Tuesday, Julu 19, 2011 – 11:05 a.m.

The announcement of Deborah Barmack’s retirement as Executive Director for San Bernardino Associated Governments is interesting to say the least.

Barmack has been at the county transportation planning agency since 1990.

Possible conflict of interest questions have quietly arisen regarding the agency contracting with the law firm of Best, Best & Krieger for millions of dollars in legal representation services.

Barmack’s husband, Peter Barmack, is a partner with the law firm and works out of the company’s Ontario office.