Posts Tagged ‘city of riverside’

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW EXCERPTS OF THE BANNED VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.

On April 6th an anonymous email came in to Thirty Miles of Corruption concerning some current and former staff members at City Hall.  There were four issues, one of which had to deal with sex in the work place.  We were going to take the email to the monthly Human Resources Board meeting and address the boss herself, HR Director Brenda Diederichs, as to the allegations.  With email in hand, merrily we arrived to the meeting … but it had been cancelled at the last minute with no notice given to the public.  Staff and board members had of, course, been advised of this already, so as to not waste their time showing up.  TMC realizes the public is low man of the totem pole in Riverside, so we accepted our fate and moved on.

Now what were we our options?  For you see, there is no formal complaint policy in place at the City to address such issues.  The public has raised this issue before, only to be ignored by those on the dais. We first contacted Councilman Mike Soubrious by phone and read him the email.  He certainly didn’t sound shocked by it.  In fact, he stated these allegations were just a small piece of a larger puzzle.  Hmmmm … we wonder what he meant by that?  We couldn’t take the letter to City Manager Lee McDougal (that’s a whole other story, but will be told, much to the chagrin of Mr. McDougal we suspect).   With no other alternatives available, we decided to take our story right to City Council.

So at City Council on April 7th, we stood before all seven council members and the mayor and read the staff email … and all hell broke loose.  In the history of attending the council meetings, we have never seen such a response.  Apparently, the email was deemed so salacious by the powers that be that the video of the meeting was taken off the City’s website and government television channel.  That’s right folks: you will never be able to view the video on the City’s web site because of this censorship.  If you want the entire video you can order it from the City Clerk, but it will NEVER be posted again.  However, in the spirit of transparency, and as a free service to the public, we at TMC offer it here for the viewing public.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL APRIL 7, 2015 CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON YOUTUBE

‘It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” – Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit .

Many on staff at the City of Riverside have been coming to Thirty Miles, anonymously, for their voice for years.  This is certainly not the first time we have brought an email to a board or council meeting.  Most employees know that if they come forward with any honest information or concerns that are in any way perceived as potentially embarrassing for management of the City, they will be retaliated against or fired: that is a fact.  Just as Raychele Sterling, Jason Hunter, Sean Gill, or countless others.  This has been an ongoing problem for years, which remains unaddressed.

TMC has taken up the cause of staff issues a number of times in the past.  One of our favorites recurring themes involves sex in the workplace: City Hall’s worst-kept, dirty little secret.  Now of course, we enjoy a scandalous tryst as much as anybody, but there’s another reason these romantic rendezvous capture our attention…

Where do you think the money comes from to run City Hall?  The taxpayers and ratepayers of Riverside foot the bill for the salaries for all employees and operations already.  Should we also have to pay for conferences that are really lovers’ vacations as well?  How about 2 hour lunches for folks to look starry-eyed into each others eyes, aka time card fraud?

There are other reasons sex in the workplace is detrimental to the taxpayer.  Moral suffers amongst fellow employees who suspect favoritism which then affect their productivity suffers.  When unqualified girlfriends/boyfriends get promoted over better candidates it ends up costing the taxpayer millions of dollars because of bad decisions.  The City knows this of course.  For example, let’s take a look at the Neely Nakamora vs. City of Riverside case.  Former Assistant City Manager Tom Desantis, a subject matter expert we’ve been told, testified in court that workplace relationships hurt the taxpayer.  The Council may pretend to be shocked by the email, but that’s just the facade they put on for the public.

Let’s talk about accountability for a moment.  Our City has been trying to figure out what to do with the former Riverside Golf Course on the north side of town for years now.  At one point, there was momentum for developing a soccer complex on the site. The developers who wanted the contract spent thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars putting their plans together to present to the city council.  The City/taxpayer spent almost two full years working on this project, an entire department laboring away.

Well what happened?  The project went quietly into the night.  It unraveled because of cover-ups and scandals from the previous administration, much of it having to do with a certain executive who had been promoted because of her ability to do the horizontal mambo we hear.  Now we’re back to square one.  And where’s the accountability?  Have you ever seen anyone from the city of Riverside ever admit to a mistake, or heaven-forbid try to quantify one.  They will happily just charge the taxpayer more – it’s free after all!  The taxpayer just has to pay the bill.  Now we’re told by our master that the public is not allowed to ask or encourage the council to look into matters that affect us all?  Well, what are they there for?

And that’s not all.  For you see, relationships beget hurt feelings sometime, which in turn result in sexual harassment lawsuits.  And guess what?  You will be forced ultimately to pay out all legal fees, investigative and court cost, settlements, verdicts, etc., all in the name of love.  If the public were to examine the typical weekly closed session City Council agenda, they would find a handful or two lawsuits against the City, maybe 20 to 25 a month.  Some ongoing, some new, and some anticipated.  Who do you think is writing check for all this? … Us.

Back in May 2011, Thirty Miles asked City Hall if there was a “Love Contract” on file, with reference to Miller vs. California Department of Corrections, as policy in order to deal with situations as this.  City Hall emailed us back there were no documents response to our request.  In City lingo, this means, “we ain’t got squat.”  Does anyone in this city use protection?  Apparently not.

COMMENTER CRUSADER SENDS EMAIL TO THIRTY MILES OF CORRUPTION:

Subject: Keep up the Good Work!
From: Crusader: 4/11.201  To: thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

Dear Vivian,
The minute I saw the headline in the PE article online re Riverside City Council, the first thing that came to mind was “That has got to be Vivian!”

Nice to see people raising hell in this county, to be sure. The government and politicians always try to find a way to hide stuff.  How childish to BAN the airing of council meetings because they don’t like the content; that is a real joke.  Also, I’m not a lawyer, but it might violate some type of rights of the public.

People who don’t live near the meetings, are in ill health, disabled, etc., have no way to see what is going on at the controversial meetings.  The City requiring a public records request is also troublesome, because its sole purpose is to DISCOURAGE the public from obtaining public information.  You probably know all this stuff anyhow, but I think there are some constitutional issues to be addressed.  Anyhow, I have to get back to proofreading.
Be well and stay safe!

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04.14.2015: RIVERSIDE PUBLIC UTILITIES ACCORDING TO THE PE ACCIDENTALLY OVERBILL$ RATE PAYERS!  OOPS, WE DID IT AGAIN!

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Since brought to the attention of Balachandran back in November of 2014, he has continued to give the public the bird when it comes to representing our interests.  Is he following in the footsteps of David Wright, and proving once again that in the River City there’s simply no bridge too far when it comes to conflict-of-interests, in this case his his board membership with the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce?  Will things change?  We’ll find out soon, as the topic’s scheduled for the next Governmental Affairs Committee … and right before an election too!  Bad timing for the status quo.

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JASON HUNTER, THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE FORMER RESOURCE ANALYST, PUBLICLY STATES THAT THE CITY IS CHARGING RATEPAYERS TO MUCH! (CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW ON YOUTUBE)

Jason Hunter, former City of Riverside Principle Resource Analyst, who was fired for reporting assorted executive tomfoolery within Riverside Public Utilities, speaks during City Council public comment on April 14, 2015.  Hunter points to the camera in the rear because of a new, old, new policy to film the public, and only the public, using the camera waaaaaay back in the rear of the Council Chambers, brought about by, “below the belt,” comments made by public speaker Vivian Moreno the previous week.  We’re told it is now official City Council policy, although we don’t know when they met to talk about it in yet another in a long line of apparent Brown Act violations.  Wanting to see the backsides of the public is a bit kinky if you ask us, but perhaps that’s a better question to ask Interim City Manager McDougal … who knows a thing or two about that.

Hunter asks the question: what is the purpose of having a $300,000,000 stockpile of cash at Riverside Public Utilities?   Who knows!…because our Water Utility has no Reserve Policy! The Electric Fund has a policy, but is 10 years old and completely outdated, and no one in the City is following it anyway. What the City has done is set the utility rates too high, resulting in a cash reserve which the city cannot justify … so give it back to the community we say.

What’s apparent is that the City needs to decrease utility rates, and give back, oh say, $100 million or so back to the 100,000 customers of Riverside Public Utilities.  That’s comes out to a nice tidy $1000.00 check apiece.  The larger question of course is: why were the rates set so high for so long?  Was it so that executives at Public Utilities could pay for every mistake that would every come up?  One being…San Onofre?  Or was it to maximize the annual transfer from the utilities to the General Fund to keep those glorious salaries and benefits going, and allow the Council to continue its fat cat spending ways?

One thing’s for certain: with Hunter’s lawsuit against the City settled, we can look forward to hearing from him every week in 2015 about another unethical or illegal activity that’s been funded with ratepayer money.  Hopefully, the District Attorney is watching.

04.14.2015: CITY MANAGER LEE MCDOUGAL GOES BACK TO FILMING PUBLIC SPEAKERS FROM THE BACKSIDE … AGAIN!  IS HE BEING PETTY? OR JUST ATTEMPTING TO PUNISH THE PUBLIC SO THAT WE “GET THE MESSAGE”?  BACK IN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 THE PE RAN A STORY OF THIS REAR VIEW FILMING.

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During public comment, folks watching MgmTV (McDougal Gluteus Maximus Television), will be treated to a new, “below the belt,” perspective of City Council meetings.  Juvenile as it may seem to the community, viewing public speakers from behind will not make the real issues in the City of Riverside go away.  They still need to be addressed, even if city hall isn’t quite ready to handle the truth.

04.15.2015: OPINION ON THE PE: DON’T SWAT GADFLIES FOR CIVILITY’S SAKE McDougal says the city will “look at how do we control speech, if we can, that is harmful, that is slanderous going forward.” If we can is an important caveat. It isn’t for any government official to say what’s “harmful” or not. “Harmful” can be just another word for embarrassing.

And who will get to determine what, “harmful,” speech the general public will not be exposed to?  Why government people like Mr. McDougal of course!!

Again, Mr. McDougal, the First Amendment is non-negotiable.  But your actions speak louder than words.

PCB’S AT AG PARK FROM MARCH 27, 2015 VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: PENNY NEWMAN AND DTSC DIRECTOR SHOW.

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OH BOY…..RIVERSIDE COUNTY SUPERVISOR MARION ASHLEY’S BOY CHIEF OF STAFF, JAIME HURTADO, WANTS TO SUCCEED HIS BOSS IN 2018.  IS IT ALL IN THE FAMILY?

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JAIME HURTADO

Jaime Hurtado filed paperwork this month with the county Registrar of Voters to run for the Fifth Supervisorial District three years from now. Ashley, who has represented the district since 2002 and was re-elected last year, has said he won’t run again.  Hurtado, a Moreno Valley resident, has been on Ashley’s staff since 2003, working his way up to Chief of Staff.  How well did Ashley groom Hurtado to continue his legacy … as some residents have said … to continue a legacy of corruption?

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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 THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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TMC and the public has recently learned of city of Riverside secret investigative teams, which included several city of Riverside departments including Human Resources and Police, which were organized under the auspices of monitoring, “potentially dangerous,” city employees.  In another in a long line of Riverside coinkydinks, it just so happens that many of these employees were also known whisteblowers within the City at the time they were put under surveillance.  Employees whose only crime was to report fraud within the city of Riverside were subjected to background checks using confidential law enforcement sources, defamed, followed, and threatened – in one incident, threatened with their lives.

It has long been common knowledge that the city has been a hostile place to work if you aren’t ethically-challenged and report wrongdoing.  What we’re beginning to understand now is the extent that the city was/is willing to go to use public resources in order to cover-up its shameful acts.  The courageous few, who stuck their necks out to protect the taxpayers and ratepayers of Riverside, had their lives turned upside down by the municipal mafia, under the direction/protection of former Riverside City Attorney Gregory Priamos.

Who amongst the other City insiders were the other players in this game of deceit?  Further, was the law enforcement telecommunication system known as CLETS (California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System) used as a tool for defamation/retaliation by former Human Resources Director Rhonda Strout, current Human Resource Director Brenda Diederichs, and other department heads, thus violating these employees rights to privacy?  How about the coup d’état, the Chief of Police, Sergio Diaz: how was he involved because the CLETS system is solely a law enforcement tool? 

This secret organization was unbeknownst to even the Human Resource Board, who supposedly reviews HR policies.  They demanded to know more about it.  It was unbeknownst to the Community Police Review Commission, who supposedly reviews police policies.  It was also unbeknownst to certain City Council members, who supposedly know things none of the above-mentioned boards/commissions do.  Hold onto your hats, because we get the feeling this story will be explosive.    

There exists a secret panel, which is being financed by the taxpayer, and is under the guidance of a former Secret Service agent consultant, that investigates whistleblower employees within the city of Riverside in an attempt to intimidate and discredit them?  Why wasn’t it utilized to investigate Councilman Chris MacArthur’s legislative aide Chuck Condor?  He allegedly pulled a knife and threatened another Council Field Representative Mark Earley, who was Mayor Bailiey’s aide when he was Councilman?  This would appear to be a valid threat occurrence, which should be subjected to an evaluation by a threat assessment team.  That did not occur of course, as equal application of the rules is optional in the ole River City.

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Above we see Diaz, Diederichs, Adams, Gardner, Melendrez, MacArthur and Perry & Bailey: are these members of the alleged shadow government team that does not exist to anyone’s knowledge, but yet does?

 

RIVERSIDE CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC COMMENT (03.17.2015) HAD MUCH TO SAY ON THIS SUBJECT, WITH THE MAYOR INTERVENING AT ONE POINT TO SUPPORT AN ENTITY THAT EVIDENTLY NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT…BUT THE MAYOR SEEMINGLY BURPED AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT?  AN INADVERTENT RECOGNITION OF A SHADOW ORGANIZATION THAT OTHERS ON THE CITY COUNCIL, AS WELL AS THE CURRENT HUMAN RESOURCE BOARD WERE NEVER AWARE OF?

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FORMER CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE, JASON HUNTER, PUBLICLY SPEAKS ABOUT A SHADOW GOVERNMENT ENTITY WITHIN THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE (WATCH ON YOUTUBE).  Incidentally, Mayor Bailey appears to mentioned the acknowledgement of a “Threat Assessment Team” in the following video ….though the Human Resources Board and some of the Council Members don’t know anything about it’s existence.  Things that make you go hmmm … Mayor Bailey also chimed in and attempted to downplay by stating that all city’s have some form of a threat assessment team, referring to a October 1998 shooting at Riverside City Hall.

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WATCH THE YOU TUBE VIDEO WHEREBY MAYOR BAILEY ACKNOWLEDGES A THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAM FOLLOWED BY PUBLIC SPEAKER VIVIAN MORENO.

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FORMER CITY OF RIVERSIDE DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY RAYCHELE STERLING SPEAK ON THE ISSUE OF THE “THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAM”. (WATCH ON YOUTUBE).  She states that the “Threat Assessment Team” was created recently and had nothing to do with the Joseph Neale shooting.

 

RIVERSIDE COUNCIL MEMBERS SIGN A COMPLAINT TO REMOVE THE LAW LICENSE OF FORMER RIVERSIDE DEPUTY ATTORNEY RAYCHELE STERLING.  In what appears to be another conspiratorial closed door retaliatory move, certain council members – Adams, Melendrez, Gardner, Perry, and MacArthur – signed off on making a bar complaint against former deputy attorney Sterling, in what appears to a retaliatory move to silence her public speaking.  Sterling was fired for reporting fraud under former City Attorney Gregory Priamos.  The bar investigated the complaint and determined it to be unfounded.  Too bad, so sad.

What ringleader Adams didn’t know would happen by doing so, was that it opened many closed session meetings to be made available to the public.  This is going to definitely change the perspective of these councilmen when they find out we’ve had a chance to listen to tapes that were never meant to be made public.

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FORMER FIRED DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY RAYCHELE STERLING SPEAKS TO COUNCIL REGARDING THEIR ATTEMPT TO SABOTAGE HER LAW LICENSE ON JANUARY 27,2015 (CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW YOUTUBE).

 

Now the question of former City Attorney Gregory Priamos’s spending practices when it comes to the hiring of outside legal council comes to the forefront, after the Government Affairs Committee orders an audit.  We did a story about this way back when, but no on listened..  We brought this lack of oversight to the attention of the public back in 2012 with an article “WE DON’T NEED NO STINK’N CONTRACTS.”  We revisited this issue in 2014 with an article, “WE DON’T NEED NO STINKING CONTRACTS SINCE WE HAVE A CHARGE CARD: AN UPDATE.”

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FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAUL ZELLERBACH’S WIFE, PAIGE ZELLERBACH CHARGED WITH DUI UNDER PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. WAS SHE ON HER WAY TO HER DENTAL PRACTICE, WHILE PATIENTS WAITED, BUT INSTEAD HIT A TREE?  WAS SHE PARTAKING IN HER OWN CANDY LAND STASH WHILE PRACTICING DENTISTRY?  Some of her patients secretly want to know…

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Questions arose with reference to this high profile couple.  We did a preliminary posting sometime back?

MAUREEN KANE OUT, RETIRES: WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT?  MAYOR WILLIAM “RUSTY” BAILEY’S CHIEF OF STAFF DROPPED.  WE DID A POSTING ABOUT A CAT FAT IN THE MAYOR’S OFFICE.  DID THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HER RELEASE? According to the Press Enterprise, Maureen Kane retires and is replaced by Cheryl-Marie Hansberger.  (Quite a unique phenomenon – no one in the public sector is really fired … they retire instead … unless they’re whistleblowers.  Of course, residents in the community of Riverside know what this means: we’re being screwed in some capacity … we just don’t know how yet.)

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “DEMENTED,” “MENTALLY WHACKED,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” “HORIFFIC,” “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 THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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It’s never a pretty outcome for the public…

WE AT TMC WANT TO ADVISE OUR DEAR READERS (Yes, all 7 of you…) that when you hear the words, “private/public partnership,” grab your wallet!  A publicprivate partnership (PPP) is a government service or private business venture which is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies. These schemes are sometimes referred to as PPP, P3 or P3.

Earlier this year, we detailed how the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce (GRCC), in partnership with Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey,  has turned the State of the City Address into a for-profit event benefiting the Chamber at a substantial expense to the taxpayers and ratepayers of Riverside.  Meanwhile, the general public got to sit in the back of the bus audience for this event, while the Chamber and City bigwigs were given the center stage, celebrity treatment compliments of the Mutual Admiration Society of Riverside County.

A week later, not having had its fill of pork, GRCC had its primary public benefactor, Riverside Public Utilities, sponsor its Mega Mixer and Trade Show at the Tyler Mall.

Last night, the Chamber had its hand out again, this time for its Inaugural Celebration, titled, “A Night in Bollywood” (given the amount of plastic surgery observed at the gala, perhaps, “A Night in Dollywood,” would’ve been more appropriate, but we digress…)

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Once again, we see Riverside Public Utilities headlining as an Emerald Sponsor (not to be confused with its earlier billings as Gold Sponsor and Premier Plus Exhibitor) of this event.  In what I’m sure is just a coincidence (sarcasm alert), the Chamber installed Bob Stockton, of Rick Engineering, as its Chairman of the Board…the same Bob Stockton who was just recently the Chairman of our Board of Public Utilities.

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Bob Stockton, new Panderer-At-Large in the revolving door scheme

We’ve previously covered how former General Manager, David Wright (another recycled executive, now LADWP’s problem), and current General Manager, Girish Balachandran, sat/sit/sut on the Board of Directors of the Chamber, cutting checks with their ratepayers’ money on a almost weekly basis: a grotesque conflict-of-interest even our own ethically-challenged City Council is a bit queasy with we hear.

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                           Dave “the Kingpin” Wright           Girish “The Bag Man” Balanchandran

All of this is done without any transparency to the general public or oversight.  In theory, the Chamber could host an event every day, and Girish Balachandran would seemingly be all-too-willing to write a check up to $25,000 (his maximum authority) for each one…well, until he ran out of your money.

But enough of the hyphens and run-on sentences, let’s shine the light on how the game works!

You pay your utility bills/taxes —> City/RPU funds the Chamber (and other favorite non-profits as part of an influence peddling scheme, but more on that later) —> the Chamber pushes its business-first agenda and supports local candidates —> the City Council continues to keep the GRCC on the public dole through an ever-expanding assortment of schemes (e.g. the no-bid Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful contract) —> lather, rinse, repeat!  They get an Indian dinner, you get the cheque!

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The Chamber is Watching You! (Click Image to Enlarge).

The game ends one of two ways: the City eventually goes bankrupt, a la San Bernadino and Stockton…or you get sick of the corruption and demand change.  On that note, City elections are June 2, 2015 .  Whom will TMC endorse!?  Stay tuned….

WHAT ABOUT ME?  The County of Riverside would of course not want to be left out of this party.  As you can see here, Riverside County Economic Development and Regional Medical Center both bought $1000 tables for the Mayor Bailey’s State of the City Address.  Yes, that’s the same Regional Medical Center that ran a $36 million shortfall just last fiscal year.  They must be feeling better (sic) because they were also an Emerald Sponsor of last night’s, “A Night in Bollywood,” boondoggle.  It’s heartwarming to know an institution drowning in a sea of red can continue to show its support for its local Chamber of Commerce….run by our Queen Cindy Roth, who just so happens to be married to Senator Richard Roth (31st District – cities of Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Norco, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Riverside, and Perris).

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“Let Them Eat Cake!” (or should that be Gulab Jamin?)

The Riverside County Transportation Committee, another in that miasma of Joint Powers Agreements the City is involved in (this one for, “coordinating highway and transit planning and identifying projects for state and federal funding [and] responsibility for all aspects of regionwide planning for Riverside County’s mobility”), also sponsored the Mega Mixer…because as you know, most folks go to the mall to hear about County transportation issues.

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And the deadbeat goes on…la dah dada dee, la dah dada dah. (CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH YOUTUBE)

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “DEMENTED,” “MENTALLY WHACKED,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” “HORIFFIC,” “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 THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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The Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, according to this flyer, is conducting a Business Seminar Series, “Doing Business with the City and County.”  They claim that you will walk away knowing how to navigate County of Riverside and City of Riverside online bidding processes, how to apply to be an approved vendor, and finally, how to be considered for upcoming government projects, services and products (I guess they will show you how to be part of the special, “in crowd,” of vendors or contractors).

Suspicious?  You should be.  The Chamber will be charging members $35 and non-members $75, in order to turn a profit off public employees the taxpayers of this City and County are paying salaries for.  Was their time away from the office also donated by the taxpayer?  Can every other non-profit in the area expect similar commitments from staff, or is this just a freebie you get when you host the Mayor’s State of the City Address?

These speakers are Virginia Wilson, Contract Compliance Officer County of Riverside,  Art Torres, Purchasing and Services & Risk Manager for the City of Riverside and Shiloh Rogers, Procurement & Contract Specialist for the City of RiversideSome have noticed that Ms. Rogers has reached the position of Procurement & Contract Specialist, whereby just recently she was working the front desk for the Department of Finance.  Well congratulations, that was quick!  Keep it up and we think you could become a rising star in the River City…and on this blog.

CRAdvertTHE SEMINAR WAS EVEN ADVERTISED ON THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE SITE (CLICK TO VIEW)

The City site states that the cost of the seminar varies.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “DEMENTED,” “MENTALLY WHACKED,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” “HORIFFIC,” “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 THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 26, 2015
Contact:
Phil Pitchford
Intergovernmental and Communications Officer
951-826-5975
ppitchford@riversideca.gov

City of Riverside to Name Gary Geuss City Attorney
Veteran of Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office Scheduled to Start April 13

RIVERSIDE, Calif. –Gary Geuss, a 26 year veteran of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office who supervises legal operations for some of that city’s largest departments, including the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport and the Department of Water and Power, has been named City Attorney in Riverside.

The Riverside City Council, which selected Geuss from six finalists, is scheduled to approve a contract with him at a City Council meeting on Tuesday. Geuss will be introduced to the community at 2 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 3900 Main St. He is scheduled to start in Riverside on April 13.

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“Gary Geuss brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his post in Los Angeles, where he has worked his way up through the ranks during a distinguished career in municipal law,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “His weighty responsibilities there demonstrate the level of confidence Los Angeles has placed in him, which speaks volumes about why he is the right person for Riverside.”

Geuss will assume supervision of the Riverside City Attorney’s Office, which includes 23 people, of which 12 are attorneys. The Office has been led most recently by Interim City Attorney Kristi Smith, who has been a Supervising Deputy City Attorney, the second highest position in the office, since 2006.

“The Riverside City Attorney’s Office enjoys an excellent reputation in the legal community, and I am excited about the opportunity to lead such a fine organization,” said Geuss, a 15 year associate with the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Geuss (pronounced Gice) received his B.A. in political science from California State University Northridge and his Juris Doctor from Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles. After working as a litigation associate at a Los Angeles firm and as an arbitrator, he joined the Los Angeles City

Attorney’s Office in 1989. Geuss has handled the legal affairs of a wide variety of city departments and advised a number of high profile boards and commissions with oversight of various facets of Los Angeles city government. He worked in the criminal branch and civil liability division as a Deputy City Attorney before becoming a Senior Assistant City Attorney, Civil Litigation; Chief Assistant City Attorney, Civil Liability Management; then Branch Chief, Proprietary and Risk Management since 2013.

His salary will be $265,000.

Geuss will certainly have to correct the mess that former City Attorney Gregory Priamos laid out, I hope he has the experience to do so receiving his law degree from Southwestern University.

Remember, Priamos comes from a family of scheisters.  From his days of allegedly running numbers at USC, to his best work of deceiving the public and elects with the City of Riverside, now seasoned, doing work for Riverside County.  But many say his days are numbered, as his number running days.

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 A cousin of Priamos wrote a book called “The Scheister’s Daughter,” written by Paula Priamos, which documents the Priamos family.  By it now on Amazon!

In a January 08, 1991 Los Angeles times article Priamos says he did not give Gathers money when he was at USC, but that his twin sons, Chris and Greg Priamos, did, and that Gathers paid them back. Priamos said he was told by Morrison that he could buy meals for Kimble and Gathers occasionally, but that his “interpretation of occasional was different,” he said.  Priamos had a history of not revealing public records, and further, the public found he was utilizing outside legal services without a contract.  If you can deal with this and make it right for the taxpayers, you have my support

SO WHAT ABOUT THOSE TROLLEY’S, WELL MAYOR BAILEY IS STILL THINKING ABOUT THEM ..MAYBE DREAMING ABOUT THEM..  People and residents in the community are beginning to question the cognitive thought processes of our elects, such as Mayor Rust Bailey and Ward 1 Mike Gardner.  With the big success story (just kidding) of reducing Brockton Avenue from two lanes to one for vehicles, and the other completely dedicated for bicycles.  Of course as we all know, this decision has caused chaos and increase traffic not only on Brockton Avenue but on Magnolia Avenue, and now a $500 million dollar trolley on Magnolia Avenue? Yep, that’s the thinking.  The reality, is that the City of Riverside has no money, but we will continue to toss the burden to our grand kids.

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BUT WILL IT ONLY BE A TRAIN WRECK FOR THE TAXPAYER? 10274177_10202919843310306_2925018241049635978_nTMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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 THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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Mr. McDougal,

You have told the public a number of times if we have city concerns or issues with staff we can come to you first and let you try to work it out. We have come to you with many issues and so far you have chose to do nothing. I’m going to give you one more shot at it. If nothing is done I will not only take it to council but I will also take it to the Taxpayer.

I was a little confused at first with your style of governing, but I wanted to at least give you a little time to settle in because you appeared to be so nice (Charming). I was willing to play the game and as of today I think I get it, from this day forward I will consider you a SMOOTH OPERATOR.
My concern of the day is with, steamy office romances paid for by the taxpayers . An office romance can start with a little gesture like a simple valentine on Valentine’s day.

Let me tell you a true story. There was this very educated and classy woman (let’s call her Mrs. J) she had no idea her husband was having an affair at the office. One day the OTHER woman’s husband showed up to Mrs. J’s home and told her their spouses were having an affair. Mrs. J became so mad , she went to her husband’s office started a physical altercation with him and then the police became involved. This kind of scenario can create a potential risk to staff at any workplace. It’s as clear as black and white , right or wrong there are no two ways about it.

I think an open , honest, and serious dialog needs to take place on this very important subject matter because it has overwhelming implications. The most obvious is when the gossip starts and staff looses respect for those involved. It creates an environment of potential risk, accusations of favoritism, workplace disharmony, and above all office affairs complicate business operations. This can cost the taxpayer millions of dollars and I believe it has.

Not only do I think the dialog needs to take place. I also believe that staff –involved-relationships , need to be made public especially if taxpayer dollars are used to facilitate the relationship. It has been a silent expense on the taxpayer for generations, lunches, traveling, and hotels, this needs to be exposed. The taxpayer needs to know how their money is being spent and who is misusing funds. This kind of behavior has gone on way to long at City Hall .

Besides the financial impact to the city there is also a quality of work issue. Unqualified employees have risen through the ranks at city hall not for their qualifications but because they were sleeping with their boss. The public depends on the staff to run the city in an efficient manner. Misuse of public funds need to stop and be exposed. A Cheat is a cheat is a cheat if they are willing to cheat on their spouse, they are willing to cheat on the public.

I have to ask myself why does an organization like the city allow this to happen without addressing the sex issue straightforward. Are they uncomfortable with the subject matter or are they all just
TOO SMOOTH…….

Mr. McDougal, Thank-you for your time and your service to the city of Riverside. It’s been fun.

Vivian Moreno , VIC (Very Informed Citizen)

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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 THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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RIVERSIDE CITY MANAGER JOHN RUSSO (CENTER WITH HANDS FOLDED), WHAT WILL THIS MEAN FOR RIVERSIDE? A CITY MANAGER FULL OF EGO, DRAMA QUEEN OR JUST LIKES GREAT SUNGLASSES? OR SHOULD WE JUST “FORGET ABOUT IT?”  Are public workers just out of control at the expense of the taxpayer?

forgetSHOULD WE AS RIVERSIDIAN’S OVERLOOK BROOKLYN BORN RUSSO’S PAST AND “JUST FORGET ABOUT IT?  (CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW VIDEO)

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OR MAYBE AL PACINO’S VERSION..MAYBE IT JUST MEANS “I’M KNOWN, FORGET ABOUT IT, I’M KNOWN ALL OVER THE FUCKING WORLD,  OR ARE WE AS RESIDENTS “JUST PISSING UP THE WRONG TREE.”  IN OTHER WORDS IS RUSSO REALLY GOOD FOR RIVERSIDE?

jones_RUSSO-copy-620x465He has been quoted in the PE as saying, “Riverside has an excellent reputation around the state because of its ability to blend a reverence for its unique local history with an aggressive and groundbreaking public improvement program like the Riverside Renaissance.”   Well is he in for a big surprise…  John Russon (56)will also be the highest paid City Manager in the City’s history at a whopping $295,000.00, will have to check if the benefit package is included in this deal or is in addition to.  Prior to taking the position of City Manager with the City of Alameda, he was a Councilman and then an elected City Attorney for the City of Oakland.  What people also need to know is that Riverside’s Utility’s General Manager Girish Balachandran was also from the City of Alameda.  Is Riverside just getting more recycled employees?

You have to ask your self why Mr Russo left abruptly at the city of Alameda. Story is he was unhappy with the direction of the City Council, I should remind him that the last City Manager in the City of Riverside, Scott Barber was forced to resign over issues with City Council members Mike Soubirous and Paul Davis.  Also it is public knowledge that Mr. Russo was in a feud with Mayor Jane Quan, good luck with Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey.  One more thing, Mr. Russo need to know that the City of Riverside has the best public speakers that will keep him fully informed. One of the The Oakland A”s owner says he is full of “empty rhetoric” and he wanted to be MAYOR!  Be careful Bailey you may have competition. Hopefully he (Russo) won’t get to bored in Riverside.  I’m sure we can keep him entertained.  I give him two years.  Can’t wait to meet.  WELCOME MR. RUSSO.

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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE (CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE).

According to the Mercury News Russo is disrespectful to public speakers…is the City of Riverside just getting a hybrid of former City Attorney Gregory Priamos and former City Manager Brad Hudson with a little asshole on the side?  Also mentioned, was that Russo has developed a reputation as someone who cannot let criticism or even minor points go by without a defensive response, and frequently an aggressive one.

In an interview with KQED News, Russo states that the reason he left the City of Oakland to the City Manager position in Alameda, was the following: “I believe this a morally corrupt government and I just didn’t want to serve anymore in that capacity.

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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEW CITY MANAGER: CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW YOUTUBE VIDEO INTERVIEW OF A VERY APPROACHABLE MR. JOHN RUSSO

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SOME SAID HE WAS ANGRY, ABRASIVE, DISRESPECTFUL AND RUDE IN THIS VIDEO (CLICK LINK TO VIEW YOU TUBE)

A’S CO-OWNER BITCH SLAPS JOHN RUSSO: Guy T. Saperstein, a co-owner of the Oakland A’s, went after Oakland City Attorney John Russo today in an op-ed published in the Tribune. Saperstein accuses Russo of “empty rhetoric” for his op-ed published last week and of being a “grandstanding” politician who simply wants “to be the next mayor.”

xvolincali, commenter on the PE  “Worst City Manager in Alameda history. Good luck with this snake. Good riddance.”  –An Alameda resident

That’s okay Alameda resident, some city’s deal with field snakes, here in Riverside we are use to dealing with Cobras…we are snake trainers.
I’m from the City of Alameda CA. It was just announced here today, that our City Manager John Russo has been hired, by the City of Riverside. All that i can advise the Citizens of Riverside is to GET READY. More than likely Mr. Russo will need to hire an Assistant City Manager along with who know’s what else. At our city council meetings he would interrupt speakers and belittle them, should they say something that he didn’t like. Lately he has kept his mouth shut since the election of a new Mayor, who wasn’t going to let Mr. Russo’s mouth run amok. All I can say in closing is (in my opinion) you’ve been had, good luck, your’e going to need it!   Dennis Laine, Alameda, CA, Commenter on the Press Enterprise
“I think he’s going to be a high-octane city manager who likes to get things done,” Councilman Jim Perry said. Well alrighty now Mr. Perry, maybe that’s why he is being recalled.  Sort of like the 2 Billion dollar mess former City Manager Brad Hudson left us with.
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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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 THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL YOUTUBE VIDEO OF ATTORNEY MELCHING & MAYOR MANN BREAKING THE LAW

UPDATE: PRESS ENTERPRISE: FRIDAY 13, 2015: CASSIE MACDUFF: KEEPING ORDER? LOOKED MORE LIKE A CLAMPDOWN TO ME.  Well, I’ve watched two different videos of what happened that night several times, and it sure looks to me like they clamped down because they didn’t like what Katie Minnear and Vivian Moreno were saying, not because of some imaginary decorum violation.  If anyone breached decorum, it was City Attorney Jeff Melching, not the two women.  The people have an ironclad right to seek redress of grievance from their government.  Read the U.S. Constitution.  It’s right there.  It’s also in the California Constitution that the citizens have the right to “instruct” their public officials – and the Brown Act describes the platform: public meetings.

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” [Special Message to the Congress on the Internal Security of the United States, August 8, 1950]” ― Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of United States.harry-s-truman-via-abcnews-go-comAgain Mayor Mann, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” – Harry S. Truman  Therefore, Mayor Mann, you shouldn’t have taken the job if you were unwilling to take on the pressures.

On Wednesday February 4, 2015 City Attorney Jeffrey Melching attempted to correct Riverside Advocate Vivian Moreno regarding a point of decorum when addressing the Mayor and Counsel. Moreno brought up case law Baca vs. Moreno Valley Unified School District in order to correct City Attorney. Incidentally, Mayor Mann said he was familiar with the case.  But again, Mayor Scott Mann did not care for Moreno addressing him as a “bully” which led to her being escorted out of Council Chambers. Mayor Scott Mann for years has been denying the taxpayers of Menifee their First Amendment right to free speech.  We were told later that they usually only have one sheriff’s deputy at council, they had two because they knew Moreno was coming.  Round one, let’s see who wins this…  Moreno stated to the Mayor Mann, ‘there is nothing that incensus me more than a Mayor who is a “bully.”‘  Somewhere in the Council Chambers, someone exclaimed, “Don’t you dare!” While Moreno was addressing council and defending her first amendment rights.  Melching made comments toward Moreno that she was “displaying boisterous behavior.”  Later Melching publicly made the comment toward Mayor Mann that “she’s making a scene.”

New word, “Incensus”..to be set on fire..

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The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 54954.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

(c) (1) Subject to reasonable regulations promulgated pursuant to subdivision (b), the legislative body of a local agency, or its presiding officer or staff, acting in their official capacity on behalf of the legislative body, shall not prohibit, limit, or otherwise prevent any of the following:
(B) Comment by a member of the public during presentation of an agenda item who has not provided notice of his or her desire to comment prior to consideration of the agenda item by the legislative body.
(C) Comment by a member of the public based on his or her viewpoint where the comment is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body.
(2) If a legislative body limits the total amount of time allocated for public testimony on a particular issue or for each individual speaker, the questioning or interrupting of the speaker by the legislative body, its officers or employees, and the speaker’s response to questioning shall not reduce the total time allocated for public testimony on the particular issue or allocated for an individual speaker.
(3) This subdivision shall not be construed to confer any privilege or protection for expression beyond that otherwise provided by law.
Prior to this Community Advocate Katy Minnear addressed Council but was stopped to be lectured by Menifee City Attorney Jeffrey Melching.  Mr. Melching stated to Ms. Minnear that “she you need to focus your comment to the council as a whole, that doesn’t forbid you from using a specific persons name,. but it does forbid you from speaking directly to that person instead of the policy making body that is before you.”  So by happenstance, if you sort of appear to look at one of council or mayor while addressing the issue at hand to that particular person, you just violated Menifee decorum.  To boot, it may just get you kicked out.  Sorry Melching, bad move, you are not running the meeting, that may just get you a bar complaint.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL YOUTUBE VIDEO OF MENIFEE CITY ATTORNEY JEFF MELCHING BREAKING THE LAW

UPDATE: 02.04.2015: 11:30PM: WE ARE GETTING EMAILS STATING THAT THIS BEHAVIOR BY MENIFEE COUNCIL IS NOT UNCOMMON AND HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS.  INTIMIDATION OF PUBLIC SPEAKERS IS KEY AND THE THREAT OF RETALIATION KEEPS THE GREATER POPULATION FROM THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO APPEAR AND PUBLICLY SPEAK.  Again what we have is a failure to communicate, and a community which has given power to elects, only to be told they have no right to criticize them.  Only in foreign countries do we see this type of behavior, what Menifee Council and Mayor forget to remember is our roots as a country.  Power as such is given by a vote of the people, it can be very well be taken away by a vote of the people through the recall process.  Let’s not forget, your employer is the taxpayer.

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MAYOR SCOTT MANN                               CITY ATTORNEY JEFF MELCHING

Was Mayor Scott Mann’s home repossessed after drawing money against the property?  Is he now living in a property that developer allowed him to live in?

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 Well for many residents in the City of Menifee, who wish to remain silent, as they say for fear of retaliation, the following above pic says it all…..  Well TMC’s personal note for Stone, if you impersonate a law enforcement officer you get to become Senator.  A “picture tells a thousand words.”  Unfortunately his a bad example for one of the most trusted professions in America, the “Pharmacist.”

UPDATE:02.05.2015: PRESS ENTERPRISE STORY REGARDING INCIDENT IN THE CITY OF MENIFEE.  TAXPAYER ADVOCATE VIVIAN MORENO ESCORTED OUT OF COUNCIL CHAMBER AFTER USING HER PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OF 3 MINUTES TO DISCUSS FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

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“The decorum policy says in paragraph four that … people shall not act in a disorderly manner, or engage in conduct that disrupts, disturbs or otherwide impedes the orderly conduct of a city council meeting,” said Melching. “And that’s precisely what was happening.”  Our response is that council did not like the message, and Moreno was interrupted, the City Attorney Melching and Mayor Mann baited Moreno and escalated the debate between the two.  Calling the mayor a “bully” was not acting in a disorderly manner, or engaging in conduct that disrupts, disturbs or otherwise impedes the orderly conduct of a city council meeting.  Council created a situation that should not have occurred.  In addition their understanding of their own policy violates public speakers rights.  According to Menifee residents Mayor Mann has been suppressing their rights to speak openly for years.  As indicated in the above second video, City Attorney Melching interrupts public speaker Minnear for the mere perception that she was conspicuously focusing her attention on one member of Council. We are talking about a pattern of behavior by council.

UPDATE: 02.05.2015: A SEPTEMBER 2014 STORY: MENIFEE RESIDENT ANNE PICA ACCUSES MAYOR SCOTT MANN OF CAMPAIGN VIOLATIONS:  Speaking during the public comments portion of Wednesday’s city council meeting, resident Anne Pica accused Mann of paying for the printing of 2,000 fliers including negative comments against his opponent for mayor, Darcy Kuenzi, and city council candidate Sue Kristjansson in the 2012 election.

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At the time Deputy Mayor Wallace Edgerton, who conducted the meeting in 2012, responded to Pica’s comments by asking city attorney Jeffrey Melching about potential legal implications of those comments. Melching said he would not directly address the issue because it was a matter between two individuals and not the city itself.  Again, what appears to be another incident to attempt to silence residents, by the threat of a legal avenue.  Again no way to treat the taxpayer, you are not in charge, the taxpayer is, and that’s, that.

So did City of Menifee Mayor Scot Mann and City Attorney Jeffrey Melching blow it?

PART THREE STORY IN THE PASADENA INDEPENDENT REFERENCING BACA VS. MORENO VALLEY BY VIVIAN MORENO AT PASADENA CITY COUNCIL ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2015.  MARILYN WHITNEY ALSO PUBLICLY SPEAKS REGARDING AG PARK TOXIC SPILL IN THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE.

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It’s been a busy week for Vivian she is taking tomorrow off… I take that back, I was just informed she has one more meeting tomorrow morning.

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VIVIAN MORENO                                                        MARILYN WHITNEY

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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 THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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A bit of concern came forward the other day with emails from the community who were for the most part, taken back, after viewing the City Council meeting on the internet.  City-supported presenters that came forward to address the Council were filmed in a way one would normally expect, as seen below from Council Chambers on January 29, 2015.

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But when it came to public commentary, a funny thing happened: the camera angle was switched to view the public (many of whom are critics) from the rear of the Council Chamber.  This action sends a personal message to the community: you don’t matter.  Your voice and personification is so far away that what you have to say is not important nor worth being heard.

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Not only was it so far away, but now viewers at home could only seeing the backside of the public.  Questions arose if this was a tactic by City leaders to diss or demean the public.  Just when it appears that the City is connecting better with the public, you get this.  We found that this was interim City Manager Lee McDougal’s call, and will remain so until further notice.  According to the PE, Alicia Robinson reported the following on City Manager McDougal.  “It was my order, yes,” McDougal said. “The meetings are City Council meetings … . I believe (council members) should be on camera because they should be the center of attention at the meeting and not necessarily the speakers.”  So was this all Mr. McDougal, or could he of had a little push from our Mayor?  Regardless, we’ll take from this fiasco a positive: a reminder to follow through with our New Year’s resolutions to renew our gym memberships, so our backsides are more pleasing to the audience at home.

Lets review how the past rules of decorum have been enforced at City Council meetings to see if we can establish a pattern…First, by order of former City Attorney Greg Priamos, the City arrests public speaker Karen Wright for going over the three minute rule by a few seconds, but later Mayor Bailey allows former Mayor Loveridge to go well past the three minute rule to talk about his brother.  Second, Mayor Bailey has former BB&K Attorney Letitia Pepper arrested for clapping.  Now Mayor Bailey is the brunt of her First Amendment law suit, and clapping is allowed in Council Chambers, even for those supporting critics of their government.

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Now there’s an attempt to continue to intimidate, disrespect and insult the taxpayers by filming them from behind, and I must say WAAAAY behind.  But not in the City of Moreno Valley: they film you right up in your face and in HD, and live during Council, not the grainy, blurry filming Riverside uses.  So again, I ask CM McDougal if he would like to change his statement?  Just when you think that the new improved City Hall is really listening, are they really walking the walk?

STATE OF THE CITY: A PUBLIC AFFAIR OR JUST ANOTHER MONEY MAKING BOONDOGGLE FOR THE CHAMBER?  We asked the question, why should the taxpayer have to divvy out monies to subsidize non-profits?  Most non-profits raise the money for events through private sector contributions.  Therefore, we have seen this time and time again, and we wonder why are streets aren’t fixed, why are trees are not cut and why we still don’t have a City Library.

HOW YOUR UTILITY BILL SUPPORTS THE CHAMBER: FOLLOW THE MONEY.  The Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) is recognized as an Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(6) organization.  Unlike a 501 (c)(3) organization, whose primary purpose is to serve a religious, charitable, scientific or educational purpose, the Chamber serves the best interest of its membership.  It’s membership consist of a select group of businesses.  Most of these businesses are customers of Riverside Public Utilities (RPU).  The current General Manager of RPU, Girish Balachandran, under Section 1202 of the City Charter, has the authorization to negotiate and execute contracts with individual retail customers for water and electric utility service.  He also has the power to offer many intangible benefits to customers.  Mr. Balachandran serves on the Board of Directors of the Chamber.

Balachandran’s predecessor, former General Manager Dave Wright, back in the salad days of giving away ratepayer money, also chose to serve on the Board of Directors of the GRCC.  As a board member, both had a duty of loyalty to the Chamber as defined under California Corporations Code Section 7231 (a): in essence, they must put their interest before that of the any other entity.  It is not infrequent that GRCC lobbies the City Council on issues affecting RPU, and endorses City Council candidates whom have jurisdiction over RPU.  This answers many questions regarding Measure A and the Soubirous Hearings.  The Chamber, we believe, was in part responsible for the Soubirous crucifixion regarding his position on Measure A.  His position would not favor GRCC’s true agenda.

The City’s Conflict of Interest Policy states that an employee may not have a personal interest which would tend to impair independence, judgement or action necessary to pursue the City’s best interest.  This tenet is codified as law under Government Code Section 1126 (b) of the the State of California.  Conflict of interest laws attempt to discourage not only biased-decision making not serving the public interest, but also the perception of such bias.

To wit, Resolution No. 22676 of the Riverside City Council, states, “the City Manager, City Attorney, and the City Clerk shall not serve as a member of the board of directors of a non-profit corporation which is receiving or will be reasonably likely in the future to seek and/or receive funding from the City of Riverside so as to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest,” thereby establishing intent of the policy.  Obviously our utility managers seem to believe the rules that apply to their boss, need not apply to them…

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It has been well-known for some time that the Chamber receives taxpayer funding from the City of Riverside. What has been much less known is the amount of funding the Chamber receives directly from ratepayers, under the signature authority (i.e. no public vetting before the Board of Public Utilities or City Council) of both Mr. Balachandran and his direct subordinate, Michael Bacich, the Assistant General Manager of Customer Relations and Marketing.  These funds have been paid via the request-for-payment process that has until recently been kept hidden from the public disclosure.  Below, you will find a list of the roughly 200 payments RPU has made to the Chamber over the past 4 years in individual amounts up to $24,000.00, as well as proof of his predecessor’s participation on its Board (above figure).

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THE PAYMENTS TO THE CHAMBER QUEEN

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So, is Girish Balachandran following in the footsteps of David Wright, and proving once again that in the River City there’s simply no bridge too far when it comes to conflict-of-interests as is the case with his board membership with the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce?

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TMC RECEIVES LEAKS FROM RIVERSIDE CITY HALL REGARDING BRENDA DIETRICH’S HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT.  You can read the full leaked concerns of City of Riverside employees from the employee handbook to specific allegations against Human Resource Director Brenda Diederich, by clicking on the links below.

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HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR BRENDA DIEDERICH

These address Riverside City employee concern regarding an antiquated employee handbook, Human Resource Director Brenda Diederich hiring a personal friend and the targeted termination of gay employees without cause.

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EMPLOYEE CONCERNS OF HIRED PERSONAL FRIEND & GAY TERMINATIONS   EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK CONCERNS

 TOTAL COST TO THE TAXPAYERS FOR THE STATE OF THE CITY EVENT BY QUEEN BEE’S CINDY ROTH’S GRCC (GREATER RIVERSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE).

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The bottom line was that the taxpayer paid out $11,218.50 (minimum, given Mr. Mason’s list doesn’t include a $1000 tables for both the Parks and Recreation Department and the Office of Economic (not Community) Development) for Cindy Roth’s Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce event, but we again, as the general public, had a seat in the back of the bus event.  Next time you pay your utility bill, spot a pothole, or your support is sought for better salaries and benefits by the Police or Fire unions, remember how these departments chose to donate your money to the Chamber….

HOW MUCH IS, “I OWN IT,” COSTING THE TAXPAYER?
Is it also an indirect advertising plug for that specific “I Own It” customer? … Who “incidentally” is the law firm of BB&K.   Since we own it too, can TMC also be part of that campaign? We of course have not been asked..but we patiently wait for our turn… Why?  Because, “I Own It.”  Our take is that it may not be long before RPU begins to recant with, “I Regret It.”

jcTMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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 THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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CAT FIGHT OR JUST A MISUNDERSTANDING?

According to the letter written by local Attorney Danuta W. Tusynska, Darlene Trujillo Elliot, Assistant to the Mayor, claims Ms. Kane made some disparaging remarks about race.  Both Elliot and Kane work for Mayor William Rusty Bailey.  The letter states that Ms. Elliott has potential causes of action against the City of Riverside for race and national origin discrimination and failure for the City to provide a discrimination-free environment.  Chief of Staff to the Mayor, Maureen Kane was specifically targeted.

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Tuzynska stated that the examples indicated of the discrimination was a sampling, as if to indicated that there are more claims to come.  She also threw in that harassment was involved.  Some of the complaints were as follows:  Ms Kane routinely used the phrase “your people” to Ms. Elliot.  Ms. Kane stated to Darlene that her daughter was having a “Mexican” party and everyone was dressing up like Mexicans.  What is quite remarkable is the “Mexican” party that Ms. Kane was referring to was actually a Quinceañera, held for her own daughter, which is a Hispanic/Mexican traditional ceremony with reference to coming of age.  What people don’t know or is not indicated, does Ms. Kane come from a Hispanic background?  Or was this a mere cat fight between two Latina co-workers?

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Mr. Elliot also indicated that Ms. Kane told her that she would be transferred to Parks and Recreation department, against her wishes.  When she fell to the pressure, she asked for her prior position as Principle Management Analyst in Public Utilites, but was denied that.  Elliot also claimed that Ms. Kane falsely described the involuntary transfer as a “promotion.”

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Complaint Letter from Law Offices of Danuta Tuszynska       Findings Letter from Robert Hansen

Of course, the City responded with Ms. Kane’s story and you can see the full disclosures by the City and by Elliot’s Attorney by clicking the links above.  Incidentally, the letter was written by Robert Hansen, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Riverside and former City Attorney for Moreno Valley.

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Deputy City Attorney Robert L. Hansen

The rumor through the grapevine is that the City of Moreno Valley wants him back, but on the same token Hansen has also applied for the job of Riverside City Attorney.  Well, the Attorney denies that Ms. Kane made those references to “your people” and “Mexican” party, which if it did happen, I believe you are given that free card especially if you are both from Hispanic backgrounds, therefore no discrimination, especially when it indicates that Ms. Kane’s daughters first language was Spanish.  You can read the details of the response by Hansen, but he denies that Ms. Kane ever told Ms. Elliot that she was being transferred.  The bottom line is that Ms. Elliot continues to be employed and working in the Office of the Mayor in her official capacity or position.

IN PASADENA, FIRING “WITHOUT CAUSE” GET’S YOU THE LOTTERY, THANKS TO CITY MANAGER MICHAEL BECK!  According to the Pasadena Star News the two fired employees City of Pasadena’s Public Works Director Siobhan Foster and Finance Directory Andrew Green will cost the taxpayers $275,000.00 to make them go away.  In what world does a “fired” employee get a lottery win with reference to a payout?  Only in the “public sector,” this my friends, would never happen in the “private sector.”  Then what usually seems to happen, is that these two people will be picked up or recycled by other cities to implement the same schemes until they are outed once again.  Remember City of Pasadena, you lost $6.4 million in taxpayer monies that may never be recovered due to the oversight of Siobhan Foster, Andrew Green and City Manager Michael Beck.

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These Two Taxpayer Incompetent Turds will get the following:  Foster will receive six months salary and healthcare benefits totalling $109,425.39. Green’s severance pay totaled $105,840.93.  In addition, Foster will receive a $33,198.21 check for hours worked, car and phone allowances, cash-outs for vacation, management time off and floating holiday hours afforded in her contract. Green will receive a $27,876.65 check. Remember folks, Pasadena’s City Manager Michael Beck was former Assistant City Manager of the City of Riverside, while Pasadena’s Director of Public Works (with no engineering degree) Siobhan Foster, was former City of Riverside’s Public Works Director who made some really bad decisions that not only impacted employees health with the AG Park allegations but created astronomical liabilities for Riverside taxpayers.  Should have our former city attorney take some blame who at the time was former City Attorney Gregory Priamos.

STATE OF THE CITY UPDATE: SPONSORED BY THE GREATER RIVERSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:  We brought this issue up again because we thought it was important for the public taxpayer to note how a private non-profit the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce has hijacked a public event such as the City of Riverside’s State of the City.  The following shows how public taxpayer monies are spent by purchasing tables that the public can’s sit in, only the department employees of the City, while the public sat in the back.  Gold sponsors paid $1,000 per table.  The monies which are contributed to the Chamber, are not known if they come back to the City as campaign donations or paid plane tickets etc.  The sad part about this activity was that this has been going on for 38 years.

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At the Mega Mixer and Trade Show held January 29th we found that Public Utilities was handing out sponsorship monies for this event!  The ring leaders again are the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce!

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PUBLIC UTILITIES UPDATE: THE “I OWN IT” PROGRAM, IS IT A BIT TO MUCH?  WE FIND THAT OUR PUBLIC UTILITIES MUST HAVE SO MUCH MONEY TO PASS AROUND TOWN TO FOR BUSINESSES TO ADVERTISE.  If this is the case and “We Own It,” referring to me the public, I want a $1,000.00 to be returned to all 100,000 rate payers of the City of Riverside.

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SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING FEBRUARY 6, 2015 AT THE MISSION INN SETS RUMORS ABLAZE!  A noted Special City Council Meeting set to be Friday February 6th at the Mission Inn has set off a blaze of resident concerns.  Why the Mission Inn when we have City Hall?  Why are we paying taxpayer dollars for the San Diego room when we already have a Council Chamber?  Will there be food served?  What’s so important that Council decided to utilize the Mission Inn for a one hour special city council meeting between the hour of 9:00am and 10:00am?  According to a Memorandum from Mayor Pro Tem (second figure below) council will be considering candidates for the City Manager position.   This closed session meeting is also not open to the public, except for public comment at the beginning.  There was a Michael Beck sighting some weeks ago at Riverside City Hall, with all the turmoil in Pasadena, is Beck looking for a way out before possibly being fired?  Is he one of the candidates to be considered for Riverside City Manager?

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Special February 6th Closed Session Agenda

TMC MAKES THE COLORADO BOULEVARD. NET ON OUR STORY REFERENCING “RECYCLED CITY EXECUTIVES.”

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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 THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM


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