I’M SEXY AND I KNOW IT
FLASH TMC UPDATE: 07.19.2015: IS THIS THE REAL STORY BEHIND WHY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR, TOM BOYD, ANNOUNCED HIS “SURPRISE” RETIREMENT A WEEK AGO? According to the Press Enterprise’s Cassie MacDuff, Boyd was contacted for comment to this article (“A Decade Later, Sludge Exposure Worries Workers”) but never responded.
Just to give you an example of the treachery the City is capable of, it had a UCR Toxicologist state the PCB’s are not toxic! Bob Krieger, the UCR toxicology specialist who spoke to the workers at the city’s request, said he doesn’t believe they have anything to worry about. “PCBs are not that toxic and they had minimal exposure,” he said, adding no ill health effects would be likely. Neumeyer’s (one of the exposed city workers) skin peeling was probably unrelated to the PCBs, he said. We were once told that being close to certain Nevada thermal nuclear explosions was not that bad either, from an “expert”…
The EPA states PCB’s cause cancer, especially with effects on the immune system as one of the former workers David Cabrera describe. More troubling is that the breakdown products of PCB’s, the furans and dioxins, are even more toxic. This story does not mention Siobhan Foster, who was Public Works Director at the time, and “incidentally” had no Engineering experience, license or degree, employees mentioned she did not even know what a pot hole was. Let’s not forget the real cover up culprit, former City Attorney Gregory Priamos. Foster, of course, is semi-famous these days for being the manager presiding over the $6.4 million Danny Wooten embezzlement scheme. She was fired WITHOUT CAUSE for the fiasco and has since latched onto the City of Covina, no doubt to spread her curse there.
One phone call to the Fire Department would have taken care of this whole toxic debacle, but those in charge in the City at the time were not honest people.
I’M SEXY AND I KNOW IT, IT’S HOW I ROLL…
Was he or wasn’t he fired? “Retired,” is such the buzzword at City Hall these days. Former City Manager, Scott Barber, funded his own investigation using our money to retaliate against Councilmen Davis and Soubirous from doing their jobs. He, “retired,” 6 months later in the face of public outrage at his misuse of authority and misappropriation of public monies. Same for former Assistant City Manager, Belinda Graham. Former HR Director, Rhonda Strout, “retired,” just as the scandals of whistleblower retaliation, the civil liberty-violating Threat Assessment Team, illegitimate hiring of outside counsel, and other municipal code violations were about to be uncovered by the Human Resources Board, the public, and the Council.
When former City Manager, Brad Hudson, was on the hot seat, he hightailed for Sacramento. Former RPU General Manager, Dave Wright, left for Las Vegas right before the hundred million dollar over-collection was found. City Attorney Clown, Greg Priamos, became County Attorney Clown, and now that internal audit has blown the lid off the $19 million he spent on outside counsel the past 5 years, we can see why. The official word out of City Hall after these crooks left is always, “they’ve moved onto greener pastures,” but we at TMC have always known the truth. They were escape artists, but not the likes of the great Houdini. These guys had insider help in the form of a complicit City Council, willing to buy them whatever time was necessary.
And so Public Works Director, Tom Boyd will “retire” after 17 years from the City of Riverside. Insiders are telling TMC that when Boyd was asked about his plans just weeks ago, he firmly stated, “he wasn’t going to retire.” But there was still rumor around town that Boyd was going to retire because of the AG Park controversy heating up. Therefore, was Tom given an ultimatum from new Rock Star City Manager Russo to hit the road, or be fired? Or did he just retire because of all the B.S. at City Hall.
The AG Park bug-a-boo places Boyd and former Public Works Director Siobhan Foster right in the middle. Maybe Boyd will resurface in Pasadena under former Assistant City Manager, Michael Beck. Who’s next for Tom’s position here at Riveride, maybe Tina English? Who has a dance degree? Or will they bring back Siobhan Foster, someone who didn’t have an Engineering degree or license either. It’s trash pickup day in the world of public employee recycled executives. Maybe Tom would just like to put this past him and be the president of the Corvette Club…
Our bet is this won’t be the last “retirement” or “onto greener pastures” of 2015. Stay tuned.
CONTROVERSY IN RIVERSIDE, WATER MAIN BREAK LAST NIGHT, WAS IT DONE PURPOSELY FOR OVERTIME AS SOME OUR SAYING? Just as we recently spent $40 million on a building, after the question of overcharging ratepayers for utilities was brought forward, is this another attempt by RPU to justify spend our excess reserves on infrastructure in lieu of returning it to the ratepayers? Insiders are telling TMC that in order to collect overtime, some workers might monkey with water pressures to break older water pipes in the City. Regardless, main line fixed! It may or may not be true, but just the same, we’ll be on the lookout for more stories like this in the weeks to come.
GONNA BE HARD TO SPEND THE RESERVES ON INFRASTRUCTURE WHEN THAT, PER SE, VIOLATES RPU’S OWN POLICY MY BOYS!
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