CITY OF RIVERSIDE: ARROGANCE AND PERSONAL VENDETTAS REFLECT ON LEADERSHIP…NOT EVEN A GOOD BAG OF FLAMING HOT CHEETOS CAN HELP!

Posted: December 4, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Riverside Residents demand pay back!  Don’t let the door kick you on the way out, Scott!

FORMER PUBLIC UTILITIES MANAGER, DAVE WRIGHT’S LETTER OCTOBER 17, 2014 LETTER REVISITED, ADDRESSING THE WATER CONSERVATION ISSUE:
The question remains that he left the City of Riverside as a tornado.  Did he see the writing on the wall?  But he came back from his plush job with the Southern Nevada Water Authority, to bring his opinion regarding City of Riverside water issues!  Residents are asking why? Is the City of Riverside not telling us the whole story of the residents rights to water?  Does David Wright have a conscious?  Is it disturbing him?

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Well his letter regarding the City of Riverside water was printed in the Press Enterprise. What! He is now considered a contributing writer to the Riverside Press Enterprise though he retired from the City of Riverside to take a new double dipping job in the vicinity of Las Vegas as Chief Financial Officer?

Opinion
DAVID H. WRIGHT: “RIVERSIDE WATER FOR RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT”:
By DAVID H. WRIGHT / Contributing Writer
Published: Oct. 17, 2014 Updated: 4:44 p.m.
Over a century ago, Riverside’s founders obtained local water resources to provide for their agricultural needs. Water utilization has changed over the last hundred years as Riverside has become more suburban.
However, those water rights and resources continue to provide Riverside with enough water to meet the needs of all water customers of Riverside Public Utilities, plus an additional water supply available for planned growth and economic development. (Water that serves the Orangecrest and Mission Grove areas comes from Western Municipal Water District and those customers cannot be served by Riverside Public Utilities.)
Riverside’s water resources are all from local supplies, so droughts that affect imported water from Northern California or the Colorado River often do not affect Riverside.
Decades of snowfall on local mountains are the major driver for Riverside’s water resources, and Riverside continuously and successfully monitors and defends those water rights. Wells are pulling from depths lower than average right now, but local snowpack melts annually into these significant groundwater basins each year.
Over the last several decades, Riverside has also obtained the rights to treated, or recycled, water that is released in the Santa Ana River.
Riverside does not have the current customer demand to require the use of this water.
However, Riverside is looking at the eventual utilization of this recycled water as customer demand grows.
Recycled water comes primarily from water used inside the home so even reduced landscaping water use due to a local drought does not have a measurable impact on this recycled water supply.
Riverside has the opportunity to utilize this recycled water and RPU is developing specific plans for a system to distribute this water where it can be most economically and effectively used. Utilizing groundwater and recycled water supplies, Riverside has adequate water to meet the needs of planned customer growth.
Community growth and economic development have and always will be issues that require a significant amount of public discussion to arrive at appropriate decisions. The compromise that develops is usually the best for everyone in the community, not just those involved in the targeted development.
Significant planning and community impacts are studied, as they should be, to ensure that all aspects are considered.
Water use should be one of those issues, and it is already included when reviewing the impact of any new development. Adequate water supplies exist for anticipated economic development in Riverside.
So comments stating there is not enough water for future growth are an emotional, not rational, response.
Conservation and efficient water use are still very important for Riverside and all water users.
Conservation must include efforts that reduce wasteful water use and utilize more appropriate landscape plantings, regardless of future growth.
Periodic droughts have occurred over the past centuries and will continue in the future.
Luckily, Riverside is able to rely on massive underground water basins to carry the city through dry years. Water is a precious resource that should not be wasted but used to sustain life and provide for a vibrant community.
With responsible water use, Riverside has adequate water supplies to meet increased customer demand for decades to come.
David H. Wright is the former general manager of the Riverside Public Utilities.

Was this all about the Purple Pipe which didn’t benefit the taxpayer’s of the City of Riverside and was squashed!  Only to reveal it’s ugly head in our Sewer Bill?

WHAT DID DAVE WRIGHT NOT SAY IN HIS ARTICLE, “RIVERSIDE WATER FOR RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT” (OCTOBER 17, 2014)?

Scott Simpson was the former Chief of Enforcement for the California EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control, and also worked for the Department of Food and Agriculture in their Environmental Hazards Assessment Program specializing in ground water contamination.

Mr. Wright did not tell you that the water rights that provide the City of Riverside with water (more water each year than we can use) are of a type known as “use-it or lose-it.” If you conserve water at home, don’t assume the city won’t pump its full water rights each year–for if it doesn’t, it will lose the amount that hasn’t been used. You cannot conserve at home and expect the city to bank the groundwater savings. The groundwater has to be pumped every year at the maximum volume allowed in order to have the same volume of water available to us in the future. It’s the law. So, if the city well can pump water, it will be pumped–whether you use it or not, especially during drought.
Water rights and water conservation don’t work together. Even under our current city-wide declarations of “Emergency Drought” and the Mandatory Conservation Measures, the city pumps water via its water rights in the full legal amount each year. What you conserve daily (the excess) is sold to other water districts outside the city. When you look at your water bill and see the punitive, four-tiered pricing schedule, and then look at your brown front yard and your empty pool, remember: the water you save each month will not be stored in reserve, but will be sold to the City of Colton, the Rubidoux Water District, the Jurupa Water District, City of Corona, the Temescal Water Company, Highgrove, Home Gardens and the Western Municipal Water District–and others.
Mr. Wright did not tell you that the groundwater basin to which we hold water rights contains in excess of five million acre-feet of water. He did not tell you we annually pump–for use and sale–only 84,000 acre feet of water per year. He did not tell you that annual rainfall in the mountains easily replaces ten times the groundwater we pump each year. He did not tell you that 25% of our annual water supply is sold outside the city for cash.
So why did Wright, the former General Manager of the city’s Public Utilities Department, implement punitive, four-tiered pricing for your water? Why did he tell you to conserve water? Why did you decide you had to let your lawn go brown? It’s all about the profit the city will see as you pay more for less water and the city sells your conserved water to others outside the city each day. Why should we suffer so developers can take our water?
You, as a member of the public, own the city’s water rights. The city says you own the water system, too–you’ve paid for it. Why did Dave Wright implement city water policy so as to deny you the water you need? State law says residential water use is the “highest and best beneficial use of water”; exporting our excess water is termed the “lowest beneficial use.”
The city is desperate to raise our water rates. It uses conservation and the economic theory that the higher the price, the more you will conserve! So look forward to higher water prices this year and fines for having a brown lawn in violation of city code. After all, the city needs your money.
-Scott Simpson, former Chief of Enforcement for the California EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control

AG PARK ISSUE REVISITED WITH NO RESPONSE BACK IN 2012:
We brought to the attention the issue of the AG Park spill to City Council Members, City Manager Scott Barber, Secretary to City Attorney Greg Priamos-Susan Allen, Deputy City Attorney Neil Okazaki with no response from any of them.  Even then they were aware of our concerns back in 2012, but as good stewards of the taxpayers, they did nothing.

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FORMER CITY ATTORNEY GREGORY PRIAMOS KNEW OF THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE ISSUE, AS EVERY OTHER ISSUE THAT CONCERNS THE TAXPAYERS.

JONATHAN GENTRY, MINISTER,  EXPRESSES HIS OPINION ON THE FERGUSON ISSUE:

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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

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