Let me suggest your next Press Enterprise Editorial Headline : “Riverside Betrayed by its Leaders”
In the 2016 “Debate Cycle” Rusty Bailey completely collapsed and became the follower, not the leader.
Is the Endorsement of the Press Enterprise (“P.E.”) credible or is it just part of the rigged political process in Riverside County? The P.E. official decision to endorse Rusty Bailey as Mayor is not only irresponsibly, but quite confusing. This decision may have put the credibility of the P.E.’s political coverage at risk. The Press Enterprise Editorial Board (“Board”) is either ignorant or illogical, maybe both. Based on the P.E. editorials that have been written over the past few years, this board has clearly demonstrated to be unscrupulous. It doesn’t take half a brain to figure out that Rusty Bailey’s decisions and the impressive relationships he has made as a Councilmember and Mayor of Riverside have contributed to the “sloppy and messy” state of affairs we find ourselves in today.
I took an in depth look at the editorial opinions that the P.E. has written over the past few years, and here are some of the headlines:
- Beaumont Betrayed by its leaders
- Ambulance Monopoly Disputes.
- Over whelming Pension Costs
- Beaumont Ignoring Taxpayers
- Riverside Fiscal outlook
- Riverside has a spending problem
- Budget goes into overtime.
- Riverside Removes Rose Tinted Glasses
- Keep Government Honest
In one of your editorials, there is even a discussion about inefficient government. I included the Beaumont headlines because I believe the City of Riverside is very similar to Beaumont and or San Bernardino, for that matter. That is because management and leadership for this entire region is governed the same way.
These headlines do not reflect the so called “successful direction that the leadership of Rusty Bailey has taken its citizens.” These editorials reflect a message completely contrary to the P.E.’s endorsement of Rusty Bailey. The Message coming out of the Press Enterprise is: Corruption, Cut Services for the Citizens, Continue to Pay for Special Interest and Increase Public Employee Pensions. Who do you think got us here? — RUSTY BAILEY.
The Press Enterprise has had a front row seat at City Hall longer than I have, and either I am missing something, or the P.E. is continuing to protect the “status quo.” Throughout the 2016 Mayoral race, Rusty Bailey flipped on all the issues he previously supported. First, at the Chamber sponsored debate, he stated he would not use the “veto” power of the Mayor, and that he supported Measure A (City Prosecution of Misdemeanors) and his vision of the Trolley/Street Car. At the same debate, I stated I would have VETOED the Measure A vote, and that I opposed Measure A and his Trolley/Street Car — because we can’t afford it!! Interestingly, at the very last debate, Rusty Bailey stated that he NOW believes that he should have vetoed the Measure A vote, is against Measure A and no longer supports his Trolley/Streetcar vision because we can’t afford it. Hmmmm? Sounds familiar. Rusty completely collapsed and is NOW singing my song. I became the leader, and he the follower.
The suggestion of the P.E. Board to Rusty Bailey is that “he must become a cheerleader for fiscal responsibility.” “HE MUST BECOME!” Does the Board think the citizens of Riverside are stupid? What the hell has he been doing for the last 10 years? Oh yea, he’s been riding his bike! So, basically the P.E. Board is suggesting that Mr. Bailey need to be more like Vivian Moreno. Rusty Bailey will NEVER be fiscally responsible because his “impressive list of supporters” still have their hands out to collect the municipal welfare he is ready, willing and able to give them. That’s why he has them. The P.E. Board is just too clueless in thinking we don’t get its message. We do. We get it LOUD AND CLEAR!
The only two Candidates that should have been considered for this endorsement based on the message coming out of current P.E. editorials and articles, should have been myself, Vivian Moreno, and Nancy Melendez. The P.E. Board calls me an “interesting challenger.” Really! The ONLY candidate that has taken on the issues of the citizens has been myself, you said so yourselves.. The Citizens of Riverside need to take this City Back, and the Press Enterprise is not helping that happen.
Rusty and Paul have been part of the problem that will lead to the eventual destruction of the City of Riverside. These men were afraid to fight for the rights of the citizens of Riverside. They were afraid of their own staff — that they were in charge of! The Council and the Mayor have not been doing the job the people elected them to do.
The “YES MEN” of Riverside are Rusty Bailey, Paul Davis, Mike Gardner, Chris MacArthur, Jim Perry, John Burnard, and Andy Melendrez. Make no mistake about it, these men are the ones responsible for the headlines coming out of the Press Enterprise. These men are all ready to raise taxes and at the same time willing to cut services to the citizens, but not to the special interest. Our quality of life has suffered greatly because of the waste, fraud, and abuse that these men all voted “YES” for.
In my interview with this Editorial Board, the participants were all in agreement that the issues and concerns of the very valuable citizens brought forward week after week to council meetings should have been looked into by the Council and the Mayor. They had a responsibility to do the work of the people. They did not. They will not. Nothing will change.
The shell games will continue if Rusty Bailey becomes Mayor for a 2nd term. The taxes of the citizens and the utility rate payers will continue to grow. Our quality of life and our standard of living will decline. The Lawsuits to protect our Charter/Constitution and the citizens of Riverside will continue to be filed. I will continue to research City documents and keep informing the citizens of Riverside through my blog site Thirtymilesofcorruption.com
I had a blast running for Mayor, my message was sound and informative and by the end of the debate cycle, all the candidates were singing my “veto” song. The Press Enterprise endorsement invitation was the only endorsement invitation I accepted and participated in. I only did so because I was very curious about the process and outcome. I knew that endorsement of Rusty Bailey was possible, which would in essence confirm that the P.E. is really part of the problem. However, the solution is already available to the people — Thirtymilesofcorruption.com and they have been visiting in droves.
So despite the outcome of the Mayoral race, I achieved all my personal goals:
- I Tripled the readership of Thirtymiles.
- The public became more aware of the reality of abuses at City Hall.
- My name recognition is greater than ever before.
- The Citizens are becoming more aware that the TRUE FINANCIAL PICTURE of the City of Riverside can only be found on Thirtymilesofcorruption.com
- And The Citizens of Riverside Know that they can come to Thirtymilesofcorruption.com for the REAL STORY.
- THIRTY MILE’s Is the Independent Voice.
Let me suggest a last headline for the P.E.: “ It’s Cheaper to Keep Her” You see P.E. Board, I may have been Mr. Baileys most interesting challenger but now I’m Yours…..
Do the Math… It’s Cheaper to Keep Her.
FULL PAGE AD PURCHASED BY RIVERSIDE PUBLIC UTILITIES IN THE PRESS ENTERPRISE FOR MEMORIAL DAY! NOT ONLY A WASTE OF MONEY FOR THE RATE PAYERS, WAS THIS A GIFT BACK TO THE PRESS ENTERPRISE FOR ENDORSING RUSTY? This is the kind of thing we constantly find reprehensible, the P.E. endorses Rusty during the week, and now receives payment for an expensive full page ad, paid for by RPU. First, RPU does not need to advertise. Why? Because they are a public monopoly, meaning the rate payers own it. Secondly, who authorized this ad to be purchased, none of the chair holding rate payers were told! If RPU continues to waste rate payers monies, they should have at least given that money to real veteran needs. What did this cost P.E.? $30,000.00? We will get the invoice! The veteran below in the pic is silver star recipient Andrew Melendrez, who is actually Councilman Andy Melendrez’s dad. This is the second time RPU has run Andy’s dad picture like this. Andy evidently won’t vote against these kinds of waste. He owns it, actually they own him.
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For Riverside Mayor this June 2016!
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