Archive for January 1st, 2012

The PE: INLAND: Public pensions likely hot issue in 2012

BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 31 December 2011 05:04 PM

Changes in public employee retirement were a hot-button issue in 2011 and will likely continue this year as a dominant policy debate at the state and local levels.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Colonies appeal under review

From left, Mark Kirk, former chief of staff to Supervisor Gary Ovitt, developer Jeff Burum, former assistant assessor Jim Erwin, and former supervisor Paul Biane, at an August court appearance.(STAN LIM/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 31 December 2011 05:39 PM

A panel of California appellate judges could soon be deciding how, and possibly if, the Colonies corruption case will proceed to trial.

The Fourth District Court of Appeal in Riverside is considering an appeal filed by the San Bernardino County district attorney and state attorney general offices seeking to restore charges that were dismissed in August against Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum, former Supervisor Paul Biane, former Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin and Mark Kirk, former chief of staff for Supervisor Gary Ovitt.

The court completed briefings from prosecutors and defense attorneys on the appeal last month and also agreed to consider writs of mandate filed by the defense seeking to have more charges dismissed against the four. A decision is expected in the next few months.

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BY DUANE W. GANG
STAFF WRITER
dgang@pe.com

Published: 31 December 2011 07:12 PM

There were 286 fewer local government workers in the Inland area making $100,000 or more in 2010 compared to the year before, newly released state records show.

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InlandPolitics: Happy New Year – 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012 – 12:01 a.m.

InlandPolitics.com would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2012.