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The PE: BEAUMONT: The price of road to independence hits $43 million


City management and staff criticized for engaging ‘in a pattern and practice of deception that transcends the typical give-and-take of dispute negotiation’

Published: June 8, 2014 Updated: 11:09 p.m.

Beaumont’s efforts to build roads on its own, ignoring a regional program its City Council agreed to embrace, appear to have backfired.

And the bill for independence is tens of millions of dollars, a judge has ruled.

To read story by Craig Shultz in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: BEAUMONT: Ban on nonprofit pot shops proposed



11:50 PM PST on Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives will be prohibited in Beaumont if a proposed ordinance is adopted by the City Council.

The ordinance, which is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Beaumont City Council meeting, also would allow the city to regulate the establishment of collectives and cooperatives if the courts determine it is unconstitutional to ban them.

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The PE: BEAUMONT: City Council picks mayor

10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Brian DeForge will serve as mayor of Beaumont for another year.

The Beaumont City Council selected DeForge for the job at its Tuesday night meeting. DeForge, a member of the council, has been mayor the past year.

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The Sun: Anti-incumbent ripples felt locally

Michael J. Sorba and Ryan Hagen, Staff Writers
Posted: 11/03/2010 06:16:02 PM PDT

Anti-incumbent sentiments that reverberated across the nation on Election Day weren’t as strong locally, but still present as mayors and city council members in several cities across the region were unseated by challengers.

Budget deficits, high utility bills and joblessness weighed on the minds of voters as they headed to the polls Tuesday to decide on what course is best for their respective cities.

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The PE: TEMECULA: City manager’s pay is election issue


10:58 PM PDT on Monday, October 4, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Just five city managers in California — and only one in the Inland area — earned more than Temecula City Manager Shawn Nelson in 2009, according to a survey.

Nelson, 51, earned $336,288 last year, an amount that includes his base salary, deferred compensation and other payouts, according to the survey released last month by the League of California Cities, an advocacy group for cities and towns. Nelson’s base pay is $291,571 a year, according to Temecula.

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The Sun: Pot outlet pays fines, stays open

Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/19/2010 07:03:48 AM PDT

BEAUMONT – A single medical marijuana dispensary is operating in violation of a moratorium in the city, and the General Fund grows by $1,000 every day it stays in business.

The City Council passed a moratorium in May 2009 on nonprofit medical marijuana cooperatives and collectives designed to operate exclusive circuits of marijuana cultivation and consumption with no purchase or sales to or from nonmembers.

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The Sun: Seven will compete for two Beaumont City Council seats

Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/04/2010 07:15:31 AM PDT

BEAUMONT – Mayor Brian De. Forge and Mayor Pro Tem Roger Berg will seek re-election in November against five newcomers.

Brenda Knight, David Castaldo, Paul St. Martin, Richard Bennecke and Victor S. Dominguez will be competing against De Forge and Berg for the two open seats.

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