MAYOR WAS CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN..
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Did it start with one man down? The tension was high that December 9th day, and the Council meeting hadn’t begun, when the AMR ambulance was called upon around 5:30 pm due to undisclosed symptoms distress experienced by Councilman Steve Adams.
Riverside Councilman Steve Adams, seen here running for Congress.
The ailments were serious enough that he was carried out by the Emergency Medical Team (EMT) to be taken to the hospital. When the meeting finally started the first thing the Mayor did was motion toward Councilman Gardner and said…
“I know without Councilman Adams present… Councilman Gardner, are you going to look for a continuance?” Gardner asked council to defer action on the current issue until the following week, since he felt it was of considerable importance that it would be best to have a full council. Questions arose by the residents concerning if Gardner and Bailey planned or conspired on the issue of the deferral, since the dialog was so suspicious.
Evidently, Councilman Chris Mac Arthur made the second motion, in what appeared to be very quietly. No one knew that Mac Arthur even made the motion. It appeared that he may have acknowledged he was making the second motion, by twiddling his fingers, as his hand laid close to his head. Did Mac Arthur think he was at a Christie’s Auction? The move to defer the issue only incited suspicion from the residents, which led to jeers and criticism from the crowd. What was Mac Arthur afraid of? He couldn’t even voice a second into the microphone, he had to utilize finger dialog instead?
Was the above finger dialog by Councilman Chris Mac Arthur toward the City Clerk what really happened? This is what TMC’s Center for Investigative Reporting came up with ( which consist of myself and now one other guy).
Later in the meeting the issue of who actually made the second came up by a constituent, because this part that I’m reporting on wasn’t actually seen by the audience.Defering the issue for the following week because Councilman Adams wasn’t there sparked criticism by Melendrez. Councilman Melendrez brought up how Council voted on the Soccer Stadium issue that was important to him, when he wasn’t in town. Councilman Paul Davis chimed in to say the same, regarding issues of importance to him, of which were voted on without his presence. Regardless, the motion on the floor was to defer item #19 to the following week and allow public comment to go forward on the issue.
The vote was taken which ended in a tie. Council members Gardner, Mac Arthur and Perry voted to defer the issue, while Council members Soubirous, Davis and Melendrez voted against it. Mayor quickly without pause, voted to break the tie in voting for the continuance.
It then became evident to the people that the real players at hand on this issue to control agenda items were of course, at the top of the list, Mayor Bailey, Council members Gardner, Mac Arthur and Perry. There was no doubt about that. What was quite remarkable was that no one from the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce was there, (as they usually are), to support the action.
So which Council Member made the second motion? Well the City Clerk initially stated it was Councilman Perry. Perry looked at Councilman Mac Arthur, and Mac Arthur looked at Perry, and Perry back again at Mac Arthur. Mac Arthur obviously was reluctant to admit he made the second motion, he maintained the quiet treatment, though he had plenty of time and opportunity to verbally acknowledge. He didn’t admit it until the City Clerk back tracked her notes and stated that Mac Arthur made the second motion. Do we have a failure to communicate folks? Yes, he eventually verbally admitted it publicly. The whole ordeal actually seem to be quite painful for Mac Arthur.
After public comment, Soubirious, Melendrez and Davis made comments against the deferral, which ended with the Council reconsidering the issue by a vote of 6-0. What was quite remarkable was Councilman Perry made the initial motion to reconsider. We are not sure if the jeers to recall Perry, Mac Arthur and Gardner had anything to do with this.
The issues at hand were 1. Public Comment Cards and 2. Should the City Manager have complete control and discretion as to which items or issues can be placed on the agenda.
Mayor Bailey attempted to defend the new language, which allows the City Manager to have complete discretion as to what issues or items are placed on the agenda. He stated the the staff worked very hard to assemble data that displayed, that this process is not unusual and many cities have implemented the new order as a contemporary way of doing the work of the people. People of course jeered, made comments and insults. The fact of the matter was that the assembly of statistics were skewed to portray a false bottom to the real truth. What was not considered, is how many cities were charter cities, some had wards and some didn’t.
The Jeers and insults were so disruptive from the crowd at one point, that Mayor Bailey, threatened to adjourn the meeting. Even more jeers and insults after the Mayors threat.
Taking a leadership role, Soubirous tackled the pros and cons of each issue at hand, with the support of the rest of the council.
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE! Stated Vivian Moreno at the Council Meeting.
By the end of the night, which was about 11:00 pm, Council did the right thing and resolved the issue at hand for the betterment of the people, by the people, for the people. The part in between showed the people the true colors of the Council, who had the real leadership and who didn’t.
What is evident is that the Mayor needs to stay out of the business of the people, because the power is held by Council members, to legislate, set policy and represent their constituents. The real power is in the people, and they need to be there at council to support their council member, and in turn the Council member needs to be there to support the people who elected them.
What people don’t know, is that earlier in the Council session Four of our best Fire Executives, decided to retire. One was Deputy Chief Esparza, who actually should have been Chief because of his experience level, but Disgraced City Manager Scott Barber hired an outsider, retired Chief Moore . Even Chief Moore, thanked Esparza for helping him through the ropes, which I find disgusting, because it shows that Esparza should have been Chief. Moore knows nothing about our City, and now we are losing four individuals with experience levels beyond 100 years. Something is wrong with this picture folks.. Some people at Council stated to TMC that City Manager Scott Barber hugged Esparza with tears in his eyes. What is really going on within the City of Riverside folks? Questions continue to abound as well as suspicions. What should be noted is that because of these inconsistencies, which the PE has failed to report, is that people continue to doubt the process, and therefore feel that the only way to get their points across is by insulting, jeering and criticizing the representatives on council who are failing their constituents
TMC will continue to try to the best of our knowledge bring forth the truth as we know it.
SHARON MATEJA GIVEN HONORARY HOGAN SABOTEUR AWARD: For expressing her views against item #19 with support links to TMC, then taking a 180 degree apologetic turn, to saboteur the messenger and calling them distasteful and offensive. Her tune changed as a result of an alleged single phone call by Mayor Bailey, who allegedly felt his association with this nazi tone was distasteful and offensive.
Watch out for this one Hogan!
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FORMER RPD OFFICER AND RPOA PRESIDENT CHRIS LANZILLO ARRESTED: Riverside’s own Chris Lanzillo and his partner in crime Alan Impola were arrested and each face one count of conspiracy to commit a crime of unlawful use of an electronic tracking device, false imprisonment by deceit, and conspiracy to commit a crime of falsely reporting a crime.
Former RPOA President & former RPD Detective Chris Lanzillo
At the time Lanzillo was president, Brian Smith was Vice President, and Aurelio Melendrez (Councilman Andy Melendrez’s son) was Secretary. According to Chief Sergio Diaz, Lanzillo was fired for doing some “pretty bad things.” Those bad things were never elaborated upon. We are still attempting to find what these really “bad things” are. But he did come back to sue the taxpayers with the law firm he later worked for, Lackie, Dammeier & McGill. His job was reinstated with RPD and shortly thereafter retired on a medical disability. Shortly thereafter, started his own investigation company in Orange County and did some investigatory work for this law firm. We asked the question is Lanzillo committed insurance fraud as a result of his miracle recovery? The law firm was later the brunt of a DA investigation, which ultimately led to their dissolution.
When Chris Lanzillo was President of the RPOA, Brian Smith was Vice President and Aurelio Melendrez was Secretary, was the cop play book in effect back then? The Police Union have in the past employed a law firm, Lackie,Dammeier & McGill, and a member of that law firm- former RPD Officer and RPOA Union President Chris Lanzillo who, according to numerous reports chronicled in the Orange County Register, tailed Cost Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer falsely claiming he was drunk. He had a receipt for consuming his diet cokes at a meeting at a local bar in his possession. We now must look at the person behind the incident, former RPOA President and former RPD Detective Chris Lanzillo, and if he still is in contact with current RPOA President Brian Smith?
THE FOLLOWING COME FROM CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBERS NON-PO PAYMENTS UNDER $50,000.00, AND WE WERE STILL PAYING THIS SCUMBAG CHRIS LANZILLO FOR JOBS WITHIN THE CITY IN 2011 IN THE AMOUNTS OF $3,000.00!
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PRESS ENTERPRISE VERSION OF THIS STORY DESCRIBES IT AS: “TWO INLAND MEN ACCUSED OF HARASSING COUNCILMAN.” DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR? IS THIS WHAT THE RIVERSIDE POLICE OFFICER ASSOCIATION’S, BRIAN SMITH DID TO RAILROAD RIVERSIDE COUNCILMAN MIKE SOUBIROUS?
BEST, BEST & KRIEGER’S JACK CLARKE CONTINUES AS THE POSTER CHILD FOR RIVERSIDE UTILITIES IN THE “I OWN IT” CAMPAIGN. IS THIS A CAMPAIGN SCHEME TO INCREASE RATES AND WHY ARE PAYING ENORMOUS AMOUNTS FOR BILL BOARDS? WHY IS PUBLIC UTILITIES SPENDING THIS ASTRONOMICALLY AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR ADVERTISING, WHEN WE DON’T NEED TO ADVERTISE, SINCE “WE OWN IT?” SHOULDN’T THE RESIDENTS BE RECEIVING DIVIDENTS? JACK B. CLARK, JR. OF BEST BEST & KRIEGER IS IN ADVERTISEMENTS ALL OVER TOWN, ISN’T THIS JUST A FREE PLUG FOR BEST BEST & KRIEGER AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE, COULDN’T THIS BE PERCEIVED AS A GIFT OF PUBLIC FUNDS?
REALLY A FULL PAGE AD? WHAT DOES THAT COST THE TAXPAYER…$10,000.00? DIDN’T JACK B. CLARKE OF BB&K ATTEMPT TO HAVE THE CITY HALL BUILDING NAMED AFTER THAT CROOK MAYOR RON LOVERIDGE? YES HE DID..
RIVERSIDE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE FAIR HOUSING, ROSE MAYES STATES, “I GOT A PIECE OF THE PIE!” BUT MS. MAYES, WAS IT REALLY A TALKING POINT AND A SCAM TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE YOU REALLY “OWN IT!” WHERE’S MY PIECE OF THE PIE? WHERE’S MY MONETARY
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