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Let me suggest your next Press Enterprise Editorial Headline : “Riverside Betrayed by its Leaders”

In the 2016 “Debate Cycle” Rusty Bailey completely collapsed and became the follower, not the leader.

Is the Endorsement of the Press Enterprise (“P.E.”) credible or is it just part of the rigged political process in Riverside County?  The P.E. official decision to endorse Rusty Bailey as Mayor is not only irresponsibly, but quite confusing.  This decision may have put the credibility of the P.E.’s political coverage at risk.  The Press Enterprise Editorial Board (“Board”) is either ignorant or illogical, maybe both.  Based on the P.E. editorials that have been written over the past few years, this board has clearly demonstrated to be unscrupulous.  It doesn’t take half a brain to figure out that Rusty Bailey’s decisions and the impressive relationships he has made as a Councilmember and Mayor of Riverside have contributed to the “sloppy and messy” state of affairs we find ourselves in today.

I took an in depth  look at the editorial opinions that the P.E. has written over the past few years, and here are some of the headlines:

  • Beaumont Betrayed by its leaders
  • Ambulance Monopoly Disputes.
  • Over whelming Pension Costs
  • Beaumont Ignoring Taxpayers
  • Riverside Fiscal outlook
  • Riverside has a spending problem
  • Budget goes into overtime.
  • Riverside Removes Rose Tinted Glasses
  • Keep Government Honest

In one of your editorials, there is even a discussion about inefficient government.  I included the Beaumont headlines because I believe the City of Riverside is very similar to Beaumont and or San Bernardino, for that matter.  That is because management and leadership for this entire region is governed the same way.

These headlines do not reflect the so called “successful direction that the leadership of Rusty Bailey has taken its citizens.”  These editorials reflect a message completely contrary to the P.E.’s endorsement of Rusty Bailey.  The Message coming out of the Press Enterprise is: Corruption, Cut Services for the Citizens, Continue to Pay for Special Interest and Increase Public Employee Pensions. Who do you think got us here? — RUSTY BAILEY.

The Press Enterprise has had a front row seat at City Hall longer than I have, and either I am missing something, or the P.E. is continuing to protect the “status quo.”  Throughout the 2016 Mayoral race, Rusty Bailey flipped on all the issues he previously supported.  First, at the Chamber sponsored debate, he stated he would not use the “veto” power of the Mayor, and that he supported Measure A (City Prosecution of Misdemeanors) and his vision of the Trolley/Street Car.  At the same debate, I stated I would have VETOED the Measure A vote, and that I opposed Measure A and his Trolley/Street Car — because we can’t afford it!!  Interestingly, at the very last debate, Rusty Bailey stated that he NOW believes that he should have vetoed the Measure A vote, is against Measure A and no longer supports his Trolley/Streetcar vision because we can’t afford it.  Hmmmm?  Sounds familiar. Rusty completely collapsed and is NOW singing my song.  I became the leader, and he the follower.

The suggestion of the P.E. Board to Rusty Bailey is that “he must become a cheerleader for fiscal responsibility.”  “HE MUST BECOME!”  Does the Board think the citizens of Riverside are stupid? What the hell has he been doing for the last 10 years?  Oh yea, he’s been riding his bike!  So, basically the P.E. Board is suggesting that Mr. Bailey need to be more like Vivian Moreno.  Rusty Bailey will NEVER be fiscally responsible because his “impressive list of supporters” still have their hands out to collect the municipal welfare he is ready, willing and able to give them.  That’s why he has them. The P.E. Board is just too clueless in thinking we don’t get its message.  We do.  We get it LOUD  AND CLEAR!

The only two Candidates that should have been considered for this endorsement based on the message coming out of current P.E. editorials and articles, should have been myself, Vivian Moreno, and Nancy Melendez.  The P.E. Board calls me an “interesting challenger.”  Really!  The ONLY candidate that has taken on the issues of the citizens has been myself, you said so yourselves.. The Citizens of Riverside need to take this City Back, and the Press Enterprise is not helping that happen.

Rusty and Paul have been part of the problem that will lead to the eventual destruction of the City of Riverside.  These men were afraid to fight for the rights of the citizens of Riverside. They were afraid of their own staff — that they were in charge of!  The Council and the Mayor have not been doing the job the people elected them to do.

The “YES MEN” of Riverside are Rusty Bailey, Paul Davis, Mike Gardner, Chris MacArthur, Jim Perry, John Burnard, and Andy Melendrez.  Make no mistake about it, these men are the ones responsible for the headlines coming out of the Press Enterprise.  These men are all ready to raise taxes and at the same time willing to cut services to the citizens, but not to the special interest.  Our quality of life has suffered greatly because of the waste, fraud, and abuse that these men all voted  “YES” for.

In my interview with this Editorial Board, the participants were all in agreement that the issues and concerns of the very valuable citizens brought forward week after week to council meetings should have been looked into by the Council and the Mayor.  They had a responsibility to do the work of the people.  They did not.  They will not.  Nothing will change.

The shell games will continue if Rusty Bailey becomes Mayor for a 2nd term.  The taxes of the citizens and the utility rate payers will continue to grow.  Our quality of life and our standard of living will decline.  The Lawsuits to protect our Charter/Constitution and the citizens of Riverside will continue to be filed.  I will continue to research City documents and keep informing the citizens of Riverside through my blog site Thirtymilesofcorruption.com

I had a blast running for Mayor, my message was sound and informative and by the end of the debate cycle, all the candidates were singing my “veto” song.  The Press Enterprise endorsement invitation was the only endorsement invitation I accepted and participated in.  I only did so because I was very curious about the process and outcome.   I knew that  endorsement of Rusty Bailey was possible, which would in essence confirm that the P.E. is really part of the problem.  However, the solution is already available to the people — Thirtymilesofcorruption.com  and they have been visiting in droves.

So despite the outcome of the Mayoral race, I achieved all my personal goals:

  1. I Tripled the readership of Thirtymiles.
  2. The public became more aware of the reality of abuses at City Hall.
  3. My name recognition is greater than ever before.
  4. The Citizens are becoming more aware that the TRUE FINANCIAL PICTURE of the City of Riverside can only be found on Thirtymilesofcorruption.com
  5. And The Citizens of Riverside Know that they can come to Thirtymilesofcorruption.com for the REAL STORY.
  6. THIRTY MILE’s Is the Independent Voice.

Let me suggest a last headline for the P.E.: “ It’s Cheaper to Keep Her”  You see P.E. Board, I may have been Mr. Baileys most interesting challenger but now I’m Yours…..

Do the Math… It’s Cheaper to Keep Her.

FULL PAGE AD PURCHASED BY RIVERSIDE PUBLIC UTILITIES IN THE PRESS ENTERPRISE FOR MEMORIAL DAY!  NOT ONLY A WASTE OF MONEY FOR THE RATE PAYERS, WAS THIS A GIFT BACK TO THE PRESS ENTERPRISE FOR ENDORSING RUSTY?  This is the kind of thing we constantly find reprehensible, the P.E. endorses Rusty during the week, and now receives payment for an expensive full page ad, paid for by RPU.  First, RPU does not need to advertise.  Why?  Because they are a public monopoly, meaning the rate payers own it.  Secondly, who authorized this ad to be purchased, none of the chair holding rate payers were told!  If RPU continues to waste rate payers monies, they should have at least given that money to real veteran needs.  What did this cost P.E.?  $30,000.00? We will get the invoice!  The veteran below in the pic is silver star recipient Andrew Melendrez, who is actually Councilman Andy Melendrez’s dad.  This is the second time RPU has run Andy’s dad picture like this.  Andy evidently won’t vote against these kinds of waste.  He owns it, actually they own him.

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Don’t Forget to Vote Vivian Moreno
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For Riverside Mayor this June 2016!

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

The Raincross Group goes to all this effort to put this debate together, inconjunction with Charter Communications and the Press Enterprise, and hides the video.  We are told by a commenter that Charter Communications is airing it on their channel, and is also on their youtube site.  To this day, the video is still not on Raincross site.  The Press Enterprise was also supporting entity in this event, no report has yet to be posted in the press as to this event.  Have they, the PE, already made their decision of who to endorse?

As of Election Day June 7th, 2016, The Raincross Group has yet to post the Charter Communications/ Raincross Group/ Press Enterprise 2016 Mayoral Debates conducted May 3rd, 2016.  Further, the Press Enterprise has yet to post the debates, even though they were a Sponsor!  We believe at TMC, that this debate showed the incumbent Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey in his true colors, not in a leadership best.  What the community is saying, not a “leader at all.”  Therefore, what we have is an embarrassment to these sponsors, and their week attempt to protect “local establishment politics.”

First there is a short introduction by the President of the Raincross Group, Gary Christmas. Then the candidates are introduced by Charter’s Brad Pomerance.

Part 2: The first question to the 2016 Mayoral Candidates by Brad Promerance. “If you were to win the election, what top three priorities would you do as Mayor?” Transparency was also theme in this part of the debate. Question as follows referring transparency in City government: “In what way has there been a of transparency over the last four years?” All gave responses to this pertinent question.

In Part 3: The first single question was directed toward incumbent Mayor Bailey. “What do you consider your main accomplishment as Mayor, and is there anything you would change in the second term?”  The question for the remaining candidates was as follows. “If elected Mayor, what would you do differently?”  The investigation of Councilman Paul Davis and Mike Soubirous was brought to the forefront.  A bit of a cat fight pursued between Davis and Bailey regarding that issue.  A must watch!

Part 4: The question in this part was as follows:  Riverside’s Mayor has very little political or policy making powers, but can be influential in other ways.  What is your leadership style, and how would you use it to achieve your goals for the City?   The question of “dark fiber” came to the forefront by Vivian Moreno.  If this ‘dark fiber’ is being paid for by Public Utilities for the good of a few businesses, the legality of this was brought forward.  Bailey doesn’t appear to understand why installing ‘dark fiber’ with RPU monies would be violation.  He nonchalantly describes, “that the pattern of suing the City will continue..”  But why Mayor Bailey?  The $115 Public Utilities law suit was also discussed, Mayor Bailey attacks Davis and blames the initiation of the suit on the Davis Camp.  Not so true, not the Davis camp at all.  Incidentally, Davis states that he is in support of this lawsuit. A must see!

Part 5: Riverside’s Mayor has very little political or policy making powers, but can be influential in other ways.  What is your leadership style, and how would you use it to achieve your goals for the City?  This was posed to Mayoral Candidate Sally Martinez and Councilman Paul Davis.  The $115 million Public Utilities law suit was questioned by Brad Pomerance.  Was it lawful as to allegations made with reference to the proper transfer of monies to the General Fund as otherwise indicated in the lawsuit.  Mayoral Candidate Vivian Moreno states, “If the people here on this panel do not understand the laws that are set in place, Prop 26 and Prop 218, they shouldn’t be running for Mayor.  A must see!

Part 6: The question posed to the candidates this time was reference to the lack of diversity on City Council, Boards and Commisions.  If Mayor what would you do broaden the city’s outreach to diverse communities and get more residents involved with civic affairs?  The question on Measure B, increasing the salary for Council members was also posed to the candidates.

Part 7: The question posed to the candidates as follows:  “What specific steps would you take to bridge the city’s multi million dollar budget deficit?”  and “Would you include a proposal by the City Manager (John Russo) to increase the sales tax?”  Mayor Bailey accused Davis of voting for every city budget, was corrected by Davis, on record, that he did not.

Part 8: The question of the Billion Dollar Trolley system was posed to the candidates.  Five million of taxpayers monies was currently spent just studying the idea.  Bailey flip-flops and is not for it now, and discounts the billion dollar cost.  Then there was yes-no lightening round questions.  “Do you believe that the Riverside’s Renaissance was a mistake?”  “What is your position on Measure A, the prosecutorial initiative?”  Davis hammers Bailey on why he did not veto Measure A.  A must see!  Last question, “Would you use the Mayor’s veto power?”

Last, but not least, closing statements by all Mayoral Candidates.

Don’t Forget to Vote Vivian Moreno
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For Riverside Mayor this June 2016!

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