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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.

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.

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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

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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

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Can’t tell if this Riverside Tax Payer was Tased by the shock of Higher Sales Taxes, or simply stumbled on the Transparent California Web Site and found out what our Public Employees really make!

The City of Riverside currently has $472 million (and growing daily) in unfunded pension liabilities (money due to employees in the future that has no dedicated revenue stream at the moment).  That’s more than 1 year’s general fund budget – you could shut down City Hall for a year and we’d still be $200 million short.  This is simply not payable, the City’s answer is to pillage the taxpayer for more taxes.  What we have been told by prior City Financial Officers, is that “we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem,” and I’ll leave it there.   As compared to the City of FRESNO, which has NO Unfunded pension liabilities and a $300 million pension surplus!  Go figure.  The City of Fresno is not only doing their City right, they are doing their taxpayers right.  It’s unfortunate that we have a culture of entitlement within the City of Riverside, specifically in public safety employees who believe they are worth more than what the market can bear.

The taxpayer of Riverside has been bullied, strong armed and shakedown by the public employees unions for years, and we are sick and tired of it!  Taxpayers hate the City Union threats, “YOU MUST PAY US MORE, OR WE WILL SLOW SERVICES, OR YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY SERVICES!”  Again what many taxpayers are telling TMC, is that they feel “a profound sense of betrayal by our City Government.”  This is a City Government which left you behind, which didn’t protect your tax monies, which didn’t do what they meant and didn’t mean what they said and fiscally didn’t take your best interest at heart.  The following is the cost per resident in order to fund total compensation including pensions in these cities 2014.

RIVERSIDE: $828
COLTON : $631
CORONA :$575                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FRESNO: $566
SAN BERNARDINO: $460
MORENO VALLEY: $157

We don’t have any services now, that is because they, the City, have cut our services to pay the salaries of our so called “heroes,” Fire and Police,  in lieu of their employer, the taxpayer.  The Council of Riverside has been fiscally irresponsible for many years.  Councilman Mike Soubirous is the exception.  The problem has been that our City Council has been all purchased and paid for by Fire and Police Unions, especially Mayor Rusty Bailey.  Of course, the Riverside Chamber of Commerce and the Rain Cross Group, support Measure-Z, because they couldn’t survive in the real world, without their taxpayer handout, they simply could not make it on their own.  They are a good example of a City subsidized entity. City Pensions have been a priority to City Officials, as opposed to fixing our pot holes, cutting our trees, fixing our curbs and public safety.  Why is that?  Maybe because they are afraid of the dam unions?  If you are week, you will get no where, if you are strong, you will challenge those who you supposedly run to represent, the taxpayers of the City of Riverside.  As a representative you should represent them, the taxpayer, regardless of the consequence.

The City currently pays 35% of public safety employee salary every year to CalPERS; 25% for other employees.  These rates are rising at meteoric levels as CalPERS realizes the full extent of their problem.  Many of these employees have six figure salaries, and most have never paid 1 cent into their own CalPERS retirements, which max out at 90% of top salary when public employees retire at 50 (safety) or 55 (non-safety). There is nothing in the private sector that even remotely compares to these plans.  In fact, for some of the top government earners, it would be illegal under IRS rules in the private sector for companies to fund such a level of retirement pay.

While the private sector has still not seen their total compensation (adjusted for inflation) getting back to 2006 levels, when you include these unfunded benefits; Riverside’s employees have been getting well over 10% raises for the past decade.  Think about that: their compensation is up over 100%, while the rest of us have stagnated.  It is squeezing out public services surely but steadily.  They have literally hijacked the taxpayer to pay them more than should be reasonably compensated in the private sector.  This is criminal!

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Once the average citizen educates themselves about this Ponzi scheme, these guys (fire and police) are going to retire in their early 50s making hundreds of thousands a year, while the rest of us, in the real world, work to our late 60’s with not much more than Social Security (currently $32k/year) and whatever dollar you we’re able to save in our IRA/401k (typical American has enough money for another $20k/year in income in retirement).  Then what do these public workers do next when they retire at 50?  They go get another City job and work a second pension.  Folks like us are not going to work another 15 more years for packages half as good as government workers, it simply makes no economical sense..  The taxpayer is not going to work harder, IN ORDER TO FUND THESE GOLDEN PARACHUTE DEALS FOR CITY EMPLOYEES, while accepting lower quality services from their government.  This isn’t fair, and they, the unions, don’t care.

We need leadership and reform…none on the horizon that I see however.  Instead, our electeds’ have chosen to attempt to pillage the general public with increased taxes.  The earners are already leaving California for places like Nevada and Texas; this will just hasten municipal bankruptcies.  New contract have employees contributing 6% eventually to CalPERS, if raises are at least 2% per year.  By that time the City will be contributing the other 39% that’s being required.  And by tying their salaries to increased revenues under the Partnership Compensation Model, one can look forward to public safety union propaganda in the mail to pass new taxes, new developments, and higher utility bills every year…brilliant.

Remember, what seemingly appears to be the entitlement factor by Public Sector Employees, may be their own undoing.  Please continue to laugh in our faces.  The general public did not vote for your retirement packages.  They were a result of “elected officials” seeking special interest votes.  I find it will end in tears, not only for you, but for the taxpayer!  Union contracts should never be voted without public involvement!  After all we are the rightful employer.

When you look at total compensation, including benefits, pensions, over time and other pay, you will understand that what is paid out to public employee’s, is more than the base pay.  These cost our hidden from the public!  Purposely?  Good question.  Further, the revenue stream is not there, the contracts were made without financially assessing the final impact on the taxpayer.  Therefore, what we have is an unfunded pension liability, right?  The Council Owns this Fiscal Mess, including Davis!  Not listening to the Public.  Our current City Manager John Russo, who is banking on the taxpayer, tells Council Publicly to discount Public Comment!  “Asinine” and “morally corrupt,” as one public commenter indicated..Kevin Dawson to City Manager John Russo.

When you look at 250 employees at the City of Riverside making nearly $200K per year, it’s really 250 employees at the City making nearly $200K per year in total compensation, which includes their base pay, over time, other pay and benefits, which is not clearly addressed by them!

Back on August 16, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made this statement on “public sector unions.”  Listen closely Tim Strack, Fire Fighters Union; Listen closely Brian Smith, Riverside Police Officers Union; Listen Closely George Soros, SEIU…

All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress. Accordingly, administrative officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by laws which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters.

Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of Government employees. Upon employees in the Federal service rests the obligation to serve the whole people, whose interests and welfare require orderliness and continuity in the conduct of Government activities. This obligation is paramount. Since their own services have to do with the functioning of the Government, a strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government until their demands are satisfied. Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government by those who have sworn to support it, is unthinkable and intolerable. It is, therefore, with a feeling of gratification that I have noted in the constitution of the National Federation of Federal Employees the provision that “under no circumstances shall this Federation engage in or support strikes against the United States Government.”

Bottom line, this deal, like the previous firefighters and police deals, is a disaster for both the general public and the union members.  It creates the perverse incentive for our police and fire employees, through their unions, to support all new revenues measures (i.e. taxes, higher utility rates, new development)…like Measure Z (local sales tax increase).  It creates a us vs. them game concerning our wallets, which will create “distrust” issues (not the kind of thing public safety should be doing, particularly right now).

What Riverside Police Union President Brian Smith states in this video is inaccurate and defective.  President Sgt. Smith’s leadership within the Police Union is less than can be desired.  His care of his fellow police members monies is abhorrent.  The embezzlement loss of over $346K of police member monies, with over 15 Riverside Police Officers on their Boards, only makes you think how competent they are with accounting knowledge.  According to the Press Enterprise article, RPOA Vice President, Aurelio Melendrez (Son of current Councilman Andy Melendrez), stated, “It’s embarrassing for all of us, its a good lesson to the community that anyone can be victimized.”  Just for the record Aurelio Melendrez is a DETECTIVE for the Riverside Police Department!  He goes on to say, “Police aren’t businessmen.”  We suggest taking a course in accounting 101 at RCC.  It’s there that they are incompetent with member monies, and I can pretty much assume they will be incompetent with Taxpayers Monies.

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Press Enterprise article where Measure Z is tied to fire and police salaries.  I find it repugnant once again City personal are out to community meetings pushing for the passing of Measure Z, but stating that they are their only for informational purposes.  Makes you lose respect for fire and police, and city personal and leadership.  The following is a propaganda video produced by the City of Riverside, paid by you, the taxpayer.  Beware, this is another City of Riverside “SCHEME,” known as the “Partnership Compensation Model.”  The City should not be in the business of doing business, but in the business of doing what is right for the taxpayer.

Sgt. Brian Smith of RPD, and also Union President, attempts to tell Riverside Taxpayers why Measure-Z should be passed.  It seems to be that it is all about Smith and his associates, but nothing with regards to the taxpayer!

On September 21,2016 Assistant City Manager Marianna Maryshevitz explains the City Manager John Russo’s new “Partnership Compensation Model” at the Janet Goeske Senior Center.

After Maryshevitz completes her explanation of the City’s new compensation model, Local Taxpayer Advocate & Riversidian Kevin Dawson unleashes against his opinion on the truth of Measure-Z.

Is there any reason that the City of Riverside Taxpayers should question new City Manager John Russo on any of his high falluting ideas? Should we even consider our City Manager John Russo as relevant to the City of Riverside’s welfare?  We need to renegotiate those union deals, or go broke.  We cannot sustain these contracts.  The past city negotiators were simply not good negotiators, and basically gave the farm away, in lieu of their responsibility to the taxpayer.  Shameful.  Many taxpayers feel as I do within our City of Riverside, “a profound sense of betrayal by our City Government.”  This is what TMC is retrieving from our subscribers.  Again they are questioning decisions made by are current and past City leadership. Why is it that our current leadership is unable to decipher the past wrong doing of our Council and justifiably make it right?  So taxpayers have a right to ask about the newly hired City Managers view of the foregoing future of our City.  Is his view of our City the same cookie cuter reproduction of the past?  Is it “Partnership Compensation Model” that Russo placed in Oakland California?  What happened there?

RPOA President, Brian Smith’s former boss was RPD Detective Chris Lanzillo..  What did RPD Sgt. Brian Smith learn from his from his former boss, former RPD Detective Chris Lanzillo, was it how to politically manipulate public politics?  Did Sgt. Smith attempt to do just that against Councilman Mike Soubirous?  Should Sgt. Smith be investigated?  Many in the community are telling TMC yes!

CITY OF FRESNO, CALIFORNIA HAS A PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PENSION SURPLUS..GO FIGURE!

According to a March 10, 2016 article in the Fresno Bee, the City of Fresno has a Pension Surplus!  In my eyes, according to the Fresno Pension Plan, Riverside is simply paying to dam much.  The following is the cost per taxpayer on property taxes per year in 2014, the figures taken from Transparent California.

RIVERSIDE: $828
COLTON : $631
CORONA :$575                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FRESNO: $566
SAN BERNARDINO: $460
MORENO VALLEY: $157

AND, “the most shocking fact of all is that the Riverside City payroll INCREASED by $10,000,000 between 2014 and 2015.  The precise figure of our deficit. Think about it………” – Ron Todar

Bottom line, City Manager John Russo is not a proponent for the residents and taxpayer of the City of Riverside!  You as a taxpayer have been had.  Have your streets been fixed, trees cut, concerns of in home burglaries, theft from our front yards, drug deals, prostitution rings in our Wood Streets, drug deals in the Wood Streets,  shootings in the Wood Street?  Well Russo’s street has been fixed by the Riverside Gravy Train as expected. Sorry folks if your P.C., but the fact remains, “This is Piss Pour Politics at Hand,” and we should not tolerate it as taxpayers.  Russo is again a parasite who feeds on the “gravy train” of Riverside Taxpayers and every other city taxpayer that he has nomadically strives through.  Our Council is simply to dumb to distinguish the difference.

DID CITY OF RIVERSIDE MAYOR WILLIAM “RUSTY” BAILEY VIOLATE CALIFORNIA FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION’S RULES ON CAMPAIGNS?

VOTE NO ON MEASURE-Z!

REASONS TO VOTE NO ON MEASURE-Z PER KEVIN DAWSON AT THE CITY COUNCIL NOVEMBER 1, 2016!  IS MEASURE-Z A RUSSO MONSTER?

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