Raids cast shadow

Mayor John "JP" Pomierski was elected by Upland voters to save the city from the verge of bankruptcy. Full Story
Angela Duits

Pomona, CA

#1 Jul 11, 2010
Regarding John Pomierski, his wife is Kimberly Borba Pomierski. She is a graduate of 1974 class of Pomona Catholic Girls High School and attended Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo. Her father is George Borba, Chino Valley Portuguese dairyman. Very little was stated about her background. We attended 12 years of grammar and high school together. Kimberly Borba Pomierski' father, Geoge Borba Sr. had 5 kids; four girls first and then the boy, Geoge Jr. Her father was prominent in establishing the original Chino Valley Bank in the mid 1970s now Citizens Business Bank.

Angela Duits,
former Chino Valley Dairyman's daughter
dumbfoundedinupl and

Yorba Linda, CA

#2 Jul 11, 2010
So the mayor thinks the Colonies is a godsend? He forced it on the residents after receiving contributions from the developers. And the revenue? Coming in one hand and going out the other to pay for lawyers and the residents share of the $100 million "settlement" (payoff).

In conversations with our trash company, I have been told that Upland has one of the highest rates of all the cities they serve.

And how about the huge water increases over the last few years.

JP has been sniffing too much concrete dust. Typical Chicago racketerr. What a moron
Julio

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#3 Jul 11, 2010
So the fire unions have had 10 raises since JP has been on board? JP learned who the political powerbrokers are in the community which included fire unions. It would have been no loss if the Upland firefighters had gone elsewhere. There are plenty of people wanting to be firefighters in the community who can't break into this closely knit union. So basicaly, JP just cost the city more.

It is unfortunate that normal business has to be tainted with the corrupt practices of power-greedy politicians. The reason JP raisd $600,000 is because he helped all his buddies make lots of money. Pure and simple. It's all about the money.
Joey

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#4 Jul 11, 2010
Pomierski, Biane, Wapner, Willis, Ovitt etal ALL have the attitude that the END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS. So the Colonies are a great project even though the county gives away $102 million of taxpayer monies to their cronies. All of these rats are related whether in neighboring cities or at the county. If you are on JP's team it includes fellows like the ones named above. The end does not justify the means. We would have been better off with no Colonies development and honest government. This thinking that crime pays, so long as we get a nice development project is partly what lead to the mentality of corruption in this region. Upland and the neighboring cities desperately need term limits and strict, enforceable and transparent campaign finance laws.

Unless this is done we will just end up with more JP's in the future. The system allows for this as they only way to run is to have the BIG money behind you. The average, honest, intelligent citizen can't compete against someone who has raised $600,000 in tainted funds. Tainted meaning that the money was really a quid pro quo.

The political path that Upland, the county and its neighboring cities have been on is truly a shame.
SamCU

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#5 Jul 11, 2010
The reason JP has raised over $600,000 is because he is a BIG crook. And business people know that if they want to play -- they have to pay. JP is in bed with all the local crooks in his town. And, JP believed, with all the money he raised that he was untouchable. I am surprised that he hasn't hired a PR person, with his campaign funds, to spin the FBI
investigation.

His good friend and campaign contributor, Mark Leggio, received a sentence for campaign contribution violations among other things. His other campaign contributor, Burum, is under investigation by the state attorney general and the DA. Gee, it looks like Chicago business as usual.
BelmontMOM

Rockingham, NC

#6 Jul 11, 2010
Sounds about as crooked as our previous governor and his wife. It never ends. 2012 is nearing so we must vote these morons out and pray our Nation goes back to what our forefathers initiated many many years ago. Until that happens,, i'm afraid we're doomed.
Pompus

Fontana, CA

#7 Jul 11, 2010
JP is in big trouble. Period.
Pompus

Fontana, CA

#8 Jul 11, 2010
Was JP arrested on June 10th?
D Durando

La Verne, CA

#9 Jul 11, 2010
The Colonies are a retail eyesore in a residential corridor that has done nothing but accelerate the collapse of Upland's stretch of Foothill Blvd. Far more attention should have been paid to this existing retail corridor.
JOHN

AOL

#10 Jul 11, 2010
Pompus wrote:
Was JP arrested on June 10th?
I love the uninformed who blog...you say, "JP is in big trouble", yet its obvious that you now very little! There were,"NO" arrests on June 10th!!
Pompus

Fontana, CA

#11 Jul 11, 2010
JOHN wrote:
<quoted text>
I love the uninformed who blog...you say, "JP is in big trouble", yet its obvious that you now very little! There were,"NO" arrests on June 10th!!
The rumor among many is that he was arrested. Thank you for the clarification. I assume you are "in the know"?

My opinion is that "JP is in big trouble" 40 FBI/IRS/ABC agents secure City Hall, search his home and businesses of his friends. He should have learned to play nice.
Pompus

Fontana, CA

#12 Jul 11, 2010
JOHN wrote:
<quoted text>
I love the uninformed who blog...you say, "JP is in big trouble", yet its obvious that you now very little! There were,"NO" arrests on June 10th!!
Did you intend to write "know very little" vs "now very little"?
claremont

Upland, CA

#13 Jul 11, 2010
Didn't the mayor recently secure a position for one of his unemployed brothers at Burrtec Waste?
Rufus T Firefly

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#14 Jul 11, 2010
Boy, thought that article was never going to end!
ONT

San Diego, CA

#15 Jul 12, 2010
Angela Duits wrote:
Regarding John Pomierski, his wife is Kimberly Borba Pomierski. She is a graduate of 1974 class of Pomona Catholic Girls High School and attended Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo. Her father is George Borba, Chino Valley Portuguese dairyman. Very little was stated about her background. We attended 12 years of grammar and high school together. Kimberly Borba Pomierski' father, Geoge Borba Sr. had 5 kids; four girls first and then the boy, Geoge Jr. Her father was prominent in establishing the original Chino Valley Bank in the mid 1970s now Citizens Business Bank.
Angela Duits,
former Chino Valley Dairyman's daughter
And?
Cat Lover Claremont CA

Upland, CA

#16 Jul 14, 2010
Angela Duits wrote:
Regarding John Pomierski, his wife is Kimberly Borba Pomierski. She is a graduate of 1974 class of Pomona Catholic Girls High School and attended Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo. Her father is George Borba, Chino Valley Portuguese dairyman. Very little was stated about her background. We attended 12 years of grammar and high school together. Kimberly Borba Pomierski' father, Geoge Borba Sr. had 5 kids; four girls first and then the boy, Geoge Jr. Her father was prominent in establishing the original Chino Valley Bank in the mid 1970s now Citizens Business Bank.
Angela Duits,
former Chino Valley Dairyman's daughter
And your point is?????
Glad to be out of Upland

Oakland, CA

#17 Jan 24, 2014
I knew JP when he thought he was a big shot in Upland. Now he is an ex con. You see...what goes around certainly does go around. You treat people like shit and the same will come around to you. When I heard he was going to prison I laughed out loud all day. I am so thankful that he finally received his just due. He caused me and a lot of my friends so much grief and trouble with his harassing, extortion, threatening, and out of control demeanor.

My only hope is that he got fucked up the ass by those at Taft and that it hurt like hell. Now that is true justice!!!!!

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