Posts Tagged ‘self appointed citizen auditor Vivian Moreno’

IT’S ALL ABOUT AUTOMATIC RAISES AND THOSE PESKY UNION PENSIONS…MORE TO COME…..

BLAST FROM THE PAST: CITY MANAGER JOHN RUSSO:

DECEMBER 19, 2007: SAN FRANCISCO GATE: OAKLAND CITY ATTORNEY GIVES HIMSELF A $28,000 RAISE

BLAST FROM THE PAST: FORMER CITY MANAGER BRAD HUDSON:

OCTOBER 2, 2010: PRESS ENTERPRISE: RIVERSIDE MANAGER’S PAY RAISES EYEBROWS

RIVER CITY UPDATES:

UPDATE: FEBRUARY 13, 2018: RIVERSIDE MAYOR’S COLLEAGUES SKIP WEEKLY ‘TEAMWORK’ MEETING AFTER CONFLICT OVER HIS VETO.

HAPPY VALENTINES UPDATE: FEBRUARY 14, 2018: CITY MANAGER CONTRACT VETO CONFLICT DOMINATES CITY COUNCIL MEETING

DO WE HAVE TROUBLE, RIGHT HERE IN RIVER CITY?  WELL TROUBLE CAME AND LEFT IN THE FORM OF VIVIAN MORENO AT LAST NIGHT’S (2/13/18) CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

Incredible footage below of a real life con-man explaining the art of the con!  AT THE FEBRUARY 6, 2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING, COUNCILMAN CHRIS MACARTHUR LECTURES COUNCILMAN STEVE ADAMS ON MAKING AN EMOTIONAL DECISION AS OPPOSED TO A LOGICAL ONE!  The decision of course in question was in reference to City Manager John Russo’s contract extension of 7 years, 2-1/2 years prior to his existing contract ending.  Has MacArthur made City Council decisions based on emotion over the past 12 years that he’s been on Council?  That would sure explain a lot.  Councilman Chris MacArthur is the Regional Vice-President of Primerica.  Is this how Chris does business?  As an investment adviser does Chris tell his clients that they should make emotional decisions with their money as oppose to a sound logical one?  Does he tell elderly widows to time the market in pork belly futures with their savings?  Is this how he invests other peoples’ money?

BANK OF RIVERSIDE: OPEN FOR BUSINESS.  WOULD YOU THE TAXPAYER LIKE A CRACK AT THE LOW, LOW, LOW RATE OF 1.35% TO BORROW MONEY ON YOUR HOME?  If they are doing this for executive staff, such as City Manager John Russo, and offering it to other public employees, shouldn’t the Bank of Riverside be open to the rest of the public?  Call your local Councilman for an appointment!  Remember, the taxpayers are taking the risk, not the City Manager with this home loan.  He gets the mortgage money from us, and we hold the title to his home until we are paid back in full…or not.  Who knows, the next thing you know the City of Riverside may also be selling gas too…(at least to their employees)

LATE UPDATE: AS OF 02.13.2018: RIVERSIDE CITY COUNCIL CLARIFIES DETAILS OF CITY MANAGER’S CONTRACT EXTENSION: AS RELEASED BY SPOKES HOLE PHIL PITCHFORD (FORMER PRESS ENTERPRISE REPORTER).  You know the City must be hearing it from outraged constituents as word of the new contract for our City Manager has gotten out.  This press release was issued to clarify the details of his contract, aka attempt to calm the savage Riverside taxpayer beast.  What our Council doesn’t get, is that this city manager’s salary, and other high roller salaries such as in police, fire and utilities…are just plain excessive!  Many of these coddled employees don’t pay but a portion of their pension, medical, life insurance (if they pay at all).  With car allowances and free public transportation, free Wifi and cell service, expense accounts for lunch and dinner, etc., they have fewer and subsidized expenses relative to the private sector and more free income to use their months of vacation, sick time, and administrative leave.  They are the new California Politburo.

Their claim is that the new City Manager’s contract is not much of an increase, but they conveniently miss the point.  Those salaries do not reflect the real world taxpayers have to live in and Riversiders are just not seeing the benefits of paying a such a compensation package to the City Manager.  Assistant City Manager Marianna Marysheva talks about the value that their team brings to River City, but what value really is that beyond words?  Her team has increased the cost-of living here dramatically – higher fees, taxes, and utility rates.  Are we instead paying the City Manager excessively because he’s figured out a way of soaking us, without the torches and pitchforks coming out (yet), in order to cover up the past ‘screw ups’ by our City?  We at TMC believe these guys just don’t know how to negotiate a deal, and have no concept of when to just walk away.  We know so when we hear Councilman Chris MacArthur lecturing another Council Member on how a decision should be made!  Don’t utilize logic in decision-making, use emotion!!!  How asinine is that?

CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL RESPONSE BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE TO THE TAXPAYER’S REGARDING DETAILS OF CITY MANAGER JOHN RUSSO’S CONTRACT EXTENSION

Will the taxpayers continue to bite the bullet from the pain of higher taxes?  Apparently so….

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “DESPICABLE,” “DISAPPOINTING,” “BELOW THE BELT,” “A NEW LOW,” “SHOCKING,” “OFFENSIVE,” “OBNOXIOUS,” “INAPPROPRIATE,” “HURTFUL,” “MEAN SPIRITED,” “DISTASTEFUL,” “EMBARRASSING,” HORIFFIC,” “SLANDEROUS” “FIT TO BE VIEWED FROM THE REAR” AND MEZZSPELLED, “MISSPELLED” AND “OPINIONATED” BLOG SITE! YES WE ADMIT WE OUR ALL OF THAT AND MORE, WHICH IN CURRENT TERMS IS KNOWN AS “UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT.” TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BY THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE AT PUBLIC ACCESS SITES WITHIN THE CITY, THEN UNBLOCKED. I GUESS YOU CANNOT DO THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACLU. RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS.. … AGAIN, THANK YOU COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE AND THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE EMPLOYEE’S FOR YOUR SUPPORT! CONTACT US: thirtymilescorruption@hotmail.com

The Three-Zero Club: Big Momma Cradling Her Two Boys….

BREAKING UPDATE: 01.12.2018: PRESS ENTERPRISE: COUNCILWOMAN VICTORIA BACA FACES SECOND RECALL ATTEMPT: RECALL PAPERS SERVED 01.09.2018: The uncorroborated underground dark rumor is that Councilman David Marquez, Councilman Jeffrey Giba, former Councilwoman Delores LaDonna Jempson and former Councilman George E. Price are allegedly some of the few behind the recall effort.

I guess the story starts here at conception, but was the notion of the children a last minute decision, or a quick romp of nefarious ideas in the back of a 57 Chevy?  Collusion, schemes and dirty deals has plagued the City of Moreno Valley for decades as residents have seen.  The above three seemingly were meant to be, but are the obvious example of lobbying, scandals and corruption associated with political campaign contributions.

That said, this story is not only about the three bumbling idiots in charge,  but the recent firing of Ciy Manager Michelle Dawson and the hiring of Tom DeSantis as new City Manager.  TMC said it first when Vivian Moreno suggested many times that City Manager Michelle Dawson should have been fired years ago for her apparent lack of direction to Council, as indicated by her long track record of nothing.

This is our opinion on the situation:

1.)  Either Michele Dawson had enough and could no longer keep up with the job and wanted out. We also believe that she was in on the deal/bribe to have herself fired.

2.)  OR….. Assistant City Manager Tom Desantis stabbed her in the back and stole her job. He has been shopping around for a City Managers job for years now. No one would hire him!

3.) OR……The fix was in by the collusion of all; Baca, Gutierrez, Cabrera, DeSantis and Dawson.  DeSantis will do what it takes and it may suit Baca’s style, with her two whipping boys in her hip pocket.  Dawson is an anomaly, caught up in a job whereby her qualifications were much to be desired.  The fact remains that DeSantis has been running the show behind the scenes.  DeSantis many times took the podium over Dawson at Council, driving the question as to “Who is really running the store?”  Was it time for Dawson to move on?  With her contract up next year in 2018, why didn’t they allow that contract to expire, let her go before this years ending and pay the rest of the contract?  Instead they renewed her contract in September 2017 till 2020.  So Dawson is terminated, prior to having her contract renewed and prior to receiving favorable work related reviews.  Was this calculated?  Was this in the fix as a gift to keep the silence, and of course, with taxpayer monies?  Now the two threesome, Baca, Gutierrez, Cabrera and DeSantis, Benzeevi, Villaraigosa?  Of course, in reality sense, you all no this wouldn’t happen, but was it their intention? Was it Baca’s intention?

But where does this all stem from?  Back in March 2008, Baca tells The Press-Enterprises it isn’t fair that Moreno Valley city officials are considering accommodating developers by allowing warehouses in an area where schools are planned. The projects include Highland Fairview’s Skecher’s warehouse. “Who would want schools around warehouses that pollute the area with exhaust, traffic and who knows what else?”  Between the years of 2008 and 2009 Baca interestingly enough reports income earned by her and her husband from work as consultants for Highland Fairview, a company owned by developer Ido Benzeevi.  Remarkably, her tune changes January 2009: Baca voices support for the Skechers project before the city Planning Commission, saying it would bring needed jobs: “The children of Moreno Valley deserve to have companies like Skechers come to Moreno Valley.”  June and July 2010: Baca attends closed-door school meetings to discuss Highland Fairview’s request for $500,000 credit toward developer fees.  Yep, for Baca, it’s always about the children.  August, September and October 2010 Baca’s unsuccessful school board re-election campaign receives $14,690.71 in donations, goods and services from the Moreno Valley Taxpayers Association, whose principal backer is Highland Fairview.  November 2012: Baca is elected to the Moreno Valley City Council.  She receives a $2,000 campaign donation from Highland Fairview.  She was then recalled in 2014, and then came back in November 2016 with her boy Gutierrez with huge monies behind them, mainly from one developer.  Incidentally, Baca received $150,000.00 from Highland Fairview to fight the recall effort.  Cabrera, a 22 year old from Texas, suddenly appeared into the picture June 2017, with muncho dinero from that same developer Ido Benzeevi.  He also seems to enjoy doing things without his shirt off; beside getting into a little trouble with perjury, the District Attorney’s Office and California Form 700.

Baca a prior campaign manager and supporter of former Mayor Jesse Molina later to do an about-turn.  The question then became as to why Council Woman Baca turned the other cheek on former Mayor Jesse Molina when he was making strides on challenging issues that effected the community and concerns which infected Moreno Valley’s City Hall government?  Was it jealously?  Was it simply because he was resolving issues in the community that should have resolved years ago?  Or was it that he allowed Vivian Moreno to come into the picture?   Was Tom and Victoria behind this union debacle attempting to shake down Mayor Jesse Molina to dump administrative volunteer Vivian Moreno?  We did our own story on this issue and found some interesting facts in the relationship of this Union with the City Manager Office.  The letter sent to then Mayor Jesse Molina wasn’t even signed!  No one in the City Managers office had the guts to, or did they know anything about it.  This was eye catching and revealing in this October 11, 2017 Thirty Miles Posting.

The citizens of Moreno Valley always seem to get the raw end of the deal, paying over inflated salaries to under qualified City Managers. But the City Manager job  wasn’t a bad gig for ‘dog catcher,’ Dawson.

The apparent corruption in MoVal appears to be getting more difficult to cover up.  The city has been taken over by special influential interests that are undermining the true political process of the people, (IDDO).  We see this with Councilwoman Victoria Baca’s inherent position in dismantling the ‘Sunshine Act.‘  You can’t control your agenda if you have to be transparent.  There is a reason why Baca would like to do away with allowing the people of Moreno Valley to see council agendas and policies 12 days in advance, as to oppose to 72 hours.  It will now take a council majority vote, which would be the Three Amigos, in order for items to placed on the agenda.  The pattern arises as to why anyone who so called represents people would want to be less transparent, What our they hiding?  What will they receive in return?  Bottom line how can anything get done with transparency!

Former Councilman Jesse Molina, who had called for the change to the Sunshine Act, said he’s disappointed to hear that it could end.  “They will probably reverse everything that was accomplished,” he said.

It didn’t stop there, one rule required council members to report contributions of more than $500 that they’ve received within the past 48 months from a donor if that entity or individual has business before the council.  On October 17, 2017, Baca, Gutierrez  and Cabrera repealed the conflict of interest rules.  If you see how much the three received from Developer Ido Bezeevi you will know why…just follow the money.  All three said the rules were unnecessary because candidates must already report donations in public campaign contribution reports that are filed with the city clerk’s office…go figure.

What does transparency do for the community?  It insures accountability and truth.  Without, you have the conspiracy theories began, the gray areas between truth and fiction.  Is Victoria Baca now the Inland Empire Campaign Manager for Antonio Villaraigosa’s Governership as some eluded to?  Is Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez and Councilman Ulises Cabrera related as Cousins as some have indicated?

But the drama didn’t stop there, Baca filed a police complaint against her brother, Christopher Baca, alleging that he and former Mayor & Councilman Jesse Molina – a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 8 election – tried to break into her house September 12, 2016.  This gets interesting…. is she a loose cannon?  Or Just being Big Mama trying to teach her boys the ways of her corrupt world.  In reality she is making them a laughingstock in the region and no one takes them seriously.

As far as TMC understands the dire situation that is taking Moreno Valley down boils down to this.  Michelle, Tom, Baca and her boys are the fools that will own the further destruction of Moreno Valley.  These people are incapable or unqualified to run the City, with the economic potential of this city decimated.  Desantas deserves Baca and Baca Deserves Desantas.  Tom, you go from BRUNI to BACA REALLY ! Its all down hill from here.

As seen on TMC, newly christened City Manager of Moreno Valley, Tom DeSantis has a questionable past with the City of Riverside and how he handled city business, but it didn’t start there it goes back to the City of San Bernardino.  TMC has the following stories:

1.) JUNE 28, 2011: MORENO VALLEY: EX ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER TOM DESANTIS HIRED BY MORENO VALLEY CITY MANAGER HENRY GARCIA.

2.) MARCH 8, 2016: CITY OF RIVERSIDE: WHO’S THE GIRL WITH THE CURLY HAIR?

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

I guess the real issue was the fix already in by the MoVal Three, or was the fix on a greater scale that included all?  Even MVGordie felt there was something fishy about who was placed to run for City Council.  Stating in a post, “It is also alleged that the subject Ulises Cabrera started said businesses in furtherance of his planned campaign run for the elected position for the now vacant seat in Councilman District 4 and that said businesses were created to bolster the subjects campaign, along with the false history narratives of residency within Moreno Valley created by the subject with the assistance of Moreno Valley Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez and Moreno Valley Council Member (Mayor Pro-Tem) Victoria Baca.”

August 16, 2017 Gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa will speak alongside Moreno Valley Mayor Yxstian Alberto Gutierrez at the State of the City address. Villaraigosa was someone who took the California Bar four times and failed all four times; he preached to the Los Angeles Mexican Community that “we clean your toilets!,” but turned the City of Los Angeles into just that, “A Toilet.”  Tickets for the luncheon are $40 per person, it appears to leave the rift raft out, which would be the taxpayers of the City of Moreno Valley.  We questioned the fact that an event held for the public, become a political and illegal side show.  Leaving the community out because no one would pay the $40 dollars.  We had a similar situation on our neck of the woods, and you bet, we put a stop to that pompous elite and self entitled.

Same day on August 16, 2017, Villaraigosa held a campaign fundraiser — $1,000 for guests and $10,000 for hosts — at ProAbition Kitchen & Whiskey Lounge in downtown Riverside.  Moreno Valley Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez and Moreno Valley Councilman Ulises Cabrera attended.  Wonder who helped pay for their tickets?

Iddo Benzeevi’s company, Highland Fairview, gave $58,400 – the maximum allowed by law in the 2018 election cycle – to Villaraigosa’s gubernatorial campaign on Dec. 1, 2017 state campaign finance records show.  The Moreno Valley City Council approved the World Logistics Center in 2015. It faces legal challenges from environmentalists, who fear the project will worsen already-poor air quality. Critics also argue the project will clog local roads with truck traffic.  Benzeevi and city officials defend the project’s environmental analysis and say the World Logistics Center will generate $2.5 billion annually in economic activity and support 20,000 jobs.  Of course, Baca and her boys were all in for the long hall.  Air quality and the children didn’t seem to come out as an issue.  Villaraigosa, a former Los Angeles mayor and Assembly speaker, praised the project at Moreno Valley’s State of the City Address in August.   Well of course he did…  Villaraigosa, once a property owner in MoVal stated, “I know how important it is to moving goods in this region,” he said at the time.

But is there a possible motive operandi behind diligently courting Villar, especially if he does become Governor of California?  The reason is quite elementary, Brown’s office announced the veto of AB 890 on Monday, Oct. 16.  The bill by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, would have closed a loophole in the California Environmental Quality Act, also known as CEQA, that allows projects approved by voters to bypass the act’s review process.  Having, Villar/Villaraigosa in their ‘hip pocket’ would apparently ensure an unequivocal veto.  Incidentally, Baca and Gutierrez even went to Sacramento to lobby against AB890.  With AB890 vetoed, The Three Amigos could continue there work of ensuring the rest to occur.

Moreno Valley politics is a disaster. The three clowns running the City… Baca, Gutierrez and Cabrera are a visual reflection of what now represents the City of Moreno Valley. The Inland Empire is watching these fools up the hill from Riverside in what is apparently being coined the Mo Val Ghetto Banana Republic. The one thing I can say is the level of corruption in the City of Riverside is much more sophisticated. But really the citizens of Mo Val you deserve better, much better.

But here is the Down and Dirty, back in September 2017 Council extends City Manager Michelle Dawson’s contract till May 2020 — approved Tuesday night, Sept. 5, by the City Council — City Manager Michelle Dawson will stay on until May 2020. Her employment agreement had been set to expire in 2018.  December 2017, City Council fires City Manager Michelle Dawson, and replaces her with Assistant City Manager Tom DeSantis.  It sounds as if Mo Val Three colluded early behind closed doors to pad her salary and pension with the agreement that she would go quietly.  I’m sure Bumbling Council felt a good quiet time would December 19, 2018 during the holidays, when they thought no one would be watching.

I guess the real issue was the fix already in by the MoVal Three, or was the fix on a greater scale that included all?  Even MVGordie felt there was something fishy about the cascade of events which led to the these three attaining their elected position, hence power.  Now we have the MoVal Three Vote, Three-Zero all the way!  MVGordie called it the “Revitalization of the Moreno Valley 3-0 Club.”  Is it me or I’m just seeing the invention of the perfect storm, perfect political storm that is: A possible Governor Antonio Villar, Councilwoman Victoria Baca, Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez, Developer Iso Benzeevi and now City Manager Tom DeSantis?  There are individuals who simply have no true leadership skills and must rig the system in order that it works in their favor.

Street Justice continues with the renaming of ‘Theodore Street’ to ‘World Logistics Parkway’ by The Three Amigos.  Quid Pro Quo continues, again is MoVal losing a bit a history to history yet written?  Is “The World Logistics Center” the figment of ones imagination, an idea that will never transpire.  Is what will transpire the rezoning of land, only to be resold at a higher profit by Highland Fairvew?  Will The Three Amigos unsuspectingly be part of that plan?

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA CRASH PAD AND INVESTMENT PROPERTY IN MORENO VALLEY 2014, HIS INEPTNESS IN AS L.A. MAYOR CARRIED OVER TO HIS INEPTNESS IN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT.

According to an article in Buzzfeed News, July 15, 2014, records show that the house — which recently featured boarded-up windows, peeling blue and white paint, and cinderblocks in the weed-choked front yard — racked up a series of code violations, including for unmaintained landscaping and discarded junk in the yard.  Former Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa owned the house from 1990 until June of 2014, county records show.  “He’s a slumlord, that’s what he is,” complained Steven Patzer, who lives next door to the small house on Eucalyptus Avenue in the city of Moreno Valley.  What TMC has also learned is that the property may not have all been pretty, but the toilet was immaculate.  Any taxpayer would have been proud to give their sentiments to Villaraigosa and his gang on that prized throne…

IS THERE ANOTHER SIDE TO HIGLAND FAIRVIEW’S IDO BENZEEVI AND HIS PLAN FOR MORENO VALLEY.  HIS SUCCESSES AND FAILURES;  OR SIMPLY  HIS ART AT SUBLIMINAL SEDUCTION?  OR OUR WE DEALING WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY CONFIDENCE MAN?

Building warehousing in Moreno Valley even on the scale of the World Logistics Center isn’t the issue at heart. It’s that a company like Highland Fairview and its owner are not credible at all in the area of development or construction. It’s in effect a fly-by-night group which purchases land cheaply and rezones it in the hope of selling or leasing to other parties in the long term. Neither really has much of any track record of building at all despite being active under one corporate name for over three decades or another.

Is it true that Iddo and his medical doctor brother Benny recently formed a company who tried to redevelop and manage Tulare’s Regional Medical Center and also the Southern Inyo hospital?  Both are now bankrupt, contracts ended, one closed, is it true that the Healthcare Conglomerate Associates or HCCA as depicted in this video is under criminal investigation by the Tulare County District Attorney’s office at present for issues such as financial malfeasance and grand theft of equipment?  Just asking!

TMC thought we had it bad in the City of Riverside, but the City of Moreno Valley beat us by a long shot.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: JUNE 12, 2013: PRESS ENTERPRISE: WHERE DOES VICTORIA BACA’S LOYALTY LIE? TAXPAYER OR FORMER EMPLOYER?

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

Tuesday night’s City Council issue on ethics and how complaints should be handled, became heated at public commented on this issue when Self Appointed Citizen Auditor revealed what a relative and Poly High student said about some of the female public speakers during a Government Class in which William “Rusty” Bailey is the instructor.  Former Deputy City Attorney Raychele Sterling chimed in with reading a formal ethics complaint against Councilman and teacher Bailey, which was submitted to the City Clerk.  Bailey took the microphone and lashed out the following response to the accusations made against him.

So, now the truth behind these accusation’s, occurred on Constitution Day when I was teaching my students about freedom of speech and the first amendment rights that they had.  And giving them an opportunity to see public comment.  And encouraging them to come down and comment on any item they’ve wanted to.  Ahhh, including things that are put to them as skate parks.  I’ve had student come down on several occasions to comment on items like ball fields, and skate parks, and school issues and I will continue to do that…

So if Constitution Day isn’t an appropriate time to show public comment, I don’t know what is.  The next time I showed a video was before the Nights of Arts and Innovation to encourage my students to come down and participate in the long night Arts and Innovation which occurred last Thursday night which many of them did, many of them received community service credit for doing that.

Because I believe in getting them involved in City and exposing them to some of things that we are doing down here, such as the City Council meeting, and so they get community service hours for doing that, never did I disparage any single person or say “stupid” anytime during my class, thank you.

Now, Constitution Day that Councilman William “Rusty” Bailey is referring to, is September 17, 2012, and Arts and Innovation Night was Thursday, October 4, 2012.  Councilman Bailey never did say “stupid” in his class, but what about the use of the term “crazy”?

Accordingly, news reached complainant, Vivian Moreno, via two students.  One that attends Poly High School here in Riverside, and the other, the grandson, does not.  After coming home that Thursday the 4th, after a presidential debate party, her grandson, Joseph (not a student at Poly High), who was doing his homework at the dining room table, told her that Bailey was talking about her in class today.  In her inquiry for more information, found Joseph had spoken to his relative, who is a student at Poly High School.  So what did she say, Joseph?  She said that the ladies who spoke were “stupid”, and then noticed you were sitting behind one of the public speakers, and said, “that’s my grandma”.  Bailey then shut the video off.

The following is the email dialogue of the following day, between the Poly High Student and Vivian Moreno to inquire as to more detailed information.

Moreno:  Joseph told me last night that Rusty Bailey mentioned me in his class room.  Would you mind letting me know what he said?  Did he say we were Stupid?  I will keep this very private.

Poly High Student:  He just said, “this is what I have to put up with and some ladies are crazy”.  It was the video with the lady with the long black hair and red shirt on.  You were sitting and wearing white.  I said “that’s my grandma” and he turned the videos off.  Haha, but somehow now I failing his class.  I don’t like him one bit!!  and when he cut the lady off in the video and she was saying “this is why people shouldn’t vote for you….Rusty”.  He was laughing at the lady in the video.

Moreno:  How many times has he played these videos in his class?  and why does he play these videos in his class?  Does he offer extra credit to his students for walking for him?

Poly High Student:  Two times, and I don’t know why he plays the videos, he just does it at the beginning of the period.  And no extra credit that I have heard of.

Moreno:  Were they both times he was Mayor Pro Tem?  Does he say anything about him being Mayor?

Poly High Student:  Yes, and he says he’s running for mayor, but that’s all.

Moreno:  Were the two times on Wednesday’s these last two weeks?  Did you have any kind of discussion of class assignment for viewing them?  or are just viewing them because he is so full of himself?  Those videos are long how much class time did he spend on them?

Poly High Student:  Just the discussion when he was saying those people are crazy and I look what I have to deal with.  He usually lets them run for about 5-10 minutes at the beginning of class.  He fast forwards to certain parts.

Moreno:  Thanks if I have other questions I will ask.  On my way to L.A. see you soon. Thank-you.

Poly High Student:   Okay, no problem.

Councilman Bailey made local headlines earlier this year for accessing Riverside Unified School District employee emails to solicit mayoral campaign information.  Some considered this an inappropriate application of state public property for personal use, and unrelated to any school business.  According to the California State Constitution Government Code 8314 (a) states, “It shall be unlawful for any state officer, appointee, employee or consultant to permit others to use state resources for campaign activity, or personal or other purpose not authorized by law”.  Work emails are considered state property and not to be used for campaign activity.

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According to School Board Member Kathy Allavie, he was exercising his free speech right.  Yes that is true, but utilizing the tools of public property for an unrelated use is a violation of the state contstitution.  Regardless, Bailey still has his supporters, and accordingly, all the hooplah doesn’t really matter in the case of this one commenter in this Press Enterprise story by Dan Bernstein, Riverside: Should People Who Lodge Complaints Remain Anonymous?  But I’m still taken back at the fact that Berstein still considers public commenters exercising their first amendment rights to free speech as “gadflys”.  Sorry, Berstein, that’s quite belittleing and demeaning considering this is an essential part of the democratic process.

If this is the worst thing that can be said about Rusty, he still got my vote.  – John McCombs, Elementary School Principal at Riverside Unified School District, Commenter on the PE.

I question the use of “got” for a Elementary School Principal, but that’s jus, opps..just me…

Other’s are also asking the question, if the city’s famous P.I. will be taking up the investigation of the Bailey to investigate the usual one side?  Of course, we are talking about former RPD Lt. Jeff Callopy.  Friend of Whom?

The following is a code of ethics and conduct complaint that Self Appointed Citizen Auditor Vivian Moreno submitted to the city clerk.

DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS AND MANNER IN WHICH CODE OF ETHICS

VIOLATED BY COUNCILMAN WILLIAM “RUSTY” BAILEY

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Councilman William “Rusty” Bailey (Bailey), while instructing a Government class in his capacity as a high school teacher at Poly High School, did make disparaging remarks about women who exercise their first amendment rights to political speech during public comment at Riverside City Council meetings.  According to a relative of mine who is a student in Bailey’s Government class, and was present on the day in question, Bailey had presented a video of a City Council meeting so that his students could see him acting in his capacity as Mayor Pro Tem.  When a student inquired of Bailey who the public speakers were at the meeting, Bailey replied: “This is what I have to put up with, these “crazy ladies.””  Thereafter, a female speaker, believed to be Karen Wright, was shown on the video, stating “Don’t vote for Rusty Bailey”.   Bailey began laughing out loud at the speaker, mocking her.  One of the students then replied: “Hey, that’s my Grandma.”  Thereafter, Bailey commented “she’s weird” and immediately turned the video of the City Council Meeting off.

Bailey’s actions were disrespectful, offensive and sexist to both the speakers and the young women present in his class, in violation of paragraphs G and H of the Ethics Code.  The impressionable young women in Bailey’s class should have been encouraged to exercise the most fundamental right guaranteed under the United States Constitution, “free speech”.  Instead, they were discouraged and left with a feeling of inferiority, that if, as women, they were to exercise their first amendment rights and speak their mind; they would be labeled as “crazy”.  Bailey made no reference to male speakers, nor did he use a sex neutral word, such as “people” or “individuals”.  His intent was clearly to target the women speakers.

I’ve since learned that Bailey has shown at least two videos of city council meetings to his government class where he was acting as Mayor Pro Tem.  According to my relative there was no discussion during or immediately after the video that related to the required curriculum or class plan. It appears Bailey was using the video of the council meeting not as an educational tool, but rather to seek favoritism from his students in his bid for Mayor.  My relative also advised that Bailey had discussed a bid for mayor in the classroom before.  This actions constitute a violation of paragraph F of the Ethics Code, as Bailey used his position as a Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem to further his campaign for Mayor of the City of Riverside.

“THE GOLDEN BOY”..RIVERSIDE COUNTY SUPERVISOR JOHN TAVIGLIONE.. ACCORDING TO PUBLIC SPEAKER REBECCA LUDWIG..

 Even when you have a code of ethics, policy and procedures, you only apply them or use them when it’s convenient for you.  If somebody like me, comes down here or anyone else, that is in opposition, holds you accountable, then they apply, and you guys don’t play fair…

I’m going to give you an example of what happen to me, not necessarily with you, but with your “Golden Boy”,  Mr. Tavaglione, (Riverside Supervisor JohnTavaglione is incidently currently running for Congress).  Now, remember here I’m protected by Civil Code Section 47,(Privileged Communicaitons in California).  He baited me for a name, I gave it to him, I was then served with papers, was sued, taken to small claims court, the judge or the commissioner, whatever you want to call him, awarded him the judgment, he was a good friend of the “Golden Boy”…

I had to write up to the Attorney General saying there was a miscarriage of justice.  Lucky for me, she saw it that way to.  They brought in a judge, because I told her that if you get an attorney here, some judges, not all, they are in bed with all of you guys. The Board of Supervisors and the City of Riverside, you cannot get any justice.  And they did reverse that judgment on my appeal.  The judge also made a statement, made it very clear to everyone present, that he was brought in from out of the area.  The two mediators were from Seattle, Washington.

So, when somebody comes up here and tries to hold you accountable, you take it as an attack.  We are here because we care enough about this city to get involved.   I was only talking about senior abuse and protecting our children and look what happen to me, and that’s only one incident.  I also told you about my tire getting stabbed, being harassed at my front door four different occasions and threatened, twelve perpetrators, and I do have affidavits to prove this, and if you want to settle this going on, have them sign an affidavit.  You take sign affidavit and take it to court and see what happens, see who is telling the truth.  I’m all for justice, and you guys, not all of you, but most of you don’t play fair…

When we come up here and we address you, please don’t take it personal even though it may sound that way, and if it is, it’s because it is justifiable…

TMC knows that Mrs. Ludwig is not alone.  There are many stories from the citizens of Riverside who have had similar experiences.  They feel intimidated and are afraid to come out with their stories.  Thank-you Mrs. Ludwig for you courage to come out with yours.

WHAT DID COUNCILMAN PAUL DAVIS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE CODE OF ETHICS?  YOU GIVE UP THAT PRIVACY RIGHT WHEN YOU MAKE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A PUBLIC OFFICIAL! …..WE ARE PUBLIC OFFICIALS!

 Councilman Paul Davis started out by statiing that he did have issues with some of things that City Attorney, Greg Priamos said.  Some of the issues is that some of the language needs to be changed to “any person”.  In otherwords, no public employee, whether it be it an employee of this city, has the authority or the idealism that if a complaint is made against a council member, an elected official, who is not a city employee, that can be handled by Human Resources; that employee who makes that complaint should  have “no expectation of privacy”,  and there is no law in the books that says that they do.

That’s like myself like myself making a complaint against Vivian Moreno (Self Appointed Citizen Auditor), the same thing abides here.  If you have to make a complaint against a council member, that council member and that employee, a public employee can go to Human Resources.  Staff has no authority at all to investigate a council member under any circumstances!  You don’t have that authority, only the commissions have that authority.  Therefore if a city employee does choose to file a complaint of any sort.  It is a considered complaint on ethics on a councilmember, be it the mayor or anybody .  We cannot abridge that process. We don’t have that authority.  That is a violation of the charter.  And you can’t tell me that there is any law in the books, anywhere, that says any different.

And the process is that we are public officials.  Just like when President Clinton went through the process with his issue, there is no difference.  We are no different that person is at all.  And there is no expectation of privacy on anybody’s side.  “You give up that privacy right when you make a complaint against a public official!”  Unless it’s a criminal act that is so heinous that they are protected under certain laws.  Just simply a disagreement, for example, is not a protected right.   So I do say any person, or any entity, makes a complaint, be it the Human Resources as an employer or anywhere.  It needs to go through that process.  The public has the right for us to be before them, if you will, and be tried, if you will, before them.  Not behind closed doors at anytime.  It is a “public issue”, and that person be a public employee or otherwise has to understand that, that’s the way it works. You can’t have separate rules for seven things for separate people.  “We are public officials!”

FORMER DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY RAYCHELE STERLING: AN ALLEGED KNIFE INVOLVED BETWEEN TWO COUCILMAN’S AIDE’S? 

“Rusty, actually at the last council meeting, I thought you gave a really, really nice prayer… and you asked for blessings of your employees, and unfortunately I didn’t feel that prayer was heartfelt, and that was really saddening to me, because I feel like the actions that are taken really aren’t ever in the interest of your employees, or bringing blessings to them, but rather just bringing them heartache and hurt to them, so I really hope that you meant that prayer and you are going to try to make a difference of what’s going on in the City.”

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I believe this was brought up because Councilman Bailey is on the Board of Leaders of Godly Character International.

“I did want to address some issues about privacy for employees, it depends on who you are whether you get those privacy rights. .. every city employee is entitled to them.  But, I received a call, a while back, from a young lady named, Alicia Robinson (Riverside Press Enterprise), I didn’t even know who she was, I had no idea how she could have got my cell phone number, somebody from the City must have given it to her, and she had all three of my harassment discrimination complaints.  So where was my privacy?  This woman calls me, I don’t know who she even is, she’s from the press, and she has all my discrimination harassment complaints, it was very, very disturbing to me.  So, it depends who you whether you are if you are entitled to that privacy.  If you speak out against the city you’re probably not.”

I talked about Maria Lamping last time I was here, and in the notice she received there was a confidential settlement brief, protected by the federal rules of civil procedure, and that was unlawfully released by the City Attorney’s Office, by the Public Works Office, by Tina English and I want to know, are those people being subject to administered interviews?  Are they being subject to being on administer leave?  Probably not, because they bobbled their heads accordingly.

“The other thing that I heard, it’s just rumour, so I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard that Councilman’s Chris MacArthur’s Aide held a knife to the throat of your Aide, Rusty.. I don’t know if that is true.  If that is true and you allow an employee who poses that kind of violent risk to other employees, and to your constituents, Chris, because he is going to their home’s, and you allow him to remain here?  And yet you allow other employees to be fired for frivolous reasons.  That’s a slam dunk that you are discriminating, harassing and retaliating against your employees who are whistleblowers, and that you are permitting it to occur from management and gratifying it.”

Councilman Chris MacArthur’s legislative aide is Chuck Condor..someone who has appeared to continue to slide by the City’s Code of Ethics..so is this Code of Ethics really a charades, as many are asking?  A broadway show at our Fox Theatre that seemingly cost to much to see?

This allegation regarding this alleged altercation between Councilman Chris MacArthur’s Aide, Chuck Condor, and Councilman and Mayoral Candidate William “Rusty” Bailey’s Aide, Mark Earley, came through the pipelines in and about April 23, 2012.  Currently, we still have not received any substantive information from City Hall to corroborate these allegations.

Sterling went on to say, “Steve, that is not a personal issue, that it is a policy issue, because that creates liability for each and everyone of you.  At this point it may even creat punitive damages against you personally, I don’t know I will have to do the research on that..”

UPCOMING: WHAT DID JOEL UDAYKE, OWNER OF THE FLOWERLOFT,  HAVE IN A VICTORIA SECRETS BAG FOR CITY COUNCIL DURING PUBLIC SPEAKING?

I’m going to talk about the state controller, I know everybody is tired of hearing about it, but we are worse than the City of Bell, we are in debt, 3 to 4 billion dollars.

So I felt kind of weird last City Council meeting, everybody brought props, so I brought some props, I brought this (and orange jumpsuit), does everybody recognize that?  It even comes with jewelry (handcuffs).

                   

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Is there any compelling reason why none of you elected officials have called the State Controller?  If there’s nothing to hide, why hasn’t anybody called?  I know it will be a public relations disaster, when they find all things that has happened in the city, when spending tax payers money and redevelopment money incorrectly.  When is somebody going to call? When is somebody going to do the right thing?  We have all the information..

Dvonne, Vivian, Raychele have the information for you, …City Council person call and get an audit, Brad Hudson (former City Manager) isn’t here anymore, you shouldn’t have any fears.

In closing,  “It’s easier to tell the truth, than a lie”….”You never forget the truth, you always forget a lie”. 

Call the State Controller.  We’re here, to talk to you, and get this on the road, it’s going to be a public relations disaster, because of this city being this perfect entity, but have to know where are money went and the people who are responsible for it need to be wearing orange…

WHAT COUNCILMAN IS SEEN OUT AT A “DAIRY QUEEN” WITH A CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE?  SOME OUR ASKING, “HOW MUCH CAN AN “ICE CREAM CONE” GET YOU IN THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE”?  WELL IT APPEARS TO BE ALOT..

According to the last campaign mailer sent to voters homes, Mayor Ron Loveridge stated of Bailey, “Rusty Bailey has the highest possible commitment to public service, reinforced by his years at West Point.  Values are important in being Mayor.  He is not wedded to any special interest.”

The same evening that Bailey was to debate opponent Mayoral Candidate Ed Adkison at the the la Sierra/ De Anza Park Senior Center Debate, whereby he spoke in favor of Peter Hubbard’s AMR, and the rational of using one ambulance service in the City of Riverside.  Councilman an Mayoral Candidate William “Rusty” Bailey was seen at a local Dairy Queen, with non other than American Medical Response, Peter Hubbard on October 4, 2012, therefore contradicting Mayor Loveridges’s endorsement.

UPDATE: 11/06/2012:  On good authority, Councilman Rusty Bailey bought AMR’s Peter Hubard the ice cream.. The question is how much can a cone of ice cream get you…

WHAT IS THE ISSUE WITH FIRE STATION NUMBER ONE, AND THE WORK STOPPAGE?

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 ACLU.  RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS..  TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE’S DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, AND PROSSIBLY POSSIBLY ON FILE WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE’S POTENTIAL SLAPP SUIT LIST… 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!  EMAIL ANONYMOUSLY WITH YOUR DIRT OR FOR CONTACT!   THIRTYMILESCORRUPTION@HOTMAIL.COM