Whoever would’ve thought it was a bad thing to ask our City to be fiscally responsible?  Whoever would’ve thought your local government would label as “bad people” those who were curious as to where taxpayer monies were going – spread it around town through a whisper campaign design to destroy you?  Our first lesson in rejection, we figure was about 2011, when we asked then-Councilman Paul Davis to look at some documents we assembled regarding city loans.  He looked at the information our group brought forward and became very quiet.  He said nothing and left without telling us whether he would or would not support our claims.  He make no constructive criticism whatsoever.  We had no idea what to make of it all.

We would learn soon enough about a different perspective on local “leadership;” how far folks would go to make a wrong a right; to justify what could simply be called “bad behavior”.  Turns out there were more layers to this onion than we could even imagine back then.  In the subsequent months we would also figure out that hoping the City would come to its senses and do the right thing just wasn’t going to happen.  Not when there was an agenda that had to be fulfilled and pockets lined.  We knew we had to change our strategy and attempt to become more effective.

We met weekly for two years in Fullerton at the Office of former California State Assemblyman Chris Norby starting in 2011.  Norby was prominent at the time for his views on the abuses of Redevelopment, with emphasis on eminent domain.  Our mentor, who taught us how to look at government documents was the CFO of one of the cities within his district, whom we would only know until recently as “Mr. Smith”.  We’ll continue with the TMC backstory at a later date….but not before reminiscing about a trophy we collected along this journey:

CITY OF RIVERSIDE: JUNE 14, 2011: CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON! IN 2016, COUNCILMAN PAUL DAVIS STATES, HE WAS ‘GET RID OF.’  TMC AGAIN HAD IT RIGHT, ‘HE WAS FIRED!’

AND NOW ONTO CURRENT EVENTS…

RIVERSIDE STRONG: HOMELESSNESS ISSUE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY: CITY COUNCIL DECEMBER 17, 2019: MAYOR RUSTY BAILEY’S INSULTING RESPONSE TO DENIGRATE A LOCAL TAXPAYING COMMUNITY GROUP:  This is a good example what happened to us, when we began to bring issues to City Council.  We were insulted and belittled by both elected officials and their executive staff in an attempt to publicly embarrass us so perhaps we would never come back.  In our case, it went to the level of slander…behind our backs of course.  The whisper campaign spread steadily throughout our community, and the message was clear: if ever you may want to make a play for public office, do business with any government agency, or have public issues that you wish support/defeat, you better not to talk to the Moreno’s.  Our words of wisdom to Riverside Strong: keep at it, you are onto something, and getting underneath their nerves.

ROY BLECKERT FROM THE IE NEWSWIRE INTERVIEWS LOCAL TAX ADVOCATE JASON HUNTER REGARDING TWO NEW BONDS: PROPOSITION 13 AND MEASURE A: “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN…” YEH RIGHT, HEARD THAT ONE TOO MANY TIMES SINCE THE CALIFORNIA STATE LOTTERY PROPOSITION 37 IN 1984, which was sold on the backs of solving all the issues with our underperfoming schools.  2.13.2020: Roy Bleckert from the IE Newswire and 1490AM interviews local taxpayer advocate and Riverside resident Jason Hunter regarding the two new bond issuances up for vote on March 3, 2020. The proceeds of these are guaranteed to be abused (as usual), and Hunter explains the why and how.  The first is Measure A, Riverside Community College District’s $715 Million blank check.  The second is Proposition 13: an attempt to reverse the brakes put on ever-escalating property taxes by the beloved Prop 13 passed in 1978.

ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE AUDITOR’S FISCAL HEALTH OF THE STATES OVER 470’S CITIES: THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE IS IN THE TOP 5TH PERCENTILE OF FISCALLY CHALLENGED CITIES:  Residents should absolutely be concerned.  The purpose of this online dashboard by the State of California is part of their high-risk local government agency audit program to identify cities that could be facing fiscal challenges by assessing their levels of risk using various financial indicators. Through this transparent interface, California residents, state and local policymakers, and interested parties will have a data driven view of each city’s risk assessment.  Riverside is the 19th worst in the State…think about that the next time you get one of 14-year Councilman Andy Melendrez’s propaganda pieces for Mayor touting what a great job he’s done.  Phooey!

At the State of the City, Mayor Rusty Bailey commented that the ‘State Of Our City Is Strong!”

OPEB Funding: This indicator measures the extent to which a city has set aside assets to pay for the other post-employment benefits (OPEB), such as health and dental benefits, earned by its employees.  Debt Burden: This indicator measures the extent to which a city is burdened by debt by comparing its long term obligations (excluding retirement obligations) to the revenues the city collects. High amounts of debt can strain a city’s ability to provide essential services to its residents, especially if its revenues decline.  Future Pension Costs: This indicator measures the future financial burden of a city’s pension costs by comparing its projected annual required contributions to its pension plan(s) to its present level of annual revenue.

JUST FOR LAUGHS THE INCOMPARABLE RODNEY DANGERFIELD:

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “CAN’T SPELL,””SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “BAD GRAMMAR,””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 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

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