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When it comes to school bond measures of late, we know one thing: the bait & switch fad is in!  They tell the community one thing in order to get the measure passed, using half-truths, lies of omission, emotional arguments. astro-turfing, etc…typical conman stuff.  Then later you’ll find they have diverted those monies for other pet projects or expenses.  They’ll even offer phony oversight in the form of a Citizens’ Oversight Committee, and then stack it with their usually conflicted, kool-aid drinking buddies from the community – maybe even send their own lawyers to sway the proceedings in case there’s a couple troublemakers looking out for the taxpayers.

BUT FIRST: THE INFAMOUS CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S OWN SELF-APPOINTED CITIZEN AUDITOR, VIVIAN MORENO, AND HER TAKE ON THE NEW EDUCATIONAL MEASURES THAT FAILED ON MARCH 3RD, 2020, AND THE ARROGANCE OF THOSE BOLD ENOUGH TO MISAPPROPRIATE AND STEAL TAXPAYER MONEY.  UPDATE: 03.11.2020: Vivian Moreno right again!  Days after this posting, colleges go on-line, according to the Press Enterprise.  Is there really a need to expand expensive college campuses?  School and College as we know it, is it over?  If this is the new normal, what are these public servant elites going to do without the taxpayer gravy train?  Maybe, find a real job?

Let’s take a look at the one of the main players behind RCCD’s Measure A: the Chancellor of RCCD (Riverside Community College District- Norco, Moreno Valley, Riverside campuses).  According to Riverside Superior Court records filed February 18, 2020, Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac, PhD  is being accused by Plaintiff, Terri Hampton, Vice Chancellor of Human Resources & Employee Relations, of using taxpayer money to have RCC (Riverside Community College) facilities staff perform work at his personal residence.  Ms. Hampton also accuses Mr. Isaac of promoting employees to higher-level positions without following the legitimate process.  Hmmm….. what does that mean?  We know how that worked for Assistant City Manager Belinda Graham at the City of Riverside and soooo many others: they screwed more than the taxpayers if you know what I mean.  Former Presidential contender Kamala Harris also comes to mind.  Remember how she moved on up, with the help and affair of former San Francisco Mayor and Speaker of the California State Assembly, the incomparable Willie Brown.

In addition, Plaintiff Terri Hampton “observed a differential treatment by the Chancellor between male and female employees that have disagreements with him.  For example, the Chancellor consistently offers ‘golden parachutes‘ for male employees that the District has ’cause to terminate.'”  If that is true, Isaac is utilizing tax payer monies inappropriately.

Click This Link to View Full Complaint Filed Against Isaac

The suit states that when the Chancellor communicates a work need at his home, RCC Facilities contacts a vendor and sends the vendor to his home.  The vendor then faxes the bill to the Vice President of Administration, who then gives the invoice to the Chancellor for payment.  Vice President of Administration, Raymond “Chip” West stated he has the invoices faxed directly to him (West) because he did not want there to be an electronic trail via e-mail.

The Chancellor obviously likes his job, responding sometimes to Hampton, “I am the Chancellor and you will do what I say.”  And then adding, “You will do what I say, or you will find yourself looking for a job.” The Chancellor sound like a great boss to work for….if you like dictators…but more on that later.

We at TMC probably could’ve gone the whole rest of our lives without mentioning Dr. Isaac, but he got on our radar by running around the Inland Empire telling the community why Measure A was needed to the tune of $715 Million for the Riverside Community College District.  If these allegations turn out to be true, we think we can make a pretty good case as to why these kinds of shenanigans cause the community to feel ripped off when it comes down to how educational tax monies are spent.  You would think that good ol Ab-Wolde is perhpas not getting paid enough?  However, that’s not what we see according to Transparent California.  He has plenty of money to fix his house.  His paycheck from the taxpayers is almost $400,000 per year, so why does he feel its the taxpayers responsibility to pay for his alleged home repairs?

The following video gives you a whiff of who Isaac really is as he defends the need for the Educational Bond Measure A.  The Chancellor of RCCD (Riverside Community College District- Norco, Moreno Valley, Riverside) Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D., debates community and taxpayer advocate Jason Hunter on College Facility Bond, Measure A.  Isaac insisted there was a master plan – a specific project list – that the taxpayer loot would be spent on.  Problem is Dr. Isaac, it wasn’t on the ballot proposition.  You wanted a blank check.  With Measure A’s inglorious defeat, we recommend that next time you need to let the taxpayers know what they are actually paying for!

But looking into Isaac’s past, he has quite a record as an authoritarian.  Makes you wonder if RCCD could have had a better vetting process.  According to the Harnnet, the Official Eritrean Peoples Democratic Party’s Web Site, Isaac’s past is…interesting.

Students who came back from the war front lines found out that their government, the PFDJ, did not trust them despite the determination they showed in protecting the country with their lives. The memory of colleagues including fresh graduates, who died in the war, was very vivid at the time. But PFDJ officials and the likes, including Dr Wolde-ab Issak, did not bother about the effect of their policies on student moral and nationalism.” “While at the University of Asmara, Dr Wolde-ab did not care about academic issues.”

According to the World Socialist Web Site, Eritrea, Two Students Die In Government Clampdown!  Two students have died and up to 2,000 others are being detained in a detention camp following protests against the government.  Yirga Yosef and Yemane Tekee, who both died of heat stroke, were students at Asmara University in the country’s capital. 

After the mass arrests, police broke up a meeting outside Asmara University of anxious parents who had gathered to demand the release of their children. One woman whose son and daughter are being detained desperately pleaded, “They have taken them to a very hot place, with no food, no water. It is 49 degrees there. More will die. They must take them out of that place—that’s what we’re begging”.  Another mother said, “My son is there. I have nephews and nieces there. They are being punished just because they asked for their rights. The government just wants to show its strength.”

The president of Asmara University, Wolde-Ab Isaak, condemned the action taken by the students and called it “illegal.”  Wow, sounds like a nice guy, good job RCCD.

According to another article in the Harnnet, The Official Eritrean Peoples Democratic Party Web Site, we see the following article: The Sarcasm, Denial and Lies of the Eritrean Authorities: A Personal Account On The National Service, The Closure Of The University of Asmara and the Scholarship Program In South Africa.

As stated by writer Zekarias Ginbot, “I did not know where Dr. Wolde-Ab Isaac has been since he left the University of Asmara. But last year, I found out that he was working for a certain US college in California, and as I expected, as an acting president. This power hungry person always goes for administrative posts despite his qualification in science. I do not mean this is a taboo but from my experience, Dr Wolde-ab does not have administrative qualities. He would be better suited for a military general than an academician or administrator. He was an arrogant person who did not have any relationship with his staff or the students and was better known for intimidation of staff at the University and demobilization of government employees without compensation in other government institutions.

While at the University of Asmara, Dr Wolde-ab did not care about academic issues. I don’t remember him chairing a discussion on academic issues during the time I worked as a lecturer but only PFDJ sponsored functions. Every time someone approaches him with a question, he does his best in belittling the individual by going into side issue instead of addressing the concerns raised. No one denies that he is an excellent orator but he uses his talent only to intimidate others. When I spoke about him to people who knew him while he was at the Uppsala University in Sweden, their response was, “…well, what do you expect from Wolde-ab”, no surprise at all.

According to the BBC NEWS REPORT: Eritrean Student Leaders Released, By Alex Last in Asmara.  A total of 2,700 (students) were returned to Asmara in September, except the members of the student union executive, who were detained.  It had been reported that the student leaders were questioned about links with the group of leading dissidents, who have been detained without charge since September.  There has been no official confirmation of the reports.  The President of the University, Dr. Wolde-Ab Isaac, has not been available for comment.  The University has remained quiet and there has not been further protest since the students returned from the desert.  Hmmm…. It appears that Isaac is some how working in conjunction with his Eritrean Government cronies and working against a contained people who appear to be freedom fighters as a oppose to being Socialist.  So why is Wolde-Ab Isaac in America?  That is my question.

This is a question TMC is being asked, because many in our community feel they will be retaliated against for asking this simple question. We are asking Riverside Community College District for a response on this issue?  Again, I simply don’t get it, but if you know anything out there, please correct us, or add to the debate,  otherwise that’s what people are telling us.

The PFDJ, known as the Peoples Front For Democracy and Justice, is the founding and ruling political party of the State of Eritrea.  The successor to the formerly left-wing nationalist and Marxist–Leninist Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF), the PFDJ holds itself open to nationalists of any political affiliation.  The leader of the PFDJ party and current President of Eritrea is Isaias Afewerki.  The country has been widely accused of totalitarianism.

“Under the current regime, where Eritrea is being ruled without any constitution, the PFDJ Party dominates all cultural and academic activities. Moreover, in Eritrea’s political system, academic activities are monitored regularly not only by PFDJ’s propaganda departments, but also by Dr Woldeab Isaac, the President of the University, who works very closely with government officials.”

The PFDJ government’s brutal action against the students is part of a national clampdown that has also led to the arrest of journalists and oppositionists.

“… Dr Wolde-Ab does not have administrative qualities. He would be better suited for a military general than an academician or administrator.” He was an arrogant person who did not have any relationship with his staff or the students and was better known for intimidation of staff at the University and demobilization of government employees without compensation in other government institutions.

Does this fit of the RCCD culture?  Further, is this the eventual indoctrination agenda for the educational system within the State of California?  More in Part II coming up soon, here is Part II:

When those who are entrusted to promote academic freedom are the same ones who are restricting it, as is the case with Dr Wolde-Ab Isaac, then the university is not a place of learning and does not possess transcendent value anymore.  The tragedy is that those very people who benefited from such institutions of higher education are now aiding those who are abating such fundamental freedoms.

Again, what is RCCD promoting?  Is it totalitarianism?  Is RCCD attempting to control the speech and thought process of their students through Isaac’s experience for a current contemporary political agenda?  Thank God we live in America, if Isaac had his way here, he would send TMC out to the desert.  The question is, “Does RCCD condone this behavior and politics?”  A politics of control, totalitarianism and socialism?  Evidently so, through their policies and employees hired to run our public educational college and school systems.

Why did Isaac allegedly do this?  Maybe because it was easy enough that he could?  Where’s the supposed oversight?

 

Next in line,  William Clarence Newberry, who was charged with two counts of grand theft and one count each of embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation of public funds.

Currently, according to the Press Enterprise, William Clarence Newberry, the former president of the Riverside County School Boards Association and former Corona-Norco Unified School District Board Member was charged with embezzlement to the tune of $40,000 June 19, 2019.   Two counts of grand theft and one count each of embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation of public funds, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said.

DA’s investigators found that between December 2013 and February 2017, Newberry used an association debit card without authorization to make personal purchases and pay medical bills totaling $17,000, the release said. Also, Newberry dipped into a checking account belonging to the Climate Booster Club at Eleanor Roosevelt High in Eastvale and stole $23,000 to pay his bills and make purchases for himself, the release said.

Why did Newberry allegedly do this?  Maybe because it was easy enough that he could? Where’s the supposed oversight?

 

Or what about Ted Eugene Rozzi the assistant superintendent of facilities at the Corona-Norco Unified School District?  Rozzi was charged with 30 felonies related to his work as the assistant superintendent of facilities at the Corona-Norco Unified School District, allegedly laundering approximately $1.17 million by depositing checks written by an Ontario contractor into his credit card accounts.

Ted Eugene Rozzi, 60, of Redlands, is accused of embezzling and laundering approximately $1.7 million by depositing checks written by an Ontario contractor into his credit card accounts.

Edward Curtis Mierau, 65, of Ladera Ranch, the head of school builder Neff Construction, is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 3 on charges that include money laundering and helping a public official financially benefit from a contract. Both men were charged Nov. 5.

Rozzi is accused of diverting such checks that should have gone to the district to his credit card accounts instead.  From 1992 to 2017, Rozzi supervised construction for the district. Cash-strapped districts will sometimes ask contractors to front the money to pay vendors before being reimbursed.


During the investigation, which began in May 2017, search warrants were served and it was determined there were emails between Rozzi and Mierau in which Rozzi asked for checks to be written from Neff to various financial institutions and not the school district, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said. Investigators said they determined that more than $1.1 million was stolen between December 2011 and May 2017.  That amount could by higher, possibly to the tune of of $2 Million according to a 62-page report by the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team.  This agency, created by state law, assists California schools with business operations and fiscal practices, and is headed by old RUSD friend, the curmudgeonly (a quality we kinda like in accountant-types) Mike Fine.

Again, why did Rozzi allegedly do this?  Maybe because it was easy enough that he could? Where’s the supposed oversight?

 

Voters approved Measure C in March 2004 to finance much-needed projects to accommodate the growing number of students in the RCCD (Riverside Community College District).  Proceeds from the bond were designated to help pay for the acquisition, construction, improvement, and renovation of various college facilities as outlined in the ballot measure.  A Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) keeps the public informed about how Measure C proceeds are used through annual reports to the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees and the public.​​

But according to the “Vote No On Measure A” site,  $3.5 Million of Measure C/ Proposition 39 monies was directed toward salaries and benefits over a period of time according to these records.

Report on Measure C/ Propostion 39 Funding Financial & Performance Audit 2015_2016

Were Measure C monies diverted to salaries and benefits?  That is the question, and we are still trying to bring forward the answer to the taxpayer…but we suspect we already know the answer…

What have government educational systems become?  Are they a gravy train for the those who know the system?  Are they an indoctrination mill of lower learning and one side partisan leaning?  We find that when it comes to the Riverside education system, it is usually a question of, “Dumb and Dumber?”.  TMC advocates for school choice: since when is competition such a bad thing?  The best person to make the decision for educating their child is you the parent, not the government or some union.

The moral of the story of March 3, 2020, is that the government stooges and their toadies better start taking care of the taxpayer, because the taxpayer is no longer going to take care of you.  The government belongs to John Q. Public: we certainly pay for it, so it needs to work for us.

ARE PUBLIC SERVICE TAX MEASURES BECOMING THE PUSHER MAN FOR WHAT RESIDENTS DON’T WANT?

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The Truth About Measure O: What you didn’t vote for, The Measure that will hit you in the face as a taxpayer with a ton of bricks in the coming years!

While the taxpayers are being brought forward with another educational bond with reference to Measure A, the College Repair Bond, we’d like to inform residents about a less debated measure that was on the ballot in 2016 that you passed: Measure O, a $392 million school facilities bond for our local K-12, Riverside Unified School District.  Measure O was to “upgrade and repair aging Riverside schools” according to RUSD’s own propaganda as stated in their flyers (below):

      

  click on image to view flyer                click on image to view RUSD Resolution

This resolution known as Measure O when placed before voters explained it was to upgrade, repair, expand, improve, and better equip classrooms, school buildings, and infrastructure. (image of resolution above).

click to enlarge and read Superintendent’s letter

Incredibly, the Superintendent’s letter to Measure O supporters immediately after its passage read, “Riverside residents are ready to invest in safer, modernized, and updated schools.”  Trustee Tom Hunt would say, “we know the priorities have to be the temporary classrooms have to be replaced with permanent classrooms,”

In an October 22, 2016 article in the Press Enterprise, RUSD Board President Tom Hunt stated, “In placing Measure O on the ballot, school district trustees decided not to provide a detailed list of proposed improvements at each school.  Officials didn’t want to make promises they may have to break later if work becomes more expensive or for other reasons.

District voters last passed a bond in 2001. The $175 million from Measure B funded nine new schools and nearly 40 major improvement projects. The money has run out, though property owners in the district are still paying off the bonds.

One thing was abundantly clear, Measure O was about fixing the problems at Riverside’s existing schools.  Flash forward to 2020: 4 news schools (STEM High School at UCR, $65 million; 3 neighborhood school estimated at $100 million total; and a new $5 million parking lot at King H.S.) are now on an expedited “expanded project list”.  Only one of these projects was listed in Measure O’s list of projects shown to the voters (2016 Long Range Master Facilities Plan, and that was for a STEM high school to be located on the grounds of the existing STEM Academy on Mt. Vernon Ave, NOT on the UCR campus).

The other projects were introduced in the Summer of 2018 (you will find no mention of them in RUSD’s report to its Independent Citizens Bond Oversight Committee as late as April 2018). That’s right: $170 million (of the $392 million guaranteed by local taxpayers through property assessments) is currently being prioritized and directed to school’s, etc. that you never voted for.

In a September 2, 2019 Press Enterprise article, Community Tax Advocate Jason Hunter voiced his concerns to the press, as a member of the Independent Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, in letters to the District, and at Board meetings themselves from the podium. The District’s response? To hide behind two shaky legal opinions they bought and hope the community isn’t paying attention until it’s too late. This was a classic bait & switch, and after exposed, your elected Trustees and their henchmen are in full cover-up mode. They will spend your money on four new schools in a period where they have lost 1,700 students in the past 5 years, and 1,000 in the past 2.

Below is the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee meeting that was held on September 9, 2019.  Why would Committee Member Tina Grande-Field berate committee members as if they don’t know what they are doing?  The original RUSD Measure O Resolution No. 2015.16-56 regarding spending calls for specifics on spending, but when confronted with those facts, she responds as such, and even threatens to leave so as to end the meeting for a lack of quorum!  Was she placed there for a nefarious purpose?  Taxpayers who are afraid to be named for whatever reason, who have contacted me through are email system, are asking if the “fix is in”.  Is this business as usual for RUSD?  Are these “independent citizens’ oversight” meetings being stacked with members favorable to those on the RSUD Board, who have a set agenda to divert funds to pet projects for political gain?  Folks, make no mistake what you see here, is what you will see if you vote for Measure A: no accountability.  The deck is stacked against you by the very elitist status quo who wish to feed on the taxpayer gravy train.

So who is Tina Grand-Field who vehemently attempted to shut down the debate?  The gal who doesn’t like to be looked at according to the video.  For one, she is Assistant Director of Purchasing for the County of Riverside.  Others in our community who pay taxes wonder if she needs a mental evaluation?  According to transparent California she makes $156, 977.14 a year, taking your money.  Her husband Rob Field, also works for the County of Riverside.  His brother John is former Chief of Staff for Supervisor John Tavaglione.  Currently he is the Director of Land Acquisition for the County of Riverside.  Now that we’ve heard her in this video in action, we have to ask the question if she is spending our monies right, or do elitist public workers answer to a higher source?

Down the road, they will spend your money on a high school for the elite in the community, instead of putting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in every high school.  Did you know the District plans on giving 130 slots at STEM Academy/High School to children of UCR faculty who may not even live in the District and pay the accompanying property taxes? 

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They will build 3 neighborhood schools, including one that’s a subsidy for a developer, Spring Mountain Ranch, this while many of our kids sit in portables they promised you they’d replace. Incidentally, up in Spring Mountain Ranch, the developer get to advertise low taxes, because RUSD agreed to shift the cost of a new elementary for the housing development, over to all the taxpayers in the district.  Yep that was what they did!

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Most likely dozens of existing schools will see their funding almost completely cut to make way for the Board’s new priorities.  Thought you were getting technology or security upgrades or a repaired roof at your child’s school? Probably not. And of course all of these new schools will need new teachers, administrators, and annual maintenance. And how will that get paid for? By poaching from surrounding areas through a scheme called District-of-Choice. That’s right! your property taxes will be going to construct new schools for kids of parents who DO NOT PAY these property taxes.  To boot, RUSD will be leasing the property from UCR

In fact, last year on May 7, 2019, the District paid a consulting firm a crushing $400,000 to market RUSD to neighboring regions, money that could’ve been spent on our kids.  Further, why would they feel the need to advertise, especially after asking for the Measure O Bond?

What’s going on at RUSD is a disgrace. What will you do? The trustees are Kathy Allavie, Tom Hunt, Brent Lee (our rep in the Wood Streets), Patricia Locke-Dawson (who’s running for Mayor), and Angelov Farooq. Their contact info is: 951-788-7135, ext. 80417 kallavie@riversideunified.orgthunt@riversideunified.orgblee@riversideunified.orgpdawson@riversideunified.org afarooq@riversideunified.org  Tell them to fix the problems at our existing schools first, and stop spending money on vanity and pet projects, developer giveaways, and high-priced consultants. These people work for us and sometimes need to be reminded of that fact.  Let’s not forget, since they are so bad at efficiently spending money, they will come back to the tax  payer table and ask them for more!

If you would like to hear more of Tax Advocate Jason Hunter on the Issue of the misuse of Measure O Funds, hit this link. The title is Measure O Bond spending being done correctly?  Does anyone even care?

To boot, don’t get the boot with higher property taxes!  VOTE NO ON MEASURE A!

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January 13, 2020: RRR Meeting (Residents for Responsible Representation) Topic: Riverside Community College District School Bond Measure A, scheduled for a public vote on March 3, 2020.

Remember School Repair Bond Measure O.  That passed, and now assesses approximately $50 per $100K assessed value of your home.  If your home is valued at $400K, you will have an additional $200 added to your annual property taxes.  With Measure O there was a clear and concise spending plan for badly needed school repairs.  Instead, the Trustees are directing the monies to build new schools.  The clincher is that the new schools are being built during a time when schools are experiencing a decrease in enrollment.

If Measure A passes it will do the same: increase your property tax.  If your home is valued at $250K it will be an additional $50;  If your home is valued at $400, you will have an additional $80 added to your property taxes.  We are looking at 2 cents per every $100 of the assessed value of your home.  In addition, with Measure A there is no clear cut spending plan.  On the other hand, Measure O monies are now being illegally diverted to build new schools. which is not what the campaign actually told the taxpayers om 2016.  Who’s in the middle of this?  RUSD School Board Trustee Patricia Lock Dawson, who is also running for Mayor of Riverside, and here are the rest, Trustee’s Kathy Allavie, Tom Hunt, Brent Lee (our representative in the Wood Streets) and Angelov Farooq.

CORRECTION: 02.27.2020: This video, which you can still see by hitting this link, was taken down because we were informed by RUSD School Board Trustee Tom Hunt that at the time this video was taken, the property of former Hawthorne School was sold to a developer.  Under this developer it was allowed to deteriorate and taken over by homeless.  As a result of vandalism and several fires, it was demolished, therefore we stand corrected.  Property was sold by RUSD due to issues regarding toxins, pollution, noise level and asbestos.  It deemed unsafe for children.  Thank you Mr. Hunt for the correction!

Here is the the City of Riverside Mayors Debate held on February 20, 2020 by Inland Congregations United For Change (ICUC).  Riverside Unified School District board member Patricia Lock Dawson, retired taxi driver Phi Long Tran “JD” Denilofs, retired union steward Rich Gardner, taxi driver Guy A. Harrell, City Councilman Andy Melendrez and personal assistant Acea Stapler attended and answered questioned regarding community issues.

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We just received our flyers from Patricia Dawson.  Did anyone receive the same?  Her flier is on the left.  The next one over is our translation.  Since this the City of Arts and Innovation, TMC thought we’d produce some artwork of our own.

Back in 2016, in an interview with Brad Pomerance, Riverside USD Trustee Patricia Lock Dawson squirms to explain her district’s low scores regarding reading, writing and math.  Pomerance pummels Dawson on the new statistics from the newly released California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Test.  As I understand, the new test was under the newly implemented Common Core, which replaced the CST (California Standards Test).  Ouchie! Not so good for her district then, and even now the numbers are still below average!  So folks, would you consider her a viable candidate for Mayor, running a City with a population of over 325,000?  TMC shakes their head a definitive, “no.”

 

FLASHBACK TO OCTOBER OF 2012: BACK WHEN COUNCILMAN RUSTY BAILEY WAS RUNNING FOR MAYOR AGAINST FORMER COUNCILMAN ED ADKISON!  Rusty’s campaign actually stole one of TMC’s photos for a campaign ad against former City Councilmember Adkison!  Miserly Rusty still hasn’t paid our requested royalty bill of $2,013.00!  Eight years later, with interest, it may be a little more.  Sorry Not sorry about that Mayor Bailey!  Maybe you will be able to afford to pay your bills now that you’ve helped create a Homeless Industrial Complex – that you will be the beneficiary of – right here in Riverside.

Rusty’s Flyer sent out to residents (left), our flyer redo (right).

We’re not sure who was first? Ed or TMC…But TMC would also like to place it’s entry in asking for an apology from Councilman and Mayoral Candidate William “Rusty” Bailey for approving a campaign mailer that went out last weekend which contained photographs taken by TMC’s crack photographer without permission.  Now above, TMC’s crack senior minimum wage photoshop designer created a comparison photo montage of Bailey’s mailer and TMC’s….absolutely uncanny, the photo that is.  The question is, what was Bailey’s intentions in inadvertently using TMC’s photo’s to begin with?  Was TMC’s photographs just exceptional?  Should TMC recieve a “royalty” for this display of “stolen” property?  Or are we to accept, as it is in Riverside, this is business as usual.  Of course, “business as usual,” usually means the taxpayer is usually being taken..  That may be because no community members care.  The taxpayer, needs to rise from their knees and let their representatives know that this is unacceptable.

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL TMC PIC TAKEN AT THE TIME ED ADKISON WAS CAMPAIGNING AGAINST THEN COUNCILMAN WILLIAM RUSTY BAILEY FOR CITY OF RIVERSIDE MAYOR.

 

WHAT’S THIS? A NEW FLYER ON THE NEW COLLEGE BOND MEASURE A? WOW! THE ‘YES ON MEASURE A CAMPAIGN’ ARE TELLING THE TAX PAYING RESIDENTS THAT “OUR” COMMUNITY ACTUALLY ENDORSES AN INCREASES IN PROPERTY TAXES!  THIS COMMUNITY (OR “OUR” COMMUNITY) ON THEIR FLYER CONSISTS MOSTLY OF ORGANIZATIONS DOING OR HOPING TO DO BUSINESS WITH RCCD, UNIONS HOPING FOR PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS, BOOT-LICKING ELECTED OFFICIALS AND GREASED COMMUNITY LEADERS!  I DON’T SEE ANY HARD WORKING PEOPLE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD ON THIS LIST.  WHAT GIVES?

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Take a look at these elitist, ‘Yes on Measure A endorsers,’ and you will find that they do not fit the mold of the common taxpayer.  But yet they state that the whole community agrees with them!  Are these people truly representative of our community at large?  No, of course not.  These are people who misrepresent themselves, are not the real community of Riverside, but who have no qualms of doing so for their intended political gain.  Again, does ‘the end justifies the means?’  In my opinion that is not what America is all about!  It appears that this group of so -called “community” message is more likely a means towards financial self gratification!  Remember TMC will always sticks it neck out for the taxpayer, no matter how hard the City of Riverside retaliates against us (for example, see: Code Enforcement).  Lord have mercy, bottom line, we do it for you!  Regardless, here is the rest of the flyer. 

       

ON FREE SPEECH: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMERCIAL SPEECH AND POLITICAL SPEECH:

The purpose for the speech is perhaps the key difference between political and commercial speech. Political speech focuses on the public good, but commercial speech only benefits a single private entity — the seller of the product or service advertised. While commercial speech aims at your wallet, political speech aims at your mind. Because functional democracy depends on the ability of the people to openly debate public issues and criticize government officials without fear, free political speech is judged to be more important than free commercial speech.

The First Amendment broadly prohibits the government from making laws that restrict freedom of speech. Political speech includes not just speech by the government or candidates for office, but also any discussion of social issues. Commercial speech, on the other hand, advertises a product or service for sale. The Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution as providing stronger protection to political speakers than to advertisers.

Since political speech is more important than commercial speech, it stands to reason it would be entitled to the strongest protection the First Amendment can provide. Discussion and debate of issues of public concern can be restricted only in the rarest of circumstances, and the government must have a strong, compelling interest for doing so.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “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

Whoever would’ve thought it was a bad thing to ask our City to be fiscally responsible?  Whoever would’ve thought your local government would label as “bad people” those who were curious as to where taxpayer monies were going – spread it around town through a whisper campaign design to destroy you?  Our first lesson in rejection, we figure was about 2011, when we asked then-Councilman Paul Davis to look at some documents we assembled regarding city loans.  He looked at the information our group brought forward and became very quiet.  He said nothing and left without telling us whether he would or would not support our claims.  He make no constructive criticism whatsoever.  We had no idea what to make of it all.

We would learn soon enough about a different perspective on local “leadership;” how far folks would go to make a wrong a right; to justify what could simply be called “bad behavior”.  Turns out there were more layers to this onion than we could even imagine back then.  In the subsequent months we would also figure out that hoping the City would come to its senses and do the right thing just wasn’t going to happen.  Not when there was an agenda that had to be fulfilled and pockets lined.  We knew we had to change our strategy and attempt to become more effective.

We met weekly for two years in Fullerton at the Office of former California State Assemblyman Chris Norby starting in 2011.  Norby was prominent at the time for his views on the abuses of Redevelopment, with emphasis on eminent domain.  Our mentor, who taught us how to look at government documents was the CFO of one of the cities within his district, whom we would only know until recently as “Mr. Smith”.  We’ll continue with the TMC backstory at a later date….but not before reminiscing about a trophy we collected along this journey:

CITY OF RIVERSIDE: JUNE 14, 2011: CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON! IN 2016, COUNCILMAN PAUL DAVIS STATES, HE WAS ‘GET RID OF.’  TMC AGAIN HAD IT RIGHT, ‘HE WAS FIRED!’

AND NOW ONTO CURRENT EVENTS…

RIVERSIDE STRONG: HOMELESSNESS ISSUE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY: CITY COUNCIL DECEMBER 17, 2019: MAYOR RUSTY BAILEY’S INSULTING RESPONSE TO DENIGRATE A LOCAL TAXPAYING COMMUNITY GROUP:  This is a good example what happened to us, when we began to bring issues to City Council.  We were insulted and belittled by both elected officials and their executive staff in an attempt to publicly embarrass us so perhaps we would never come back.  In our case, it went to the level of slander…behind our backs of course.  The whisper campaign spread steadily throughout our community, and the message was clear: if ever you may want to make a play for public office, do business with any government agency, or have public issues that you wish support/defeat, you better not to talk to the Moreno’s.  Our words of wisdom to Riverside Strong: keep at it, you are onto something, and getting underneath their nerves.

ROY BLECKERT FROM THE IE NEWSWIRE INTERVIEWS LOCAL TAX ADVOCATE JASON HUNTER REGARDING TWO NEW BONDS: PROPOSITION 13 AND MEASURE A: “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN…” YEH RIGHT, HEARD THAT ONE TOO MANY TIMES SINCE THE CALIFORNIA STATE LOTTERY PROPOSITION 37 IN 1984, which was sold on the backs of solving all the issues with our underperfoming schools.  2.13.2020: Roy Bleckert from the IE Newswire and 1490AM interviews local taxpayer advocate and Riverside resident Jason Hunter regarding the two new bond issuances up for vote on March 3, 2020. The proceeds of these are guaranteed to be abused (as usual), and Hunter explains the why and how.  The first is Measure A, Riverside Community College District’s $715 Million blank check.  The second is Proposition 13: an attempt to reverse the brakes put on ever-escalating property taxes by the beloved Prop 13 passed in 1978.

ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE AUDITOR’S FISCAL HEALTH OF THE STATES OVER 470’S CITIES: THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE IS IN THE TOP 5TH PERCENTILE OF FISCALLY CHALLENGED CITIES:  Residents should absolutely be concerned.  The purpose of this online dashboard by the State of California is part of their high-risk local government agency audit program to identify cities that could be facing fiscal challenges by assessing their levels of risk using various financial indicators. Through this transparent interface, California residents, state and local policymakers, and interested parties will have a data driven view of each city’s risk assessment.  Riverside is the 19th worst in the State…think about that the next time you get one of 14-year Councilman Andy Melendrez’s propaganda pieces for Mayor touting what a great job he’s done.  Phooey!

At the State of the City, Mayor Rusty Bailey commented that the ‘State Of Our City Is Strong!”

OPEB Funding: This indicator measures the extent to which a city has set aside assets to pay for the other post-employment benefits (OPEB), such as health and dental benefits, earned by its employees.  Debt Burden: This indicator measures the extent to which a city is burdened by debt by comparing its long term obligations (excluding retirement obligations) to the revenues the city collects. High amounts of debt can strain a city’s ability to provide essential services to its residents, especially if its revenues decline.  Future Pension Costs: This indicator measures the future financial burden of a city’s pension costs by comparing its projected annual required contributions to its pension plan(s) to its present level of annual revenue.

JUST FOR LAUGHS THE INCOMPARABLE RODNEY DANGERFIELD:

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “CAN’T SPELL,””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,” “BAD GRAMMAR,””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

Riverside’s own taxpayer advocate Vivian Moreno gives her take on the current state of affairs regarding the City of Riverside’s Mayor’s race. Her second topic is that according to a new study released last month by diversitydatakids.org, the City of Riverside ranks as the 5th worse city to raise children!  Now why is that?

Suspiciously enough, we keep on seeing reports that appear to be covering up for the City of Riverside, instead lumping the City within the term “Inland Empire.”  We are calling that Fake News, as a CBS report actually states that the City of Riverside is within the top 10 worse cities to raise your children.  This Brandeis University source on the other hand, shows what we are talking about.

According to the PE and various news reports, actually state Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, as oppose to city.  We haven’t been able to find anything which resembles that on the diversitydatakids.org site.  What we did find is a table which contains Metros/ Cities of Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario lumped together.  Regardless, this is not a county issue, and nowhere in any of the sources do they call it a county issue: it is a metro/ city issue period!

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Don’t forget to Vote No on Measure A, the new college bond associated with building and modernizing community college facilities.  And let’s not forget the last bond measure known as Measure O.  It was supposed to be about fixing problems at existing schools, and now we see the monies are being diverted to building new schools.  And the local citizen oversight board, which is responsible for informing the public about the bond proceeds, has been stacked by the school board’s cronies rending it ineffective.  So who contributed to that last Measure O bond back in 2016?  As you can see below, almost nothing but architects, vendors, lawyers and builders (courtesy of ‘No on A’ Facebook site): entities that either do business with the District or want to, no doubt.  Follow the money and see who benefits!  More to come on this scam!

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “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

What’s left for the Local Riverside Taxpayers after Measure Z is passed by heavily funded Unions!  What is left when the Riverside Council voted for higher Utility Rates for a Utilities that the Riverside Public Residents actually own!  RPU is Riverside Public Utilities!  Why did they do it?  They increased your Utility rates, to pay for their bad decisions and contracts with the Unions.  What they did was to increase the General Fund Transfer from the Utility fund to pay unsustainable pensions.  A sanitation worker in Los Angeles is retiring with $280K per year.  Are public workers the Nouveau Riche?  What gives?  My pension is $980.00 a month with the Vons Corporation as a Managing Pharmacist, What gives?

It’s been two years after Measure Z passed and I believe it is necessary and warranted that we at TMC explain the truth behind Measure Z.  We only need two images to explain this travesty against the honest taxpayers.  If you remember, Measure Z came to the voters in November of 2016 as a proposal to increase our sales tax an additional 1% to 8.75% total

Measure Z was entitled, “The Public Safety and Vital Services Measure,” and was billed as a panacea for our infrastructure and services needs. As it was stated in Ballotpedia, “To prevent cutting police, firefighters, paramedics, 911 emergency response, antigang/drug programs, homelessness reduction and youth after-school/senior/disabled services; to repair local streets/potholes/infrastructure; and to provide other general services, shall a one-cent transaction and use tax (sales tax) be implemented providing $48,000,000 annually through 2036….”  Sixty Percent of Riverside voters favored it as it was heavily promoted by the “Yes on Measure Z” campaign committee, which raised over $100,000 to inundate the general public with mailers, text messages, Facebook ads, etc., on top of the normal City propaganda (meetings, RPU bill inserts, push polls, etc.).  This is what the City of Riverside and the Public Unions did to deceive the public.  First they, the unions,  who invested huge monies toward influencing the public that passing Measure Z was the right thing to do.  Further, they pressed their members to vote for Measure Z….or else.  It’s what they do. 

With the economy strong, Measure Z continues to beat forecasts for revenue taken in by the City and currently approaches $53 million/year. So what ACTUALLY happened to the money? And here’s where the story takes a predictable turn.

At the same time Measure Z was being put on the ballot, now-infamous former City Manager John Russo crafted a deal with the local unions (and non-represented) employees, which was passed by our crooked City Council (with no veto from the Mayor), called the Partnership Compensation Model (PCM). The PCM was structured to grant salary raises of 9-12% ABOVE AND BEYOND NORMAL MERIT RAISES spread over 2 years for all public employees ONLY IF Measure Z should pass.

In return for this lucre, the unions had to promote the heck out of Measure Z (click on image to enlarge below).

Which they did to the tune of the aforementioned $100,000.  And they used the same scare tactics they use every time they need to raise taxes…and many of us keep falling for it: “cutting police, firefighters, paramedics, 911 emergency response, antigang/drug programs, homelessness reduction and youth after-school/senior/disabled services; to repair local streets/potholes/infrastructure.”  This is what that $100K paid for… beautiful propaganda mailers with happy families and smiling fire employees and the threat that if this wasn’t passed you, the taxpayer won’t have service.  Some call it hard line politics, some call it political black mail.  Shouldn’t this be illegal?  You realized that you were lied to.

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This was a shot of those in charge of the Teachers Union, Fire Union and Police Union all together having a good time after the passing of Measure A back in 2013!

Tim Strack, president of the Riverside City Firefighter in center, raises his fist as the first results of Measure A came in, at the Orangecrest Club in Riverside, at left, Tom Hunt of the school board and writing in the totals is Dave Austin, on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

This is what taxpayers hate!  These Assholes enumerating themselves, but not creating any savings or a value to benefit the taxpayers.  The reality has set in, these dirt bags have only thought, thought on how to screw you, that is us, the taxpayer.  Take a good look at these individuals..they are not your friends or your supporters, they are working to take your money, by any means possible.  Which it terms they are Socialist, that is the reality…

Now here’s what should make you take your pitchforks and torches down to City Hall at the next Tuesday City Council Meeting: according to City Finance’s own numbers (presented March 13th, 2019 to the Finance Committee), in return for that $100,000, by the end Fiscal Year 2021, those very same employees will make off with over $21,000,000 annually ($16,000,000 from Measure Z itself and the remaining from your recently-raised utility bills) as a result of PCM (Partnership Compensation Model) – see and click on image below to enlarge.

Simplified:

1) Your Mayor and Council (with an assist from former City Manager John Russo) made a deal with the devil unions to trade an annual annuity of over $20 million of your money in return for $100,000. The Net Present Value of that annuity over the next 20 years (the sunset on Measure Z)? NEARLY $300 MILLION.

2) Every one of your elected officials at the time (including Ward One Council member Mike Gardner) contributed monetarily to the “Yes on Z” campaign, as did City “leaders,” non-profit associations like the Riverside Chamber of Commerce and the Raincross Group did as well.

3) The 2021 Fiscal Year budget forecast shows a $15 million deficit, which means SERVICE CUTS are on the way just 5 years after the passage of Measure Z. You think we’ve got a homeless/pothole/you-name-it problem now? Give it a year!  They’ll be sleeping in your front lawn and RPD will not be able do anything about it, as this occurrence recently in our cherished Wood Streets.

4) The numbers in Simplified #1 above do not reflect how the PCM will make our unfunded pension liability explode, as pensions are calculated off an employee’s highest salary.  I’ll take a swag and guess that number will eventually be in the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS too.

5) The City runs for the benefit of the electeds, a few special interests, and the employees, with just enough thrown back at the general public to provide the illusion that all’s well and things are getting done. Behinds the scenes we have $2 billion in debt, a $535 million unfunded pension liability, and budget deficits as far as the eye can see (at the City alone, not counting the County, the School Districts, etc.).

6) Eventually, all the Measure Z money will go to employees as Simplified #4 kicks in.  You have been screwed royally by those sworn to serve and protect you. The City’s proposed solutions to the problems they’ve created seem to center around selling your assets, cutting your services, and taking more money from you…the road San Bernadino took over 10 years ago. Sooooo, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? I will offer my suggestions at a later date.  The below was a debate on the subject of Measure Z hosted by Ralph Torres of Hey Riverside.  Councilman Paul Davis and Community Tax Activist Jason Hunter were on the hot seat!  He gave a warning to the taxpayer residents as follows:  And don’t say some of us didn’t warn y’all at the time (at 10 minute mark in particular):

Please, please share with your neighbors. It’s time folks woke up. There’s still time to mitigate this impending disaster.

I get a bit peeved, as you should, at the entitlement I see amongst the public sector workers who think there’s any equity between work in the public and private sector by allowing public sector folks to retire at (in some cases) 90% of their highest one-year career salary in their early 50s, especially with the amount of pension spiking that still goes on.  That’s not a comfortable retirement: that’s a scam on the private sector taxpayers, many of whom at looking at $35K/year in Social Security at age 70.

According to the PE, 53,000 former public employees in California were pulling down 6-figures a year in 2016, many of whom NEVER PUT A PENNY OF THEIR OWN MONEY towards their retirements.  If this was seen in the Private Sector this would lead to Bankruptcy.  And no, I don’t feel sorry for one second about demanding that those pensions be modified (particularly the higher end ones), especially since reform of the problem has been postponed by our public employees continually buying our elections (like Measure Z) and politicians. The general public is the boss under our Constitution, so if enough of us say “no more,” guess what?  That’s it … regardless of past promises, just like in the private sector.  Google, “United Airlines bankruptcy,” for reference. And the whole argument that everyone who bitches is just jealous they can’t get a job in the public sector is preposterous on its face (the private sector pays for all ALL general fund employee compensation via taxes) and shows how little people know about how our economic system of capitalism works (while not perfect, I challenge someone to show me a better model that’s actually been implemented in a country this size).

Bottom line, the City of Riverside should consider Bankruptcy as an option, and then renegotiate those Union contracts or give the Unions an ultimatum, decrease salaries and increase the pension obligation or contribution to the fund.  The City of Riverside should only negotiate contracts with Unions that we actually can afford.  The Private Sector does it all the time, they would otherwise see bankruptcy!

The above was a news story that was published on Youtube in 2013 by Fox Business, it talks about the unsustainable pension cost crisis that California is being confronted with.  When they looked further they found public city workers were retiring with high yearly fat payouts.  They had a sanitation worker in Los Angeles retiring with $280K per year, a librarian in San Diego retiring with $234K per year, a retired life guard in New Port Beach retiring with $180K in pension and health care benefits per year and 94 public government workers in the Bankrupt City of Stockton, CA receive over a $100K plus per year in pensions.  Why am I peeved?  I receive a pension of $980 per month in my pension as a pharmacist.  I worked with the private sector as a pharmacy manager with the Vons Corporation.  My background, I have a Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of California.  What I’m telling you, and should be obvious, is their are elements within City Governments that do not care, and do not look upon the interest of their taxpaying constituents.

This reminds me of Riverside Public Utilities dispatcher Donald Dahle who received $257,719 in overtime in 2016, boosting his total earnings to $373,235!  A dispatcher folks!  According to Internal Audit Manager for the City of Riverside Cheryl Johannes stated, “In other words, they found no fraud, … Where (Public Utilities staff) were lacking was internal review. They had policies, but if people don’t follow policies, this is what happens.”  Duh, are we talking about City of Riverside Employee who was in charge or who had supervisory role was derelict in their duties or who was clearly incompetent?  This being said cost the taxpayers a heap of money!

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Just wanted to take this time to thank Jason Hunter for allowing TMC to use and share his information he posted on Next Door for this posting: The Truth About Measure Z: The Public Employee Salary and Employment Tax.  Thank-you! Best, Javier Moreno

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

Again The Residents Are Getting Hosed By New Taxes, Not For Services, But For Public Employee Salaries and Pensions!

Our City Council adopted the budget for the next 2 years this last Tuesday June 25th.  Wanted to share with my neighbors the 5-year projections. Rough seas ahead folks. Yes, we are staring at a $17 million deficit next year, just years after passing a $50+ million additional sales tax (Measure Z), despite a booming economy.  Yes, the deficit is almost exactly the amount our City Council gave away to our public employees as part of the Partnership Compensation Model incentive that was used to bribe our unions into supporting Measure Z.  Enjoy the next year, because if we don’t reduce our personnel costs dramatically during the next 12 months (which our electeds have shown no stomach for anytime recently), City services are going to take a massive hit if we don’t drain our reserves severely. Thoughts? I think Councilman Mike Gardner needs to at least tell us what the plan is.

According to the PE, the city will spend more general fund money in the 2019-20 year than it brings in, this will be the second year of the two-year budget the Riverside City Council passed in June 2018, and the $1.2 million surplus for the year that ends this week balances out the $1.2 million deficit for the coming year.

The catastrophe according to the following document is what we see happening in 2021, 2022 and 2023, huge deficits coming!  This is all due to Public Employee Pensions folks!  What will happen next?  These deficits according to the PE, will start eating away at the City’s Reserves, as seen in the document.  Under normal conditions city officials try to keep the reserve at or above the 20% mark, but that percentage will start to decrease in the coming years.  Reserves will start decreasing below the 20% mark begining in year 4, FY 2021/22! (click to enlarge).

According to the PE, City of Riverside’s Chief Financial Officer Edward Enriquez stated the following.  “As 2022-23 goes on, projections have the city becoming “insolvent,” with almost $7.5 million more in bills than there is money to pay for it.”  This is where the taxpayers really got screwed, by the implementation of the Partnership Compensation Model (PCM).  What resident taxpayers don’t about Measure Z, is that the $50 million plus that is brought in through the increase in sales tax, is that 40% of that $50 million will be going into the wallets of public employees.  I will explain this more in the next posting.  Yep, you were hosed and tased by these employee fire and police unions.  But what is really egregious is that the Council passed and increase in our water and electricity bills, just to increase the transfer to the General Fund!  Which of course pays for overpaid public employees and their pensions.  (click to enlarge).

According to the PE,“We have some significant challenges ahead of us,” Enriquez said. “And if we don’t take additional corrective (measures) — which we have been doing this last year (with) a lot of new initiatives — we do have a lot of challenges ahead of us.”  Get ready, their are going to be more “initiatives,” that means more “measures” in order to fulfill those pensions.  Remember Measure A and Measure Z, and how public employee fire and police unions lied to the taxpayer?  And they will lie through their teeth again.  In this one example see how much money these unions placed behind Measure Z the last time.  Of course, at no benefit to the tax payer. (click to enlarge).

According to the PE, “Other councilmen, though they supported the budget, called out past spending they said was wasteful.”  Well its to late now, but don’t say we didn’t tell you so.  We told you the pension problem would hit the fan as far back as 2014.  Let’s look back at this email I received from Councilman Mike Gardner back in 2011, regarding to the Renaissance spending and corresponding future deficits. (click to enlarge).

   

This isn’t rocket science, the simple truth is that public employees are being paid to much.  Roll back pensions and salaries, we otherwise are rolling toward BK.  Don’t forget TMC told you so years ago!  Stay tuned for our next posting in couple of days: The Truth About Measure Z: The Public Salary and Pension Tax and also stay tuned for: Another Episode of the Price is Wright: The Story of Former RPU General Manager Dave Wright and City Auditor Vincent Price.  You thought you got hosed on this story, TMC will tell you how got screwed in the next!

Just wanted to thank Jason Hunter for allowing TMC to use and share his information he posted on Next Door for this posting: Riverside City Budget – On the Brink of Catastrophe

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

Riverside Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey speaks during his State of the City Address, on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018, wearing his ever-present rose-colored glasses.

JANUARY 2018: AN “ECONOMICALLY STRONG REGION”?  WHAT IS PERCEPTION AND WHAT IS REALITY WHEN IT COMES TO LIVABILITY WITHIN THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE, AND WHAT NARRATIVE IS CREATED FOR GOOD PUBLIC RELATIONS?  WAS IT DONE BY DESIGN AND CONTRIVED IN THIS YEARS STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS?  

Summing up some of the larger points from the Mayor’s speech this year, Inland Empire economic growth is seen, particularly in construction, logistics, leisure and hospitality, and growth in healthcare and educational employment (more than double California’s growth), Bailey said, citing UCR’s Robert Kleinhenz.  He continued by stating good economic times are here to stay.

Bailey pointed to a talk by UC Riverside’s Robert Kleinhenz which was recently given to Good Morning Riverside, in which the economist and executive director of the school’s Center for Economic Forecasting and Development said no recession is on the horizon for the Inland Empire.  Keep in mind folks, this was the same institution which was paid $72,000 of taxpayer monies by Riverside Public Utilities to create favorable studies to support a political narrative to raise your utility rates.  Apparently this group with its rosy numbers and visions were specifically hired to convince and make you believe that increasing your utility rates is a good idea.

The mayor also touted a study by the Milken Institute that ranked the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan area 20th in the nation — a jump of 24 places compared to last year.

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UCR, the Milken Institute, and now your mayor are here to tell you that there has never been a better time to invest in Riverside,” Bailey said.  Who are we to believe?  It appears if you have all three on your side, UCR, the Milliken Institute and the Mayor on your side, it’s a smoking surefire formula for a ‘rosy picture.’

Well when you utilize UCR your going to get what you pay for, favorable numbers.  We saw this with RPU’s attempt to fudge numbers and use comparisons such as private and public, which is like comparing apples and oranges.  But if you have those rose-colored glasses, what a rosy picture it will show.

Hmmm…but wasn’t this the same UCR that compared apples and oranges in order to ratepayers to pay more for utilities?  Evidently so.

                         

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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 its 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 for 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, at least we thought so, 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!

But there were a lot of other things of concern that should have been mentioned that were not so rosy for the resident taxpayer and utility ratepayers, such as:

The number of homeless people — “our neighbors without homes,” in Bailey’s words — is on the rise.  That’s true, was it by design or orchestrated by your friend Damien O’Farrell in order to receive more funding?  Who incidentally was a guest at the the event.  The city even double down by creating The Office of Homeless Solutions!  A new economic industry based on victimization?

In general, complaints concerning difficulty with planning permits, code enforcement, lack of law enforcement response, increase crime, increase homeless in the neighborhood, increase property taxes, increase utility rates, increasing unfunded pension liabilities, increase sale taxes, increase taxes and regulations…. all continue on deaf ears by representatives.

Higher electric and water utilities passed and we own the public owns the utilities!  Go figure… all we can tell you is that individuals who seek justice for taxpayer concerns have tied the City’s exuberance in court.

Less Law Enforcement Protection, police won’t even respond to resident calls anymore, even with higher taxes!  What are they telling us, come to Riverside BYOG (Bring Your Own Gun)?  Beatings and shooting in downtown.  We had a drug transaction incident three houses from us on Friday March 30, 2018; RPD wasn’t even interested.

UPDATE: DRUG TRANSACTIONS: 1:21 A.M.: 3564 BANDINI AVENUE: RPD HAS FAILED TO PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.  Unfortunately are taxpayers monies are wasted, the only thing we can depend on to protect our families is Mr. Smith and Wesson.  Chief Sergio Diaz and Councilman Mike Gardner have failed to protect our neighborhoods, in this case Ward 1 Wood Streets! Regrettably we will not receive attention until someone is fatally injured or killed, that is the reality!  Not the perception… Unfortunately our neighborhood group, NOWS, is nowhere to be found on this issue!  No where to be found at City Council Meeting.  What are they afraid of?  Simply how to deal with the truth?  They also have failed our Community.

UPDATE: PROSTITUTION RING IN ACTION: 1:26 A.M.: 3564 BANDINI AVENUE: GIRL PICK UP: WHITE FORD TRUCK: ARMED WOOD STREETS RESIDENTS ON IT..RPD NOT.. SORRY MIKE, HOPE WE DIDN’T DISTURBED YOUR RIVERSIDE SUPERVISOR CAMPAIGN.

Fire, won’t get involved with creating fire lines and cleaning up City lots, but will definitely cite you for what they consider ‘fire hazards’ unannounced in your place of business or home.  The city has unfortunately pitted the taxpayers against those who apparently protect us, our law enforcement and fire.

Code Enforcement…A.K.A. The Other Police Force….Well, this is without saying, if you don’t pay the piper, you will be harassed till kingdom come.

Cases of women being beaten in City Parking lots, Woman one was punched in the face after rejecting the sexual advances of the assailantWoman two was sucker punch in the City Parking Garage after a fender bender….. A shootout caught on camera in the same City Parking Lot …. lastly, a good Samaritan killed attempting to stop a fight across the street from the Mission Inn.  Actually all several blocks from the RPD Central Department.. What Gives?  If this was a private parking facility the city would require security, two sets of rules?

Below, the Mayor touts that the City of Riverside has recently been named in the fifty safest metro cities in America!…. what, next to Chicago with off the chart crime?  Well actually yes, Riverside is rated 14 next to Chicago at 15.  When you include Chicago next Riverside as a safe place to live, you must realize there must be something quite wrong with that study!  Chicago with strict gun laws saw over 3,000 people shot in 2016 alone!  Did the City of Riverside get that when they evaluated the study?  We have to guess they did not!  Just this week, Two individuals knifed over a bar stool at a favorite local family restaurant known as Pepitos and Three people wounded in a drive by just blocks from City Central.

Increased crime and homelessness in our communities, that is without saying.  Our mail is being stolen, drug houses, prostitution rings.  Not in the so called bad parts of town, in the ‘Wood Streets’!  The City has simply indulged in programs that are simply inviting homeless to come to Riverside.  Taxpayers are now seeing tent city’s around town and now have to get use to finding more human feces in retail public places.

As UCR, the Milken Institute, and your mayor is telling the residents that there has never been a better time to invest in Riverside, why are businesses leaving?  Just recently, EnerBlü Inc. leaves high tax Riverside California to invest $372 million in Kentucky and create 875 full-time jobs.  Why couldn’t Riverside keep them?

What about public employee pensions?  Measure A and Measure Z won’t generate enough money to maintain those employee pensions, therefore, will we eventually have to sell our Public Utilities in order to satisfy the unfunded unsustainable pension debt?

The last Budget Engagement Commission meeting revealed a dire pension situation beginning in the 2020… so why are we going forward with a new $45 million library, the Cheech Marin Art Center, the new Police Building or any other project?  If pensions are of number one concern as opposed to taxpayer services, why won’t they consider the profitability of the sale of cannabis within city limits?

Was the State of the City more like the State of Delusion?  But say you had those rose-colored glasses?

….these rose-colored glasses
That I’m looking through
Show only the beauty
‘Cause they hide all the truth

John Conlee

So should the City continue to financially support educational and statistical entities for services that may be biased?  What is the purpose of that?  To support a perception of things, whereby in essence the reality is much different?  Is it to say, “All is well!” while the Titanic is apparently sinking?  Discernibly addressing true problems with true resolutions would surely be the key.

If you want the truth hidden and a prettier city, get your own pair of rose colored glasses, on Amazon $39.27 and free shipping!  They’ll just make your walk in the City of Riverside that much rosier.  The people of Riverside certainly hope that after taking a stand on the City Manager’s new contract by vetoing it, Mayor Bailey will continue to abide by the issues and concerns of the taxpaying residents and put a stop to the above nonsense.  You made a stand Mayor, you have our attention, and the now the whole City is Watching…

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

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DON’T GET HOSED AND TASED BY THOSE BEHIND THE TAX…VOTE NO ON MEASURE-Z

Let’s all remember that the City is out of money, or they want us to believe they are out of money, right!  Well here we go again, the City of Riverside sent out this mailer to all of its residents, which would be well over 100,000 households.  How much do you think you the taxpayer paid for this?  I’m sure most of us just threw it in the trash.  If the City can afford to send each household this information, then you would think that the City is doing okay.  We saw this exact same thing with Measure-A  pamphlets back in 2013, the City uses taxpayer monies to send these “informational pamphlets,” but in essence, are psychologically designed for a vote in their favor.   Don’t be fooled, as you were last time, these informational pamphlet were structured, written and fashioned to have you vote Yes on Measure-Z.

Why are we receiving this informational pamphlet?  THE CITY NEEDS TO ASK US FOR MORE MONEY BECAUSE THEY SCREWED UP!

Unbeknownst to the taxpayer is the claim that if you Vote No on Measure-Z, you will lose important City services.  Let me make this perfectly clear, we lost City services a long time ago, and we will NEVER get them back.  The City chose to invest and squander our money on such things as “Government Entertainment,” as in the Fox Theater,  instead of taking care of basic services for its citizens.

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This “informational pamphlet” strategically shows a playground full of kids (because its all about the kids, isn’t it?), along with Public Works Employees, a Police Officer and a Fire Fighter.  The title is “Measure-Z, What’s It’s All About.”  Again, the City is going to tell the taxpayer how to vote, as they did with the water measure in 2013 known as Measure-A.  When you foolishly passed this measure in 2013, you voted to tax yourself 11.5%!  What the City promised us then never materialized, and what they promise us now will never happen.  What is really egregious, is that the City and their cohorts really do believe you will fall for this and vote YES on Measure-Z.  They are going to trick the unsuspecting taxpayer into showering them with billions of dollars.

Instead of holding staff and leadership accountable, our Council decided to concoct a “Spending Pledge” a few weeks ago.  REALLY?  How stupid and foolish this makes the Council looks.  So rather then taking responsibility and accountability they’ve resorted to “pinky promises” in order to sway public opinion.  Five of the eight electeds’ on the Council Chamber have held there positions for 7 years or longer.  They own this fiscal mess.  Measure-Z (Sales Tax Increase) is their attempt to remove accountability for running this ship aground….sort of a “You can trust us this time, we even placed our names on it!”  These men are spending addicts.  So what do they really need this money for?  More Government Entertainment, Pensions and Raises.

You have to be a fool to give spending addicts more money!  Vote “No on Measure-Z!”

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The above pamphlet tells you, the taxpayer, why the City needs the additional money.  For years the City leadership Has been boasting about our City being financially sound, you can all remember them saying “We have 40 million in reserves” they are now telling us that the City never fully recovered from the economic recession that started in 2008.  Even Police Chief Sergio came out in the Summer of 2015 to tell City Council the Police Budget was sound.  The City is lying.  The City will never recover because they have misspent, over spent, passed special interest projects and new employee contracts without any funding sources.  They were irresponsible with taxpayer monies and NOW THEY WANT MORE!

This November 2016, you will also be voting on another tax, Measure-O (Riverside Unified School Bond).  If it passes, this will increase your property taxes $100.00 per every $100,000.00 your house is worth.  So if you have a $400,000.00 home, your new additional property tax will be $400.00, and then add your new sales tax (Measure Z), which can be an additional $100.00 or more per year.  You now have a total approximation of $500.00 per year additional tax. Then I’m sure all of you do remember there will be a sewer increase this year, and don’t forget Public Utilities  will also have their hand out soon.  You will also need to look at the State and the Federal Government, they may need more money as well.

How much more can you afford ? And who will be most impacted by this?  The Most obvious is the poor, disabled, seniors and the retiree.  TMC predicts this will also have a HUGE impact on Churches, a 10% tithe at the very minimum will be difficult if we have an additional 5 to 10% tax each year.  Taking $40 to $400.00 out of your packer each month for additional taxes will be devastating for many.

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This pamphlet was done by design to touch emotional center, voting with your heart, as opposed to voting with your head.  Did the City purposely use two black police officer to show how diverse they are? With a small child to show they are connected to the community?   This informational Pamphlet is simply just a bunch of BS and about the financial mess the city is in.  They will not cut anything they will make the taxpayer go without the basics. Some say this is all about the increases to Police and Fire and   Some  state that Police and Fire make less than Teachers, I personally find that an insult to Teachers, but Transparent California tells a different picture on Fire and Police.  It seems that they are making more than Corporate Execs and Doctors!  The Riverside Police Department have incredible amounts of OT (Remember that’s how they pad their pensions), Other Pay and Benefits before finally tallying up the final total.  If you come from the Corporate Private Sector as I do, OT as this is never seen.  Overtime as this would lead a corporation to Bankruptcy, and that may be where the City is going.

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Well how about Fire, it appears they Need more Money also, check the incredible amounts of OT, Other Pay and Benefits before the final tally is totaled.  What this tells me is that Union Contract Negotiations must be Public.  We have the right to know and be engage, after all the taxpayer is the Employer.  What we see here is that City Leadership has not been looking out for the best interest of the taxpayer, but for other interest.

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Back in 2013, the City sent out at taxpayers expense, and informational flyer, known as the Water Measure, or Measure-A.  In this taxpayer paid pamphlet, the City of Riverside threatened the taxpayer, that if this Measure-A didn’t pass the following would occur:  the City would be forced to cut $6.7 million in local services, there may actually as residents faced with more gangs, graffiti and rundown streets.  They actually stated that 79 City positions would be eliminated which included Police Officers, Firefighters, School Crossing Guards (we know what happened there), youth recreation programs (we know what happened there), senior services (they actually threatened the Goeske Center Seniors they needed to vote for this or we won’t fund you).

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In the above 2013 Measure-A informational pamphlet, the first page also shows children, police officers with a child and public work employees. Quite the same formula as the current.  In 2013 Mayor Rusty Bailey lied about Measure A, he has lied again today about Measure-Z.  What else has Bailey Lied about? TMC HAS THE STORY! COMING SOON..

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CONTRIBUTIONS SUPPORTING YES ON MEASURE-Z HAVE BEEN POURING IN, you may ask “Who are they?”  All the elitist bastards that will benefit handsomely, one in particular, Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey.  But also the usual suspects such as the so called Non-Profits and Unions.

Bottom line folks, the City of Riverside never had a revenue problem, they have a spending problem, and spent they did.   As with the Renaissance Project, with then City Manager Brad Hudson, who spent, over spent and misspent your monies like a drunken sailor. TMC wrote about this in detail.  Most importantly we told council about that as well, and we predicted the City would be out of money and in trouble in 2015.  WE WERE RIGHT.   Now current leadership City Manager John Russo continues to lie and spin the truth on how all this happened.  He now wants to continue the reckless spending practices.  They just can’t help themselves.

Councilman Paul Davis, Andy Melendrez, Rusty Bailey, Mike Gardner and Chris McArthur were the responsible parties for getting us in this mess,   This is how it works: Police and Fire Unions  work to benefit themselves by laundering member dues, paid for by taxpayers, to return in campaign funds for the benefit and control of elected official.  You may ask why Tim Strack, from the Fire Union, is giving over a $100,000.00 to the Yes on Measure-Z campaign.  Why? Because its all about money and their own personal gain, its never been about you and the basic services of the city.  Public Safety has found a way to hose and tase the taxpayer into submission, and this is wrong!  Ultimately, sounds like strong arm tactics, when referencing the importance of their jobs to the community.  This is a no, no, and could also be inferred as ‘coercion.’  But when you have no leadership to effectively protect the taxpayer, you have nothing.

In 2014, the Riverside Police Union President, Brian Smith and the Chief of Police Sergio Diaz conspired to railroad and politically remove Councilman Mike Soubirous.  Unions in any capacity should never be involved in Public Sector Politics without our input for this reason.  It our money not theirs, and we should be protected.

FORMER PRESS ENTERPRISE COMMENTATOR, DAN BERSTEIN, HIS TAKE ON WHY TO VOTE NO ON MEASURE-Z!

CONTRIBUTORS SUPPORTING YES ON MEASURE-Z THAT YOU AS A TAXPAYER SHOULD BE AWARE OF, BECAUSE THEY ALL BENEFIT SUBSTANTIALLY:

SEIU

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FIRE

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RPD

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MAYOR BAILEY: BUT ALSO RECEIVED PLENTY FROM FIRE AS TO HAVE HIM IN THEIR BACK POCKET!

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THE RAINCROSS GROUP

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THE RIVERSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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ARTICLE LINKS:

TMC: 04.10.2013: CITY OF RIVERSIDE: WHISKEY IS FOR DRINKING, WATER IS FOR FIGHTING OVER..AND EVERYBODY WANTS A PIECE OF THAT ACTION.

TMC: 05.10.2013: CITY OF RIVERSIDE: MEASURING UP TO MEASURE A.

PRESS ENTERPRISE: 01.20.2015: RIVERSIDE: FIREFIGHTERS GET RAISES IN NEW CONTRACT.

PRESS ENTERPRISE: 09.16.2015: RIVERSIDE: POLICE CONTRACT INCLUDES RAISES.

PRESS ENTERPRISE: 09.23.2015: RIVERSIDE: POLICE CONTRACT APPROVED.

PRESS ENTERPRISE: 06.13.2016: RIVERSIDE: DEAL WITH FIREFIGHTERS KEEPS ALL STATIONS OPEN.

PRESS ENTERPRISE: 09.21.2016: WHAT KIND OF CONTRACT DEAL MADE WITH POLICE ASSOCIATION.

PRESS ENTERPRISE: 09.23.2016: OPINION: CITIES BAILING OUT PENSIONS WITH TAX HIKES.

REMEMBER FOLKS DON’T BELIEVE FOR A MINUTE THAT THESE PARASITES ARE ON THE SIDE OF THE TAXPAYER!   THE MONIES ALLOCATED TO PASS MEASURE-Z ARE HUGE!  THESE PEOPLE ARE IN IT FOR PERSONAL GAIN, OUR LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY SPECIAL INTEREST. VOTE NO ON MEASURE Z

REMEMBER MY FELLOW TAXPAYERS DON’T GET HOSED!

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VOTE NO ON MEASURE-Z

THIS TAX ONLY SERVES, AND CONTINUES TO SERVE THE PUBLIC SERVANT ELITES AND ESTABLISHMENT ELITES OF THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE.

DONATE: Come On Folks, Help and Support No On Measure-Z by donating to the following links:

GO FUND ME: NO ON MEASURE-Z RIVERSIDE

CONTACT LIST:

  1. noonmeasurez@yahoo.com
  2. NO ON MEASURE-Z WEBSITE RIVERSIDE
  3. FACEBOOK NO ON MEASURE-Z RIVERSIDE

Or simply make checks payable to and mail to:

NO ON MEASURE-Z COMMITTEE I.D.# 1389248

BOB BUSTER, TREASURER, 7401 DUFFERIN AVENUE, RIVERSIDE, CA, 92504, 951-780-4749

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