Now a second complaint alleging violation of City Charter 407 came in, this time it’s against Councilman Paul Davis. Less than a week ago, a complaint came against Councilman Mike Soubirous. It seems that the powers that be continue in their attempt to get back to a 7-0 team player vote. We are assuming that the $16,000.00 Team Motivator/Psychologist isn’t working. It’s clear by the information provided, that Davis was targeted at least on two facts, the work performance of the City Manager Scott Barber and what Davis said in testimony in the Raychele Sterling Case, which may not have made the City Attorney Greg Priamos look so good.
COUNCILMAN PAUL DAVIS
When you view the overall pictorial of both Councilman, you cannot rule out a conspiratorial aspect by some of the usual suspects. Just weeks ago Chief Financial Officer Brent Mason presented to City Council and spoke on how we will have a budget shortfall. They continue to frivously spend tax payer monies in an effort to support their enormous egos and defend there inadvertent liabilities. We must also ask the question, who are the players and what could they have to lose.
Just in September of 2012, City Manager Scott Barber decided to take his City Manager hat off and play Council by authorizing a change order of $2.5 million without council authority for the Fox Performance Plaza. He brought the issue to Council and basically appeared they would rubber stamp the idea, after-the-fact. Had this type of shenanigans been done before by the prior City Manager? The City Manager’s discretionary spending cap is at $50,000.00, anything over that amount must go to council. Certainly violated the Charter Amendment. What made Barber think that he had the authority to act as an elect and ferret it out without them? A complaint should have been filed against him with Human Resources, and Council should have fired him immediately.
Do we have a rogue staff? City Attorney Greg Priamos gives the order to Officer Sahagun to arrest public speaker Karen Wright for going over the 3 minute mark, then lies about having any part of it, until exposed by Sahagun’s police report. He calls the report inaccurate, then rescinds his comment when he receives a letter from the Police Officers Association resulting in an appology to the public at City Council. But I regress, there’s a double standard regarding the 3 minute rule? While former Mayor Ron Loveridge is allowed to go over the 3 minute mark and the buzzard turned off, and no arrest, why are others at a whim being arrested? Even RUSD Mike Fine went over the 3 minute rule and it was simply okay. So we target, retaliate and financially shake down those who practice their 1st amendment right of free speech in a public forum. This is as off beaten as City Attorney Greg Priamos writing a book on ethics and giving a course in ethics to council. Isn’t that “the pot calling the kettle black?” Therefore, Priamos must have taken a course in governmental ethics somewhere in order to have the knowledge to provide it. Where did Priamos take his course? The laughs are never ending in the on going reality melodrama “As River City Turns.”
Responsible legal advice by our City Attorney is pertinent to decrease the liabilities of the taxpayer. But we have seen, it may have been the case as in the Moreno Law Suite which addressed violations of Proposition 218 by the City of Riverside. Further, the city’s approach to the campaign as in conflict of interest mailers in the Measure A campaign as well as the Measure V campaign, whereby taxpayer monies from the general fund are utilized, for what the city states are “informational purposes.”
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Though the Supreme Court stated that “a special edition created and sent to would-be voters, specifically because of the upcoming election,” is improper campaign activity. I guess Priamos does what is necessary for the greater good of those who feed off city revenues.
Councilman Steve Adams recently spoke of witnessing undo influence within the RFP (Request For Proposal) process, which in turn a formal Ethics Complaint was made, which resulted in complaint being unfounded. But when you look at the Ethics Complaint process, one can see that process is set up to result in a favorable finding for the defendant, just by default. Was a city paid investigator hired to investigate this? Do we pick and choose opportunistically when such activity becomes politically advisable. Who would play the role of the consigliere, possibly someone with a law degree? Will these complaints lead new Councilman Jim Perry taking this as a message to not divert course?
In both the Davis and Soubirous case, the PE reports that all emails have been requested in which referenced Barbers “employment status.” This is telling; what happened between these two council people and the City Manager? Another question, could it have been the connection between families which include Councilman Mac Arthur, Mayor Bailey and Albert Webb, of Webb Engineering? Webb contracts were brought in the Raychele Sterling Case.
We certainly would now have to consider if these city employees filed they’re complaints on the they’re own volition, or did they have encouragement, or were they promised promotion? Plausible denial by some of the usual suspects may give us more thought to a theoretical conspiracy in this matter.
The fact that Councilmen Soubirous and Davis called for a forensic audit for transparency and accountability, IS exactly why these two councilmen are being investigated. These two men ask the tough questions on our behalf. City Hall status-quo do not want a forensic audit. Councilmen MacArthur and Perry do not want a forensic audit. Councilmen Gardner and Adams appear to not want a forensic audit. Councilman Melendrez is undetermined. A forensic audit is what is needed at Riverside City Hall. – Donald Herman Gallegos, Commenter on the PE
UPDATE: 05.05.2014: CALIFORNIA FRIENDS OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CAUCUS OUTRAGED!
The Riverside African-American Community and Law Enforcement are outraged with Riverside NAACP President, Woody Rucker-Hughess over Riverside District Attorney Paul Zellerbach to receive the prestiges Drum Major Award May 14, 2014. The California Friends of the African-American Caucus are asking Ms. Rucker-Hughes to rescind the award to Paul Zellerbach after he was caught twice removing campaign signs of his opponent Mike Hestrin last month. President William Hutchinson of the Palm Springs Police Officer’s Association read a statement to the press which describes Zellerbach taking down signs, using a County vehicle and the assistance of a county employee, his retaliation after getting caught of the veteran law enforcement officer and his family.
Is it because Woody and Paul sing the same tune and dance the same steps? DA Mr. “Z” obviously is enjoying himself! Maybe we have something here folks, the dance styling”s of Woody & Paul…
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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. NOW TAGGED LOCAL BLOGGERS OR LOCAL MEDIA? RATED ONE TWO ONE STAR OUT OF FIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL RATINGS.. TMC IS NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON FILE WITH ZELLERBACH’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