Riverside’s own taxpayer advocate Vivian Moreno gives her take on the current state of affairs regarding the City of Riverside’s Mayor’s race. Her second topic is that according to a new study released last month by diversitydatakids.org, the City of Riverside ranks as the 5th worse city to raise children!  Now why is that?

Suspiciously enough, we keep on seeing reports that appear to be covering up for the City of Riverside, instead lumping the City within the term “Inland Empire.”  We are calling that Fake News, as a CBS report actually states that the City of Riverside is within the top 10 worse cities to raise your children.  This Brandeis University source on the other hand, shows what we are talking about.

According to the PE and various news reports, actually state Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, as oppose to city.  We haven’t been able to find anything which resembles that on the diversitydatakids.org site.  What we did find is a table which contains Metros/ Cities of Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario lumped together.  Regardless, this is not a county issue, and nowhere in any of the sources do they call it a county issue: it is a metro/ city issue period!

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Don’t forget to Vote No on Measure A, the new college bond associated with building and modernizing community college facilities.  And let’s not forget the last bond measure known as Measure O.  It was supposed to be about fixing problems at existing schools, and now we see the monies are being diverted to building new schools.  And the local citizen oversight board, which is responsible for informing the public about the bond proceeds, has been stacked by the school board’s cronies rending it ineffective.  So who contributed to that last Measure O bond back in 2016?  As you can see below, almost nothing but architects, vendors, lawyers and builders (courtesy of ‘No on A’ Facebook site): entities that either do business with the District or want to, no doubt.  Follow the money and see who benefits!  More to come on this scam!

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “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,” “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

City of Riverside’s own taxpayer advocate, Vivian Moreno, gives her take on the this year’s Mayorial Race.  Andy Melendrez has been Councilman for Ward 2 since 2006.  It was important to TMC that we review his track record.

Councilman Andy Melendrez’s attempt to re-brand the City of Riverside as a “Sanctuary City” appeared to be part of his hidden agenda according to many in the community and not brought forward prominently as part of a City Council discussion way back on August 26, 2014.  As a result, a formal Code of Ethics and Conduct complaint was filed by Fontana Council candidate Tressy Capps, specifically against Melendrez’s assertion that their would be no “fiscal impact” in the adoption of this resolution, as stated in the City Council Memorandum.  The following is the filed complaint by Tressy Capps.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED BY CAPPS

The following is the City Council Memorandum stating that there would be no “fiscal impact” with the adoption of this humanitarian resolution.  Really now Andy!  TMC knows that the policy gets set first: then the “ask” (cha-ching) comes later.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW CITY COUNCIL MEMORANDUM

What was more concerning was that this item/resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar, in what could be seen as a way to sneak a real issue of community concern by the public, by not bringing it allowing discussion from differing viewpoints.  Instead, it was removed from the consent calendar for discussion and eventually shot down after a huge waste of time that only divided the community.  This kind of pandering political play makes Andy untrustworthy to many in his own Ward.  The resolution provides no clarity towards whether the term “immigrants,” applies to those here legally or illegally, and we would guess that’s intentional.  Because if they were in the country legally, we surmise there would be reason to have a resolution to protect immigrants.  We provide the resolution below:

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW THE MELENDREZ HUMANITARIAN RESOLUTION

Capps states that this resolution directly violates specifically page 4, item #6 of the Code of Ethics and Conduct for Elected Officials.  She cited the item, “they will seek to insure that information provided by the city government to the public is accurate and clear.”  Where is former City Attorney Greg Priamos when we need him to pick the nits?  Oh Hell, he would just make matters worse.

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Many in the community feel this resolution advocates breaking Federal law.  It appears that Melendez in that case would not only be advocating violating the law, he is also offering that it would be ok for the City of Riverside to accept those who have entered the country illegally.  TMC feels this would be done without consideration of those in his community who are legal, and need help, such as are veterans, homeless, residents struggling financially to make ends meet, etc.  On the other hand, proponents state that we need to ensure that the security, protection and needs of illegal or undocumented children are addressed on a humanitarian level, which appears we would agree with…from a Federal level.  Many cities have adopted similar resolutions, even some states, but we at TMC ask what the fallout will be when you’re in conflict Federal laws.  Our guess is, watching what is transpiring in DC at the moments, the consequences will affect the general public of these “sanctuaries” negatively.

 

A call-out to a community group we think West Siders show know about:

TONIGHT is the NIGHT! RRR MEETING: FEBRUARY 10, 2020:

Local Artist Wayne Cardoos will bring his Disney art to share in our raffle drawings!

La Sierra Church address:  RRR Monday Night, February 10, 2020

NEWLY ADDED Speaker:  City Planning Commissioner, Sean Mill – Ward 5,  will give a brief presentation on the City Planning Commission, to include:

o   How does city planning commission work

  • Who is on this commission?
  • How do residents get selected to the commission?
  • What would constitute removal from the commission
  • What is the process for a project to reach the commission
  • What criteria is used to approve/disapprove a project
  • When residents “show up”, does their opinion affect the vote of the commissioners
  • When the commission votes “Yes”, what are the next steps
  • When the commission votes “No, what are the next steps

NEW MEETING LOCATION for this MEETING: RRR will meet at La Sierra University Youth & Education Center: 4937 Sierra Vista Ave, Riverside, CA 92505: Corner of Pierce and Sierra Vista Avenue… You CANNOT miss the church on the corner.

EASY to find – shares parking lot with the church on the corner…it is next to the basketball court, EASY to park, Handicapped accessible

The Church & Youth & Education Center are on the corner of Pierce & Sierra Vista Avenue (just west of 5 points going towards LSU)

Time:             6:30 pm socialization, sign in and snacks; 7:00 pm Welcome; 8:30 pm Meeting closes

Place:            Fellowship Hall, La Sierra University Church parking lot – near the basketball courts

Councilman Jim Perry, Ward 6, will update the community on city and ward issues; he will be available for Q & A

Councilman Steve Hemenway Ward 7,  will attend if possible

A tremendous THANK YOU to Councilman Hemenway for arranging for RRR to use this facility…

we are currently without a “home”. Community groups can no longer use the police department.

Antoinette Alexander is retiring!!! Monday is her last day; she was to attend RRR for an official “goodbye” from our group but is unable to attend;  Her replacement “Laura”, will be joining us for an introduction and a warm welcome from us.

We are hoping to have one of the detectives from the RPD attend, but I have not had an official acceptance as yet.

RIVERSIDE STRONG:  What’s new with the Dynamic Duo?  They are building bridges in Riverside (metaphorically speaking); come hear the scoop!

As always, the meeting will be informational, educational and FUN!

Sharon Mateja, Chairperson RRR

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “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,” “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

The community asked us, and we at TMC brought it forward.  Do you approve of partisan politics infiltrating our local city and community issues?  Tell us below in the comments section.

        

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VOTE NO ON MEASURE “A” SCHOOL BOND. HERE IS THE DEBATE: RRR MEETING, JANUARY 13, 2020:

At last months RRR (Residents for Responsible Representation) meeting, supporters of Measure A (Riverside Community College District School Facility Bond) led by Attorney Virginia Blumenthal, debated those against, led by local taxpayer advocate, Jason Hunter.  Measure A is scheduled for a public vote on March 3, 2020, and advocates (of course) for the tried-and-true bleeding heart formula of fixing crumbling infrastructure, helping vets, improving safety, and upgrading technology.

The taxpayer recently approved a similar school bond known as Measure O (RUSD), which stipulated it was also for badly needed school repairs.  Money is now being diverted from this measure to build new schools, while older schools still remain rundown.  Measure Z (city sales tax), also passed by local voters in 2016, told us our money was needed for vital services and public safety.  Apparently, that meant a new downtown library and paying pensions.  They say the third time’s a charm: will Riverside County voters finally wake up to these bait & switches?

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 02.04.2020: JASON HUNTER QUESTIONS A NEW CHANGE TO THE DESTRUCTION OF CITY DOCUMENTS:

On February 4, 2020 City Council Meeting, Tax Advocate questioned the intention of Item #29, “Record Retention Schedule Revisions” or the destruction of Public Records. This revision was recommended by in part by our beloved (sic) City Attorney, Gary Geuss.  Funny thing is, nowhere in the report does it mention what’s actually being destroyed.  Did the Fab 4 of freshmen Councilmembers, or any of the rest of the Council actually ask what was changed regarding this policy before approving it?  Nope.

   

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Questions arose after the firing of City Manager John Russo, when it was noted that the Mayor’s signature block was removed by City Attorney Gary Geuss on Russo’s contract.  What were the City Manager and City Attorney doing behind the scenes for their own benefit?  Is City Attorney Gary Geuss attempting to hide his tracks regarding these alleged misdoings after he leaves the City?

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “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,” “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

City of Riverside Tax Advocate and Self Appointed Citizen Auditor, gives her take on current Riverside Politics regarding Public Speaking, Councilman Andy Melendrez running for City Mayor and the ongoing saga of newly elected Councilmember Gabriela Plascencia and her alleged behavioral indiscretions within City Limits.

In contrast we have the City of Riverside version as seen below:

Fire Union President Timothy Strack’s response to newly elected Councilwoman Gabriela Plascencia’s allegations of bad behavior: Email to Thirtymiles

Hey Vivian. With all do respect, I am and have been the President of the Riverside Firefighters. I have never been to Mezcal, and I have never seen or heard of Councilwoman Placencia acting as is alleged on this blog. So I would kindly as that you pull down that post as it is factually untrue and not fair to me or the council woman. Please post only verifiable factual information. If you would like to contact me to discuss this, I am more than happy to speak with you off line.

Vivian Moreno’s response to Fire Union President Timothy Strack’s email:

Mr. Strack, are you stating that none of these allegation are true?

Regarding that you have never been to the Mezcal Bar? I didn’t say you were at Mezcal bar, I knew you were at Wolfskill. I didn’t want to mention Wolfskill. I also didn’t mention the alleged conversation that was so disgusting I could not repeat at council.

The information that came in to Thirty Miles was from four different sources, from four different areas of this city, and from four people who are not connected publically. All had the same story.
If you are saying that the Facebook post from former Alvord Board Member Joseph Barragan is false and inaccurate you need to take this issue up with him.
Mr. Strack, Thirty Miles of Corruption is not stating this as true and factual, we only asked the question?

Is there any reason that Joseph Barragan would use your name or position in an inaccurate and possibly libelous statement? If this is true you should contact and pursue this, as well as Plascencia.

We don’t remove post that are in the public eye, and continue to remain in the public eye on Facebook. Once again Mr. Strack, TMC didn’t state this reference, we only posted what still remains within Facebook. You must contact Barragan, his post is still up. We just gave it another home. I’m sure he stands behind his information.

We are simply suggesting that Council member Plascencia needs to take a closer look at her public image. It will have a lasting impact on the council, her supporters, and this city. Mr. Strack, the fire union gave her a substantial amount of campaign backing, you obviously support her message of diversification and her controversy? My hope is that it doesn’t backfire on all of you.
I am posting a blog later this afternoon, that will go into a little bit more detail, keep watching!

Yes I would like to talk to you personally, I will send you a private email to exchange cell numbers.

Vivian

A RENDITION BY THE INCOMPARABLE FOSTER BROOKS!

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “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,” “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

The Facebook pages came forward to TMC, you decide.

 

 

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The Gift of Gab, is she the Gift that keeps on giving?  What can you learn from fire when you are on fire?  It appears from multiple sources {Allegedly from this post} including the current President of the Riverside Fire Union.

What did Gaby teach our local Fire Union and others about lap dances and other stuff, while intoxicated at a local bar?  Now how about a little lap dance music about an evil woman.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “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,” “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

Sent by Art Cassel in response to Vivian Moreno’s January 22, 2020 video on TMC:

Wed 1/22/2020 3:13 PM

Congratulations Vivian on your return to the little screen.?? I find it hard to believe that Javier and yourself, two of the prime parties in putting the Riverside City Council in the position it is, have the balls (Sorry, but there’s no other words to describe this) to complain about the monster you’ve created.

You and the other of your ilk give gadflies a bad name,?? Your constant whining about everything the Council did, accomplished nothing but bad for 325,000 people. How dare you bitch about your offspring??? First of all, your immense belief in how important and well known you are was clearly shown in your Mayoral run.?? You disappeared after that!?? Don’t screw around in politics if you don’t have the skin thickness to lose and lose badly.?? The gang of you think everything the City does is criminal.?? You complain when a Councilperson doesn’t act on the endless array of alleged wrongdoing.?? Like simpletons, you praise those that go along with some of your allegations and then turn on them like deranged pit bulls when they should, God forbid, disagree with you.

OK, you didn’t like John Russo because he defended his staff against your slander and his east coast, abrupt speaking style offended your delicate ears.?? You never once looked at all the good he and his staff were doing for the City.?? Who found the fact that the City had been BSing all along about their financial stability??? Who kept coming up with ideas on how to improve the City?? Keep in mind that every positive thing that’s now happening in the City is a result of his work.?? Because you didn’t like him, you jumped on brain dead Baileys wagon and got rid of him.?? Kudos for your support of Rusty, whom you’ve made clear is not one of your favorite people.?? Now he’s going off to become Queen of Path of Life, another of your favorites.?? Good work!

Mike Soubirous and Paul Davis had fought off all the attacks they endured and came out of it as the?? kingpins of the Council.?? It doesn’t matter what you think, the City WAS heading in the right direction.?? The departure of Russo and Paul losing his seat led to Mike walking away.?? They fixed it only to have you and your gang take it back to where it was.?? Nobody wants to endure fixing something only to have it broken again and having to fix it again.?? You must be so proud!

You should be really proud of the new Council and City Manager you so desperately wanted, But you’re not.?? Now you’re back to the same whining again.?? Here’s a couple of words of advise for you.???? If someone is disagrees with you, learn to analyze if they’re actually right.?? Second word is to be damn careful of what you wish for.?? As one of the main contributors to the current disaster, you should be ashamed of the role you played in it, not complaining about your result.

Response Art Castle by Advocate Vivian Moreno:

….” I can honestly say that I never made a wrong ethical decision.   –  ex-City Manager John Russo, 03.08.2018,   “I never have either,” -Vivian Moreno 2020

Art now let’s have some fun!

Thank-you Art for giving me so much power.  I am proud to be a ‘gadfly’ and the time, energy and effort I spent with my ‘ilks.’   I am especially proud to have run for mayor, and extremely proud of Thirty Miles Of Corruption.com. and the 500,000 people who have tuned in to read and watch our work.

Art if you think we have the ability to change the face and course of this city by nearly attending City Council meetings on Tuesday’s, in my opinion that makes us the best gadflies in the history of Riverside.  The beauty is Art, I see my experience completely different than you do.  It’s all okay, that’s what I love about politics, we can all have opposing views.  As for my mayor’s race, I am very proud of the almost 3000 people that voted for me, that’s a lot of people.  For your information the reason my husband and I dropped out of the political scene after the mayor’s race is that our adult daughter had four strokes and we decided that she needed our full attention and we decided to bring her home and take care of her full time.

Now let’s discuss what your letter is really about, your love affair with former City Manager John Russo and your opinion that we ran him out of town, now that’s funny.  Well it is my opinion that Mr. Russo was bad for the City of Oakland, bad for the City of Alameda, bad for the City of Riverside and now really bad for the City of Irvine, check out the links below.  Apparently the City Council of Irvine is having buyer’s remorse.

VOICE OF OC: JANUARY 15, 2020 BY NOAH BIESIADA: EFFORTS TO DISCIPLINE/ FIRE IRVINE CITY MANAGER FAILS.

… and he certainly looks concerned, once again.

LIBERAL OC: JANUARY 13, 2020 BY DAN CHMIELEWSKI: IS IRVINE’S CITY MANAGER ON HIS WAY OUT?

It was always my understanding that Mr. Russo was selected as City Manager because the Council believed he could control Mayor Bailey better than any other city manager candidate.  As of your belief that CM John Russo found that the City had been BS’ing about their financial stability.  It was not Mr. Russo who discovered the financial shenanigans within the City of Riverside, it was me and my ‘ilks,’ and all this information could be found on Thirty miles of corruption.com   We found that the years before Mr. Russo was hired, the only thing that Mr. Russo did, was read thirtymilesofcorruption.com, collect all the documents, expose it and then verbalize our work to the public.

Now, as for your buddy former Riverside City Councilman Mike Soubirous.  When he was having a hard time at City Hall, he was supported by all of us, you can also read that on Thirty Miles.  Former City Manager John Russo, former City Councilman Paul Davis and former City Councilman Mike Soubirous made it the perfect trifecta situation against Mayor Rusty Bailey.  Russo in my opinion handpicked Paul and Mike so he could groom them, therefore helping Russo get away with his bad predatorial behavior.  It’s was John’s M.O. ( Modus Operandi ) in every city he worked at, to find the weakest links.  He has two council buddies in every city he worked at, even in Irvine.

Listen, thirtymilesofcorruption.com is my soapbox.  It’s my playground, and if you don’t like my whining, don’t tune in.  I can assure you there are a lot of people who do enjoy my whining.

One more thing, the decline in the stability of the City of Riverside did not start with me and my ilks, it started with former Mayor Ron Loveridge and former City Manager Brad Hudson, both of them getting our city in debt to the tune of billions of dollars.  The progressive decline over the years,  was uncovered by a group of dedicated citizens who were determined to figure out what the truth really was.

The decline in Riverside happen with executive staff with former City Manager Brad Hudson and former Assistant City Manager Tom DeSantis and their love interests at the time.  This effected staff and the moral of City Hall Staff.  Let’s not forget how many of the council spent hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars treating themselves to breakfast, lunch, dinner and expensive hotels on the taxpayer.  There was so much financial waste at that time.  John Russo may have reiterated the dire financial situation at the City of Riverside, but these findings were discovered by the brilliant gadflies, and the findings and documents were all posted to TMC.  Do your homework.

Now, I’m going to give you a piece of advice…. relax, take a hot shower and apply a little moisturizer, you will feel sooo much better.  I would advise Russo to do the same, as for the looks of him.  Thank-you for your comment….. Vivian

Here’s a comment from local Riverside Advocate Kevin Dawson on the Voice of OC from January 15, 2020:

“I think one of the techniques Russo employed when he was city manager in Riverside, was to work very hard at developing close personal relationships with different city council people. During the discussion of his contract, one councilman said he and his wife had developed a close friendship with “John” and his wife. And that in fact, they were going over to the Russo’s house that Friday for diner. Did this councilman recuse his self from voting on Russo’s contract? No. Another councilman implored his fellows to listen to their emotions. Listen to their emotions on this important financial instrument? His day job was as a financial advisor. I wonder how his clients would have like being told to use their emotions when deciding their finances.  I wouldn’t doubt the failure of the Irvine Council was due to improper relationships.”

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “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,” “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

Per Public Information Officer (aka, City Propaganda Minister) for the City of Riverside, Phil Pitchford:  Larry Gonzalez, a 27-year law enforcement veteran who has spent the past 15 years working his way through the management ranks of the Riverside Police Department, has been named Chief of Police by City Manager Al Zelinka.

“I believe in Larry as Riverside’s Police Chief because of his demonstrated performance to address important matters in the city and his trusted relationships throughout the community, department, and law enforcement agencies,” Zelinka said. “As Chief of Police, Larry has committed to me that he will implement the pillars of 21st Century Policing, evolve the Riverside Police Department to reflect Riverside’s diversity, and carry out organizational refinements around efficiency and effectiveness.”

Gonzalez was chosen after a comprehensive search and an unprecedented amount of community input and a series of interview panels with law enforcement professionals, community leaders and neighborhood groups. The multiple community meetings asked Riversiders what they wanted in their next Police Chief, and their responses were used as criteria for evaluating candidates. The responses also were documented and shared online for the public.

“I appreciate the meaningful input by the community this past fall to define the desired attributes for Riverside’s next police chief,” Zelinka said. “That input framed the whole recruitment effort and was reflected in the composition of the interview panels and the questions asked of the candidates. When making my selection, I took to heart the complete record of information contributed by the community and all participants, as well as the input provided by the candidates themselves.”

Gonzalez has served as Interim Police Chief since mid-September, following the retirement of Chief Sergio Diaz. In that role, he had daily responsibility for 576 employees, including 372 sworn police officers, as well as management of a $135 million budget. His promotion to Chief takes effect Feb. 7.

According to the Press Enterprise, Gonzalez pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of drunken driving in 2013, when he was a police lieutenant. He was sentenced to three years’ probation, in addition to other punishments, after he crashed a city-owned Ford Explorer into a mailbox and retaining wall and recorded a .15 percent blood-alcohol level.  At least we believe in carrying on tradition here in the ole’ River City…

TMC remembers the hi-jinks of Russell Leach, the O.G. of driving while under the influence.  Back in 2010 while intoxicated, Leach hit what appeared to be a city light fixture. When he was finally stopped by RPD, it was noticed that the city owned vehicle he was driving had no tires, and he was driving on just the rims.  According to the charges, Leach consumed 2 tabs of Vicodin (hydrocodone-pain pills), 2 tabs Xanax (alprazolam-anti-anxiety), 2 tabs Ambien (zolpidem-sleeping pills), 1 tab of Flexeril (cyclobenaprine-muscle relaxant), 1 tab Atarax (hydroxyzine-anti-histamine used with opioid analgesics to increase the pain killing ability), 4 cans of Miller Lite and 7 doubles of Chivas Regal Scotch.  Wow!  We’d hate to be his liver! We do have some sympathy for Leach though: we’d probably hit the bottle every night dealing with the likes of Loveridge, Hudson, DeSantis, Priamos, etc., etc. ad infinitum.

And who can forget the topless dancer Leach was embroiled with according to the Press Enterprise.  It all stunk to high heaven with typical Riverside City politics when former City Councilman Frank Schiavone decided to record a tape conversation with the topless dancer.  Then there was the local attempted RPD coverup of the whole fiasco, because as we know all too well: there’s rules for them, and different rules for you.

 

After Leach was put out to pasture (with his luxurious pension paid for by us), in came Police Chief Sergio Diaz, who turned out to be another nut.  He threatened a city council candidate by the name of John Brandriff and was a central figure in the St. Valentine’s Day blunder. What gives with these guys?  Some heroes!

Well the best of luck Larry, congratulations, and I know we look forward to your leadership in the coming year.  And of course, you have our support.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “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,” “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

Having too much fun!  Thirty Miles ran Councilmember Gaby Plascencia’s commentary from last Tuesday on Sean Mill through our politi-speak b.s. machine.  This is what it came up with.  We hope you enjoy the new “faces” of Riverside.  We also thought it important to shed light on the different ways racism and sexism reveal themselves.  Ward 5: is that the message you voted on?  Was that the message you supported?  We all must face the truth: racism comes in all colors.  It’s content, not color, that’s important when speaking about diversity.

Plascencia belongs to Latino Network here in Riverside, will she become instrumental in changing the faces of that organization to make more diverse?  To reflect our community?

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “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,” “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

Vivian Moreno gives her take on this week’s issues: the interview of Planning Commissioner Sean Mill by the John and Ken show of KFI radio 640AM, racism, the Plascencia vs. Mill Feud and certain Budget Engagement Commission members (our girl Gaby again!) being called out on their pathetic attendance record by Councilman Chuck Condor and their ensuing response.

On Friday January 24, 2020, KFI AM640, the John and Ken Show interviews City of Riverside Planning Commissioner Sean Mills, regarding the attempted coerced removal by former campaign rival, Gabriela Plascencia, who is now on the Riverside City Council representing Ward 5.

TMC remembers that at the October 1, 2019, City Council Meeting, Councilman Chuck Condor called out four Commissioners of the Budget Engagement Commission for attendance problems.  Condor called it ‘pathetic.’  By not living up to their promise to attend these meetings, these individual were responsible for the City’s perilous financial issues not being addressed in a timely and efficient manner.  Subsequently on October 10, 2019, two of these volunteers (now duly-elected to City Council, Ronaldo Fierro and Gabriela Plascencia) responded to Conder, deriving his caustic remarks to be the outcome of purely petty politics.  Below, you will find the actual attendance document from January to August 2019, prepared by the City Clerk, that Conder was referencing.

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We advise our viewing audience again that at the time of the below video in October of 2019, both Plascencia and Fierro were not yet on the City Council, but volunteers on the Budget Engagement Commission.  In an astonishing twist of fate/karma/foreshadowing/irony, toward the end of the video, Plascencia makes a haunting statement that may come to back to bite her:  , “I am committed when elected to never ‘shame’ our volunteers!”  Well, Plascencia has now been elected to City Council, and within six weeks she is shaming one of the City’s volunteers publicly!  That person, of course, is volunteer Planning Commissioner Sean Mill.  But it went further than ‘shaming;’ it went all the way to ‘slander’ and worse, ‘discrimination’.

She called him a ‘bully’ from the dais, then publicly made verifiably untrue statements regarding his place of residence while on the Planning Commission with the City of Santa Ana.  According to the Orange County Register, “Mr. Mill has confirmed to the city of Santa Ana that he has maintained his residency in Santa Ana while serving as a planning commissioner,” city spokeswoman Alma Flores said. “There is no action pending.”  The question now is, “Will Commissioner Mill initiate a defamation suit against Councilwoman Plascencia and the City for slander and discrimination similar to what happened after the Soubirous/Davis St. Valentine’s Day Blunder?”

Chuck also refers to a close friend that missed quite a few meetings, but didn’t mention him by name.  TMC reveals that person to be none other than Joe Tavaglione, current California Transportation Commissioner, uncle of former Riverside County Scalliwag Supervisor, John Tavaglione, and local big kahuna – Joe missed 83% of all meetings for that year!

Well it gets better: according to witnesses, another member of the Budget Engagement Commission, Rose Mayes, who missed ONLY 33% of the meetings, approached Councilman Condor after the Budget Engagement meeting with a word about the hat and robe he carries in trunk of his vehicle.  Maybe we can persuade Chuck to let us in on the specifics of what Rose accused him of? Thirty Miles heard of tidbits towards the general gist of the conversation, but it was too nasty for even us to print without first party acknowledgement!  Oh well…I guess we can it’s just another normal week in ole’ River City.

“There’s something distasteful about bitchy and vindictive, like Plascencia; There’s something fun about bitchy and funny, that’s me.”  – Vivian

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “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,” “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


TODAY: FRIDAY JANUARY 24, 2020: SEAN MILLS WILL BE ON THE JOHN AND KEN PROGRAM WHICH IS KFI 640: DON’T MISS IT!

This posting continues the ongoing saga of the Plascencia vs. Mills feud that played out this week at Tuesday’s Riverside City Council Meeting.

Below you will find the original Council Memorandum signed by Councilwoman Gaby Plascencia; with Councilman Renaldo Fierro providing the second signature needed to bypass our Sunshine Act once again for another of Plascencia’s strongarm political moves.  The Sunshine Act requires that an item going before the Council be placed on the agenda 12 days prior to being heard by the body.  Plascencia simply alleged that it was an emergency without providing any documentation, hence, skirting that law and our ethics process with 2 strokes of the pen.  Can this chain of events itself be construed as unethical?

Wow! Did anybody notice the t-shirt Plascencia wore under her jacket that day stated, “Do What’s Necessary!”

Perhaps, “The ends justify the means,” would’ve been betterThanks to a commenter here’s the t-shirt!

Here’s what Riverside’s New Social Justice Councilwoman was wearing: “Do what’s necessary before what’s nice!” with a picture of Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem.

     

Click this link to view report – Where’s the beef?

Provided below is Councilwoman Gabriela Plascencia’s opening statement at Council of why Planning Commissioner Sean Mill’s should be removed.  Why should Mills be removed?  She offers the crowd, “Google it,” then warns the audience, “Riversiders in the audience or those watching, please take out your phones and google Sean Mill’s name before you come up here and leverage your reputation on this individual.”  Got it Gaby!  Your evidence essentially boils down to, “It was on the internet, so it must be true!”

Community Advocate Irma Flores says it all by citing Martin Luther King, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  The next clip after Plascencia talks about how we need to ‘share the wealth around,’ then Councilman Andy Melendrez tries to bail Plascencia out:

Former campaign opponent and current Riverside Planning Commissioner Sean Mill responds to Plascencia’s allegations of impropriety, and against Plascencia skirting the laws and policies  Riverside put in place over the last several years to avoid these types of kangaroo courts.  Many in the community are asking if this is simply “kindergarten pay back?”  Rumor is Plascencia wanted to remove Mills and replace him with IBEW member Jim Rush.  But Rush is white, is that diverse enough?

For your viewing pleasure, the whole painful meeting between Councilwoman Gabriela Plascencia vs. Commissioner Sean Mills below:

Local Radio Personality Roy Bleckert on IE Newswire has his take on the Sean Mills Gabriela Plascencia feud.  Bleckert came to our City Council to speak on this issue, but had to leave, due to the meeting process taking so long.

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “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,” “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