Archive for February 14th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Gonzales’ mysterious absence creating a stir

Gonzales

Sunday, February 13, 2011 – 10:00 p.m.

If it isn’t one thing, it’s another, when it comes to San Bernardino County government.

The buzz creating a stir over the weekend is the strange absence of Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales.

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10:00 PM PST on Sunday, February 13, 2011

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino is using a carrot-and-stick approach to public safety employees in its continuing effort to pare down a $24 million budget deficit.

The City Council voted this past week to end long-stalled negotiations with the union representing city firefighters and to impose 10 percent pay cuts.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/13/2011 07:02:01 AM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Police officers may be spared layoff notices later in the year after the City Council took action to encourage early retirements in the Police Department.

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The Sun: State Senate race features political veterans

Ex-assemblywoman to face party activist
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/13/2011 10:02:37 PM PST

High Desert voters will go to the polls Tuesday to choose their next state senator.

They’ll choose between former Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, a Republican, and Darren Parker, a longtime Democratic activist. Both are Lancaster residents and both are vying to replace former Sen. George Runner – Sharon Runner’s husband – who left his 17th District State Senate post after winning a seat on the state Board of Equalization.

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DailyBulletin: City Council reschedules meeting day

Hearing on 9-1-1 calls moved
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 02/13/2011 07:01:42 AM PST

UPLAND – Tonight’s City Council meeting has been re-scheduled for Tuesday due to Valentine’s Day.

A public hearing regarding implementation of a fee to skilled nursing facilities for non-emergency 9-1-1 calls has also been moved.

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DailyBulletin: School officials plan for worst

Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 02/13/2011 10:05:36 PM PST

Ontario-Montclair School District officials are expected to weigh budget reductions of up to $13 million at their board meeting on Thursday. The reductions are a part of the district’s contingency plan for a worst-case scenario – if voters do not approve a tax extension proposed by the governor. The item will be discussed at the Central Language Academy auditorium.

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DailyBulletin: City views pension cuts

Claremont panel: Change needed to avoid deficit
Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 02/13/2011 07:01:42 AM PST

CLAREMONT – The city’s Economic Sustainability Committee has found that the Claremont’s current financial model is not sustainable.

The panel presented its findings to the City Council last week, projecting a $2.3 million deficit for 2015-16 with a worst- case scenario increasing the shortfall to $4 million.

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10:00 PM PST on Sunday, February 13, 2011

By JOHN F. HILL
The Press-Enterprise

An ordinance to be considered by the Murrieta City Council on Tuesday would allow the city to hire employees at salaries that exceed voter-approved limits.

The reason, council members and the city attorney said, is the limits are illegal.

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