CITY OF RIVERSIDE: TMC CONTINUES TO REQUEST A FORENSIC AUDIT OF THE CURRENT CITY HALL BOOKS!

Posted: September 27, 2011 in Uncategorized
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INTERESTING STUFF COMING DOWN THE PIPELINE, AND I DON’T MEAN THE CITIES LEAKY SEWERS.  THERE IS NO DOUBT WHY GREG IS HIDING BEHIND THE COMPUTER INCOGNITO THIS TIME.  ACCORDING TO CITY COUNCIL PERSON NANCY HART, HE WOULD NEVER STEER US WRONG.  WELL NANCY HART, I HOPE YOU ARE RIGHT, BECAUSE ISN’T THE CITY OF BELL SUING THEIR EX-CITY ATTORNEY FOR NEGLIGENCE AND FAULTY LEGAL ADVICE?  LET’S NOT FORGET, THE EX-BELL CITY ATTORNEY WAS ALSO AN ATTORNEY FOR BB&K.  THE VERY FIRM OUR CITY ATTORNEY CONTINUES TO SEEK WHEN IN NEED OF ADVICE OR TO PERFORM OTHER LEGAL ACTIVITIES.   IT ALSO APPEARS THAT THE CITY IS COMFORTABLE IN IMPLEMENTING VERBAL BILATERAL CONTRACTS, SINCE NO HARD CONTRACTS ARE USED ACCORDING TO CITY OFFICIALS IN RETAINING BB&K.  ILLEGAL OR JUST BAD BUSINESS?

HOLDING TRUE TO THEIR MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the City Attorney’s Office and BB&K is to provide excellent and ethical legal advice, effective legal representation, and other quality legal services for the City Council, City officers, and City employees in order that they may lawfully attain the City Council’s goals and other department program outcomes without undue risk to the City. 

WHO WILL BE HIDING BEHIND THE COMPUTER NEXT WHEN THE AUDITOR COMES ASKING QUESTIONS? CHECK BACK WEEKLY…THAT IS, EVERY CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY! WE’LL EVEN PROVIDE THE DIRECT LINK SO YOU CAN CHECK THE CURRENT CITY COUNCIL AGENDA. CALL YOUR LOCAL ELECTED COUNCIL PERSON AND THE MAYOR AND REQUEST THAT A FORENSIC AUDIT BE DONE BY STATE CONTROLLER JOHN CHIANG OF THE CITY HALL BOOKS.   WITH A NEW INTERIM CITY MANAGER, SCOTT BARBER, THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE NEEDS BASELINE NUMBER AS DONE IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN ORDER TO ASSURE BALANCED NUMBERS AND TO CLEAR POSSIBLE DISCREPANCIES OF THE GENERAL LEDGER BOOKS. IF THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE, THE NUMBERS WILL ALWAYS COME UP RIGHT! 

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT, NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, AND THAT’S ALL TMC HAS TO SAY ABOUT THAT ONE FOR NOW…

UPDATE: PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR SIOBHAN FOSTER RESIGNS TO TAKE A POSITION IN PASADENA, AS PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR UNDER CITY MANAGER MICHAEL BECK.  NO DOUBT A GOOD TIME TO STEP OUT.  BUT IT DOESN’T STOP THERE! ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE, SIOBHAN FOSTER WAS “APPOINTED” BY MICHAEL BECK TO THIS POSITION, THEREFORE OVERSTEPPING THE AUTHORITY OF THE KINGDOM OF RIVERSIDE. GET IT , SHE COULDN’T SAY NO! YES, IT ALL GETS WEIRDER BY THE MINUTE.  WHY LEAVE YOUR FAMILY, WHEN YOU HUSBAND, BARRY FOSTER, IS MORENO VALLEY’S ECONOMIC DIRECTOR?  IS A VOLCANO READY TO EXPLODE IN THE CALDERA KNOWN AS CITY HALL?   NOW MICHAEL BECK ALSO WORKED FOR THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AS ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER UNDER CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON.  THE OFFICE CAME UNDERFIRE VIA THE ALLEGATIONS OF ILLEGALLY PURCHASED GLOCK FIREARMS, BADGES AND COLD PLATES.  FOSTER LEAVES AMIDST THE ALLEGATIONS MADE BY EX-CITY EMPLOYEES.  FIRED DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY RAYCHELE STERLING ALLEGED THE STEERING OF CONTRACTS WITHIN FOSTER’S OFFICE TO A SELECTIVE OR PREFERENTIAL GROUP OF CONTRACTORS.  FIRED CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR SEAN GILL, ALLEGED FOSTER IGNORED HIS CONCERNS REGARDING COST OVERRUNS AND THAT SHE DIRECTED HIM TO GATHER INCRIMINATING INFORMATION ON OTHER EMPLOYEES WHO THREATENED TO EXPOSE WRONGDOING AT THE CITY.  OTHERS HAVE OPENLY QUESTIONED HER QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES FOR THE POSITION SHE HELD..  TWO HIGH PROFILE EXECUTIVES HAVE NOW LEFT THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE WITHIN MONTHS OF EACH OTHER. THE OTHER BEING CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON IN AUGUST.  WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE, IS THEIR MORE INFORMATION COMING DOWN THE PIPELINE THAN WE KNOW OF?  WHO WILL BE NEXT TO JUMP SHIP? BELINDA GRAHAM, GREG PRIAMOS, DEANNA LORSEN, TINA ENGLISH, TOM BOYD, SCOTT BARBER, RHONDA STROUT, PAUL SUNDEEN? THE PRESSURE IS ON!  GOOD LUCK PASADENA!

Comments
  1. sekisuispr says:

    Not exactly sure if Riverside is corrupt or not, but the smell of raw food sure makes it hard to eat…

    Please review http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUPzZ8pknMU and ask?

    1. Why would the City be so willing to pay so much more for pipe?
    2. Why or better yet how can the City justify paying so much more?
    3. Why would Tom Boyd state the City accepts other pipe materials like RCP when in fact the only pipe material a contractor could bid on for this project was fiberglass?
    4. Why did the City only allow ONE manufacture of fiberglass pipe and agree to pay almost $2 million more when there are 3 suppliers?
    5. Tom Boyd mentioned something about a chemical resistant test – the real question is has the City of Riverside ever purchased Hobas pipe before and if so did they require 40mil vinyl ester on all pipes.
    6. Has the City ever used Cured In Place (CIP) relining pipes? If so where they vinyl ester or was polyester resin systems allowed?
    7. If the City has ANY polyester CIP or un-protected Hobas in its system them Mr. Boyd and the City can NOT hang their hat on the B.S. of lack of chemical resistant test. For the Greenbook does NOT allow ANY polyester system only and will ALWAYS require “VINYL ESTER”.

    Selection of contractors was not in this video – the low bidder submitted his bid with many subcontractors, which was in accordance with the bidding contract documents. Such contract documents dictate the bidding process, thus this contract does NOT allow for submitting several “if I do this I will then do that” scenarios’. There is NO provision for “well let’s open them first then I’ll decide if I want to use my subcontractors. Self-performing work is always an option but not after you list sub’s during the bidding process to make your bid look better than others then change after the fact. If this were allowed did the City review and change all bidders bid to determine if just maybe someone else would have been low if allowed to do the same? This is not how the bidding contract documents were set up nor is this type of bid allowed.

    Tom Boyd states they have adopted “Greenbook” standards and that Flowtite pipe has not been tested. Half-truths once again. It is true, Flowtite has not performed the “pickle jar” test as required by Greenbook. One might ask why, the answer is an easy one – cause Flowtite just like the sole sourced allowed Hobas pipe will NEVER pass such a test and the owners of Flowtite probably are much better at money management. Why spend money on a test you know won’t work when the solution is already offered? The Greenbook requires fiberglass pipe manufactures to use 40mils of vinyl ester liner on the ID of the pipe to protect the polyester resin, which will not pass the pickle jar test alone.

    Thus, the real question must be asked of Tom Boyd – since you “have adopted the standards of Greenbook and will only allow those whom have passed this ridicules test to compete did you in fact require the low bid pipe supplier Hobas to supply all pipes with 40 mil vinyl ester liners? Check into it – I doubt they did!

    Flowtite pipe has been used on equal and larger projects of this kind all over the World – how is it such an arrogant bunch can make such claims and waste our hard earned tax money? Human waste is corrosive and it smells just like the crap coming out of these guys/ladies mouths but not corrosive enough to deteriorate Hobas, Flowtite, Ameron, CIP, PVC, Clay, Polycrete, HDPE and on and on. While sewer projects do smell this one REALLY smells.

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