Archive for December 27th, 2010

InlandPolitics: S.B. County to ask employees for concessions

Monday, December 27, 2010 – 10:00 a.m.

The arrival of 2011 brings with it a new round of budget problems for San Bernardino County officials.

The annual question of layoffs or ? is coming to an employee union near you.

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10:23 PM PST on Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

In his first year as a Riverside County supervisor, John Benoit has endured political warfare and personal tragedy.

He has cast difficult budget votes that have led to the layoffs of hundreds of employees, taken a firm stance on the need to make changes to the county’s pension plan and drawn the ire of some residents by reversing course on whether to allow medical-marijuana dispensaries.

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10:00 PM PST on Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside will change to a new outside auditor after the state controller blamed the Mayer Hoffman McCann firm for failing to find problems when auditing the city of Bell’s finances.

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The Sun: Fontana keeps eyes on economy

A look ahead

Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/26/2010 09:47:44 PM PST

FONTANA – In the new year, Mayor Acquanetta Warren said she wants to forge county, state and federal ties to bring about economic recovery and jobs to her city.

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DailyBulletin: Activists’ legal battle rages

Swerdlow, Chabot now head to civil court
Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Created: 12/26/2010 10:10:23 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Did Lanny Swerdlow push Paul Chabot?

That question has already been the subject of a criminal trial, and it’s now the issue at the heart of a civil lawsuit between Swerdlow and Chabot.

Chabot, an anti-drug activist and recent candidate for the Assembly, accused Swerdlow of shoving him in October 2007 at a meeting in Rancho Cucamonga of the Inland Valley Drug Free Community Coalition, which was co-founded by Chabot.

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DailyBulletin: Pomona faces cuts in schools, city

A look ahead

Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer
Created: 12/26/2010 07:02:07 AM PST

POMONA – Holding down costs as they develop budgets for the coming fiscal year will be a top issue for the leaders of Pomona’s city government and its school system in 2011.

For both entities, it will require going to labor groups for concessions.

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Californians to watch

By Jim Sanders
Published: Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 – 7:16 am

When Connie Conway was elected to the Assembly, a colleague quipped that the former county supervisor was going “from the frying pan into the bonfire.”

Fast forward two years, and the one-liner seems prophetic as Conway assumes leadership of the Assembly Republican caucus while lawmakers brace for a new fight over billions in red ink.

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SacBee: Mike Jimenez looking for CCPOA contract

Californians to watch

By Jon Ortiz
Published: Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 – 7:16 am

Mike Jimenez, president of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, says he has three goals next year: “Get a contract. Get a contract. And then there’s get a contract.”

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