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Today, December 03, Assistant City Manager Belinda Graham gave her two weeks notice to leave her position.  She rose up the ranks and was part of the legacy of former City Manager Brad Hudson, there was no one in the history of Riverside who moved up faster then Ms. Graham.  Some say she did her best work horizontally as opposed to vertically.  She was instrumental in the destruction of so many lives, careers and businesses.  She has cost the taxpayers of Riverside hundreds of millions of dollars by the incompetent decisions she had made.  Currently, many sources have said that Council has no confidence in her ability and would not consider her as a contender for the upcoming City Manager vacancy.  Therefore, today’s decision is not a surprise.

One the many issues which came to the forefront was Pellisier Ranch, and her part in this illegal transaction.  Originally the Pellisier Ranch property was purchased by the Riverside Utility for water rights years ago.  Former City Manager Brad Hudson worked a deal to sell the majority of the property to an industrial developer friend, Majestic Realty.  The problem was the City, or the Utility, could not sell this public property without going through the public bidding process, so Hudson and Graham (then the Development Director) decided to transfer the property to the RDA (Redevelopment Agency), which has the power to sell the property directly to a purchaser without going through a public bidding process.  Sources told us that Hudson had already negotiated a price.  The negotiated price was way to low based on comparable surrounding real estate values.  This of course, was brought to the attention of Ms. Graham.  Ms. Graham was also advised that the transfer/transaction was not legal, since RDA are not allowed to purchase property outside the City Limits (which was actually Colton) of their own jurisdiction.  Belinda had already done a similar transaction with Utility land adjacent to Fairmount Park outside the City Limits.  We were told that Ms. Graham did not like the fact that the source knew this information.  In the end, the sale to Hudson’s industrial developer friend did not go through.

Under the leadership of Belinda Graham and Brad Hudson, the City of Riverside will never be able to recover.  From this disaster, we get another, Scott Barber, a total train wreck.

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Didn’t make the cut for City Manager in Puyallup, WA, so now she is retiring? (Click Image to Enlarge)  So it appears the total count is two. Graham attempted to apply for City Manager in two cities Bellevue, WA April 2014 and Puyallup, WA in November 2014.

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Belinda Graham in deep thought on how to screw the taxpayer….

RIVERSIDE POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION HONORING DISGRACED CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBER DECEMBER 14, 2014.

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It’s true, the Riverside Police Officers Association is holding a special breakfast program at the Mission Inn in celebration of City Manager Scott Barber’s retirement.  Why? you may ask would RPOA promote and plan an event such as this?  Could it be that RPOA President Brian Smith and Vice President Aurelio Melendrez (son of Councilman Andy Melendrez) would like to acknowledge his support and effort in attempting taking down a councilmember for the team, which ultimately backfired, and resulted in a shameful departure.

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Incidentally, the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce decided to get into the act along with RPOA to support this effort.  The conspiracy continues as to the real nexus between Cindy Roth’s Greater Riverside Chamber, RPOA President Brian Smith and the Riverside Office of the City Manager.

Back in 2010, Scott Barber approved a $2.5 million change order for the Fox Performance Plaza, without City Council Approval!  This violates every policy and procedure that the City Manager should abide by.  This my friends, is where City Manager Scott Barber should have been FIRED!  This is where is clearly over stepped his bounds as City Manager and his ethical integrity, but went ahead and did it anyway.  Either he was unknowledgable of City rules or all together simply unqualified to understand the severity of the overall picture.  So when City Council members continue to ignore it, they are in denial, this my taxpayer friends is the cusp of the problem!  We ask the question, “What was Barber’s M.O. in doing this?”  Was it for personal gain?  It didn’t benefit anyone on the City Council, and it certainly did not benefit the Taxpayer.  Was City Manager Scott Barber receiving kick-backs from the developers?

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We therefore ask, before the door hits the backside on his way out, that City Manager Scott Barber pay back the taxpayers for utilizing our monies inappropriately.

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We know it is only $100,000.00 that Barber misappropriated with the support of RPOA President Brian Smith and Chief Sergio Diaz, but we believe the damage that they caused only supports $200,000.00.  Smith and Diaz, you can chip in any way you wish to help out Mr. Barber, maybe Cindy Roth and the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce can hold a fundraiser to help out.

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. Mr.Hopkins says:

    This does not surprise me , so can i have her job now that she resigned?? Give back to the people !!! 😉

  2. kaptalizm says:

    Okay, Graham is gone. When will Lorson be shown the door?

  3. Mr.Hopkins says:

    Come on , Really ? Larson.. NO !!

  4. Mr.Hopkins says:

    Ok , so where are my appointments ,, 10 o’clock REMEMBER

  5. Mr.Hopkins says:

    Does anyone remember the speech carder made , I TALK SOFT , BUT I CARRY A BIG F***en stick, I can intimidate, and I’m good at what i do . Give me an inch and I’ll brake the chain !!

  6. Mr.Hopkins says:

    All i would like to know is : why is it so hard for someone to keep their word on what they say ??? I have to apologise to the person who tries so hard to get all this information for us so that we see the importants of our hard earnings and where it truly go’s and then we have (flakes) that ask questions and have NO answers , all i have to say to these kind of people is ( get a dam life ) and do the research for yourself and you will find it , is that plain enough for you ??

  7. Glad Graham is gone..A breakfast to honor Scott Barber?? That’s like the neighborhood robber giving the position as the neighborhood watcher.. Barber doesn’t even deserve a ham sandwich. The man needs to pay back every dime to the taxpayers for the bogus Soubirous-Davis investigation before he shuts the lights off for his final departure of his job.

  8. Riverside Watcher says:

    So…did Ms. Grahm tell the Puyallup City Council that she intended “for months to follow her husband into retirement?”

    There’s more to this. The day after she doesn’t get the job in Puyallup she tells us that she planned to retire all along?

    It’s clear to all that the City Council never had any use for her.

    Read the lies for yourself. Google “City of Puyallup selects new city manager from within” and you’ll see the article in the Puyallup Herald.

    An earlier article explains where she was on Nov 18 and 19 at (in case anyone missed her or even noticed that she wasn’t around). Public reception on 18th and interviews on 19th.

    • thirtymiles says:

      Thanks for the update Riverside Watcher, so it appears the total count is two. Graham attempted to apply for City Manager in two cities Bellevue, WA April 2014 and Puyallup, WA in November 2014.

  9. Jane says:

    Referring to your quote, “there was no one in the history of Riverside who moved up faster then Ms. Graham. Some say she did her best work horizontally as opposed to vertically.”, what do you base this on? Do you have any idea what her job history was before she came to work for the city? You might want to contact Riverside County. Or do you simply make this accusation because she’s a woman and not hard on the eye? Do you have a personal vendetta or do you just like to hear the sound of your own voice in print as you rant?

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