Archive for October, 2012

UPDATE: 11/03/2012: KAREN WRIGHT MAKES THE UK DAILY MAIL.. “Woman, 60, gets handcuffed at California city council meeting for speaking over time limit.”

YOUTUBE ON HANDCUFFED WOMAN BY INTERACTIVE HEALING (CLICK THIS LINK).

UPDATE: 11/02/2012:  ACCORDING TO CITY ATTORNEY GREGORY PRIAMOS RESPONSE STATEMENT REGARDING THE ARREST OF PUBLIC SPEAKER KAREN WRIGHT WHEN ASKED TO RESPOND.  HIS RESPONSE, WAS “ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILIGE”, MEANING THAT IN HIS PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY, HE IS REPRESENTING SOMEONE OTHER THATN HIMSELF.  TECHNICALLY THIS WOULD BE THE MAYOR AND/OR COUNCIL.  THE COUNCIL DENIES KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THEREFORE, DID PRIAMOS’S ORDERS OR DIRECTIVES THEN CAME FROM THE MAYOR?  WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE WHEN WE FIRST PRACTICE TO DECEIVE..

UPDATE: 11/01/2012:  OFFICER SAHAGUN’S POLICE REPORT SUGGEST THAT WRIGHT WAS SINGLED OUT BY CITY ATTORNEY GREGORY PRIAMOS IF HE IN FACT ACTED ALONE.  PRIAMOS’S PERFORMANCE EVALUATION UP ON NOVEMBER 13, 2012..  In this article, Councilman Gardner continues to amaze the intelligent community by standing by his rendition of events in the course of Ms. Wright.  The officer took her elbow as if to guide her away from the lectern; he didn’t grab her or throw her to the floor, Gardner said. It appeared she sat down on the floor or lost her balance and fell.  When will the lying end, is this what the constiuents “have to put up with?”  Ooops, I believe I’ve heard this comment before..

Yes, Coucilman Gardner, that’s exactly what we saw, gently taking her elbow as to guide her away, possibly to help her find her way back to her seat, afterall she is disabled…then suddenly, she decided to sit on the floor, possibly just to relax a minute… Incidently, Gardner had front seats on the dais for this grand event, and he called it as seen it.  In another statement in the PE, Gardner emphatically seems to say that Priamos would not over step his authority without the go ahead from the mayor or council.  I could certainly interpret this statement as meaning, no move can be made by the City Attorney without the Council or Mayor.  Could we now say that Primos was the messenger, and therefore council and/or mayor knew about it?   What ever the truth may be, Gardner has either lost touch, or is truly telling the truth regarding what actually happened.  In telling the truth, Council and/or Mayor knew….Is a recall in order for those involved?

         

UPDATE: 10/31/2012: EVENING: THE QUESTION OF GOING ROGUE..

In the Press Enterprise, Loveridge said he did not know whether Priamos had a conversation with the Officer Nick Sahagun.  Maintaining decorum is the call of elected officials, not city staff!  He evidently went on to say that “I need to talk to Greg to find out what was said or not said.”  Is Mayor Luv stating Priamos made this decision on his own.  After all, according to former employees, Priamos has been known to call Council members “idiot’s” within his circle.  So how do they expect anyone to follow the rules of decorum when they do not follow the rules themselves, further, even the laws of the State of California.  Four weeks ago, City Attorney Gregory Priamos conducted a two hour ethics training course to the Council.  But was this really a “Bonehead Course”, as Dan Berstein coined.  Maybe there is an emphasis in “How not to get caught”.  At any rate it is quite a surprise to the community knowing Priamos’s track record.

Councilman Andy Melendrez said Tuesday that the officer’s statement surprised him. “I think it’s important that we as council members have clarity on who’s in charge, and my understanding has been that the mayor is in charge,” Melendrez said. “For the city attorney to play an active role on his own raises some concerns.”

This is quite disturbing because we currently have a City Attorney who has decided to give a directive of enforcement upon a citizen via a police officer.  If in fact, the directive was solely his decision, and not one to involve the Mayor, would he be consider “rogue?”

A month ago we also had an incident whereby the City Manager Scott Barber made a decision to spend $2.5 million without counsel consent.  Can we consider this “rogue?”  In any case, we could certainly consider these two highly influential employees not following the set rule to the extent of violating them.  If they in fact wish that constituents follow rules, they themselves should lead by example, of which is non-existent.

UPDATE: 10/31/2012: CITY ATTORNEY GREGORY PRIAMOS HIDING BEHIND ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGE…IS HE CALLING OFFICER SAHAGUN A LIAR?

Well the City continues to overload it’s dirty laundry on the spin cycle.  It started with the City’s response to the arrest, whereby they said that Ms. Karen Wright was cuffed and arrested for failing to obey the officer (Sahagun), not for going over the time limit, but Wright said the citation she got is for disrupting the meeting and that’s also what is stated in the police report by Officer Sahagun.  One Concilman went on to state that this was a decision by the police officer, and no council member has the authority to interfere with a police officer, otherwise one could be severely punished.  Well, the Press Enterprise states that according to Officer Sahagun’s police report, “Priamos requested that during future meetings, I should stop Subject 1 (Wright) from going too long past the three minute allotted time.”    Did Priamos’s directive come from Mayor Loveridge?  Or did it come solely from Priamos himself?  It certainly wasn’t a decision Officer Nick Sahagun made.  In the past, directives came from the Chair, or Mayor Pro Tem or Mayor.  So why the move to question the integrity of a police officer?  Why the move of the Council and Mayor to place the decision making authority upon the officer?  Are we beginning to see a pattern of transparency in regards to how the Council and Mayor deal with issues?  The real heat of this matter is now focused on the City Attorney, and all he can do is insult the community by hiding behind a questionable and remarkable claim of “attorney-client privilege” and become non-responsive.  If he receives a salary paid for by taxpayer monies, he must know, we the taxpayer are his employer’s, and we are demanding answers.  Has Priamos become a liability to the taxpayer?  If it is founded that Priamos gave the directive, solely a decision made by himself, should he be fired?  Ms. Wright believes the arrest was in retaliation against her in reference to criticizm made toward Councilman and Mayoral Candidate William “Rusty” Bailey, a candidate whom Mayor Loveridge endorses for the November 6, 2012 election.

CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL POLICE REPORT

According to the PE, City Attorney Gregory Priamos appreared surprised that the police report was had been made public.  Though he had yet to read the report, he stated that Officer Sahagun’s description of the conversation was inaccurate.  He declined to elaborate further, and cited attorney-client privilege.  Attorney-Client Privilege?  We understand he is Privileged, but who’s the Attorney and who’s the Client Gregory?  Technically, the taxpayer is the client and he, Priamos, the attorney on record to protect us.

Maybe just a another nervous search for syllables, or it could have been a little gas from a bad burrito..  But is City Attorney Greg Priamos basically calling Officer Nick Sahagun a “liar?”  Again, while the Council and Mayor were stating that Ms. Wright was arrested for not obeying an officer, according to Officer Sahagun, that was not so.

Did the directive come from the Mayor?  Two days after the arrest, a new so called protocol was implemented.  This would now give authority to the meeting chair, being either the Mayor Pro Tem or the Mayor himself to give the order to remove someone from the podium.  But these rules have already been in place, was this a scuffle to spin?  Back in 2006, an 89 year old woman, Marjorie Von Pohle, was removed from the podium by the directive of a Mayor Pro Tem to an RPD Officer for exceeding the 3 minute rule.  Ms. Wright is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on December 27, 2012.  Some rumors down the information pipeline is “Allred.”

CHANNEL 11 NEWS: “SHE MUST HAVE GOTTEN UNDER SOMEBODY’S SKIN!”

HERE IT IS CHANNEL 11 NEWS..

LOS ANGELES TIMES STORY

CBS CHANNEL 2 NEWS

LA LATE STATES LOCALS ARE CALLING FOR THE RESIGNATION OF MAYOR RON LOVERIDGE.

It comes as a shock to TMC to see public speaking come to this.  Other’s are telling me that I’m just naive, “this is Riverside”..  What a night, one disabled elderly female public speaker down and arrested, a second disabled elderly female skirted with the possibility of second taken down, then one Councilman’s Aide is seen by another female speaker with his middle finger across his face.  This public speaker had just commented on the inappropriate behavior of this aide, especially toward females.  Karen Wright, a 60 year old disabled public speaker icon, went over the three minute mark, approximately 16.8 seconds.  Returning to her seat, she was met with one of Ronnie’s Bouncer’s.  Midway from her seat, when she turned toward the council, she was pushed by the officer.  When she arrived at her seat, she was getting some of her things, the officer inadvertently came from the right side, it appeared he wasn’t finished with her, and then grabbed her arm, turned it clockwise, whereby she could not nothing other than fall and and take her down to the floor, she fell seated, she then took her two hands to try to get up as she indicated, but was pushed by her right hand taken, then handcuffed.  Not one, not two but three RPD officers surrounded her when she was on the floor.  “Officer, you are making me naked.” she stated. A disgusting act of use of force, but Riverside has a track record of this, and a double standard when it comes to arrest.   You might think this is Afghanistan or Iraq, unfortunately this is Riverside, specifically, regarding these current state of affairs, I must say, the City of  Riverside..  So, if you live here,  you msut exactly know what this blogger is talking about..

The first quickly came out of nowhere, as she turned after finishing her point after the three minute mark, she was met with officer, not regularly seen, who grabbed her and threw her to the floor as seen in the images.  While the council just sat there stonefaced, as good leaders do.  While one retired police officer, later stated to TMC who saw the video from home, “there was no reason for this officer to touch this person.”  So again, why would this Mayor, this Mayor known as Mayor Ron Loveridge allow this?  Later in City Council, Mayor Loveridge stated, “this is outrageous behavior”, when Councilman Chris Mac Arthur’s Council Aide, Chuck Condur, used a derrogatory finger symbol toward public speaker Dvonne Pitruzzello during council sessions.  Why didn’t the Mayor have the gumption to say the same?  Did he enjoy this?  Did he allow this for personal reasons against Wright, being approximately his last appearance as Mayor on the dais?  If there is a story, let’s hear it, this is not the normal standard behavior of a RPD officer at City Council..  Give us your side anonymously at thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

 

During this disgusting act of force, Councilwoman Nancy Hart, Councilman Steve Adams (also a former police officer), and Councilman and Mayoral Candidate William “Rusty” Bailey left their council seats and exited the dais.  It appeared they themselve could not handle or stomach the scene.  But non of these great leaders said, enough! This has to stop!  A reflection of the leadership in Riverside.  Well anyway, this is what happens if you talk a good 25 seconds after the 3 minute mark.  You may find a couple of RPD on your back..  Being disabled that’s gotta hurt.. After this disruption by Ronnie’s Bouncers, she was later taken outside, released and issued a citation for “disruption of a public event.”  The witnesses who were there were stating, “she was already returning to her seat!”  RPD Officer you shouldn’t have done it, you’ve watched over the security of Council meetings before.  This is behavior unlike you, were you briefed by Council, Mayor, City Execs, City Attorney or your superiors to do this, and target this specific public speaker?  More information coming down the pipeline..

 

Months ago, Ms. Wright was accosted by non other than the Chief of Police, Sergio Diaz, for her opinion on naming El Tequesquite Park after a fallen officer, Ryan Bonamino.  The chief confronting Ms. Wright, saying she had no right to say what she said…

The Chief then called Ms. Wright a “a horrible person”, “your disrespectful” and “You hate the police!”  At the time he also turned to then Mayoral Candidate Dvonne Pitruzzello and stated, “I don’t like her!”  This all occurred in a public arena.  Chief Diaz has yet to publicly apologize for, as Mayor Loveridger would say, “this is outrageous behavior!”  Though Karen had the right to file an ethics complaint on this very issue, she chose at the time not do so.  Chief Diaz should be thankful of this.  Many are saying should we disband RPD? And just go with Riverside County Sheriff, would this make a difference?

CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL RPD USE OF FORCE DOCUMENT IMPLEMENTED BY THE CHIEF

CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH YOUTUBE FROM ALICIA ROBINSON OF THE PRESS ENTERPRISE

Notice the empty seat behind above the left officer, Councilman and Mayoral Candidate Rusty Bailey left the dais, out of sight.. Some commenters on the Press Enterprise have begin coin Councilman and Mayoral Candidate… “Runaway Rusty.”

NEW NEWS ARTICLE FROM THE PE BY ALICIA ROBINSON: RIVERSIDE: SHOULD COUNCIL CRITIC HAVE BEEN HANDCUFFED?

CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH ABOVE YOUTUBE

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO WATCH ABOVE YOUTUBE OF MS. WRIGHT PICKING HERSELF IN FRONT OF THE THREE OFFICERS.

CLICKTHIS LINK TO WATCH ABOVE YOUTUBE OF MS. KAREN WRIGHT BEING ESCORTED OUT OF RIVERSIDE CITY COUNCIL

According to a description of events cited from the Truth Publication Online, Councilman Paul Davis stated the following: “During that time the officer applied handcuffs to Ms. Wright and later took them off, after assisting Ms. Wright to her feet.” 

Wrong Councilman Davis, she picked her own self up according to the above video.  Let’s not begin to spin the chain of events in order to defend you and the council bullies, that night, for not doing the right thing and stopping what occurred.  You stated that the decision for this is defined by the RPD officer, and by “law” you cannot interfere with that.  But now, new rules?  “Police Officers will now be directed by the Mayor?” according to the the Press Enterprise.  Now, elected officials can interfere with the actions of the Police Officers?  But some Council members are saying, again, as an authority figures, and I disagree with that, that they cannot interfere with the judgement of a an RPD officer?  You work for us, and we expect some aggregious behavior to be stopped by a police officer, but you are telling them you have no power.  Our we living in a microcosm of a police state?

Again, Davis went on., “The officer again told her that she needs to be calm, take her seat and she ignored him. At that time, the officer directed her to return to her seat and Ms. Wright turned and began to advance towards where she had been sitting. Ms. Wright then uttered some choice words to the officer, which may have been directed towards the council. He then told her to step outside, since she was clearly isrupting the meeting and she chose to continue to ignore him. The officer then took her right arm at the elbow and told her that she needs to accompany him outside. Ms. Wright then jerked her arm away from the officer, stating something to the effect that she needed to get her things and for him not to touch her.” (Courtesy of The Truth Publication Online).  Mr. Davis, you are different person this day, this is not what happened, I was sitting in the second rowe, and didn’t hear any of this.  Are you saying you have better ears than me? Especially from the distance of the dais?

To the elected individuals on the dais, we’ve have not declared war..we only want transparency…


At that time she also decided to sit down, on the floor, just outside the Dais entrance door and near her seat, with her hands not visible from my vantage point.” 

Councilman Davis, you are wrong again, let me show how she ended up on the floor.  You call us “crazy”, but at least we are not “liars.”  This is how Ms. Wright decided to to sit down..of course, according to Councilman Paul Davis’s innacturate rendition of the Council events..

Now the twist to be handcuffed..RPD style..

“Many have asked why the members of the Mayor, Council, or city Staff, did not take any actions to stop the officer from his actions. As a matter of law, no person has the authority to interfere with the lawful order or actions of a Police Officer performing his duties. By doing so, you would be in violation and you will be held for Obstruction of Justice, and be subject to severe penalty.” (Courtesy of The Truth Publication Online).  Let me see Mr. Davis, “Police Officers at City Council Meetings will be directed by the Mayor.”

Nope, sorry Davis, no one believes that.  Many believe the mayor has always had that power, and this incident was allegedly and directly orchestrated by Mayor Ron Loveridge himself.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO WATCH ABOVE YOUTUBE OF KAREN WRIGHT BEING CITED BY RPD OFFICER.

So what happens next, the Officer says we are done.  So what happens with the legal process for Ms. Wright next?  When the interrelationdships and interconnections with the City, City Attorney, the Riverside Judges, the District Attorney Paul Zellerbach, the Riverside Grand Jury, even unfortunately to the extent of the State of California Attorney General’s interrelationship?  What will happen to this poor disabled 60 year old elderly woman?  Well it’s already been decided if you live in Riverside.  Some call it politics, some just have to accept it..

According to the PE, the City stated that she was not arrested for going over the 3 minute time limit but for “not obeying the officer,” but the actual citation she received was for “disrupting a meeting.”  This is indicated by the above YouTube video, a video the City did not know existed till know.  Well, the spinning continues, with ring leader, our Mayor, Mr. Spin Cycle himself..  Officer indicates to Ms. Wright in the video that once the three minutes are up she needed to bring her comments to a close, therefore it was all about disrupting the meeting after the 3 minute mark… Again, how will the City spin this next, or is their now planned retaliation by the City in more ways than none, for those who speak freely?

“All I was told was that you are given a certain amount of time to make statements to the council and she went over her time,” Lt. Guy Toussaint said. “She was asked to leave and she refused to do so.”  Again wrong, Ms. Wright closed her comments and was on her way to her seat.  But what the L.A. Times has right, is that this was all about the 3 minute time limit, which the City denies was a factor in her arrest.  Many of the Councilpeople on the dais, who did nothing, and maintained they could not interfere with a police officer.  So who’s in charge?  Some on the dais, even said in some ways, that “she’d had it coming.”  Other’s on the dais, who were criticized, said, “how come those citizens in the audience do nothing?”  This is what we have, and you now begin to see the picture unfold before your eyes in relation to political conundrums withing the politics of the City of Riverside.

Again it didn’t stop there, another disabled individual on crutches …What is it with the City of Riverside and disabled females?  What is it with leadership that doesn’t have the guts to lead and come out to say this is wrong.  Is it easier say that the individuals are just “crazy?”  Well Dvonne Pitruzzello said it best when she said, “I rather be called crazy, then to be a crook.”  Well anyway this person below was on crutches and the same RPD officer started to walk down toward the podium again… Ren Holmstrum on crutches was subjected to a possible throwdown, regarding her issue of Riverside hospice, when she went over the three minute mark.. One of RPD officers was again on alert, walking down the isle again to take care of muni mafia business…

   

CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH THE ABOVE YOUTUBE

Councilman and Mayoral Candidate William “Rusty” Bailey seen with his head down in the video.  Last week Councilman and Mayoral Candidate William “Rusty” Bailey, came to the TMC site to inadvertently download photos of his Mayoral opponent and former Riverside Councilman, Ed Adkison, of course without TMC’s permission.  These were then sent city wide in a campaign mailer.  Now RPD wants TMC’s photos of the Council Debacle…Many in the community, seeing this display of police are now afraid, who can we depend on when we cannot trust our own community police force?  Who do we call when we cannot call our own police force for help?  Questions some community constituents are asking.  This is the same behavior community constituents have been talking about to their city leaders for years…

Other’s are asking the question if this was a set up.. Most often, RPD or Ronnie’s Bouncers are cordial, escorting the “3 minute violator” back to their seat.  This time, the Mayor meant business, it was a throw down… Was this orchestrated and planned by the mayor, the puller of strings?  As one reporter stated on Channel 11 News on 10/25/2012 “She must have gotten under somebody’s skin.”  This because Ms. Wright goes to each and every council meeting to comment on issues, and is therefore well known..

“I want to live in a society that people can voice unpopular opinions because I know as result of that a society grows and matures,”   – Hugh Hefner

It didn’t stop there, after Public Speaker Dvonne Pitruzzello spoke regarding Councilman Chris Mac Arthur’s legislative aide, the allegation of Chuck Condor holding a knife to the throat of Bailey’s Council Aide, Mark Earley.

CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH THE ABOVE YOUTUBE

From the current contact in the mainstream media, much is being said, many questions asked, pieces of the puzzle that just don’t make sense, but the questions of why none of the City Council leadership said nothing, allowed the activity to happen, and simply found it acceptable.. again actions speak louder than words..

CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH THE ABOVE YOUTUBE

“We do this for our neighborhood, we take our time do this…you have spent us into the poorhouse..” -Self Appointed Citizen Auditor Vivian Moreno.

Responsibility? You are looking at them….Now Main Stream Media will know….Stossel what do you think about this?  Thank you for asking…

ETHIC’S COMPLAINTS ARE NOW GOING VIRAL..  I’VE GOTTA SAY THIS IS EXHAUSTING, BUT JUST ANOTHER NORMAL DAY IN RIVER CITY..

UPDATE: 10/24/2012:  JUST IN, TMC SOURCES ARE STATING THAT COUNCILMAN MIKE GARDNER ALLEGEDELY STATED, “KAREN WRIGHT DESERVED IT.”  IF THIS IS TRUE, THIS MAY BE PART OF MIKE THAT MAY NOT BE LIKED..

According to the PE, Councilman Mike Gardner, who was on the dais with the council a few yards from the incident, said he doesn’t think the force was excessive.  But if you like Mike, you would agree.  Further Mike has also said, “Resisting arrest doesn’t end well..”  Of course, none of this is true, but what is true are the feeling of Ward 1 Councilman Mike Gardner.

LOVERIDGE GET’S IT ALL WRONG.. Loveridge said that Wright started showing up at council meetings a few years ago and became an active civic participant with “eclectic” interests who spends a lot of time preparing for her remarks.  This according to a LA Times article.  Ms. Wright has been coming to City Council for over 10 years, why the spin Mayor to discredit her?

COUNCILMAN CHRIS MAC ARTHUR’S LEGISLATIVE AIDE CHUCK CONDOR SHOCKS COUNCIL MEETING!

The question to the council by Pitruzzello was, ” Why Condor wasn’t arrested, or a police report created by Bailey’s Aide, Mark Earley? We just don’t know..”Was this a concerted effort by City Hall to cover up the alleged altercation back in April 2012?”  Regardless, it still didn’t stop there!   As Former Mayoral Candidate Dvonne Pitruzzello walked toward the back of Council Chambers she was met from a distance, Councilman Chris Mac Arthur’s Aide, Chuck Condor, placing the “middle finger” in front of his face toward Pitruzzello.  Mrs. Pitruzzello interrupted the City Council to let them know just what happened.  The following pics below taken at the time of the interruption.  The shock was written all over Councilwoman Nancy Hart’s face.  Officer Nick, again, one of Ronnie”s Bouncer’s pounced on the situation and begin to walk over toward Pitruzzello.  She let Officer Nick know, “that’s who you need to arrest!”  Referring to Mac Arthur’s Council Aide Chuck Condur.  This is the one time TMC agrees with Mayor Luv when he stated, “this is outrageous behavior.”  When a Council Aide can continually get away with derrogatory remarks and alleged actions, this is outrageous behavior..  This Public Council Meeting could not have been hotter…

      

Again, one of TMC’s crack minimum wage photoshop experts created what Mrs. Pitruzzello saw.. Another act of defiance against women?

But let’s not forget this is Riverside, Chuck Condor, may just get a monetary raise and become an elected official one day..  But many are asking the question, why does Councilman Chris Mac Arthur allow a person such as Chuck, who appears to be a loose cannnon, on his team?  Another liability?  Could revealers of Condur’s behavior now be in danger of retaliation by the City of Riverside Power House?  Will have to ask Councilman Chris Mac Arthur who has protected his aide through thick and thin regardless of his derrogatory behavior. The question is, does the Community concur with this type of legislative aid behavior?

ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, THIS FEMALE GADFLY, AS SHE WAS NOTED, WAS ARRESTED FOR DISRUPTING A SANTA BARBARA CITY COUNCIL MEETING OCTOBER 2, 2012 FOR VERY DIFFERENT REASON.  HERE FOR YOU’RE REVIEW AS A POINT OF REFERENCE.

OR THIS PUBLIC SPEAKER JENNIFER JONES ARRESTED AT CITY COUNCIL IN QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA FOR AIRING THE CITY COUNCIL’S DIRTY LAUNDRY BACK IN JULY 5, 2011..

EVEN THE FOLLOWING YOUTUBE NEWS REPORT CAME OUT OF JONES ADDRESSING THE CITY EXPOSING CORRUPTION THEN BEING ARRESTED.

ANOTHER ARTICLE CAME OUT REGARDING THE FACT THAT JENNIFER JONES MAY BE IN IMMINENT DANGER OF EXPOSING POLITICAL CORRUPTION 

UPDATE:10/25/2012: YESTERDAY,  LOCAL CITIZEN TELLS OFF MAYOR LOVERIDGE AT DOWNTOWN “COFFEE BEAN” IN FRONT OF ONLOOKERS!

TMC PROUD TO INVITE 16 SMARTEST PEOPLE ON EARTH, TO FIND THEIR HOME IN THE MOST INTELLIGENT CITY, THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE..  NO CURRENT EMAIL RESPONSES AS OF YET!

COUNCILMAN PAUL DAVIS RESPONDS TO THE WRIGHT INCIDENT ON THE TRUTH PUBLICATION BLOG SITE.  TMC WISHES EDITOR SALVADOR SANTANA OF THE TRUTH PUBLICATION GOOD HEALTH AND A SPEEDY RECOVERY.  WE NEED YOU BACK AT THE PODIUM!

UPDATE: 10/26/2012:  THE DEVELOPER OF THE HILTON TO SUE THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE..  WITHIN THE CONTRACT, IF THE DEVELOPER DEFAULTS, THE CITY IS NOW IN THE “HOTEL BUSINESS.”  FOR THIS TRANSACTION, TWO FIRESTATIONS AND TWO LIBRARIES ARE USED AS COLLATERAL.. 

(HYATT PIC COURTESY OF TRIP ADVISOR)

IS THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE INVOLVED IN “EXTORTION” AS CLAIMED BY HYATT DEVELOPER?

According to the Press Enterprise, a story broke by City Council Gadlflies almost a year ago, no one listened, because they may have thought they were simply “crazy” made mention to the contract between the City of Riverside and the Developer Siavash Barmand.  The other claim states that the city “extorted” money from MetroRiverside by improperly changing the obligations to build public improvements, and by delaying approval of designs for the improvements. The claims say the developer lost money because of the design approval delay and the convention center closure.

UPDATE:10/29/2012: A MONTAGE OF COMMENTERS COMMENTING ON THIS ISSUE REGARDING MS. KAREN WRIGHT FROM THE PE BEFORE THEY ARE DELETED…POSSIBLY BY SOME DIRECTIVE BY A CITY ELECT OR THE CHIEF OF POLICE HIMSELF…

Remember folks, you have to be in a bad mood as a citizen when you come to City Council Meetings when you know that you the taxpayer, are $4 billion in debt, and that you the taxpayer are responsible for it as a result of the elected officials who voted on these issues.

This is ridiculous. Going over the time limit is not a crime. I’m not a fan of Karen’s, but she had finished talking and was walking away from the podium. Someone has it in for her, and that’s not right. Terrible, terrible showing by the police, the mayor, and the council.  -Kaptalism, commenter on the PE

This makes me SICK! Sooooo unjustified! This isn’t the last we have heard of this, believe it! A lawsuit will be forthcoming for SURE! So shameful!  -Nettie Nettie Bobettie, commenter on the PE

Unbelievable~!!! They should be ashamed of themselves~!!!!  – Alice Wersky Naranjo, commenter on the PE

AND THIS MORNINGWE ARE ON FOX NEWS. AREN’T WE GREAT?  -Ron Rose, commenter on the PE

This is how it works at Casa Loveridge. You get three minutes to speak. If you’re kissing his butt, make it four and you can bring about 20 other people up to keep the love flowing longer.
If you’re a guy criticizing, he starts to cut in and the hand goes up at about 2:45 into your comment and its purpose is to try to distract you into disagreeing with him over your time is up until it’s up and you don’t talk about your original topic.
If you’re a woman, alas the infamous hand goes up at about 2:30. Bring a timer and time the speakers and the Loveridge hand wave yourself a couple times. I’ve done it myself. Very illuminating. The county board of supervisors have used the same tactics for years and rumor has it he wants Tavaglione’s seat if that guy wins the congressional race. So maybe he’s practicing for the bigger stage? If he doesn’t like what you’re saying, apparently…well there’s that too.  – Mary Shelton, commenter on the PE.

The cop was not timing her I would bet. He was instructed to do as he did when the time-up signal was given. Minor petty politicians begin to think they are Lords.  -James Overturf, commenter on the PE.

Too bad we don’t limit politicians to three minutes of speaking.  – BJ Clinton, commenter on the PE.

Although I haven’t lived in Riverside since my Divorce in 2003, I still follow the news. Here are my thoughts:Everyone has a right to voice their  opinion in a Public Forum.  Time limits are made to provide equal time for all  and show some dignity and respect for the Counsel and “Elected Officials” of the  Counsel during such meetings. Three (3) minutes may not be enough for some  however, if you come prepared to make your point clear and brief, three (3) is  “normally” plenty of time. Handcuffing anyone with a strong opinion should  not be the norm. This lady was no threat to the counsel or anyone  else. The lady only spoke too long. Handcuffs would not have been my first  choice to resolve the issue.  BAD CALL… Counsel BAD CALL… Riverside  Cops   -Roy Robinson, commenter on the PE.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  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… WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT OR FOR CONTACT!   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

From: mary shelton <chicalocaside@yahoo.com> To: “rloveridge@riversideca.gov” <rloveridge@riversideca.gov>; Mike Gardner <mgardner@riversideca.gov>; “asmelendrez@riversideca.gov” <asmelendrez@riversideca.gov>; “rbailey@riversideca.gov” <rbailey@riversideca.gov>; Paul Davis <pdavis@riversideca.gov>; “cmacarthur@riversideca.gov” <cmacarthur@riversideca.gov>; “nhart@riversideca.gov” <nhart@riversideca.gov> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2012 7:30 AM Subject:City Council meeting

Dear City Council and mayor:
First of all I have a confession to make. During one of my most recent public comments, I spoke over the three minute time limit. I think I spoke about 20 seconds over but that’s only because I had to remind the mayor that when he interrupted me at the 2:40 mark (according to the recording of the meeting) that I still had time left to speak, that ate a bit into my allotted time.  I would love to express my sincere gratitude from the bottom of my heart that I wasn’t grabbed by a police officer the moment I had finished and was heading to my seat, pushed to the ground by him and his partner and forced to lie on my stomach while being handcuffed and then on my knees pleading with them that I couldn’t stand up. I have bad knees too and I can fully understand how it might be nearly impossible to rise on one’s feet without my hands to help me.
I also violated the three minute rule at the CPRC meeting (this time probably around 15 seconds) and I thanked Chair Dale Roberts for not scolding me but allowing me to complete my thought (as I hate ending sentences with dangling participles) and for not having me forcibly removed as well. The only thing I’d ask if it does happen to me, is please have them handcuff me in the front and maybe if I could have the fuzzy handcuffs instead of the metal ones. Thanks, I mean if some of you have enough pull to influence police promotions (of two captains and a lieutenant so far) and where officers are assigned during your city council elections (aka election emergency detail which three of you allegedly did during your last election cycle) or get people hired by the city (aka political emergency hire without background checks which happened at least once) then I would think if you would insist on more comfortable handcuffs that this could be done in a flash.
You can just bill it to Scott Barber’s discretionary fund (since apparently he’s spending money without your approval anyway on the Fox Plaza) since there’s probably no money left in the sewer fund. The police budget’s too strapped too but at least they don’t have to pay more than $1 million in “rent” and renovations just so two private enterprises can benefit from the city’s dealings like RPU does now.
Now that this is out of the way, I did not attend the meeting. I had responsibilities as an elected representative to fulfill which led to a time conflict. I was talking to one of my critics as I often do because I enjoy it and because sometimes that’s where the best ideas come from too as well as the truth. Lest you don’t understand this, I’ll refer you back to Hans Christian Anderson’s tale about the poor wardrobe challenged emperor. I’ll take a good critic even a vocal one over a herd of people just trying to tell you what you want to hear any time but then when you put public servant in front of politician, it’s not difficult to think that way.
Okay, so I’m not quite as privileged as the many individuals which Mayor Loveridge has allowed to speak over the three minute limit while those of us who get cut off beginning at the 2:45 mark (2:30 if we’re female according to video recordings) just sit and watch the blinking red lights on the dais. Of course we don’t see any police officers because they’re still standing in the back of the room while these people speak beyond the time limit. That’s when the mayor’s not encouraging these time violators to get their friends out of their chairs to also speak and without filling out a speaker card! Okay, maybe I should have been attending all these fundraisers I’ve been invited to attend but I’m not really into the whole political scene.
Plus I also know that even with “time, place and manner” restrictions to free speech, they can’t be enforced in a content-discriminatory way.  That means you can’t sit and smile as someone talks longer than three minutes telling you how great you are and then turn around and have another speaker who’s criticizing you, I’d say forcibly removed from the podium but she’d already finished speaking and had been leaving at the podium by that point.   Most of us mere mortals can’t even be Chief Diaz and rant during a break about how much I hate someone (in this case, Karen and other women) and then have to be escorted out by my assistant chief rattling the doors as I go. Talk about disturbing the peace but unlike the more ordinary people, he gets a pass. But then screaming at the top of one’s lungs is a means of communication among upper management in the RPD since he’s been here so his behavior’s hardly surprising. So no, I don’t think I’ll take lessons in decorum from Diaz.
I saw the videos and heard different accounts from different sides of it and I was appalled but then a lot of people are, not that it matters to you because you don’t seem to know much of what’s going on outside your immediate circles. Some of you more than others. But as painful as it is to watch a 60 year old woman in pain trying to keep her dignity because her bare skin is showing while she’s being handcuffed for the world to see, it was more so watching the actions of those on the dais in the videos.  I heard that Mike Gardner told someone that she got what she deserved and found that disappointing but it’s easier to say that without being responsible for it in public than to answer questions about a troublesome land swap that took place in his ward. I saw Councilman Melendrez just sit and stare and Paul Davis bury his head in his hands then later give a version that confused people who contacted me saying it didn’t match the videos.  His statement about not being able to interfere in a police action without being prosecuted for it falls in the face of the later decision to take that discretionary power from the police and give it to the mayor or mayor pro tem.
Chris MacArthur I believe also just stared expressionless (though probably not so much when the allegation was made about his aide pulling a knife on someone else’s aide, during public comment). As for the rest of the city council, they fled like they were fleeing a bar brawl out the side door into the conference room including our mayoral candidate who I suppose was putting his leadership skills on display.  Except that Adams might not have been leaving because of that, he just tends to leave his seat during public comments anyway so I think people were confused about what he was actually doing.
What I saw was a city council and mayor who were showing how ill equipped they are at connecting with constituents in their wards (and I believe Karen lives in Bailey’s ward) and then when the police were signaled to do the handcuffing, half of those on the dais didn’t even have the integrity to sit and watch what was allegedly being done on its behalf.  I don’t believe, it was the officer’s choice to do this and I have information that indicates otherwise already and that this situation had been brewing for weeks. He and his partner had worked at other meetings and while other officers had approached the podium while people were speaking too long, I think the reason why most people didn’t recognize him is because he’s never done anything like that, in fact he’s never left the back right corner where he most often stands at meetings until the other night.
Besides, police expelled another individual, a man, last week who was just sitting there (but had an earlier incident with the city council) even though there was no way to visually know who he was so someone clearly told them to do it. I’m still sifting information about what happened and who really directed it.
One thing about the truth is that it usually comes out (and very rarely from the mouths of politicians) and I believe in this case with the armed bar takedown of Karen in city council that it will as well.  Just like it did when it turned out that the expulsion of four gadflies including Marjorie Von Poule was ordered by the city council and wasn’t a policeman’s call. In fact, one of our former deputy chiefs, Dave Dominguez just said no to the city council trying to get detectives to open investigations into the incident and paid for it by his somewhat early retirement. Four brave police officers refused to arrest the four gadflies, made the call to handle it their way and defused a situation created by inadequate leadership on the dais.  By the way, all four of them have commendations in their jackets courtesy of me for what they did. So Loveridge when you told all the media out there that it never happened before, that was not true and I believe you know that.
Police were also ordered by a mayor pro tem to “escort” an 82 year old woman from the podium several years ago. Her crime was that she exceeded the three minute rule to talk about a city water pipe that broke and flooded her house. Her house was on the Riverside/Woodcrest boundary so she hadn’t been to a city council meeting before and likely didn’t know the time limit. Still, she had to be pulled away from the podium. That incident was caught on video and I believe it might still be on YouTube somewhere because unlike Loveridge the mayor pro tem didn’t have the cameras turned off, an odd action to take on a righteous police initiated action don’t you think? A couple of you were actually on the dais when that happened and even though that was clearly not a police initiated activity, none of you said anything. That’s just puzzling to me, that the first action the mayor would take when something like that happens the other night is to make sure there’s no recording of it taken. Wouldn’t you want a video camera to serve as an objective witness to a righteous arrest? One would think so certainly.
Three minutes might seem like an eternity for elected officials to  suffer through on the dais but hey, most people who come to speak have never been inside of city council offices their taxes have paid for (because even when lower income people run for office, they buy all their campaign materials from Riverside not Orange County). Most don’t have the money to attend and hob nob or network at the Mayor’s Ball (held at the Citrus Towers, epicenter of the four way land swap). Most of those who speak including the woman on crutches who also faced possible expulsion or arrest for exceeding the three minute rule don’t have access to back rooms to iron out the issues that impact them before they even get to the city council to be referred to a subcommittee to go back to the city council again. Most have to pay to go to restaurants, go attend the pricy ticket items at the failing Fox and most of the people that only have the three minutes to speak during are actually the people who most “Shop Riverside”.  Many use a public transportation system that provides inadequate service, has no transfer system and requires seniors, elderly and young people to find other means of transportation after they shut down at 8pm at night. Taxies, because of regulations voted on by the city council it costs in Riverside to go four miles what it costs to go ten miles in Los Angeles.
I’ve got quite a few phone calls and emails on what happened the other night. Because of today’s social technology including Face book, I’ve had women’s organizations and those for the disabled asking about it.. What’s up with Riverside and a city government that is so undone by one gadfly?  Wait a minute, two because that other woman at the podium on crutches upset the city council too and the officers came down the aisles but didn’t touch her.
But then I think it’s how the various elected officials acted which is shown on videos now on YouTube and everywhere else that speaks for itself.
It’s been disheartening and baffling to me to see otherwise intelligent people who appeared to have cared about lowly city residents once, I mean at least to get our votes (because most movers and shakers don’t actually live in their wards or the city) just act the way that I’ve seen on the dais and make the decisions that have been made.  Like forcing more costs on two city departments just to help out a campaign donor so he can pay off his state bonds, and not even answering simple questions about it when asked. We pay so much of our tax dollars for PR to make us look good yet it’s clear the reason that’s done is because our leadership’s more natural tendency is to do something that gives us a black eye on a national scale. You are your own worst enemies.
This is for Bailey. I’m extremely disappointed at being labeled a “crazy woman” by you for speaking my mind, rather than I guess staying home and baking cookies and cleaning house which are worthy activities but women have always been doing more than that. I’m not worried about it because I know that most high school students reject “lessons” like that taught by their teachers and can differentiate between them and a thinly veiled personal attack. But I also know they don’t confront teachers about it due to power differentials in that relationship and concerns about retaliation for speaking up.. By the way, I’m not even stupid either. I have a college degree, an IQ of 145 (though I have two siblings with IQs over 190) and audio/visual photographic memory. I can also run a 17:30 5k (and represented Riverside in Sendai as a runner) when I’m in shape and can look at anything that’s broken, and pick out what’s wrong with it and possible solutions no matter what, whether it’s an internet network or a flawed management system without knowing much else about it. I certainly know what’s broken here and how to fix it but it’ll take a few election cycles to do that beginning with next year.
I would have liked to have equal time with your students to explain why it’s important to participate in public speaking as a person who’s done it and how it’s important to keep speaking up even when it’s not popular. How to respond when their elected leaders treat them like they’re stupid or crazy or make jokes about them, and remind them of a guy named Gandhi who had to deal with all of that including being laughed at. I’m thinking of approaching Riverside Poly and asking if us “crazy ladies” can have an opportunity to address the students exposed to hearing us called crazy including the female students who were pushed to internalize a lesson on sexism since no male references were made.
That’s one of the most critical lessons to teach your young people as part of helping them become better thinkers, listeners and doers. I’d hoped a teacher like you with a West Point education (and I have three relatives who went there) would have learned that by now but it appears not.
As for the rest of you, now it turns out that the mayor’s decided to take the role of city council bouncer from the police and give it to the “chair” of the meeting..  I guess that speaks volumes about how you really feel about this incident. You’re so horrified particularly Loveridge (whose legacy is on the line) about the media coverage once again painting Riverside in a negative way that now you’re throwing two officers there to protect you under the bus.  Dang, that happened fast, faster than you’d expect if what happened again was righteous.
Because why change the policy that you claim’s in place (when reality is different) if it’s not broken and if those two officers behaved so appropriately that night, why are you taking their powers of discretion away from them and the department?  I was not surprised to see the blame so quickly placed on the officers and individuals saying I don’t condone their actions in blog postings which is a rather disingenuous way of throwing them under the bridge too. Clearly you don’t condone their actions because you’re changing the policy but in reality it’s because that’s your reaction not to what they’ve done but to media reaction to what they’ve done. Damage control is in full mode because I fully know that none of you care a damn about Karen.  I think everyone pretty much knows what’s going on with this recent decision to change the rules which were always that the elected officials made the call of who gets to stay in a meeting and who gets escorted out.
I guess these changes had to be done behind closed doors instead of a public forum or through a subcommittee like Governmental Affairs Committee because there’s not enough time to do that before the mayoral election.  Not that I believe that’s the primary reason, it’s just that your pattern and practice of dealing with controversial situations that blow up in your face behind closed doors instead of in a public forum no matter how you stump for transparency and accountability during your respective campaigns.
In closing, I’m so inspired by your poor actions on the dais that I’m thinking of running for political office myself. I’m not well connected, not much of a backroom dealer, not into speaking out of both sides of my mouth, don’t like freebies at tax payers’ expense and I’m clearly not as brilliantly strategic so maybe I’m not really qualified to be a city council person.
I do have more respect for democracy and public participation and my approach to critics is to take that passion and put it to work for me.  Put critics on my task forces rather than “yes” men and women and campaign donors or managers. I’ll start with Karen because she’s actually a really gifted leader, has many good ideas and presides over meetings including handling civil discord much better than you do. I’d definitely put her to work, not put her in handcuffs. If Bailey was really smart, he’d had done that himself.
I’ll save the arrests, armed bar takedowns and handcuffs (not to mention the expense of prosecution on Riverside County) to the real criminals. And the moment I preside over what happened the other night, I would take full responsibility for it (not throwing people under the bus to make myself look better in the spotlight) and submit my resignation because I would have failed as a leader.  If I use videos of public meetings for any educational purpose I will let the viewers express what they think about it, rather than use it as a platform how awful it is to listen to public comment.  In fact, I think when I get elected I’ll hold forums on public comment and how to expand it using various social media for my constituents including at the schools. That’ll be one of my first acts while I’m in office.
I certainly won’t hire a legislative aide who calls women “idiots”, “bitches” and carries a knife around for sure. I’ll promise my constituents that during my swearing in ceremony.   Thank you for your time.
Oops I think I exceeded the three minute rule for communicating with elected officials. Please don’t arrest me or have me arrested.  Best regards.. Mary Shelton
Mary Shelton’s Blog if “Five Before Midnight”,  the following link… http://rivercitycopwatch.blogspot.com/
JUST FOR LAUGHS…
HOW MANY CALIFORNIA STATE AUDITORS WILL IT TAKE TO REVIEW THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S FINANCIALS?

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  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… WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT OR FOR CONTACT!   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

We’re not sure who was first? Ed or TMC…But TMC would also like to place it’s entry in asking for an apology from Councilman and Mayoral Candidate William “Rusty” Bailey for approving a campaign mailer that went out last weekend which contained photographs taken by TMC’s crack photographer without permission.  Now above, TMC’s crack senior minimum wage photoshop designer created a comparison photo montage of Bailey’s mailer and TMC’s….absolutely uncanny, the photo that is.  The question is, what was Bailey’s intentions in inadvertently using TMC’s photo’s to begin with?  Was TMC’s photographs just exceptional?  Should TMC recieve a “royalty” for this display of “stolen” property?  Or are we to accept, as it is in Riverside, this is business as usual.  Of course, “business as usual,” usually means the taxpayer is usually being taken..  That may be because no community members care.  The taxpayer, needs to rise from their knees and let their representatives know that this is unacceptable.

                   

ORIGINAL TMC PHOTOGRAPHS USED BY BAILEY CAMPAIGN, CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE..

THE BACK SIDE OF BAILEY’S CAMPAIGN MAILER, CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Well you received our attention, you should know by now we love numbers, so we did our own investagation, guess what?  The numbers don’t match up.  According to city records Adkan Engineering did receive $585,285.28 during the years between 2008-20012, and we have the city records to prove it, and not the $3.84 million the Bailey campaign stated he actually recieved.  Bailey was given an opportunity to retract his statement, but currently continues to maintain it’s legitimacy, regardless of public records which reference otherwise.

The mailer is misleading, it states that Adkison received $3.84 million in city funds, the actual dollar amount is $3,845,412.45.  TMC wanted to see those payouts that Bailey stated matched up to $3.84 million, well according to our public records, not even close.  Former Councilman Ed Adkison was correct, Councilman William “Rusty” Bailey was wrong.  According to the City of Riverside Vendor Payout list Adkan Engineering received a total $585,285.28 during 2008-20012.  Now, even though Bailey was given an opportunity to revise his assessment of that mailer, according to his campaign site, “Bailey Stands By Discussion of Adkison Record of Dealings with the City.”

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The following our contract job which need City Council approval in order to proceed, that Bailey failed to mention that he voted on, or did he actually understand at all what he was voting on?  Feb. 17, 2009: Council approves professional services agreement with Adkan for $202,602. Bailey votes yes.   April 5, 2011: Council approves an additional $164,341.60. Bailey votes yes. 
Jan. 10, 2012: Council approves an additional $178,477.55. Bailey votes yes.     Total: $545,421.15

“The fact is Riverside just can’t afford Rusty Bailey. Unemployment has tripled since Rusty was elected. Furthermore, Rusty complains about Ed giving the council a 60% pay increase, yet he still continues to accept his Council salary and has not asked for his pay to be reduced.  In addition, Rusty fails to mention Ed did not take a salary or benefits the last 18 months he was in office when the economy crashed,” said spokesman Jeff Corless.  “Rusty should act like a true public servant and follow Ed’s lead by making that same fiscally responsible decision.  Of course, you’d think he’d follow Ed’s lead on this matter since all he does is steal Ed’s ideas like taking credit for the Riverside Renaissance led by Adkison,” continued Corless.

Adkan Engineering is on an approved City list of firms elgible to enter into contracts for a specified amount.  Now getting a contract ofNow entering into a contract for an agreed maximum amount is one thing, how much you were actually paid is another.  For example, you can enter into a contract for $600,000.00 to perform certain duties for the City.  The $600,000 is the maximum amount that the City will pay out.  There may be 10 jobs at a cost of $10,000 over the course of the contract equaling $100,000, with a remaining $500,000 left on the contract.  If the contract expires the contract will have to be renegotiated.  So therefore, these particular contracts say Adkan Engineering could make up to $600,000.00, if selected for various Public Works Projects, but it is not guaranteed.  In addition there is a Conflict of Interest clause in the contracts.  Now, there are specific contracts with Adkan Engineering for specific jobs.

According to Bailey’s web site, it appears he is changing his tune when he states, “Whatever the amount, 3.8 million dollars or 380 dollars, taxpayers have a right to know where there money may be spent…and particularly if some or all of that money is going to a candidate’s business.”  Well alrighty now, I believe we do get the point.

In another campaign mailer sent to voters homes, Mayor Ron Loveridge stated of Bailey, “Rusty Bailey has the highest possible commitment to public service, reinforced by his years at West Point.  Values are important in being Mayor.  He is not wedded to any special interest.”  “Now lets talk reality.  According to the California 460 form Webb engineering  has contributed to the Bailey campaign.

Further, according to a Press Enterprise article regarding favoritism  Matthew Webb, stated that he is a Riverside native with ties to local officials. He has known council members William “Rusty” Bailey and Chris Mac Arthur for decades and is friends with Hudson.  Webb Engineering has also contributed to the Bailey campaign.

Albert Webb Engineering from January 2011 to December 2011 received totals of $1,042,080.42

               

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But to be fair, let’s do a breakdown of what other Engineering companies received from January 2011 to December 2011, and see how they pan out against Adkan Engineering, who is not the only engineering company on record with the City of Riveride Riverside.  There are many more engineering companies who have escalated beyond the $200K mark for 2011.  So what could possibly be Bailey’s analytical assessment of these accounting numbers?

ADKAN ENGINEERING            $192,755.10

ADECCO ENGINEERING          $804,520.57

AEI-CASC ENGINEERING             $600.00

AM ORTEGA GEN ENG             $15,363.00

EBS GEN ENGINEERING      $3,381,449.18

FALCON ENGINEERING       $1,375,313.81

POWER ENGINEERS           $3,749,143.18

WEBB ENGINEERS              $1,042,080.42

We kind of find it complimentary, but using our photos of Ed without permission…wouldn’t you say this is taking this just a bit to far Mr. Bailey?  What are most people thinking of this so far?

UPDATE: ACCORDING TO A NEW PE ARTICLE BY ALICIA ROBINSON, IN ORDER TO BE COINED THE ‘MOST INTELLIGENT COMMUNITY”, MOST OF THE $27,181.27 SPENT ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS WAS TAXPAYER PAID, THEREFORE, NOT A TRUE HONOR, BUT AN HONOR THAT WAS BOUGHT AND PAID FOR.

JUST FOR LAUGHS…..

Tough Campaigns, Pearce vs. Taylor

RIVERSIDE FORGOTTEN…

The Mission Service Station, 1918-1929, occupied the site of the Fox Theatre, Riverside

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  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… WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT OR FOR CONTACT!   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

Tuesday night’s City Council issue on ethics and how complaints should be handled, became heated at public commented on this issue when Self Appointed Citizen Auditor revealed what a relative and Poly High student said about some of the female public speakers during a Government Class in which William “Rusty” Bailey is the instructor.  Former Deputy City Attorney Raychele Sterling chimed in with reading a formal ethics complaint against Councilman and teacher Bailey, which was submitted to the City Clerk.  Bailey took the microphone and lashed out the following response to the accusations made against him.

So, now the truth behind these accusation’s, occurred on Constitution Day when I was teaching my students about freedom of speech and the first amendment rights that they had.  And giving them an opportunity to see public comment.  And encouraging them to come down and comment on any item they’ve wanted to.  Ahhh, including things that are put to them as skate parks.  I’ve had student come down on several occasions to comment on items like ball fields, and skate parks, and school issues and I will continue to do that…

So if Constitution Day isn’t an appropriate time to show public comment, I don’t know what is.  The next time I showed a video was before the Nights of Arts and Innovation to encourage my students to come down and participate in the long night Arts and Innovation which occurred last Thursday night which many of them did, many of them received community service credit for doing that.

Because I believe in getting them involved in City and exposing them to some of things that we are doing down here, such as the City Council meeting, and so they get community service hours for doing that, never did I disparage any single person or say “stupid” anytime during my class, thank you.

Now, Constitution Day that Councilman William “Rusty” Bailey is referring to, is September 17, 2012, and Arts and Innovation Night was Thursday, October 4, 2012.  Councilman Bailey never did say “stupid” in his class, but what about the use of the term “crazy”?

Accordingly, news reached complainant, Vivian Moreno, via two students.  One that attends Poly High School here in Riverside, and the other, the grandson, does not.  After coming home that Thursday the 4th, after a presidential debate party, her grandson, Joseph (not a student at Poly High), who was doing his homework at the dining room table, told her that Bailey was talking about her in class today.  In her inquiry for more information, found Joseph had spoken to his relative, who is a student at Poly High School.  So what did she say, Joseph?  She said that the ladies who spoke were “stupid”, and then noticed you were sitting behind one of the public speakers, and said, “that’s my grandma”.  Bailey then shut the video off.

The following is the email dialogue of the following day, between the Poly High Student and Vivian Moreno to inquire as to more detailed information.

Moreno:  Joseph told me last night that Rusty Bailey mentioned me in his class room.  Would you mind letting me know what he said?  Did he say we were Stupid?  I will keep this very private.

Poly High Student:  He just said, “this is what I have to put up with and some ladies are crazy”.  It was the video with the lady with the long black hair and red shirt on.  You were sitting and wearing white.  I said “that’s my grandma” and he turned the videos off.  Haha, but somehow now I failing his class.  I don’t like him one bit!!  and when he cut the lady off in the video and she was saying “this is why people shouldn’t vote for you….Rusty”.  He was laughing at the lady in the video.

Moreno:  How many times has he played these videos in his class?  and why does he play these videos in his class?  Does he offer extra credit to his students for walking for him?

Poly High Student:  Two times, and I don’t know why he plays the videos, he just does it at the beginning of the period.  And no extra credit that I have heard of.

Moreno:  Were they both times he was Mayor Pro Tem?  Does he say anything about him being Mayor?

Poly High Student:  Yes, and he says he’s running for mayor, but that’s all.

Moreno:  Were the two times on Wednesday’s these last two weeks?  Did you have any kind of discussion of class assignment for viewing them?  or are just viewing them because he is so full of himself?  Those videos are long how much class time did he spend on them?

Poly High Student:  Just the discussion when he was saying those people are crazy and I look what I have to deal with.  He usually lets them run for about 5-10 minutes at the beginning of class.  He fast forwards to certain parts.

Moreno:  Thanks if I have other questions I will ask.  On my way to L.A. see you soon. Thank-you.

Poly High Student:   Okay, no problem.

Councilman Bailey made local headlines earlier this year for accessing Riverside Unified School District employee emails to solicit mayoral campaign information.  Some considered this an inappropriate application of state public property for personal use, and unrelated to any school business.  According to the California State Constitution Government Code 8314 (a) states, “It shall be unlawful for any state officer, appointee, employee or consultant to permit others to use state resources for campaign activity, or personal or other purpose not authorized by law”.  Work emails are considered state property and not to be used for campaign activity.

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According to School Board Member Kathy Allavie, he was exercising his free speech right.  Yes that is true, but utilizing the tools of public property for an unrelated use is a violation of the state contstitution.  Regardless, Bailey still has his supporters, and accordingly, all the hooplah doesn’t really matter in the case of this one commenter in this Press Enterprise story by Dan Bernstein, Riverside: Should People Who Lodge Complaints Remain Anonymous?  But I’m still taken back at the fact that Berstein still considers public commenters exercising their first amendment rights to free speech as “gadflys”.  Sorry, Berstein, that’s quite belittleing and demeaning considering this is an essential part of the democratic process.

If this is the worst thing that can be said about Rusty, he still got my vote.  – John McCombs, Elementary School Principal at Riverside Unified School District, Commenter on the PE.

I question the use of “got” for a Elementary School Principal, but that’s jus, opps..just me…

Other’s are also asking the question, if the city’s famous P.I. will be taking up the investigation of the Bailey to investigate the usual one side?  Of course, we are talking about former RPD Lt. Jeff Callopy.  Friend of Whom?

The following is a code of ethics and conduct complaint that Self Appointed Citizen Auditor Vivian Moreno submitted to the city clerk.

DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS AND MANNER IN WHICH CODE OF ETHICS

VIOLATED BY COUNCILMAN WILLIAM “RUSTY” BAILEY

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Councilman William “Rusty” Bailey (Bailey), while instructing a Government class in his capacity as a high school teacher at Poly High School, did make disparaging remarks about women who exercise their first amendment rights to political speech during public comment at Riverside City Council meetings.  According to a relative of mine who is a student in Bailey’s Government class, and was present on the day in question, Bailey had presented a video of a City Council meeting so that his students could see him acting in his capacity as Mayor Pro Tem.  When a student inquired of Bailey who the public speakers were at the meeting, Bailey replied: “This is what I have to put up with, these “crazy ladies.””  Thereafter, a female speaker, believed to be Karen Wright, was shown on the video, stating “Don’t vote for Rusty Bailey”.   Bailey began laughing out loud at the speaker, mocking her.  One of the students then replied: “Hey, that’s my Grandma.”  Thereafter, Bailey commented “she’s weird” and immediately turned the video of the City Council Meeting off.

Bailey’s actions were disrespectful, offensive and sexist to both the speakers and the young women present in his class, in violation of paragraphs G and H of the Ethics Code.  The impressionable young women in Bailey’s class should have been encouraged to exercise the most fundamental right guaranteed under the United States Constitution, “free speech”.  Instead, they were discouraged and left with a feeling of inferiority, that if, as women, they were to exercise their first amendment rights and speak their mind; they would be labeled as “crazy”.  Bailey made no reference to male speakers, nor did he use a sex neutral word, such as “people” or “individuals”.  His intent was clearly to target the women speakers.

I’ve since learned that Bailey has shown at least two videos of city council meetings to his government class where he was acting as Mayor Pro Tem.  According to my relative there was no discussion during or immediately after the video that related to the required curriculum or class plan. It appears Bailey was using the video of the council meeting not as an educational tool, but rather to seek favoritism from his students in his bid for Mayor.  My relative also advised that Bailey had discussed a bid for mayor in the classroom before.  This actions constitute a violation of paragraph F of the Ethics Code, as Bailey used his position as a Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem to further his campaign for Mayor of the City of Riverside.

“THE GOLDEN BOY”..RIVERSIDE COUNTY SUPERVISOR JOHN TAVIGLIONE.. ACCORDING TO PUBLIC SPEAKER REBECCA LUDWIG..

 Even when you have a code of ethics, policy and procedures, you only apply them or use them when it’s convenient for you.  If somebody like me, comes down here or anyone else, that is in opposition, holds you accountable, then they apply, and you guys don’t play fair…

I’m going to give you an example of what happen to me, not necessarily with you, but with your “Golden Boy”,  Mr. Tavaglione, (Riverside Supervisor JohnTavaglione is incidently currently running for Congress).  Now, remember here I’m protected by Civil Code Section 47,(Privileged Communicaitons in California).  He baited me for a name, I gave it to him, I was then served with papers, was sued, taken to small claims court, the judge or the commissioner, whatever you want to call him, awarded him the judgment, he was a good friend of the “Golden Boy”…

I had to write up to the Attorney General saying there was a miscarriage of justice.  Lucky for me, she saw it that way to.  They brought in a judge, because I told her that if you get an attorney here, some judges, not all, they are in bed with all of you guys. The Board of Supervisors and the City of Riverside, you cannot get any justice.  And they did reverse that judgment on my appeal.  The judge also made a statement, made it very clear to everyone present, that he was brought in from out of the area.  The two mediators were from Seattle, Washington.

So, when somebody comes up here and tries to hold you accountable, you take it as an attack.  We are here because we care enough about this city to get involved.   I was only talking about senior abuse and protecting our children and look what happen to me, and that’s only one incident.  I also told you about my tire getting stabbed, being harassed at my front door four different occasions and threatened, twelve perpetrators, and I do have affidavits to prove this, and if you want to settle this going on, have them sign an affidavit.  You take sign affidavit and take it to court and see what happens, see who is telling the truth.  I’m all for justice, and you guys, not all of you, but most of you don’t play fair…

When we come up here and we address you, please don’t take it personal even though it may sound that way, and if it is, it’s because it is justifiable…

TMC knows that Mrs. Ludwig is not alone.  There are many stories from the citizens of Riverside who have had similar experiences.  They feel intimidated and are afraid to come out with their stories.  Thank-you Mrs. Ludwig for you courage to come out with yours.

WHAT DID COUNCILMAN PAUL DAVIS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE CODE OF ETHICS?  YOU GIVE UP THAT PRIVACY RIGHT WHEN YOU MAKE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A PUBLIC OFFICIAL! …..WE ARE PUBLIC OFFICIALS!

 Councilman Paul Davis started out by statiing that he did have issues with some of things that City Attorney, Greg Priamos said.  Some of the issues is that some of the language needs to be changed to “any person”.  In otherwords, no public employee, whether it be it an employee of this city, has the authority or the idealism that if a complaint is made against a council member, an elected official, who is not a city employee, that can be handled by Human Resources; that employee who makes that complaint should  have “no expectation of privacy”,  and there is no law in the books that says that they do.

That’s like myself like myself making a complaint against Vivian Moreno (Self Appointed Citizen Auditor), the same thing abides here.  If you have to make a complaint against a council member, that council member and that employee, a public employee can go to Human Resources.  Staff has no authority at all to investigate a council member under any circumstances!  You don’t have that authority, only the commissions have that authority.  Therefore if a city employee does choose to file a complaint of any sort.  It is a considered complaint on ethics on a councilmember, be it the mayor or anybody .  We cannot abridge that process. We don’t have that authority.  That is a violation of the charter.  And you can’t tell me that there is any law in the books, anywhere, that says any different.

And the process is that we are public officials.  Just like when President Clinton went through the process with his issue, there is no difference.  We are no different that person is at all.  And there is no expectation of privacy on anybody’s side.  “You give up that privacy right when you make a complaint against a public official!”  Unless it’s a criminal act that is so heinous that they are protected under certain laws.  Just simply a disagreement, for example, is not a protected right.   So I do say any person, or any entity, makes a complaint, be it the Human Resources as an employer or anywhere.  It needs to go through that process.  The public has the right for us to be before them, if you will, and be tried, if you will, before them.  Not behind closed doors at anytime.  It is a “public issue”, and that person be a public employee or otherwise has to understand that, that’s the way it works. You can’t have separate rules for seven things for separate people.  “We are public officials!”

FORMER DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY RAYCHELE STERLING: AN ALLEGED KNIFE INVOLVED BETWEEN TWO COUCILMAN’S AIDE’S? 

“Rusty, actually at the last council meeting, I thought you gave a really, really nice prayer… and you asked for blessings of your employees, and unfortunately I didn’t feel that prayer was heartfelt, and that was really saddening to me, because I feel like the actions that are taken really aren’t ever in the interest of your employees, or bringing blessings to them, but rather just bringing them heartache and hurt to them, so I really hope that you meant that prayer and you are going to try to make a difference of what’s going on in the City.”

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I believe this was brought up because Councilman Bailey is on the Board of Leaders of Godly Character International.

“I did want to address some issues about privacy for employees, it depends on who you are whether you get those privacy rights. .. every city employee is entitled to them.  But, I received a call, a while back, from a young lady named, Alicia Robinson (Riverside Press Enterprise), I didn’t even know who she was, I had no idea how she could have got my cell phone number, somebody from the City must have given it to her, and she had all three of my harassment discrimination complaints.  So where was my privacy?  This woman calls me, I don’t know who she even is, she’s from the press, and she has all my discrimination harassment complaints, it was very, very disturbing to me.  So, it depends who you whether you are if you are entitled to that privacy.  If you speak out against the city you’re probably not.”

I talked about Maria Lamping last time I was here, and in the notice she received there was a confidential settlement brief, protected by the federal rules of civil procedure, and that was unlawfully released by the City Attorney’s Office, by the Public Works Office, by Tina English and I want to know, are those people being subject to administered interviews?  Are they being subject to being on administer leave?  Probably not, because they bobbled their heads accordingly.

“The other thing that I heard, it’s just rumour, so I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard that Councilman’s Chris MacArthur’s Aide held a knife to the throat of your Aide, Rusty.. I don’t know if that is true.  If that is true and you allow an employee who poses that kind of violent risk to other employees, and to your constituents, Chris, because he is going to their home’s, and you allow him to remain here?  And yet you allow other employees to be fired for frivolous reasons.  That’s a slam dunk that you are discriminating, harassing and retaliating against your employees who are whistleblowers, and that you are permitting it to occur from management and gratifying it.”

Councilman Chris MacArthur’s legislative aide is Chuck Condor..someone who has appeared to continue to slide by the City’s Code of Ethics..so is this Code of Ethics really a charades, as many are asking?  A broadway show at our Fox Theatre that seemingly cost to much to see?

This allegation regarding this alleged altercation between Councilman Chris MacArthur’s Aide, Chuck Condor, and Councilman and Mayoral Candidate William “Rusty” Bailey’s Aide, Mark Earley, came through the pipelines in and about April 23, 2012.  Currently, we still have not received any substantive information from City Hall to corroborate these allegations.

Sterling went on to say, “Steve, that is not a personal issue, that it is a policy issue, because that creates liability for each and everyone of you.  At this point it may even creat punitive damages against you personally, I don’t know I will have to do the research on that..”

UPCOMING: WHAT DID JOEL UDAYKE, OWNER OF THE FLOWERLOFT,  HAVE IN A VICTORIA SECRETS BAG FOR CITY COUNCIL DURING PUBLIC SPEAKING?

I’m going to talk about the state controller, I know everybody is tired of hearing about it, but we are worse than the City of Bell, we are in debt, 3 to 4 billion dollars.

So I felt kind of weird last City Council meeting, everybody brought props, so I brought some props, I brought this (and orange jumpsuit), does everybody recognize that?  It even comes with jewelry (handcuffs).

                   

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Is there any compelling reason why none of you elected officials have called the State Controller?  If there’s nothing to hide, why hasn’t anybody called?  I know it will be a public relations disaster, when they find all things that has happened in the city, when spending tax payers money and redevelopment money incorrectly.  When is somebody going to call? When is somebody going to do the right thing?  We have all the information..

Dvonne, Vivian, Raychele have the information for you, …City Council person call and get an audit, Brad Hudson (former City Manager) isn’t here anymore, you shouldn’t have any fears.

In closing,  “It’s easier to tell the truth, than a lie”….”You never forget the truth, you always forget a lie”. 

Call the State Controller.  We’re here, to talk to you, and get this on the road, it’s going to be a public relations disaster, because of this city being this perfect entity, but have to know where are money went and the people who are responsible for it need to be wearing orange…

WHAT COUNCILMAN IS SEEN OUT AT A “DAIRY QUEEN” WITH A CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE?  SOME OUR ASKING, “HOW MUCH CAN AN “ICE CREAM CONE” GET YOU IN THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE”?  WELL IT APPEARS TO BE ALOT..

According to the last campaign mailer sent to voters homes, Mayor Ron Loveridge stated of Bailey, “Rusty Bailey has the highest possible commitment to public service, reinforced by his years at West Point.  Values are important in being Mayor.  He is not wedded to any special interest.”

The same evening that Bailey was to debate opponent Mayoral Candidate Ed Adkison at the the la Sierra/ De Anza Park Senior Center Debate, whereby he spoke in favor of Peter Hubbard’s AMR, and the rational of using one ambulance service in the City of Riverside.  Councilman an Mayoral Candidate William “Rusty” Bailey was seen at a local Dairy Queen, with non other than American Medical Response, Peter Hubbard on October 4, 2012, therefore contradicting Mayor Loveridges’s endorsement.

UPDATE: 11/06/2012:  On good authority, Councilman Rusty Bailey bought AMR’s Peter Hubard the ice cream.. The question is how much can a cone of ice cream get you…

WHAT IS THE ISSUE WITH FIRE STATION NUMBER ONE, AND THE WORK STOPPAGE?

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  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… WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT OR FOR CONTACT!   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

CHRONOLOGY OF HARRASSMENT AND RETALIATION EXPERIENCED BY CITY OF RIVERSIDE PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEER MARIA LAMPING 

  1.  On September 29, 2011, Maria Lamping sent an e-mail to Public Works Director, Tom Boyd, advising him that the environmental permit for the Santa Ana Sewer Project had been violated by the clearance of brush for a construction staging area in a protected habitat.  Mrs. Lamping was the project manager for the Santa Ana Sewer Project.
  2. On September 29, 2011, Maria Lamping notified the City’s consultant that the permit had been violated.  The consultant agreed with Mrs. Lamping’s assessment of the permit violation.
  3. On September 29, 2011, Maria Lamping was called into a conference room and verbally reprimanded by her supervisor  for sending  the e-mail to the consultant, and was told she could not speak with anyone on any project outside of the Public Works Department.   Her supervisor advised that the reprimand was directed by Tom Boyd.
  4. On October 12, 2011, Maria Lamping notified the construction project inspector for the Santa Ana Sewer Project that an environmental crew was deep in the brush of the Santa Ana River where a fire was burning.  The inspector refused to check on the crew, so Mrs. Lamping followed the City’s Incident Notice Procedures and contacted the fire department to advise them of the crew’s presence in the brush.  The crew was subsequently evacuated from the site by the fire department.
  5. On the evening of October 12, 2011, Mrs. Lamping drove by the project site to ensure that it was safe for the environmental crew to return the next day.
  6. On October 13, 2011, Mrs. Lamping was again reprimanded by her supervisor despite the fact that she was complying with the City’s Incident Notice Procedures.  This reprimand was again at the direction of Tom Boyd.  Thereafter, Mrs. Lamping was removed as project manager on the Santa Ana Sewer Project from then on.
  7. Mrs. Lamping had followed the same protocol in 2010 regarding a fire, and received recognition and thanks from the former Public Works director.
  8.  Sometime thereafter, Public Works Sr. Analyst, Jenna Combs, advised Mrs. Lamping that she was a “problem” for Tom Boyd and that he would probably try to get rid of her.
  9. On October 17, 2011, Mrs. Lamping exercises due diligence and contacts Ana Ewing of the California Department of Fish and Game to advise her of the permit violation on the Santa Ana Sewer Project.
  10. That same day, Mrs. Lamping is placed on administrative leave by Public Works Director Tom Boyd pending the results of a risk assessment he intends to have conducted on her.   Mr. Boyd also states that the City will investigate her claim of a hostile work environment.
  11. On October 21, 2011, Mrs. Lamping receives a letter from Human Resources advising that she must undergo a “fit for duty exam” at the office of Dr. Thomas Peterson on October 24, 2011 at 1:00p.m.  This is unprecedented, as fit for duty exams are reserved for police and fire personnel because of the nature of their jobs.
  12. On October 25, 2011, Mrs. Lamping files a Harassment/Discrimination Complaint with the City’s Human Resources Department due to continued harassment and retaliation, and the hostile work environment in her department.
  13. On October 28, 2011, Mrs. Lamping receives a letter from the City indicating that Dr. Peterson has found her “fit for duty” and cleared her for work.  Upon her return, Mrs. Lamping is stripped of all of her projects.
  14. Sometime thereafter, Mrs. Lamping receives a request from staff at the Sewer Treatment Plant to look into a hazardous spill that occurred at the Agricultural Park several years ago.  The caller advised Mrs. Lamping  that several City employees were exposed to the hazardous substances and were still experiencing medical problems.  One had already died from a rare form of stomach cancer.   However, all of their workers compensation claims had been denied.
  15. Mrs. Lamping undertakes the request of the fellow employee and discovers test results in the file for the Agricultural Park that indicate high levels of toxic substances that appear to have been intentionally withheld  from the exposed employees and the regulatory agencies involved in the clean- up.  Mrs. Lamping contacted the United States Environmental Protection Agency and was referred to Kris Wilson, EPA Criminal Investigator.  The EPA launched a criminal investigation that is currently ongoing.
  16. On December 14, 2011, Mrs. Lamping participated in an administrative interview with the City’s contracted employment attorney, Brenda Diedericks, to discuss Mrs. Lamping’s Discrimination/Harassment Claim filed with Human Resources.  Instead, Mrs. Lamping is subject to a 3 1/2 hour interrogation by the City’s attorney in an attempt to conduct a fishing expedition to create a reason to fire her.  Attorney Diedricks website indicates that she specializes in the removal of employees for employers.
  17. On March 14, 2012, Mrs. Lamping received a letter from Human Resources indicating that her claim of harassment and discrimination was unfounded.
  18. On April 14, 2012, Mrs. Lamping’s son, Private First Class Brian Pacelli, a Combat Medic with the United States Army, is shot in the back by Enemy Taliban Forces while serving in Afghanistan.  Mrs. Lamping was not notified of her son’s condition until a month later.  While grieving for her injured son, Mrs. Lamping is forced to endure continued harassment and retaliation.
  19. On April 23, 2012, Mrs. Lamping son’s vehicle, which had military identification, is vandalized in the City’s gated parking structure.
  20. On May 11, 2012, Mrs. Lamping files a complaint of discrimination with the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, which resulted in the issuance of a “right to sue” letter.
  21. On May 18, 2012, Mrs. Lamping files a Government Claim for harassment, discrimination and retaliation, and for vandalism of her son’s vehicle while parked in the City’s gated parking structure.
  22. On July 20, 2012, Mrs. Lamping received a Notice of Administrative Interview scheduled for July 24, 2012, from her supervisor.  Mrs. Lamping is given no explanation as to the reason for the interview and her attorney is denied her request for information.
  23. On July 24, 2012, Mrs. Lamping is subjected to yet another administrative interview by the City Attorney Office’s Private Investigator, Jeff Colopy.  Jeff Colopy, incidently, is a former Riverside Police Lt. retired.   At the interview, Mrs. Lamping is asked impermissible questions regarding her retention of her attorney.  Mrs. Lamping also learns that she is being investigated for utilizing a finance program that she is required to access for her projects and for training purposes.  The investigator contends that Mrs. Lamping printed a report from the finance program and gave it to a third party.  Mrs. Lamping denies that she gave the document to a third party.  It should be noted that the documents are public records and can be accessed by any member of the public during regular business hours.  The documents in question were allegedly accessed by Mrs. Lamping in December 2011.  It should be further noted that the City’s Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual requires that action be taken regarding an alleged incident of misconduct within 60 days.  Yet, Mrs. Lamping is subject to an interview nearly 7 months later.  The City later acknowledges that the incident was unfounded.
  24. On August 8, 2012, Mrs. Lamping received notice from the City’s of Riverside’s contract employment attorney, Brenda Diedericks, that she must attend another administrative interview on August 9, 2012, to discuss the vandalism to her son’s vehicle.  Again, Mrs. Lamping is subject to an interrogation of her actions in an attempt to create a reason to fire her.  She is asked very few questions regarding the vandalism to her son’s vehicle.
  25. On July 26, 2012, Mrs. Lamping was walked out of the building and once again placed on administrative leave by Public Works Director Tom Boyd without an explanation.  She requested that her union representative be contacted and that she be able to remove the only photos of her son in Afghanistan from her screen saver.  Both requests were denied.
  26. On September 20, 2012, Mrs. Lamping receives a Notice of Intent to Terminate from Deputy Public Works Director, Tina English, indicating that the City believed she lied about giving the public documents to a third party.  The City’s determination was based upon its unlawful disclosure of a confidential settlement brief in another matter of litigation.  Nonetheless, the documents provided in support of the notice contained absolutely no evidence that Mrs. Lamping had given a document to anyone.
  27. Prior to the onset of the harassment and discrimination, Mrs. Lamping was considered an exemplary employee for 9  years.  She had a flawless personnel record and received excellent performance evaluations.
  28. In September 2012, PFC  Brian Pacelli was presented the Purple Heart by the United States Joint Chief of Staff.  He is also scheduled to receive a Medal of Valor for Courage Under Fire and a Mass Casualty Commendation for his service in Afghanistan.
  29. PFC Brian Pacelli, a local hero, is due to come home in December 2012.  However, he will not be able to return to Riverside, as his mother’s home will have been lost due to her unlawful termination.

TOM BOYD, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

Event former RPD Lt. Jeff Calopy, now Private Investigator gets into the act; and even Deputy Public Works Director Tina English, who recently was qualified for the position, is allegedly rumored to hold a dance degree.  Accordingly, Attorney Diedricks website indicates that she specializes in the removal of employees for employers.  “Ms. Diedericks has drafted numerous employment, separation and settlement agreements.”

                               

Former RPD Lt. Jeff Calopy, Now P.I.     Deputy Public Works Director, Tina English    Attorney Brenda L. Diedericks

US Army Medic PFC Brian Pacelli was instrumental in saving US Army Second Lt. Jason Church after having both his legs blown off.  Read US Army Veteran Jason Church’s heart felt story on the La Cross Tribune.

US ARMY AIRBORNE RANGER, SECOND LT., JASON CHURCH

A surprise visit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda, MD.  From left, Jason’s Dad, Col. David Church, graduated from West Point, served in Desert Storm and is still active in the Army Reserve; US Army Airborne Ranger Jason Church; President Obama;  Katey Szymanski, Jason’s girlfriend; and Barb Church, Jason’s mom.

Another story Riverside’s Press Enterprise won’t print…

THE US PURPLE HEART

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US ARMY MEDIC PFC BRIAN PACELLI

UPDATE: 10/05/2012: DO NOT FORGET THE CODE OF ETHICS REVIEW AT TUESDAY’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING, 7:00PM,  OCTOBER 09, 2012.  A FULL COPY OF THE CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.RIVERSIDECA.GOV/CITY_CLERK

But was this really a “Bonehead Course”, as Dan Berstein coined.  After all you have City Attorney Greg Priamos giving the Council a two hour ethics training course.  Maybe there is an emphasis in “How not to get caught”.  At any rate it is quite a surprise to the community knowing Priamos’s track record.

UPDATE:10/07/2012: Upcoming..After voting in favor of a single ambulance company exclusively providing service to the City of Riverside, what Councilman is seen with the owner of that company?   

Teaching students at a Poly High Government Class involves a City of Riverside Council video which let’s female student know that if you are female and have an opinion, you must be “crazy”.

City Councilman Steve Adams brother, Ron Adams, a red light camera reviewer, is said to be wheeling and dealing the price of red light camera tickets according to one public speaker.

UPDATE: CITY COUNCIL MAYHEM ON OCTOBER 09/2012: MORE TO COME!  WE THEE EMPLOYERS, THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS CLASH WITH COUNCIL EMPLOYEE LEADERS..  THE STOCKHOLDERS HAVE THEIR SAY ON HOW THE COMPANY IS RUNNED!

City of Riverside’s City Manager Scott Barber’s Blog goes Blank?

RIVERSIDE FORGOTTEN…

         

RIVERSIDE’S CARNEGIE LIBRARY, CIRCA 1903-1964, NEW LIBRARY SHOWN BEHIND DEMOLITION.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  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… WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT OR FOR CONTACT!   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM