CITY OF RIVERSIDE: INTERIM CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER NOW GROOMED & CHOSEN TO BE CITY MANAGER?

Posted: December 6, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Interim Riverside City Manager Scott Barber now been inexplicably chosen for the postion of Riverside City Manager.  Roberts Consulting Group was originally hired as headhunters to find a suitable and qualified person for the City Manager position, whom back in 2005, you guessed it! was Brad Hudson.  Well they were hired again to do the same, when City Manager Brad Hudson left at a cost to the taxpayers of 30 Grand.  It has also been allegedly stated that Roberts Consulting have ties to the Mayor’s office. Conflict of Interest? Business as usual? It appears that the City Council or the Mayor’s office are incapable of hiring someone qualified and knowledgeable for the position, or they may possibly be playing the Broadway Part of hiring friends at taxpayer expense to so call “headhunt” a candidate.  But is this only a ploy to direct taxpayer monies to friends, and  in doing so choose someone all ready predetermined?  Such as Interim City Manager Scott Barber?   Even though the Mayor received 6 outside bids, he still decided to choose preferentially his friend of Roberts Consulting Group.  What a surprise they were also on top of the Mayor’s list last time they were searching and found our now exiting City Manager Brad Hudson.  In 2005, Norm Roberts, Roberts Consulting, had mixed success. So much so that the council members rejected the city manager candidates Roberts found and recruited Hudson on their own.  Well they could have saved the taxpayer money. Roberts Consulting also headed the process that led to hiring police Chief Sergio Diaz in 2010.  This was after our Drugged and Alcohol induced Prior Chief of Police Russ Leach was caught in what became a predicament for local Riverside Police in deteriming the outcome in which common citizens would ordinarily be jailed for.  What was more egregious was the then Councilman Frank Schiovone coming to his defense, without regard for the common good for the safety of his constituents.  But what can I say, this is Riverside..  And Riverside will find as always, Scott Barber is a “team player”, in the literal sense, he didn’t make waves when waves were needed, and he may or he may not in his current position.  That’s left to be seen.  Or will change, as stated, mean that he will give the residents of Riverside the illusion of change?  According to the Press Enterprise he is quoted as saying, “I’m not going to take a city car.  I don’t have cold plates.  I’m not going to carry a gun,” he said with a laugh.  That’s one way of saying residents can expect some changes at City Hall under Barber.  But we know all those actions were illegal, in sofar as the former city manager Brad Hudson pursued them.  Change should not indicate, “I promise not do the crimes of the former city manager”.  In the legal sense, they should not have been done at all.  Further, the question everyone is asking, is what will be Scott’s salary and benefit package?  Will the taxpayer pay dearly for “talent” as in the case of former City Manager Brad Hudson?

UPDATE: 12/10/2011: CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON SCOTT BARBER’S CONTRACT WHICH INCLUDES A BASE SALARY OF $280,500.00. JUST COMFORTABLE ENOUGH NOT TO MAKE WAVES.

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 THE COUNCIL REQUEST A FORENSIC AUDIT!  ESPECIALLY NOW, THAT HE’S A “TEAM PLAYER” FOR THE RESIDENTS OR RIVERSIDE.  REAL CHANGE MEANS TO MAKE THAT CALL TO THE STATE CONTROLLER…  WE’VE MADE IT SO EASY SCOTT, TMC 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” 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

UDATE: 12/11/2011: TMC BROKE A STORY OCTOBER 17, 2011 REGARDING A $5.4 MILLION OVERSITE BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE.  FIVE MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET GAP?  TEAM PLAYER, SCOTT BARBER, STATES “MANAGEABLE”?  OR IS IT AN ISSUE TO BE FERRETED OUT?   IN 2010, RIVERSIDE COUNTY WAS RANKED SECOND IN FORECLOSURE RATES, THUS INDICATING FUTURE SHORTFALLS FOR THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE IN TAX REVENUES.  IF IT IS NOT TAKEN FROM THE CITIES RESERVES, WILL IT THEN BE TAKEN FROM THE CITIES INVESTMENT POOL?  OR DID IT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE $5,000,000.00 DEPOSITED INTO RIVERSIDE’S CITIZENS BANK LAST WEEK?

UNKNOWINGLY PUSHING THE ENVELOPE, 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 PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST…  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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