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Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.

A new article published Saturday in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin is a clear-cut example of just much San Bernardino County officials believe they dance to the beat of their own drum.

Forget the rules. Forget state law.

The aforementioned article, titled “How San Bernardino County may have violated the Brown Act over Nocturnal Wonderland”, by Staff Writer Joe Nelson, is a prime example of how, in San Bernardino County, the mantra of “It’s our way or the highway” is alive and well.

The government agency, which operates more like a quasi-Banana Republic, just doesn’t get it.

Nope. Not the elected officials, and especially not the legal advisors, who are more about making it up as they go along just to achieve a preconceived desired outcome.

This time the issue-at-hand is in fact a solid violation of the Brown Act, which governs the proper noticing of governmental meetings.

Hats off to Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales threw the wrench into the works, calling her colleagues and county lawyers on the carpet.

To read the article, click here.