FORMER RIVERSIDE MAYOR RON LOVERIDGE STILL PERFORMING. DID MOVAL COUNCILMEMBERS GET THEIR POSITIONS BASED ON A LIE? TMC SAYS ‘YES’ IN PART ONE OF THE STORY.
The Moreno Valley Recall Circus is coming back to town, this time featuring Council puppets George Price and LaDonna Jempson. The with Master Puppeteer? Former Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge……………..WHAT!?
Recall Moreno Valley started up again in full swing a couple of weeks ago when Councilmember Jeff Giba was served with Intent to Recall documents. These papers were proudly served to Mr. Giba by the Peeden twins. TMC happened to be in that meeting when the hoopla commenced. It was all great theater.
As our nine (we are steadily growing our membership) regular readers know, we at Thirty Miles love us some drama, so we raced right home and read the recall papers. What great scandal had been uncovered for us to salivate over? To our disappointment, the argument on the recall petition was weak. It essentially said, “this isn’t anything about what Giba did, but what we don’t like about Iddo.”
It seems the petitioners can’t make up their mind about a solid message. I have no doubt that these people will get really BIG MONEY behind this recall however … just like the really BIG MONEY they said Iddo legally put behind the candidates that he had every right to support. The message of this recall should be: MY MONEY IS BIGGER THAN YOURS! Seems a bit hypocritical to us here at TMC.
At the May 24th, Moreno Valley City Council meeting we asked the million dollar question that everyone was dying to know: “Are Councilmembers George Price and Ladonna Jempson involved in the recall of Councilmember Jeff Giba?” There is a perception within the public that they are. And who else could possibly be involved? Surprise, suprise…could it be former Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge? Is the master manipulator of Riverside County again pulling the strings and letting his students to do his dirty work, akin to a Political Science/Public Policy assignment in Recall 101? Would Mayor Luv attempt to manipulate Moreno Valley politics for the benefit of Riverside?
Let’s take a look at George Price. Price was the Parks Director at the city of Moreno Valley for a number of years. We have observed that many of the public documents regarding George Price’s tenure with the City have been very difficult to obtain. In our experience that the best indicator the City has reason to cover something up. So what exactly is it? Mr Price ran his campaign on the message, “I want to bring back respect to people on the Council and the residents who come up to speak,” Our response is: show us all the documents so the R E S P E C T can start.
Mr. Price was actively involved in the Tom Owens recall, from which he won the seat. “I got involved because I want to restore honesty, integrity and leadership to your council”, said George Price, adding that he’s the only candidate actively involved in the recall against Owings. Is Mr. Price nothing more than a politician that will say and do anything to get elected, but then stab his fellow Councilmembers in the back at the first opportunity? Mr. Price has stated publicly that he is not involved in the recall, but if you go to his Facebook page things certainly look a bit different.
Ladonna Jempson was actively involved in the recall of Victoria Baca. On her Facebook page she is against the World Logistic Center, but at the same time is supportive of the 1000 jobs at the MoVal Amazon facility – starting pay, $12 per hour. Isn’t Amazon a warehouse too? She also is closely connected to the Facebook pages that are in favor of the current recall of Mr Giba.
We don’t believe Mrs. Jempson is actively engaged in this process, but we don’t think she would mind if it were successful either. Our advice to Mrs. Jempson: be careful of who you think your supporters are. These people will turn on you in as heartbeat. It happens to very good people/politicians at the time in this neck of the woods.
So what’s this recall really about? On November 5, 2014, when Corey Jackson went to bed, he believed he had won the race for District 2 of Moreno Valley. His dream was that Mr. Price would be the Mayor and he would serve as the Mayor Pro Tem. The 3-2 voting block was established as Price, Jempson, and Jackson. They would have voted against the WLC and all the western Riverside County leaders would’ve been so proud of them for doing what they think was right for the region, but not necessarily what is right for Moreno Valley.
Unknowingly, these three would have just been the puppets for former Mayor Ron Loveridge and his buddies, so the real leaders of the County could get plans underway for their own March Joint Powers Warehousing District. The City would benefit from all the impact fees, new tax base, and would be heroes for bringing all the jobs back to the region. We guess that wasn’t, “God’s Plan,” though, because Corey Jackson lost and the Iddo Benzeevi rhetoric began shortly thereafter.
Their recall message seems loud and clear: it’s nothing personal about Mr Giba .. it’s all about Mr. Benzeevi and his bucks, and how he chooses to spend them on the political process. We don’t really see this as any different than the Sheriff’s Union getting behind their candidates for a pay raise for all their members (which by the way was bestowed upon them a couple of weeks ago). Long ago we learned that around here there are two set of rules: one for the haves and one for the have-nots. Out of this system has grown two kinds of politicians: those that support the people and others that supports the HAVES.
Corey Jackson for Moreno Valley District 2 City Council November 5, 2014 • WE WON! Before I go back to sleep after a long campaign night, I want to thank God for giving me this gift of service. Thank you too my campaign manager George Hammonds for putting up with me. Thank you to George Huerta, Edward Olmedo, Darrell Peeden, Daniel Peeden for their love and countless hours. And of course to the voters of the 2nd District for trusting this “little punk” to represent their voice and improve their quality of life. I want to congratulate my fellow candidates on good campaigns and respectfully ask them for their support and participation moving forward. Thank you and “Good Night”
Corey Jackson for Moreno Valley District 2 City Council November 21, 2014 • I am regretfully announcing that we did not win this election, we lost by 7 votes. We put everything we had into this campaign in order to move the City of Moreno Valley in the right direction. We knew at the beginning that defeating Jeffery Giba and Iddo Benzeevi was going to be very difficult. It’s no secret that Iddo Benzeevi ran Jeffery Giba’s campaign for City Council through two separate Independent Expenditure Committees, one of which specifically opposed my candidacy. These Independent Expenditure Committees injected over a quarter of a million dollars into Jeffery Giba’s campaign for City Council, resulting in Iddo successfully placing his candidate on City Council. However, this doesn’t have to be the final result. We still have 5 days to request a recount. We have another chance through a recount to turn the votes in our favor. Can we count on you to help us raise the $6,000 needed for the cost of the recount? I’m not able to finance this recount myself. I’m humbly asking for your help, please help me raise the money for the recount. If you will commit to helping please go to https://coreyjackson.nationbuilder.com/donate and make your donation to the recount.-Corey Jackson
You can see in Jackson’s Facebook posts that the money that Iddo donated to the candidates of his choice really only mattered when Jackson lost the Council race. So I ask, are the recalls rational, or just sour grapes?
Was Mayor Luv calling the Council Members of Moreno Valley stupid? Does he believe they are too stupid to make a decision as complex as WLC? The following was a January 2015 KVCR podcast interview with former Mayor of Riverside, Ron Loveridge, in which he states that Moreno Valley leaders may be too immature to take charge and lead a city of 200,000.
Was Loveridge talking down to them, or was he jealous of MoVal’s potential in his own elitist way? Regardless, he called Moreno Valley, “immature.” We looked at Thesaurus.com to find synonyms for immature: babyish, unsophisticated, premature, ‘wet behind the ears’, underdeveloped, sophomoric (meaning, “wise fool”). We don’t believe the proud citizens of Moreno Valley should take this sitting down – dems’ fighting words! It appears to us that what Loveridge really wanted to say was that Moreno Valley leadership is just plain, “stupid,” to make proper leadership decisions, which will direct the City towards prosperity.
Mayor Luv loves his jargon. He speaks extensively towards the topic of, “social collateral.” So what is this “Social Collateral”? In his distorted mind, it’s groups like Cindy Roth and the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, The Monday Morning Group, The Lincoln Club, The Raincross Group, and a host of others who would gladly reach into your pockets and take a fistful of dollars via City Hall backroom dealings.
It is these groups that suck the money out of the taxpayer so they can keep their candidates in office. Its all about the favors, you’d be wise to not make any mistake about it. You see … Iddo’s money is dirty, while the money that Cities funnel to these chosen groups are clean. [insert Joe Isuzu pic here] Once again: two sets of rules.
To be continued… This article is part 1 of a 3-part series, which will tie together March Joint Powers, the County Board of Supervisors, the Peeden Twins, Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey, former Moreno Valley Council Member Bill Batey, Moreno Valley Residents For Sustainable Development and many, many more….oh, what a twisted web we weave.
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