Archive for April 5th, 2012

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Property values projected to fall again

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 04 April 2012 09:05 PM

The value of all taxable property in Riverside County is expected to fall again this year, punching a multimillion-dollar hole in the county’s already fragile finances.

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Eileen Teichert, city attorney for Sacramento, was named Wednesday as the new general counsel for San Bernardino Associated Governments.

BY DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITER
dbegley@pe.com

Published: 04 April 2012 06:35 PM

San Bernardino Associated Governments on Wednesday hired Sacramento City Attorney Eileen Teichert as its first general counsel, ending a practice of getting its legal advice from the county.

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By Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/04/2012 06:19:43 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A city budget committee will meet next week to consider solutions to a $3.8million shortfall that popped up in this year’s budget and must be closed within three months.

But the panel will also be looking for a way to avoid repeating that surprise in future years.

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Pomierski

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/04/2012 04:19:12 PM PDT

A federal court judge in Riverside is considering a request to postpone former Upland Mayor John Pomierski’s trial for the third time.

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VVDailyPress: Half of candidates left out of forum

Only ‘most viable’ congressional candidates got initial invites
April 04, 2012 10:04 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

Half the candidates vying for the 8th Congressional District in the June election were left off the invite list to Thursday’s debate in Victorville for seniors — even though the event was touted as an informational candidate forum open to the public.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
April 4, 2012 | 3:59 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown is no longer collecting signatures for his original tax hike ballot proposal, confident that a compromise unveiled late last month will get enough signatures to meet a tight deadline to be placed on the November ballot, his top political advisor announced Wednesday.

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OCRegister: Unaffiliated voters grow despite partisanship

April 4th, 2012, 2:18 pm
Posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

Despite the high degree of partisanship in Washington and Sacramento, unaffiliated voters in California continue to increase their market share. Decline-to-state voters now account for 21 percent of the state’s electorate, up from the 19 percent of 2008 and double the 10.5 percent of 1995.

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Calpensions: Capping big pensions: How much is too much?

By Ed Mendel
Thursday, April 5, 2012

Regents last week reaffirmed the use of a federal IRS cap on the amount of pay used to calculate UC pensions, an inflation-adjusted $250,000 limit this year that also is proposed in a bill capping the pensions of all new hires in state and local government.

A letter from 36 of UC’s highest-paid executives threatened a lawsuit because UC, allegedly breaking a promise made in 1999, did not lift the cap after federal approval finally came in 2007, the San Francisco Chronicle reported in December 2010.

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