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Las Vegas Developer Terry Manley may be behind another challenge of Measure L…. Is Councilmember John Burnard and his long time friend Laura Densmore waiting on the sidelines wanting Campaign contributions and equestrian trails at the expense of the public? Will John sell out the taxpaying public and his constituents for Horse Trails?

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TERRY MANLEY

I see this as political suicide for council member John Burnard. He has only been a council member for a short period of time and has made some critical mistakes. Common sense “dumb” mistakes , for example, asking the city Manager’s office to lift the stop work order on Ag park so Cox Construction can put the Jurupa road through. Did Burnard realize that the land is so toxic it could or has made people very sick and any one working on the property could possibly DIE! Also Supporting his long time friend former Council member Laura Densmore and local Attorney Virginia Blumenthal on the re- hashing of old wounds , another proposed development on the Protected Lands of La Sierra Hills. I personally cannot believe Virginia is supporting this issue or even involved in this fiasco. Going down this rocky road will be a fiasco and I’m sure will turn out vile. There has got to be some reason she is involved?  IT makes NO sense…. The public and many of John’s supporters are definitely turning on him, feeling the pain of that rusty knife in their back.

THE PLAYERS:

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         BLUMENTHAL                       GUTIERREZ                         DENSMORE                             BURNARD

On Wednesday, November 4th Council member Burnard conducted a meeting in Ward 7 concerning the La Sierra River Ranch and Hills. The majority of Riverside citizens have been fighting to protect this land for 38 years. The land protecting initiatives were known as Measure C and Proposition R, and now Measure L will challenge it. The fight for this land has been on the ballot at least 8 times since 1977. Last night’s meeting was to introduce a new development plan and attempt to get the public behind it by the guise of public input. There were approximately 100 people there. Any time 100 people show up to a community meeting, the issue is HOT…… It was a barn burner of an event.

The Passion or should I say distain for this new plan was indisputable. The distrust still remains high for the Las Vegas developer, the wounds are still fresh from the last recent fight at the ballot box with Measure L. The meeting started out with Laura, Ken and Virginia trying to convince the audience that they reached out to the developer to down size the project from 1900 homes to 725 homes and to include the equestrian trails John Burnard and Laura Densmore so desperately want. Virginia stated that she campaigned hard against Measure L and she knew the issue would keep coming up. Virginia stated she believed it would be better if the public, or her little group of 3 community folks, had control over the project. She also stated there was no monetary gain for her support of this new plan.

The public then gets to weigh in, a woman from Norco expresses concern about the traffic. Other’s asked why does the city feel the need to develop every inch of the green belt. We are sick of the deceit. One said, “City should buy the land.” One asked, “Where’s the developer ? “SAVE THE HILLS?” He (developer) lied and misrepresented Measure L. This Man cannot be trusted, it’s a matter of principal.” Another, “Where are you going to build the post office, fire and police station, and grocery store?” Another, “No walking trails, no commercial area.  Aren’t we in a drought, where’s the extra water coming from?” Former Interim Councilman and Riverside Planning Director, Ken Gutierrez attempted to answer most of the questions, but the mumbo jumbo that came from his mouth was enough for most to see the deception. It was a “Cluster Fox Trot!

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There was only one supporter in the audience, can you guess who that was. Frank Coral AKA Union. “Change is hard but change is good.” “We don’t go to Murrieta and tell them how to run their city”. “Norco shouldn’t tell us how to run ours.” Maybe Frank didn’t get the memo from City manager, John Russo’s office stating we need to be a regional city and we should be respectful to our neighbors. As a matter of fact I was at Murrieta’s City council meeting Tuesday night changing their public decorum policy.

The most shocking moment of the evening came when someone from the audience stated. “ Why wasn’t Sharon Mateja invited to be on the new committee.” INTERESTING……

Who is Sharon? Sharon has made a commitment and investment to her community and our city, she spends countless hours preparing information and getting speakers for the Residents for Responsible Representation (RRR) community group. When The La Sierra Hills lands were being challenged last year she was opposed and worked tirelesssly along with Laura Densmore and John Burnard to defeat Measure L . Sharon and others believed the lands would be challenged again and they wanted to be prepared. Sharon reached out to Laura to get a new committee started, Laura told Sharon she wasn’t ready to start a new committee yet. Sharon reached out a second time to Laura, Laura told Sharon she had already started a new committee. Sharon asked to be on the new committee and Laura told her NO! “NO we don’t want you on the new Committee.” They also left Mary Humboldt and Bob Buster out.

You have to ask yourself why this little self appointed group of 3 Ken, Laura and Virginia didn’t want Sharon to be on this new committee? How did they decide that they would take the reins and negotiate in favor of the community with the developer? ARE THESE 3 PEOPLE KIDDING? Now they have created distrust, suspicion and contempt, not only for the new proposed project but for the new little committee.  Developers need to be lobbied in order to come to invest in ones City.  A self appointed community group, who strategically left those out that were not supportive, bring the issue of development to the community they claim to represent.  See the picture folks.  Also showing their faces was Councilman Jim Perry and Assistant City Manager Alex Nguyen, both who simply observed and said nothing.

No EIR as well?  According to former Planning Director/ interim Councilman Ken Gutierrez…Don’t need one! But the City of Riverside was quick to want to sue the City of Moreno with regards to the World Logistics Center as a result of an EIR (Environmental Impact Report).  Isn’t Barnyard selling out to those who voted him in? He was against development of the La Sierra Hills area, now he is? Well he did campaign that he would like to see more horse trails.

The fact that last night’s meeting was “hosted” by Council member Burnard to help the developer, Terry Manley, “work” with “the community” was of concern to those of us who’ve been through these kinds of battles between residents and their so-called “representatives.” Even more notable was that only political insiders — like Laura Pearson Densmore, Virginia Blumenthal and Ken Gutierrez — were on the self-appointed ad hoc committee to “negotiate” with the developer. Then the bombshell of the evening came when it was revealed that Ms. Pearson Densmore had intentionally and studiously avoided including other members of the NO on L committee as former County Supervisor Bob Buster, Mary Humboldt and Dr. Sharon Mateja D.D.S, in the new committee working with the developer.  – Letitia Pepper, commenter on the PE.

MEASURE C AND MEASURE/PROPOSITION R:

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BLAST FROM THE PAST, EVEN IF IT WAS LAST YEAR:

If you recall, the last time this issue came to the forefront, Las Vegas developer Terry Manley was involved, but so was local favorite, Chuck Cox and billionaire associate from Santa Barbara Bill Davis under the auspices of the New West Company.

Also, former Councilwoman Nancy Hart, former Mayor Ron Loveridge and BB&K attorney George Reyes was involved. This whole arrangement was closely connected with the City of Riverside.

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Sounds very similar with committee formed by former interim Councilman and Planning Director Ken Gutierrez, former City Council woman Laura Densmore and their noted attorney on record is Criminal Attorney Virginia Blumenthal. Maybe she should think twice prior to ascending forward…

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Click this link to view the “Protect Riverside,” the “No on Measure L” campaign site circuit 2014.

CONFIRMED: AG PARK RIGHT NEXT TO THE LA SIERRA HILLS DEVELOPMENT IS CONTAMINATED, ACCORDING TO THE PE.

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ANOTHER FINE COX DEVELOPMENT?

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” 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! 

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