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No one seems to know at City Hall the whereabouts of Councilman Andy Melendrez and his Legislative Field Representative Clarissa Cervantes.  Of course, Councilman Melendrez was a no show at Tuesday’s November 18th City Council Meeting, and would residents be unable to reach Legislative Field Aid Clarissa Cervantes for residential concerns in Ward 2?  So where art thou?

UPDATE: 10.22.2014 AM: It appears that the both of them are out of state on unknown issues.  The question is, are they representing  the concerns of their constituents?

UPDATE:10.22.2014 PM:  What we are being told by TMC’s Center for Investigative Reporting*, (which consist of myself and two other guys), is that Councilman Andy Melendrez was at a conference in Austin, Texas related to National League of Cities, while he’s Legislative Field Representive was at a conference in Washington D.C. Both conferences appear to be related to Latino issues concerning immigration. The question is, were they both there in an official capacity representing the constituents of the City of Riverside? If so, this could be a violation, since the elements of the conference were never brought to Council for approval. Secondly, were these trips paid for by the taxpayer? Which could be second violation. Thirdly, if these conferences were related to personal points of view or partisan issues which do not benefit the greater good of the community, this could an additional problem that may be raised. If these trips were paid for personally, or by an outside group or association, that would be fine as long as they are not there in the official capacity of representing their constituents. Fourthly, a Legislative Field Representative usually handles the issues and concerns of the constituents while a Council person is unavailable or out of town or state. It is unusual that the Legislative Field Representative would be sent to a conference at all.  Fifthly, were they both on the clock being paid by taxpayer monies while on this trip?  This may also be a violation.

Would the covertness of these actions have anything to do with Councilman’s Melendrez efforts to bring the City of Riverside into Sanctuary City status?

*TMC’s Center for Investigative Reporting is not affiliated with the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco, CA.

UPDATE: 11.23.2014: OUTRAGE HITS COUNCILMAN ANDY MELENDREZ’S FACEBOOK SITE. 

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One commenter ask that we should keep comments to ourselves, which to our interpretation to not express an opinion.  Well this are the questions people are asking, they come to us by phone calls and emails, we attempt to find the facts.  The basis of our Republic is transparency, and it is our duty as citizens to ask these questions.  The problem with our system of government is that people are to afraid to ask.  We hope we serve as a voice for those people.  We ask the above questions with reference to a our right to do so.  Where taxpayer monies are involved, your money, everyone should be concerned, and not be afraid, especially in the Latino community..

Thomas Jefferson once said the following which we must remember:  “Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!”

President Harry S. Truman once said with reference to entering politics:  “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

We must remember this is all about the taxpayers, not about politicians…

We do attempt to investigate, without reference to name calling as one Melendrez supporter seems to find necessary to express, (and I encourage it because I’m also a supporter of our 1st Amendment right to free speech).  The facts speak for themselves and that is all that should be important.

Not sure what the commenter means by “Instigate,” but please email us regarding your concerns.

UPDATE: 11.26.2014:  Again what seems to come to the forefront once again is an abuse of power.  This is about Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey and City Manager Scott Barber, both who sanctioned the trips of Councilman Andy Melendrez as a representative of the City of Riverside.  Though Legislative Field Representive Clarissa Cervantes’s trip was paid for by a PAC (Political Action Committee), she still represented the City of Riverside and Councilman Andy Melendrez without Council approval!  Once again Mayor Bailey needs to revisited the mayor job description within are City Charter, and stop being King or Emperor Bailey.  Before the door hits Scott Barber in the hindside, he of course is expected to pay back the residents of the City of Riverside back the monies he approved for his own investigation.  Chief Sergio Diaz who has been taking a low profile these days, needs to do the same.. These two are not poor, and can afford to pay back the residents for misappropriation of funds.

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We entrusted you with our money, instead you used it as your own personal piggy bank.

 

ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER BELINDA GRAHAM ATTEMPTS TO APPLY FOR A CITY MANAGER POSITION WITH THE CITY OF BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON (CLICK THIS LINK)!

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FORMER CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON

Was she turned down as a result of her track record with the City of Riverside?  Brad Miyake continues with the position of City Manager for Bellevue Washington. Was Ms. Graham simply not qualified for the position after the disaster she participated with former City Manager Brad Hudson, that cost the taxpayer’s of Riverside plenty?  Thanks Belinda..

UPDATE: 10.22.2014: JUST IN, COUNCILMAN JIM PERRY RECALL PAPERS ACCEPTED:  THE RECALL PROCESS CAN NOW GO FORWARD.

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WILL FORMER COUNTRY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAUL ZELLERBACH BE CHARGED?

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WHAT DOES ZELLY BABY REALLY THINK OF THE CHARGES?

According to the Indio Police Department, according to a KESQ news brief back in May 2014,  is recommending several charges against Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach.  Their investigation was given to the California Attorney General’s Office Tuesday, a spokesman for the AG’s office has confirmed.

In a news release from the Indio Police Department it states they have requested various charges:
· Petty Theft (488 California Penal Code)
· Vandalism Under $400 (594(2)(a) California Penal Code)
· Trespassing to Place Unauthorized Signs (602(f) California Penal Code)
· Trespassing with Intent to Cause Damage (602(k) California Penal Code)
· Embezzlement (504 California Penal Code)
· Theft of Public Funds (424(a)(1) California Penal Code)

The Indio police department was unable to give specific details into each charge, only that the first four listed are misdemeanors while the last two are felonies.  If convicted, Zellerbach would be unable to run for or hold public office under state law.  So far as we know it, nothing has been updated by the Attorney Generals office, which is highly unusual, considering how they respond to the same case if it were someone else.

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… 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 DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

Comments
  1. Remmy700P says:

    What “out of town issues” are they involved with, exactly?

    • thirtymiles says:

      Thanks for you comment Remmy. What we are being told is that Councilman Andy Melendrez was at a conference in Austin, Texas related to National League of Cities, while he’s Legislative Field Representive was at a conference in Washington D.C. Both conferences appear to be related to Latino issues concerning immigration. The question is, were they both there in an official capacity representing the constituents of the City of Riverside? If so, this could be a violation, since the elements of the conference were never brought to Council for approval. Secondly, were these trips paid for by the taxpayer? Which could be second violation. Thirdly, if these conferences were related to personal points of view or partisan issues which do not benefit the greater good of the community, this could an additional problem that may be raised. If these trips were paid for personally or by an outside group or association, that would be fine as long as they are not there in the official capacity of representing their constituents. Fourthly, a Legislative Field Representative usually handles the issues and concerns of the constituents while a Council person is unavailable or out of town or state. It is unusual that the Legislative Field Representative would be sent to a conference at all. Fifthly, were they both on the clock being paid by taxpayer monies while on this trip? This may also be a violation. The question arises, is why the secretiveness and lack of transparency?

  2. DHCG says:

    I posted this TMC link to Andy’s Facebook page. Will TMC get a response from Andy ?

  3. airjackie says:

    when your an eIected officiaI you account and announce when you can not represent your ward. But when you feeI it is no one’s business that shows who you are. Now for the office to have no coverage speaks to how the counciIman thinks of those he represents. Brad the crime boss is something eIse and at Iease BeIinda Iearned not everyone hires none quaIified peopIe. Yes in Riverside and even in the country as do other parts of CaIifornia a none quaiIfied friend is in but a honest quaIified person not in the cIick is out. I got free advice from a Chief Justice of a State Supreme Court I got to have Iunch with and he said be carefuI who you hang around with it couId hurt you just by association. I try to remember that as I went on in my career.

  4. airjackie says:

    enough of this each officiaI running for counciI shouId be required to first read the Charter, Brown Act and understand the job duties their running for. A Mayor needs to Iearn his job duties before running. Right now many of the current offficaIs don’t know the Iaw and running the city Iike a poIiticaI cIub. Just think our city is stiII at 8.4% unempIoyment and wow San Bernardino 7.7% unemployment and their recovering from bankruptcy. Our counciI continues to spend and waste and even vioIate the Iaw. Citizens shouId stand together and cIean up this mess before we see bankruptcy in our city.

  5. So the Zellerbach investigation was given to AG Harris on Tuesday. Interesting… The real question is will Zellerbach punt the Davis investigation to the new so-to-be DA Mike Hestrin? Zellerbach got a whole month of December.

  6. fchuck says:

    I told all of you that could to vote for me.

  7. Mr.Hopkins says:

    As always i think the city of riverside will do what they want when they want and there no one to stop them , just like our justice system , hell look at the district attorney’s office with their 98.9 % conviction rate and no one finds that odd ? I have one word for it WOW , So much for trusting our justice system

  8. Mr.Hopkins says:

    I would like to know where are the true honest people at that truly care about what happens to our state ,,, I went down to the state office today (11/2/14) and was discriminated against , i ask , for a city that’s supposed to be anti bias sure is quick on discrimination , I’ll be honest with everyone I’m losing faith in our state , besides myself who out here is fully anti corrupt , i ask because something really needs to be done about all this corruption , enough is enough riverside

  9. Mr.Hopkins says:

    Doesn’t anyone know that no one gets fired , they just take a leave of absence (or) a vacation with pay ! Come on people . Can’t we be honest here ? Stop with the wool over the eye’s trick . Who do these people think their fooling and i though the public was smarter then that ,, i may not have a law degree but i have studied law for 8 year’s and i sure can see when our city employees are robbing us blind. HELLO ???

  10. Mr.Hopkins says:

    HAY,,, Who will join my coffee party at the law library ,,, new comers bring Starbucks , i have some good stuff to share 😉

  11. inland empress says:

    when and what time Mr. Hopkins?

    • Mr.Hopkins says:

      To inland empress, I’ll be downtown 12/4/14 Riverside law library in the morning, around 10o’clock but so you know i will not have anything to show you tell we meet, I heard somethings that went on at the press enterprise some time ago , with a cover up . So you can understand my concerns of course .

    • Mr.Hopkins says:

      ????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Mr.Hopkins says:

    So , i would like to ask what does anyone think would happen if we all protest downtown riverside at the city counsel hall about all this insane stuff their trying to do for the city of riverside , does anyone think we would get our point across ???? I DO !!! This IS a grand idea ,, count me in for that I’m game 😉

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