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

Posted: October 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

Andy Melendrez in the spotlight as the Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee.  The renegotiation of the red light cameras to extend the contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, a company originating in Australia.  While most cities are disbanding them, will the City renegotiate at a operating loss?  Just like the parking debacle or the Fox Theatre which runs at a deficit.  When does a bad business decision cross the line of the city’s fiscal responsibility to it’s constituents?  Will this also mean Councilman Steve Adam’s brother Ron Adams will be at work reviewing photo’s again?  Nepotism, or just keeping it in the family?  Look’s like this contract does include the “cost neutrality” clause, which the city signed last contract in August 2006, whereby the city will not have to pay Redflex the full rent if there aren’t enough fines to cover the cost?  The city states that it has taken in $11,366,513.00 thru June 30, 2011, but expenditures or operating cost have come out to $12,474,366.00, which of course, more than we are taking in.  The cities negative cash flow is $1,107,853.00, therefore according to my calculations, the city has been running at an approximate 9% loss, and claiming at anyone time this 9% loss in only temporary as at any given time there is a four month delay until this gap is filled.  But the reality so far with this program, is that expenditures are more than revenue received at any given time, and the program continues to run at a deficit.  Many question the stats used by the city, and state there our Redflex stats and then there are City stats.  (Item #12).  

Close session for the consideration of City Manager candidates.  Just when we were all getting use to Interim City Manager Scott Barber.  Why not just hire Scott?  He is familiar with the City and has a good working track record.  Remember the last time the City hired outside it’s comfort zone. (Item #2).

Continuation of the fringe benefits and salaries of the Fire Dept Union, Police Dept Union, Service Employee’s International Union, and Executive Management employees. (Item #3).

Annual report of the activities of the Board of Public Utilities, got to here this one. (Item #5). 

As if downtown business’s don’t have it tough enough, the city would like to levy a new assessment tax on business’s to fund the Riverside Downtown Partnership at an amount of $370,000.  Many business owners have asked the question, what has Riverside Downtown Partnership really done for downtown businesses? Many would like to see it just go away, since it answers to the city as opposed to the merchants. (Item # 17).

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.  

HAVE THERE BEEN MORE PROCEDURAL GLITCHES OR RED FLAGS THAT HAVE RECEIVED THE ATTENTION OF INTERUM CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER THAT HAVE YET TO BE MENTION SINCE HUDSON SKIPPED TOWN?    TMC RECOMMENDS THAT SCOTT WITH THE HELP OF ANDY REQUEST A FORENSIC AUDIT!  IT’S EASY, I EVEN LOOKED UP THE NUMBER FOR YOU, 916-445-2636, ASK FOR JOHN.    IF THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE, THE NUMBERS WILL ALWAYS COME UP RIGHT! 

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

Comments
  1. kaptalizm says:

    If the City Council had any courage, they would disband the Riverside Downtown Partnership (RDP) and get rid of the double tax on downtown businesses. The RDP has been around since 1985, and is headed by a lot of people who don’t even have businesses downtown. It has been an abject failure. Any improvements to downtown since 1985 have not been due to the RDP. The RDP siphons off revenue for their little clique of downtowners.

    I’m willing to bet that a sizable number of RDP leadership were on the committee that wanted to name City Hall after Loveridge. Need I say more?

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