Archive for November 21st, 2012

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino plays with fire

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

The elected leaders if San Bernardino, California still just don’t seem to get it!

The city is broke.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/20/2012 10:54:58 PM PST

RIALTO – Severe cuts in public safety and other city services can be expected if voters here don’t approve an extension of the utility-users tax before it sunsets in June.

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The PE: REDLANDS: Council approves trash rate increase

Published: 20 November 2012 – 10:00 PM

A nearly $8 per month trash rate increase spread over three years was approved by the City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 20, with the revenue designated to help repair the city’s dilapidated streets.

To read story by Jan Sears in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Administrator’s Note: Even though this article focuses on out-of-area officials, it still raises one question. Why weren’t they charged with felonies as people here in San Bernardino County were? The article exposes a sharp contrast in tactics, especially when politics and revenge are involved.

Money & Politics | Daily Report
November 21, 2012 | Lance Williams

Two San Joaquin Valley lawmakers have been accused of laundering $40,000 in a scheme to dodge California’s tough limits on political contributions.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The public employee pension reform plan enacted by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown this year was minimalism.

They did just enough to say that they did something, believing that failure to do something about soaring pension costs would adversely affect Proposition 30, the tax increase measure that they wanted voters to enact.

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