Council Member Jerry Franchville:
Posted in the Hemet Forum
#1 Jun 3, 2011
Why did the taxpayers buy the potato shed for a rumored 2million $ and lease it back to the same co. for a few bucks per year all the while cutting services to the same taxpayers ?
#2 Jun 3, 2011
Wondering: You post this question under the heading Jerry Franchville, but your question has nothing to do with him. The potato shed purchase was made by the prior council before Franchville was elected. The potato shed is one example of how the prior council spent and wasted Hemet's $10 million surplus. Lori Van Arsdale, former council member, is/was also a real estate agent and Hemet thought purchasing land at an inflated price was a good idea. Hemet made other bad land deals to include the property where Fire Station #5 was. This property is riddled with earthquake faults and can not be built on. These deals were bartered with the prior council who no longer have to face responsibily for thier mistakes (because the people elected them out).
#3 Jun 3, 2011
The city council needs to get real on what it is paying the top positions in the city of Hemet for a city that the medium income for a famley is around $45,000 a year it is completely insane to be paying the city manager $225,000.00 a year plus another $85,000.00 in benifits and then supply him with an asst. Making.almost the same to do his work..... You ask the people of Hemet to pay this insane salary plus equily insane salrys to other top positions in the city and at the same time you are paying the real workers under $50,000.00 a year and cutting services to the people of Hemet so the very few top big wigs in the city can live the life we can only dream about and please I'm not talking about the fire dept or the police dept they are the two departments that we need the most ..... It's the rest of the city we need to look at we should be paying a top salary of no more than $75,00.00 a year with min benefits ... And you know what there plenty and I mean plenty of compadent people that could and would do a great job for the people of Hemet.... We can not afford to pay a few top managers and department heads insane salrys......
#4 Jun 3, 2011
The city has nearly $10 million in property that they have bought along the railroad tracks in hopes of attracting Metrolink to Hemet. It is a waste of money and would only bring more inner-city scum to Hemet if it ever did happen. Our leaders have failed once again.
#5 Jun 3, 2011
Again, none of this has anything to do with Frenchville
#6 Jun 3, 2011
Franchville being a full-time employee (was it investigator or inspector??) of Riverside County Sheriff's Dept may have something to do with the current "gutting" of Hemet PD, though.
Lots of big things are in the offing for Hemet.
PD, Fire, and the everyday services provided by Hemet may soon be "owned" by outside "for-profit" companies, at the expense of Hemet Citizens.
And at the expense of Hemet Citizen's services, and the fair pricing of those services. Non-profit services, I will add, that all citizens of Hemet have enjoyed for many years (100 years for PD and Fire!) and may have been just "taken for granted".
Once the "private" and "for-profit" contractors have gained a monopoly on this entire valley, do you think they will NOT conspire to raise rates everywhere?
If so, you are a fool.
Service will drop, and rates will rise if a for-profit company takes over ANY aspect of Hemet's own in-house, non-profit agencies. Not only in Hemet, but throughout The Valley, simply because there will be no more comparisons to be made. No "standards" set by a great old Hemet, whose residents CHOSE to have their own services, A LONG TIME AGO!
If there is a change to be made, I suggest it goes to a VOTE by Hemet Citizens, not decided behind closed doors, by the supposed "power brokers" in order to line their pockets with kickbacks!
#7 Jun 5, 2011
"wondering" has a good point, even it is "off-topic".
Who pays the insurance bill for this buildng, or series of buildings erected a LONG TIME AGO?
If, for example, these "potato sheds" should collapse, and injure people inside, who would hold the bill?
Are these buldings insured against this same scenario, or an earthquake?
I guess Larry Minor's Insurance Company will step up and take care of this, RIGHT?
Current city council may not be the fault of the original deal, but they should have done some research on this, and found a way around it. Like maybe their highly-paid attorney, Eric Vail? et-al?
Oh, wait, Vail is too busy helping some council members sell the City to the "lowest bidder"!
Nice that 3 of 5 Hemet council members will get their pension benefits, while they try to deny benefits to others!
They got theirs, Fu*# everyone else!
#8 Jun 6, 2011
people hate french fry because he's a lying, self serving, obviously in love with himself jack wad. but he's got a lot of company up on the bench, everyone knows french fry would not be on the council if it wasn't for john petty propping him up like a stuffed doll.
same thing for useless yousef, he's a petty product and has no earthly clue about much. he is literally a pod person that just blankly nods his head as he's told.
now you have smith up there with them, petty has to go have a cigarete because he's so "happy".
i wonder how it must feel to have to live with denial of the hatred that ordinary people have of you because you are someone's puppet, and have no value or trustworthiness of your own.
do they look in the mirror and despise themselves for selling what little integrity they may have once had for a fifteen minute spot of attention? do they not realize they are the kings of nothing?
are their self esteems really so low that being king of a vacant ghetto that they are creating worth more than being a productive member of a decent world?
how is it that these guys can walk around telling themselves that they are not laughingstocks in their own world?
#9 Jun 6, 2011
Last I checked 3 out of the 5 have Private Jobs... no pensions there. You must be a public employee...
#10 Jun 6, 2011
The city actually has around $60 million in their property portfolio.
#11 Jun 6, 2011
Right, but Franchville is playing right along, and choosing not to change anything that would make a real difference in Hemet.
I hope his grandchildren will be proud that he was on the same ticket with an African-Amaerican and a woman running for President of the USA in the 2008 election, as this is why he decide to run for city council.
Talk about a great reason to get into politics, as he was never interested in running for public office before!
Well, there's that, and then there's the fact that he is a full-time employee of RSO, and would like contract Hemet PD to RSO in a heartbeat, if he could. That would make him some kind of hero to RSO, if they weren't laying off cops EVERYWHERE they serve, or increasing their rates yearly to "covered" communities!
Anyone smell a conflict of interests here?
Please watch the video of Jerry Franchville's "State of the City Address" to the citizens of Hemet who paid to watch this debacle. I was there, and it was embarrassing!
#12 Jun 7, 2011
Franchville, RSO, CALPERS Police retirement. Foreman, Hemet PD, CALPERS Police retirement. Krupa, teacher, CALPERS retirement.
Am I missing something?
#13 Jun 14, 2011
"triton", I'm waiting...
#14 Jun 15, 2011
Actually, Krupa's retirement would be through CalSTRS.
#15 Jun 15, 2011
You're right, P Serpico. I have been corrected. Still a "public employee" retirement, right? Or similar? What is the difference?
#16 Jun 16, 2011
Yes, CalSTRS is the state teacher's retirement fund.
#17 Jun 23, 2011
hes a real dumb person. hes full of himself and hes trying to be a crook with the rest of the city.
#18 Jun 26, 2011
Watch the "State of the City" address! Don't miss the end, where he gives his wife an award for dealing with his dumb ass for so long! She is a cutie, but.....
Afterward, he tried to make the city pay for the award to his wife...what a JOKE!
#19 Jun 26, 2011
A joke? Actually it is a CRIME. And since he is an active duty POLICE OFFICER it's not only abuse under the color of authority, petit theft, a gift of public funds (which is a crime) and so forth and so on, but the fact is that only intervention by city staffers kept him from actually charging the city for his wife's "award."
That he is as dumb as Gomer Pyle is evident.
That he is stupid enough to literally attempt to commit a crime and TELL YOU ABOUT IT expecting to be applauded is something that you will have to blame yourself for.
After all, ALL OF YOU are letting him get away with it.
Try walking into Stater Brothers and tell the manager and all the customers that you are going to walk out with twenty dollars worth of whatever. BECAUSE your family member is a checker, so you DESERVE it for supporting them.
See how far out the door you get.
#20 Jun 26, 2011
On October 20, 2009 the Hemet City Planning Commission (Chaired by Larry Smith) approved a plan for a 49 bed hospital to be built on a former Wal-Mart site in Hemet, California. The applicant was Peter J. Mort, attorney for Dr. Kali P. Chaudhuri and representative for Latham Management & Consulting Services, Inc..
Mortís former law partner is William Thomas, General Counsel for the KPC Group in Riverside, California. KPC is owned by Chaudhuri.
A major player in the design and presentation of this project was John Petty, a Riverside County Planning Commissioner. At the time, Petty was acting as an exclusive contractor / employee of Kali Chaudhuri.
Less than one year later, Petty became the Campaign Manager for Larry Smith, currently a City Council Member for the City of Hemet. Petty was also the Campaign Manager for Smithís sister-in-law, Joyce Thibodeaux, who was a Hemet City Council candidate.
In 2008, John Petty was the Campaign Manager for Robert Youssef and Jerry Franchville. Both were elected to the Hemet City Council in 2008. The largest campaign contributor to the campaigns of Youssef and Franchville was Hemet Community Medical Group, a medical group owned by Chaudhuri.
Petty was also the Campaign Manager for several candidates running for council seats in the neighboring community of San Jacinto.
Interestingly enough, these candidates are on the Administrative Board of the Assembly of God Church in San Jacinto, California. These candidates are : Wes Ingle, Scott Miller, and Mark Bartell. Miller is an Associate Pastor at the church. Larry Smith and Robert Youssef are also members of the Administrative Staff at the church.
Each of these candidates received campaign contributions from Petty.
Also of interest is the realignment of Hwy. 79 through the San Jacinto Valley. Chaudhuri owns several large parcels of real estate that will be taken or condemned as a result of the realignment. These entitlements would make Chaudhuriís land worth millions of dollars.
These realignment plans were approved by the Riverside County Planning Commission and the Hemet City Planning Commission (John Petty & Larry Smith).
Kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?
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