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PART I, OF WHAT’S SURE TO BE AT LEAST A TRILOGY

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor William Rusty Bailey issues his veto message.  The mayor stated this in a circulated email just mere minutes ago:

Good Afternoon,  Last week at the City Council meeting, under the authority invested in the Mayoral position by Section 413  of the City Charter (https://riversideca.gov/municode/city-charter.asp), I vetoed the City Council’s decision to renegotiate and extend the City Manager’s contract.  As required by the Charter, attached is the veto message that we released to the City Council this afternoon. Each of you plays a valuable role serving our community, I would encourage you to engage in this process in the coming weeks.

With Respect, Rusty

William R. “Rusty” Bailey, III Mayor

 

               

BAD TIMING, BAD BUSINESS, BAD POLICY, BAD MESSAGE – RUSTY’S VETO EXPLANATION

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Just when you think you’ve seen all, you forget you’re in Riverside: the epicenter of creative government finance for the betterment of special interests.  At Tuesday’s February 6th council meeting, Mayor Bailey did something that has not been done for nearly 25 years: he dusted off his copy of the City Charter and used his veto power, finally showing he has a pair of balls.

Initially, when discussion opened to City Manager John Russo’s proposed contract, it appeared that the majority of Council was outraged.   Condor, Adams, Soubirous and Gardner expressed their displeasure with the contract.  When the final decision came about the vote was Condor and Perry “Nay”; MacArthur, Soubirous and Melendrez “Yea,” with Adams and Gardner flipping at the end with “Yeas” as well, to make the final tally vote 5-2 in favor of a brand spanking new 7-year contract for City Manager John Russo.  TMC nominates both flippers for Academy Awards in the special category of “Pretending to Give a Damn”.

During the debate one could tell this outcome would not go over well with Mayor Bailey.  The rumor is that behind the scenes the Mayor’s office and the City Manager’s office are feuding.  Apparently, the Mayor’s Office cannot function as his predecessor, ex-Mayor Loveridge’s had things running (you know, with him having access to all City staff for his pet projects).  It appears that the new City Manager put a stop to that, as was his right under the City Charter, and the paths were set for collision – Hatfield and McCoy-style.  TMC takes no political position on this donnybrook, for the time being, we are just enjoying the the little boys stomping their feet.  We present a montage of highlights:

ROYAL RUMBLE IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Interestingly enough at the February 1st Budget Engagement Commission Meeting, Natasha Fatale, Marianna Marysheva – (Martinez, what happened?), responded to what she was informed was a divide between the two offices with…“I haven’t seen it!”  According to the video she receives weekly calls from headhunters (recruiters) asking her to go elsewhere for more money.  Lucky for us, she rebuffs those solicitations because she sees the value of the City of Riverside and our best-in-class leadership. [snicker, snicker]

While your Council became worried about losing Russo, and began kissing his behind, Mayor Bailey finally asked the question, “Have you made a statement that you will leave if you don’t get this contract?”  Well then the real John Russo comes out swinging!  His ego is let loose for all to see.  TMC reminds readers that Russo chose to enter into the public sector because he didn’t want to take any risk, as in the private sector.  Now it seems he’s having a mid-life crisis as he comes to the latter stages of his career, and realizes he’s nothing more then a city manager hack in Riverside, California…unlike entrepreneurs and real businessmen like Elon Musk, who doesn’t have to beg for money, who doesn’t have to beg for his salary, while he’s shooting rockets to Mars doing exactly what he wants to do.

“When truth is blurred by lies and misinformation, perception becomes reality and all is lost.” … This person is creating his own perception by creating an illusion of reality. It does not matter that this person isn’t god’s gift to Riverside, it only matters that to him that you perceive him as one.

What is the reality of Russo’s contract to the taxpayers?  Over his lifetime after retirement will it cost us over $50 million in pension cost and benefits?  This has yet to be addressed by Council.

Back to the council meeting/spitball fight: Bailey gave a scathing response to the Council’s approval of Russo’s contract, and used his super secret, mayoral, wonder-twin power to veto the action vote of the  Council!  City Attorney Gary Guess was asked if the veto was legal?  His response was a somewhat trepid (and mostly unconvincing) one, leading to Rusty’s “talk to the hand” response.

According to Section 413 of the Riverside City Charter:

At any time before the adjournment of a meeting, the Mayor may, by public declaration spread upon the minutes of the meeting, veto any formal action taken by vote of the City Council including any ordinance or resolution, except an emergency ordinance, the annual budget or an ordinance proposed by initiative petition. Thereupon, pending the vote to override the veto as herein provided, such ordinance, resolution or action shall be deemed neither approved nor adopted. The Mayor shall, no more than twenty days following the veto, provide to Council members, in writing, reasons for the Mayor’s veto.

Well, this kind of contradicted what City Attorney Gary Guess had earlier stated to Council and the Mayor, and certainly creates a controversy vis-a-vis the opinion he requested from outside counsel Michael Colantuono (a Proposition 218 attorney from Los Angeles that by the way, the Moreno’s beat on a case in Riverside, which protected ratepayers…not that we’re bragging…much).

In what must’ve been a land/speed record for Riverside contracts, the following morning City Clerk Colleen Nicol and Mayor Pro Tempore Chris MacArthur signed the contract.  And within two days, we have the Mayor’s veto justification…without Council approval.

And so the saga continues….lies and drama, and yes, there is a divide Natasha. Not only is this a divide; its a fracture that will not repair itself.  A fracture over the whole organization, and over EGO AND ARROGANCE AND ENTITLEMENT.  And our Mayor has chosen his hill to defend or die trying.  And so there will be only one winner.  The Ice Queen selling a bill of goods to the budget committee that she is so sought after she can go anywhere, and old grandpa Russo being so smart that if he leaves, the sky will fall.  And then you have the council tripping over each other, seeking favor from our City Manager in doling out the last remaining nectar from the almost-dry Measure Z honeypot.

We never thought we’d utter these words, but this may be better than the Brad Hudson/Belinda Graham era.  But better in what way dear readers?  Only time and a really good legal opinion will tell us who’s right on the Charter. But one thing for sure is that the Mayor’s office and the City Manager and their Council supporters will continue to fight this out in private and public now…and it will get uglier.

But is there still a game within this game?  Our take is that one or two of the Council will flip their vote in favor of Bailey, out of loyalty and to insure future political fare in the City of Riverside.  Ya knows? For the good of the old Riverside families.

TMC welcomes you responses and comments on this issue.  Please reply in the comment section.  We especially welcome those from the City of Oakland and the City of Alameda.

Will Don Bailey finally get Capo Russo to show respect for the River City Godfather and La Famiglia by kissing the ring?  Who will be next on Corleone’s contract?  For now finito!

BLAST FROM THE PAST: CITY MANAGER JOHN RUSSO:

DECEMBER 19, 2007: SAN FRANCISCO GATE: OAKLAND CITY ATTORNEY GIVES HIMSELF A $28,000 RAISE

BLAST FROM THE PAST: FORMER CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON:

OCTOBER 2, 2010: PRESS ENTERPRISE: RIVERSIDE MANAGER’S PAY RAISES EYEBROWS

“Riverside officials said they’re getting their money’s worth. Councilman Andy Melendrez pointed to citywide improvements under the Renaissance program and the city’s healthy fiscal condition, things Hudson also cited as achievements.”   Five years later Russo comes to town and discovers a $10 million budget deficit and $600 million in unfunded pension liabilities, and has to deal with $2 billion in City debt.  Fast forward three more years 2018 and it’s the same old song and dance by our more-or-less-the-same Council just replace “Renaissance” with “the Cheech and new Library”.   Nowhere does it mention the rate hikes, fees hikes, new taxes, and new debt that supported this non-stop reckless spending.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “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 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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Did it start with one man down?  The tension was high that December 9th day, and the Council meeting hadn’t begun, when the AMR ambulance was called upon around 5:30 pm due to undisclosed symptoms distress experienced by Councilman Steve Adams.

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The ailments were serious enough that he was carried out by the Emergency Medical Team (EMT) to be taken to the hospital.  When the meeting finally started the first thing the Mayor did was motion toward Councilman Gardner and said… “I know without Councilman Adams present… Councilman Gardner, are you going to look for a continuance?”  Gardner asked council to defer action on the current issue until the following week, since he felt it was of considerable  importance that it would be best to have a full council.  Questions arose by the residents concerning if Gardner and Bailey planned or conspired on the issue of the deferral, since the dialog was so suspicious. Evidently, Councilman Chris Mac Arthur made the second motion, in what appeared to be very quietly.  No one knew that Mac Arthur even made the motion. It appeared that he may have acknowledged he was making the second motion, by twiddling his fingers, as his hand laid close to his head.  Did Mac Arthur think he was at a Christie’s Auction?  The move to defer the issue only incited suspicion from the residents, which led to jeers and criticism from the crowd.  What was Mac Arthur afraid of?  He couldn’t even voice a second into the microphone, he had to utilize finger dialog instead?

TD-blog-Spanish-Gestures_3Was the above finger dialog by Councilman Chris Mac Arthur toward the City Clerk what really happened?  This is what TMC’s Center for Investigative Reporting came up with ( which consist of myself and now one other guy).

macarthurfingerLater in the meeting the issue of who actually made the second came up by a constituent, because this part that I’m reporting on wasn’t actually seen by the audience.Defering the issue for the following week because Councilman Adams wasn’t there sparked criticism by Melendrez.  Councilman Melendrez brought up how Council voted on the Soccer Stadium issue that was important to him, when he wasn’t in town.  Councilman Paul Davis chimed in to say the same, regarding issues of importance to him, of which were voted on without his presence.  Regardless, the motion on the floor was to defer item #19 to the following week and allow public comment to go forward on the issue. The vote was taken which ended in a tie.  Council members Gardner, Mac Arthur and Perry voted to defer the issue, while Council members Soubirous, Davis and Melendrez voted against it.  Mayor quickly without pause, voted to break the tie in voting  for the continuance.

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It then became evident to the people that the real players at hand on this issue to control agenda items were of course, at the top of the list,  Mayor Bailey, Council members Gardner, Mac Arthur and Perry.  There was no doubt about that.  What was quite remarkable was that no one from the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce was there, (as they usually are), to support the action. So which Council Member made the second motion?  Well the City Clerk initially stated it was Councilman Perry.  Perry looked at Councilman Mac Arthur, and Mac Arthur looked at Perry, and Perry back again at Mac Arthur.  Mac Arthur obviously was reluctant to admit he made the second motion, he maintained the quiet treatment, though he had plenty of time and opportunity to verbally acknowledge.  He didn’t admit it until the City Clerk back tracked her notes and stated that Mac Arthur made the second motion.  Do we have a failure to communicate folks?  Yes, he eventually verbally admitted it publicly.  The whole ordeal actually seem to be quite painful for Mac Arthur. After public comment, Soubirious, Melendrez and Davis made comments against the deferral, which ended with the Council reconsidering the issue by a vote of 6-0.  What was quite remarkable was Councilman Perry made the initial motion to reconsider.  We are not sure if the jeers to recall Perry, Mac Arthur and Gardner had anything to do with this. The issues at hand were 1. Public Comment Cards and 2. Should the City Manager have complete control and discretion as to which items or issues can be placed on the agenda. Mayor Bailey attempted to defend the new language, which allows the City Manager to have complete discretion as to what issues or items are placed on the agenda.  He stated the the staff worked very hard to assemble data that displayed, that this process is not unusual and many cities have implemented the new order as a contemporary way of doing the work of the people.  People of course jeered, made comments and insults.  The fact of the matter was that the assembly of statistics were skewed to portray a false bottom to the real truth.  What was not considered, is how many cities were charter cities, some had wards and some didn’t. The Jeers and insults were so disruptive from the crowd at one point, that Mayor Bailey, threatened to adjourn the meeting.  Even more jeers and insults after the Mayors threat. Taking a leadership role, Soubirous tackled the pros and cons of each issue at hand, with the support of the rest of the council. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE! Stated Vivian Moreno at the Council Meeting. By the end of the night, which was about 11:00 pm, Council did the right thing and resolved the issue at hand for the betterment of the people, by the people, for the people. The part in between showed the people the true colors of the Council, who had the real leadership and who didn’t. What is evident is that the Mayor needs to stay out of the business of the people, because the power is held by Council members, to legislate, set policy and represent their constituents.  The real power is in the people, and they need to be there at council to support their council member, and in turn the Council member needs to be there to support the people who elected them. What people don’t know, is that earlier in the Council session  Four of our best Fire Executives, decided to retire.  One was Deputy Chief Esparza, who actually should have been Chief because of his experience level, but Disgraced City Manager Scott Barber hired an outsider, retired Chief Moore .  Even Chief Moore, thanked Esparza for helping him through the ropes, which I find disgusting, because it shows that Esparza should have been Chief.  Moore knows nothing about our City, and now we are losing four individuals with experience levels beyond 100 years.  Something is wrong with this picture folks..  Some people at Council stated to TMC that City Manager Scott Barber hugged Esparza with tears in his eyes.  What is really going on within the City of Riverside folks?  Questions continue to abound as well as suspicions.  What should be noted is that because of these inconsistencies, which the PE has failed to report, is that people continue to doubt the process, and therefore feel that the only way to get their points across is by insulting, jeering and criticizing the representatives on council who are failing their constituents TMC will continue to try to the best of our knowledge bring forth the truth as we know it. SHARON MATEJA GIVEN HONORARY HOGAN SABOTEUR AWARD:  For expressing her views against item #19 with support links to TMC, then taking a 180 degree apologetic turn, to saboteur the messenger and calling them distasteful and offensive.  Her tune changed as a result of an alleged single phone call by Mayor Bailey, who allegedly felt his association with this nazi tone was distasteful and offensive.

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Watch out for this one Hogan!

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FORMER RPD OFFICER AND RPOA PRESIDENT CHRIS LANZILLO ARRESTEDRiverside’s own Chris Lanzillo and his partner in crime Alan Impola were arrested and each face one count of conspiracy to commit a crime of unlawful use of an electronic tracking device, false imprisonment by deceit, and conspiracy to commit a crime of falsely reporting a crime.

Former RPOA President & former RPD Detective Chris Lanzillo

At the time Lanzillo was president, Brian Smith was Vice President, and Aurelio Melendrez (Councilman Andy Melendrez’s son) was Secretary.  According to Chief Sergio Diaz, Lanzillo was fired for doing some “pretty bad things.”   Those bad things were never elaborated upon.  We are still attempting to find what these really “bad things” are.  But he did come back to sue the taxpayers with the law firm he later worked for, Lackie, Dammeier & McGill.  His job was reinstated with RPD and shortly thereafter retired on a medical disability.  Shortly thereafter, started his own investigation company in Orange County and did some investigatory work for this law firm.  We asked the question is Lanzillo committed insurance fraud as a result of his miracle recovery?  The law firm was later the brunt of a DA investigation, which ultimately led to their dissolution.

When Chris Lanzillo was President of the RPOA, Brian Smith was Vice President and Aurelio Melendrez was Secretary, was the cop play book in effect back then?  The Police Union have in the past employed a law firm, Lackie,Dammeier & McGill, and a member of that law firm- former RPD Officer and RPOA Union President Chris Lanzillo who, according to numerous reports chronicled in the Orange County Register, tailed Cost Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer falsely claiming he was drunk.  He had a receipt for consuming his diet cokes at a meeting at a local bar in his possession.  We now must look at the person behind the incident, former RPOA President and former RPD Detective Chris Lanzillo, and if he still is in contact with current RPOA President Brian Smith?

THE FOLLOWING COME FROM CITY MANAGER SCOTT BARBERS NON-PO PAYMENTS UNDER $50,000.00, AND WE WERE STILL PAYING THIS SCUMBAG CHRIS LANZILLO FOR JOBS WITHIN THE CITY IN 2011 IN THE AMOUNTS OF $3,000.00!

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PRESS ENTERPRISE VERSION OF THIS STORY DESCRIBES IT AS: “TWO INLAND MEN ACCUSED OF HARASSING COUNCILMAN.”  DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?  IS THIS WHAT THE RIVERSIDE POLICE OFFICER ASSOCIATION’S, BRIAN SMITH DID TO RAILROAD RIVERSIDE COUNCILMAN MIKE SOUBIROUS?

BEST, BEST & KRIEGER’S JACK CLARKE CONTINUES AS THE POSTER CHILD FOR RIVERSIDE UTILITIES IN THE “I OWN IT” CAMPAIGN.  IS THIS A CAMPAIGN SCHEME TO INCREASE RATES AND WHY ARE PAYING ENORMOUS AMOUNTS FOR BILL BOARDS? WHY IS PUBLIC UTILITIES SPENDING THIS ASTRONOMICALLY AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR ADVERTISING, WHEN WE DON’T NEED TO ADVERTISE, SINCE “WE OWN IT?”  SHOULDN’T THE RESIDENTS BE RECEIVING DIVIDENTS?  JACK B. CLARK, JR. OF BEST BEST & KRIEGER IS IN ADVERTISEMENTS ALL OVER TOWN, ISN’T THIS JUST A FREE PLUG FOR BEST BEST & KRIEGER AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE, COULDN’T THIS BE PERCEIVED AS A GIFT OF PUBLIC FUNDS?

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REALLY A FULL PAGE AD? WHAT DOES THAT COST THE TAXPAYER…$10,000.00?   DIDN’T JACK B. CLARKE OF BB&K ATTEMPT TO HAVE THE CITY HALL BUILDING NAMED AFTER THAT CROOK MAYOR RON LOVERIDGE?  YES HE DID..

RIVERSIDE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE FAIR HOUSING, ROSE MAYES STATES, “I GOT A PIECE OF THE PIE!” BUT MS. MAYES, WAS IT REALLY A TALKING POINT AND A SCAM TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE YOU REALLY “OWN IT!”  WHERE’S MY PIECE OF THE PIE? WHERE’S MY MONETARY DIVIDENT DIVIDEND?

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” 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!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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No one seems to know at City Hall the whereabouts of Councilman Andy Melendrez and his Legislative Field Representative Clarissa Cervantes.  Of course, Councilman Melendrez was a no show at Tuesday’s November 18th City Council Meeting, and would residents be unable to reach Legislative Field Aid Clarissa Cervantes for residential concerns in Ward 2?  So where art thou?

UPDATE: 10.22.2014 AM: It appears that the both of them are out of state on unknown issues.  The question is, are they representing  the concerns of their constituents?

UPDATE:10.22.2014 PM:  What we are being told by TMC’s Center for Investigative Reporting*, (which consist of myself and two other guys), is that Councilman Andy Melendrez was at a conference in Austin, Texas related to National League of Cities, while he’s Legislative Field Representive was at a conference in Washington D.C. Both conferences appear to be related to Latino issues concerning immigration. The question is, were they both there in an official capacity representing the constituents of the City of Riverside? If so, this could be a violation, since the elements of the conference were never brought to Council for approval. Secondly, were these trips paid for by the taxpayer? Which could be second violation. Thirdly, if these conferences were related to personal points of view or partisan issues which do not benefit the greater good of the community, this could an additional problem that may be raised. If these trips were paid for personally, or by an outside group or association, that would be fine as long as they are not there in the official capacity of representing their constituents. Fourthly, a Legislative Field Representative usually handles the issues and concerns of the constituents while a Council person is unavailable or out of town or state. It is unusual that the Legislative Field Representative would be sent to a conference at all.  Fifthly, were they both on the clock being paid by taxpayer monies while on this trip?  This may also be a violation.

Would the covertness of these actions have anything to do with Councilman’s Melendrez efforts to bring the City of Riverside into Sanctuary City status?

*TMC’s Center for Investigative Reporting is not affiliated with the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco, CA.

UPDATE: 11.23.2014: OUTRAGE HITS COUNCILMAN ANDY MELENDREZ’S FACEBOOK SITE. 

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One commenter ask that we should keep comments to ourselves, which to our interpretation to not express an opinion.  Well this are the questions people are asking, they come to us by phone calls and emails, we attempt to find the facts.  The basis of our Republic is transparency, and it is our duty as citizens to ask these questions.  The problem with our system of government is that people are to afraid to ask.  We hope we serve as a voice for those people.  We ask the above questions with reference to a our right to do so.  Where taxpayer monies are involved, your money, everyone should be concerned, and not be afraid, especially in the Latino community..

Thomas Jefferson once said the following which we must remember:  “Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!”

President Harry S. Truman once said with reference to entering politics:  “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

We must remember this is all about the taxpayers, not about politicians…

We do attempt to investigate, without reference to name calling as one Melendrez supporter seems to find necessary to express, (and I encourage it because I’m also a supporter of our 1st Amendment right to free speech).  The facts speak for themselves and that is all that should be important.

Not sure what the commenter means by “Instigate,” but please email us regarding your concerns.

UPDATE: 11.26.2014:  Again what seems to come to the forefront once again is an abuse of power.  This is about Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey and City Manager Scott Barber, both who sanctioned the trips of Councilman Andy Melendrez as a representative of the City of Riverside.  Though Legislative Field Representive Clarissa Cervantes’s trip was paid for by a PAC (Political Action Committee), she still represented the City of Riverside and Councilman Andy Melendrez without Council approval!  Once again Mayor Bailey needs to revisited the mayor job description within are City Charter, and stop being King or Emperor Bailey.  Before the door hits Scott Barber in the hindside, he of course is expected to pay back the residents of the City of Riverside back the monies he approved for his own investigation.  Chief Sergio Diaz who has been taking a low profile these days, needs to do the same.. These two are not poor, and can afford to pay back the residents for misappropriation of funds.

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We entrusted you with our money, instead you used it as your own personal piggy bank.

 

ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER BELINDA GRAHAM ATTEMPTS TO APPLY FOR A CITY MANAGER POSITION WITH THE CITY OF BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON (CLICK THIS LINK)!

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FORMER CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON

Was she turned down as a result of her track record with the City of Riverside?  Brad Miyake continues with the position of City Manager for Bellevue Washington. Was Ms. Graham simply not qualified for the position after the disaster she participated with former City Manager Brad Hudson, that cost the taxpayer’s of Riverside plenty?  Thanks Belinda..

UPDATE: 10.22.2014: JUST IN, COUNCILMAN JIM PERRY RECALL PAPERS ACCEPTED:  THE RECALL PROCESS CAN NOW GO FORWARD.

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WILL FORMER COUNTRY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAUL ZELLERBACH BE CHARGED?

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WHAT DOES ZELLY BABY REALLY THINK OF THE CHARGES?

According to the Indio Police Department, according to a KESQ news brief back in May 2014,  is recommending several charges against Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach.  Their investigation was given to the California Attorney General’s Office Tuesday, a spokesman for the AG’s office has confirmed.

In a news release from the Indio Police Department it states they have requested various charges:
· Petty Theft (488 California Penal Code)
· Vandalism Under $400 (594(2)(a) California Penal Code)
· Trespassing to Place Unauthorized Signs (602(f) California Penal Code)
· Trespassing with Intent to Cause Damage (602(k) California Penal Code)
· Embezzlement (504 California Penal Code)
· Theft of Public Funds (424(a)(1) California Penal Code)

The Indio police department was unable to give specific details into each charge, only that the first four listed are misdemeanors while the last two are felonies.  If convicted, Zellerbach would be unable to run for or hold public office under state law.  So far as we know it, nothing has been updated by the Attorney Generals office, which is highly unusual, considering how they respond to the same case if it were someone else.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” 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!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM