Archive for December 13th, 2011

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Mitzelfelt advances budget changes, contract imposed

Devereaux

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – 12:01 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – 01:45 p.m.

You gotta hand it to those crack San Bernardino County lawyers.

Based upon recommendations from CEO Greg Devereaux and, according to him, county attorneys, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to impose a 14% pay cut to Probation Corrections Officers, Coroner Investigators and Welfare Fraud Investigators.

The classifications make up the Specialized Peace Officer Unit represented by the San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association (SEBA).

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County ignores contract provision

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – 09:25 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors appear to be on collision course with the San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association (SEBA).

On Tuesday, a majority of county supervisors intend to reject the advisory award by a neutral arbitrator and impose a one-year contract on Probation Corrections Officer, Coroner Investigator and Welfare Fraud Investigator members in the Specialized Peace Officer Unit represented by SEBA.

An illegal act under the expired agreement.

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/12/2011 07:18:26 PM PST

Teachers and school board members continue to bristle that five schools in the San Bernardino City Unified School District did not qualify for a total of $7.2 million in state funding because of preventable mistakes, even as they push for a waiver.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Council weighs city manager pay

BY ALICIA ROBINSON
STAFF WRITER
arobinson@pe.com

Published: 12 December 2011 08:54 PM

Riverside City Manager Scott Barber will cost taxpayers less than his predecessor, Brad Hudson, but Barber likely remains among the best-compensated city executives in the state.

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By Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 12/12/2011 06:05:49 PM PST

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors today will consider cutting salary and benefits for a group of probation correction officers, a move officials say will result in $3.6million savings annually.

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DailyBulletin: Schools bracing for word on potential cuts

By Neil Nisperos. Staff Writer
Created: 12/12/2011 06:23:06 PM PST

Public school officials throughout the state are bracing for what may mean another huge blow to education with a potential trigger cut of $1.9 billion.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 12, 2011

A new poll shows 60 percent of California voters, weary of state spending cuts and unsettled by the prospect of more, are ready to support Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to raise taxes.

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Officials say they have had trouble finding a prosecutor without ties to the ubiquitous campaign treasurer, who already faces a federal charge of mail fraud.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— A state investigation has concluded that campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee provided clients with accounting services without a license, officials said Monday. But they have had trouble finding a prosecutor without ties to the ubiquitous political aide.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Jerry Brown made a rare gubernatorial appearance this month before a joint legislative committee that was delving – with obvious reluctance – into whether California’s public employee pension benefits should be overhauled.

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December 13, 2011 | Christina Jewett

The FBI is interviewing witnesses about billing practices at Prime Healthcare Services, the hospital chain that has charged Medicare for treating elderly patients with rare medical conditions at far higher rates than other California hospitals.

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