Archive for November 18th, 2009

Susan Vaccaro
November 18, 2009

The Board of Supervisors approved an increase in the contract with the law firm of Curiale Hirschfield Kraemer yesterday. The amount was increased from $75,000 to $140,000.

What is the contract for you ask? To pay for an investigation into misconduct of San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos.

This time it’s Ramos’ zipper that has the county paying out six figures to attorneys to investigate him, his office, their conduct. A complaint made by one of Ramos’ ex-mistresses from inside his department is on its way to costing taxpayers even more down the road, when a settlement is reached with the victim.

That’s right, victim!

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SBSun: County dismisses top manager

Supervisors seek ‘a different direction’
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/17/2009 07:50:25 PM PST

In an abrupt move, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unexpectedly fired County Administrative Officer Mark Uffer.

The firing is “without cause,” meaning Uffer was not accused of wrongdoing and is entitled to a full severance package.

“It took me totally by surprise. I had no idea this was coming,” Uffer said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “It’s certainly a disappointment when you know you’ve given the best you can give and that doesn’t seem to be good enough.”

In a closed session, the board voted 3-2 to remove Uffer from his appointed post. Supervisors Paul Biane and Josie Gonzales voted against the action.

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