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The PE: REGION: Big payouts a cushion for area’s city managers

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December 27, 2013; 01:40 PM

City managers in some of the Inland region’s largest municipalities have stitched voluminous golden parachutes to protect themselves from the whims of elected leaders, who have provided little stability for their top executives in recent years.

To read story by Aaron Claverie in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: TEMECULA: City manager placed on administrative leave

Published: 13 November 2012 – 11:21 PM

Temecula City Manager Bob Johnson was placed on administrative leave at the end of the City Council’s Tuesday meeting, Nov. 13.

To read story by Nelsy Rodriguez in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: TEMECULA: Quarry opponents angry over report certification

“Judas” and “Benedict Arnold” are some of the terms used by Liberty Quarry opponents to describe Riverside County Supervisor John Tavalgione following his vote Tuesday to certify the quarry’s environmental impact report.

 

BY JEFF HORSEMAN AND NELSY RODRIGUEZ
STAFF WRITERS
jhorseman@pe.com | nrodriguez@pe.com

Published: 16 May 2012 06:41 PM

Liberty Quarry opponents said Wednesday, May 16, that their dismay over county supervisors’ Tuesday decision to accept a report on the environmental affects of the quarry had turned to anger at the supervisor who cast the swing vote.

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The PE: LIBERTY QUARRY: Supervisors set to vote this morning

JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 16 February 2012 07:05 AM

Whether a proposed Temecula-area rock quarry gets built hinges on a vote scheduled for this morning by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Riverside to conclude its hearings on the Liberty Quarry, which raised questions about how to balance economic development, the environment and quality of life.

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The PE: LIBERTY QUARRY: Supervisors face political backlash

Riverside County supervisors John Benoit, at left, and Marion Ashley go over their notes during the Jan. 30 hearing on Liberty Quarry in the Riverside Convention Center.(KURT MILLER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

BY DUANE W. GANG AND JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITERS
dgang@pe.com | jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 11 February 2012 04:03 PM

A political rock-and-a-hard-place scenario faces Riverside County supervisors as they decide the fate of a proposed Temecula-area quarry.

Approve Liberty Quarry, and the five supervisors will anger a wide range of opponents, including a politically active Indian tribe. Deny the open-pit mine, and they risk the wrath of business groups and union members desperate for jobs.

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The PE: TEMECULA: City will pay to keep redevelopment alive

10:28 PM PDT on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

A frustrated Temecula City Council on Tuesday evening agreed to pay the state government nearly $5 million to keep their city’s Redevelopment Agency alive.

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The PE: Senate committee passes, and then parks, anti-quarry bill

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

SACRAMENTO – A bill to stop the proposed Liberty Quarry near Temecula cleared its first Senate committee Tuesday but will likely go no further for the remainder of the legislative year.

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The PE: LEGISLATURE: Quarry clash looming as session nears end

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, August 21, 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to block the proposed Liberty Quarry near Temecula is quickly emerging as a Capitol showdown in the closing days of the year’s legislative session.

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The PE: Seven Inland schools said involved in slush fund case

10:23 PM PDT on Thursday, August 11, 2011

By JOHN MURPHY
Staff Writer jomurphy@pe.com

Murrieta Valley and six other Inland high schools have been implicated in an alleged scheme involving kickbacks for ordering sporting equipment through a now defunct Orange County sporting goods company.

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The PE: 4 Inland public administrators to be honored Thursday

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, June 19, 2011

Submitted to The Press-Enterprise

Cal State San Bernardino President Albert Karnig will be honored by the Inland Empire chapter of the American Society for Public Administration at the organization’s 2010-11 annual awards ceremony.

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The PE: TEMECULA: City manager to retire in December

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05:21 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

By JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Temecula City Manager Shawn Nelson on Wednesday announced his intention to retire at the end of the year, capping a 21-year career that saw the city grow from a rural outpost with few amenities to a relatively wealthy city of more than 100,000.

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The PE: Two Temecula-area water board members accused of conflicts

12:10 AM PDT on Sunday, May 22, 2011

By JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

PDFs: Read complaints against Rancho California Water District board members Steve Corona | Ben Drake

A senior staff member at the Rancho California Water District is accusing two board members of hiding or ignoring conflicts of interest between their private lives and public responsibilities.

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The PE: Third minute added for speakers at Temecula council meetings

10:34 PM PDT on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

By JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Those wishing to address Temecula’s City Council about items not on the agenda will now have an extra minute to do so.

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The PE: TEMECULA: Residents may get more time to talk to council

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

By JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Residents may soon have more time to speak their mind to Temecula’s City Council.

The council on Tuesday is expected to consider granting a third minute for speakers at council meetings who want to talk about topics that are not on the agenda or part of the consent calendar, a collection of agenda items passed by the council with one vote.

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The PE: Temecula looks to keep redevelopment funds

10:00 PM PST on Monday, February 21, 2011

By JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Determined to save the city’s redevelopment dollars, Temecula’s City Council tonight will consider several measures to counter Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to end California’s redevelopment agencies.

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

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

By JEFF HORSEMAN
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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PE: City’s suit against Pechanga could have statewide impact

11:11 PM PDT on Saturday, August 21, 2010

By JIM MILLER and JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

In February 2008, California voters approved tribal casino-expansion deals that supporters said would ensure aid for surrounding communities.

The agreements for the first time created a process for tribes, Inland cities and counties to negotiate payments to cover off-reservation impacts such as extra police, increased traffic and other expenses.

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PE: Inland elected officials’ salaries examined

10:52 PM PDT on Sunday, August 15, 2010

By JOHN F. HILL and JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Council members in 17 “general law” cities in western Riverside and San Bernardino counties earn less than half the pay of their counterparts in charter cities, a review of public records has found.

City managers in these Inland cities also make less, though the gap is smaller.

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RivPE: Two Temecula councilmen cleared of conflict of interest allegations

10:00 PM PST on Friday, January 8, 2010

By JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

A state agency could not validate a conflict-of-interest complaint against two Temecula City Council members, according to two recently released letters.

The identical letters from the California Fair Political Practices Commission were sent to Mayor Jeff Comerchero and Councilman Mike Naggar, who were the focus of a complaint filed by a citizens’ group.

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