CITY OF RIVERSIDE: HUDSON DOUBLE DIPS IN A DOUBLE DIP RECE$$ION?

Posted: January 11, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Currently Former City Manager Brad Hudson collects a $200,000 annual retirement benefit from the city of Riverside, along with his new Sacramento County CEO salary of $258,000 plus benefits.  According to the Sacramento Bee he could earn a second pension when he leaves Sacramento County. His contract calls for Sacramento County to match up to $9,000 of his annual contributions to the county’s retirement plan.  During his employment with the City of Riverside, it has been found that he as spent over $200,000,000.00 in his discretionary slush fund without city council approval.  Hudson was allowed to spend up to $50,000.00 a pop.  New Mayoral Candidate Dvonne Pitruzello exposed his massive spending.  And of course Hudson had a shoe polisher here as well.  Quite possibly the City of Riverside owned Fox Theatre can have a musical about this.  The Fox, which runs on a deficit by the way, you guessed it, at tax payer expense.

BRAD HUDSON’S FIVE YEAR CONTRACT WITH THE COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO

BRAD HUDSON’S FORMER CITY OF RIVERSIDE CONTRACT

$197,000.00 CalPERS

$258,000.00 Salary as Sacramento County Chief Executive

$455,000.00 Total Yearly Compensation excluding benefits

Hudson retired at 53, to take on his new postion in Sacramento.  Excessive?  How much more will government do to terrorize the taxpayer?  Questions still remain if Hudson was given the choice to leave by resigning, therefore allowing him to receive his CalPERS pension, as opposed to being fired.  This has been an acceptable practice in the upper eschalons of government.  Another double dipping example is our new Chief of Police Sergio Diaz, retired from LAPD to take on the new position in Riverside.  Our forefather of this great country warned of this abuse, and as the peoples government it is not only our responsilbility, but our duty to oversee the activities of government.  We should never be asleep at the wheel, because if we do, the resultant government will be a reflection of our failure to intervene..

Read more here:

Public Eye: Sacramento County CEO’s refurnishing includes shoe polisher

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/06/4166679/public-eye-sacramento-county-ceos.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

I have taken some time to research Hudson’s misdeeds over the course of his undistinguished career.  He apparently left the City of Riverside flat broke and saddled with an unambitious successor who can’t seem to “ferret out” (those were the man’s words in the local paper) what is going on around him. I’m also sorry to report having learned that the Riverside police turned a blind eye to misconduct by their bosses’ minor son.  That is most disturbing. We really got a bum deal when this bum caught his own high speed rail out of southern California and wound up in our area. Our pain is Riverside’s gain.    – commenter from the uncensored sacramento bee, hudsonfan

This guy is trying to reinvent himself after being run out as Manager of the City of Riverside.  I urge everyone to just look up all the dirty laundry he left there, there are several news articles by The Press Enterprise-( pe.com) as a former employee of Sacramento County ( I retired last year) I know for a fact that the “open door policy” sounds good on paper, but it is a joke, all the departments are so understaffed and overworked that no one has the time to just visit with the boss?  What ever happned to working your way up the ladder?  I’m sure there a few county employees that are qualified and would perfect for this job.  The B.O.S. are hopefully going to wash their hands on this selection without eating crow, but I hope the public fills the seats for the next meeting and lets them have it.  – commenter from the uncensored sacramento bee, formercountyemp

From the “Old dog, old tricks” file: He’s been CEO for just four months and the troubled “company” he inherited has seen four years of budget cuts, not to mention layoffs, program cuts, and employee contract concessions.Brad Hudson, Riverside’s ex-city manager and now top exec of Sacto County, must feel their pain. Poor guy ate a $36K pay cut to $258K. But like Scarlett O’Hara, he’s clawing his way back! The Sacto Bee reports that hard-times Hudson has run up a $21K county tab on new office furniture. There’s a $7,300 “Lexington” desk, a round table, end table, coffee table and credenza. “I wanted something that was appropriate for the work that we do,” he told the Bee. “It’s not extravagant. I just want people to feel like they can come in.” And sit right down in his “Diva Series” conference chairs. Just don’t plant your posterior on papa bear’s new “Tuxedo Executive” chair or he’ll toss you out on your cummerbund. The only creature comfort critic the Bee scrounged up was an ex-union boss, suggesting the Sacto supes knew what they were getting. Hudson could just be warming up. During his six-year watch, Riverside City Hall completed a decade-long $20 million remodel, including glass-walled offices for electeds and a corner lair for the city manager. Don’t forget, Hudson is at heart a hard-charging developer. His currency just happens to be taxpayers’ dollars and fancy-pants lingo. Viva la Renaissance Chez Tuxedo Junction!     – Uncensored Dan Berstein, Riverside Press Enterprise

“That’s because he is collecting a $200,000 annual retirement benefit from the city of Riverside, along with his new Sacramento County CEO salary of $258,000 plus benefits.” This is not an uncommon practice and happens more than people realize.  I believe Ann Madden Rice of UC Davis Med Center, who’s salary is almost $1M as the CEO, is another who is able to “double dip”, along with several others executives working in the UC system.  However you don’t see a bunch of slam pieces on UC Davis executives as they are quite chummy with Cheryl Dell, sacbee President, and it’s staff.  It all comes down to blantant greed and the obvious exploitation of state/county/city loopholes which enables this to happen.  I could really care less about the $78 polisher.  I care more about the state, county, and city officials being able to retire and collect full benefits/pensions on the tax payers dollar and then them being able to take another posistion (carefully picked as to not violate the terms of their pension) and collecting another salary.  I think once they retire, they should have to stay retired…irregardless of their former public position.  They want to keep working, then they can go into the private industry.  Possibly creating some jobs and revenue for the state as opposed to continuing to suck off the proverbial breast of the state.  It’s highway robbery and it’s a big reason as to why the state is in financial ruin.     – commenter on the uncenored sacramento bee, Ms.Nesbit

$200k pension and a quarter million dollar salary?  He’s the problem – the government has become the biggest 1%.  They didn’t need a shoe polisher, they need a rope and a strong tree to hang him from.  THIEF!!!     – commenter on the uncensored sacramento bee, brettsacto

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!  TMC WISHES ALL, EVEN CITY HALL, A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!  THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM  BY THE WAY, COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED!

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