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COOKIE MONSTER: “Let me get this straight, you had the opportunity to vote on lower trash rates, but instead voted for higher rates; and now you are hiding, wondering why the ratepayers are out with their pitchforks and torches?”

Yep folks, Cookie Monster couldn’t have said it better.  Back at a City Council Meeting on January 14, 2020, Taxpayers were presented a Consulting Report which suggested that outsourcing may actually lower cost to the ratepayers and should be considered.  What was also said during the meeting was that any displaced city employees as a result of any transitional changes would be guaranteed employment!

UPDATE BY ANONYMOUS COMMENTER REGARDING THE TRASH ISSUE: CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THE TRUTH OF THIS STATEMENT?  SIDOTI IF YOU OUR ARE OUT THEIR THERE CAN YOU COMMENT ON THIS?

“One of the problems with the solid waste department is that they are on a incentive program. If they get done with there route early they get to go home! Meanwhile trash cans are laying all over the street and extra trash not being picked up. They run there routes differently each time to finish quickly and go home early and get paid for a full days work. Instead of them going back out there and help on other routes and pick up the palm branches that are littered throughout the city. Going back to helping out how is it that I’ve seen trucks out late while the team leaders that are making 5% more than a regular driver, isn’t out there helping to finish the route? That’s a total waste of taxpayers money. Solid waste management should be held accountable. There’s no reason why this departments over time is through the roof. You should look into the dump feed to they’ve gone up and the recycling is joke there’s no one being held accountable why is it that 40% of the recycling goes to the trash increasing the city’s dumping fees.”

While the taxpayer is asking for a logical and reasonable answer from their newly elected council for their vote of no consideration, instead it appears they listened to their handlers, possibly the unions, and of course, made an unsustainable economic decision, which will in essence cost the taxpayers more!

With the City of Riverside facing ‘insolvency’ in the next couple of years, a term that may not be familiar to the new Democratically owned local council if you look at their 460’s.  But seriously folks, we are serious.  We at TMC have been talking about this since 2012.

While this nonsense was going on, Councilman Chuck Condor gave credence to the position that the City of Riverside, in fact, can save money by outsourcing to privately controlled companies.  Again folks, this isn’t personal, it is just plain business!  But others may think differently.

As with former Councilman Chris MacArthur who literally stated how to vote on an important financial issue.  You need to think of issues that concern the city ’emotionally’ as opposed to ‘logically!’  This in regarding to solving City issues, go figure!  But thanks to Councilman Chuck Condor, who brought logic to the forefront to tell us simply, this was a bad deal for the taxpayer!  I guess this leaves former Councilman Chris MacArthur possibly eating his words?

Incredibly, a union leader that represents the trash collectors pleaded to the council, that their employees live here and spend money within the city, as if the same employees hired by a private sector company would not?  So Private Sector Employed don’t care about their families as much as Union Sector Employed?

Michael Sidoti, Senior Solid Waste Operator for the City of Riverside, states an Public Comment, “Privatization is not the answer!”  Again his salary is paid by the taxpayers, but his loyalties appear otherwise.  The City of Riverside is on that very same road as the City of San Bernardino.  What will become of his salary when the City reaches insolvency?  He states, “we have always had a constant battle with competitors,” I’m assuming those in the private sector are seemingly a problem?  I believe it is known in economics as “competition” in a free market.

(click image above to enlarge the three weeks worth of garbage on Magnolia next to RCC)

Ward 1 Resident Response: “Right here on Magnolia the street sweepers came again for the third time and the leaves just get shoved up on my curb and the branches scattered. There is a huge gully of water and leaves that stink terribly.  Nobody has picked up all the palm branches on this end of Magnolia.  I do not want to get hit by a car by going out and getting all of this picked up. Who do I call?  Frustrated.”

Well, some in the community are wondering where are you Mr. Sidoti when it comes to your back yard?  Mr. Sidoti, what you preached at public comment that day, is not accurate.  I went to check on this issue, the problem still remains after three weeks!  I don’t get it, I’ve seen the City of Riverside Code Enforcement viciously cite tax paying residents for ridiculous property violations, but they allow homeless to go wild on Massachusetts Avenue within the City of Riverside.  What gives?

But what should we consider, a partisan Democratic Huddled Of Four That Stick Together?  Do they commune for a common agenda?  I believe they should all have the opportunity to explain their current positions.  If the constituents were misinformed, those elects, should tell the constituents their true affiliation, their party agenda and their true positions on current issues.  We have the right to know!  Because many in our community didn’t know this.  TMC attempts to be balanced, but we must bring out the facts which are brought forward to us.  We always welcome counter responses and comments. But the following doesn’t optically look good when you view the following.

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These are the New Faces of the Highly Campaigned Riverside City Council, which were financed heavily by the Democratic Party and Union Representatives.  Was this a false representation of the what are non-partisan representative government was to embody? Regardless, did the Fav Four vote in unison?  Without the actual real money cost to the taxpayer in mind?  Further, this included Veteran Councilman Jim Perry, who failed to investigate the trash financials.  Maybe if looked into, their could have been cost overruns within refuse that could have been directly dealt with.

Currently, what we do know is that 60% of residential trash collection is conducted in-house by the City’s Public Works Department.  The remaining 40% of residential trash collection is privately outsourced.  Of commercial or business trash collection, 100% is currently privately outsourced.

In 2019, the City realized that to continue their standard trash collection operations, a large capital investment would soon be needed.  Subsequently, Council hired this Consultant Group to study the pros and cons for the City and its residents/ businesses, if trash service was to be privately out-sourced completely.  The following is the full City Council Meeting on this Trash Issue.

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, that Consultant Report came before Council (below).  Although the report recommended issuing a non-binding RFP (Request For Proposal) to determine whether the private market would be a better alternative to consider going forward, the Council decided (5-2 Conder and Melendrez dissenting) to instead study the cost of bringing all trash service in-house.  Meaning, the City of Riverside will be responsible for all trash pick up within the City.  With insolvency around the corner, this means the City or ratepayers must now pick up the tab for 20 new trash trucks, 20 new drivers, cost of maintaining those trucks, proper maintenance of a dumping ground, new responsibility for employee pensions etc.  This is a new cost the City cannot afford.  Even the City of San Bernardino was smart enough to consider privately sourced trash pick up.

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Just recap, rates were last raised by 9.5% for residential curb-side pick up back in January 2019.  The consultant made a point to note that another 20% rate increase would be needed soon, if additional out-sourcing was not considered.  It was not considered.  During Council discussion on this issue, various Council members made comment that the primary consideration should be City Union jobs, the rate increases were secondary.  If not inconsequential to the discussion, despite oral commitments from the private haulers to offer jobs to all displaced City workers.

This current increase would mean an additional $3.12 to $5.37 to each household on a monthly basis.  This is what your Democratic Pro-Union Council voted on.  Local government was never meant to be partisan, it hurts the tax payer.  There votes will always have the Party and the Union in mind.  What we have is a Union and DNC bought for council, who will give the illusion that they represent the greater good of the community, but in essence, represent the greater good of those who financially supported them.

TMC has known since 2012 according to City documents, that the City of Riverside would be staring into the abyss of a massive budget deficit in 2016, the City ignored us.  In the next five months we will begin to see this shortfall come to fruition.  While council is obsessed with union bugs and removing campaign opponents, their focus should by on escalating debt which will very well lead our City to insolvency in the coming years.  Question is do our newly elected council have the skills necessary and understanding of municipal economics in order resolve complicated financial issues?  For example, the consultant noted that Riverside’s refuse rates are not high enough to meet expenses.  Councilman Ronaldo Fierro stated if they are not high enough, then we need to charge more, that will take care of the deficit.  That’s the ticket, charge more!  Fierro didn’t even conceive of why trash refuse rates were escalating to begin with, go figure.

The same is true for our gargantuan unfunded pension liability. We have no financial leeway because the previous City Council maxed out our credit cards (debt) during the Great Recession and made no attempt to pay any of it back. It is becoming clearer by the week that the Council as a body nor the Mayor have no appetite to take on the most powerful special interest in town, who just happens to be their largest campaign contributors, our public employees and their unions. These are the same people who already have put 40% of Measure Z in their pockets. If the trend continues to play out as this example of increased trash rates, expect higher fees and rates with perhaps another tax (or even the sale of our publicly owned utility) on the ballot in the near future, while receiving fewer and degrading City services.  Expect inappropriate development and City takeover of other non-traditional industries (Fox Theater, Food Lab, fiber optics, etc.) to satisfy a never-ending thirst for more dollars.

Expect exotic financial instruments like pension obligation bonds to steal from Riverside’s future in order to guarantee benefits to our employees that there is simply no comparison for in the private sector. While many of us were asleep, the City turned into an employment agency in lieu of a service agency, with this vote. If you don’t like what you’re reading, I urge you to call your elected representative to let your positions known!

The City of Riverside is now headed down the path of Detroit and San Bernardino, bankruptcy!

The relationship between politicians and unions helps explain why nearly every city and county in California faces daunting unfunded pension obligations.  According to Roger Ruvolo of the Press Enterprise, “At the moment, that obligation in Riverside comes to well more than $500 million. And it’s growing. (Riverside also has run up well more than $1 billion in bonded indebtedness to finance the Renaissance projects of a decade ago.)

Even after insolvency, San Bernardino outsourced their refuse collection to save money.  There’s no doubt that Trash is Cash, but asking the Taxpayer to pay more Cash for their Trash is evidently questionable!

VOTE NO ON MEASURE A: NEW COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOND SCAM: WILL INCREASE YOUR TAXES APPROXIMATELY $50.00 PER 100K OF YOUR HOME VALUE!  If your home has a value of $400K, you will have an additional property tax of $200.00 on your tax bill!  Of course, the “YES ON MEASURE A” crowd would be embarrassed to tell you this.  Remember the other school bond scam Measure O?  It was all about needed school repairs.  Now they diverted funds by a so called stacked community oversight committee to build new schools.  Again, here is another propaganda message fitted to hit your emotions.  Again fake and misleading information.  Prior propaganda messages was about educating the children, well they are college adults! Now it’s about Vets!  What will they think of next?  Little do they know that Vet’s are already covered by the GI Bill!

      

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BACK IN FEBRUARY OF 2013, WE DID A SIMILAR “MORE CASH FOR TRASH” STORY, EXCEPT RUSTY BAILEY WAS IN THE TRASH CAN!

PUBLIC SECTOR EXCESSES CONTRIBUTING TO WASTEFUL AND EXCESSIVE SALARIES BAND INSANE PENSION PAYOUTS?

Let’s take a look at City salary abuses, which would never occur in the Private Sector, because it is there money.  But if it is not your money, well that may be a different story as in the case of Police Lieutenant Gary Leach who receives a total pay and benefits package of $450,895.70, in the real world this is unsustainable, good reason why the City of Riverside is heading toward insolvency.  Lt. Leach base pay is $142, 031.10, how does it escalate to almost a half a million dollars?  Folks, just to let you know this is not an isolated incident!  He received $6,946.70 in Over Time (Just for the record, my Private Sector Boss would kill me if he saw this), he then receives $224, 467.70 in Other Pay?  What the hell is this? Then an insane Benefit Package of $76, 895.30.  Food for thought.  I simply don’t know anyone who gets this amount in the private sector, without at least bringing double the cost savings in that salary to the company. Is Lt. Leach bring the taxpayer close to a half a million dollars in saving to the taxpayer?  I don’t think so.

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The people of Riverside have the right to go to sleep at night, knowing their representatives have their best interest at heart, not of those who may have supported them financially with special interest at heart.

THE LAST TIME WE HAD THE TRASH ISSUE COME FORWARD, WITH FORMER CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON CONTROLLING OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT VIA THE COUNCIL AND STAFF BACK IN 2014!

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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

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


“Have I made wrong decisions? Sure, everyone does. We all make mistakes because we have imperfect information, we’re not always as mature as we should be or our emotions get the better of us. However, I can honestly say that I never made a wrong ethical decision.   –  ex-City Manager John Russo

da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” remastered by Riverside’s now former City Manager  

Has the great one been shown the entrance to the 91 Freeway?  Yes he was!  As far as we know, Council never fired a City Manager, this may be the first, and it must have been for a good reason.  But knowing Russo he probably preferred being fired to receive more bang for his buck through the taxpayer.  On the other hand, don’t you love it when Councilman Jim Perry wished him well!  The bustle and tussle of rumors were coming through the TMC notification center earlier today stating City Manager John Russo has been fired without cause, and was announced at Today’s April 17, 2018 City Council Meeting.  Fired without Cause?  Probably to avoid litiigation.  It was a 4 to 3 vote that came while Russo was performance review was being undertaken by Council in closed session.  Councilman Steve Adams, Chuck Conder, Mike Gardner and Jim Perry were the four who voted to fire City Manager John Russo.  Questions arise as to Councilman Steve Adams and Mike Gardner change in vote this time around.  Did they have a come to Jesus meeting with the godfather himself… John Tavaglione?

But what may have been the last straw for Council, was coming to the realization that a crime may have allegedly occurred.  The fact the Mayor can veto a resolution should be the focus. What our City Attorney and City Manager allegedly did is present a contract to Council without a resolution, as required by Municipal Code and/or City Charter.  Therefore the argument is that the Mayor cannot veto their employee contracts, because there is no resolution, which is true, but not without violating City Charter.  Further, there may be some culpability on Councilman Chris Mac Arthur’s part, who at the time was Mayor Pro Tem and signed the Russo contract, in lieu of Mayor Bailey being in town as required by Charter.  Hence, Mac Arthur violates the rules of the City Charter by overstepping his bounds.  This was a true miscalculation in judgement.

Rumor is that Mike Hestrin’s District Attorney’s office was brought in to investigate and ask questions regarding City Manager John Russo’s contract.  Hell broke loose with City Councilman Jim Perry and City Attorney Gary Geuss, who blamed Perry for bringing the District Attorney in.  Chief Financial Officer Adam Raymond was questioned by Councilman Jim Perry of why certain relevant issues such as Russo’s vacation pay out were not brought forward to him in the name of transparency.  It seems that tension continues on the City Hall Seventh Floor with City Attorney Gary Geuss and Chief Financial Officer Adam Raymond, who always seemed to be pressed anyway, when answering relevant questions.  What did he really know?  The blame game continues.

Could Former Interim City Manager Lee McDougal be the choice for interim City Manager once again for the City of Riverside?  Lee again, comes with his own set of baggage as we indicated in prior post on TMC.  TMC knows the real story of Lee McDougal of what happened in the City of Montclair.  Let’s not forget his attempt to close camera close ups because he couldn’t handle the free speech at public comment.  Yes, Lee will be nothing more than another bobble head.

Did City Manager make a miscalculation in judgement when it came to pushing the issue of remunerations?  Riverside’s Cool Conceited City Manager was finally taken down by the old guard of Riverside.  His vanity got the best of him.

The story of John Russo is nothing new, he climbed the ladder of success and became the top dog in Alameda and Riverside and I’m sure some other unsuspecting city will be glad to have him.  He only lasted three years in the small Southern California City of Riverside, and didn’t even complete his full contract.  His arrogant personality got in his way and the Council finally may have had enough.

Were these the reasons John Russo was fired tonight?  And if so, is this the beginning of John Russo’s, and not Mayor Bailey’s, legal problems.  Local resident activist Jason Hunter sums up the problems with the Russo contract.

THE CASH OUT PROBLEM: CITY MANAGER JOHN RUSSO’S STATEMENT AT CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2018: UNBEKNOWNST COUNCILMAN JIM PERRY WHO WAS BEHIND THE RUSSO CONTRACT NEGOTIATION, APPARENTLY AND EVIDENTLY MAY NOT HAVE HAD ALL PERTINENT INFORMATION NECESSARY IN ORDER TO COMPOSE A CONCLUSIVE DECISION.

According to the video City Manager John Russo told Council he would like to take more time to spend with his family and apparently not cash vacation, as opposed to using them.  But the truth of the matter he evidently cashed out the $50K vacation pay.  In addition, the mortgage loan for his home of $675K, should have been $625K, he therefore also cashed out another 50K for a total of $100K. What gives?  More culpability on Councilman Chris Mac Arthur for not doing a proper assessment on the property?  It now places City Council in a precarious position with the eyes of District Attorney Mike Hestrin’s Office clearly positioned on this activity.

According to City Manager John Russo’s statement..  “I want to be forced to take more vacation, the idea here, I work all the time, I have a kid in the bay area and a mom in a dementia ward in New York…”

“I’d like to feel that I can take that time off, and that I have to take it off, so the city saves money by my not cashing it, since I can’t cash it I can’t accrue it..so I gotta take vacation..”

Russo leaves his position with a years severance, the contract entitles Russo to receive pay and other benefits worth about $471,000 this year and a course his $675,000 low-interest home loan.  Not to shabby for a short stint, now he will travel to another unsuspecting town.  CFO Adam Raymond fumbles to find words to answer simple direct questions by Mayor of cash outs by the City Manager.  Interesting enough, Russo interrupts.  While the council fired him without cause… they are going to wish that he was.  Because if they know or find that there was behavior to knowingly defraud the Council and the taxpayer, that would be a felony, and also known as misappropriation of funds.

CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY BY CITY MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY? RIVERSIDE ACTIVIST JASON HUNTER GIVES THE LOW DOWN ON THE LOU DESMOND & CO RADIO SHOW TODAY: 04.18.2018

 

COMMENTS FROM THE FOURTH BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT, THE PRESS ENTERPRISE, WE ARE ASPIRING TO BE IN THAT REALM OF HONOR!

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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

At the tail end of the March 7, 2018, Riverside City Council meeting, Ward 2 Councilman Andy Melendrez requested an investigation into Mayor Bailey’s Office to determine if confidential materials related to the Mayor’s right to veto a contract of a City officer (i.e. the City Manager) were released to the public without Council authorization.

QUIET, UNASSUMING, NICE GUY ANDY ABOUT TO SINK THE KNIFE INTO MAYOR BAILEY?

Skip forward to this week and we learn that item has been mysteriously removed from the upcoming City Council agenda.  Was it delayed because of the conflict-of-interest with Riverside City Attorney Gary Geuss, as identified in fine detail as part of Mayor Bailey’s writ of mandate filed just over a week ago?  Was there a scheduling conflict on behalf of one of the key parties?  Or, like the free-riding Press Enterprise as of late, is the City of Riverside simply waiting for TMC to publish the results of its investigation saving taxpayers gobs of money (if you believe the latter, we have a library to sell you)?  Well, we won’t disappoint then (i.e. keep reading)!

 

                          

INVESTIGATION ON AGENDA                                                  REVISED AGENDA

But first let’s take a look at the Bailey writ, and the fact that our City Attorney obtained a legal opinion from outside, supposedly-independent counsel, Michael Colantuono, in order to justify quashing the Mayor’s veto.  The writ states that the Colantuono opinion is beneficial to the City Attorney because the Charter provides that the City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney, “serve at the pleasure of the Council.”  And if Mayor Bailey can’t veto City Manager Russo’s contract, then you can bet he wouldn’t be able to veto City Attorney Geuss’ either.  And since Geuss chose the outside counsel himself, he might’ve just chosen someone he knew beforehand might be sympathetic to his cause.  And hence the conflict.

And why might Mr. Colantuono’s judgment regarding this particular issue be perceived as just a tad bit biased?  Well, maybe it’s the fact that he serves as a contracted City Attorney himself up in the Bay Area!

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In the alternative, Geuss could’ve just provided the City Council with a list of attorneys capable of handling this work and said, “I’m out.  Have at it boys.”  But, stealing a line from Jason Hunter, “the unofficial slogan of the City of Riverside is that there’s no conflict-of-interest that’s too big that we can’t ignore,” instead he inserted himself right into the middle of controversial decision in which he has a financial interest…and that we predict ladies and gentlemen is going to lead to trouble down the line…right here in the ole’ River City.

MAYOR RUSTY BAILEY LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE

And whom exactly was Geuss going to pick as the investigator?  Well, well, well, if it wasn’t the Space Cowboy himself, Steve Miller, of Hanson Bridgett LLP, whom the City Council had previously flown down (like an eagle) from the Bay Area at the suggestion of Geuss to conduct an internal audit of the past practices for the payment of City legal expenses during the salad days of former City Attorney Greg Priamos.  If you remember correctly, The Joker was feathering the nests of his compatriots in the legal community to the tune of $19.4 million during his last 5 years in office, despite having a full-time staff of highly-paid attorneys in-house persecuting whistleblowers, providing bogus legal opinions, playing golf, ripping off ratepayersHanson Bridgett grabbed $75,000 off the taxpayers for informing us, well, the record-keeping could’ve been better, and best practices weren’t always followed, but there’s nothing to see here folks!   How about “The data is admittedly messy.”  And “Abracadabra!” Priamos was free to infest the County as current County Counsel unbesmirched by his dirty deeds at the City.  Did we mention Steve Miller is also a contracted City Attorney up in the Bay Area.  Hoo-hoo-hoo, go on, take the money and run!

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Once again, TMC will save the day (and $10-$25K of the taxpayers’ moola) on this one: THE MAYOR DID IT…in the new Library…by throwing a Wrench into Team Russo’s plans.  And below, we provide for everyone to see: the Mayor leaked the Attorney/Client-protected outside legal opinion of Michael Colantuono to anyone he thought could lend a revolver, lead pipe, rope, knife, candlestick, hand.

 

                

BAILEY VIOLATES ATT/CLIENT PRIVILEGE (1)                BAILEY VIOLATES ATT/CLIENT PRIVILEGE (2)

Did Mayor Bailey misrepresent his ability to hire Rutan and Tucker on behalf of the City?  Probably.  All one needs to do is read between the lines of this Press Enterprise story from February 20, 2018:

The statement also rejects the idea that anyone but the city attorney “be permitted to obtain counsel at taxpayers’ expense.”

Before announcing his veto of Russo’s contract, Bailey received a letter from attorney Philip Kohn of Rutan & Tucker to back his opinion that — despite City Attorney Gary Geuss’ position — the charter allows the mayor to veto a contract with the city manager.

Kohn wrote to Bailey on Feb. 9 that he had been told the city charter doesn’t allow the mayor to hire legal counsel without the City Council’s consent. To avoid any conflict, Kohn wrote, he would not charge the city for any of the services he provided or provide any further legal advice on the matter.

UPDATE 3/26/18: RUTAN & TUCKER USED AS A SUCKER?  BELOW IS THE LETTER DATED FEBRUARY 9, 2018, SENT TO MAYOR BAILEY AFTER REALIZING THEIR FIRM WAS PUT IN A PRECARIOUS POSITION POSITION BY THE MAYOR.  Lawyer Philip Kohn states that his firm will not be providing any further legal opinions or assistance on the veto matter since the Riverside City Charter does not authorize the Mayor to hire outside legal counsel without approval or consent from City Council.  After realizing that their firm had a conflict-of-interest with the City itself, for whom they provide lucrative outside counsel work, they indicate the Mayor’s legal advice was at ‘no charge’…so as to not muddle up their taxpayer gravy train.

RUTAN TUCKER FEBRUARY 9TH LETTER TO MAYOR

Did Mayor Bailey consider allowing a proxy to file a lawsuit on his behalf while he sat in closed session, and based upon his record, leaked out more confidential information in order to benefit himself politically?  You betcha.  Just look in the “Rusty Files.”

And you know what, Andy Melendrez?  Nobody cares.  Nobody cares because – intentionally or not, William “Beetle Bailey,” through his entirely selfish (John Russo is a meanie…wahhh!!!), unethical actions is going to end up cleaning the Riverside Swamp of profiteer-bureaucrats/wannabe-politicians, and we’re just fine with that.  We’ll deal with Beetle later.

NOTHING BUT CLEAR SKIES FOR MAYOR “BEETLE BAILEY” AHEAD

And in an ironic twist not lost on Riverside corruption historians, a central figure in the Soubirous-Davis witchhunt of just 3-1/2 years ago accused of leaking information to the Press Enterprise at the time, will be outed soon as the, “man behind the scenes,” organizing his own kangaroo court on our dime…but that story about that Councilman (codenamed: M.S.) is for another day.  In the meantime, enjoy the Peoples’ Councilman, good guy-turned bad guy-turned good guy again, Ward 4 Councilman Chuck Conder…and the circle of life continues.

VIDEO FROM THE INLAND EMPIRE NEWSWIRE: RIVERSIDE COUNCILMAN CHUCK CONDER GIVES SOME INSIGHT INTO THE GOING ON’S AT CITY HALL.  

Councilman Chuck Conder says it stinks at City Hall! Outlandish city contracts and ridiculous utility rate hikes are ripping off the citizenry!! It’s time for people to “let their voice be heard,” he says in a passionate speech last Monday.  The city manager lavish new contract comes on the heels of a proposed average 3% hike in electricity and 4.5% hike in water that will begin July 1, 2018, and continue for 5 years, with 1/5 of the hike consisting of new taxes, to cover budget shortfalls for infrastructure projects we are sold told.  Add to that the city’s $600 million pension liability debt, and ever-increasing taxes to pay for it, and it begs the question: should the city manager be paid 25% more from the public purse and businesses and residents feel the pinch of a higher-cost-of-living and less government services?  These financial decisions have one councilman, Chuck Conder, concerned.

When Moreno Valley activist and local radio host Roy Bleckert asked Conder what can be done, Conder delivered a passionate speech stating, “You need to take back your government…They’re laughing at us… They’re saying ‘got away with this one…with that one.’ We as a people have got to get our voice back! If you can give up three minutes in front of the city council, great. If you can’t, send an e-comment, write. Let your voice be heard.”

BLAST FROM THE PAST: 02.23.2016: Local community activist Kevin Dawson skewers City Council regarding the failure to address outside legal counsel without contracts and the budget deficit! Ignored by Council, ignored by the City Attorney Greg Priamos and ignored by head of the Finance Committee Councilwoman and current Budget Engagement Commissioner (sigh) Nancy Hart…. Dawson was right all along!

DEDICATED TO OUR CITY EMPLOYEES AND THE PARTNERSHIP COMPENSATION MODEL

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTY’S 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 “POLITICALLY INCORRECT.” 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

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

Last night’s February 6, 2018, City Council Meeting was a barn burner worthy of an episode of Game of Thrones. City Manager John Russo’s 7-year, $2+ million contract came up for review by our Council…2-1/2 years early we must add.  After a bit of faux deliberation, it was passed 5-2 by our doting Council. Mayor William Rusty Bailey then exercised the nuclear option and for the first time in 24 years, a Mayor’s veto was used to quash the passing of the contract.

The bees in the hive then became agitated, and the coup-detat was on. Wannabe Caesar Bailey was not going down without a fight and a royal rumble commenced.  Out of the ring he threw Councilman after Councilman, eventually even ousting et tu brute City Attorney Gary Geuss.

While the Council is in favor of the contract and touting the narrative of a bad political move for Rusty, we at TMC believe their fairy tale is untrue…like all fairy tales.  TMC is receiving responses that the public is overwhelmingly supporting Rusty (well maybe not Rusty per se, but defending sound fiscal policy and our City Charter).  We believe it is the four Councilmembers (sans recently-appointed Councilman Adams) that should be worried about their seats instead.

What is more amazing by the Council’s display of arrogance is that they never mention the taxpayers during their entire defense of Russo’s largess.  It was all about them, and that’s what the public is seeing.  And perception dear boys is sometimes reality.  And the perception is that City Manager Russo is simply greedy and out-of-touch with the members of the public he purportedly serves.  Good job Councilman Chuck Condor and Councilman Jim Perry.  Especially good job Mayor Bailey: you spoke for the unheard.

Without risk there is no reward!  TMC loves a good fight more than just about anything (short of a good sex scandal).  It’s on!  More to come soon…

TMC sends a call-out to the good folks of Alameda and Oakland!  Send us your Russo’s war stories and his history in dealing with authority figures elsewhere.  Tigers don’t change their stripes.  We want to hear from you!

 

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