CITY OF RIVERSIDE: AG PARK: WAKING UP THE SLEEPING GIANT…

Posted: September 13, 2014 in Uncategorized
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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW THE KTLA REPORT ON THE AG PARK DEVELOPMENT

What is different between this KTLA news story and the one in the Press Enterprise, can you tell the difference?  The following story came out September 6th in the PE under the title Riverside: Contaminated Site Could See Homes in 2014.

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CLICK THIS LINK FOR INFO ON CANCER CLUSTERS FROM THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

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THE AG PARK ALSO KNOWN AS THE AGRICULTURAL PARK (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE)

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THE SIGN STATES IF YOU SEE DUST CALL BRAD VERNACI, IF NO RESPONSE IS RECIEVED, CALL THE AQMD (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE).

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MANY OF THE SIGNS ARE PAINTED OVER, WE FOUND ONE WHICH WAS CLEAR OF ANY DEFECT, BUT WAS FROM A FENCING AREA HUNCHED OVER ON CREST AVENUE.  THE SIGN STATES “THIS AREA CONTAINS CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER, BIRTH DEFECTS, OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM.”  CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SEC. 25249.12 (CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE).

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AG PARK PHOTO (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE).

Some people will do anything for a profit. Chuck Cox is one of them. The people who already live there are sick and getting cancer. The people moving onto this toxic dump site need to be informed before they buy. The Press Enterprise who is aligned with city officials on this project continue to misinform the public, and continue to refuse to report actual residential stories of the residents who live there and are getting sick and dying of cancer.  – Donald Herman Collins Gallegos, Commenter on the PE

When the incident initially occurred, why was not Hazmat or the Fire Department called?  Why wasn’t the clean up crew suited properly as required by hazmat?  According to a letter by Debbie Anderson, Associate Engineer, the Developer Chuck Cox, contacted approximately 7 days after the digester was breached, on City owned property.  He attempted, to single handedly take care of a problem that even a hired pumping company refused to take on.  Cox according to former Assistant City Manager Michael Beck, was on the property doing the grading work without a legal city permit!  The land was still City owned.  Who gets this treatment in the real world without knowing someone?  When then Assistant Public Works Director Tom Boyd first was told of the spill, he immediately directed Water Quality Control and Street Services staff to clean up the sludge spill.  Where was Public Works Director Siobhan Foster?  She was directly responsible for the Public Works Department.  The  City didn’t even know what they were dealing with and they called for staff employees not trained to clean up an unknown.  When an unknown is discovered, why wasn’t Hazmat or the Fire Department called in?  In Debbie’s hand written notes, she states that Public Works told them (Cox) that they could do the work.  In addition she mentions that the locks on the property were changed, but they broke them.  When checking for an engineering license in the State of California, Siobhan Foster does not show she holds a license, but Boyd’s license does come up.  This answers a lot of questions.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW DOC                       CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW PERSONAL NOTES

CITY MANAGER SPENDING CAPS:  Back in 2004 it use to be a maximum of $25,000 that the City Manager could spend per item without City Council approval.  When City Manager Brad Hudson was hired, things changed, the maximum increased to $50,000.  With that in mind, this City Manager, Hudson, with a criminal record in credit card fraud at a young age, spent in the neighborhood of $27 million per year!  The abuse was seen recently with one of Hudson’s hires from the County of Riverside, Scott Barber when he spent in excess of $200K of taxpayer monies to ensure financial leverage for himself within the politics of Riverside.  We continue to ask that Barber was unable to “ferret” out the financial complexities necessary that would not burden the residents of the City of Riverside and their children in the next 30 years. But in turn, he attempted to “strong arm” the taxpayer for his own financial gain, by a claim against the taxpayer.  His time as City Manager was nothing more than an attempt for financial gain at the expense of the taxpayer.

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CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER, ATTEMPTING TO ‘FERRET’ OUT COMPLEXITIES WITHIN RIVERSIDE POLITICS…

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 THE ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN NOW, SINCE GREG SKIPPED TOWN TO THE COUNTY)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR TOXIC DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

Comments
  1. airjackie says:

    many cities make business deals with developers to build homes knowing the land is contaminated as the officials get paid and once the families start getting sick new officials are in office. We saw that in Carson and so many cities and elected officials take the risk for the money they get. An honest council would have the land tested to assure the people will safe.

  2. Geez, Steve Adams represents that area.Very sad for the residents. Someone needs to tip off Mark Takano of this story. Adams is not fit for a Congressman. I smell a serious class action lawsuit. Where is Erin Brockovich when we need her.

  3. Another poor management from city story:

    RIVERSIDE: Sewer plant lawsuit may cost ratepayers
    A dispute between Riverside and three community services districts has lasted two years and cost one district $1 million so far.
    http://www.pe.com/articles/riverside-750018-district-plant.html

  4. Scott says:

    Good job Javier and Vivian. Build, Build and Build more and faster is the Citys motto and behavior. It is sad that our elected officials have only one tool in their “tool box”, constant continuous building to increase the city population! Never mind the problems that come with it, “we’ll just raise the utility rates, the utility is our cash cow!” and throw your money at the problems later.
    You and I ( the current residents/voters of Riverside) can’t afford it! Since 2006 we have been told to pay higher electric, water, trash and sewer rates. Your level or quality of service has not improved. Instead, you’ve been told to reduce your electric and water consumption or pay higher rates in the near future. We don’t have a power shortage or an inability to serve existing homes and business with electric service. We sell excess electricity every day, all day and the city is making huge profits from your investment in the electric utility.
    The water utility has documented excess water sold for cash each year. I thought we are in an Emergency Drought with mandatory conservation That happens because they charged tiered rates well above the cost of serving you. The excess money is your money! The excess water and power is yours too.
    This is your city too! Don’t let the City Council give it to the developers. Vote them out!

  5. Cristina Talley, interim city attorney certainly gets around of jumping from city to city for city attorney positions:
    Pasadena Acting City Attorney Resigns
    July 24, 1996
    Pasadena’s Acting City Atty. Cristina L. Talley has resigned to become Anaheim’s second-ranking attorney after nearly two years as head of the city’s legal arm without getting permanent designation.

    Talley said Tuesday she informed the mayor in writing Monday that she would leave her position Aug. 1 to become senior assistant city attorney for the city of Anaheim, heading up civil litigation.
    http://articles.latimes.com/1996-07-24/local/me-27494_1_city-attorney

    Anaheim’s city attorney forced out
    ANAHEIM – The city attorney abruptly resigned under pressure from the City Council – likely because of backlash from a contentious hotel tax deal.
    Cristina Talley, the city attorney since April 2009, submitted a resignation letter after council members told her that she should quit by Thursday or face dismissal at next Tuesday’s meeting, according to her resignation letter. Tuesday, council members discussed the city attorney’s performance in a closed session.
    Talley was the council’s top legal advisor at the time of the January 2012 meeting to approve a subsidy of up to $158 million to help develop two luxury hotels at the GardenWalk mall near Disneyland.
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/city-414239-attorney-council.html

    String Of Errors And Miscues Ends Talley’s Run As Colton City Attorney
    (September 18) Christina Talley has been relieved of her position as Colton city attorney, the Sentinel has learned.
    The move comes after a series of acts or omissions by Talley that has put the contract for legal representation between Colton and the firm for which Talley works, Best Best & Krieger, in jeopardy.
    Earlier this year, former Colton city manager Stephen Compton had given indication that the city was contemplating carrying out a review of its contract for legal services with Best Best & Krieger, to be accompanied by a solicitation of proposals from other firms or attorneys to determine whether the legal services being provided by Talley and Best Best & Krieger were cost effective, and whether comparable, or better, legal service could be had at a lower cost.
    http://sbsentinel.com/2014/09/string-of-errors-and-miscues-ends-talleys-run-as-colton-city-attorney/

    lol Ms. Talley has been dumped from city to city as city attorney.And now she is now the interim city attorney of Riverside?? Huh???

    • thirtymiles says:

      Thanks Justice League, please comment above, a quick article done!

      • Thanks! I don’t think the Mayor in his leadership role has never heard of the word “vetting.” Ms. Talley certainly has a large track record of jumping and being dumped from city to city of city attorney positions. She will certainly dragged down Riverside. This is certainly of a waste of city’s monies to keep her as an interim.

  6. marilyn says:

    The city attorney has as much knowledge about the law as a picnic ant heading for the pile of poop instead of the cake left out

  7. kaptalizm says:

    Speaking of bad development ideas, remember to vote NO on Measure L this November. Measure L is a cynical ploy by a Las Vegas developer to overturn Proposition R and Measure C restrictions in the La Sierra area. Don’t let them get away with it.

    Or you can ask yourself who you would rather associate with:

    In Favor of Measure L: Ron Loveridge, Nancy Hart, Ed Adkison

    Against Measure L: Dan Bernstein, Virginia Blumenthal, Bob Buster

    VOTE NO ON MEASURE L. Save our open space.

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