Archive for January 13th, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011 – 07:00 p.m.

InlandPolitics.com has learned that Mitch Slagerman has been discharged from his position as Director of Community Development and Housing for San Bernardino County.

Slagerman had been in the position since 2008.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 – 04:00 p.m.

Circumstances leading up to a raid at San Bernardino County-owned and operated Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) continue to trickle out this week.

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10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County supervisors say more needs to be done to control rising pension costs as they approved a $16.4 million increase this week.

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The Sun: Highland grants could help damage repair

Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/12/2011 04:08:09 PM PST

HIGHLAND – A grant meant to help improve neighborhoods has been amended so residents whose homes were damaged by flooding and mudslides in December can receive $25,000 to help repair their homes.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/12/2011 08:20:16 PM PST

GRAND TERRACE – Gene Hays, an immigration attorney with no government experience, will be sworn in today as the fifth member of the City Council.

The council members voted 3-1 on Tuesday to select Hays after interviewing 13 applicants.

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Lori Consalvo, Staff Writer
Created: 01/12/2011 08:20:34 PM PST

MONTCLAIR – After a six-month deadlock, City Council members on Tuesday imposed a reduction of benefits for the city’s firefighters.

The unanimously passed decision will now require Montclair Firefighters Association members to pay two-thirds of the city’s contribution to their retirement fund for the next 12 months.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 01/12/2011 06:05:08 PM PST

UPLAND – In light of mounting legal bills, two councilman have been tapped to review all of the city’s legal spending to ensure taxpayer money is wisely spent.

Councilman Brendan Brandt and Ken Willis will work with the Finance Director Stephen Dunn in reviewing the expenses, which over the past three years have exceeded $5 million.

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Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, January 13, 2011

(01-13) 04:00 PST Sacramento – —

Cutting various state programs as proposed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown could prove more difficult than anticipated after the Legislative Analyst’s Office said Wednesday that it might take a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to approve the cuts.

The news comes less than three months after voters approved Proposition 25, which lowered the requirement to pass a budget to a simple majority.

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