Leaving Hemet and the San Jacinto Val...

Leaving Hemet and the San Jacinto Valley?

Created by Grandma on Jul 31, 2010

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Hemet Person

Murrieta, CA

#21 Aug 4, 2010
Hemet Trash and Water are enterprise accounts. They are limited on the amount of money that they can make. It can only cover costs and a small profit. If it were privatized and sold, the company could increase fees and make a ton of money and pay a portion to the city for the contract. It is a HUGE money cow that has been untouched because of Robin.
San Jackker

Hemet, CA

#22 Aug 4, 2010
perspective wrote:
Contracting Police and Fire almost always costs more, because the County raises it's fee every year, or they decrease services.
And from what I know, Hemet Trash actually makes money for the city, until they are raided for money for other purposes. Supposedly, their funds are not to be used for certain things, but it does happen. There is always a way of sneaking around regulations, and some people are very good at it!
You are very right. I was reading the City of San Jacinto's current budget and their cost for police services has increased almost 50% in the last 5 years!

http://www.ci.san-jacinto.ca.us/city-govt/pdf...

Check Page 62.
Recall watcher

Hilo, HI

#23 Aug 4, 2010
San Jackker wrote:
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You are very right. I was reading the City of San Jacinto's current budget and their cost for police services has increased almost 50% in the last 5 years!
http://www.ci.san-jacinto.ca.us/city-govt/pdf...
Check Page 62.
The police expenditures is reported on Pg. 65 and the increase is more in the range of 60%-61% over the past 5 years. And that's for about the same amount of service except these guys are bigger idiots!
Pretty_Poison

Burbank, CA

#24 Aug 4, 2010
Contracting and outsourcing is what got this country in the crap hole shape it is in. Then they want to tax us more ...stop raising taxes, cut deeply in some of the programs.

Heck when was the last time you picked up something to buy and IT WAS NOT made in China??

I am all for cutting welfare and immigration. Welfare should be two years, and then your cut off. You can't expect tax payers to keep supporting you.

We need to cut a HUGE chunk out of prison reform. We have so many people in prisons, the prisons have become gangs within gangs. It is terrible. We have got to do something, extreme with this problem. We can't continue building prisons in California and hiring people . Do you know there are prisons in other states, just sitting empty?
hemet fish KILLER

Murrieta, CA

#25 Aug 4, 2010
this town is screwed up all the SCUM from LA and illegals from mexico are here now.drive down oakland and see the ghetto.this towns FULL of drugs.
wtf

Jamestown, TN

#26 Nov 30, 2010
Yeah, digging this up. Hemet City Council is considering contracting trash collection out. They have even hired a firm to look into the benefits/losses of this. How much are they (you) paying for another "comparison study" that will yeild the same results?

Hemet's solid refuse dept. makes money for the City, end of story.(that is if it's not robbed for funds!)

If you pay $17.00 per month for trash collection from Hemet, your monthly rate will go to at least $25.00 per month for CR&R/Waste Management. Plus, all the "free" services, like "specials week", picking up missed/late stops and servicing all the City functions (like "Hemet Beuatiful", the ballfields at Diamond Valley, the parades, etc.) are gone. Outside contractors will charge extra for these.

Look at what you have now, and be appreciative of all the free "extras" the City provides.

Plus, think of this, if the City were to raise their collection rates to be "comparable" to outside contractors, Hemet Solid Refuse Collection is a real bargain! And a money-making enterprise for Hemet.

Let's compare apples to apples, and see who provides the best service for the dollar spent.

I think that if Hemet Refuse were allowed to raise their rates to "comparable" services, it would be a much more viable enterprise.

I would also like to see Hemet's Refuse Department be able to bid on this job.

If it's going out to bid, let's include all capable contenders!
love it or leave

United States

#27 Nov 30, 2010
if anyone doesn't like Hemet, please get on florida ave in either direct west or east and keep the f*ck driving..

buh bye losers who can't hack it! good riddance scum.
ehmy

Stanton, CA

#29 Dec 6, 2010
im moving out of this town in a couple of months. i was born and raised here, but its just time to leave. it just seems hemet is going to grow into a high crime city, i know its only going to get worse. hemet is full of ignorant people. skinheads, speed/heroin addicts, prostitutes, gangs haha the list goes on. hemet needs its pride back, it needs its true comminity to rally, to speakout!!
Leaving Las Vegas

Perris, CA

#30 Dec 7, 2010
ehmy wrote:
im moving out of this town in a couple of months. i was born and raised here, but its just time to leave. it just seems hemet is going to grow into a high crime city, i know its only going to get worse. hemet is full of ignorant people. skinheads, speed/heroin addicts, prostitutes, gangs haha the list goes on. hemet needs its pride back, it needs its true comminity to rally, to speakout!!
Many of our friends, San Jacinto Valley "movers and shakers" have already moved on. Lifers, like yourself, born and raised here, can see the writing on the wall. Corrupt city officials and developers have turned this valley upside down. This once wholesome, agricultural, farming, retiree and family friendly community has been exploited by the County of Riverside. Hemet cannot rally to your challenge and take its pride back. You are absolutely right - "its just time to leave."

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#31 Dec 9, 2010
I grew up in Hemet and returned home last year with my family to care for my parents. I can tell you in the year and a half we lived in Hemet it changed before our very eyes, in only that time. I knew we weren't moving to the same Hemet from the late 80's when I left for college, but damn, to watch it continue to get worse and worse in the short time we lived here was amazing. And it still continues. I couldn't talk my father into moving with us, but I had to get my kids out of there. The schools have gotten horrible, and I don't mean the teachers. I wish I could take them with us, but the student population is driving the system down. Drugs present at school, check. Fights on and off campus over race, creed, and color, check. Weapons being displayed to my daughter at middle school and reporting it to see the same student the very next day at school, check. Large/Loud inappropriate classroom enviornment, check. I truly do feel for the great teachers of the HUSD.

We moved just down the road to Murrieta, and yes I know it has it's problems too, but Holy [email protected], it is a huge difference at school. My girls are enjoying it and constantly compare it to the experience they had in Hemet. Do I think I found a permanent place to live, I hope so, but I know you can only run from the problems Hemet faces. It is everywhere, I just hope it last a few more years to get my girls safely off to college. And yes, moving 13 miles down the road has made a world of difference.

So the long and short of my story, GET OUT IF YOU CAN! I tried to make a difference in the short time I was back, reporting the hookers, obvious drug deals, people breaking into vehicles, suspicious activity. And yes HPD would roll and caught some of the criminals. But as a friend who works law enforcement in town has stated, there is just too much and they keep coming. I honestly hope it gets better some day, but it will never recover. The towns that were once the arm pit of the IE even look down on Hemet. Sorry Hemet, I gave it a shot.
wtf

Jamestown, TN

#32 Dec 10, 2010
HPD is overwhelmed, and understaffed, as far as cops on the streets are concerned. There are LOTS of HPD sitting in offices, instead of patrolling the streets. NOW is the time to focus on stopping street-level crimes, and cut out the BS "desk drivers" who earn 150k plus per year!

Do you all know that there are only 5 or 6 cops on patrol at any given time?

That is UNACCEPTABLE in a town of 70,000 residents, especially with the amount of lowlife scum who have recently moved here from the "ganglands" of SD or LA.

Yeah, City Council, let's have MORE Section 8 housing, because that's what we need! More of that, please!

Larry Smith. Online BS degree from a non-existant "college". Proponent of MORE Section 8 housing. As DIRTY as the day is long. Good choice, Hemet!

Sorry you were all fooled..........

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#34 Dec 11, 2010
Daisy wrote:
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Curious...what schools did your children attend? I don't mind Hemet, but we are looking to get out because I don't like the high schools here. And from what I understand, the high schools in Menifee are not much better.
Daisy- My kids attended DVMS and WV. They attend Dorothy McElhinney MS/Vista Murrieta HS now. I can't speak to the Menifee schools, but we are very pleased with Murrieta.
Again, we loved the teachers, it was just the impact of the student population. We were very fortunate that they weren't caught up in anything, both are good kids, but they shouldn't have to spend their day avoiding little banger wanna be's. Trust me there are some at VMHS, but nothing like WVHS. All it took was going to a VMHS football game after attending almost all the WVHS home games to see the huge difference in school spirit and student behavior. We didn't want to leave Hemet and the kids didn't either, made a lot of good friends. It was tough, but we all very pleased with the move.
Truth B Known

Murrieta, CA

#35 Dec 13, 2010
perspective wrote:
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I don't live in Hemet, but I work there. Every day, when I leave Hemet, I am thankful. Hemet used to be a neat old town, but has been over-run by drug dealers, gangsters, and hookers. City council is no help--they would rather pay upper-level city hall, police and fire "officials" WAY too much, while decreasing police officers "on the streets", thereby running this town into the ground!
Come on, city council, wake up and spend the money where it is needed!
The 10 million dollar library was a good choice, Robin Lowe! NOT!
I wonder how well your feeble husband is being paid by the city?(By the way, I do know, just asking if you think that his pay is fair?) I wonder if he passed a physical exam before he got his city job? I would highly doubt that one, based on his "non-job", and how much he struggles to even live and breathe. Maybe if he would cut back on the smoking and drinking some?
Why do you need overlapping health insurance provided by the city for both of you?
When you are both done raping the CALPERS system with your hefty retirement payments, there will probably be nothing left for the "real" workers in the city to retire on.
Not to mention all the money you have "laundered" through Petty, Valley Restart, and your "concern for older people" scam (I can't recall what you called that one). You remember---it's the one you were charged with tax evasion for! Got off scot-free on that one, didn't you?
How about the Davidson firing and payoff?
I've also heard that you are currently, or have been trying in the past, to contract to Waste Management for another payoff, no doubt!
The "queen" who used to defend public works is now trying to contract out? There must be a payout involved.
OK, I'm done. If anyone out there knows how to get this statement to Robin Lowe, please do so.
I just hope she is lurking here somewhere, and gets the message!
People need to learn why Hemet is so full of paroles and criminals. Unfortunately, we ended up with a city counsel that didn't care whether it improved Hemet and made it user friendly or not. Their motives were self-serving and self-motivated. Cheapen real estate, and you can co-op purchase property then take out grants to help 'rehab' paroles by housing them on your property. This law needs to be changed.
Natraz

Murrieta, CA

#36 Dec 13, 2010
wtf wrote:
HPD is overwhelmed, and understaffed, as far as cops on the streets are concerned. There are LOTS of HPD sitting in offices, instead of patrolling the streets. NOW is the time to focus on stopping street-level crimes, and cut out the BS "desk drivers" who earn 150k plus per year!
Do you all know that there are only 5 or 6 cops on patrol at any given time?
That is UNACCEPTABLE in a town of 70,000 residents, especially with the amount of lowlife scum who have recently moved here from the "ganglands" of SD or LA.
Yeah, City Council, let's have MORE Section 8 housing, because that's what we need! More of that, please!
Larry Smith. Online BS degree from a non-existant "college". Proponent of MORE Section 8 housing. As DIRTY as the day is long. Good choice, Hemet!
Sorry you were all fooled..........
Please go apply at another city and get lost.
KEEP FAT HOOKERS

United States

#37 Dec 14, 2010
People please come to your senses. Hemet is HEAVEN but for the sake of GOD my friends please leave the fat hookers alone.

Those girls need at least 6000 calories daily and how are they going to go legit and make enough money to feed themselves.

PLEASE DEAR GOD AND LORD ABOVE ALMIGHTY, LEAVE THE FAT HOOKERS ALONE!

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#39 Dec 15, 2010
FAA wrote:
What about the skinny ones?
There are skinny ones?......oh just must not have to walk as much or last as long...they probably get picked up quick.....all the ones I have seen could double as OmpaLumpas if they were a little oranger with green hair....wait strike that....I think I saw one with green hair the other day, just orange I guess.
MORE phat hoes

United States

#41 Dec 16, 2010
yep, once again as my family drove down florida we saw hookers. just who exactly touches these skanks? desperate lonely losers maybe....

oh well, i took my family to our paid off home and checked in to see the values of my other properties and said "YEPPERZ GOD BLESS US HARD WORKING SMART AMERICANS AS WE RULE THE WORLD"
wtf

Jamestown, TN

#42 Dec 16, 2010
Natraz wrote:
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Please go apply at another city and get lost.
What are you even TRYING to say? Sorry for you.
ljsau

Hacienda Heights, CA

#43 Jan 4, 2011
who would want to stay with larry smith in the city council?
damitjanet

Los Angeles, CA

#44 Jan 10, 2011
I moved here from Orange County in 2007 because I retired in 2002 and care for my elderly/disabled mom, and thought we would be able to better afford housing, utilities, property taxes here. I have been a homeowner in O.C. for 35 years and my mother has had to reverse mortgage our home due to the extremely high property taxes, utilities and some poor choices on our part. It seems I will be another homeless Hemet person once my mother passes. I also received pay for caring for my mother in O.C., but not here; this county is so poor and the s*&( runs downhill. I am stuck here until my mother passes or, more likely, I do before her! I can't find a decent job since moving here, my car and home have been burglarized, soaring gas prices preclude me from going very far, and I have lost most of my close friends in O.C. because it is so difficult to keep in touch. They don't want to come 65 miles to see us because the town is depressing and the only excitement is the ripoff Indian casino. I am depressed much of the time, but need to keep going. I have faith that something has to break for us and hope things will get better. I can just put one foot in front of the other and keep job hunting and hope the economy turns around soon. I don't like all the panhandlers always asking for money but, mostly, hope I do not become one. Count your blessings and find beauty wherever you are or whatever situation you are in. It is there if you look hard enough.

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