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Two weeks ago, we released our story of the Drug Dealers Next Door: Part I.  The following is the second part of Author David Silva’s response to the City of Riverside, approximately one year later, which was posted in the Inland Empire Weekly on September 24, 2008.  Nothing had been done by the City of Riverside to resolve the drug issue in his neighborhood, which leaves us pondering the question, “Did they really want to?” or “Did they really care?”

In this second Silva article, the author displayed his continued frustration with local law enforcement and local elected representatives.  Like the case of David Silva, no one within the City has contacted or given us any direction as to what to do about our problem neighbors.  At least you can rely on something in life – government inaction!

On September 19, 2017, Wood Streets resident and former Mayoral Candidate Vivian Moreno went to the City Council meeting to bring the lingering and current neighborhood issue of the Drug Dealer Next Door…with an added twist, prostitution!  Yep, the other night the Wood Street residents had the pleasure of hearing the annoyance of the Wood Streets King Pimp not being paid correctly by one of his employed working girls. Yep, right in the front yard without any fear of anyone knowing what they were talking about.

Keep in mind this issue had been brewing in our neighborhood for approximately 5 years and gets worse by the day, so I guess it was the natural progression we should’ve expected…and accepted?

Moreno came to Council to declare that she is required to have business license in order to do business in the City of Riverside, but a drug dealer or prostitution ring does not.  So why should she?  If the City allows an illegal business to operate, why should she continue to comply legally with a City that cannot protect legal businesses from the illegal ones?  She tore up her business license in front of them.  Much like Silva, it was an attempt to call attention to an unresolved issue by petitioning her government.

However, we conclude David Silva must be right: if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.  Besides having unsafe neighborhoods for our children, our seniors, our taxpayers, we still cannot get our trees appropriately cut, our pot holes filled.  It has been clearly evident for many years now that the City of Riverside cannot provide even the most basic services to our community, who are now paying through the roof (Utility Users Tax, General Fund Transfer, Measure Z, etc., etc.), and for what?  Certainly not safety.  Our neighborhoods continue to be put at risk by the inertness of our law enforcement and leadership.  It happened ten years ago; and it’s  happening now with no remedy in sight.  The same fools sit on the dais within the Art Pick Chambers; and Chief Sergio Diaz’s highly-paid, crack narcotic squad has done what? [crickets]

THE DRUG DEALERS NEXT DOOR: PART II: BY AUTHOR DAVID SILVA:

INLAND EMPIRE WEEKLY SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 

It’s been nearly a year since I wrote about the drug dealers operating next door to my house [vol. 2, issue 25 cover], and if you’re wondering how the guys are doing, let me assure you they’re doing just fine. 

Franco (not his real name, but drug dealing is illegal, you know) recently installed a carport awning to protect his trade in bad weather. Brother Mario (another pseudonym) is on what appears to be his fourth new car since Christmas. Say what you want about these guys (and lord knows I’ve said a lot—to the Riverside police chief, the mayor, the city’s crack narcotics unit and the Weekly’s readers), they’re single-handedly keeping the local auto industry afloat. 

Yes, these boys have struck gold, and the rest of us are green with envy. While no less than seven “for sale” signs can be seen on front lawns up and down the block, the dealers next door are in home-improvement mode.  While the rest of us sleep in shifts in case some addled tweaker tries sneaking through the bathroom window, the dealers sleep the untroubled sleep of the dead, their persons and their stashes safe behind wrought-iron doors and the sign on the front that reads (I kid you not) “Do not ring after 10PM.” 

Of course, there’s always the remote possibility that the dealers really should be more worried that, at any minute, Riverside’s crack narcotics unit will come crashing through those reinforced doors. But who are we kidding? If the police were going to put a stop to all that illicit activity next door, they would have done so by now.  

As I wrote back in October, my non-dealing neighbors and I tried repeatedly to draw the city’s attention to the situation next door, going so far as to arrange a neighborhood meeting with one of Mayor Ron Loveridge’s deputies. The deputy listened wide-eyed to our story and jotted down notes into a little black notepad, which he then tossed into a briefcase where, I imagine, it remains gathering dust to this very day.  Nothing was done.   

By the time my column appeared, I had called the Riverside PD three separate times to complain about the dealing next door (not counting follow-up calls to check on the status of the complaints). Since October, I’ve called the police and City Hall three more times, each time being told that the department had no record of any previous complaints, and each time being assured that the department was now right on it. One of those calls resulted in a callback from Riverside Councilman Frank Schiavone, with Police Chief Russ Leach sitting by his side. Both Schiavone and Leach assured me that the city took such complaints seriously, and that they were right on it.  

Nothing happened.  

This has been going on for three years now, during which I often wondered why the Riverside PD would put up with an open-air drug bazaar operating in a residential neighborhood just three blocks from three public schools. Drug busts are great PR for the police, and right here was a major bust just begging for the cops to walk up and slap the cuffs on it. So why didn’t they?  

Early last month, I finally learned the answer to this nagging question: It wasn’t that the police didn’t want to bust up the drug house next door. They just couldn’t find it.   

“According to my computer,” said the officer who took my sixth (and, I swear to God, last) complaint, “the street address you gave me doesn’t exist in Riverside.” 

“Well, that’s odd,” I said. “I’m looking right out my front window and there it is.” 

“Are you sure?” 

“Oh yeah, it’s right there. Maybe you should check again.” 

He did, and again declared the address didn’t exist. Back and forth we went, with me insisting the street address of the drug house next door to me existed, and the officer insisting that it didn’t. Finally: 

“Found it!” he said, sounding well pleased. “OK, we’re on it. The Police Department takes these calls very seriously.” 

After three years, six complaints, a meeting with the mayor’s aide and a conference call with a councilman and the city’s top cop, the Riverside Police Department’s crack narcotics unit finally located my neighbor’s house on a map.  

More than a month later, the dealing next door has continued unabated, and if there are any cops snooping around, they’re wearing invisibility cloaks. The only thing that’s changed around here is my attitude toward the neighbors. 

“How’s it going, Franco?” I shout when I go out for the mail. “Yo Mario! Nice new Prius, buddy!”  

If this is how the city of Riverside wants to wage its war on drugs, I might as well be on friendly terms with the winning side.  

–David Silva, Author

FROM THE DESK OF LOCAL RIVERSIDE RESIDENT, ACTIVIST & COUNCIL CANDIDATE, KEVIN DAWSON, REGARDING NEW LIBRARY DESIGN:

“UGLY” THE COMMON TERM TO DESCRIBE THE MONSTROSITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE NEW RIVERSIDE DOWNTOWN LIBRARY.

The $10 million over run is to elevate the building so people from the Fox will hopefully walk under it to get to the Culinary Institute. That’s $10 million for a walk way! Why don’t we just use $1 million to buy coupons to the Culinary, that we could hand out as incentives to Fox patrons to walk around a less exspensive library building on the ground? Of course I’m just joking. This is a ugly, over priced building, loaded with gimmicks that will become dated looking like the horse collar grill on a Ford Edsel. Unlike a car, we won’t be able to trade this lemon in a couple years after we realize we made a mistake. Also, the city has been cutting the library budget for years. They’ve let go all the professional staff that had library of science degrees and cut way back on programming. The current main library is denuded of books. The city is not going to restore funding with this new building. This project is based on lies and manipulations. The head librarian gave as reasons for needing a new building, that the current building was too big and that the pillars ruined the sight lines. They said it would cost almost as much to remodel the current building as building a new one, so why not build a new one. But then when they proposed the Discovery Cube would go in the old building, the remodel cost dropped to $10 million. When the Discovery Cube dropped out and the Cheech Art museum was proposed, they now say it will only cost $5 million to remodel the building. I say we should remodel the current building for the $5 million, and keep it as our main library, saving us $35 million! Measure Z was sold to the public as being needed for “needs” like public safety, and not wants like a new library. I want to support the library but not like this. If they have an idea for a great, inspiring new building, put it before the voters, and ask us to support the project based on its merits. Ask us to prove our support by our willingness to pay for it through a special acessment tax. That way, a crappy design will die the death it deserves, but an inspiring design will prevail and be supported by a proven majority. The people in San Francisco were so inspired by the Palace of Fine Arts, which had been built to only last a couple of years for the 1915 Panama exposition, that they voted to tear it down and rebuild it as a permanent structure. The Palace of Fine Arts is great example of inspirational artitecture and something that would compliment the mix of classic historic structures we have downtown, but an example of how to be bold, without being offensive to the surrounding neighborhoods. Our city is on the road to making a mistake but it’s not too late to change directions. We should not move forward with this design because people are tired, and just want to “get it done”. We should not move forward, just because we’ve already spent money on this design. Ugly needs to be called out for what it is, and this is an ugly building.

Let me also comment on councilman Gardner’s motion to approve, where he said he was making the motion to approve because he thought “the people of Riverside were ready, evidenced by the number of speakers who came to speak.” Really? The room was almost empty and hardly anyone was there to speak, unlike the night the council voted to move the library, and the room was packed. That night there were 80 speakers and a petition signed by almost 800 people saying don’t move the library. That meeting went until 1AM, but in the end, the council ignored the public, and approved an expensive project, without ANY discussion of how to pay for it. It was only later, they presented Measure Z. And while Measure Z was generously passed by voters, our city is still not out of financial danger. I believe our financial problems are what is driving the proposed utility rate increases. Our city has a electric and water fund transfer of 11.5%, that gets transferred straight into the city general fund, where it can be spent on anything. So, if the City Manager says the rate increase is not about more money for the General Fund, ask him if he would agree to not take a transfer from the rate increases, and see what he says.  – Kevin Dawson

NEW RIVERSIDE DOWNTOWN LIBRARY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

With $60 million in unfunded future pension liabilities, Council, with the help of City Manager John Russo, overrode the community dissent that night, over-allocating funds for a new library.  Proving the establishment elite have an agenda, and your dissent for the project in public comment was only a legal formality they had to bear before moving on to a pre-determined decision.

REMEMBERING TOM PETTY: “DOG ON THE RUN”: 1977:

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

When I first read the story written by David Silva below, I thought to myself, someone in the Wood Streets is having the same problem.  Then I looked at the date the story was actually written – October 4, 2007, 10 years to this day.  Looks like we’ve come full circle (and gone nowhere).  I found out that David has since passed away, but I can only guess that the drug dealing in his neighborhood continues.  Why you may ask?  Because my neighbors and I have exhausted all government resources to deal with this issue (houses of ill-repute) for over three years, and nothing has been done.  From the City Council, to the Mayor, to the County of Riverside – Social Services, Riverside Police Department, Code Enforcement, Animal Control, etc.  Well, David’s story is our story.  The story ends with good homeowners and renters giving up and moving on.  Giving up really, on the City of Riverside: the City of Arts and Innovation, and Crime and Homelessness.

But it is not only drugs in our neighborhood, it’s prostitution.  Sex, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll: I guess if you buy the drugs and sex, the rock n roll, or rap music, is comped.  Yep folks, it’s happening in one of the most sought after, historic neighborhood places to live in Riverside, the Wood Streets.  Where’s law enforcement?  They are ghosts and their cars are ghost cars, except for their taxpayer paid take-home vehicles.  What we have is a nuisance folks, a quality of life issue, and maybe something more one day.  We couldn’t take it anymore, so we filed a $10,000 small claims nuisance suit against the owner of the property…. and we won.  At least maybe we can profit too now.

We have children in our neighborhood who cannot come out, women who are harassed and intimidated, and neighbors who have been threatened.   My next door neighbor yelled at a vehicle running a stop sign in front of their house; when the vehicle did finally stop, they displayed a revolver.  Neighbor called RPD …..RPD simply said, “file a report.”  Most neighbors are now protecting themselves.   So up go the security cameras, it’s time to adopt a guard dog, and carry a club while walking at night.  It’s the return of the Wild West.

 

Chief Sergio Diaz said the following when he first began his employment with the City of Riverside:

“Respect for the community, respect for other officers, respect for ourselves is going to be the byword by which I will attempt to lead the city of Riverside over the next few years”  – Chief Sergio Diaz  

Sorry Diaz, you have lost the respect of our community.  They won’t say it, but I will.  They won’t say it because they are afraid to do so.  Why is that?  These homeowners actually feel they will be retaliated against somehow. Is it because we have seen Sergio retaliate against the community and city leadership before?  Maybe that’s the reason you were not promoted to higher ground in the LAPD.

We have a home business: everyone who knows us, knows our story.  As a home business, we are required to have a business license; but if you are running an illegal business in drugs and prostitution, you don’t.  We’re told it’s not worth the time and effort by RPD to investigate those – they’ll just be back at doing business the following week.  Law-abiding homeowners however are a different story: easy pickings for the City, and ensures those fat cat pensions are paid through fines and liens on your property.  So what is the resolution?  What do we do as a community?  We’ve increased the City payload for, “public safety and vital services,” with Measure A and Measure Z, so what gives?  Just what the heck did we create those Ward Action Teams for?

We’ve had two honey oil explosions and two fentanyl bust in our neighborhood, one with no arrest according to the PE within the past year.  Our friends in the extended Wood Streets tell us of other, “houses of ill-repute,” next to them.  Between the criminals and the homeless, it’s beginning to resemble, “Zombieland,” ’round these parts, only without Bill Murray for comedic relief.

Why has RPD failed us, and is that failure due to leadership of our Chief of Police, Sergio Diaz?

And so we thought, law enforcement and the City doesn’t care if you are selling drugs and pimping … as long as you are doing it quietly.  That is the message they are sending the community: ‘if you can’t beat them, join them.’  We are facetiously suggesting to all our neighbors to sell ‘drugs,’ because it’s easy,  profitable, and the City seemingly cannot do anything about it.  The Wood Streets can become the City’s new Red Light District – now there’s Innovation for you!  One neighbor told me they can only depend on three people in Wood Streets these days: themselves, Smith & Wesson.  Hello San Bernardino, and thank you Councilman Mike Gardner, Mayor Rusty Bailey and Chief Sergio Diaz!  Hell, it seems that the Feds are doing a better job of drug enforcement in the City of Riverside than RPD.

And so we offer you the tale of Riverside resident, David Silva, and remind you that the more things change in the ‘Ole River City, the more they stay the same…because we keep re-electing the same dopes and their protege.

THE FOLLOWING STORY WAS WRITTEN BY AUTHOR DAVID SILVA, FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE INLAND EMPIRE WEEKLY, CORONA, CA, ON OCTOBER 4, 2007, I THOUGHT IT BE FITTING TO RELEASE THIS STORY TODAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017:

Open drug dealing in a quiet Riverside neighborhood is perfectly ignorable if you’re the police–but if you’re a resident?

The neighbors to the right of us are moving, which bothers me like you wouldn’t believe. Good neighbors are hard to come by, and these folks–a couple and their three small children–were good neighbors. My wife talked to the husband, who confirmed what we already knew: The family was moving to get away from the drug dealers.

If it were just he and his wife, they’d try to stick it out, he said. But they had kids to think about, and the dealers were a problem that wouldn’t go away. They’d tried getting the city to do something, but nothing had been done and there was every reason to believe nothing would continue being done. For all practical purposes, our little corner of central Riverside had been ceded to the drug trade. No one at City Hall seemed to care, and the Riverside cops were invisible.

Was the husband bitter about any of this?

“I’m selling to the worst buyer I can find,” he said. “For every car the buyer agrees to park on the grass, I’m dropping the price $10,000.”

From what we could tell, the plight of the neighbors to the right of us affected the neighbors to the left of us not at all. Those neighbors, who we refer to as “the dealers next door” to distinguish them from our other neighbors, don’t care about quality of life or property values, and they sure as hell don’t care about who lives next to them. These neighbors–a constantly shifting assortment of parents, adult siblings, aunts, uncles and assorted nephews and nieces–appear to care about only one thing: making money as fast as they can by selling drugs to anyone who wants them.

With an invisible police department and a city hall that can’t be bothered, business is booming.

Like casinos and 7-Elevens, drug houses are a 24-hour enterprise, and the enterprise next door is no exception. Every hour of every day, the local tweakers beat a path to our neighbors’ door. My wife and I hear them as we climb into bed at night and we hear them when we get up in the morning, and if you’re wondering how we can tell it’s them with the windows closed and the curtains drawn, then you’ve never lived next door to speed dealers. Let me describe it for you: First you hear the shuffling shoes of the sleep deprived and calcium depleted, followed by the nervous whistle from the sidewalk, then the murmured hand-off of cash and poison ( “mumble-mumble-thanks, dude” ), and then a more hurried shuffle away from the scene of the crime. From start to finish, it sounds like this: shuffle-shuffle-whistle-mumble-mumble-“thanks, dude”-shuffle-shuffle. Twenty-four hours a day. Seven days a week.

Sometimes I’ll take my dog out for a late-night piddle on the front lawn, and find I’ve stepped right into the middle of a drug score. A dealer neighbor and his tweaker client look up startled, cash and baggie disappear in a flurry into pockets, and then they mill about looking at their shoes while my dog finishes his business so I can go back inside. Once, I stepped out with the dog and found myself in the middle of what appeared to be a skinhead reunion–six or seven muscular shitheels with Iron Cross tattoos who didn’t startle or mill, but, instead, stared at me with dead eyes until I scooped up my still-peeing dog and stepped back into the house.

It hasn’t always been thus. When my wife first told me she suspected something amiss next door, my reaction was disbelief. The street we live on is–was–fairly tight-knit, with neighbors looking out for one another’s property and most of us fairly aware of one another’s business. We know, for example, that the old man across the street, two doors down, is a contractor whose daughter died in a terrible car accident 10 years back, and that the neighbor on our side of the street, three doors to the right, is a former gang banger who renounced his ways when his child was born and now lives the straight life driving a tow truck–if driving a tow truck can be called a straight existence. Someone would have had to be insane to deal on this block, I reasoned. The neighbor across the street, two doors to the left, was a Riverside cop who frequently parked her squad car in her driveway, for Christ’s sake.

More than that, the dealers next door were a part of this blue-collar community; they’ve lived here longer than we have. The older kids went to the same school as my stepson. We know them by name.

“You’re paranoid,” I told my wife. “They couldn’t possibly be selling drugs next door.”

But, of course, they were.

As much as I wanted to hope for the best, that our neighbors were just incredibly popular people whose friends happened to be jittery insomniacs, it soon became impossible to deny the obvious. The dealers next door were simply too blatant about it. I could ignore the round-the-clock comings and goings and the neighbors’ increasingly odd behavior, such as washing their cars and mowing the lawn at four in the morning. But I couldn’t ignore the cash and the baggies and the skinhead conventions and the 16-year-old girls passed out on the lawn.

Finally, I did what any Riverside police or city official could have done had they cared enough to bother: I walked outside, grabbed the first medium-sized tweaker I saw, and asked him where I could score some speed. He immediately pointed to my neighbor’s front door.

“Don’t tell anyone I told you, OK?”

Of course, I wouldn’t, I told him. And the truth is, at the time, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do next. I hated the notion of reporting my neighbors to the cops. It just went against my blood. I come from a large family whose sons and daughters are geniuses at getting in trouble. My uncle was a pallbearer at John Gotti’s funeral; my father spent two years on the run from the FBI for a botched store robbery. When I was a kid, running to my mom when my brother hit me meant getting punished for being a rat.

“I’m not a rat,” I told my wife, who sighed and pointed out that I was, in fact, a journalist, meaning that I ratted for a living. Still, I advised caution.

“Just let it play itself out,” I said. “We’ve got a cop living across the street, and these idiots are dealing in the open. They’ll get busted without any help from us.”

Three months and about a kilo’s worth of drug deals later, I began to see the flaw in my logic. With a cop living on our block, the Riverside PD apparently feels we’re already covered. No one– no one – –patrols our street. Sure, the dealers next door do their business in the open. But so does the guy who goes up and down the block selling corn out of a stolen shopping cart. No one busts him either.

This new awareness, that a cargo plane full of Afghan heroin could land on our lawn and the cops wouldn’t notice, came right at the same time one of the dealers’ regular tweaker clients was spotted marching up and down our block with a butcher knife in his hand. It was time to get serious. Back in the day, none of my people would have ever dreamt of running to the police. But I had to accept that, back in the day, my people would have simply thrown the dealers in the back of a van and taken them for a long drive in the woods. I’m not the woodsy type, so I dropped a dime instead.

The call was routed to what the police receptionist described as an undisclosed location ( where, presumably, Riverside’s crack narcotics unit discusses drug policy with Vice President Cheney ), and answered by a sergeant, who promised me he’d look into the matter. When a month passed and nothing happened, my wife placed several calls to Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge, who returned none of them until she left the following message: “Yeah, I’m calling again about the drug dealers next door. You might also be getting a call from my husband, who, by the way, is a journalist whose friends include reporters from the L.A. Times and KFWB and a producer for Fox News.”

That call was returned in five minutes, and resulted in Loveridge sending one of his aides to meet with us. The aide, a diminutive young fellow who wisecracked that he’d seen it all in Riverside but whose baby fat caused us to doubt that sincerely, listened carefully to our complaints and took notes and promised he’d look into the matter.

Days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months, and if the narcotics sergeant and the mayor’s aide were looking into the matter, they weren’t looking next door. We called several times to check on the status of the case, and, depending on who we spoke with, were told that police had raided the house and found nothing, that the matter was still “being looked into,” or to call back on Monday because Riverside’s crack narcotics unit didn’t work weekends.

I work from home, and if the home next door had been raided, it was a masterwork of stealth. To be fair, though, I suppose the raid could have taken place while I was in the bathroom.

Months passed. The seasons came and went. Downtown, City Hall proudly unveiled its ( now ) $1.3 billion Riverside Renaissance Initiative, in which 30 years worth of public improvements would be built in five years. Next door, the dealers put in a drive-through, clearing out their garage so their customers could breezily pull in and out for fast and friendly service. Instead of “shuffle-shuffle-whistle,” we now heard “vroom-vroom-honk-honk.”

Here at home, I began pushing my wife for permission to buy a shotgun.

The city of Riverside is, as you read this, flinging itself headlong into massive debt in a balls-out effort to transform itself into an upscale shopping and high-end residential paradise. Meanwhile, the mayor and the Riverside Police Department are flummoxed on what to do about a single family committing class-E felonies on the sidewalk in broad daylight. This doesn’t inspire confidence in the city’s ability to get a job done.

In fact, my wife and I lost so much confidence that we’ve also decided to move. We’re looking around, and when we find a place that cares enough to enforce the law, we’re taking our dogs, our cats, and our taxable income, and leaving.

Are we bitter about this? All I’ll say is that when we sell, we’re giving the dealers next door first right of refusal.   – DAVID SILVA, AUTHOR

Part II to come…

IS COUNCILMAN STEVE ADAMS UP FOR A RECALL BY THE DEMOCRATS OF GREATER RIVERSIDE?

HUGH HEFNER ON FREE SPEECH:

1926-2017

“I want to live in a society that people can voice unpopular opinions because I know as result of that a society grows and matures,”   – Hugh Hefner

MISSING JERRY:

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

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MORE YES ON MEASURE-Z PROPAGANDA SENT & PAID FOR BY FIRE & POLICE UNIONS

This comment only seems to imply that there is a culture of corruption that continues to be nurtured, not only locally but on a county level?  Is it simply because no one of integrity is minding the store?  Secondly, it indicates “time card fraud” which is a reflection of a mind set which works counter to respecting the taxpayer.  The following was sent anonymously to TMC by a commenter:

I made a mistake getting involved with one of these “firemen” who was my helicopter examiner.  He was abusing state time for sex, and I even tried to stop it, but he insisted, “No, that’s okay, I’m a fire chief and I can get the work done later,” only Janet U. called up on his office phone, WHILE HE WAS ON THE PHONE with me, and she made a complaint about him “not getting his work finished/not finishing a report or something,” so there is DEFINITELY A SERIOUS FAILURE by GOVERNMENT and UNIONS (and especially with the lack of ANY DECENCY OF MORALS BY THESE PERVERT FIREMEN/CHIEFS) to STOP THESE ABUSES by senior personnel in government and STATE JOBS they abuse … it’s too bad the general public didn’t know what is going on throughout this nation, about how these firemen are ACTIVELY STALKING AND ABUSING INNOCENT WOMEN, not just murdering prostitute “fiancees” like Orville Fleming did at Cal Fire! Another fire chief exposed himself to a victim he was stalking and “Targeting” for over 2 years, and she is a very decent female, yet these abusive males are getting away with SERIOUS CRIMES, namely because of UNION CORRUPTION that is protecting the CRIMINAL/CORRUPTION ELEMENT!!!
BTW, the same fire chief committed fraud against Verizon, on top of his other deceit and crimes, including running around conning people that he is “getting a divorce” .. his wife seems to be complicit in the abuses!!!.. SOMEONE NEEDS TO STAND UP TO THIS CORRUPTION, because the STATE GOVERNMENT SURE is NOT DOING ANYTHING TO STOP IT! BILLIONS of dollars are directly contributing to economic impacts of these abuses .. TAX PAYER NEED TO STAND AGAINST THIS STATE CORRUPTION!!!!

VOTE NO ON MEASURE Z!

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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

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ANOTHER NO ON MEASURE-Z VOTER? TAKE THAT TAXPAYER!

Hoses, Tasers and Over Time! Yes, Police and Fire have a thing about Over Time.  Overtime in the Private Sector, is unseen in any capacity, it is a reflection of incompetence within an organization (such as the City) and their inefficiency to produce an actual savings to the taxpayer, thus they continue the behavior of doing nothing about it.  City of Riverside leaders have continued to make bad contract deals regarding our Fire and Police; and further, continue their practice of handing taxpayer monies to Non-Profits such as the Riverside Chamber of Commerce and The Rain Cross Group.  Which if not for our taxpayer monies could not make it on their own in the market place.  Transparent California shows how “high on the hog” Public Safety and Non-Public Safety Employees feed on the taxpayer trough!

This informational Pamphlet on Measure-Z is simply just a subterfuge perpetrated to hide the financial mess the city is in, and the bad pension deals they negotiated.  They will not cut anything, such as raises, over time and pensions, but they will make the taxpayer go without the basics, such as tree cutting.  One item on both pamphlets that you should notice, because the City will lie,  is that it claims Measure-Z with “Provide Anti-Drug and Gang Programs.”  NOT TRUE!  Anti-Drug and Gang Programs are Federally funded through Police Asset Forfeiture funds.  Police have been abusing that as well, such as using these restricted funds to buy running equipment, such as shoes, for the Baker to Vegas run.

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This week alone two flyers went out by the Yes on Measure-Z group, sent in hopes to capture your hearts, as opposed to your mind.  One on Fire, then the second on Police.

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Remember fellow taxpayers, huge money is behind the Yes on Measure-Z campaign.  Tim Strack, President of the Riverside Fire Union has placed close to $100,000.00 against you.  Sgt. Brian Smith, Riverside Police Union, is doubling down on, though he lost $350,000.00 of his member dues, through an embezzlement scheme.  How can Sgt. Smith be trusted? He colluded and conspired with the Chief of Police, Sergio Diaz to remove two Councilmen who didn’t agree with them.  President Sgt. Brian Smith of RPOA, was Vice President, when Chris Lanzillo was President.  Remember the “Cop Play Book?”  Well his mentor, Chris Lanzillo, former Riverside Police Detective is now seeing jail time according to the Press Enterprise.

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Former RPD Detective, Scum Bag & former RPOA President, Chris Lanzillo

More to come on Chris Lanzillo and Brian Smith, you can count on this!  These guys are not what they appear to be, their crooks!   Even Las Vegas Developer Terry Manley, remember La Sierra Hills, is in on our local politics.  Is he hoping someone at City Hall will remember him being a loyal soldier? Yes it all stinks to high heaven folks, especially to be betrayed by your City Leadership and those who took an oath to protect the Public First, Fire and Police.

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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.  It won’t, rather cut spending, we’ll just tax the residents.  Private sector in the same situation, just can’t grab money from the air as the Public Sector, they have to make cuts and increase production, otherwise, bankruptcy.

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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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Currently, as stated in an August 8, 2016 Press Enterprise article, City Worker Pensions now average $71,811.00!  Police and Fire average $108,173.00!

Back in 2013, the City sent out at taxpayers expense, and informational flyer, known as the Water Measure, or Measure-A.  The items claimed Measure A was needed for, are the same items Measure Z is needed for!  Who’s telling the truth?  Certainly not the City, Police and Fire.

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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, that if the measure didn’t pass funding would be cut to the Goeske Center).  What do I think?  Talk about below the belt, City of Riverside lied and threatened the Goeske Center.

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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!  IN AN PRESS ENTERPRISE ARTICLE, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016, PRESIDENT TIM STRACK OF THE RIVERSIDE FIREFIGHTERS UNION STATED THAT HE HAS COMMITMENTS FOR NEARLY  $100,000.00!  THESE PEOPLE ARE IN IT FOR PERSONAL GAIN, OUR LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY SPECIAL INTEREST, WHICH INCLUDES THE NON-PROFITS.   VOTE NO ON MEASURE Z

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If the City can’t take control of OT (Over Time- just look at it on Transparent California) and Other Pay and deal with Fire Unions to lower our debt which equals taxes, there are alternatives.  In Texas, the Volunteer Fire Department in not only revered but respected, because they are literally part of the community.  Let’s do it Riverside, but the leadership doesn’t have the guts as these guys do.  Are we willing to be as Tough as Texas and Vote No on Measure-Z?

REMEMBER MY FELLOW TAXPAYERS DON’T BURDENED YOUR BACK BY HIGHER SALES TAXES!

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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.

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Again what we have in the City of Riverside is “not a revenue problem” but a “spending problem.” We’ve been writing about this since 2011, and predicted the City of Riverside would be running out of money in 2016; that happened.  But the City continues to spend our money on overpriced consultants and an overpriced city manager to tell them the truth.  If they listen to the wingnuts, as they call us, we did it for free.  Remember the Water Measure, Measure A;  then they states we were going to lose fire, police, services etc. if it didn’t pass.  It passed and we lost services anyway. The council, staff, fire unions, our rpd police unions lied about it.  That’s a fact!  To put bluntly, Measure-Z is all about sustaining the unsustainable fire and police pensions.  Even if Measure-Z passed, the taxpayer would be screwed again, we still won’t get our trees cut, but we get a bike lane on Brockton no one uses.  While the private sector is receiving 0.5% to 2% increases in pay, public sector is receiving 6% to 15%.  All union negotiations should not be behind closed doors, but behind the watchful eye of the public.

New story breaking in the Press Enterprise, here we go again, now the City wants to build a new 5,000 seat stadium next to the Convention Center at a cost of $87 million.  Who’s going to pay for it, guess who? Right again through issuing a bond and increase sales taxes.

UPDATE: LOOKING BACK AT A TMC POSTING ON DECEMBER 28, 2013, HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF, SCORES OF RETIRED, AND EX-FIREFIGHTERS AND EX-POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN DISABILITY SCAM.  According to the L.A. Times many of them were coached before going to physician’s to be evaluated by their attorneys and supported by their unions.  This is the kind of behavior that concerns people in Riverside.  Many of them were found going fishing, riding motorcycles, running, going on cruise and working other jobs.  The let down was the taxpayer, who placed these individuals on a heroes pedestal.  These individuals didn’t care, only for their own self interest at the expense of the hardworking taxpayer.  More arrest eminent, the fraud has been predicted to extend beyond $400 million.

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Boys just want to have fun, even on a disability retirement..

In Riverside we had the case of retired and ex RPD officer Chris Lanzillo, who was given a medical retirement/pension and went on to start his own investigation firm in Orange County.  Another medical/disability retirement fraud case?  Lanzillo was a former Union President for RPD and somehow connected to doing work for the law firm of  Lackie, Dammeier & McGill, which their offices were raided by order of the Orange County D.A. office.  Since then two Costa Mesa Councilman sue the law firm and it eventually closed.

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Let me see if I’ve got this straight…A Riverside detective named Chris Lanzillo gets fired…then is called back so that he can be retired early on a medical disability…which qualifies him to recieve his pay in large part tax free for the rest of his life.  BUT…he’s not so disabled that he can’t work as a private investigator for a law firm that represents cops and cop unions…and shall we say…suuplement his retirement pay……Is that absurd or what!  He’s a bad cop who’s now a crook…and we got to pay his freight for the rest of his life!  – John Bosch, Commenter on the Orange County Register

UPDATE: DWP UNION CHIEF, BRIAN D’ARCY, OF THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS REFUSES TO TURN OVER FINANCIAL RECORDS OF HOW PUBLIC MONIES HAVE BEEN SPENT TO AUDITORS. 

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Brian D’Arcy, Union Chief IBEW

Ron Nichols confided at a  private meeting with the DWP Board of Commissioners that IBEW Union Boss Brian D’Arcy had made the threat, and Nichols said he was worried the City of L.A.  would not defend him in a lawsuit, according to two officials who attended the  meeting.  Is this another example of how the Goodfellas continue to infiltrate public sector monies by strong arming and threatening public officials for their own self greedy gratifications?  It is apparently appearing to be so.  Alleged corruption of this magnitude should not be tolerated by the public at large.

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Ron Nichols, former DWP General Manager

“D’Arcy told him that if he were  to ever share any information, D’Arcy would sue him personally as a breach of  fiduciary duty,” DWP Commission president Mel Levine told KFI NEWS  Friday.  What also appears eminent, besides unions being in control of many public service aspects, many of them have infiltrated are political system with façade of representing the taxpayer.  Remember folks, we are dealing with rate payers money.  Money which is in the realm of Public Utilities, owned by the taxpayer.  Some commenters were stating that that the unions were no better that the mob.  I do believe that not only the taxpayer are hurt by union action and behavior, but the union workers, which the union’s use for their benefit.   Read more: http://www.kfiam640.com/articles/local-news-465708/outgoing-dwp-boss-threatened-over-secret-11964091/#ixzz2qAgvmZrm

Guess who is now Los Angeles’s DWP General Manager?  Former Riverside Public Utilities Crook, Dave Wright… The Trash Recycles in many ways!  As all these public servants do, including Fire and Police, as in the Lanzillo case, they retire early, and double dip into a second pension.  Its crooked and its fraud, TMC is simply exposing the truth.

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Former RPU General Manager, Dave Wright

VOTE NO ON MEASURE-Z

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

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Today is the day…..  As I sit silently in my living room and reflect on the years I have been writing for Thirty miles of Corruption, I can’t help but wonder what got me here…..Vivian Moreno

Briefly I will try to explain. When I became very curious about what was going on at City hall I was dumbfounded with all the corruption I witnessed and discovered.  The Corruption was diabolical, the waste, fraud and abuse was hideous,  and the SEX GAMES, Relationships and the  dehumanizing of Women was so in-your-face that I needed a place to put all this information. WHO WOULD BELIEVE IT!

I have been holding on to this particular story content for years. The content was so offensive and unbelievable even for me. I was waiting for the right time to post this information.  And here we are November 2016 Presidential Election, SEX as the number one topic of consideration in nominating the right choice for president of the United States Of America. Trump with all his offensive banter and Bill Clinton with all his indiscretions.  Never in my wildest imagination could I have believed this to be so!

Today with the highted dialog of sex and the dehumanizing of women on the National Stage, I was compelled to tell this story.  Do the Citizens of Riverside even care this has been going on at City Hall for years-decades?  Do the citizens of Riverside even care their tax dollars pay for all the Frat-Boy-Fun at City Hall?

I have written about some high level promotions at the City of Riverside, California….women who we’re promoted simply because they  had sex  with their boss and  were being good soldiers. It’s a dog eat dog world at City hall and I mean that literally.  The first article I wrote for TMC was the “Love Contract” I had heard rumors of swingers, affairs, and sex promotions going on with high level leadership, and I wanted to make sure the tax payer was protected.

DISCLAIMER:  This article is rated-R (18+), not suitable for people under 18.  Content is STRONG in impact; It is advised that people under the age of 18 do not view the content, due to the strength of the elements within. The Official City of Riverside documents contained in this article are explicit, sexual in nature and should not be read by children. Yes Folks, you the taxpayer, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, Tea Partiers, and those of you who just don’t give a dam, Pay for all of this at Riverside City Hall.  These are the PERKS!

DEDICATION:  This new article I am writing will be dedicated to the special interest here in Riverside, The Greater Riverside Chamber Queen Cindy Roth, the Rain Cross group and the local media The Press Enterprise.  These people have their heads so high up the ass of the city it’s disgusting.  They will, and have supported all new taxes and continue to try to cover up all the really deep dark secrets hidden at city hall.  Remember you the Taxpayer, Citizen, Female, Male, Republican, Democrat, Independent or Tea Party,  pay for all the waste, fraud, abuse , and the DEHUMANIZING of women at Riverside City Hall.  These people all knew it and didn’t do anything about it!  Their Pathetic….

Here we are in the once quaint quiet town of Riverside California. The day I walked into the Council Chambers in 2010, to speak before the Council I’m sure I took them by surprise. I wasn’t afraid, ashamed or lacking the confidence to tell it like it was. I asked about rumored affairs that were going on. I felt everything was on the table as long as the tax payer was paying for it. I spoke about sexual relations that caught everyone off guard. The City pulled the infamous video from the public where I spoke of a sexual encounter and the leadership at City hall couldn’t handle it. The City Manager at the time Lee Mac Dougal, he tried to demean and discredit me with his comments.  Little did he Know I had all the information on his sorted past.  The hypocrisy spilling over from the dais was off the charts . They thought they were going to shame me….REALLY, HOW DARE THEY!

Here is the Video Where I refer to the sexual escapades of some employees at City Hall.

I will set up this first OFFICIAL CITY document: Tax Payers in Riverside  paid Millions of dollars to this claim In lost productivity, Moral, Time card fraud, and the  actual Lawsuit itself , this was circa 1996:  This is your…..RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT( RPD), Defendant Ron Adams, you remember Councilman Steve Adams’s brother?  Does this all come down to just Boys being Boys or is this politics as usual…..   As the spoken words just preached by Mrs. Michele Obama, “This is not politics as usual,”  ah Yes it is Michelle! …. in Riverside it is.  In this document you have both the dehumanizing of women and lewd sexual acts performed on officers during work hours.  That’s considered time card fraud. (Getting Blow Jobs on work hours with clerks in the office is not allowed).  We the taxpayer paid this claim handsomely , the women in this case was fired and the officers were promoted and climbed the ladder of success. And I’m sure these officers we’re later regarded as upstanding respectable public employees.  WOMEN OFFICERS OF THE RPD WERE REFERED TO AS “THE PUSSY PLATOON,” (Page 5, 21).  Two female officers to a patrol car was referred to as the “CUNT CAR.”   In 1989, when Keers yawned in the bay, Detective Ron Adams (Councilman Steve Adam’s brother, prior police officer), commented, “Look her mouth is open, she must be trying to get promoted.”  Nice Ron!   The Posted Lawsuit was Settled 1996:

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This set of Official Documents are the Pictures/Cartoons that were left on female officers desks. I have to ask who was taking care of the safety of the citizens in 1996?

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Current Claim 2015 Official City of Riverside Documents, this time CODE ENFORCEMENT:  Not much has changed in 10 years.  The culture of sexual Corruption has been ongoing. This Frat-Boy-Mentality had created a huge financial liability for the taxpayer. This Claim itself will and has already cost the taxpayer tens of millions of dollars in lost productivity, Moral, Time card fraud, Oral sex during work hours with interns, and the actual Lawsuit itself . Three women have endured this repulsive treatment for 10 years. This suit claims these women were asked  “ Who would you like to Marry, Fuck or Kill.” Who thinks about murder during work hours? Is this normal Banter?  “WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO KILL!” Make no mistake about it they wanted to know which employee they wanted to kill…..MURDER…..

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FULL ROBERTSON SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT

As an involved Taxpaying, Voting , Republican in the city of Riverside I was shocked with  all the self gratification going on …….Sex-in-the-City parking lot, in city automobiles, blow jobs during work time with interns.  Couldn’t these officers do this after work?

Just the 2015 Lawsuit alone will cost the taxpayer approximately $5 million dollars, it could be more.  This suit is still going through the court system.  This may partly explain why the City desperately needs more money.   The taxpayer needs to or will be forced to Pay for all the STUPID MISTAKES, SEX PROMOTIONS WITH INCOMPETENT PEOPLE, SEX BANTER AND JUST PLAIN BAD BEHAVIOR that has been going on at City Hall for decades!

I don’t care and I’m sure many taxpayers don’t care either, if you want to be swingers, have affairs or receive Blow Jobs, do it after work on your own time.  The Taxpayer should not have to pay for this Vulgar behavior.  The Demoralization of women at City Hall continues……..POLITICS AS USUAL IN RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA!

VOTE NO ON MEASURE Z

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “WORST LOCKER ROOM TRASH TALK SITE,” “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

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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:

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FIRE

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

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SHOULDN’T RPD CHIEF SERGIO DIAZ HAVE BEEN SHOWN THE DOOR AGES AGO?

Should Diaz have been fired years ago? Many say yes, and are calling Diaz a “mental basket case.”  The fact of the matter is that many in the community are afraid to even approach him.  He is in a position of leadership, has a badge, gun and an explosive threatening behavior.  The people didn’t give that power, a former City Manager (Brad Hudson) did with (we assume) the blessing of the former City Council.  Why won’t they (Council) express their concerns to our new City Manager John Russo?  Council is given the power by the people to hire and fire all employees under his side of the house at City Hall.  What are they afraid of? Retribution?  Maybe.

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We saw that side of him (Diaz) during the Councilman Soubirous investigation debacle.  Diaz and former City Manager Scott Barber filed a bogus third party hearsay complaint, with the help of former City Attorney Greg Priamos, against Councilman Soubirous in an attempt to politically damage him.  These men used public monies and resources to execute Soubirous politically.

When the first article was released regarding the high percentage of unmarked versus marked patrol vehicles, Chief Diaz made a statement to defend his use of so many unmarked cars. His defensive posture told us something was rotten in Denmark. There are a 114 marked patrol vehicles as opposed to 169 unmarked patrol vehicles. So why the disproportionate number? Good question, one which many in the community are asking at this moment.

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What we have as in the above photos is your clearly marked police vehicle (left) as opposed to the unmarked undercover take home vehicle (right).  In this scene it appears they are all going to a relaxing day at Riverside’s Fairmount Park in their unmarked take home vehicle.  This of course would be off the time card, but TMC has heard otherwise, that we cannot confirm.  But according to the IRS there is a cost to that.  The use of the vehicle for extracurricular activities can be considered income, and taxable at best.

We did an article on this very subject back in June of 2011, called, Riverside City Hall: Vehicle Ignorance Prevails: IRS Use For Public Use.  But, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz said repainting the cars would be a waste of money. Some officers who don’t work undercover still benefit from the lower profile of an unmarked car, he said, and simply having more black-and-whites driving around would do nothing to reduce crime, he added.

Why was Diaz deflecting from the real truth of the matter that marked vehicles are a deterrent? Ask anyone.  They think marked units deter crime!  The crooks do! So, are all 169 unmarked vehicles doing police work all at one time?  I don’t think so.  That’s part of the what is rotten in Riverside.  Diaz seems to be attempting to legitimize the use of unmarked vehicles for personal use.  Is he kissing up to his troops in order to buy loyalty?  If this is true, Diaz is wrong.  So is he attempting to cover the backs of the police union, RPOA, and continue to allow an abuse of taxpayer property?  By asking these tough questions, is Soubirous really just getting to the meat of the matter of an out-of-control police culture in the City of Riverside?  A culture that legitimizes the use of “unmarked vehicles” for their personal and private use without direct benefit to the public?  If this is true, the taxpayers need to be reimbursed for the unmarked vehicle use for personal use.  Many residents see this as simply an unauthorized use of public property or a “gift of public funds.”  To many taxpayers in Riverside, this is simply “Fraud!” So where is a cop when you need them? The “Big Kahuna” Diaz has a lot of “splainin to do!”

Riverside City Councilman Mike Soubirous is asking whether repainting some of the city’s unmarked cars would help make our city’s police force more visible and help deter crime. Diaz counters this with a 50 year old “study” that seems to back Diaz assertion. We have looked on the internet and found dozens (and fairly recent) of articles that back Soubirous claims.

Soubirous, a retired California Highway Patrol officer, is questioning why the Riverside Police Department has more unmarked vehicles than marked ones and how the unmarked cars are used. He has asked the council’s public safety committee to discuss repainting some of the unmarked cars black and white.

And by the way, when will that question ever come to the committee? Soubirous is no longer chair of that committee, so is it a dead issue? Will Councilmember Jim Perry, now Chair of the Public Safety Committee, and highly supported by RPOA, do all he can to put this off till we all get old and forget? When was this referred to committee? In putting this forward, Soubirous received back-lash from Diaz, and I’m sure from President Brian Smith of the Police Union (RPOA).

This is the same union that seems to have a problem with keeping their money. money, About $300K of union funds were embezzlement right under their noses by one of their trusted clerks. If they cannot keep track of a simple bank account how can we trust their judgment? How can they protect us when they can’t even protect themselves? One of those tasked with keeping an eye on the RPOA funds was Detective Aurelio Melendrez, Vice President of RPOA, and incidentally one time treasurer and son of current City of Riverside Councilman Andy Melendrez. What kind of police associate political operation do we really have? RPOA reflects a leadership problem which we will discuss in an another upcoming article on TMC.

Getting back to that 50 year old “study” quoted by Diaz as the benchmark for having more unmarked cars than marked was an experimental study by the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department in the early 1970s This study concluded that “routine preventive patrol in marked police cars has little value in preventing crime or making citizens feel safe.” But what it also said, and what Diaz conveniently left out was as follows:

“The officers felt that clearly marked police vehicles helped in the prevention of automobile accidents and tended to enhance citizen feelings of security. But on
the other hand, many of the officers felt that marked cars militated against the apprehension of criminals by again affording instant recognition.The general consensus among those interviewed was that officers should be allowed to drive not only departmental unmarked cars (with spotlights and two-way radio antennas) but also their own personal vehicles or cars similar to those driven by civilians.” (page 39).

So what we are saying is that if there are 169 unmarked vehicles, according to the sturdy, all 169 unmarked vehicles should be on full time patrol around our city!

The sight of a black-and-white cruiser immediately signals that an officer is on patrol, but Riverside police and most every other law enforcement agency also use plenty of unmarked vehicles to do their jobs, according to this PE article.

We have a highly paid Chief of Police who continues to harass and badger prominent community members as well as political figures, yet he still remains the Chief of Police. Is the City Manager afraid of him? Is the council afraid of him? Over the past three years Diaz has initiated a number of “foundations” that raise funds and “donate” to youth and other social causes. Does Diaz do this to solidify his standing with the public officials and prominent residents? We think so!

He has admitted that he uses on-duty officers to “assist” with these fundraising efforts – all designed by Diaz to make him look good to the public.

We say it’s time for him to go back to Los Angeles – Adios!

THE KANSAS CITY PREVENTATIVE PATROL EXPERIMENT:

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Kelling et al. (1974) – THE KANSAS CITY PREVENTIVE PATROL EXPERIMENT (CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL DOCUMENT)

What was said was as follows:  Because the primary goal of the preventive patrol experiment was to measure the effectiveness of routine patrol as a crime deterrent strategy, the experiment opened to question a traditionally held theory of policing. Like other departments across the country, the Kansas City Police Department strives to attain its objectives (reduction and prevention of crime, provision of services requested by the public, maintenance of citizen feelings of security, etc.), in large part through patrol activities, including heavy reliance on routine preventive patrol. Many of the officers involved in the initial stages of the preventive patrol experiment reacted predictably to reduction in routine patrol, warning that the reduction would be quickly followed by increases in crime and citizen fear.  Reaction from other officers outside the experimental area was similar. (page 37).

Unmarked cars are helpful when detectives go out to interview a sexual assault victim or burglary suspect, for example, Diaz said.  That’s fine Diaz, but again that is not what the study stated.  Diaz also disputed Soubirous’ suggestion that more marked cars would discourage criminal activity, and some much-cited studies seem to back Diaz.

When the second article was released, actually written by Soubirous, some individuals were stating that Councilman Mike Soubirous was only bringing this up because the Police Unions didn’t support him and he was vindictive.  What we do know from City employees and observation is that Diaz does not handle criticism well, may be the reason why he was not promoted to the next level at LAPD.  But maybe Diaz was a bit to close to RPOA.  Specifically with RPOA President Brian Smith.  We saw this dance take place whereby the two including former City Manager Scott Barber attempted to railroad Soubirous on trumped up charges.  In reality, what we saw was a coups d’état, with law enforcement creating a false scenario in order to remove power from one individual, Soubirous, because their candidate, undersheriff Valerie Hill didn’t win.  Extremely dangerous in a Democracy, but is the City of Riverside just seen by insiders as a “Banana Republic?”  Easily taken over at a whim, because no one is watching?  We also know that RPOA donated a heap of money to the Hill campaign, of course less than what was embezzled.  What Diaz didn’t mention but Soubirous did was the following.  Last year, the Riverside City Council, at the urging of our police chief, traded personal use of manager take-home cars for a pay increase. Prior to the change, managers, by negotiated labor contract, were entitled to use the city’s car as their own personal vehicle off-duty. Family and friends could ride along on trips or simply go wherever the employee wished. There was no limit to this benefit, which was fully funded by the public. Was this perk justifiable?  I don’t think so, again if this is not reported to the IRS, there is “fraud” involved, and Diaz should know everything about the term “fraud.”

What seems to be the problem is that we have a culture of public servants who feel this is okay, that they deserve it, they are entitled and the taxpayer should pay for this.  Problem is that this attitude is wrong, deceptive and actually theft of public property.

In an Opinion piece in the PE, Soubirous stated, “Just because we have always done it this way, doesn’t mean it is the best practice. In today’s economy, we must get the best bang for our buck. We owe it to our residents and taxpayers. The time has come to look at all available options, and if need be, take another route”. Somehow there has been a culture of entitlement.  Recently, when the Greater Riverside Chamber was questioned regarding taxpayer monies given to them, Roth’s response was that “We’ve been doing this for 35 years.”  It’s time for many of the these Riverside non-profits to make it on their own, just as the rest of us hard working taxpayers.  No more hand outs or public welfare to friends and associates.  In some instances, it’s been evident that some of these non-profits couldn’t exist without taxpayer monies.  In another instance, its been evident that a union who is highly connected to RPD, Riverside Police Officers Association (RPOA), cannot even run their own ship. But come on guys, and embezzlement loss of over $300K?

Getting back to unmarked vehicles…on the other hand, if an officer is attempting to enforce the law in an unmarked vehicle, that of course, brings to light another set of problems.

Gavin Seim pulled over a police officer in Grant County, Washington, and demanded to see his I.D. According to Huffington Post, Seim wanted to know if the officer — who was in an unmarked vehicle — had been pulling people over.
Abuse of the use of unmarked vehicles?  Two sets of rules, one which states that law enforcement is entitled to perks such as running red lights in unmarked vehicles…because they can.  This is only a reflection of leadership, and RPD lacks that, ever since Diaz was hired.  Two years to late with the Police Strategic Plan, council did not call him on that.
What about accountability and safety issues when you don’t see officers around our city because their cars are not recognizable? Are traffic stops attempted using these unmarked cars? If not, do the officers simply look the other way? Stopping an errant driver can be difficult if the vehicle is not properly equipped and easily recognizable by the public.
Last year, the Riverside City Council, at the urging of our police chief Diaz, traded personal use of manager take-home cars for a pay increase. Prior to the change, managers, by negotiated labor contract, were entitled to use the city’s car as their own personal vehicle off-duty. Family and friends could ride along on trips or simply go wherever the employee wished. There was no limit to this benefit, which was fully funded by the public.  Was this perk justifiable?
If this is true, TMC did a story which indicates that if a public employee utilizes public property as a perk, it is income and must be reported to the IRS.  We did a story back in June 2011 on this very issue! RIVERSIDE CITY HALL: VEHICLE IGNORANCE PREVAILS: IRS RULES FOR PUBLIC USE.
 I believe what Riverside Police Officers should be worried about..are they complying with IRS laws for the use of public property?  Further, are they paying their fair share of IRS taxes?  This in itself should be reported to the IRS as well as the DOJ (Department Of Justice) for a determination.
In the PE comment section of the Soubirous Opinion piece the following was seen..  It appeared that RPOA President/RPD Sergent Brian Smith was chiming in under the shell of “John Smith.”  Well, this was part of what was captured before Mr. Smith allegedly decided to delete.
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RPOA President/ RPD Sergent Brian Smith pay according to Transparent California is as follows:
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Smith receives a total benefit package of $221.506.83.  He receives overtime pay of $16,905.86, which I can assure would not happen in the private sector because I was a Pharmacy Department Manager for the Von’s Corporation.  I would absolutely question that absurd number. It would absolutely be unsustainable for a corporation to continue in this manner and continue to expect a profit.  Further, he receive “Other Pay” to the sum of $39,689.33 which no one really know what that is.  I can tell you that section does not exist in the private sector, or would be acceptable!  Then he receives a benefit package of $62,479.70 which I’m sure includes his Medical etc., but again does not exist in the private sector.  His total package is $221,506.83!  Ridiculous!  That is why cities have no services.  Fire and Police are raping cities at an astronomical rate.  Many cities have no other choice but to pay the ransom rates or go bankrupt.  Legislative bodies have made decisions which were not in the best interest of the taxpayer..further they were not economically sustainable in the long run.
Both, Smith and Diaz, were implicated in filing false complaints against Soubirous – and following the footsteps of former RPOA President Chris Lanzillo, who it was discovered had a “playbook” on how to intimidate and bring POA fear to Councilmembers – he did this in LA, Orange and Riverside County.  Taxpayers are asking both Diaz and Smith to reimburse them for cost of their own fabricated with hunt!  200K will be a good start and show a good faith effort to make amends with your employer, the taxpayer, that sweats to pay your salary.
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Shouldn’t this be the right thing to do Sergio?  After all you have benefited from the the residents of Riverside for how long?  You have conspired to take down our City by fabricating a talking point which was deceptive.  You are the Chief of Police of the City of Riverside and you did not protect us or serve us in the capacity that your oath was taken!  We asked that you give it back, we know you have the money! So “Show Us The Money Diaz!”
BRING IT ALL BACK BABY, TO THE TAXPAYERS!
COMMENTER ON THE PRESS ENTERPRISE BELOW WITH REFERENCE TO FAKE RPOA PRESIDENT BRIAN SMITH FACEBOOK SITE:
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I’m not sure which is more amazing. An elected official, Ward 3 Councilman Mike Soubirous, actually campaigning against wasteful government spending in the City, or comments by the mysterious “John Smith” slamming him for it. When I read Mr. Smiths comments, it was obvious that he was an RPD insider. The “Smith” name also rang a bell. A search of the PE archives concerning John Smith yielded an RCC basketball coach. A highly unlikely candidate to be the writer. Searching for Soubirous, turned up the logical explanation. When Soubirous was under attack by the City Manager and Police Chief, the Chief’s complaint against the Councilman was based on a statement allegedly made to a Sgt. Brian Smith, head of the Riverside Police Union. The Chief never actually heard the statement himself, but hearsay was adequate for him. After being called on the carpet by Soubirous and Ward 4 Councilman Davis, the rest of the City Council decided it was best to walk away from the allegations. Union President Smith stated that Soubirous tried to “big league” him. “John Smith’s” Facebook page shows a picture of Babe Ruth! Tie that to the threat “Mike is taking another shot at the cops because they did not and will not support him in elections.” Hello! You supported him when he ran for County Supervisor. That threat of “union power” leads to only one plausible deductive conclusion. John Smith IS Brian Smith.Brian Smith was either President or Vice-President of the union while over $300k of union members money was embezzled by a civilian employee of the union. How embarrassing! That’s like having to call up and report your police car got stolen. Brian’s predecessor and mentor to the union Presidency position got into all kinds of hot water in LA and Orange County by trying to bully elected officials. Looks like Brian has learned his daddy’s lessons well. Now he’s trying to bully electeds.I don’t know when the unions contract is up for renewal, but I’d be willing to bet that they try to get this $5M perk tied into it. I’m sure that Riverside residents will be more than happy to provide this “free” transportation to their already highly paid officers on the working and taxpaying public’s dime (dripping sarcasm). It would probably be a smart idea for the union members to give some serious thought to a new leader.
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Diaz and Smith seemingly act as schoolyard bullies who like to bring fear and intimidation to anyone who would dare question how they spend the taxpayer monies that benefits them greatly.  Diaz with his $249K a year LAPD pension and total Riverside pay and benefit package of $377K simply want to take, take and take. They don’t want anybody asking questions or suggesting they serve the people more efficiently.
JUST FOR LAUGHS: POLICING FOR PROFIT! A BIT OF JON OLIVER ON LOCAL POLICE CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE, SOMETHING EVEN CHIEF DIAZ CANNOT EFFICIENTLY EXPLAIN TO THE TAXPAYERS…

 RIVERSIDE FORGOTTEN:

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CITY OF RIVERSIDE COURTHOUSE CIRCA 1910

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BASED ON THE PETITE PALAIS, PARIS FRANC CIRCA 1900

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PHOTOGRAPH OF LAWN BOWLS AT FAIRMOUNT PARK RIVERSIDE CALIFORNIA (UNDATED)

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IS RPD HOLDING ON TIGHTLY?  DO THE TROOPS WANT DIAZ TO GO?

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  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..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”.  WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

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TMC and the public has recently learned of city of Riverside secret investigative teams, which included several city of Riverside departments including Human Resources and Police, which were organized under the auspices of monitoring, “potentially dangerous,” city employees.  In another in a long line of Riverside coinkydinks, it just so happens that many of these employees were also known whisteblowers within the City at the time they were put under surveillance.  Employees whose only crime was to report fraud within the city of Riverside were subjected to background checks using confidential law enforcement sources, defamed, followed, and threatened – in one incident, threatened with their lives.

It has long been common knowledge that the city has been a hostile place to work if you aren’t ethically-challenged and report wrongdoing.  What we’re beginning to understand now is the extent that the city was/is willing to go to use public resources in order to cover-up its shameful acts.  The courageous few, who stuck their necks out to protect the taxpayers and ratepayers of Riverside, had their lives turned upside down by the municipal mafia, under the direction/protection of former Riverside City Attorney Gregory Priamos.

Who amongst the other City insiders were the other players in this game of deceit?  Further, was the law enforcement telecommunication system known as CLETS (California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System) used as a tool for defamation/retaliation by former Human Resources Director Rhonda Strout, current Human Resource Director Brenda Diederichs, and other department heads, thus violating these employees rights to privacy?  How about the coup d’état, the Chief of Police, Sergio Diaz: how was he involved because the CLETS system is solely a law enforcement tool? 

This secret organization was unbeknownst to even the Human Resource Board, who supposedly reviews HR policies.  They demanded to know more about it.  It was unbeknownst to the Community Police Review Commission, who supposedly reviews police policies.  It was also unbeknownst to certain City Council members, who supposedly know things none of the above-mentioned boards/commissions do.  Hold onto your hats, because we get the feeling this story will be explosive.    

There exists a secret panel, which is being financed by the taxpayer, and is under the guidance of a former Secret Service agent consultant, that investigates whistleblower employees within the city of Riverside in an attempt to intimidate and discredit them?  Why wasn’t it utilized to investigate Councilman Chris MacArthur’s legislative aide Chuck Condor?  He allegedly pulled a knife and threatened another Council Field Representative Mark Earley, who was Mayor Bailiey’s aide when he was Councilman?  This would appear to be a valid threat occurrence, which should be subjected to an evaluation by a threat assessment team.  That did not occur of course, as equal application of the rules is optional in the ole River City.

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Above we see Diaz, Diederichs, Adams, Gardner, Melendrez, MacArthur and Perry & Bailey: are these members of the alleged shadow government team that does not exist to anyone’s knowledge, but yet does?

RIVERSIDE CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC COMMENT (03.17.2015) HAD MUCH TO SAY ON THIS SUBJECT, WITH THE MAYOR INTERVENING AT ONE POINT TO SUPPORT AN ENTITY THAT EVIDENTLY NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT…BUT THE MAYOR SEEMINGLY BURPED AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT?  AN INADVERTENT RECOGNITION OF A SHADOW ORGANIZATION THAT OTHERS ON THE CITY COUNCIL, AS WELL AS THE CURRENT HUMAN RESOURCE BOARD WERE NEVER AWARE OF?

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FORMER CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE, JASON HUNTER, PUBLICLY SPEAKS ABOUT A SHADOW GOVERNMENT ENTITY WITHIN THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE (WATCH ON YOUTUBE).  Incidentally, Mayor Bailey appears to mentioned the acknowledgement of a “Threat Assessment Team” in the following video ….though the Human Resources Board and some of the Council Members don’t know anything about it’s existence.  Things that make you go hmmm … Mayor Bailey also chimed in and attempted to downplay by stating that all city’s have some form of a threat assessment team, referring to a October 1998 shooting at Riverside City Hall.

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WATCH THE YOU TUBE VIDEO WHEREBY MAYOR BAILEY ACKNOWLEDGES A THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAM FOLLOWED BY PUBLIC SPEAKER VIVIAN MORENO.

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FORMER CITY OF RIVERSIDE DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY RAYCHELE STERLING SPEAK ON THE ISSUE OF THE “THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAM”. (WATCH ON YOUTUBE).  She states that the “Threat Assessment Team” was created recently and had nothing to do with the Joseph Neale shooting.

RIVERSIDE COUNCIL MEMBERS SIGN A COMPLAINT TO REMOVE THE LAW LICENSE OF FORMER RIVERSIDE DEPUTY ATTORNEY RAYCHELE STERLING.  In what appears to be another conspiratorial closed door retaliatory move, certain council members – Adams, Melendrez, Gardner, Perry, and MacArthur – signed off on making a bar complaint against former deputy attorney Sterling, in what appears to a retaliatory move to silence her public speaking.  Sterling was fired for reporting fraud under former City Attorney Gregory Priamos.  The bar investigated the complaint and determined it to be unfounded.  Too bad, so sad.

What ringleader Adams didn’t know would happen by doing so, was that it opened many closed session meetings to be made available to the public.  This is going to definitely change the perspective of these councilmen when they find out we’ve had a chance to listen to tapes that were never meant to be made public.

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FORMER FIRED DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY RAYCHELE STERLING SPEAKS TO COUNCIL REGARDING THEIR ATTEMPT TO SABOTAGE HER LAW LICENSE ON JANUARY 27,2015 (CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW YOUTUBE).

Now the question of former City Attorney Gregory Priamos’s spending practices when it comes to the hiring of outside legal council comes to the forefront, after the Government Affairs Committee orders an audit.  We did a story about this way back when, but no on listened..  We brought this lack of oversight to the attention of the public back in 2012 with an article “WE DON’T NEED NO STINK’N CONTRACTS.”  We revisited this issue in 2014 with an article, “WE DON’T NEED NO STINKING CONTRACTS SINCE WE HAVE A CHARGE CARD: AN UPDATE.”

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MAUREEN KANE OUT, RETIRES: WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT?  MAYOR WILLIAM “RUSTY” BAILEY’S CHIEF OF STAFF DROPPED.  WE DID A POSTING ABOUT A CAT FAT IN THE MAYOR’S OFFICE.  DID THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HER RELEASE? According to the Press Enterprise, Maureen Kane retires and is replaced by Cheryl-Marie Hansberger.  (Quite a unique phenomenon – no one in the public sector is really fired … they retire instead … unless they’re whistleblowers.  Of course, residents in the community of Riverside know what this means: we’re being screwed in some capacity … we just don’t know how yet.)

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “DEMENTED,” “MENTALLY WHACKED,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” “HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  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..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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It’s never a pretty outcome for the public…

WE AT TMC WANT TO ADVISE OUR DEAR READERS (Yes, all 7 of you…) that when you hear the words, “private/public partnership,” grab your wallet!  A publicprivate partnership (PPP) is a government service or private business venture which is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies. These schemes are sometimes referred to as PPP, P3 or P3.

Earlier this year, we detailed how the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce (GRCC), in partnership with Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey,  has turned the State of the City Address into a for-profit event benefiting the Chamber at a substantial expense to the taxpayers and ratepayers of Riverside.  Meanwhile, the general public got to sit in the back of the bus audience for this event, while the Chamber and City bigwigs were given the center stage, celebrity treatment compliments of the Mutual Admiration Society of Riverside County.

A week later, not having had its fill of pork, GRCC had its primary public benefactor, Riverside Public Utilities, sponsor its Mega Mixer and Trade Show at the Tyler Mall.

Last night, the Chamber had its hand out again, this time for its Inaugural Celebration, titled, “A Night in Bollywood” (given the amount of plastic surgery observed at the gala, perhaps, “A Night in Dollywood,” would’ve been more appropriate, but we digress…)

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Once again, we see Riverside Public Utilities headlining as an Emerald Sponsor (not to be confused with its earlier billings as Gold Sponsor and Premier Plus Exhibitor) of this event.  In what I’m sure is just a coincidence (sarcasm alert), the Chamber installed Bob Stockton, of Rick Engineering, as its Chairman of the Board…the same Bob Stockton who was just recently the Chairman of our Board of Public Utilities.

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Bob Stockton, new Panderer-At-Large in the revolving door scheme

We’ve previously covered how former General Manager, David Wright (another recycled executive, now LADWP’s problem), and current General Manager, Girish Balachandran, sat/sit/sut on the Board of Directors of the Chamber, cutting checks with their ratepayers’ money on a almost weekly basis: a grotesque conflict-of-interest even our own ethically-challenged City Council is a bit queasy with we hear.

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                           Dave “the Kingpin” Wright           Girish “The Bag Man” Balanchandran

All of this is done without any transparency to the general public or oversight.  In theory, the Chamber could host an event every day, and Girish Balachandran would seemingly be all-too-willing to write a check up to $25,000 (his maximum authority) for each one…well, until he ran out of your money.

But enough of the hyphens and run-on sentences, let’s shine the light on how the game works!

You pay your utility bills/taxes —> City/RPU funds the Chamber (and other favorite non-profits as part of an influence peddling scheme, but more on that later) —> the Chamber pushes its business-first agenda and supports local candidates —> the City Council continues to keep the GRCC on the public dole through an ever-expanding assortment of schemes (e.g. the no-bid Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful contract) —> lather, rinse, repeat!  They get an Indian dinner, you get the cheque!

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The Chamber is Watching You! (Click Image to Enlarge).

The game ends one of two ways: the City eventually goes bankrupt, a la San Bernadino and Stockton…or you get sick of the corruption and demand change.  On that note, City elections are June 2, 2015 .  Whom will TMC endorse!?  Stay tuned….

WHAT ABOUT ME?  The County of Riverside would of course not want to be left out of this party.  As you can see here, Riverside County Economic Development and Regional Medical Center both bought $1000 tables for the Mayor Bailey’s State of the City Address.  Yes, that’s the same Regional Medical Center that ran a $36 million shortfall just last fiscal year.  They must be feeling better (sic) because they were also an Emerald Sponsor of last night’s, “A Night in Bollywood,” boondoggle.  It’s heartwarming to know an institution drowning in a sea of red can continue to show its support for its local Chamber of Commerce….run by our Queen Cindy Roth, who just so happens to be married to Senator Richard Roth (31st District – cities of Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Norco, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Riverside, and Perris).

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Queen Cindy                          King Richard

“Let Them Eat Cake!” (or should that be Gulab Jamin?)

The Riverside County Transportation Committee, another in that miasma of Joint Powers Agreements the City is involved in (this one for, “coordinating highway and transit planning and identifying projects for state and federal funding [and] responsibility for all aspects of regionwide planning for Riverside County’s mobility”), also sponsored the Mega Mixer…because as you know, most folks go to the mall to hear about County transportation issues.

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And the deadbeat goes on…la dah dada dee, la dah dada dah. (CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH YOUTUBE)

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “DEMENTED,” “MENTALLY WHACKED,” “OFFENSIVE,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” “HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  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..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM

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According to the letter signed off by Assistant City Manager Deanna Lorson, John Brandriff’s complaint was valid.  Chief of Police Sergio Diaz was found to be guilty of “Discourtesy”.  Well yes, we thought it was more of being a “Threat.”  Remember, Diaz was threatening Brandriff’s political career, and for good measure, he went on to question Brandriff’s manhood!   Which these actions seem to be very different from the terms “misconduct” or “poor service.”   The actual finding states, that the department member committed all or part of the alleged acts of misconduct or poor service.  Sorry this just doesn’t seem to describe the threat to end one’s political career or the justification to tell Brandriff that he should grow some balls and talk to him.  Should we add professionalism to this?  It just goes on to sound as a simple man, with a badge, a gun, power, ego and a preoccupation with men’s balls.  Is this just another L.A. West Side story?  The next question is how CM Scott Barber will handle this case.  Remember, the Chief does not take criticism well, according to many in the community that have dealt with him.  Will this be a slap on the wrist, a write up or a course in Anger management?

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Did I get that right Serge…What? Was that a thumbs up?

REMEMBERING THOSE THIS JUNE 6 WHO FOUGHT ON THE SHORES OF NORMANDY, FRANCE IN 1944:

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AMERICAN CEMETERY NORMANDY, FRANCE

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CITY RIVERSIDE SUES REGISTRAR OF VOTERS TO BLOCK LEGAL MARIJUANA BALLOT MEASURE!  AS IF THE CITY HAS THE MONEY TO DO SO…

According to the Press Enterprise, of which I believe TMC is blocked from the PE for some reason from commenting…  At the direction of the Riverside City Council a lawsuit was filed to block the Registrar of Voters office from placing a legal marijuana initiative on the ballot!  But is this really legal, the basis of the City’s argument is that it is illegal.  Okay I give you that, according to Federal Law Marijuana is in a CI classification under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. § 811), therefore marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug, which means that the federal government views marijuana as highly addictive and having no medical value.  Yes Marijuana is illegal according to Federal Law, but so is Illegal Immigration, where are they on that stand?  Doctors may not “prescribe” marijuana for medical use under federal law, though they can “recommend” its use under the First Amendment.  But why does are little ol City Attorney Greg Priamos feel he can go out of his jurisdiction to pull a legal block, which in essence is a Federal issue?  Yes, this is a federal issue and Priamos should know that, and call the Feds to take over.  The Feds in general are currently taking a back seat on the marijuana issue.  Just the fact that Priamos thinks that he can put an end to the legal voting process, is at least, goes against everything in which this country was built on.  Blocking the will of the people is a very dangerous position to take regarding those in City Council to take.  This leads to the question of what other voting issues have the City gone against in favor of their own agenda.  One comes to mind, the use of taxpayer monies for Yes on Measure A campaign.  Was that a Federal issue also?  Now we are getting somewhere.  Greg, you don’t own this City, State or Country, quit spending taxpayer monies on frivolous law suits when the City is having difficulty paying their debt service.

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City Attorney, Gregory Priamos

Priamos should also have know that it is illegal to enter into outside legal help without contracts, also for illegal water monies transferred in violation of Proposition 218, for bond fraud, for redevelopment money improprieties, for faulty legal advice to counsel, for the code rehab property scam, for using taxpayer monies to pay for parties etc. etc.

In a time when the City of Riverside is having difficulty paying it’s debt service, thanks to former City Manager Brad Hudson, this initiative would tax and regulate a small number of dispensaries within the City.  Tax money gained from the sale can help the city with it’s debt service, instead of attempting to increase the residents utility rates again, and again.  This certainly is a reflection of how our City views it’s voting constituents.

HYATT OWNER METRO RIVERSIDE FILES CHAPTER 11 TO CIRCUMVENT THE CITY’S FORECLOSURE PROCESS!  The City of Riverside filed foreclosure proceeding on the newly constructed Hyatt Hotel.  Originally the hotel was built by money loaned to Sivash Barmand, who owned the San Francisco based company, Metro Pacific properties, to the tune of approximately $20 million. Barmand, who does business in the City of Riverside as MetroRiverside, defaulted on their agreement by allowing their reserve fund fall below the required balance.  This is just the beginning, as a cascade of surprises unveils itself as a result of Mayor Bailey’s moral compass, former City Manager Brad Hudson.  Not long ago the Hyatt was in court claiming the City was attempting to “extort” them!  What now Councilman Mike Gardner, this was on your watch!  This was our story back in October of 2012.

UPDATE: 10/26/2012:  THE DEVELOPER OF THE HILTON TO SUE THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE..  WITHIN THE CONTRACT, IF THE DEVELOPER DEFAULTS, THE CITY IS NOW IN THE “HOTEL BUSINESS.”  FOR THIS TRANSACTION, TWO FIRESTATIONS AND TWO LIBRARIES ARE USED AS COLLATERAL.. 

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IS THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE INVOLVED IN “EXTORTION” AS CLAIMED BY HYATT DEVELOPER?

According to the Press Enterprise, a story broke by City Council Gadlflies almost a year ago, no one listened, because they may have thought they were simply “crazy” made mention to the contract between the City of Riverside and the Developer Siavash Barmand.  The other claim states that the city “extorted” money from MetroRiverside by improperly changing the obligations to build public improvements, and by delaying approval of designs for the improvements. The claims say the developer lost money because of the design approval delay and the convention center closure.

I’m surprised the City didn’t code it to death, then rehab it at a profit.

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S MOST “SLANDEROUS” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE!  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..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVLY EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE (WE BELIEVE THIS WILL END SOON, SINCE THE FOCUS IS NOW ON THE IMPROPRIETIES OF MR. “Z”, WE TRIED TO TELL YOU, BUT NOBODY LISTENED), AND DON’T FORGET WE ARE PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… A STRATEGIC LEGAL MANEUVER THAT CAN BE DONE ONLY IN RIVERSIDE WITHOUT A CONTRACT, WE WILL HAVE TO ASK GREGORY ABOUT THAT ONE ( OUR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO CONTACT HIS PEOPLE)… AGAIN, THANK-YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   COMMENTS ALWAYS WELCOMED, ESPECIALLY SPELL CHECKERS!  WE JUST CAN’T SPELL!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT BY CONTACTING US AT:   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM