Murder Body Outline

Monday, October 6, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

The revamped San Bernardino leadership had an opportunity to present to voters meaningful charter reform.

But it didn’t!

For example, among other things, the mayor and city council could have let voters decide on a charter vs. general law form of government, a weak mayor-city manager structure, whether or not the city attorney will be elected or appointed, etc.

But what voters are being treated to is essentially meaningless.

Measure Q, the much a do about nothing charter reform measure, is essentially a city hall vs. union fight.

The measure changes the way salaries of police officers and firefighters is set. Currently the salaries are established by a survey of similarly populated cities. All other compensation and benefts is negotiated.

Measure Q, if approved, will put salaries on the negotiations table.

It’s not as if the salaries, absent overtime, of those affected are enormous or inflated. They’re not!

Inflated overtime rests on the heels of management.

It should be noted that the city’s salaries are competitive within the Inland Empire. Other cities like Ontario and Chino pay more. After all, Bankrupt San Berdoo, with 40 murders year-to-date, and counting, is a shooting gallery. In other words it’s a hell hole for public safety first responders.

In the end will the city make deep cuts to pay and benefits. The answer to that question is no.

Right now the “No on Q” campaign, funded by the police and fire unions, is in full swing. There is no “Yes on Q” campaign.

Dont be surprised if Q goes down in flames.