CITY OF RIVERSIDE: MISSAPPROPRIATION? QUESTIONS TO FERRET OUT!

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Uncategorized
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THE PRESS ENTERPRISE IS REPORTING THAT CITY OFFICIALS ARE EXAMINING HOW MONEY BUDGETED OR APPROPRIATED FOR COUNCIL ASSISTANTS, ALSO KNOWN AS LEGISLATIVE FIELD REPRESENTATIVES,  IS BEING SPENT.   QUESTIONS AROSE AFTER THE REVIEW OF HOW ONE COUNCILMAN USED THESE FUNDS.   IN 2010 THE LEGISLATIVE FIELD REPRESENTIVE’S POSITION BECAME FULL TIME WITH A SALARY RANGING UP TO $52,000.00 WITH BENEFITS.   AT ONE TIME THIS POSITION WAS PART TIME AND CONTRACTUAL, THEN BECAME FULL TIME AND SALARIED.  THE DETAILS OF HOW MANY COUNCIL PEOPLE UTILIZED AN ASSISTANT, AND THE TRANSGRESSION OF THE ASSISTANT POSITION OVER THE YEARS APPEARS HAZY AND NOT QUITE DOCUMENTED.  A BIG JOB FOR INTERIUM CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER WHO IS TRYING TO HASH IT OUT THE QUESTIONS, OR AS HE STATES “FERRET OUT”.  THIS WHOLE MESS CAME TO THE FOREFRONT BECAUSE THESE MONIES WERE ACTUALLY BUDGETED AND APPROPRIATED FOR THESE LEGISLATIVE FIELD REPRESENTATIVES ONLY.  WELL COUNCILMAN PAUL DAVIS UTILIZED THESE FUNDS FOR OTHER PURPOSES.  DON’T GET ME WRONG, INSTEAD OF PAUL USING THE $50,000.00 FOR AN  ASSISTANT,  HE FELT THESE FUNDS WOULD BE BETTER SPENT IN THE COMMUNITY,  AFTERALL IT IS THERE MONEY.  THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THAT THESE FUNDS WERE ALLOCATED FOR ONE PURPOSE, AND ONE PURPOSE ONLY, FOR USE ON AN ASSISTANT.  OF COURSE, WE HAVE ALL HEARD THIS QUOTATION,
INGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE FOR BREAKING THE LAW.  SINCE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND EXECUTIVE PERSONEL ARE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD, THEY SHOULD KNOW BETTER, OTHERWISE THIS WOULD BE A VIOLATION. DAVIS STATED THAT FORMER CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON TOLD HIM HE COULD USE THESE FUNDS TO HIRE AN ASSISTANT OR USE THE MONEY FOR THE COMMUNITY.  BUT APPARENTLY WHAT HUDSON DIDN’T TELL DAVIS, WAS THAT THE FUNDS CAN ONLY BE APPROVED ON A ONE-TIME BASIS THROUGH THE CITY MANAGERS OFFICE, OTHERWISE TO REGULARLY SHIFT THESE FUND FROM THEIR BUDGETED OR ALLOCATED PURPOSE REQUIRES A COUNCIL VOTE.  THIS GOT ME THINKING, IT IS WELL KNOWN OF THE TENSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FORMER CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON AND COUNICLMAN PAUL DAVIS.  FURTHER, IT WAS ALSO WELL KNOWN OF HUDSON’S ALLEGED INSUBORDINATION TOWARD DAVIS.  THE QUESTION IS, WAS COUNCILMAN DAVIS SET UP?  AFTERALL, IT WAS HUDSON’S JOB TO SERVE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE COUNICIL PEOPLE.  REGARDLESS, ALL SEASONED COUNCIL PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW BY NOW IF YOU VOTE FOR ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR A PARTICULAR AGENDA ITEM, IT MUST BE FOR THAT ITEM AND THAT ITEM ONLY, TO DO ANYTHING OTHERWISE WOULD BE MISSAPPROPRIATION.   THIS HOT TOPIC IS NOT OVER YET, IT HAS BEEN SENT OVER TO DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR MORE HASHING OUT, OR AS INTERIUM CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER STATES, THESE ARE QUESTIONS “TO FERRET OUT”.  THE QUESTION OF MISSAPPROPRIATION SHOULD NOT TAKE LONG FOR A SEASONED INTERIUM CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER, UNLESS IT’S HUNTING SEASON.  ARE THERE MORE PROCEDURAL GLITCHES OR RED FLAGS THAT HAVE RECEIVED THE ATTENTION OF BARBER THAT HAVE YET TO BE MENTION SINCE HUDSON SKIPPED TOWN?    TMC RECOMMENDS THAT SCOTT REQUEST A FORENSIC AUDIT!  IT’S EASY, I EVEN LOOKED UP THE NUMBER FOR YOU, 916-445-2636, ASK FOR JOHN, OR BETTER YET, BRING IN CITIZEN AUDITOR VIVIAN MORENO IN, SHE WILL FIGURE IT OUT.

UPDATE: 10/18/2011: THE PRESS ENTERPRISE, DAN BERSTEIN, HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT FERRETS AND THE DEEPER PHILOSPHICAL QUESTIONS WHICH NEED TO BE FERRET OUT…

UPDATE:10/20/2011: PRESS ENTERPRISE OPINION: COUNCIL SPOILS

UPDATE:12/08/2011: NO DISCRETIONARY SPENDING FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS! WHEN FUNDS ARE SET ASIDE FOR A PARTICULAR USE, THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO BE USED FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT, AND THAT SHOULD BE A GIVEN… TMC BELIEVES THAT ASSISTANTS SHOULD NOT EVEN BE USED.  CITY STAFF SHOULD BE UTILIZED.  THE QUESTION IS, WAS FORMER BRAD HUDSON GIVING BAD ADVICE, OR FURTHER, WAS CITY ATTORNEY GREG PRIAMOS NEGLIGENT IN PROVIDING PROPER AND CORRECTED ADVICE?

KEEP CONNECTED WITH TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!   TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, AND THAT’S ALL WE’RE GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT ONE… 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!  THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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