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The definition for Liar: A person who tells lies.

Synonyms: fabricator, fabulist, fibber, prevaricator, storyteller.

Related Words: exaggerator, mythomaniac, calumniator, defamer, libeler, libelist, slanderer; perjurer; distorter, falsifier; equivocator, palterer; gossip, gossiper, talebearer; charlatan, cheat cheater, counterfeiter, cozener, deceiver, defrauder, dissembler, dissimulator, double-dealer, fraud, hustler, knave, mountebank, operator, pretender.

As the 2016 City of Riverside Mayoral Campaign unfolds, I am dumbfounded by all the storytelling that comes from Councilman Paul Davis.  As we fact check the fabrication of details he delivers to the public, we are perplexed by his continuous chatter that gets more meaningless over time.  Is he trying to hustle or confuse the public, and all the other candidates?

1. I stated Mr. Davis wanted to privatize trash haulers and he would give Burrtec the contract because Burrtec is a contributor to his campaign:  Paul Davis stated very clearly, he never received campaign contribution from trash haulers:  These documents state very clearly that he is receiving money from Cole Burr who happens to own Burrtec.  He also received tickets to the speedway.  Please look very closely to the entire 2015 campaign contribution and expenses.  You might find some other very interesting facts, such as who else owns Paul?

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2. I made a comment about the reduction in Police Officers.  Paul Davis stated that we are not cutting police officers, “no one is cutting officers.”  The Press Enterprise stated in a current article the City would be demoting Lieutenants to Sergents, in addition, we have 17 unfunded positions that we will be eliminating.  Maybe Mr. Davis doesn’t know what ‘cut’ means, let’s help him: to take away, detach, trim, reduce.

3. I explained to the public the budget cuts that will be made will affect the taxpayer, police, fire, streets, tree trimming etc.  I also explained that the intelligent leadership of our City exchanged ‘Public Safety’ for ‘Government Entertainment,’ and the Council will never cut Government Entertainment.  Paul just plain fibbed about the cuts to the Fox and the Convention Center.  He said they were going to cut to $300,000.  What the heck was he talking about?  He must have pulled the $300,000 figure out of his hat.  The contracts in place for the Fox and the Convention Center keep going up.  Each contract started at about $1.5 to $1.9 million dollars.

4. He keeps on exaggerating that Councilman Mike Soubirous and himself fought to cut the budget.  Paul Davis and Mike Soubirous voted YES to every budget increase there was.  Mike Soubirious in NOT endorsing Paul Davis for Mayor.  There is a reason for that!

Thirty Miles of Corruption can find countless times during the election process that Mr. Davis was deceiving the public.  Here are just 4 examples of the double-talking Councilman who wants to be your Mayor.  So far Davis has demonstrated that he is a bully and a distorter.  You decide which word or words effectively describes Paul Davis!  Vote 2016.

We are just going to call Davis “Lying Paul?”  And that’s a matter of a fact!

EVEN RUSTY BAILEY RECEIVED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM COLE BURR OWNER OF BURRTEC WASTE, BUT WASN’T QUITE SURE.

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “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

 

April 11th debate held at La Sierra Hills High School: see the full debate with all the issues presented by clicking this link, which will connect you to the Riverside Neighborhood Partnership YouTube site.

Thirty Miles of Corruption declared Vivian Moreno was the clear winner of the 2nd debate.

1.Vivian Moreno, 2. Nancy Melendez, 3. Sally Martinez, a tie at number 4, Rusty Bailey and Paul Davis ….. FOR LYING.

1. Vivian Moreno: She’s the one with all the knowledge. She has all the facts and she connects with the crowd like no other candidate. She’s informed with all the issues and would be the reformer. She would be the ONLY candidate that will HONESTLY take care of the taxpayer.

2. Nancy Melendez: She is all about…..I’m not quite sure what shes about. Community and Transparancy? She says that in every comment but I can’t quite find the substance or direction to her message.

3. Sally Martinez : She’s cute and sweet, really doesn’t know much about the real issues and would have to be spoon fed all the information.

4. Mayor Rusty Bailey:  He’s in denial, and is running his campagin on the notion that he has been Fiscally Responsible.  Maybe he doesn’t read the newspaper, or doesn’t want to know we are having a budget melt down. Though Rusty Bailey is the ultimate cheer leader for the City, the Fit Fresh and Fun Mayor, is he spending so much time riding his bike that maybe he doesn’t know his administration has been falling apart, and has been fiscally irresponsible.  At the debates he looked uncomfortable, and was always trying to defend his record.  As Mayor he will continue to make the public believe that the City’s course is in the right direction, and then take us down the path of no return, with a smile and a prayer.

Bailey is not just in denial, he’s in total denial and will try to make everyone believe there are no problems in Riverside.  He wants us out of our cars, riding our bikes or walking downtown.  He minimizes all the budget issues as if they can simply go away by magic. He will never say we need to raise taxes, but he will in a heartbeat.  He always has. During this debate Rusty said he would reduce the mayors budget by $20,000.00.  I say to that, “BIG DEAL!”  He also stated he had the smallest budget at City Hall.  Well I can tell you he has the highest Mayor’s budget in the entire region of Riverside County.  He also has the largest staff.  At one point his budget reached almost one million dollars.  As a matter of fact, there is no other Mayor in this region that has their own budget.  The Mayor and Council combined total budget in Anaheim is $900,000.00

4. Paul Davis: He is the-matter-of-fact Candidate.  Every question he is asked he makes sure he states “and thats a matter of fact.”  Maybe Mr. Davis should do some fact checking before he speaks. One thing is for sure, he is in an all out war with the Mayor, they dislike each other terribly, and-that’s-a-matter-of-fact.  Council member Davis would be the ‘bait and switch’ Mayor, he’ll tell you one thing, then do another.  He is also taking the Bully Pulpit to new heights, what you see is what your going to get.  A BULLY!

Davis is also the false recognition candidate, he steals the credit from someone else’s hard earned success, as in the case of Mike Soubrious or the public.  Davis voted year after year on spending increases and budget increases.  The only time he has voted for the public is in the last couple of months when he started to campaign for mayor.  After fact checking the diversity question, Mayor Bailey was right, Davis was wrong, here is the Darlene Elliot’s attorney’s letter to the Mayor, with the corresponding finding by Riverside Deputy City Attorney Robert Hansen.  The incident did not include the Mayor. It was between Elliot and Kane.  Read the “CAT FIGHT” by thirtymilesofcorruption.com

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Complaint Letter from Law Offices of Danuta Tuszynska       Findings Letter from Robert Hansen

Why Honesty will win every debate:   When you stand for honesty, you believe in yourself and everything you represent. When you stand for honesty, everything you say carries the voice of credibility. But, when you’re dishonest, your soiled reputation will do the speaking for you.

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Hit this nail on the head The only person who will have the cities best interest in her heart and soul is Vivian Moreno she has dedicated her life to fixing the city and its corruption and over spending. Lets see a person who really cares for Riverside in the Mayors seat  – Marilyn Whitney
 TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “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

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MAYOR RUSTY BAILEY, RPU GENERAL MANAGER GIRISH BALACHANDRAN AND CITY MANAGER JOHN RUSSO GIVE IT BACK!

OUR $200 MILLION THAT IS! THAT IS APPROXIMATELY $2000.00 EACH RIVERSIDE HOUSEHOLD!

The problem, for the record, isn’t having reserves, it’s having excessive reserves.  There is only one place those reserves can come from – excessive rates.  Every other excuse RPU gives is hogwash.  Is the current administration continuing to puppeteer the charade?  Evidently so.  Just when it appears you are progressively going forward two steps, you find yourself six steps back, progress continues to be steps away.  The truth of the matter is our staff and leadership continues to believe the words of Dewey, Cheatem and Howe. The daily task for the  staff at City Hall is to find creative ways to take more money from the taxpayer, through more fines, forfeitures and taxes.   The rate payers deserve better, and the taxpayers executive staff and leadership find it simpler to cover the truth, then to tell the truth.  We find these truths to be self evident by the decision made by council on March 22, 2016, by changing the rules to fit the crime.  The decision that was voted upon was not made in good faith.  It was made to cover the mistake of overcharging the ratepayers, and now gives RPU, by the power of the legislative body (especially Paul Davis, Candidate for Mayor who is a big part of the problem), to take control of those monies originally heisted by this department.  In the real world of the private sector, this would be a crime.

What you have here is a public agency who’s been caught with their hand in the cookie jar and refuses to admit it for fear of actually accepting responsibility.  They need to feel the publics’ wrath: they purposely accentuated the pain of the Great Recession on this community most vulnerable in order to curry favor and ensure job security.  It’s sick sociopathic behavior and cannot be tolerated.

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Maintaining a healthy, but relatively low level of reserves, ensures the public that RPU execs are running a tight ship and does not allow them to, “paper over,” problems of their own making.  A, “healthy,” level of reserves in my opinion (and consistent with industry averages would be about $90-135 million total – both water and electric), which of course means RPU should give back about $200 million, or $2000 per average customer. How would that suit you?

Ratepayers should be reminded that a reserve fund is for contingencies, not for ongoing maintenance and planned replacement of infrastructure. On going maintenance is already paid for via rates. Bonds are issued for replacements and new infrastructure because the costs must be bourne by the users over time (to that effect, RPU has issued hundreds of millions in bonds to replace infrastructure of the past 10 years, so there is a legitimate question of, “do we really need all this new spending?”).

Riverside’s current policy DOES NOT even allow for this money to be used for anything but contingencies. The infrastructure angle is a red herring thrown out there to distract customers from realizing they’ve been overcharged for a decade. The money needs to be disgorged from RPU and given back to the community from which it came. It was an illegal tax used to create a slush fund and maximize the amount of the general fund transfer to the city’s general fund, which paid for elected and administrator’s pet projects.

The unanimous vote to allow RPU to keep 100% of its slush fund is indefensible and clearly demonstrates the Riverside Council’s, “more government is always good,” philosophy.  Instead of $325 million, it could’ve been $325 billion, and they still would’ve rationalized some way to allow RPU to keep the community’s money despite our City Charter clearly not allowing these types of slush funds to be established.  The vote allows RPU to basically stuff the money under a mattress and be used to paper over management mistakes, funnel monies to special interests, and fritter away the rest on mostly unnecessary infrastructure. Now that they’ve gotten the “all’s clear” signal from the Council, RPU will more than likely move to raise rates in the next 2 years despite what was printed in a current PE article.  RPU continues to be the City’s piggy bank through which it overcharges its captive residents in the form of rates (only Council vote necessary) in lieu of ever having to raise taxes (public vote necessary). The City’s culture of covering-up misdeeds of its electeds and executives continues.

My friend Jerry has a very special message for RPU with reference to holding on to overcharged rates …please listen closely….

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This is a council which just agreed to change the rules of the game to fit the crime, but, just because you made the rules legal, doesn’t hide the fact that the monies attained by overcharging the ratepayers was done illegally, hence, should be appropriately returned.  For years RPU had been in violation of it’s existing policy prior to the March 2016 council changes, which an overrage of ratepayers monies were charged. I find it disparaging that the publics voice and reason are not given any legitimate value. Taxpayers are now beginning to feel by particular attitudes of certain individuals at council, that “residents should be seen, not heard.” It is disconcerting that the only language the city seems to respond to, or give any legitimacy to, is in the form of a law suit.

VOTE VIVIAN MORENO FOR MAYOR 2016!  SHE IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE TAKING CARE OF THE TAXPAYER.

 TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “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

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THE NEVER ENDING POLITICAL PICTURE…

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CAN YOU IMAGINE WHO WILL WIN?

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Thirty Miles of Corruption Declared Vivian Moreno the Clear Winner of The first Mayorial Debate Hosted by The Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce.  Vivian Moreno was articulate, knew the issues and she was able to grab the attention of the room like no other candidate could.  It was exciting because you have four intelligent candidates, with four very different views of how they perceive the condition of our city and how they would carry us forward.  This is how we saw it.

1.Vivian Moreno,   2. Paul Davis ( He called out Bailey’s over inflated job stats!),    3.Rusty Bailey, and    4. Nancy Melendez.

Out of respect for the local news and their new owner we were first waiting for the Press Enterprise to come out with their story, which they finally did…….We felt this is a really big deal so we’ll cover it in true Thirty Miles style.. The press was there and prior to the event they did a short release for the Chamber notifying the public about the debate.  The public was a little upset that they had to pay $50.00 to attend.  Approximately 100 people participated.  Alicia Robinsons facebook post below.

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Thirty Miles was able to get a copy of Mrs. Moreno’s opening and closing Statement.  She relunctently gave it to us knowing what kind of news people we are, and with the cornucopia of unknown ghost writers we have:

MORENO’S OPENING STATEMENT:

Good Afternoon, my name is Vivian Moreno.  I have been married for 29 years to Dr. Javier Moreno.  We have two daughters and three grand children.  We are in the skin care business.  Six years ago I became very involved in local government, when I finally realized that government affected our life almost every day.  Whether it was paying business taxes, utility bills, property taxes, code enforcement issues, street sweeping.  Government is a part of our life everyday, whether you like or not.

I wanted to learn everything I could about the way the city of Riverside functioned, and after countless hours of research and thousands of dollars worth of public documents….I was shocked!

I went to City Council meetings almost every Tuesday to inform the Mayor and Council what their own documents said.  They ignored this information.  They instead ridiculed us, called us crazy and even called us names.  We were determined to take our message to the public, so we started our blog site, Thirtymilesofcorruption.com   A place where we could post documents and tell the story our way.  What we have learned is the negative impact of ignorance, arrogance and egos by our elected officials has changed our quality of life forever in Riverside.

Today we have a $256 million General Fund budget, that will grow by 5 to 10 million a year.  It has a $20 million dollar gap in it.  You have a new City Manager stating to the Press Enterprise, he “hopes” we can get out of this.  You have Councilman Paul Davis suggesting Finance was “cooking the books.”  Then you have Councilmember Mike Gardner saying there were “pots of gold” that would always appear.  We’re in trouble, the City of Riverside is in trouble, and as a community you have to ask yourself, “How much more money are you willing to pay to make our city whole again?”

MORENO’S CLOSING STATEMENT:

I am running for Mayor because our Government has failed the people of Riverside, the were NOT fiscally responsible with taxpayer money…. And there is  a total disconnect between the Community and the Government of Riverside… The Elected Officials and City Government have failed to recognize that “We The People” are in charge… And the Citizens of Riverside need to take their Government Back!

Our Elected Officials have Neglected and lied to the Community for years…

They’ve had total disregard for the Riverside Charter… the constitution of our city… and for the policies that were enacted by our Government and the Vote of the people….. For Special Interest, Campaign contributions, and Government Entertainment.

Riverside was once a leader in our Region.  Riverside used to be a proud, well run city that seemed to have the best interest of the public at heart.  This is no longer the case.

For the last 10 years the leadership of Riverside has been on a spending spree and has put the entire city in financial risk.  They stole from our future generations to pay for the present… The bulk of our debt was spent on Government Entertainment…..in 2 square miles of our City right here in Downtown,  The Fox Theater, This Convention Center, millions of dollars were spent on restaurants that went out of business, fancy sidewalks, and the purchase of buildings we didn’t need… Land was purchased that now sits empty.

And they are not done.  They’re going to come to the public again for more money for Downtown spending…

Another 100 million dollars, to expand this Convention Center, to help out the Discovery Cube Project, build a new Library, and build a new Police Station.

In 2013, the City Council unanimously approved 5000 high density housing units for Downtown as well.  The rest of the City will suffer because a great portion of all taxpayer money is being spent downtown.

Crime is up in all neighborhoods, our Police force is down by 30 officers.  Our community sidewalks need to be fixed, our streets need to get redone.  Trees need to be trimmed… we have no money to fix or repair publicly owned property.

As your Mayor, I will suspend all new spending until our General Fund Budget is cut and healthy…  I will make Riverside a proud, well run city that will have the best interest of the public at heart.  I will work for “WE THE PEOPLE…NOT, WE THE SPECIAL INTEREST.”

My name is Vivian Moreno, I respectfully ask for your vote because I am the right choice.  Thank-you for coming.

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Vivian was confident, Paul was ready to take on Rusty, Rusty was uncomfortable, and Nancy was….. Nancy.  The other two candidates were a NO SHOW.  There were about 7 questions asked:  The budget, Jobs, March JPA, Measure A and the Prosecutorial Issue, Veto Power, Colleges, and the quintessential Mayor question.

When asked about whether the candidates supported the  Measure A- Prosecutorial issue,  Vivian, Paul, and Nancy, said No,  Rusty very cautiously/ uncomfortably said Yes

Vivian Stayed on point with all the questions, had a great message and spoke to the people….. GIVE RIVERSIDE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.

Paul challenged Rusty every chance he could.  Paul did have some really good points.  He had some insight that the others didn’t have.

Rusty just repeated many of the same stats from his State of the City Address.  He sounded robotic and repetitive.  Mayor Bailey is a seasoned politican he should have defended his record better.

Nancy Talked about the Community and transparency over and over again. It was like she had the same answer for every question.

This Mayor’s race will be interesting to watch, you have Vivian Moreno that will present the argument about how our Elected Officials have failed the Citizens of Riverside, you will have Rusty and Paul fighting it out over who was better at failing the Citizens of Riverside and Nancy, well, Nancy will talk about the Spanish Heritage Town, the Community and Transparency.  Thirty Miles needs to give a hot tip to Nancy.  The City of Riverside enacted, Voted on, Approved Unanimously, and Codified, the Sunshine Ordinance.  There is no other city in Riverside County more transparent than ours.  Transparency was the buzz word of the 2012 election…….Bankrupt/Broke is the buzz word for 2016.

I have to agree! Vivian Moreno hit the nail on the head, was articulate and revealed a great deal more, than most in the city are willing to admit, nor utter. She knows the facts and does not skirt the truth. Unlike Bailey who is more concerned with celebrity and special interests.
People need to wake up. Bailey has systematically set this city to circle the drain, following lockstep to Loveridge’s lead, with corrupt business practices, flagrantly ignoring our financial situation, unethical disregard for the city council, the residents, and our money. This is not high school people. A vote for Bailey is a vote for bankruptcy.  – Lisa Chow, TMC Commenter

The Next debate is Monday night at La Sierra High School , Come early don’t miss it.

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 TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “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

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Vivian Moreno confronts City Council on her prediction for the future of Riverside.

UPDATE: 04.25.2016: Budget Problems?… feeling good to be vindicated about ‘crying wolf’ over the budget for the past several years?  So why would this new City Manager Russo mention “perennial critics” who are “frightening folks” with the talk of bankruptcy?  But at the same time he is NOT providing any solutions aside from his straight across the board cut of 5% to every department…….so let’s roll the time clock back to the Tyisha Miller days of the police department…..does he realize that’s what got this city in trouble on that shooting?   I think he needs to be made aware that the rest of us were here and will be here after he leaves.

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Good job on transferring your crew from Oakland to the sleepy Southern California town of Riverside.  Wow! how did you do it? You even brought your band down under?

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THE KEY IS TEMPERATURE AND GOOD QUALITY CALVADOS..

I found this recent story released by the Press Enterprise to be quite amusing.  For the record, TMC, Vivian Moreno, Dvonne Pitruzzello, Mary Shelton and many others had been talking about the over spending at City Hall for years.  We started investigating when the Finance Department was under the direction of the accounting legend,  former CFO Paul Sundeen. The Master of Manipulating the books. He would come to city council to tell the council and mayor how great our credit rating was. We were so disgusted, we knew otherwise, all you had to do was read their documents and follow the money.  What is quite sidesplitting in the PE article is that some council members were puzzled by how the city went from a budget that appeared balance in June 2015, to a deficit estimated at $8 million in February 2016 (we believe the deficit is more like $19-25 million).  The response that hit the jugular was that one council member asked the question whether officials had manipulated the numbers.

But City Manager John Russo, stated in the PE that he thinks the problem in not malfeasance, but outdated systems of practices…well alrighty now, should his answer be taken at face value or seriously?  But he goes on to say, “I don’t think there was malicious intent there; I think the attitude was, ‘This is the way we’ve always done it.'”  He went on to say, “They won’t be doing it that way anymore.” Mr. Russo don’t we pay you to know?  Maybe we should hire another consultant to find out for sure?  OH, we can’t afford it!

I have to say that there is only one way which comes to accounting practices, and that is the right way, it’s called BEST PRACTICES.  But, I ask the question, as myself with a science background.  There are many statistical applications that can be utilized to receive a favorable or desired result.  Is this what happened?

What is more disparaging is that the City will not comment on the reasons for Mason’s departure, which leaves a bad taste in my mouth, because what they are doing is not being upfront with the facts and being transparent. I thought Mr. Russo was all about transparency?   We the taxpayer, the CEO, the Employer, needs to know what is going on with our company…our City!

Mr. Russo again sugar coats everything and will hold no one accountable for the misdeeds that occurred in our city.  He has so far found that the City officials did not follow policy in the City Attorneys Office or Finance Department.  Former City Attorney Greg Priamos paid his friends by issuing no contracts and therefore was no accountability.  Russo has now dismantled the Finance Department for what is believed,  as “cooking the books.”  Brent Mason, Michael Gomez and Scott Catlett are GONE!  I think Human Resources is next.  I’m sure all the Department heads are looking for new jobs.

Thirty Miles of Corruption started receiving the news of Brent’s departure about a month ago from an anonymous source who sometimes appears to be wholly inadequate…  Vivian Moreno was at the RRR neighborhood meeting March 7th, she asked John Russo very specifically if Brent Mason was leaving and are we headed for BANKRUPTCY?  He stated “He could not respond to personal issues, but the Finance Department is wholly inadequate for an organization I am in charge of.”   As far as the bankruptcy issue he would not really elaborate but basically said “no!”  Do I believe him? NO!

When Councilmember Mike Gardner states “There’s always this magic pot of gold that appears,” common sense will tell there is no pot of gold, there is no magic money, and there is no money tree. The Councilmembers were so stupid they actually believed there was a pot of gold?   Now you have Assistant City Manager Marianna stating the imbalances were disguised?  We do not live in the Emerald Green Land of OZ either.  We live in Riverside.  They were STEALING from Riverside Public Utilities.  The City always spent way more than what was budgeted.  It was a ticking time bomb..

THERE IS NO MAGIC MONEY….. why do I say that?  The City of Riverside magically found 10 million dollars to pay off our Prop 218 lawsuit.  The $10 million was to be paid from the General Fund back to the Water Fund.  The creative finance people seemingly found the money?  More pots of gold?  Or is this the straw that breaks the camels back.  I suggest all you really smart council people check to see how legal that was, to take the magic money the way you approved it.  Let me give you a very simple explanation, we tax retail, “YES!”  We tax wholesale, “NO!”  Council approved a wholesale tax… “STUPID!”  Again, there is no Magic Money…..there was no real payment from the general fund of $10 million.  You had electric pay water.  Let me explain that to you even easier. You had the Electric Ratepayer pay the Water Ratepayer.

Paul Davis stated they were ‘cooking the books’… Mike Gardner believes there was no wrong doing, Mike Gardner also believes in pots of gold… Who do you believe?  The Council is ultimately responsible for the disguising, cooking, and lying about the true financial position of the city.

City Manager John Russo stated the Finance Department was wholly inadequate.  Mr. Russo, we think Former Mayor Ron Loveridge, Cindy Roth, Brad Hudson, Scott Barber, Michael Beck, Paul Sundeen, Scott Catlett, Brent Mason, Tom Desantis, Belinda Graham, Deanna Larson, Mayor Rusty Bailey, Chris MacArthur, Mike Gardner, Steve Adams, Andy Melendrez, Paul Davis, Jim Perry, Nancy Hart, and all the special interest groups and citizens that supported and benefited from all the wild spending, were wholly inadequate and responsible for the current financial mess we are in.

Council member mike Gardner sums it up by stating ” The old way has hurt the city.”

The Old way hasn’t hurt the City Mr. Gardner….. The Mayor and Council did….. and you did!

UPDATE: 03.21.2016: CITY OF RIVERSIDE NAMES SCOTT MILLER NEW INTERIM FINANCE DIRECTOR.

UPDATE: 04.18.2016: FORMER CITY OF RIVERSIDE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER BRENT MASON CHOSEN TO BE CFO FOR THE CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO.

 

VOTE MORENO FOR RIVERSIDE MAYOR 2016!

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “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

 

 

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Brent addressing City Council on the wasteful spending of staff, city execs and bad decisions of the council with reference to taxpayer monies.  Sorry wrong Brent Mason..

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                             Brent Mason, CFO                    Michael Gomez                   Scott Catlett

Chief Financial Officer Brent Mason will be leaving or has left the City of Riverside as its Chief Financial Officer according to the Press Enterprise, in addition, Financial Resource Manager Michael Gomez is also gone or on his way out?  Is this part of the Russo campaign for better government, beginning with a little bit of spring cleaning?  TMC also learned weeks ago that former Assistant Finance Director Scott Catlett also was released.  We found that the City of Yorba Linda accepted to recycle Catlett into the position of their new Finance Director.

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Did Cat (Scott Catlett) see the writing on the wall and it was only a matter of time that the new Russo administration would catch up to his creative financing? Or was he just fired after Assistant City Manager Marysheva-Martinez found innaccuracies in the books, or what is also known as rigging the numbers.  Many in the community are questioning this sudden turn of events, especially when the City Executives are now admitting we are 13 Million in the hole. TMC has been looking at the books for years and it is our professional opinion the number is more like 20 to 25 million in the hole.  Were they not able to keep it together over the years, even after the teachings of our former CFO legend in creative financing, Paul Sundeen?  Or are they all responsible by default due to the Sundeen culture of public irresponsibility?

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The Legend, former CFO Paul Sundeen

So where is the accountability?  Employees leave on good terms, its called “without cause,” but the taxpayer ends up paying for all the bad decisions.  It is high time that this culture of behavior ceases, and City Manager John Russo brings accountability up to the forefront, even if it means bringing the DA.  The bottom line, was that the books were being “cooked” in an effort that they appear more prosperous and healthy than they really were.  The perception of looking at the books was that the money was there, but not.  This allowed the Council to spend more money to the long term detriment of the taxpayers, who no matter what, is ultimately responsible.  Council, thanks again for those wasteful audits, they should have done the right thing and brought in the State Controller.  Unbeknownst to the taxpayer, we were sent down this road to perdition, by the very people the community placed their trust in.  All of these people in the finance department have been under the scrutiny of the new Assistant Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez.

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In this City of Riverside it seems that we have come full circle with “The Good, The Bad and the The Ugly.”

CITY OF RIVERSIDE: MORE STORIES OF RECYCLED TRASH!  Former City of Riverside Assistant City Manager Deana Lorson now has been recycled to become the Assistant City Manager to the the City of Oceanside…

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IS THE QUESTION EVERY CITY EMPLOYEE IS ASKING, “SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?”

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “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!

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Michelle Dawson City Manager of Moreno Valley, you make this way to easy for Thirty Miles of Corruption.  This is great material.  It doesn’t get any better than this.

There needed to be full disclosure to the public about the Mayor and Council’s recent decision to hire Leslie Keane as your interim city clerk at about $10,000 a month.  Since your hiring a celebrity the public should have been told.  The Mayor and City Council voted 5-0 to appoint Leslie Keane  as interim city clerk.  Mayor Xstian Gutierrez should have done his due diligence and checked her background out thoroughly.  The leadership of the Mayor’s office is lacking miserably.  If these are the decisions coming out of the Mayor’s office, the Citizens need to Vote in a new Mayor.  They  are continuing to feed the perception that the mayor and council are still a bunch of yo yo’s. What kind of message does this send to the staff and the residents?

I thought it was a new day and a new chapter for Mo Val?   The citizens  need to be fully aware of what they are paying for and they deserve a qualified staff. Is this just another embarrassing moment for the City?  Mayor Gutierrez you own this appointment!

Is this a friend or acquaintance of City Manager Michelle Dawson, Tom De Santis or Brad Hudson (Who by the way is the new CEO for Laguna Woods)?  This is just another example of how the executive staff of Moreno Valley  is destroying  the city.  The shenanigans’ that go on in this City is unbelievable. This appointment is unbelievable!  ONLY IN MORENO VALLEY and only under the direction of Michelle Dawson, City Manager and Xstian Gutirrez, Mayor….the gift that keeps on giving!

If this was any other employee in Moreno Valley they would be fired.  This would be like the City of Riverside bringing Police Chief Leach back!

PRESS ENTERPRISE: MORENO VALLEY: City Clerk takes job closer to home

OC WEEKLY……Leslie Keane, Laguna Woods City Manager, Popped for DUI in Laguna Hills

OC WEEKLY……Leslie Keane, Laguna Woods City Manager, Follows DUI with Electric Scooter Crash

OC Register……..Leslie Keane City Manager Injured in Accident

OC Register……..Laguna Woods City Manager Steps Down

KTLA5…….Laguna Woods City Manager Arrested on DUI Charges

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “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!

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RIVERSIDE’S MAYOR’S RACE ALMOST IN FULL SWING! MORE TO COME…