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Tax Advocate Vivian Moreno addressing County Clownsil Gregory Priamos, just before he destroyed the crowd with his creative balloon assemblies.  Even Community Executive Officer George Johnson got a cool balloon hat!

One would like to believe that within the County of Riverside, we still have justice and accountability, otherwise the very fabric of our local Democracy disintegrates.  After three Grand Jury reports (2013, 2015 and 2019) investigating Attorney Greg Priamos ended with no actions whatsoever by any governing body.  The fact that issues of behavior have been brought up, and continue to be brought to the attention of TMC by anonymous City of Riverside employees and County of Riverside employees, forced us to attend Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.  When employees fear retaliation when issues of concern are brought forward, what are taxpayers to think?  These are your and our valued employees dedicated to working in the best interest of the taxpayer.  Why are they afraid to come forward?  Maybe we can help, read Grand Jury report for 2019.  Concluding, retaliation against employees.  Then what happens next, after a Grand Jury presents it evidence and findings?  Another investigating body is formed made up by County Supervisors Karen Spiegel and Jeff Hewitt, to investigate the investigation…  So why even take the finding of Grand Jury seriously to begin with?  Why take an employee complaint seriously?  What we have is a failure to communicate and a failure to act.

This is a scandal, the County Board of Supervisors hired a shyster corrupt attorney, and they were all aware of what he is capable of doing.  He runs his office with intimidation tactics.  The second Grand Jury went so far as to recommend the discharge of Priamos.  According to the Patch, admitted longtime Priamos friend, former Supervisor John Tavaglione blamed several members of the Grand Jury panel with the outcome, stating they “had a bone to pick” with Priamos from when he worked as Riverside City Attorney!  Further he blamed the media for the characterizations of the conclusions.  “It’s very unfortunate … but they’re the ones that like this kind of stuff,”  Tavaglione said, “Confrontation sells news.”  Should we be surprised by Tavaglione’s statements?  No, everyone knows who Priamos is and what he has done.  So why is Tavaglione’s name on the County Supervisors building?  That needs to be removed, because more of Tavaglione’s antic is just down the pipeline.

                       

GJ2013                           GJ2015                             GJ2019

What we find so interesting in all three grand jury reports is the sentiment is all the same, Priamos is a shyster corrupt Attorney.  After three paneled Grand Jury investigations, the County Board of Supervisors feel the need for more investigation.  What do they think this is Washington D.C.?  You have to wonder why the Board of Supervisors protects this guy?

Now I’m just a concern citizen with some information and actual facts on the legal bad boy behavior of Greg.  Again, Greg is a SCA (Shyster Corrupt Attorney).  That’s what he is.  The facts are very clear.  The county board of soups have all the information on Greg first hand, but still need to investigate.  That makes no sense.  They chose to hire and retain a shyster lawyer over life long employees, of which many have dedicated themselves to this governing body.  They are investigating away the morale of the county staff by allowing this organization to be run by intimidation tactics.  As of today the board has become complicit and have chose to ignore all the facts and findings.  Back in 2015 Tax Advocate and former City of Riverside Mayor Candidate Vivian Moreno stated the following:

“There are a lot of issues here, the grand jury is bringing a huge light to this board.  Priamos made a huge mess of the legal department in the City of Riverside now he’s here creating just as much chaos.  The supervisors are protecting him because he’s a buddy not because he’s a qualified fantastic wonderful Attorney, that we would all be proud of.  He’s here to be the protector, to protect personal gain, instead of protecting the taxpayer.” – Vivian Moreno 2015

This was her statement in 2015….. and here we are in 2019…. and I’m sure I will be back again with this same issue soon…. She stated, “I don’t blame Greg for being a SCA (Corrupt Shyster Attorney)” …. “I blame the enablers, the County Board of Supervisors for allowing him to destroy many lives and ultimately destroy this governmental organization …… This is scandalous to say the least!”

Don’t forget to get to order your book on the Priamos Family, called “The Shysters Daughter,” written by Greg Priamos’s cousin Paula Priamos.  Of course even Paula doesn’t want anything to do with her cousin Greg as TMC understands.  The following is a quote from her blog, “My father was a shyster.  He was a crooked lawyer who cheated his clients out of money.”

Well as you can see coming from a family member, that in itself should state a multitude about Greg Priamos’s behavior.  Get this spellbinding book on Amazon for $20.69, you won’t be disappointed.  Number one take away from all this ….  ” the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”  Hey, we told you about former RPU General Manager Dave Wright, and no governmental body listened…. incidentally the FBI finally listened!

Greg Priamos likes to hold himself out as a lawyer of the highest ethical standards.  The reality is THAT IS JUST NOT TRUE.  His actions described in the Grand Jury report on County Counsel indicate that Priamos violated critical ethical standards stated in the California State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct.  These Rules strictly govern all California lawyers regardless of the work they are doing.  These are not optional requirements, they are mandates from the State Bar and the California Supreme Court.

The false and wrongful actions Priamos took against his own employees constituted “misconduct” as prohibited by the Rules because his conduct involved “dishonesty, fraud, or reckless or intentional misrepresentation”.  Priamos is therefore subject to discipline by the State Bar.

HOW CAN THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS LET ITS TOP LEGAL ADVISOR GET AWAY WITH SUCH SHAMEFUL AND UNETHICAL CONDUCT?  CONDUCT THE STATE BAR HAS RULED TO BE UNETHICAL?

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

The above video was from the November 28, 2017, Riverside City Council Meeting regarding increasing utility rates.  During public comment, former RPU employee Jason Hunter presents what is discernibly incriminating evidence that the General Manager and staff of Riverside Public Utilities was attempting to deceive the public with reference to rate increases.  Is this part of the reason why Drunk Daddy was just shown the door of their shiny $40 million dollar building (purchased with ratepayer money)?

                        

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE, THE FIRST IMAGE IS THE DRAFT REPORT WITH BALACHANDRAN’S NOTES,  THE SECOND IMAGE IS THE FINAL REPORT WITH THE ALTERED NUMBERS SUBMITTED TO THE RIVERSIDE CITY COUNCIL.  HIT THE HIGHLIGHTED LINKS TO VIEW THE FULL REPORT FOR BEFORE AND AFTER.

The markups and corresponding changes to the report display two items of concern.  One, RPU had significant input towards how this “independent” report was presented to City Council and the Board of Public Utilities earlier this year.  Secondly, the UCR consultant had no problem changing their “independent” report to coincide with RPU’s narrative…. the desire to raise customer rates.

Here’s the lowdown: RPU commissioned at a cost of $72,000 of ratepayer dough a research team at UCR, to determine the financial and social impact of RPU on the Riverside community.  It’s a little-known-fact that UCR procures it electricity and water at special lower rates from RPU than what the rest of us suckers, the community pays, leading some to wonder if tit-for-tat was in play.  Shockingly (sic), the crack team at UCR determined that RPU was the greatest thing since adding that third taco to the combination plate.  How uncanny that this report was timed to come out right before RPU was to call upon a rate increase!  Remarkable was a hand-written comment from General RPU Manager Girish Balachandran (a.k.a. Drunk Daddy) made while reviewing a draft of this UCR report. The note was in reference to numbers the UCR team gave comparing RPU with another utility company known as SoCal Edison. We will get to that Drunk Daddy chicken scratch in a moment.

First, you really cannot compare the two companies: RPU is publicly owned, Edison is not.  Secondly, the UCR team states that Edison customers pay 16.51 cents per kwh compared to RPU customers 16.08 cents. The difference between the two numbers in the draft report submitted by UCR are not wide enough to justify a rate increase for residential electricity customers. But the final report submitted a few months later tells a different story. In the same comparison between RPU and Edison, the numbers magically transform so Edison customers pay 19.00 cents while RPU customers pay 15.70 cents – a very significant difference we’d say!

Drunk Daddy’s handwritten notation states, in blue above in first image, “Check this, we cannot justify a rate increases for residential for next 5 years with this set of numbers, especially residential.”   Voilà! The numbers change in the final report to display a larger compelling disparity, hence, sets precedence and validates RPU’s argument of a badly needed rate increase!

Remember, we the ratepayers own our utility, and it sure looks as if your management team that you employ a very generous salaries and bennies to oversee the best interest of your company, is attempting to hoodwink you for an ulterior motive. What should you do to these employees who are handling your company and your money? I know what I would do.

THE GODFATHER OF RATE INCREASES..

THE GODFATHER OF THE GODFATHER, GREAT GODFATHER, CITY MANAGER JOHN RUSSO…WE’LL UPDATE AND FIND A PIC WITHOUT MAKEUP….DID YOU KNOW THEY BOTH WORKED TOGETHER FOR THE CITY OF ALAMEDA?  AS WE CALL IT, MORE RECYCLED TRASH!

So why does RPU need a rate increase?  Well this is what they are telling the public.  It is gloom and doom, it’s all about the infrastructure, and if we don’t get are antiquated infrastructure upgraded, trouble lies on the road ahead.  With this in mind, the public has asked why the ratepayers are paying for bad management decisions and certain projects which have no benefit to the ratepayer, such as gold plated conference rooms, a $40 million administrative building, excessive dispatcher overtime to the tune of $257,219.00, overcharges to the rate payer which resulted in $325 Million in stockpiled reserves, $72,000 paid to UCR to figure out how to convince the ratepayer of higher rates, $45,000 to Earthquake Lady to go out to the community and scare you into believing that higher rates are somehow a good thing, the fiber optic network and purple pipe being built with ratepayer monies only a handful of big guys will benefit from.  The list is unending.

Did we mention that Drunk Daddy hired a polling firm at a cost to us of $42,000, to determine key words that would help convince the ratepayers of higher rates. This is significant because Balachandran’s signature authorization is maxed at $25,000, so he had to go to City Manager John Russo for authorization.  Russo’s signature authorization is maxed at $50,000 (anything above $50,000 must go to City Council …and the bright lights of a Council meeting for approval).  Russo had knowledge of what was going on at RPU.

What we have here folks is obscene mismanagement with no accountability.  We have an executive management problem.  A problem that began with former Utilities General Manager Dave Wright, and continues now under Girish Balachandran, a.k.a. Drunk Daddy.

Another narrative line RPU is using toward the public, is that they didn’t increase the rates during the recession as to give relief to the taxpayer.  The truth of the matter is that they were increasing the amount of the reserves to the tune of $325 million by overcharging their customers.  But maybe the truth of the matter is that it is all about pensions.  Perhaps it’s all about the unsustainable pension contracts made without the best interest of the taxpayer in mind.  You the taxpayer were not lined with goldplated rewards, you were just simply given the bill.  My position: file for bankruptcy, as many cities in California have done, and renegotiate those unsustainable pension contracts.

GIRISH GRADES $72K UCR REPORT WITH B-, ARE WE IN CLASS?

FLASH FROM THE NOT SO PAST: GRAND JURY COMPLAINT AGAINST RPU:  Back in 2015 we filed a Grand Jury Complaint on the very subject of excessive reserves with the argument that it actually violated fiscal policy, which was passed by City Council.  In other words, the City and RPU actually violated there own policy that they agreed upon by collecting excessive reserves.

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I believe RPU needs to get out of the “engineer” mindset when it comes to explaining just why our utility needs more money in order to stay out of the red.  – Councilman Mike Soubirous

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, “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