Tuesday, August 2, 1022 – 09:30 a.m.
In San Bernardino County politics nothing really ever changes in how the game is played. Only the players.
InlandPolitics.com has learned that the impending move of the Aviation Division fleet of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Departmen,t to the San Bernardino International Airport, may be used to aid embattled contractor Scot Spencer.
Sources say officials for the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA), Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) and County of San Bernardino are in discussions to possibly house the sheriff’s operation in the empty newly-constructed hangar adjacent to the struggling Million Air facility.
The aviation operation is relocating from its current location at the Rialto Municipal Airport.
The arrangement would be in place until new sheriff’s facilities is constructed at the airport.
One key outcome of the deal in discussion would provide for the county and IVDA to pay funds sufficient to cover Spencer’s rent obligation for the hangar.
Spencer a long-time fixture at the former military base has been failing to make timely rent and property tax payments in breach of his multiple contracts with SBIAA.
Airport officials are even offering sheriff’s employees access to the main Million Air complex for housing and meeting facilities.
We’re just not sure if that includes the new baby-grand piano in the lobby.