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Whoever would’ve thought it was a bad thing to ask our City to be fiscally responsible?  Whoever would’ve thought your local government would label as “bad people” those who were curious as to where taxpayer monies were going – spread it around town through a whisper campaign design to destroy you?  Our first lesson in rejection, we figure was about 2011, when we asked then-Councilman Paul Davis to look at some documents we assembled regarding city loans.  He looked at the information our group brought forward and became very quiet.  He said nothing and left without telling us whether he would or would not support our claims.  He make no constructive criticism whatsoever.  We had no idea what to make of it all.

We would learn soon enough about a different perspective on local “leadership;” how far folks would go to make a wrong a right; to justify what could simply be called “bad behavior”.  Turns out there were more layers to this onion than we could even imagine back then.  In the subsequent months we would also figure out that hoping the City would come to its senses and do the right thing just wasn’t going to happen.  Not when there was an agenda that had to be fulfilled and pockets lined.  We knew we had to change our strategy and attempt to become more effective.

We met weekly for two years in Fullerton at the Office of former California State Assemblyman Chris Norby starting in 2011.  Norby was prominent at the time for his views on the abuses of Redevelopment, with emphasis on eminent domain.  Our mentor, who taught us how to look at government documents was the CFO of one of the cities within his district, whom we would only know until recently as “Mr. Smith”.  We’ll continue with the TMC backstory at a later date….but not before reminiscing about a trophy we collected along this journey:

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

AND NOW ONTO CURRENT EVENTS…

RIVERSIDE STRONG: HOMELESSNESS ISSUE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY: CITY COUNCIL DECEMBER 17, 2019: MAYOR RUSTY BAILEY’S INSULTING RESPONSE TO DENIGRATE A LOCAL TAXPAYING COMMUNITY GROUP:  This is a good example what happened to us, when we began to bring issues to City Council.  We were insulted and belittled by both elected officials and their executive staff in an attempt to publicly embarrass us so perhaps we would never come back.  In our case, it went to the level of slander…behind our backs of course.  The whisper campaign spread steadily throughout our community, and the message was clear: if ever you may want to make a play for public office, do business with any government agency, or have public issues that you wish support/defeat, you better not to talk to the Moreno’s.  Our words of wisdom to Riverside Strong: keep at it, you are onto something, and getting underneath their nerves.

ROY BLECKERT FROM THE IE NEWSWIRE INTERVIEWS LOCAL TAX ADVOCATE JASON HUNTER REGARDING TWO NEW BONDS: PROPOSITION 13 AND MEASURE A: “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN…” YEH RIGHT, HEARD THAT ONE TOO MANY TIMES SINCE THE CALIFORNIA STATE LOTTERY PROPOSITION 37 IN 1984, which was sold on the backs of solving all the issues with our underperfoming schools.  2.13.2020: Roy Bleckert from the IE Newswire and 1490AM interviews local taxpayer advocate and Riverside resident Jason Hunter regarding the two new bond issuances up for vote on March 3, 2020. The proceeds of these are guaranteed to be abused (as usual), and Hunter explains the why and how.  The first is Measure A, Riverside Community College District’s $715 Million blank check.  The second is Proposition 13: an attempt to reverse the brakes put on ever-escalating property taxes by the beloved Prop 13 passed in 1978.

ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE AUDITOR’S FISCAL HEALTH OF THE STATES OVER 470’S CITIES: THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE IS IN THE TOP 5TH PERCENTILE OF FISCALLY CHALLENGED CITIES:  Residents should absolutely be concerned.  The purpose of this online dashboard by the State of California is part of their high-risk local government agency audit program to identify cities that could be facing fiscal challenges by assessing their levels of risk using various financial indicators. Through this transparent interface, California residents, state and local policymakers, and interested parties will have a data driven view of each city’s risk assessment.  Riverside is the 19th worst in the State…think about that the next time you get one of 14-year Councilman Andy Melendrez’s propaganda pieces for Mayor touting what a great job he’s done.  Phooey!

At the State of the City, Mayor Rusty Bailey commented that the ‘State Of Our City Is Strong!”

OPEB Funding: This indicator measures the extent to which a city has set aside assets to pay for the other post-employment benefits (OPEB), such as health and dental benefits, earned by its employees.  Debt Burden: This indicator measures the extent to which a city is burdened by debt by comparing its long term obligations (excluding retirement obligations) to the revenues the city collects. High amounts of debt can strain a city’s ability to provide essential services to its residents, especially if its revenues decline.  Future Pension Costs: This indicator measures the future financial burden of a city’s pension costs by comparing its projected annual required contributions to its pension plan(s) to its present level of annual revenue.

JUST FOR LAUGHS THE INCOMPARABLE RODNEY DANGERFIELD:

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “CAN’T SPELL,””SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “FILTHY,” “VILE,” “SICK,” “PERVERTED,” “DEFAMATORY,” “STUPID,” “PATHETIC,” “BAD GRAMMAR,””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 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

Riverside’s own taxpayer advocate Vivian Moreno gives her take on the current state of affairs regarding the City of Riverside’s Mayor’s race. Her second topic is that according to a new study released last month by diversitydatakids.org, the City of Riverside ranks as the 5th worse city to raise children!  Now why is that?

Suspiciously enough, we keep on seeing reports that appear to be covering up for the City of Riverside, instead lumping the City within the term “Inland Empire.”  We are calling that Fake News, as a CBS report actually states that the City of Riverside is within the top 10 worse cities to raise your children.  This Brandeis University source on the other hand, shows what we are talking about.

According to the PE and various news reports, actually state Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, as oppose to city.  We haven’t been able to find anything which resembles that on the diversitydatakids.org site.  What we did find is a table which contains Metros/ Cities of Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario lumped together.  Regardless, this is not a county issue, and nowhere in any of the sources do they call it a county issue: it is a metro/ city issue period!

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Don’t forget to Vote No on Measure A, the new college bond associated with building and modernizing community college facilities.  And let’s not forget the last bond measure known as Measure O.  It was supposed to be about fixing problems at existing schools, and now we see the monies are being diverted to building new schools.  And the local citizen oversight board, which is responsible for informing the public about the bond proceeds, has been stacked by the school board’s cronies rending it ineffective.  So who contributed to that last Measure O bond back in 2016?  As you can see below, almost nothing but architects, vendors, lawyers and builders (courtesy of ‘No on A’ Facebook site): entities that either do business with the District or want to, no doubt.  Follow the money and see who benefits!  More to come on this scam!

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TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “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 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

City of Riverside’s own taxpayer advocate, Vivian Moreno, gives her take on the this year’s Mayorial Race.  Andy Melendrez has been Councilman for Ward 2 since 2006.  It was important to TMC that we review his track record.

Councilman Andy Melendrez’s attempt to re-brand the City of Riverside as a “Sanctuary City” appeared to be part of his hidden agenda according to many in the community and not brought forward prominently as part of a City Council discussion way back on August 26, 2014.  As a result, a formal Code of Ethics and Conduct complaint was filed by Fontana Council candidate Tressy Capps, specifically against Melendrez’s assertion that their would be no “fiscal impact” in the adoption of this resolution, as stated in the City Council Memorandum.  The following is the filed complaint by Tressy Capps.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED BY CAPPS

The following is the City Council Memorandum stating that there would be no “fiscal impact” with the adoption of this humanitarian resolution.  Really now Andy!  TMC knows that the policy gets set first: then the “ask” (cha-ching) comes later.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW CITY COUNCIL MEMORANDUM

What was more concerning was that this item/resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar, in what could be seen as a way to sneak a real issue of community concern by the public, by not bringing it allowing discussion from differing viewpoints.  Instead, it was removed from the consent calendar for discussion and eventually shot down after a huge waste of time that only divided the community.  This kind of pandering political play makes Andy untrustworthy to many in his own Ward.  The resolution provides no clarity towards whether the term “immigrants,” applies to those here legally or illegally, and we would guess that’s intentional.  Because if they were in the country legally, we surmise there would be reason to have a resolution to protect immigrants.  We provide the resolution below:

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW THE MELENDREZ HUMANITARIAN RESOLUTION

Capps states that this resolution directly violates specifically page 4, item #6 of the Code of Ethics and Conduct for Elected Officials.  She cited the item, “they will seek to insure that information provided by the city government to the public is accurate and clear.”  Where is former City Attorney Greg Priamos when we need him to pick the nits?  Oh Hell, he would just make matters worse.

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CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW FULL CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT (CLICK IMAGES ABOVE TO ENLARGE)

Many in the community feel this resolution advocates breaking Federal law.  It appears that Melendez in that case would not only be advocating violating the law, he is also offering that it would be ok for the City of Riverside to accept those who have entered the country illegally.  TMC feels this would be done without consideration of those in his community who are legal, and need help, such as are veterans, homeless, residents struggling financially to make ends meet, etc.  On the other hand, proponents state that we need to ensure that the security, protection and needs of illegal or undocumented children are addressed on a humanitarian level, which appears we would agree with…from a Federal level.  Many cities have adopted similar resolutions, even some states, but we at TMC ask what the fallout will be when you’re in conflict Federal laws.  Our guess is, watching what is transpiring in DC at the moments, the consequences will affect the general public of these “sanctuaries” negatively.

 

A call-out to a community group we think West Siders show know about:

TONIGHT is the NIGHT! RRR MEETING: FEBRUARY 10, 2020:

Local Artist Wayne Cardoos will bring his Disney art to share in our raffle drawings!

La Sierra Church address:  RRR Monday Night, February 10, 2020

NEWLY ADDED Speaker:  City Planning Commissioner, Sean Mill – Ward 5,  will give a brief presentation on the City Planning Commission, to include:

o   How does city planning commission work

  • Who is on this commission?
  • How do residents get selected to the commission?
  • What would constitute removal from the commission
  • What is the process for a project to reach the commission
  • What criteria is used to approve/disapprove a project
  • When residents “show up”, does their opinion affect the vote of the commissioners
  • When the commission votes “Yes”, what are the next steps
  • When the commission votes “No, what are the next steps

NEW MEETING LOCATION for this MEETING: RRR will meet at La Sierra University Youth & Education Center: 4937 Sierra Vista Ave, Riverside, CA 92505: Corner of Pierce and Sierra Vista Avenue… You CANNOT miss the church on the corner.

EASY to find – shares parking lot with the church on the corner…it is next to the basketball court, EASY to park, Handicapped accessible

The Church & Youth & Education Center are on the corner of Pierce & Sierra Vista Avenue (just west of 5 points going towards LSU)

Time:             6:30 pm socialization, sign in and snacks; 7:00 pm Welcome; 8:30 pm Meeting closes

Place:            Fellowship Hall, La Sierra University Church parking lot – near the basketball courts

Councilman Jim Perry, Ward 6, will update the community on city and ward issues; he will be available for Q & A

Councilman Steve Hemenway Ward 7,  will attend if possible

A tremendous THANK YOU to Councilman Hemenway for arranging for RRR to use this facility…

we are currently without a “home”. Community groups can no longer use the police department.

Antoinette Alexander is retiring!!! Monday is her last day; she was to attend RRR for an official “goodbye” from our group but is unable to attend;  Her replacement “Laura”, will be joining us for an introduction and a warm welcome from us.

We are hoping to have one of the detectives from the RPD attend, but I have not had an official acceptance as yet.

RIVERSIDE STRONG:  What’s new with the Dynamic Duo?  They are building bridges in Riverside (metaphorically speaking); come hear the scoop!

As always, the meeting will be informational, educational and FUN!

Sharon Mateja, Chairperson RRR

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST EVERYTHING, A.K.A “THIRTY MILES OF CR-P,” “SITE IS A JOKE,” “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “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 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

Sent by Art Cassel in response to Vivian Moreno’s January 22, 2020 video on TMC:

Wed 1/22/2020 3:13 PM

Congratulations Vivian on your return to the little screen.?? I find it hard to believe that Javier and yourself, two of the prime parties in putting the Riverside City Council in the position it is, have the balls (Sorry, but there’s no other words to describe this) to complain about the monster you’ve created.

You and the other of your ilk give gadflies a bad name,?? Your constant whining about everything the Council did, accomplished nothing but bad for 325,000 people. How dare you bitch about your offspring??? First of all, your immense belief in how important and well known you are was clearly shown in your Mayoral run.?? You disappeared after that!?? Don’t screw around in politics if you don’t have the skin thickness to lose and lose badly.?? The gang of you think everything the City does is criminal.?? You complain when a Councilperson doesn’t act on the endless array of alleged wrongdoing.?? Like simpletons, you praise those that go along with some of your allegations and then turn on them like deranged pit bulls when they should, God forbid, disagree with you.

OK, you didn’t like John Russo because he defended his staff against your slander and his east coast, abrupt speaking style offended your delicate ears.?? You never once looked at all the good he and his staff were doing for the City.?? Who found the fact that the City had been BSing all along about their financial stability??? Who kept coming up with ideas on how to improve the City?? Keep in mind that every positive thing that’s now happening in the City is a result of his work.?? Because you didn’t like him, you jumped on brain dead Baileys wagon and got rid of him.?? Kudos for your support of Rusty, whom you’ve made clear is not one of your favorite people.?? Now he’s going off to become Queen of Path of Life, another of your favorites.?? Good work!

Mike Soubirous and Paul Davis had fought off all the attacks they endured and came out of it as the?? kingpins of the Council.?? It doesn’t matter what you think, the City WAS heading in the right direction.?? The departure of Russo and Paul losing his seat led to Mike walking away.?? They fixed it only to have you and your gang take it back to where it was.?? Nobody wants to endure fixing something only to have it broken again and having to fix it again.?? You must be so proud!

You should be really proud of the new Council and City Manager you so desperately wanted, But you’re not.?? Now you’re back to the same whining again.?? Here’s a couple of words of advise for you.???? If someone is disagrees with you, learn to analyze if they’re actually right.?? Second word is to be damn careful of what you wish for.?? As one of the main contributors to the current disaster, you should be ashamed of the role you played in it, not complaining about your result.

Response Art Castle by Advocate Vivian Moreno:

….” I can honestly say that I never made a wrong ethical decision.   –  ex-City Manager John Russo, 03.08.2018,   “I never have either,” -Vivian Moreno 2020

Art now let’s have some fun!

Thank-you Art for giving me so much power.  I am proud to be a ‘gadfly’ and the time, energy and effort I spent with my ‘ilks.’   I am especially proud to have run for mayor, and extremely proud of Thirty Miles Of Corruption.com. and the 500,000 people who have tuned in to read and watch our work.

Art if you think we have the ability to change the face and course of this city by nearly attending City Council meetings on Tuesday’s, in my opinion that makes us the best gadflies in the history of Riverside.  The beauty is Art, I see my experience completely different than you do.  It’s all okay, that’s what I love about politics, we can all have opposing views.  As for my mayor’s race, I am very proud of the almost 3000 people that voted for me, that’s a lot of people.  For your information the reason my husband and I dropped out of the political scene after the mayor’s race is that our adult daughter had four strokes and we decided that she needed our full attention and we decided to bring her home and take care of her full time.

Now let’s discuss what your letter is really about, your love affair with former City Manager John Russo and your opinion that we ran him out of town, now that’s funny.  Well it is my opinion that Mr. Russo was bad for the City of Oakland, bad for the City of Alameda, bad for the City of Riverside and now really bad for the City of Irvine, check out the links below.  Apparently the City Council of Irvine is having buyer’s remorse.

VOICE OF OC: JANUARY 15, 2020 BY NOAH BIESIADA: EFFORTS TO DISCIPLINE/ FIRE IRVINE CITY MANAGER FAILS.

… and he certainly looks concerned, once again.

LIBERAL OC: JANUARY 13, 2020 BY DAN CHMIELEWSKI: IS IRVINE’S CITY MANAGER ON HIS WAY OUT?

It was always my understanding that Mr. Russo was selected as City Manager because the Council believed he could control Mayor Bailey better than any other city manager candidate.  As of your belief that CM John Russo found that the City had been BS’ing about their financial stability.  It was not Mr. Russo who discovered the financial shenanigans within the City of Riverside, it was me and my ‘ilks,’ and all this information could be found on Thirty miles of corruption.com   We found that the years before Mr. Russo was hired, the only thing that Mr. Russo did, was read thirtymilesofcorruption.com, collect all the documents, expose it and then verbalize our work to the public.

Now, as for your buddy former Riverside City Councilman Mike Soubirous.  When he was having a hard time at City Hall, he was supported by all of us, you can also read that on Thirty Miles.  Former City Manager John Russo, former City Councilman Paul Davis and former City Councilman Mike Soubirous made it the perfect trifecta situation against Mayor Rusty Bailey.  Russo in my opinion handpicked Paul and Mike so he could groom them, therefore helping Russo get away with his bad predatorial behavior.  It’s was John’s M.O. ( Modus Operandi ) in every city he worked at, to find the weakest links.  He has two council buddies in every city he worked at, even in Irvine.

Listen, thirtymilesofcorruption.com is my soapbox.  It’s my playground, and if you don’t like my whining, don’t tune in.  I can assure you there are a lot of people who do enjoy my whining.

One more thing, the decline in the stability of the City of Riverside did not start with me and my ilks, it started with former Mayor Ron Loveridge and former City Manager Brad Hudson, both of them getting our city in debt to the tune of billions of dollars.  The progressive decline over the years,  was uncovered by a group of dedicated citizens who were determined to figure out what the truth really was.

The decline in Riverside happen with executive staff with former City Manager Brad Hudson and former Assistant City Manager Tom DeSantis and their love interests at the time.  This effected staff and the moral of City Hall Staff.  Let’s not forget how many of the council spent hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars treating themselves to breakfast, lunch, dinner and expensive hotels on the taxpayer.  There was so much financial waste at that time.  John Russo may have reiterated the dire financial situation at the City of Riverside, but these findings were discovered by the brilliant gadflies, and the findings and documents were all posted to TMC.  Do your homework.

Now, I’m going to give you a piece of advice…. relax, take a hot shower and apply a little moisturizer, you will feel sooo much better.  I would advise Russo to do the same, as for the looks of him.  Thank-you for your comment….. Vivian

Here’s a comment from local Riverside Advocate Kevin Dawson on the Voice of OC from January 15, 2020:

“I think one of the techniques Russo employed when he was city manager in Riverside, was to work very hard at developing close personal relationships with different city council people. During the discussion of his contract, one councilman said he and his wife had developed a close friendship with “John” and his wife. And that in fact, they were going over to the Russo’s house that Friday for diner. Did this councilman recuse his self from voting on Russo’s contract? No. Another councilman implored his fellows to listen to their emotions. Listen to their emotions on this important financial instrument? His day job was as a financial advisor. I wonder how his clients would have like being told to use their emotions when deciding their finances.  I wouldn’t doubt the failure of the Irvine Council was due to improper relationships.”

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “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 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

Vivian Moreno gives her take on this week’s issues: the interview of Planning Commissioner Sean Mill by the John and Ken show of KFI radio 640AM, racism, the Plascencia vs. Mill Feud and certain Budget Engagement Commission members (our girl Gaby again!) being called out on their pathetic attendance record by Councilman Chuck Condor and their ensuing response.

On Friday January 24, 2020, KFI AM640, the John and Ken Show interviews City of Riverside Planning Commissioner Sean Mills, regarding the attempted coerced removal by former campaign rival, Gabriela Plascencia, who is now on the Riverside City Council representing Ward 5.

TMC remembers that at the October 1, 2019, City Council Meeting, Councilman Chuck Condor called out four Commissioners of the Budget Engagement Commission for attendance problems.  Condor called it ‘pathetic.’  By not living up to their promise to attend these meetings, these individual were responsible for the City’s perilous financial issues not being addressed in a timely and efficient manner.  Subsequently on October 10, 2019, two of these volunteers (now duly-elected to City Council, Ronaldo Fierro and Gabriela Plascencia) responded to Conder, deriving his caustic remarks to be the outcome of purely petty politics.  Below, you will find the actual attendance document from January to August 2019, prepared by the City Clerk, that Conder was referencing.

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We advise our viewing audience again that at the time of the below video in October of 2019, both Plascencia and Fierro were not yet on the City Council, but volunteers on the Budget Engagement Commission.  In an astonishing twist of fate/karma/foreshadowing/irony, toward the end of the video, Plascencia makes a haunting statement that may come to back to bite her:  , “I am committed when elected to never ‘shame’ our volunteers!”  Well, Plascencia has now been elected to City Council, and within six weeks she is shaming one of the City’s volunteers publicly!  That person, of course, is volunteer Planning Commissioner Sean Mill.  But it went further than ‘shaming;’ it went all the way to ‘slander’ and worse, ‘discrimination’.

She called him a ‘bully’ from the dais, then publicly made verifiably untrue statements regarding his place of residence while on the Planning Commission with the City of Santa Ana.  According to the Orange County Register, “Mr. Mill has confirmed to the city of Santa Ana that he has maintained his residency in Santa Ana while serving as a planning commissioner,” city spokeswoman Alma Flores said. “There is no action pending.”  The question now is, “Will Commissioner Mill initiate a defamation suit against Councilwoman Plascencia and the City for slander and discrimination similar to what happened after the Soubirous/Davis St. Valentine’s Day Blunder?”

Chuck also refers to a close friend that missed quite a few meetings, but didn’t mention him by name.  TMC reveals that person to be none other than Joe Tavaglione, current California Transportation Commissioner, uncle of former Riverside County Scalliwag Supervisor, John Tavaglione, and local big kahuna – Joe missed 83% of all meetings for that year!

Well it gets better: according to witnesses, another member of the Budget Engagement Commission, Rose Mayes, who missed ONLY 33% of the meetings, approached Councilman Condor after the Budget Engagement meeting with a word about the hat and robe he carries in trunk of his vehicle.  Maybe we can persuade Chuck to let us in on the specifics of what Rose accused him of? Thirty Miles heard of tidbits towards the general gist of the conversation, but it was too nasty for even us to print without first party acknowledgement!  Oh well…I guess we can it’s just another normal week in ole’ River City.

“There’s something distasteful about bitchy and vindictive, like Plascencia; There’s something fun about bitchy and funny, that’s me.”  – Vivian

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “SCANDALOUS,” “NEGATIVE,” “WARPED,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “REPREHENSIBLE,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “INDECENT,” “REPUGNANT,””IMMORAL,” “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 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; yep he’s all into his abs and coffee 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The RAINCROSS Group Debate, Why won’t they air the debate video……. Because Vivian Moreno was the breakout candidate and Paul Davis was the aggressor…and their golden boy, Bailey, well……. 

The RAINCROSS Group’s golden boy, Mayor William Rusty Bailey, LOST the 2016 Charter Debate and now they are refusing to air it because of his failed performance.  I had a front row seat, Paul Davis took the right jab for the one-two comb punch then I took the straight-shot right to the truth.  

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Who are the people that call themselves the RAINCROSS Group?

RAINCROSS Group Mission Statement:  Behind every great city is a team of leaders that executes the vision and many followers who support the leader’s work. RAINCROSS strives to address the accountability mechanisms that make sure the leadership is on the right course. Our organizations strive to offer sound strategic support and oversight to keep our city on the right path.  Governance, which includes recruiting and development of new leaders on boards and commissions, monitoring systems and signaling mechanisms of transparency, and identifying critical quality of life to sustain higher standard of living.  Focusing on good governance ensures the success of leadership visions and the long term success of Riverside.

Listen I have watched this group lie, control, and try to manipulate the message of our corrupt government.  They have been in the drivers seat for the last 25 years, well then, they drove us right off the fiscal cliff.  We are in the worst fiscal condition in the history of Riverside, and according to their statement these people claim to have put us there.  This group is comprised of only those who claim to be the leaders, and those who are their followers. To belong to this group, you have to be invited.  People who think like this, is exactly what is wrong with this city.

I was looking forward to this debate because my message was the message that would expose the leadership of the RAINCROSS Group to the real truth about the city.  I knew that their elitist mentality couldn’t handle it.  It was going to be fun! Tuesday morning May 3rd I woke up early to get prepared for the debate at Charter Communication. This was the debate that was sponsored by the RAINCROSS Group, Charter Communications and the Press Enterprise.  I was ready and excited to attend. This debate would be televised in order to have a good account of the 2016 Mayorial candidates. We were all told to be there at 9 A.M. The debate started at 10 A.M.  I was there early and was ready to go.  I was greeted by some members of the RAINCROSS Group, Charter staff, and a Greater Riverside Chamber Staff member.  We were all instructed to wait in a conference room where they had a lovely breakfast spread.  Paul, Sally, Nancy, and myself were there on time. We all enjoyed pleasantries prior to the debate. There was no Bailey. His entourage gets there 15 minutes before we start, and he finally strolls in 10 minutes before the main event.

I have to ask, was Bailey’s staff there on City time campaigning for him?  Paul Davis’ staff was not there.  I asked about it later, and Paul’s camp said they were on city time, and it would appear to be a conflict if they attended the debate.  Again there are two sets of rules for Bailey and all others, and in his life he needs an entourage.

The actual debate started at about 10:20 A.M., we are on.  I was a bit nervous, but I knew the facts and issues surrounding the city really well, so I was ready to take on Paul and Rusty. When we were all finished, I was satisfied with my performance, as I’m sure Mr. Davis was with his. After the actual filming was done, moderator Brad Pomerance acknowledged each candidate.  Sally was first, he said “ Good Job,” then Paul, he said “ Good Job,” then Rusty, he winked at Rusty, then said  “Good job,” then it was Nancy, he said “ Good Job.”……. Now I am waiting for my hand shake and “Good Job,” instead!!!!!! Mr. Pomerance grabs my hand and stated very loudly for all to hear, “I like you, I really like you.”…. I WON!

Following the debate, I left after all was finished.  It was told to me later that Mr. Pomerance entered the room, and made a comment to the guests that were still there, that he was surprised with the performance of Vivian Moreno. The story goes that Gary Christmas from the RAINCROSS group mumbles something and then brushes me off…. OK Mr. Christmas, I brushed you and your RAINCROSS Group off a long time ago when you were the Measure A (the water measure) lying spokes person for your so called civic minded group.

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The Candidates were all told that the debate video would start airing Monday, May 9th.  After the 9th there was no airing, I e-mailed Brad Pomerance and he stated it would air Wednesday or Thursday of that week. Those days past, still no video! Today is Sunday May 15th, still  No Video Airing…..

Not airing this debate is offensive to the voters of Riverside and to all the candidates who participated in this forum. The RAINCROSS Group is part of the Special Interest problem in this city. Just look at their membership. This clearly demonstrates that they are trying to suppress and control the message, again. This debate was sponsored by the RAINCROSS Group, Charter Communications and the Press Enterprise.  Are they all involved in suppressing this message?

Just a quick note: Thirty Miles believes that Bailey will be running for John Tavaglione’s County Board of Supervisors seat in two years. Bailey is a career politician, Riversiders need to put him out of his misery.  VOTE ANYBODY BUT BAILEY!

What is also interesting is that Mayoral Candidate Vivian Moreno has a Mayoral Facebook site; but only Davis, Bailey and Melendez were listed as linked.

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Just for the record, Paul and Bailey, Do you know who is taking the “Vivian Moreno for Mayor” signs and replacing them with yours?  This is what the sign looks like.
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Don’t Forget to Vote Vivian Moreno for Riverside Mayor 2016!

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

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CROOKED..Rusty Bailey is the worst possible decision for the Taxpayers and Ratepayers of the City of Riverside.  We have already had  four years of unscrupulous behavior coming out of the mayors office. He and his cronies will try to purchase the office of Mayor so they can continue down the path of LYING , CHEATING and STEALING from the Ratepayers. Rusty Bailey’s so called  God Like Behavior has cost the taxpayer Millions in Lawsuits… PAUL DAVIS-MIKE SOUBIROUS-VALMOUNT GRAHAM.  Back in 2012 Mayor Bailey was blamed for diffusing a promotion of a Black RPD Police Officer by the name of Valmont Graham all because in reality he is nothing more than a spoiled brat, and if he doesn’t get his way, or someone tries to correct him, he will go after their integrity or try to get them fired.  His montra is Divide and TRY to Conquer.  It always backfires and ends up costing the taxpayer millions and he ends up looking like an ass.

He instigated the “investigation” of  Paul and Mike, an action that could have cost the city millions if they had each pursued more than their attorneys fees to clear their names. Bailey’s actions showed that his true intent was to try to remove Davis and Soubirous from office by slandering their names.  Then we see this, Councilman Mike Soubirous now endorsing Mayoral incumbent Rusty Bailey?  WHAAAAT??? How should the taxpayers read into this?  Politics as usual or an agreement in lieu of the debacle?

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But to be fair, there are two side of this story.  As TMC is told, Councilman Mike Soubirous, was willing to move forward, even with all that he had been through.  He endorsed Bailey in an effort to show the community that he was able to amend broken bridges.  Prior to this, he asked Paul Davis if he was running for the Mayor’s office.  He stated he wasn’t.  At the last minute, when Davis decided to run, Davis asked Soubirous for his endorsement, but he was already obligated to Bailey.

And having a citizen arrested for clapping in the City Hall chambers, the total tab for that exceeds $250,000 this includes the settlements and plaintiffs attorneys fees. Yep,,,he’s done a bang up job (for the millions he’s  wasted in taxpayers monies)… Time for a Change…

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The above document has been received by all candidates, which states City logos, emblems, insignias etc. cannot be used for political purposes.  Bailey’s Campaign Consultant Matt Rexroad, attempted to diffuse the seriousness of this action in the current Press Enterprise article by Alicia Robinson.  He states it’s common for candidates to use pictures with police in campaign fliers. Rexroad said he got the photo of Diaz with Bailey from Facebook, though he couldn’t recall whose page. He blurred or obscured the chief’s badge and city patch.  “If you look around you’ll see lots of campaign mailers with (pictures like) that on it,” he said.

Rexroad is from the Sacramento firm of Meridian Pacific and has over 20 years experience in politics, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California as well as a Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law. He is an active member of the California State Bar (and we know what a corrupt entity that is according to the response of the Greg Primos situation).  Mr. Rexroad was also County Supervisor for the Yolo, California.  During that time Mr. Rexroad’s name came up in a FCCP violation which was called by FCCP, a “money laundering operation.”  So I certainly do not buy the fact that the Bailey Camp, especially Mr. Rexroad,  is unaware of the rules and laws of which surround campaigning.

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Bailey knows the rules, but continues to break them.  He’s been down this road many times.  A seasoned politician who has entered into another predicament, not a First Amendments Right’s issue as before, but a campaign issue.  This time he knowingly used a photograph of Chief Sergio Diaz and himself in a campaign mailer.  In doing so generated a FPPC violation and an ethics complaint.  Diaz when notified initiated the following press release in response..  If these are the professional campaign consultants Rusty hired, they should be fired.  What another fine mess Mr. Bailey got himself into.

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Police are the employees of the public not the politician, therefore, inappropriate.  This would give the impression that Chief Law Enforcement Public Servant would be more likely to serve the politician rather than the public he has taken a sworn oath to uphold.

This same issue came up with the Councilman John Burnard campaign. Whereby he took a picture in front an RPD Police vehicle, which you can see, that the RPD Insignia had to be erased.  The second shows the City Emblem, which is illegal as all hell, which had to be removed from the site at the time he was running.  For fairness, both these images were immediately corrected by the Burnard Camp.  For the record, both these instances give the public a perception which may give an advantage to one politician, as oppose to another.  Burnard was new to the political game, but Bailey has family roots into this game, and should have known better. Thirty Miles does believe that Mr. Burnard will never do this again.

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Bailey is not one to care about how he intends to procure the position of the Mayor of Riverside.  When he ran back in 2012, he utilized TMC’s photographical property to use in a campaign mailer.  He never asked us for permission to use the photograph, or even offered to TMC the customary $5,000 license fee.  The first photograph shows the original taken by Thirty Miles staff photographer, the second shows the original Bailey campaign mailer, the third was TMC’s parody of his original campaign mailer done by one of our underpaid crack photo shop experts, who also free lances as TMC ‘ghost writer.’

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There are two sets of campaign rules, one for Bailey, and one for everybody else.  The last time Bailey ran for Mayor he also made a complaint to Diaz himself, with reference to his  Adkison’s campaign mailer, accusing him of using City resources.  This is the same thing that he is a being accused of.  Diaz, in this Gumport interview, on line 21, states he received a complaint from a member of the public.  That member of the public was sourced to have come from the Bailey campaign camp.

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OUR  ‘ghost writer’ also brought to the  attention of TMC that during the last campaign ‘LYING  Paul Davis’ supported and endorsed our dear CROOKED Mayor Rusty Bailey.  Councilman Paul Davis states:

“We know Rusty will do his best for Riverside, not the special interest.  His plan for job creation is just what the City needs now.”   – Paul Davis, Ward 4 Councilmember and Small Businessman.

Paul, did you believe all this, or was this a quid pro quo? Politics as usual in River City.

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What was the change of events that made you decide otherwise Paul?..  Mayor Bailey stated in his campaign that he would not be a part of the “status quo.”  IS HE A LIAR?  You decide, here is the evidence.. “Bailey is the Independent Voice for Riverside.” Really who believes that? bailey

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In the Email fiasco back in 2012, it was alleged that Bailey used emails considered State of California property to send campaign materials.  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”.  According to an article in the Press Enterprise, by Dan Bernstein, Bailey used Riverside Unified School Districts email addresses to send campaign literature regarding his mayoral candidacy.  Work emails are considered State property and not to be used for campaign activity.  According to the Kathy Allavie, he was exercising his free speech right.  Yes that is true, but utilizing the tools of public property for personal gain can be considered a violation of the State Constitution.  Or does anyone remember the use of “cold plates” on City vehicles driven by councilmembers back in 2010 as reported by the Press Enterprise?
 
Just for the record, Paul and Bailey, Do you know who is taking the “Vivian Moreno for Mayor” signs and replacing them with yours?  This is what the sign looks like.
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Don’t Forget to Vote Vivian Moreno for Riverside Mayor 2016!

TMC, RATED RIVERSIDE’S REGIONAL COUNTIES MOST, “NEGATIVE,” “RAUNCHY,” “LOW CLASS,” “VISIONS OF GRANDEUR,” “FULL OF B.S.,” “IGNORANT,” “MISGUIDED,” “BULLYISH,” “FILTHY,” “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