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Here is the home that you loaned $675,000 to City Manager John Russo at the exclusive, City-only rate of 1.35%  (or lower?) to keep him happy in Riverside.  We’re definitely going to be lining up for this rate at the Bank of Riverside, located at 3600 Main Street, and we suggest you do too.  But if you need check how your investment is maintaining itself, since you the taxpayers hold the property title, you can visit your asset at 7898 Whitegate Avenue, Riverside, California 92506.

But some sources are telling TMC also serves as a super secret City Hall II, since they see the vehicles of Assistant City Manager Marianna Marysheva and Assistant City Manager Alex Nguyen many mornings at the residence.  Coffee must be better than the new vendor at City Hall we figure.  Are they having meetings as some have said, possibly scheming for the next agenda move or simply enjoying Russo’s pool?  Here are some of the home features you the taxpayers hold title to.

                       

“I’LL HAVE A MUCH BIGGER HOUSE IN RIVERSIDE!” (SUBSIDIZED BY THOSE INLAND EMPIRE HICKS)

CITY OF RIVERSIDE FIRE DEPARTMENT REWARDED WITH DONATED DISNEY PASSES FROM THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH..DISNEYLAND?  Disneyland Resorts has donated 470 entrance passes to the Riverside Fire Department valued at $78,490.00, which of course, still needs Council approval before they can be accepted.   But residents are asking, “shouldn’t it go right back to the taxpayers?”  After all, we pay for the services of the Fire and the equipment used for their service.  While the City of Riverside is in a $603 Million pension deficit, shouldn’t they do their part in reimbursing the taxpayers.  Others, see the 470 passes in City hands open to abuse. But others are asking if the City of Riverside helped the City of Anaheim on a ‘mutual aid agreement?’  If the City of Anaheim didn’t pay for the cost, how much did it actually cost the taxpayer in regular time, over time and equipment cost?  About a year ago the City of Riverside Council approved a ‘cost recovery’ program.  For now, for example, in the Wood Streets Ward 1, if need a new parking permit because your curb outside your home is a zoned parking area, you must have a permit.  The permit use to be free to homeowners, now it cost them $30.00!

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According to the City of Riverside Administrative Rule, “Employees shall not accept any gift, favor or other consideration, which might reasonably be construed as a conflict of interest and/or an attempt to influence their actions in their performance of their official duties.”  In the City of Los Angeles, City Officials are required to report any gift valued more than $50 on their Statement of Economic Interest.  I would imagine the same goes for City Officials in Riverside.

     

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FROM THE DESK OF KEVIN DAWSON:  I just found this agenda item on the City of Riverside council agenda for next week. At first this sounds like a “isn’t that nice” story, but the more I’ve been thinking about it, the more I find it upsetting. The city has a rule that any gifts over $25,000, must be accepted by the council. OK, but that threshold is too low and vague ( we’ve herd stories over the years of city managers getting Christmas gifts of expensive liquor and such). But this agenda item is Disneyland giving 470 passes worth $78,000, so that each employee in the city fire department can receive two passes each. That’s a $340 gift to each employee. Why? It’s in appreciation for our city sending mutual aid to the City of Anaheim during the recent fires. The cost of that mutual aid, I think, is shouldered by the people of Riverside. We pay for those employees, their training and equipment. In fact we are taxing ourselves an extra 1% sales tax to purchase 14 new fire trucks. Wouldn’t it have been more appropriate for Disney to have made a donation toward the replacement cost of equipment used to fight the Anaheim fires? The city reports we have a staff of 211 full times firefighters. I don’t think we dispatched the entire department to Anaheim, so why is the whole department being gifted? I think firefighters are great, but they are well paid. They were well paid to go to Anaheim, and they used the resources of our city to do it, so just why should they be rewarded? Should Fire department management, who make exceptional income, be gifted? The optics of this looks really bad. If Disney is going to gift $340 to RFD non-responder’s, why not extend the gift to all city employees? For that matter, why not extend to all the tax payers who fund RFD?

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

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Las Vegas Developer Terry Manley may be behind another challenge of Measure L…. Is Councilmember John Burnard and his long time friend Laura Densmore waiting on the sidelines wanting Campaign contributions and equestrian trails at the expense of the public? Will John sell out the taxpaying public and his constituents for Horse Trails?

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TERRY MANLEY

I see this as political suicide for council member John Burnard. He has only been a council member for a short period of time and has made some critical mistakes. Common sense “dumb” mistakes , for example, asking the city Manager’s office to lift the stop work order on Ag park so Cox Construction can put the Jurupa road through. Did Burnard realize that the land is so toxic it could or has made people very sick and any one working on the property could possibly DIE! Also Supporting his long time friend former Council member Laura Densmore and local Attorney Virginia Blumenthal on the re- hashing of old wounds , another proposed development on the Protected Lands of La Sierra Hills. I personally cannot believe Virginia is supporting this issue or even involved in this fiasco. Going down this rocky road will be a fiasco and I’m sure will turn out vile. There has got to be some reason she is involved?  IT makes NO sense…. The public and many of John’s supporters are definitely turning on him, feeling the pain of that rusty knife in their back.

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On Wednesday, November 4th Council member Burnard conducted a meeting in Ward 7 concerning the La Sierra River Ranch and Hills. The majority of Riverside citizens have been fighting to protect this land for 38 years. The land protecting initiatives were known as Measure C and Proposition R, and now Measure L will challenge it. The fight for this land has been on the ballot at least 8 times since 1977. Last night’s meeting was to introduce a new development plan and attempt to get the public behind it by the guise of public input. There were approximately 100 people there. Any time 100 people show up to a community meeting, the issue is HOT…… It was a barn burner of an event.

The Passion or should I say distain for this new plan was indisputable. The distrust still remains high for the Las Vegas developer, the wounds are still fresh from the last recent fight at the ballot box with Measure L. The meeting started out with Laura, Ken and Virginia trying to convince the audience that they reached out to the developer to down size the project from 1900 homes to 725 homes and to include the equestrian trails John Burnard and Laura Densmore so desperately want. Virginia stated that she campaigned hard against Measure L and she knew the issue would keep coming up. Virginia stated she believed it would be better if the public, or her little group of 3 community folks, had control over the project. She also stated there was no monetary gain for her support of this new plan.

The public then gets to weigh in, a woman from Norco expresses concern about the traffic. Other’s asked why does the city feel the need to develop every inch of the green belt. We are sick of the deceit. One said, “City should buy the land.” One asked, “Where’s the developer ? “SAVE THE HILLS?” He (developer) lied and misrepresented Measure L. This Man cannot be trusted, it’s a matter of principal.” Another, “Where are you going to build the post office, fire and police station, and grocery store?” Another, “No walking trails, no commercial area.  Aren’t we in a drought, where’s the extra water coming from?” Former Interim Councilman and Riverside Planning Director, Ken Gutierrez attempted to answer most of the questions, but the mumbo jumbo that came from his mouth was enough for most to see the deception. It was a “Cluster Fox Trot!

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There was only one supporter in the audience, can you guess who that was. Frank Coral AKA Union. “Change is hard but change is good.” “We don’t go to Murrieta and tell them how to run their city”. “Norco shouldn’t tell us how to run ours.” Maybe Frank didn’t get the memo from City manager, John Russo’s office stating we need to be a regional city and we should be respectful to our neighbors. As a matter of fact I was at Murrieta’s City council meeting Tuesday night changing their public decorum policy.

The most shocking moment of the evening came when someone from the audience stated. “ Why wasn’t Sharon Mateja invited to be on the new committee.” INTERESTING……

Who is Sharon? Sharon has made a commitment and investment to her community and our city, she spends countless hours preparing information and getting speakers for the Residents for Responsible Representation (RRR) community group. When The La Sierra Hills lands were being challenged last year she was opposed and worked tirelesssly along with Laura Densmore and John Burnard to defeat Measure L . Sharon and others believed the lands would be challenged again and they wanted to be prepared. Sharon reached out to Laura to get a new committee started, Laura told Sharon she wasn’t ready to start a new committee yet. Sharon reached out a second time to Laura, Laura told Sharon she had already started a new committee. Sharon asked to be on the new committee and Laura told her NO! “NO we don’t want you on the new Committee.” They also left Mary Humboldt and Bob Buster out.

You have to ask yourself why this little self appointed group of 3 Ken, Laura and Virginia didn’t want Sharon to be on this new committee? How did they decide that they would take the reins and negotiate in favor of the community with the developer? ARE THESE 3 PEOPLE KIDDING? Now they have created distrust, suspicion and contempt, not only for the new proposed project but for the new little committee.  Developers need to be lobbied in order to come to invest in ones City.  A self appointed community group, who strategically left those out that were not supportive, bring the issue of development to the community they claim to represent.  See the picture folks.  Also showing their faces was Councilman Jim Perry and Assistant City Manager Alex Nguyen, both who simply observed and said nothing.

No EIR as well?  According to former Planning Director/ interim Councilman Ken Gutierrez…Don’t need one! But the City of Riverside was quick to want to sue the City of Moreno with regards to the World Logistics Center as a result of an EIR (Environmental Impact Report).  Isn’t Barnyard selling out to those who voted him in? He was against development of the La Sierra Hills area, now he is? Well he did campaign that he would like to see more horse trails.

The fact that last night’s meeting was “hosted” by Council member Burnard to help the developer, Terry Manley, “work” with “the community” was of concern to those of us who’ve been through these kinds of battles between residents and their so-called “representatives.” Even more notable was that only political insiders — like Laura Pearson Densmore, Virginia Blumenthal and Ken Gutierrez — were on the self-appointed ad hoc committee to “negotiate” with the developer. Then the bombshell of the evening came when it was revealed that Ms. Pearson Densmore had intentionally and studiously avoided including other members of the NO on L committee as former County Supervisor Bob Buster, Mary Humboldt and Dr. Sharon Mateja D.D.S, in the new committee working with the developer.  – Letitia Pepper, commenter on the PE.

MEASURE C AND MEASURE/PROPOSITION R:

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BLAST FROM THE PAST, EVEN IF IT WAS LAST YEAR:

If you recall, the last time this issue came to the forefront, Las Vegas developer Terry Manley was involved, but so was local favorite, Chuck Cox and billionaire associate from Santa Barbara Bill Davis under the auspices of the New West Company.

Also, former Councilwoman Nancy Hart, former Mayor Ron Loveridge and BB&K attorney George Reyes was involved. This whole arrangement was closely connected with the City of Riverside.

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Sounds very similar with committee formed by former interim Councilman and Planning Director Ken Gutierrez, former City Council woman Laura Densmore and their noted attorney on record is Criminal Attorney Virginia Blumenthal. Maybe she should think twice prior to ascending forward…

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Click this link to view the “Protect Riverside,” the “No on Measure L” campaign site circuit 2014.

CONFIRMED: AG PARK RIGHT NEXT TO THE LA SIERRA HILLS DEVELOPMENT IS CONTAMINATED, ACCORDING TO THE PE.

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ANOTHER FINE COX DEVELOPMENT?

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  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..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”.  WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!