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FLASH TMC UPDATE: 07.19.2015: IS THIS THE REAL STORY BEHIND WHY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR, TOM BOYD, ANNOUNCED HIS “SURPRISE” RETIREMENT A WEEK AGO?  According to the Press Enterprise’s Cassie MacDuff, Boyd was contacted for comment to this article (“A Decade Later, Sludge Exposure Worries Workers”) but never responded.

Just to give you an example of the treachery the City is capable of, it had a UCR Toxicologist state the PCB’s are not toxic! Bob Krieger, the UCR toxicology specialist who spoke to the workers at the city’s request, said he doesn’t believe they have anything to worry about. “PCBs are not that toxic and they had minimal exposure,” he said, adding no ill health effects would be likely. Neumeyer’s (one of the exposed city workers) skin peeling was probably unrelated to the PCBs, he said.  We were once told that being close to certain Nevada thermal nuclear explosions was not that bad either, from an “expert”…

The EPA states PCB’s cause cancer, especially with effects on the immune system as one of the former workers David Cabrera describe.  More troubling is that the breakdown products of PCB’s, the furans and dioxins, are even more toxic.  This story does not mention Siobhan Foster, who was Public Works Director at the time,  and “incidentally” had no Engineering experience, license or degree, employees mentioned she did not even know what a pot hole was.  Let’s not forget the real cover up culprit, former City Attorney Gregory Priamos.  Foster, of course, is semi-famous these days for being the manager presiding over the $6.4 million Danny Wooten embezzlement scheme.  She was fired WITHOUT CAUSE for the fiasco and has since latched onto the City of Covina, no doubt to spread her curse there.

One phone call to the Fire Department would have taken care of this whole toxic debacle, but those in charge in the City at the time were not honest people.

I’M SEXY AND I KNOW IT, IT’S HOW I ROLL…

Was he or wasn’t he fired?  “Retired,” is such the buzzword at City Hall these days.  Former City Manager, Scott Barber, funded his own investigation using our money to retaliate against Councilmen Davis and Soubirous from doing their jobs.  He, “retired,” 6 months later in the face of public outrage at his misuse of authority and misappropriation of public monies.   Same for former Assistant City Manager, Belinda Graham.  Former HR Director, Rhonda Strout, “retired,” just as the scandals of whistleblower retaliation, the civil liberty-violating Threat Assessment Team, illegitimate hiring of outside counsel, and other municipal code violations were about to be uncovered by the Human Resources Board, the public, and the Council.

When former City Manager, Brad Hudson, was on the hot seat, he hightailed for Sacramento.  Former RPU General Manager, Dave Wright, left for Las Vegas right before the hundred million dollar over-collection was found.  City Attorney Clown, Greg Priamos, became County Attorney Clown, and now that internal audit has blown the lid off the $19 million he spent on outside counsel the past 5 years, we can see why.  The official word out of City Hall after these crooks left is always, “they’ve moved onto greener pastures,” but we at TMC have always known the truth.  They were escape artists, but not the likes of the great Houdini.  These guys had insider help in the form of a complicit City Council, willing to buy them whatever time was necessary.

And so Public Works Director, Tom Boyd will “retire” after 17 years from the City of Riverside.  Insiders are telling TMC that when Boyd was asked about his plans just weeks ago, he firmly stated, “he wasn’t going to retire.”  But there was still rumor around town that Boyd was going to retire because of the AG Park controversy heating up.   Therefore, was Tom given an ultimatum from new Rock Star City Manager Russo to hit the road, or be fired?  Or did he just retire because of all the B.S. at City Hall.

The AG Park bug-a-boo places Boyd and former Public Works Director Siobhan Foster right in the middle.  Maybe Boyd will resurface in Pasadena under former Assistant City Manager, Michael Beck.  Who’s next for Tom’s position here at Riveride, maybe Tina English? Who has a dance degree?  Or will they bring back Siobhan Foster, someone who didn’t have an Engineering degree or license either.  It’s trash pickup day in the world of public employee recycled executives.  Maybe Tom would just like to put this past him and be the president of the Corvette Club…

Our bet is this won’t be the last “retirement” or “onto greener pastures” of 2015.  Stay tuned.

CONTROVERSY IN RIVERSIDE, WATER MAIN BREAK LAST NIGHT, WAS IT DONE PURPOSELY FOR OVERTIME AS SOME OUR SAYING? Just as we recently spent $40 million on a building, after the question of overcharging ratepayers for utilities was brought forward, is this another attempt by RPU to justify spend our excess reserves on infrastructure in lieu of returning it to the ratepayers? Insiders are telling TMC that in order to collect overtime, some workers might monkey with water pressures to break older water pipes in the City.  Regardless, main line fixed! It may or may not be true, but just the same, we’ll be on the lookout for more stories like this in the weeks to come.

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GONNA BE HARD TO SPEND THE RESERVES ON INFRASTRUCTURE WHEN THAT, PER SE, VIOLATES RPU’S OWN POLICY MY BOYS!

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST, “LOW CLASS,” “PORNOGRAPHIC,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED”  BLOG SITE! YES FOLKS WE ARE ALL OF THIS AND MORE!  TMC SHOULD NOT BE READ IF EASILY OFFENDED!  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

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

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

TOM BOYD, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

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

                               

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

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

US ARMY AIRBORNE RANGER, SECOND LT., JASON CHURCH

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

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

THE US PURPLE HEART

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US ARMY MEDIC PFC BRIAN PACELLI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RIVERSIDE FORGOTTEN…

         

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

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