CITY OF RIVERSIDE: WARD 1 COUNCIL ELECTION: GARDNER VS. PODGORSKI

Posted: May 4, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Ward 1 Issues: Mr. Braimans Ham Radio, Transparency, Attack on the Squirrels, Tree Trimming, Bike lanes, Trolley Cars, Traffic, Total neglect of the North Side and the Main Downtown Library.

Candidates for Ward 1 City Council: Incumbent Mike Gardner Vs. Tom Podgorski:

There have been two candidate forums so far we have attended.  As residents of Ward 1 familiar with the issues, TMC believes challenger Tom Podgorski was the clear winner of both.  Podgorski is highly qualified: he’s an economics teacher at Poly High School, a certified financial planner, and we believe he would add a level of financial intelligence to the dais that has been sorely missing for years.

Councilman Mike Gardner spent the vast majority of his professional career working for SoCal Edison.  What did the citizens of Riverside and Ward 1 get with his qualifications and the 8 years he has been sitting on the Council? Higher utility rates, a total neglect of the north side neighborhood, the loss of the historic Press Bindery Building, the failure to get the Main Downtown Library redone, and tree branches falling on houses and in the street.  And traffic, traffic, and more traffic.

He is supported by the unions, so you can bet the unions got and will get their way.

Mike Gardner and the unions, along with the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, want another term to fix things.  Should the citizens of Ward 1 give him one more try?  Thirty Miles of Corruption and Javier and Vivian Moreno say, “absolutely NO,” to more self-serving political hacks.  It would be our recommendation that all our followers and friends of Ward 1 please vote for Tom Podgorski.  We need a change.

We also urge my neighbors and friends to come to the final debate forum and see for yourself why Tom Podgorski is the change we need.  Our arguments about the dark side of union support will become painfully obvious.  Mr. Gardner has received all the union/Chamber support, and the work of the people did not get done.  However, believe you me the work of the unions and the Chamber did get done.  Cindy Roths’ Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce got her million plus this year in cash, subsidies, and in-kind contributions.  What did you get? Higher taxes, like the water conservation charge added to your utility bill last Spring!  Tom Podgorski is supported by the average person who pays the bills: let’s give him a chance.  We are hopeful that Ward 1 residents see through the Gardner smokescreen, and vote for change.

The last forum of this election cycle will be hosted by The League of Women Voters, The Group, Latino Network, NAACP Riverside Branch and the Downtown Neighborhood Alliance.  It will be held Wednesday May 6, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Izaak Walton Building at Fairmont Park. (We have lived here for almost 30 years and never heard of this place.)  Please participate in our democracy and attend.  If you have a conflict, please inform yourself and watch the video of the event before casting your vote.

TMC STORY: 05.16.2011: RIVERSIDE: THE PRESS BINDERY: A BREACH OF TRUST

Legally we can do whatever we want there,” Hudson said. “The city wasn’t required to preserve any of it.”

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Not only shameful, but an orchestrated event..

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “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. Kaptalizm says:

    For once we are in agreement. Podgorski would make an excellent Ward 1 representative, and I think he would finally, at long last, give the north side the attention it needs and deserves. There are some tireless people on the north side who work every day to try to improve their neighborhood and they get zero help from the City. The defunct golf course is a fitting memorial to Gardner’s indifference and ineptitude.

    Vote for Tom Podgorski!

  2. besalt4358 says:

    Hey is anyone dressing issue of CBU trying to close down the street Diana in between Monroe and Adams I’ve heard conflicting reports that cbu has in their specific plan and then the planning department said no but then they said yes and there’s like a lot of hunky things going on right now are you guys up on that

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  3. Kaptalizm says:

    GARDNER MUST GO! Remember the Press-Bindery Building! Gardner contributor rakes in money so that the City can build a parking structure that nobody uses and demolish the historic Press-Bindery building in the process.

    • thirtymiles says:

      Thanks Kaptalizm we linked our original 2011 posting on the subject of the press bindery, which also served as the original Press Enterprise at one time. This was a historical travesty for the City of Riverside and a reflection that City leaders just didn’t care.

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