CITY OF RIVERSIDE: A GOT YA MOMENT JUST GOT COUNCIL!

Posted: February 7, 2019 in Uncategorized
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TMC UPDATE: 02.13.2019:  TMC HAS BEEN TOLD BY KEVIN DAWSON THAT COUNCILMAN JIM PERRY CALLED HIM TO APOLOGIZE FOR HIS UNPROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR WHICH WAS CAUGHT ON AUDIO.  PERRY INCIDENTALLY WILL NOT RUN FOR ANOTHER CITY COUNCIL TERM.

Kevin Dawson Community Proponent and part of the Ward 2 University Neighbor Association stated he has been active member for the last 13 years.  He went to City Council this February 5, 2019 to address them on the issue of ethical bad behavior displayed by three Councilman (the above video.)  He refers to the below February 23, 2016 video of a City Council Meeting: KEVIN DAWSON SKEWERS CITY COUNCIL ON THE SUBJECT OF OUTSIDE LEGAL COUNCIL, by which three City Council Members: Jim Perry, Mike Soubirous and Andy Melendrez refer to this video to mock him prior to being interviewed for a board position.

It all had to do with former City Council Member and former House Cleaner Nancy Hart.  Which goes to show you a whole heap of book learning is not necessary to get on Council.

KEVIN DAWSON THEN SENDS THIS EMAIL OUT TO COUNCIL WITH HIS CONCERNS:

Dear Friends,

I want to share a three minute public comments I gave at the City Council meeting last night, along with audio file and link to a YouTube video.  The audio file is of the Mayor and City Council conversation right before I was lead into the 7th floor conference room at city hall, to be interviewed for the Charter Review Commission. The YouTube link is to a video of my speaking to the Council a couple of years ago, to which one of the Council is heard in the audio, mocking me.

I had made a records request to get an audio recording of that interview to review a statement made by councilman Adams, and found that the recording included the time before I was brought into the room.  They probably thought it was like their closed session meetings and that their conversation would never become public.  I’m sure they probably talk like this all the time when they are in closed session.  This is the Mayor, and Councilmen Gardner, Melendrez, McArthur, Soubirous, Perry and Adams.  Councilman Conder was not in attendance. There was also a deputy City Clerk in attendance, who was there to take minutes and monitor the recording.   Voices that can be heard are Soubirous, Perry, and Melendrez.  Note that no one, including the Mayor, who is the parliamentarian, cautioned or admonished the attendees to refrain from inappropriate conversation.

While this might seem trivial to some, they were sitting as a full council, in city council, acting in their official capacity. It was completely inappropriate and in violation of the City Code of Ethics. We need our elected officials to act professionally and ethically at all times.  We need to know they are always doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.  They are supposed to set the examples as to appropriate behavior to City Staff.

Please circulate.  I would appreciate emails to the Council, asking for a public apology and a reaffirmation to follow the City Code of Ethics.

Mayor Rusty Bailey   rbailey@riversideca.gov; Councilman Mike Gardner   gardener@riversideca.gov ; Councilman Andy Melendrez  asmelendrez@riversideca.gov ; Councilman Mike Soubirous  msoubirous@riversideca.gov ; Councilman Chris McArthur  cmacarthur@riversideca.gov ; Councilman Jim Perry    jperry@riversideca.gov; Councilman Steve Adams   sadam@riversideca.gov

Kevin Dawson

Ward 2- University Neighbor Association

                    

The following is the actual before audio of the above City Council Members Jim Perry, Mike Soubirous and Andy Melendrez mocking local taxpaying resident Kevin Dawson:

Councilman Mike Soubirous stated ‘I hope he doesn’t yell.   While Councilman Jim Perry interjects…”Should we yell at him for 3 minutes?”  Soubirous then states, “Why are talking to loud,” laughter then continues.  Councilman Jim Perry mocks Dawson by repeating the following he said in Council..”I don’t know how many times I’ve told you,” then goes on to state, “I’m angry!”  According to Dawson, Councilman Andy Melendrez simply thought the whole thing was just funny.

If you know Dawson as I do, you know he is an absolute person of integrity.  But what are we seeing here folks, politics in action?  Is this what we are seeing on a bigger level in Washington D.C.?  Yes I unfortunately think so, but to be fair, we know these antics happen behind the scenes all the time, the only difference, there was a hot mike.

This mocking is not only disturbing to me, but sets a dangerous precedence in reference to our City Council government and behavior.  We have been called wing nuts, nay sayer’s, crazy etc. by Council which leads to the question “Do these public servants think they are better than us?”  We are left with illusion that as taxpaying residents, can we believe that are representatives are actually being fair and ethical when it comes to the concerns of their constituents?   We are encouraged by them to take part in local city government.  We are encouraged by them to express are opinions in public at City Council.  But our constituents are telling TMC that we are left on ‘deaf ears,’ when it comes to our concerns.  The Downtown Library comes to mind.  When the public hears the display by our representatives as in this audio…. We have to ask the question, “Do they really believe what they say?”  Or is this simple display of innocent school boy behavior?

Their is a quotation by which I believe and cite often that is attributed to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN—at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation—in the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention.

The quotation is as follows:  “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”  Dr. James McHenry states, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

In other words, it is our responsibility of all American Citizens that if we intend to keep our Republic, that we take part in it.  But if the reality appears to be as such a display of behavior, what is the next step?  The bottom line of what Dawson told me was that he believed, “If more of the public knew and understood, there would be more people down there yelling at them.”

When government begins to work for their side of government, as oppose to commitment to the people, that is the end of government as we know it.  This is what we are seeing in local swamps and especially the swamp we call Washington D.C.

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Comments
  1. Aaron Cohen 951.977.3547 says:

    Please proof read, you sound uneducated, why should I pay any attention to what you have to say?

    On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 1:27 AM TMC: Thirty Miles of Corruption wrote:

    > Javier Moreno posted: “https://youtu.be/nPXpg5RuP1Y Kevin Dawson > Community Proponent and part of the Ward 2 University Neighbor Association > stated he has been active in the Ward 2 University Neighborhood Association > for the last 13 years. He went to City Council this Februa” >

    • Hmm..did you read the disclaimer at the bottom of the posting? We make grammatical errors all the time, people who read TMC know it already. You should pay attention because we have great pictures, and we attempt to inform the public of stories whereby the PE does not. If you like to come on board and help us out, that would be great, we love educated people, we don’t discriminate. But on the other hand, you may be right, ‘weez here at TMC may not have gotten a heap of book lurning when we war yunger…’ -Best, Javier

  2. besalt4358 says:

    WOW. This only confirms that the city council does not care about the residents, and are bent on their own ego power trips. It was bad enough to watch the blatant disregard over the last 10 years, of how they completely ignored the public comments, but this is horrendous. Not acceptable.

  3. besalt4358 says:

    It sure sounds like Chris MacAurthur saying “should we yell at him?”
    Extremely disappointed with all involved. I think all of them need to ask God to forgive them and repent and apologies. These men call themselves Christians? SMH.

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