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April 30, 2019

Governor Stone has managed to secure a Federal Grant for the

recently proposed Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Agency and City Contingency plan.

Governor Stone was able to establish an area of the city for storing emergency supplies and for the provision of a warehouse for the Agency and it's efforts in the case of a future natural disaster.

Governor Stone stated:
"It is my pleasure to announce that SRV Emergency Services, under the request and recent proposal of Fire Chief Dimitri Rousseau, has received a much needed federal grant to be used for emergency preparedness and safety of the entire valley. Congratulations to not only the Chief in his success but also a congratulations to he citizens of Santa Ramona Valley as they are assured safety in the event disaster relief is needed."

The Federal Grant is rumored to be a sum of up to $50,000 dollars for the relief and recovery work post earthquake or wild fire. The Governor and City council will manage and oversee the grant and financi...

April 28, 2019

The Chronicle would like to extend it's congratulatiosn to Chief Sarina Jade Ramirez and Sgt. Roman Ramirez on their marriage today.  

April 28, 2019

To:  Sarina Jade, SRP Labor, et.al
      Governor Stone
      City Manager Castle
      ADA Russo
      
Subject: Reply to the Reply of the Reply

Ms. Jade.

Congrats [sim] on your marriage.

As to your reply to my reply of your reply, I find your statements of "taking things out of context" unacceptable and reject any such insinuation.  The quotes that were quotes were complete and in context.  It is fully within the rights of the City to ask for written proposals.  As the City and the SRPD Labor Union exchanges have shown a vast difference between them, it is only correct to ask for a written response. The City needs to determine costs of any such agreement.  

Also, your statement indicates that your Union is threatening "Further Action".  Being that nothing that has been said by myself, or my Office is untrue, I can only conclude that you and your organization is threatening some sort of illegal action against our Great City.

That...

April 28, 2019

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April 28, 2019

"Need wood? Whether you're getting ready for Hurricane season or maybe the local Police Department has gone on strike and you need to board-up the house or shop in a hurry... Rousseau's Construction & Supplies Store has what you need. 

Take 15% off your purchase of plywood now until Tuesday. This weekend sale won't last... but the strike might!

Come in today. Rousseau's Construction & Supplies Store, we carry everything you need for every project you can imagine. Located at 78 Shady Street." 

April 28, 2019

Office of the Mayor

To:      Sarina Jade, SPRD Labor Union, et al.
        Governor Jay Stone
        ADA Jordan Russo
        City Manager Frank Castle
        Santa Ramona Chronicle
        
Re:  Labor Practice Grievence [sic]

Ms. Jade,

My office has reviewed your correspondence.  As noted by your press release to the press, my office feels it serves the public interest that our reply also be transparent and given to the public.

Your allegations are patently false.  Again, as your notice has proven, it is *not* the city that has failed to bargain, but the SRPD Labor Union.  

Let me cite some examples:

"4/15/19- SRPD officially contacted the mayor's office, requesting contract negotiations for our stated proposals. "

Your notice stated that unless the City met your terms...

"If these demands are not met by 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2019, we, the officers of SRPD will vote to strike."

This is not a...

April 28, 2019

Three words that appear to be the equal of "Voldermort" here in Santa Ramona.

The SRPD has taken the action of going on strike as its demands were not met by the City.  Demands that the SRPD Labor Union made and refuses to negotiate.  

While, the press has attacked myself and my stand, I will continue to stand for Police Accountability.

Let me ask you, the citizen of the Great City of Santa Ramona... if you had a issue with a inappropiate action of the Police, what would you do?  Under Chief Jade and Lt Azariah.. nothing. That is because you have no option.  They are the investigators. They are the jury. They are the judge.  

If your neighbor broke into your house and beat you with a bat, they would end up arrested and in court.  You would get your say.  If a SRPD officer stormed into a business and waved a gun and made threats... you would... get a apology. And a generic statement of "We have disciplined the officer".  Your word, your desire for justice...or to confront tho...

April 27, 2019

This is a press release from the Santa Ramona General Hospital and the Southside Clinic, overseen by Chief of Staff, Dr. Evelyna Stone.

We are all part of 'The City'.  The police department, hospital, fire department/EMS, the business owners, the political leaders and the citizens that have found a place to call home.  We are The City.

It is upsetting to hear that term thrown around as a group that does not support our fantastic SRPD.  I know many of our citizens, business owners, political leaders and emergency services support the police department and all the members of the SRPD.  I know the hospital and Southside Clinic has on many occasions seen to the needs of our brave men and women in blue.  I personally have seen to the mental health needs of our officers.  I have also personally extended any help that the SRGH could provide to the SRPD and was regretfully turned down for such an offer.  It's upsetting to hear that 'The City' has let the SRPD down, when there have been part...

April 27, 2019

     It has been suggested to us that this strike that we are now engaged in, is nothing but an act of retaliation in response to the threats made against several of our Officers and the abominable extension of those threats to include our children. That the decision to walk out was made out of fear, or anger but, we ask you all to consider this; do frightened and intimidated men and women, set themselves aside from the one institution that can offer them protection and security, remove themselves from the protection of Police Station? No. We are not afraid, we are not intimidated and we do not engage in childish games of retaliation.

     The decision to strike when we did, was a hard made one. The act detailed above did one thing and that was convince us that the time to make a stand had arrived. Rather than an act of fear or vengeance as some have suggested. This is an act of duty, from the men and woman of SRPD, who have sworn oaths to protect and serve this city of Santa...

April 26, 2019

When Mayor Carly Brucato was just a simple candidate running for elections one of her key point was a struggle against what she called 'illegal business'.  It's not a secret one of the biggest feud about that was with ex Mayor Frank Castle and she pushed many times the SRPD to take action against his Casino and family.

In the early days after her election it was not uncommon to hear the Mayor harsh remarks on Castle's family, while Frank Castle was often heard making vulgar comments about the morality of Miss Brucato that might have appeared misogynistic to many.

A little protest against the police and the Mayor itself was promoted by the Castle family outside the city hall, without much participation except for a few people around but some remembers how Castle vehemently declared how the Mayor should have hired him as a City manager.  It looked like a simple provocation but fast forward a few weeks and now we have Frank Castle as a City Manager.

What happened meanwhile? As the SRPD...

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