HANDLE THE HEAT IN RIVERSIDE, CAN’T HANDLE THE NOISE IN SACRAMENTO?  ..AND HE ALSO MADE THE NEWS ON CBS!

 

CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH THE NEWS REPORT

CBS ALSO MENTIONED BRAD HUDSON HAS YET TO RETURN THEIR PHONE CALL REGARDING THIS ISSUE, REGARDLESS, CBS REPORTER MENTIONED THEY WILL BRING HIM BACK IN THE NEWS IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS WHEN HE RELEASES HIS BUDGET ALLOCATIONS.

UPDATE:02/16/2012: SACRAMENTO BEE REPORTS:

 “I chewed him out about it,” Yee said. “I said they were unacceptable with the money he makes. … He went overboard. We all gave Brad a mouthful so I don’t think this will be happening again.”   – Sacramento County Supervisor Jimmy Yee

Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna said he asked Hudson to consider reimbursing the county for those costs – which seemed reasonable, given that Hudson makes close to $500,000 a year in county salary and retirement benefits from his last job.  Hudson declined to do so, Serna said. 

 

HUDSON’S PAST DISCRETIONARY SPENDING IN THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE

2005-2006:  $39,296,019.06

2006-2007:  $45,091,052.92

2007-2008:  $37,691,038.33

2008-2009:  $26,918,067.27

2009-2010:  $29,554,005.19

TOTAL       $178,550,182.77

2010-2011   $830,762.24

       

The total discretionary spending under Former City Manager Brad Hudson was $178,550,182.77.  Under Hudson, he could spend up to the maximum of $50,000.00 without City Council approval.  Prior to Hudson’s hire, in 2004, the maximum amount that could be spent without council approval was $25,000.00.  In June 2010, Mayoral Candidate Dvonne Pitruzzello asked the question regarding an accounting of the city manager’s discretionary spending.  This is what we found.  What it was spent on is all together another story, but it also appeared that that the discretionary fund had not been reviewed by city council.  But coincidently since Pitruzzelo’s June 2011 request the amount spent from discretionary spending decreased dramatically.  Since June 2010 Hudson’s approved contract spending under $50,000.00 now went down to $830,762.24  Brad Hudson began looking for another position in February 2011, and left August 2011 to his new position in Sacramento leaving questions regarding his spending and why he left.  The records attained were the result of a public records act request.

UNLIKE RIVERSIDE, IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR SACRAMENTO TO FIGURE BRAD OUT… THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN PLACED IN POSITIONS OF POWER, FOR THEY DO NOT BENEFIT THE PUBLIC AT LARGE WITH REGARDS TO THEIR ACTIONS AND DECISIONS..

UNKNOWINGLY PUSHING THE ENVELOPE, 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 PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST…  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 

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT, KEEP CONNECTED WITH TMC…

DID THE CHIEF FORGET TO WEAR HIS DIAPER THAT DAY ?

TMC would like to dedicate today as the Official Russ Leach Super Bowl Day!!  If you would like to follow in his footsteps you will need “The Russ Leach DUI KIT”,  which consist of :

1. Prescription Drugs: 2 tabs Vicodin (hydrocodone-pain pills), 2 Xanax (alprazolam-anti-anxiety), 2 Ambien (zolpidem-sleeping pills), 1 Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine-muscle relaxant), 1 Atarax (hydroxyzine-anti-histamine-used with opioid analgesics to increase the pain-killing ability of a given dose of opioid).

2. Miller Lite: 4 Cans

3. Chivas Regals Scotch:  7 Doubles (approximately 21 ounces of scotch; ever drink a pint of beer at 16 ounces?)

4. Chicken Wings: 1 Order

5. Topless Bar

6. One City Owned Car

7. One Topless Dancer

8. One Diaper (forgotten that day).

9. One Good Friend

Have a safe Russ Leach Super Bowl Day.  Don’t do anything we wouldn’t do, but if you get caught, just claim you are disorientated because of prescription medications.  You might get away with it, he did!

CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH THE WHOLE VIDEO FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE !

BACK IN 2010 CORONA POLICE LT. BRENT COLEMAN WITH ALLEGED TIES TO THE CROWN TOWN VAGOS MOTORCYCLE GANG PRESIDENT CARLOS PADILLA FIRED!  FORMER RIVERSIDE POLICE CHIEF RUSSELL LEACH’S GIRLFRIEND MICHELLE WILSON (AKA MICHELLE PADILLA) WAS THE FORMER WIFE OF VAGO’S PRESIDENT CARLOS PADILLA.  ANOTHER VERSION FROM VALLEY NEWS WHEREBY CARLOS PADILLA STATES THAT LT. BRENT COLEMAN CUT OFF TIES WITH PADILLA WHEN HE JOINED THE VAGOS CLUB..  PADILLA ALSO STATES, “I KNOW HALF THE POLICE FORCE.”

MICHELLE WILSON (AKA MICHELLE PADILLA)

RUSS LEACH AT CLUB 215

                                                             

 RIVERSIDE POLICE REPORT   AND   CHARGES AGAINST RUSS LEACH

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING ABOVE LINKS FOR FULL REPORT

UPDATE: 06/16/2012: Commenter responding to new article of police officer running into a pole.

…If they did bring Leach back, he would have kept driving and there would have been a prostitute in the car (hidden fact from Leach’s incident). Why else would they block out half of Leach’s car when they published the red light camera photo? I imagine the prostitute was let go soon after the t-stop, and I bet there is no mention of her in the reports. Falsification, you tell me…..  – check12345, commenter on the PE

UNKNOWINGLY PUSHING THE ENVELOPE, 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 PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST…  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 

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT, KEEP CONNECTED WITH TMC…