Archive for May 26th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Riverside County supe staffing consistent with neighbor

Thursday, May 26, 2011 – 03:39 p.m.

Apparently the pot is stirring at the San Bernardino County government center over this mornings post on the impending gutting of the supervisorial district staffs.

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In this March 31, 2011 photo, customer Daniel Dona pays with his credit card for $4.13 a gallon at a Shell gas station in Menlo Park, Calif. Surging gasoline prices and sharp cutbacks in government spending caused the economy to grow only weakly in the first three months of the year. Consumer spending slowed even more than previously estimated. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer,
On Thursday May 26, 2011, 12:14 pm EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — High gasoline prices, government budget cuts and weaker-than-expected consumer spending caused the economy to grow only weakly in the first three months of the year.

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Devereaux

 

Thursday, May 26, 2011 – 09:30 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors remains on a path of converting to a staffing platform closer to that of a city council over the next few months.

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YahooFinance (Reuters): Economy struggling to regain speed

On Thursday May 26, 2011, 11:01 am EDT

By Lucia Mutikani

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Unexpectedly weak consumer spending kept the economy stuck in a slow growth gear in the first quarter and would likely struggle to regain speed amid signs of a slowdown in the pace of job creation.

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By PE Politics
May 25, 2011 10:06 AM

Riverside County declared an impasse last week with the Riverside Sheriff’s Association and will impose contract terms on the union starting June 2.

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The Sun: Plan outlines stark future for Grand Terrace

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/25/2011 05:08:06 PM PDT

GRAND TERRACE – A presentation on how to rebuild the city’s budget to escape what a consultant called serious financial trouble was delayed about 10 minutes Tuesday evening – when the lights went out at City Hall.

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The Sun: Some ‘pain’ in proposed Redlands city budget

Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/25/2011 10:23:46 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Residents can take a look at the proposed city budget today when it is published for public viewing.

The draft budget will be available on the city’s website and at the A.K. Smiley Public Library. The proposal outlines how the city manager and City Council budget subcommittee plan to fill the roughly $3.9 million gap the city faces in the upcoming fiscal year.

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The Sun: Grand Terrace authorizes $29 million in bonds

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/25/2011 05:49:56 PM PDT

GRAND TERRACE – The City Council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency board, has authorized up to $29 million in bonds, which officials hope to use on infrastructure to lift the city’s stagnant tax base.

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DailyBulletin: Upland modifies commission selection process

Mayor expresses disappointment, but casts his vote in favor of plan
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/25/2011 05:07:46 PM PDT

UPLAND – After review by two committees and scrutiny by the mayor, the city’s process for selecting Planning Commission members remains virtually intact.

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10:17 PM PDT on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

By GENE GHIOTTO
The Press-Enterprise

One of two people charged in the effort to hide a businessman’s financial involvement in the failed recall of a former Lake Elsinore councilman pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of conspiracy to violate state campaign laws.

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SacBee: Democrats want to use new revenue to reverse cuts

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 25, 2011

In their first review of Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget, Democratic lawmakers are opting to use new tax revenue to reverse child care and welfare-to-work cuts despite the governor’s opposition.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 25, 2011

With exactly three weeks left until the constitutional deadline to pass a budget, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg can’t wait to cross the finish line.

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Skelton

 

By George Skelton Capitol Journal
May 26, 2011

From Sacramento– My initial gut reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ordering California to empty its prison cells of 33,000 criminals was that Gov. Jerry Brown should respond: “Easy for you to say. You have bodyguards.

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