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.”
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
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…..
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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