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IS THE SWORD OF DEMOCLES HANGING OVER THE CITY’S HEAD?

Vote No on Measure-Z folks!  Have you always believed that local Riverside Police and Fire had your back, and had your best interest at heart?  Not so, think again..  They have always thought of themselves before the taxpayer and TMC will prove that these so called Heroes, are really imposters of deception, disguised in sheep clothing, making you believe, you the taxpayer are of the utmost importance.  But not so, they will deceive to attain what they believe they are entitled to.  Your money, your hard earned money, and will continue to make you believe that it is well spent.  Not so folks, the reality is that your public servants are charlatan and  masters of deception when it comes to tax monies, and these opportunist should be exposed.  It is a sad case when your public servants care more about their entitlement pay, then servicing the public!

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Example One: Tim Strack, President of the Riverside City Firefighters Association (Fire Union) has set aside $100,000.00 to the campaign on Yes on Measure Z, to get this tax through so his firefighters will continue receive their high pensions.  But Strack is singing the same tune he did a couple of years ago when they lied about the No on Measure A campaign, and said we would lose important services in the community, and if Measure A didn’t pass we would have problems in service.  Well folks he lied, lying Tim continues to lie about Measure-Z.  This $100K started out as taxpayer monies when given as salaries to the firefighters, then give to the unions as dues, then the unions utilized it on issues that benefit themselves.  This is the “laundering” system in action.

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TIM STRACK

Example Two: Brian Smith, President of the Riverside Police Officers Association ( Police Union), attempted to ensure the audience at the Goeske Senior Center that “monies wouldn’t be squandered because the Police Association would be watching.”  Sure Brian, you weren’t watching when you were embezzled out of $350,000.00 of member dues as this CBS report explains.  Brian, are you going to tell the taxpayers that no officer in your association could read the books?  So guys, if you can’t protect your own back yard, how can you confidently protect the publics?

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BRIAN SMITH

Example Three: All non-profits that can’t make it on their own, and depend on “taxpayer welfare,” of course, are for Yes On Measure-Z.  This would be the notorious Raincross Group and the boldly infamous Riverside Chamber of Commerce.

THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION FROM THE “NO ON MEASURE-Z” CAMPAIGN:

By passing Measure-Z, the City of Riverside’s tax will double from the current 8% to 9%, becoming the biggest tax increase in our City’s history.  Also, remember as some of friends have told me, If I bought a high price item, as a new car, I’ll just buy it somewhere else where the sales tax is lower.  Not so, if you buy a car anywhere, you will still have to pay the Riverside tax, because the tax is tied to you home property address.

Secondly, the new tax gouges Riverside Taxpayers by inadvertently raising “five times” the amount needed to “balance the 2016 City budget.”  Measure-Z fleeces the taxpayer for $2 billion over 20 years.  We find this excess is purposely done, that continues to encourage the City of Riverside’s bad behavior of “wasteful spending.”  Measure-Z is a “regressive general tax.”  What this means is that your tax dollars will be spent on anything the elected officials dream up in the next two decades….without voter approval.

The best part for the City Establishment is that there is no specific taxpayer accountability written into Measure-Z.  This means that the City is not “obligated” to tell you how your money is spent!

Thirdly, Fine Print, Measure-Z tax monies can be “diverted” from “vital services” to:

  • Build a new City Hall, Trolley System (Remember the Brockton Bike Lane Bug-A-Boo) or expand the Riverside Convention Center.
  • Raise “salaries and benefits.”  Don’t you see Fire and Police salivating like Pavlov’s Dog?  Google “Salaries Riverside 2015 Transparent California.”
  • Pay down predominantly soaring Fire and Police Pension Debt. The City of Riverside are ‘horrible’ negotiators for the taxpayers.  Currently, for example, the City of Riverside has been paying the entire cost of employee pensions, $71,811.00.  Police and Fire pension average $108,173.00  Pretty incredible!  I have a Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from USC, a B.S. in Pre-Medical Sciences from Loyola Marymount, and an emphasis in Medical Bacteriology from California State University Los Angeles, and currently receive $12K in a pension per year…. go figure!

Again beware of “scare tactics” from the City of Riverside.  TMC has been told that the “financial condition” in the City of Riverside is “dire,”  but the City is “lying” again, as they did with Measure-A.  How are they lying?  Through their teeth, because “official budget documents” state there is “absolutely no financial trouble,” and the City Manager reports that “prudent belt-tightening” is enough to balance budgets and restore services.  Don’t Be Misled!

TMC has been dealing with this issue since we battled with the City with our Downtown Business in 2011.  What we have with the City is a “failure to communicate.”  What TMC has been stating for years is that “we do not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.”  Realistically, the City of Riverside is “rolling in doe,” therefore Measure-Z is not needed!  Tax Revenues are at an all time high and expected to keep on growing.  For example, Riverside Public Utilities provides a huge revenue source other cities don’t have …… $45 million from your Surplus Utility Rates which goes directly to the City of Riverside General Fund!

Fourthly, City Unions, which unfairly positions City Employees against the taxpayer.  The Fire Union under Tim Strack, pledges $100,000.00 to the Yes on Measure-Z campaign, in the hopes that Measure-Z passes, thus ensuring, bigger pay increases and higher pensions to the “rat bastards!”  Remember, these ‘public servants’ have betrayed us!  Back on August 16, 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt state this on “public sector unions.”

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

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

Fifthly, a “Yes on Measure-Z” vote will absolutely hurt families and seniors on fixed incomes.  The City of Riverside’s median household income is $56,000.00  This amount has yet to recover from “pre-recessions highs,” thus causing financial uncertainty for families.  Taking it a step further, Retirees Social Security household income averages $16,000.00

Sixthly, If Measure-Z passes, a single consumer will pay $250.00 dollars more in addition to the $2000.00 in taxes for the cost of a $25,000.00 vehicle!

Seventhly, Verify the Facts, go to the City of Riverside website  www.riversideca.gov/measurez    You will find two videos that should be watched on why the City would like to vote Yes on Measure-Z, there is also a Q & A on Yes on Measure-Z, a report on Budget Facts, City Manager John Russo’s letter in For Year 2016-2018 Biennial Budget.  Is Russo thinking that he should have retired and just have bought that pizza joint in the Bronx?

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In that same area we have the impartial analysis of Measure-Z and City Council Agenda Item #37.

MEASURE-Z NEWS LINKS:

09.16.2016: PRESS ENTERPRISE: RIVERSIDE LEADERS, RESIDENTS TAKE SIDES ON TAX ISSUE.

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

09.26.2016: PRESS ENTERPRISE: RIVERSIDE HOLDS MEETINGS ON MEASURE Z.

No on Measure-Z endorsed by former Riverside County District Attorney, Grover Trask.  Former City of Riverside Chief Financial Officer Paul Sundeen, Former Council Member and County Supervisor Bob Buster.  Dr. Sharon B. Mateja, Dentist; Kevin Dawson, homeowner/taxapayer; Susana Hernandez, Alford School District Retired; The Lincoln Club of Riverside County.

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The story gets better all the time.  It appears as if there was a private committee headed by the ring leader, Jack Clark, a partner in litigation for BB&K, a firm which receives millions in taxpayer money for their legal advice to the city and not to forget the recently signed assumption of their lease with the city.  This self appointed private committee included recognizable names with long titles, as Ex-City of Riverside Manager Brad Hudson, Private Developer Mark Rubin, Yeager Construction Companies Jack Yeager, Senior VP of The Entrepreneurial Corporate Group which owns the Mission Inn Ted Weggeland , City of Riverside Chief of Staff Kristin Tillquist, Riverside County Fair Housing Executive Director Rose Mayes, President/CEO Riverside Chamber of Commerce Cindy Roth, Roth Carney Law Firm Partner Jane Carney, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Roger Luebs, Director of Center for Philanthropy La Sierra University Dr. Jim Erickson, Retired Superintendent Alford Unified School District Dr. Damon Castillo, RUSD School Board Kathy Allavie.  The majority of these people in one way or another have benefited from City Hall and/or have had their palms financially greased by the taxpayer.   If you look at the names they all have some connection with the mayor in terms of contracts, associations, employment by the city etc.  Councilman Paul Davis didn’t know this committee existed till just recently, and asked for an extension to hear out his constituents of which he has received 15 email concerns.  Nancy Hart also had reservations as to the appropriateness of city hall being named by the current mayor.  Usually this is an honor attributed to someone who passed on.  But more egregious, the community was not invited to be part of this process.  Again a culture of arrogance and narcissism.  Councilmen Mike Gardner and Andy Melendrez had no reservations in voting for the naming of City Hall after the mayor.  Steve Adams couldn’t contain himself, he had no problem voting for him right that instant and just push the proclamation through.  Though, he consider Councilman Paul Davis and Councilwomen Nancy Hart’s reservations on the vote and the need for 2 weeks as “confusion”.  But again felt this decision as deserving of nothing more that than a unanimous vote by the whole council when they returned back in two weeks, and this he believed the mayor wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.   Councilman Andy Melendrez Asked Councilman Paul Davis and Councilwoman Nancy Hart what exactly they would be looking at in the next two weeks from their constituents.  This struck me  as an oxymoron and quite obvious, City Hall is owned by the community of Riverside, not by the few councilpeople and a private committee. Have we all forgotten this simple premise?  Let’s not forget that BB&K receives millions of dollars from Riverside taxpayers for legal advice to the city and city attorney’s office.  Conflict of interest?  A gift back to the mayor for his BB&K support?   A private committee was formed without imput from the community at large on the issue of City Hall being named, “The Ron Loveridge Riverside City Hall.”   Or should we call it the “Best Best & Krieger Riverside City Hall”?  Since we do so much business with them, I’m surprise Council hasn’t voted to give them a floor at City Hall.   But it all appears the initiation of the naming was more than likely instigated by Councilmen Chris Mac Carthur and William “Rusty” Bailey, both of whose families have been in existence in Riverside for generations and have been part of the fabric of Riverside politics.  Speakers on this issue were vehemently concerned.  Some speakers suggested other names should be considered, names which embody Riverside, such as Eliza Tibbets, John Wesley North or even Frank Miller.  Others stated that Ron is getting paid to do the work of the people.  As our forefathers of this country stated, no one should be elevated to level of king for doing the work of the people.  Now, if Ron did the work of the people and didn’t get paid for doing it for his 30 plus years, I would have no problem voting for Ron today either. This would reflect a sacrifice and a deep passion for the community he served, and it should be that way getting paid. But people in the community also work 30 or 40 years in a job without anyone naming a building after them, and there job is just as important as the mayor’s.  Names are for extraordinary circumstances.  My opinion is that Rin Tin Tin personifies a historical facet of the City of Riverside.  The dog was loyal, honorable, ardent, trustworthy, trust worthy and true.  Something that simply does not personify Mayor Ron Loveridge as someone who was honorable, the ugly truth of the matter he wasn’t.  The establishment kept his behavior under wraps.   It appears this has all gone to the dogs, but the entity I believe embodies Riverside and the name I would use on the walls of city hall would be an icon Riverside keeps close to their heart, therefore, “The Rin Tin Tin Riverside City Hall”.

UPDATE: 10/17/2011: COUNCILMAN STEVE ADAMS CHANGING HIS TUNE? “IT’S NOT THE TIME TO CONSIDER CHANGE”.  IN REFERENCE TO THE CITY HALL BEING NAMED AFTER MAYOR RON LOVERIDGE.  ADAMS NOW BELIEVES THE NAMING OF CITY HALL NEEDS TO GO TO THE PEOPLE, AND A PRIVATE INDEPENDENT COMMITTEE DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THAT CALL.  PLAYING POLITICS DURING ELECTION TIME?

UPDATE:10/23/2011: PRESS ENTERPRISE REPORTS CITY HALL NAME CHANGE ON HOLD!

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