Thursday, July 16, 2015

Breaking: City of Sierra Madre Public Works Head Refuses To Accept GemCoins for Water Bill Payments

"Backed by amber mine"
We were given a privileged look at the following email exchange yesterday, and felt that it is our duty to share this information with you as quickly as possible. Apparently Bruce Inman, Director of Public Works, let it be known on Wednesday that Sierra Madre water customers will not be allowed to pay their water bills with GemCoins. I'd hoped this would be a City Council level decision, and it is possible that Mr. Inman has jumped his pay grade a little with this rather arbitrary call. Hopefully it is a matter that will be agendized for full City Council consideration soon. Personally, and given this city's financial condition, I don't see how we can be expected to wait much longer.

Here is that email exchange:


No word on how Elisa Cox reacted upon hearing this news. Nor has Arcadia City Councilmember John Wuo replied to any of our requests for his special insider insight on GemCoins and on-line water bill payments.

We remain undaunted however, and will have more news on this matter just as soon as it becomes available.

Bloomberg Businessweek Investigating USFIA/GemCoin/Arcadia


From MLM Skeptic. Link here.

Interested in part-time Sierra Madre Code Enforcement work?

Like to check out what your neighbors are doing, and then turn them over to management level City Hall employees for discipline should they deserve it? Well, then have we got the job for you. Check this bad boy out.


Now is it just me, or does that seem like an excessive amount of nebulous qualifications for a $20 an hour part time job that mostly requires you to watch and make certain people don't run their lawn sprinklers on days when such behavior is not allowed? 

And how do you pack all of that into 20 hours a week? The reports alone probably take up half of that time.

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31 comments:

  1. This is pathetic on two counts: part time/hourly wage for a very important job when you realize (point two in a minute) that code enforcement is actually life safety enforcement: building and safety for smoke alarms, proper wiring, etc., oh, that was point two...this is not spying. Enforcement of codes in place by law for building safety, etc. Water conservation violations added to that given our dire circumstances? Mod: find out what neighboring cities pay their code enforcement personnel?

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    1. You are correct,it should not be a minor spying job. Sadly ,that is exactly what the City used poor Lisa for. It was a standing joke among the Construction community here that if they saw a homeowner doing any work on their house ,they would leave Lisa the address on v/m .She would zoom up in the Chief's old full-size Police Car and start investigating,photographing and general meddling.
      It is a valid and important position but it was sadly abused.

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    2. I liked Lisa - she was sort of jerked around when she worked here.

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    3. And had water dribbled on her boots & tried to get the guy prosecuted for it. She is happy - nice pension & benefits .

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    4. !0:36, the guy got her soaking wet. Not a dribble on her boots - she was soaked through to the skin.

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    5. Lisa Volpe's pension is being paid in amber.

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  2. Is the City Manager an at will position also? I'm very curious which jobs in the city are at will positions?

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  3. I have some old Monopoly game cards from Albertsons. Can we pay our water bill with those?

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  4. I have some wooden nickels. Do those work?

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  5. I have some Hillary Clinton $3 bills and Barack Obama $2 bills. Hope the City still takes those. They make as much such as the EENR Commission.

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  6. Can I use the Farmer's Market gift certificate I was given for Christmas last year?

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  7. I don't suppose there's any Chinese readers of the Tattler? Because Gemcoin had apparently attracted attention of Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Carol Matlack.

    http://behindmlm.com/mlm-reviews/usfia-review-gemcoin-ponzi-points-investment/#comment-343003

    If you know someone who is invested... Point them that way, will ya?

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    1. Thanks Casey. I added that a few minutes ago to the main post. Saw it on A (MLM) Skeptic.

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    2. Businessweek is looking into Arcadia and GemCoins? Awesome!

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    3. Mod, I'm the blogger at A (MLM) Skeptic. :)

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    4. You do a good job. Have you been in touch with Businessweek?

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    5. I have nothing personal to add to the story. I'm sure she can duplicate my research with help of a translator (if she needed it). She needs personal angles, live quotes, and stuff like that for her piece. I provide leads. Where she takes it is up to her.

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    6. It will be nice to see this story get some national attention.

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    7. Didn't I mention that GemCoins are backed by amber? Amber!

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    8. Some amber has insects in it. Not fit to eat.

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  8. I have a promise from City Council 2008, John Buchanan and others, that my Sierra Madre Utility Users Tax (UUT) rate will be 6% in 2016. How much is that worth?

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    1. Buchanan also promised that Sierra Madre would have plenty of water to support Carter One as well as a large development at Stonehouse. So much for looking ahead.

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    2. Buchanan also tried to give away the city parking lot next to Howie's to a developer.

      One of the worst ever elected in SM history.

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    3. 4:10, absolutely.

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    4. The problem with Buchanan is the dumb bunny crowd thinks he is a smart guy with all the answers. Just as sneaky as they come.

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  9. Perhaps Arcadia Councilmember Wuo can come to the next Sierra Madre City Council meeting and present about GemCoin? Bruce might not be aware that they are backed by an amber mine.

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  10. Funny .. Monrovia doesn't take GemCoins either. Good government sucks.

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: CityHall
    Date: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 9:10 AM
    Subject: RE: Payments?
    To: Concerned Citizen


    Dear Concerned Citizen,

    Thank you for contacting Monrovia City Hall.

    Unfortunately, the City does not accept GemCoin currency at this time. Acceptable payments include cash, check or credit card. Utility payments may also be applied via phone at 800-272-9829 (Option 3, Jurisdiction Code 1573) or via online at www.cityofmonrovia.org.

    Should you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Monrovia City Hall.


    Kind regards,

    Gemma Pagala
    Administrative Clerk I
    City of Monrovia
    626-683-5550


    From: Concerned Citizen [mailto:concernedsgvcitizen@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 2:56 PM
    To: CityHall
    Subject: Payments?

    Dear City Hall,

    I just learned of GemCoin from a friend in Arcadia. Yes they are friendly, just challenged. So I'm wondering if you're accepting GemCoins yet? I'd like to pay my water bill online with them.

    http://www.usfia-investment.com/
    http://behindmlm.com/companies/john-wuo-roasted-over-ties-to-usfia-gemcoin-scheme/

    Thanks,

    Happy to be in Monrovia

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    1. Sierra Madre and Monrovia don't accept GemCoin because they are racist.

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    2. I heard Pasadena takes it.

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    3. Pasadena is by far the most corrupt city in the region.

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  11. Cash on the barrel head....only...US dollars. ..no Euros or any other shaky fiat currencies....except US FEDERAL Reserve notes of course .

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