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Sunday, July 21, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 22, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Elected officials just never learn.

It’s true!

You know that old saying about living in glass houses?

Two tips regarding two case of married elected officials seccumbing to zipperitis have emerged.

One male Inland Empire politico, of the elected city official-type, is reportedly playing slap and tickle, with a former candidate for elected office he supported. Yes, it’s a female candidate!

However, this one is still developing!

The next story is of the “roll-on-the-floor-laugh-my-ass-off” caliber, involving another Inland elected official, of the county-type.

It seems this elected official took a mistress to an official meeting in San Diego last year. It’s believed for an overnighter, the evening before the meeting.

Well, this male official, who wa attending his first meeting, didn’t know that a certified stenographic reporter (CSR), would take down actual verbatim minutes of the proceedings.

So what happened?

The official minutes, would include the recording of the names of public attendees. Yes, the official regulatory body actually uses a stenograher, who records everything said, not-to-mention the name of those in the room.

You got it!

The official actually took his mistress to the meeting, and her name was recorded in the official minutes. Minutes that are made available online to the public.

You can speculate, as to who is involved, for now.

Yes, both politicos involved here in both instances are married.

One r-e-a-l-l-y can’t make this stuff up!

On another, less entertaining, note. Sources now report that San Bernardino Associated Governments (SanBag), the county transportation agency, is about to let the OmniTrans busing agency, twist in the wind.

Apparently, the nearly $200 million spent on the black hole, known as the SBx transit line, is pulling down OmniTrans.

This could be the reason for OmniTrans Executive Director Milo Victoria to suddenly resign in early June of this year.

The SBx line is a currently under construction bus route that will reportedly run from California State University at San Bernardino to Loma Linda. The route, which runs down the shooting gallery know as “E” Street, is due to be completed by the end of the year.

The project, funded by federal dollars, had the expressed caveat that no other OmniTrans bus routes would be reduced in order to operate the new line.

Well that’s exactly what has to happen!

OmniTrans can’t afford the labor and equipment costs involved in operating SBx, and therefore must cut other routes.

SanBag is reportedly scaling back support for OmniTrans, thus setting the bus system on a course for privatization. The excuse being given by San Bag is new costs associated with expansion of the Metrolink rail line into Redlands.

Who’s going to explain this one?