CITY OF RIVERSIDE: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS/ THE RAINCROSS GROUP/ PRESS ENTERPRISE 2016 MAYORAL DEBATE.

Posted: May 18, 2016 in Uncategorized
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The Raincross Group goes to all this effort to put this debate together, inconjunction with Charter Communications and the Press Enterprise, and hides the video.  We are told by a commenter that Charter Communications is airing it on their channel, and is also on their youtube site.  To this day, the video is still not on Raincross site.  The Press Enterprise was also supporting entity in this event, no report has yet to be posted in the press as to this event.  Have they, the PE, already made their decision of who to endorse?

As of Election Day June 7th, 2016, The Raincross Group has yet to post the Charter Communications/ Raincross Group/ Press Enterprise 2016 Mayoral Debates conducted May 3rd, 2016.  Further, the Press Enterprise has yet to post the debates, even though they were a Sponsor!  We believe at TMC, that this debate showed the incumbent Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey in his true colors, not in a leadership best.  What the community is saying, not a “leader at all.”  Therefore, what we have is an embarrassment to these sponsors, and their week attempt to protect “local establishment politics.”

First there is a short introduction by the President of the Raincross Group, Gary Christmas. Then the candidates are introduced by Charter’s Brad Pomerance.

Part 2: The first question to the 2016 Mayoral Candidates by Brad Promerance. “If you were to win the election, what top three priorities would you do as Mayor?” Transparency was also theme in this part of the debate. Question as follows referring transparency in City government: “In what way has there been a of transparency over the last four years?” All gave responses to this pertinent question.

In Part 3: The first single question was directed toward incumbent Mayor Bailey. “What do you consider your main accomplishment as Mayor, and is there anything you would change in the second term?”  The question for the remaining candidates was as follows. “If elected Mayor, what would you do differently?”  The investigation of Councilman Paul Davis and Mike Soubirous was brought to the forefront.  A bit of a cat fight pursued between Davis and Bailey regarding that issue.  A must watch!

Part 4: The question in this part was as follows:  Riverside’s Mayor has very little political or policy making powers, but can be influential in other ways.  What is your leadership style, and how would you use it to achieve your goals for the City?   The question of “dark fiber” came to the forefront by Vivian Moreno.  If this ‘dark fiber’ is being paid for by Public Utilities for the good of a few businesses, the legality of this was brought forward.  Bailey doesn’t appear to understand why installing ‘dark fiber’ with RPU monies would be violation.  He nonchalantly describes, “that the pattern of suing the City will continue..”  But why Mayor Bailey?  The $115 Public Utilities law suit was also discussed, Mayor Bailey attacks Davis and blames the initiation of the suit on the Davis Camp.  Not so true, not the Davis camp at all.  Incidentally, Davis states that he is in support of this lawsuit. A must see!

Part 5: Riverside’s Mayor has very little political or policy making powers, but can be influential in other ways.  What is your leadership style, and how would you use it to achieve your goals for the City?  This was posed to Mayoral Candidate Sally Martinez and Councilman Paul Davis.  The $115 million Public Utilities law suit was questioned by Brad Pomerance.  Was it lawful as to allegations made with reference to the proper transfer of monies to the General Fund as otherwise indicated in the lawsuit.  Mayoral Candidate Vivian Moreno states, “If the people here on this panel do not understand the laws that are set in place, Prop 26 and Prop 218, they shouldn’t be running for Mayor.  A must see!

Part 6: The question posed to the candidates this time was reference to the lack of diversity on City Council, Boards and Commisions.  If Mayor what would you do broaden the city’s outreach to diverse communities and get more residents involved with civic affairs?  The question on Measure B, increasing the salary for Council members was also posed to the candidates.

Part 7: The question posed to the candidates as follows:  “What specific steps would you take to bridge the city’s multi million dollar budget deficit?”  and “Would you include a proposal by the City Manager (John Russo) to increase the sales tax?”  Mayor Bailey accused Davis of voting for every city budget, was corrected by Davis, on record, that he did not.

Part 8: The question of the Billion Dollar Trolley system was posed to the candidates.  Five million of taxpayers monies was currently spent just studying the idea.  Bailey flip-flops and is not for it now, and discounts the billion dollar cost.  Then there was yes-no lightening round questions.  “Do you believe that the Riverside’s Renaissance was a mistake?”  “What is your position on Measure A, the prosecutorial initiative?”  Davis hammers Bailey on why he did not veto Measure A.  A must see!  Last question, “Would you use the Mayor’s veto power?”

Last, but not least, closing statements by all Mayoral Candidates.

Don’t Forget to Vote Vivian Moreno
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For Riverside Mayor this June 2016!

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “OBNOXIOUS,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  YES WE ADMIT WE OUR ALL OF THAT AND MORE, WHICH IN CURRENT TERMS IS KNOWN AS “UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT.”  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..  … AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  CONTACT US:  thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

Comments
  1. Kaptalizm says:

    Paul Davis calls himself a businessman, but what kind of business?

    Well, he owns a rent-to-own furniture and appliance business called “Nation’s Rent-To-Own” and makes money charging exorbitant interest on rent-to-own purchases.

    For example, an advertisement on his business’ Facebook page from last year proudly announces that you can purchase a 55″ Samsung TV for $1149.99 or pay $30.99 per WEEK for 78 weeks. If you use the payment plan, your total cost is $2417.22 or more than double the price of the item. That is an interest rate of 115% folks. That is Paul Davis’ business.

    • Inquisitive One says:

      That’s why they call it a PREDATORY BUSINESS Kapitalizm!

      In case you didn’t get the memo, apparently Davis is an expert in every issue that comes before the council. He says so himself right before he lectures all the staff and other council members on how they need to listen to him because he has lots of experience in “fill in the blank” and he knows what he’s talking about because he has studied this issue extensively, and nobody up on the dais knows as much about “fill in the blank” as he does. Just ask his wife, she’ll be more than happy to tell you how much he knows, and she should know because she also knows everything about everything.

      • Since you know everything??? Can you please explain what Rusty Bailey was talking about when he referred to Paul’s Business in Moreno Valley? What happened that Bailey would make it an issue? Can you also inform the public as to why Mr. Davis was only a police officer for a short time a very short time?

  2. Inquisitive One says:

    Me? I don’t know everything, that would be Davis. I just watched the video you referred to and your guess is as good as mine and only Bailey would know what he meant. I do believe that lyin’ Paul Davis used to have two stores with one of them being in MoVal. I believe he no longer owns that store and I would take a gander to assume that he didn’t manage it as well as he should have and that his extensive financial background that he touts isn’t as great as he boasts. The amount of years of experience that he says he has had has grown by quite a few years since he began his bid for Mayor. It’s very similar to Pinocchio’s nose, it just keeps growing and growing. I believe in January he said 26 years and now it’s up to well over 30 years, yet, he claims to be only 48 years old!

    Somewhere even before the extensive financial background I heard there was the very short stints with both the sheriffs department and RPD (yet he tries to gain votes by making sure he mentions his law enforcement background). I have only heard rumors as to why he left one of those departments and I would suspect you have heard the same rumor. I have no proof of anything but it would be quite amusing if you did!

  3. I actually asked Mr Davis about the specifics of the rumor? It was an interesting response. We are not quite sure what to do with it.

  4. Paul Davis does not own a business in Riverside. His wife does. A similar business to his own with all the similar challenges and rabbit holes. It’s amazing to have elected officials boast of their extensive financial background and NONE of them did anything to deal with let’s just say, contradictory financial information provided regarding the city’s GF and its Reserve Fund. The Reserve Fund was treated as if it’s a “rainy day” fund. That’s NOT the purpose of a reserve fund. Reserve funds are for one time expenditures only. Not to be an ATM to divert monies into the city’s GF which is simply its operational fund. GH deals with day to day costs of running its city depts. This is just basic accounting. Beyond amazing that despite certain boasts by elected officials none of them seem to grasp this elementary concept.

    The whole board should be swept clean in future elections and competent people elected to represent city residents instead.

    —CF.

  5. You’re most welcome. But reserve funds typically are set up to fund one time expenses and are not to be used to supplement operation expenses which are covered by the General Fund. It’s standard practice. All these elected officials who insisted that it was some rainy day fund to justify using monies from reserves to float any budget deficit in the general fund, need an education. People seriously want to give these same individuals huge pay raises? Why not provide a curriculum for current and prospective elected officials to instruct them on the most basic information on how to differentiate between these two funding sources. Once they master that course, then perhaps we can move onto to ethics? If I am going to vote for pay raises for city council members, then I want to know they’re qualified to satisfy at least the minimum requirements for the job. Beginning with this current crew.

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