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March 13, 2018

Mayor Bailey Takes Legal Action to Protect the Mayor’s Veto Authority as to Council’s Approval of City Manager’s Contract

Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey is protecting Riverside taxpayers by requesting that a Superior Court Judge uphold his veto of the excessive contract extension given to City Manager John Russo last month.
March 12, 2018

Riverside mayor sues his own city in battle over ‘expensive’ city manager’s contract

The Press-Enterprise | March 12, 2018 –  Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey is suing the city he leads, saying the nearly unprecedented step was needed to prevent “calamity” if his veto of City Manager John Russo’s new employment contract is ignored. The city attorney and a majority […]
February 13, 2018

City manager contract veto conflict dominates Riverside City Council meeting

The Press-Enterprise | February 13, 2018 –  The first Riverside City Council meeting since Mayor Rusty Bailey attempted to veto a new contract for City Manager John Russo was dominated by debate over the topic Tuesday, Feb. 13, even though it wasn’t directly on the […]
February 8, 2018

Riverside mayor considering lawsuit against Riverside over city manager contract

The Press-Enterprise | February 8, 2018 –  Riverside City Manager John Russo’s new seven-year contract with yearly 3 percent raises and a $675,000 home loan went into effect Wednesday, Feb. 6 — but Mayor Rusty Bailey said he may sue to stop the deal. Bailey […]