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I came across this story about a year ago whereby the taxpaying people in the community were asking the question, “What is up with former City of Riverside’s Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development now Director of the Office of Homeless Solutions, Emilio Ramirez?”

Emilio Ramirez

In many of his email responses, he responded with his name Emilio, but he did it with a graffitti/gangland font, and of course people were wondering, is this the new City’s version of connecting with the crime ridden city street residents?   In other emails, he responded with the epitaph of “Hasta La Victoria Siempre!”  Until Victory Always! or Until the Victory Always! or Forever Until Victory! or Always Until the Victory.  This was a victory slogan used by Che Guevara during the revolutionary war in Cuba against the Batista regime.

What was Emilio trying to say to his respondents?  Was he attempting to impart a revolutionary message or was Emilio simply referring to the plight of the homeless situation, and stating an on going and continued fight to combat the homeless situation in the City of Riverside?  I certainly don’t think it was anything nefarious, but maybe his attempt to give this office some style or savoir-fare.  Or simply to fit in with the socialist aspects of the New California, whereby the elite make the decisions through central planning and the rest of us must take it on all fours.  Welcome to the Peoples Republic of California.

              

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Uggh, It looks as if Emilio has already made his mark on the walls of Riverside City Hall….

           

Emilio Ramirez, Director of the Office of Homeless Solutions for the City of Riverside, was named by former Central Planning Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. (A.K.A. Moonbeam) to the new statewide Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council back in June 28, 2017, which is devoted to identifying ways to prevent and end homelessness across California.  Incidentally, guess who knows Governor Brown directly and has worked with him… former City Manager John Russo.  Of course the Office of Homeless Solutions within the City of Riverside at the time was created by former City Manager John Russo.  Was this another scam to create a manufactured problem which would continue to receive funding from taxpaying sources?

On the other hand, what about that new homeless office Emilio’s running? What is the plan to solve homelessness, create more homelessness? Is this the new so called industry, the industry of homeless in order to profit?  Shouldn’t most of the young able body homeless be working?  Is this a cultural change in choice for those “unwilling to work?” A new frontier in simply doing nothing?  Or simply the forgotten Americans that succumbed to be victims of the current Democratic and Liberal Policies?  Of which the attempt to say…”We can’t help you unless your a victim?”

Well we do have to ask Emilio, while he was under the radiant light of former Governor ‘Moonbeam,’ to help us understand how the homeless problem exploded in the City of Riverside?  Brown states he has a new way to keep direct contact with his Attorney General Xavier Becerra, but that is beside the point.  Moonbeam gave Emilio a position in the new statewide industrial complex… The Homeless Coordinating and Financial Council.

Then Moonbeam endorsing Emilio…

In lieu of million of dollars potentially going into the coffers of our General Fund through a passage of legal sale of marijuana in the City, interesting enough, the City of Riverside has enough money to launch a new Office of Homeless Solutions consisting of a team made up of former Assistant City Manager Alex Nguyen and 12 other people.  With this scenario we asked the question, ” When will the taxpayers receive the services they pay for?”  But instead are they really paying/contributing to those that can’t?  Is this fair?  Of course, those in the socialist limelight will always make the bucks, drink the fine wine, have the walls of security, while the rest of us ‘eat cake.’  We know what happened with the French Revolution of 1789.  Many simply lost their heads…literally.

Consider the 80 Unit Apartment Complex proposed across from the Riverside Animal Hospital, next to the RPU substation about a year ago in 2018:

Given the thumbs up by the Development Committee (Gardner, Soubirous, Davis): R.C. Hobbs Company, Inc. has been given the go ahead to develop the 2.06 vacant acres on the easterly side of Magnolia Avenue between Elizabeth Street and adjacent railroad right-of-way for multi-story residential project with subterranean parking garage.  The site is contaminated with tetrachloroethylene (PCE) in the soil from a prior dry cleaning business and will require a Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System on the entire parcel. Land was surplus city property left over from the Magnolia grade separation project and will be sold for $1.35 million.  Site is currently zoned as commercial and will require a variance to the general plan for the area.  I spoke against the project today as I thought it will be a traffic nightmare with folks turning left out onto an already very busy Magnolia going south with bad visibility, and heavily impact our neighbors on Eleanor St. with new residents cutting through trying to get out onto Riverside Ave and Olivewood. It would also dwarf all other structures in the area and most likely negatively impact parking for the hospital. In my opinion, the site needs to stay zoned for commercial; the City has no urgent deadline to sell this parcel and should demonstrate some patience. For the life of me, I don’t know who would want to live directly next to a substation and abut train tracks, but what do I know? 

THE NEW HOMELESS INDUSTRY IN CALIFORNIA:

Referring to this new City of Riverside Division, Former Assistant City Manager Alex Nguyen leads the newly formed “People” section of City Hall and oversees the homelessness office.“  Was this what Nguyen had in mind from his Oakland roots?

It allows us to focus, focus, focus,” Nguyen said, adding that only a few large cities, including San Francisco, have such a division such as Riverside new “Homelessness Office.”  Was this a conceived office developed in accordance with the socialistic conception of  “Central Planning?Former Riverside Assistant City Manager Alex Nguyen, again this Recycled Trash is now in the position of City Manager for the City of Oxnard.  Flash!  Alex has just taken Emilio under his wing to bring him to the City of Oxnard with an appointment as the new Housing Director.  Did he need a token Hispanic to placate Hispanic issues within that community?

THE CITY OF FRISCO, MANY OUR JUST LEAVING AND TAKING THEIR HEART BEYOND THE CALIFORNIA BORDER:

Has anyone seen San Francisco lately, you certainly don’t want to leave your heart there.  We all know where there will lead us, another third world city such as seen with the implosion of the Country of Valenzuela.  Of course, this is the new type of mentality which has created a new industry based on a victimization of people, whereby more taxpayers monies will be thrown to a continually chronic problem.  I’m just jumping the gun folks, but don’t you want to continue to be a free people?  The only ones getting richer are City employees, and you guessed it, we continue to be footing the bill.  So when will taxpayers actually benefit from there taxes?  When will representatives actually represent us?  This isn’t rocket science folks, we all have to live within are means and what we can afford, why shouldn’t our representative government?  The following is a video, it’s not current but still relevant, it was published in August of 2016.  This seems to fit Governor’s Gavin Newsom’s contradictory homeless debacle.

ITS NOT OK TO HAVE ORANGE COUNTY HOMELESS NEAR UPPER CRUST AREAS OF OC !!! But its ok to use OC money to farm them out to the Inland Empire ???

As reported in the LA Times @ Tuesday’s Orange County Supervisors Board meeting , Huntington beach resident Mark Smith suggested that Orange County Money should be used to move homeless to areas like the Inland Empire, the ‘Land of the Dirt People’ as described by some.  We thought we were elevated to the term ‘Hillbillies’ as inferred by one Riverside City Councilman Mike Soubirous. 

HOW DID ALL THIS HAPPEN AND HOW DID WE GET ACCORDING TO THE HOMELESS?

IS THIS WHAT THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE HAS TO LOOK FORWARD TO? FRISCO’S GOT IT… SO FAR THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE HAS FECES INFESTED PARKING LOTS… DRUGS AND PROSTITUTION IN THE WOOD STREETS, BUT NO ONE HAS THE MOXEY TO TAKE IT ON, EXCEPT THE RESIDENTS WHO HAVE TO ARM THEMSELVES, KEEP WATCH AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT SIMPLY BECAUSE RPD CAN’T DO THE JOB.  MAYBE NOT DIRECTLY THEIR FAULT BUT CURRENT LIBERAL POLICIES WITHIN OUR STATE THAT HAS CAUSED THIS.

HOW MANY ARE STILL READY TO NOW LEAVE THEIR HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO? NOT MANY, BUT IF YOU LIKE LIVING WITH FECES AND SYRINGES ON THE STREET THAT’S THE TOWN FOR YOU.  IT’S NOW RECOMMENDED NOT TO LEAVE YOUR HEART IN FRISCO, BUT TO TAKE IT RIGHT PAST THE CALIFORNIA BORDER.  IT ALSO APPEARS THAT LOW TAX STATES ARE CALLING TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ENTICING THEM WITH SAFETY AND LOWER TAXES.

BUT WHAT ABOUT SEATTLE, WASHINGTON?  This is a city whereby law enforcement secretly reveals they cannot do their jobs because of City Government.  Law enforcement states that homelessness is a side issue, the primary problem is drugs infiltrating our borders and drug addiction.  This is a must see video…”Seattle Is Dying.”

WHAT WOOD STREET RESIDENTS ARE SAYING:  WOOD STREET’S ARE CONTINUING TO SEE HOMELESSNESS EFFECT THEIR CHERISHED NEIGHBORHOODS AND OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT IS LESS THAN RESPONSIVE TO OUR NEEDS! TMC would like to give a voice that was never heard from Ward 1 Neighbors, this is Councilman Mike Gardner’s forgotten taxpayers:

Late this morning around 11:00 I noticed a man coming from behind the apparently vacant house on the “almost” corner of Home Garden and Brockton. He went straight to the bus stop there but the bus came before I could get a better look. This house has had issues in the past and hope not again. I feel for those without and want to live in peace with others but realize potential for clash of lifestyles exist. I observed a broken down van in front of the former Knollwood (sp?) hospital for several days also. I understand that some of this may be due to the recent actions of Orange County disbanding the encampments down there. Hope not  – Next Door, Phil Coon, Wood Streets

Alley behind Briscoe and Rosewood. Be careful there is a homeless man sleeping there. I almost ran him over but I was going slow when I saw him move. He is under a blanket. I honked and he moved. That was yesterday. Today there is an older black two door sedan. I just called the police. Please we need to keep the alleys clean and clear of brush so people don’t setup camp back there.

THERE ARE SEVERAL “NEIGHBORING” CITIES THAT SEND THEIR HOMELESS HERE, AS RIVERSIDE HAS AN OPEN ARMS ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE HOMELESS. I SAW THE ULTIMATE ON MOTHER’S DAY. THERE WAS AN IGLOO 2-MAN TENT SET UP ON THE SIDEWALK ALONG WITH AN ACCUMULATION OF WHOPPING CARTS FILLED WITH “CRAP” AND OTHER MOVABLE “VALUABLES.” HAVE YOU SEEN THE SET-UP ON THE MAGNOLIA SIDE OF THE BUILDING BETWEEN TUXIES AND THE AUTO PARTS STORE? IT’S A BEAUTY!

Can we say that the Mayor Bailey and his support of the Path of Life to support homelessness is a scam?  A creation of a new industry which takes taxpayers monies to a black hole of nowhere?
Three teens were recently walking down our alley on Brentwood between Palm and Brockton and they took our bird dish. When my husband confronted them they said, “ F… you old man.”. It was not of great value but it’s still irritating that they were disrespectful . No wonder my dogs are always barking as they face the alley. Just beware, because they obviously could care less about people’s property.  – Gina Gurrola, Wood Streets

Lady came on to my lawn and porch after leaving neighbor’s property where she threw a pot at their window and threatened him. She walked away headed north on Magnolia, police were called. Approximately 5:30AM. She has short dark hair, wearing jacket and holding tote bag. Incident happened on Magnolia at Chapman.  – Carmen Long, Wood Streets

I agree but its a huge problem around here because the speeders know that the cops are no where to be found in riverside plus when you do see them they are speeding down the streets as well. There is no control in Riverside and its getting worse….  – Jessica Northey, Wood Streets

According to Joe Frey, Wood Street Resident and Taxpayer. Woke up to this homeless person this morning in our front yard. Called RPD, took them two hours to come out. Guy finally work up, deficated in our front yard and was on his way. Welcome to Riverside!!!!! I have reported this information to the police.  Posted on Next Door.Com April 8, 2019.

But then current Councilman Mike Gardner who was running for Riverside County Supervisor and lost, was stating this: “FIGHTING TO KEEP OUR FAMILIES SAFE!”  WHAT DO RIVERSIDE RESIDENT DO NOW WHEN WE CAN’T KEEP OUR FAMILIES SAFE THROUGH THE VERY TAXES WE PAY?

LAST YEAR IN 2018 ACCORDING TO THE REPORTS BY THE LOU DESMOND SHOW, THE IMAGE OF THE INLAND EMPIRE IS THE “LAND OF THE DIRT PEOPLE.”   A STEP DOWN FROM ONE RIVERSIDE COUNCILMAN MIKE SOUBIROUS ESTIMATION THAT WE ARE LOOKED UPON AS HILLBILLY’S.

 

ADDENDUM: BACK FLASH FEBRUARY 2018: BUDGET ENGAGEMENT COMMISSION: THE RUSTY FILES: COMMISSIONER JOHN LYELL:  In the Rusty Files, Budget Engagement Commissioner John Lyell emphatically states that the spending is out of control and will lead our City to bankruptcy.

“(Former Fired City Manager John Russo) Mr. Russo is knowledgeable but as you stated he accepted the original contract, and if he were to leave the same 100 others would be in line to take his place and what has he done to deserve this?”

The council needs a reminder of who they work for.  I couldn’t agree with Commissioner Lyell more, and he is not alone.  He continues to state that city staff salaries are approaching or exceeding that of the President and his cabinet.

I know our neighbors in the Wood Streets are livid about how their neighborhoods have deteriorated over the years.  Where are thou Ward 1 City Councilman Mike Gardner?

Lyell believed that former City Manager John Russo was taking advantage of our good city and it’s taxpayers!  In the video below Commissioner John Lyell ask the question to a very nervous CFO Adam Raymond, if this pension situation is new.  Because he just never heard of this when the City was touting the passage of the Measure Z sales tax.  Well again, we knew it all the time, but now people as John Lyell and Mike Fine are realizing they were duped and lied to by the City and the Unions.

Big problem if Mayor Bailey intends to seek changes to the city charter to expand the mayor’s power. But that’s how his predecessor Mayor Loveridge ran the City, he never followed the charter to begin with. He had access to city staff and influenced council in many ways. When CM John Russo came, he placed a big stop sign in front of this nonsense, hence the Bailey vs. Russo feud. Russo’s contract outrageous? Mike Fine of the Budget Engagement Committee calls it “an unjustified huge raise!” I see the comparison when comparing Russo’s salary with other city’s but that is like comparing apples and oranges. As in the private sector, did he save money in the pocket book for the chair holders? Nope, he raised our utilities, sales and property taxes. How about this comparison, Governor Jerry Brown runs the whole State of California and according to Transparent CA, his total salary including benefits in 2016 was $270,132.96; City Manager John Russo’s total salary including benefits in 2016 was $454,838.85

LA SIERRA PROJECT HAS TIES WITH FORMER DEVELOPER JEFF BURUM, WHO WAS CHARGED WITH FOUR FELONY COUNTS!

But what is going on with the so called La Sierra Project under Emilio and Councilman Jim Perry?  Perry has apparently been hit hard by the pressure of the Riverside District Attorney’s Office last year.  Well the yelling continues on the seventh floor of City Hall between Jim and City Attorney Gary Geuss.

   

What was Jim praying for?  A green suit or an orange suit, or simply to be resolved of this whole nightmare?

Jeff Burum (National CORE) is the developer that is being considered by the City of Riverside to develop 4350 La Sierra Avenue (the property by the church, near Collett and across from La Sierra High School).  Colonies was involved in a lawsuit with San BernardinoJeff Burum was charged with four felony counts of aiding and abetting the receipt of bribes and one felony count of aiding and abetting in the misappropriation of public funds.  It ended November 2017 with 3 acquittals, including Burum, and one hung jury for Erwin, the defendant who said he took a $100,000 bribe from Burum (co-partner in National CORE).  Barely two months after his acquittal in the Colonies bribery case, developer Jeff Burum stood in front of a standing ovation crowd Thursday night at the Fairplex Conference Center stage in Pomona to resume leadership of the affordable housing non-profit he co-founded 25 years ago.

National CORE is a non-profit developer for affordable housing projects.  Hope Through Housing Foundation was created in 1998 as a charitable organization to help people in affordable housing with education programs such as on-site preschools, as well as senior health and debt reduction.  Is this the new industry created by Central Planning in the name of Social Justice that intends to use your tax dollars for their utopic vision?  Questions arose on this property with a the usual city shell game of now you see now you don’t with regards to the RFP on this property.  Of course, the key is that we intend to be more transparent, but with the lack of transparency and answers, we have conspiracy theories.  In one instance, regarding some of the details that was removed from our City site, by Emilio in the following email:

The city now wishes to redirect people to offsite training and approve this RFP which is against the tenants.

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