San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/31/15 – 5:47 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The direction of a city that for years has fluctuated between disparate approaches to public safety, homelessness, taxes and other issues will once again be in voters’ hands on Tuesday.

Up to three of the city’s seven City Council members could be replaced in the elections — in a city where the decision to outsource the city’s Fire Department and institute a $143 parcel tax passed on a 4-3 vote in August — and the man who’s been treasurer since 1991 faces only his second contested election since then.

Citywide, registered voters can cast a ballot for city attorney and city clerk — although Gary Saenz and Gigi Hanna, respectively are running unopposed for another four years in those posts — and in the treasurer’s race where incumbent David Kennedy faces challenger Karmel Roe.

The 3rd Ward, representing the southern portion of the city, will see only Councilman John Valdivia, running unopposed, on the City Council portion of the ballot.

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