Moreno Valley District Three Councilman George Price Holds Community Meeting or Does He?

On Saturday September 20th, 2014, Moreno Valley Councilman George Price held a meeting to hear from his constituents, however that meeting which was held at the Vanguard Art Gallery, seemed to have been hijacked by developer Iddo Benzeevi.

In looking over the photos available on-line, it was quite apparent a fix was in on this meeting, as most of those who were in attendance were either associated with Highland Fairview’s World Logistics campaign or past volunteers against the recall of then Councilman Tom Owings.

One of the most slanted views however is the one which can be found on the Vanguard Art Gallery Facebook page, is that only one picture appears from this meeting which George Price held to meet with his constituents to hear their concerns and to get their feedback on the issues important to them and that is of Iddo Benzeevi taking Mr. Prices place and addressing the crowed on his project and agenda for Moreno Valley, while Councilman Price simply stands with his head down in the foreground aside Mr. Benzeevi.

The Vanguard Art Gallery

The Vanguard Art Gallery

 

This from an attendee of the meet and greet:

“Went to George’s meet and greet yesterday morning; SURPRISED when I arrived around 11:30, IDDO had hijacked the meeting for District 3 talking about the importance of jobs in city and his WLC.”

“I met one of his new paid walkers who was hired last week by a lady named Irene who lives in the LA area.  The paid walker said she is paid $15.00 an hour and they were all told to come to District 3 meet and greet and be nice to everyone they meet.”

“There is a quota for them to meet on how many YES signatures they get as they go through neighbors, but she found a lot of people are mad and not signing the form.”

Iddo Benzeevi High Jacks the Meeting

Iddo Benzeevi Hijacks the Meeting

 

Here is what District Two Council Candidate Debra Craig had to say about the event:

“I’m sorry I missed this but am glad so many people took the opportunity to attend. What a great idea holding it at the Vanguard Art Gallery. I need to remember to start posting their events again. Thank you George Price! You are such an asset to our City Council and community.”

Coffee with your Councilman

Coffee with your Councilman

**In case you didn’t know, Mr. Archer along with Michael Geller are strong allies of Iddo Benzeevi and supporters of the World Logistics Center project, so of course Iddo Benzeevi and his crew were going to show up and steal the show (that is if that is what they did and it wasn’t a pre-planned event by the Benzeevi crew).

Iddo Benzeevi's WLC BBQ - Tom Owings, Marcelo Co, Richard Archer, Susan K. Owings and Archers Wife.

Iddo Benzeevi’s WLC BBQ – Tom Owings, Marcelo Co, Richard Archer, Susan K. Owings and Archers Wife.

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10 thoughts on “Moreno Valley District Three Councilman George Price Holds Community Meeting or Does He?

  1. Is the Vanguard Art Gallery even worth funding with taxpayer money? The business would not be able to provide rent for itself without money from the City’s Park and Rec department. It’s location and services don’t really do much for the public a wall in the Rec Center or Mall didn’t do in the past. All it does is hang up local artwork to be sold. Hardly any sells, nor do many visitors come in. Rick Archer has only kept the shop open during its normal hours half of the time and hardly kept any performers in town. He’s spending even more money to rebrand it as an art museum because his first model of doing business doesn’t work. I frankly don’t think Archer knows how to run this art gallery. I’m almost ready to ask the City Council to request they stop using public resources to fund this poorly run business. Perhaps after the November election.

    The City, school districts, and other nonprofits provide many other needed resources for the arts community. They would do better to follow a model like Riverside which has a monthly Arts Walk at public buildings that people will go to or Yucaipa which uses public space to display and sell work by local artists.

    • I spoke with him, he had no idea this was going to happen until he showed up. This is simply classic Iddo Benzeevi and his feelings of self importance, however giving him the floor, even for a short period of time is the wrong thing to do, as that just feeds his power trip and the asshole doesn’t even live in our City. If time is to be given to Iddo, George should have given equal time to someone who was opposed to his project, that would have been the fair thing to do. Or better yet, tell Iddo to hit the road and schedule his own damn meeting.

      • I just don’t get why Mr. Price would even choose to hold an event at a “Benzeevi Gang” clubhouse. This place has been knows as a Geller/Owings/Benzeevi place forever… I agree with you 100% that Benzeevi should never have been given the floor and all of his paid supporters also should have been kicked out so that actual District 3 residents could have attended.

  2. Its time to call the police and have them show up and if he is disturbing the meeting have him Removed.If any of his followers do the same they will be removed

  3. If We Don’t Get Iddo Benzeevi OUT OF “Moreno Valley” NOW! I Will Have Him Arrested.. AND DEPORTED BACK TO EGYPT.. Iddo immigrates to the United States and moves the LA area. 1985 Personally. I Have Had Enough!!! Of Him, His Money. His Lies!! Luring The City Council & Planning Commission Into His Evil Trap… It’s ALL About Iddo. And Nothing About The Citizens Of Moreno Valley How Dare HIM!! “THEM”

    I HAVE LIVED IN SUNNYMEAD, MORENO, EDGEMONT NOW MORENO VALLEY…. 48 YEARS.. IDDO GOT HIS WAY!!! BY RE-NAMING HIS MASTERFUL $$$$$ HUSTLE OF EAST MORENO VALLEY LAND… THANKS PLANNING COMMISSION.. PART IN LETTING “RANCHO BELAGO” BECOME A STENCH ALONG WITH HIGHLAND FAIRVIEW & HIS SKETCHERS CAPER… WHAT’S WITH THOSE DEALS PEOPLE?? UGH AND HIS RUTHLESS CAVORTING WITH CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND PLANNING COMMISSION OF MORENO VALLEY. AND CERTAIN HIGH DOLLAR RESIDENTS THAT THINK THEY CAN BUY IDDO.. WELL IDDO CAN GO “POOF”!! HE HAS NOT HAD THE BEST OF INTENTIONS FOR “MORENO VALLEY” AND NEITHER HAS OUR CITY COUNCIL OR PLANNING COMMISSION TALK ABOUT CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND CRUDE MANEUVERING OF ZONING….SO MANY OTHER CRUDE SPECIAL FAVORS… TO MAKE IDDO HAPPY HOW SPECIAL…

    WELL I THINK THE STENCH OF IDDO BENZEEVI NEEDS TO BE QUELLED!!…

    Laura Reed\aka “Moo Lady”

  4. When I first arrived at 10 am I was thrilled to see so many “District 3 “residents at coffee with our council representative- the bodies spilled out the door. Unfortunately when I got in I realized that most of the attendees were not district 3 residents (verified by a show of hands), but rather employees of Benzeevi there to bolster his attempt to build the WLC. They were paid $15/hr to attend and many District 3 residents left because they couldn’t get in. A most telling comment was made by a district 3 resident who left disgusted and said “he did not come to see a Benzeevi dog and pony show”. Another lady who lived in a different district was there because she received relentless phone calls telling her to go there and support WLC. We can only hope that this attempt to manipulate our citizens will not be tolerated at future meetings with our district councilman and that the disgusted District 3 residents who left will come back to the next coffee minus Benzeevi and his employees.

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