Wednesday, May 18, 2011 – 11:54 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors needs some pointers from a neighbor.

They really do!

That neighbor, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, just gave a lesson on how to lead.

A story published in Wednesday’s Inland Valley Daily Bulletin tells of how LA County supes took responsibility away from its chief executive Bill Fujioka.

After one of Fujioka’s deputies defied a direct order from the Los Angeles County body, the supervisors seized control of the county Probation Department and Department of Children and Family Services.

Yes, the two departments now report directly to county supervisors.

You have to love it.

Now the San Bernardno County supervisors on the other hand, who due to the efforts of Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux and District Attorney Mike Ramos, has been essentially eviscerated.

Both men would like the board to have no say so over anything other than give them whatever they desire.

And so fare it’s been pretty much that way.

San Bernardino County government is basically in shambles.

The county’s relationships with most of its unions is pretty much gone, and there’s no glimmer of a county budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

The San Bernardino five need to understand they do have authority. Even though they have been threatened and cajoled into believeing they don’t.

Their Los Angeles County brethren just demonstrated that county supervisors do indeed have power and authority and it’s not a crime to exercise such.

Remember the title is ‘County Supervisor”. Keyword here being ‘SUPERVISOR’!

Take back your responsibilities.