TMC WISHING ALL A PROSPEROUS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2013…

Posted: December 31, 2012 in Uncategorized
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So far this year, it’s okay to utilize public emails for campaign purposes by violating CA Code 8314 (a), it’s okay to give the finger to someone at a City Council meeting.  Will Chief Diaz change his name to Chief Nacho Cheese for the new year of the Cheeto?  Will Riversidian’s finally understand what City Attorney Greg Priamos meant by “attorney-client privilege?”  Will DA Paul Zellerbach take up more dance lessons?  Will we finally know who the girl in the red dress is?  Will the Public Works department finally inform Deputy Public Works Director Tina English of what a pot hole is, please fix our pot holes?  Will the reliability charge in our utility bill be removed?  Will our antiquated and leaky sewer system be maintained and repaired?  Will the city finally trim the trees on residential streets?  Will the water rates be reduced and the tier system be banished?  Will the former Mayor Loveridge still be pulling the strings of the new mayor with his new 10 point plan?  Will red light cameras finally be removed and Australia be cut out of the picture?  Uggg..  Will Emerald City finally get it’s Yellow Brick Road?  If the Hyatt is doing a bang up job with filling their rooms as Ward 1 Councilman Mike Gardner states, why is it that the Hyatt is threatening to sue the City of Riverside for extorsion?  Will the taxpayer find out the real relationship between Developer Mark Rubin and the City?  Will labels such as critics, wingnuts and gadeflys be understood as simply the citizens duty to debate the actions of their employees?  Will the City’s monthly expense report continue to morph into something that looks good for the city?  Will the Cross on Mt. Rubiodoux continue to remain?  Will the City continue to be able to meet their employee pension obligations?  Will our new independent voice be a role model for decreasing the mayor’s office budget?  Will a bond mean not two people coming together?  What has happened to our fourth branch of government, the Press Enterprise?  Will former City Manager Brad Hudson’s legacy continue it’s devastating effects upon the taxpayer?  Will the City of Riverside be filing for Bankruptcy this coming year of 2013?

WHY DOES THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE SHOW A NEGATIVE $73,412.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR SEPTEMBER 2012?  THE NEW FINANCIAL FORMAT BEGINS NOVEMBER 2012, DOES THIS FORMAT CHANGE THE INTERPRETATION?  WILL THE REAL NUMBERS BE MISINTERPRETED BY DESIGN?

In last months Financial Committee meeting, a question was asked as to why the September 2012 monthlye financials had yet to be posted.  Bret Mason, Chief Financial Officer, stated it wasn’t important and that the new financial format would start to be implemented.   Well, we now see what they may not have wanted the taxpayers to see in this belated September 2012 Monthly Financials shows a negative $73,412.00 in the General Fund… A premonition of things to come in 2013?

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November always seems to be the month, the year before according to the Monthly Financial for November 2011 we only had $2154.00 in the General Fund.

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Will the new format for the financials skew the true interpretation of the figures which was implemented to begin in October 2012.  Will the figures for November 2012  yet to be posted, be worse than September 2012?

UPDATE:01/02/2013: TRASH RATES FOR RESIDENTS GOING UP!

What appeared to be snuck in and sent to residents over this past holiday weekend, this mailer sent by the City of Riverside Public Works detailing their intent to raise your trash rates.  Simply saying that the rate for 2013 to 2014 will be raised $0.16 + CPI ( Consumer Price Index).  Will the CPI charge be $1.00 or $10.00?  Currently the rates for curbside pick up is $21.77.

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Don’t forget to attend City Hall Council Chambers Februrary 12, 2013 at 3:00pm to voice your opinions.  Remember this was snuck in during the holiday weekend in hopes no one would be the wiser.  Also, all rate increases by law, require rate studies, which appears not to have been done according to TMC.  The CPI or Consumer Price Index is an indicator that measures the change in the cost of fixed basket or collection of products or services, including housing, electricity, food and transportation.   The CPI is published monthly and is also known as the Cost-of-Living Index.  So if the CPI goes down would you think that the City of Riverside would pass that reduction over to the resident?  Probably not, the City of Riverside has a different interpretation of the CPI, and may utilize it to the extent as a diversionary tactic to deflect the reality of truth.  Those who follow will know what I mean.  The City also refers to Article XIII (d) of the California State Constitution for the increase.  If there is any time to get mad, this is the time.  Off your knees Riverisidian’s, stand tall and let your voices be heard at City Council.  If you don’t intervene, as is your duty, your representatives will continue to vote through initiatives which really don’t benefit you.  Again, please be on heightened alert and be aware…

UPDATE: 01/03/2013: WILL CITY COUNCIL AND THE NEW MAYOR VOTE THEMSELVES A SALARY RAISE THIS COMING TUESDAY’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON THE 8TH?  This was Item #17 on December 18, 2012 that was pushed through on the consent calender.  Question arose on this issue.

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Newly christened Mayor Rusty Bailey responded to these questions by stating, “I can assure you that I don’t believe that there is going to be any votes raising our salaries this year.”  This issue on raises comes up because it appears somewhat of a formality whereby salaries must be reviewed.

But according to the Press Enterprise Councilman Mike Gardner said he believes the council’s compensation should be increased to enable more people to consider running for the job, but said that’s  a more appropriate discussion for the next review of the city charter in 2020.

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”I am still of the overall opinion that paying council members what they are paid (now) restricts those who can be viable candidates,” Gardner said. “It makes it very difficult for a young person, like (Mayor William) ‘Rusty’ Bailey, to be a council member and put in the hours” required to do a thorough job.”  I also believe that one should not enter public service unless they really can sacrifice the time and energy.  Public service can be a thankless job.  It’s as if you join the army and then ask for a raise.  Public service is service to the community, one has to have their heart dedicated to this.  TMC has spent thousands of hours investigating and educating ourselves with understanding public records, and bringing the information we recieve and decipher to the public.  No charge.. and on our own time, because we believe our City can be better and worth the time and effort.

With that said, however, Gardner noted that the city has had to cut back on services such as tree trimming, making this a bad time to suggest council raises.  My question as a resident, where did my tax money go for the tree trimming that I have already paid for?  Thanks Mike.

UPDATE: 01/04/2013: FRIDAY: WHAT DOES NEWLY CHRISTENED SENATOR RICHARD ROTH AND GREATER RIVERSIDE CHAMBER CINDY ROTH HAVE TO DO WITH PLANES AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE?  Attorney Richard Roth has been a mainstay with the City of Riverside as a defense attorney for city cases.  Most of which have been settled.  Recently was the Lt. Valmont Graham case which Graham sued the City of Riverside for discrimination.  Others such as the Drumwright, Lawyer, Livings, Solomon and Steffen.  This cases will be brought up in there entirety on TMC shortly.  The cost to the taxpayer as a result of Roth’s undertaking in these cases has been exorbitant.  What were Roth’s cost for the defense of the taxpayer?

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Senator Roth and City of Riverside Defense Attorney

Let’s not mention the alleged coercion that took place along with former Councilman Dom Betro toward Steve Klute who was running for the same Senatorial seat as Roth, at a local Riverside eatery.  Why did the one time union support of Klute go to Roth?  Was a deal made with Roth with the local Unions?  What was Dom Betro’s part in this play of politics and why?

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                      Former Councilman Dom Betro                          Senatorial Candidate Steve Klute

Also, wife, Cindy Roth,  CEO and President of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce and her influential ties with the City of Riverside.  Senator Roth was also at one time Chairman of the Board of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce.

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Did the City of Riverside pay for Senator Richard Roth and Cindy Roths aircraft insurance?

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This document by the AOPA Insurance Agency names Richard D. Roth & Cindy G. Roth as the insured for a 1964 BEECH P35 Aircraft.  The document indicates that the certificate of insurance is issued to the City of Riverside, as opposed to the insured that are named.  Additional insured is also the City of Riverside.  Though at the bottom, document indicates that the policy was issued to Richard Roth.

UPDATE: 01/08/2013: YOU CAN’T HAVE A SHOW WITHOUT A SCRIPT!  KEN GUTIERREZ, THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S FORMER PLANNING DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO FORMER COUNCILMAN WILLIAM “RUSTY” BAILEY’S VACCANT WARD 3 SEAT. 

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Was the show scripted sometime before todays spectacle?  And a former city employee to boot, how cliché?  The word around town is that the casting was made in advance and the character written into the script.  As Mary Shelton’s Five Before Midnight Blog stated, our new Mayor Rusty Bailey presided over the auditions.  Was what we was seen at todays theatrics the show?  As if the act were happening before our eyes, though just an illusionary formaility?  As Riversidian’s, we are familiar with the business as usual approach of city officials, and what we see in public is just the aftermath of the decision made behind the door.

TMC HONORING HUELL HOWSER, YOU WILL BE MISSED, GOOD BYE OL FRIEND..

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UPDATE:01.08.2013: COUNCIL VOTE NOT TO RAISE THEIR OWN SALARIES, DO TO ECONOMIC CLIMATE.  APPOINTED WARD 3 COUNCILMAN KEN GUTIERREZ MAKES FIRST COUNCIL APPEARANCE.

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Self Appointed Citizen Auditor Vivian Moreno stated her concerns regarding the legal issue in reference to the City of Jurupa Valley Vs. the City of Riverside.  Now Jurupa Valley are our neighbors and our friends I hope.  And my concern with this is that I hope that we don’t become the Hatfields and the Mc Coys over these transmission lines.  As Riversidian’s are we obligated to choose sides?

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One of Rusty’s student’s from Poly High came in to coincidentally support the increase in salaries for council and mayor positions.  “You are like celebrities, but get paid less!”

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TMC GOES GLOBAL

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In the last two days the following countries have accessed TMC: India, Canada, Brazil, Viet Nam, Turkey, Hong Kong, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Phillipines, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, France, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Venezuela, South Africa, Maldives, Nigeria, Italy, Ghana, Argentina and Israel.

UPDATE: 01.10.2013:  CURRENT RUMOR IS THAT COUNCILMAN CHRIS MAC ARTHUR’S LEGISLATIVE AIDE, CHUCK CONDER, INTENDS TO RUN AGAINST COUNCILMAN PAUL DAVIS FOR WARD 4 THIS JUNE 2013.

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TO THE PATROL COMPUTER: TO BE DISTRACTED BY THE COMPUTER, OR NOT TO BE? THAT IS THE QUESTION..

Well, the traffic collision expert hired by CPRC (Community Police Review Commission) agrees with the Riverside Police Departments investigation of the fatal running down of a pedestrian by a RPD police vehicle.  She was drunk, she didn’t cross at an indicated crosswalk.  According to Stev Bellino, a former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy who was hired by the Community Police Review Commission, stated according to the Press Enterprise “Pedestrian Isabel Pablo was the sole cause of the collision.”

Considering the fact that the RPD vehicle was driving in excess of the speed limit by 5mph as indicated, and the police officer was not texting or on the cell phone, but actually on a computer when the pedestrian was run down.  If you look at the design of the walk way, you will find it to be first to be confusing by design.  The following are aerial pics of other intersection on that same street Pablo was hit. From these pics you can get an idea of how convoluted the design is as well as where to cross.

Further, if you look at the actual layout of the cross street there are some bits of information left out.  To begin with, what was left out by the PE and the police department was that a witness driver at the crosswalk, signaled Pablo to go ahead and cross.  Such as the pick up truck in the first image.  The second shows an aerial of the intersection.  Arrow 1 is the crosswalk where Pablo should have crossed, arrow 2 is where she actually crossed and was hit.  The distance between the arrows are not that far apart as indicated.  One commenter on the PE stated that what would have happened if a child ran from arrow 2?  Would there be any blame involved then?

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The following images are other intersections on the same street which are confusing in design as to where to cross.

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Again this appears to be a clear cut and dry case of manslaughter.  If one was a common citizen, this would appear to be.  RPD Officer Michael Boulerice admitted being distracted by the computer, Bellino states that Boulerice was not distracted by his in vehicle computer, which presents an obvious conundrum of where the truth lies.  Later, Bellino stated that a computer should be used only under a emergency response, which would be a Code 3, lights and sirens.  Again this isn’t an isolated incident, there are similar incidents all over the country.  While in are fare city of Riverside, Chief Nacho Cheese is covering the true aspects of this case, while any other citizen in this position would be arrested and sent to the Elvis Presley Detention Center.  Again as citizens we need to think about this one.  Our their two sets of rules? One for government and another for citizens?  Why would they attempt to state that they are somehow better than citizen?  Again as citizens we should not take these aspect as face value.  We should question and demand answers to public servants that represent us.  There is nothing wrong with this, it is your duty as citizens to continue in the role as leaders in order to find for yourself and for the community the real answers.  You cannot always rely on the answers your elected officials and your public servants provide for you.

But I believe we cannot directly blame, Boulerice was only doing his job and evidently shaken by this whole event, only following RPD policy and procedure.  But after this incident and allegedly several similar unrelated incidents, for the Chief of Police to state their is nothing wrong with RPD policy and procedures, can then other occurences under these policies would be good cause for blame?

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POLICE DISTRACTED IN VEHICLE COMPUTERS HAVE ACCIDENTS.

AND IN THE ATLANTIC: POLICING THE POLICE ON THOSE DISTRACTING IN-CAR COMPUTERS.

NORTH TEXAS POLICE OFFICER RESIGNS AFTER HITTING PEDESTRIANS.

DISTRACTED DRIVER HIT, KILLED PEDESTRIAN AND IS ARRESTED

AUSTIN POLICE OFFICER HITS PEDESTRIAN DISTRACTED BY COMPUTER

The point is that distractions by technological devices, be it police officer, emergency personal or a citizen can have consequential repercussions.

“Bellino said Boulerice’s reaction time to braking after seeing Pablo was about 1.6 seconds, whereas the average reaction time of a motorist is 2.2 seconds.”  Both 1.6 and 2.2 seconds appear to be on the slow side. A simple google search shows that traffic accident reconstructionists typically use an assumed, combined perception and reaction time of 1.5 seconds as an average in their analyses. RPD really needs to change their policy on MDC use while driving. Next time, instead of an old drunk, it could be a child that wanders into the street. – BJ Clinton, Commenter on the PE

UPDATE:01.16.2013: According to a Press Enterprise article by Cassie MacDuff, Riverside PD actually encourages using computers instead of radios, “with due regard to officer safety.” No mention of public safety.  Typing on a computer is the same as texting while driving. You can’t do both at the same time safely. The driver may escape harm; the pedestrian won’t.

RIVERSIDE FORGOTTEN..

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Santa Ana River Viaduct built 1904, Riverside, CA;  Then and Now..

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED.  I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  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… WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… 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 OR FOR CONTACT!   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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Comments
  1. Allison Dale says:

    Thank you!!!

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