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VVDailyPress: County leaders stress job growth

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SHEA JOHNSON
STAFF WRITER
Posted Aug. 6, 2014 @ 7:12 pm
Updated Aug 6, 2014 at 7:17 PM

VICTORVILLE — San Bernardino County supervisors and CEO Greg Devereaux on Wednesday touched upon a myriad of subjects affecting the county, including a push for technical education, the need for more private sector jobs and the ongoing impact of prison realignment.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County: Top 25 highest-paid executives

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 – 03:00 p.m.

Here’s the Top 25 highest paid public employees in San Bernardino County government, according to 2013 compensation figures provided by the searchable database at website TransparentCalifornia.com

The totals include all costs related to the positions, including inusrance, pension contributions, allowances, etc. For hourly-wage employees further down in the database, overtime is included.

So much for tightening those purse strings!

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County gets last laugh in union deal

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Monday, June 23, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Hats off to San Bernardino County government for pulling off a masterful victory over its largest union last week.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County charter reform and “The King”

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Comedy is starting to make a comeback on the Fifth Floor of the San Bernardino County Government Center, located at 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, in lovely downtown San Bernardino.

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DailyBulletin: San Bernardino County CEO proposes $4.4 billion budget

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/13/14, 4:23 PM PDT | Updated: 41 secs ago

County CEO Greg Devereaux on Tuesday presented a $4.4 billion recommended budget for the next fiscal year to the Board of Supervisors, with 37.9 percent of spending proposed for Human Services, 19.2 percent to Law and Justice and 11.5 percent for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

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VVDailyPress: County denies backroom deal

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April 29, 2014 9:19 PM
SHEA JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER

In response to a lawsuit filed Thursday, a San Bernardino County spokesman on Monday said the county’s top executive would never pass off the appointment of a fire chief in exchange for support of trimming firefighter benefits.

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DailyBulletin: San Bernardino County Administrative Office launches new website

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 12/30/13, 8:22 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The San Bernardino County Administrative Office has launched its own website where the public can look at current and past budgets, see the county’s organizational chart and get information on county administrators.

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The PE: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PAY: Controller updates website on compensation

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December 17, 2013

The state controller’s office has updated its website on public employee compensation to reflect 2012 salaries and benefits.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

InlandPolitics: County Supervisor getting ahead of himself

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

One sure has to hand it to San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James C. Ramos (D-San Manuel Indian Reservation).

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August 07, 2013 6:01 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The importance of local businesses partnering with local governments was the message underscored at the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce’s State of the County breakfast Wednesday.

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The Sun: Moratorium on solar projects extended in San Bernardino County

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/23/2013 06:30:24 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended a temporary moratorium on commercial solar energy projects by 10 months, 15 days in order to set design standards and land-use parameters for such projects.

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VVDailyPress: County budget tailored to meet economic struggles

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June 10, 2013 5:43 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Wednesday to consider adopting the 2013-14 Recommended Budget, which according to a county news release, reflects an ongoing struggle to cope with “economic downturn.”

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By Ryan Hagen
ryan.hagen@ inlandnewspapers.com @sbcitynow on Twitter
Posted: 05/23/2013 07:28:06 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — If the City Council thought it took care of the conflict of interest inherent in having officials targeted by a recall campaign handle that same recall by asking the county to take over, it might not be so simple.

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The Sun: San Bernardino seeks county oversight in recall efforts

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/20/2013 08:33:53 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – It seems that no one wants to administer the attempts to recall nearly all of the city’s elected officials.

The dais was nearly empty Monday night as the city council asked the county registrar of voters to handle any further questions related to the recall efforts.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors hears budget projections

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/14/2013 05:17:03 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux presented the first budget projections for the next fiscal year to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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DailyBulletin: San Bernardino County board, CEO will discuss budget

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/13/2013 05:15:52 PM PDT
Updated: 05/13/2013 05:15:59 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux will discuss proposed budget programs for the next fiscal year and the county’s financial condition during a study session of the Board of Supervisors today.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: CEO contract extended to 2017

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San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux (Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise)

May 07, 2013; 05:51 PM

San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux will stay on until 2017, and possibly beyond that, under a contract extension approved Tuesday, May 7, by the Board of Supervisors.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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By Joe Nelson
joe.nelson@ inlandnewspapers.com @SBCountyNow on Twitter
Posted: 04/10/2013 06:29:11 PM PDT
Updated: 04/10/2013 09:01:26 PM PDT

ONTARIO — A rebounding economy. A more idealistic Board of Supervisors with a focus on ethics and good government. And most importantly, a Countywide Vision to ensure San Bernardino County residents, business owners and community leaders prosper for decades to come.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/07/2013 05:20:32 PM PDT
Updated: 04/07/2013 05:29:38 PM PDT

San Bernardino County is hosting its annual State of the County event on Wednesday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Its focus will be on the Countywide Vision plan and the progress made since its implementation in June 2011.

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LATimes: San Bernardino County abandons eminent domain mortgage plan

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The plan to use eminent domain to seize troubled mortgages and write down debt for homeowners failed to garner public support.

By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
January 24, 2013, 4:53 p.m.

San Bernardino County and two of its cities abandoned a plan that would use eminent domain to seize troubled mortgages and write down debt for homeowners.

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Devereaux

By Greg Devereaux
Posted: 12/07/2012 03:16:42 PM PST

Last week, The Sun and the Daily Bulletin published an editorial and a guest column taking the County of San Bernardino to task for seeking payment of substantial debts owed to the county by the cities of San Bernardino and Upland. What the editorial and column failed to grasp is that when a city refuses to pay the county for a service it used or an impact it caused, it pushes the obligation onto the residents and businesses in other cities.

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The Sun: Homeownership Protection Program JPA cancels October meeting

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/22/2012 09:58:51 PM PDT

The third meeting of the Homeownership Protection Program Joint Powers Authority, composed of San Bernardino County and the cities of Ontario and Fontana to address the county’s foreclosure crisis, has been canceled due to a lack of quorum.

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By Andrew Edwards, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 09/10/2012 11:23:19 AM PDT
Updated: 09/10/2012 08:25:26 PM PDT

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday asked for a federal investigation of Wall Street figures he accused of colluding “to restrain trade and to redline communities” over opposition to a controversial proposal to use eminent domain to prevent foreclosures in San Bernardino County.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/06/2012 12:42:20 PM PDT

San Francisco-based Mortgage Resolution Partners is expanding its proposal to help individuals underwater on their mortgages in San Bernardino County and elsewhere by including homeowners who have defaulted or are delinquent on their loan payments.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/27/2012 06:47:51 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford is ramping up her opposition to a controversial proposal that would have the county partner with a private firm and use eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages to stimulate the housing market.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/05/2012 11:26:10 AM PDT

A Royal Bank of Scotland analysis questions a controversial proposal for a San Bernardino County agency to use eminent domain to buy “underwater” mortgages.

The bank asserts that declining foreclosure rates mean a relatively low number of homeowners will benefit from the plan. With that conclusion in mind, analysts for the Royal Bank of Scotland question whether such bold action as eminent domain is necessary.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

One has to hand it to San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux.

The man single-handedly tubed county pension reform last week.

A seemingly easy task to accomplish.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 – 01:00 p.m.

Will San Bernardino County Supervisors send two pension reform measures to the November Ballot?

Probably not?

Why? Egos and ineptitude.

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LATimes: Newsom calls eminent domain plan in San Bernardino County ‘bold’

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom believes a plan under consideration by Inland Empire communities to seize and restructure troubled mortgages deserves a look. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

By Alejandro Lazo
July 27, 2012, 4:36 p.m.

One of California’s highest-ranking politicians, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, has told an investor group to “back off” and allow San Bernardino County to explore a controversial plan that would employ its eminent domain powers to seize and restructure troubled mortgages.

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The Sun: Mortgage Resolution Partners executive defends eminent domain proposal

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/26/2012 05:30:00 PM PDT

A founder of a San Francisco company behind a proposal for local government to use eminent domain to take control of underwater mortgages predicted other companies may follow them and take the plan national.

Mortgage Resolution Partners co-founder and chief strategic officer John Vlahoplus said in an interview Thursday that he believes the controversial plan will survive legal challenges and may be emulated by other firms in areas heavily affected by the post-2007 housing market bust.

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The Sun: OpEd: Property seizure is not the answer

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David H. Stevens
Posted: 07/22/2012 07:04:38 AM PDT

California, once ground zero of the housing crisis, is and will continue working its way back to a stable real estate finance market.

However, the radical use of eminent domain to take over underwater mortgages could cause a spiraling effect of withdrawal of mortgage credit, declining home values and a threat to local economic recovery. Rather than taking actions which increase uncertainty, reduce the availability of credit and focus on the problems from the past, policymakers should look to homebuyers of the future and do what they can to efficiently get the process moving again.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Meaning of Waterloo debated in San Bernardino

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Published: 20 July 2012 07:26 PM

It’s been a grim couple of weeks for San Bernardino as city officials decided to declare a fiscal emergency and file for bankruptcy due to a cash-flow crisis and budget deficit. Still, even amid serious discussions, the council found a few moments to debate 19th Century military history at its July 10 meeting.

Echoing a phrase used by one public speaker, Councilman Fred Shorett suggested that this could be a “Waterloo opportunity” allowing the city to get its financial house in order.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Trade group calls condemnation plan illegal

San Bernardino County Administrative Officer Greg Devereaux is the chairman of a joint powers authority looking at proposals to aid homeowners with underwater mortgages.(Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise)

 

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 17 July 2012 06:15 PM

A banking industry group continued to press its opposition to a proposal to use eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages, claiming the tactic would not withstand legal scrutiny and could end up costing San Bernardino County.

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, a Wall Street trade group, released a legal memo from its law firm on Tuesday, July 17, that attacked the proposal as impermissible under the federal and state constitutions and the county charter.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Created: 07/13/2012 11:23:10 AM PDT

Leaders of the newly formed Homeownership Protection Program have yet to decide how they will try to solve San Bernardino County’s lingering foreclosure woes, but the potential use of eminent domain to take over mortgages continued to arouse objections from industry groups when the group convened its first meeting on Friday.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Mortgage proposal initially kept quiet

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 07 July 2012 05:29 PM

A confidentiality agreement signed by San Bernardino County’s top executive required him to initially keep secret the details of a proposal to use eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages.

The county provided a copy of the agreement on Thursday, July 5, in response to a June 19 public records request from The Press-Enterprise. The request was filed after officials revealed that county Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux had entered into the agreement in February.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Finance industry opposes eminent domain fix

A coalition of 18 financial industry trade groups warned San Bernardino County that a proposal to use eminent domain to seize mortgage loans could make it harder for others to get loans.

 

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 29 June 2012 05:02 PM

A coalition of financial industry trade groups raised strong objections this week to a proposal being considered by San Bernardino County to use eminent domain to seize underwater mortgage loans.

In a letter to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and Fontana and Ontario city councils dated Thursday, June 28, the groups state that the program intended to help homeowners could actually end up harming them.

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The Sun: Supervisors approve plan for underwater homeowners

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/19/2012 06:48:21 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the forming of a joint-powers authority that would look into establishing a program to help homeowners who are upside-down on their mortgages.

The joint-powers authority (JPA) would consist of the county and the cities of Fontana and Ontario, with an opt-in agreement for other cities desiring to join. It would require a vote of approval from each respective city council in order to join the JPA.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Controversial mortgage fix considered

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 18 June 2012 07:48 AM

Six years after Cathy Piper purchased her 1,100-square-foot Rancho Cucamonga home for $420,000, she has seen its value drop to $232,300.

But like millions of homeowners across the country with underwater mortgages, she struggles to meet her $2,475 monthly mortgage payment even as she is stuck with a loan that is more than the property is worth.

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The Sun: County’s budget up for public hearing

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/12/2012 07:49:23 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Facing a fiscal environment affected by shrinking revenues, public pension and salary issues and dwindling state funds, San Bernardino County Supervisors will discuss the proposed $4.06-billion 2012-13 budget for the first time at a special meeting Friday.

And the public will get a chance to sound off on that budget.

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The Sun: Continued cuts in store in San Bernardino County’s proposed budget

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/01/2012 04:12:13 PM PDT

Potential cuts ahead: San Bernardino County’s 2012-13 recommended budget
Related story: Governor’s budget proposal could be ‘catastrophic’ for SB County

As it strives to implement its 20-year vision plan, San Bernardino County will continue trying to close a $91.5 million budget hole over the next five years with continued cuts to programs and services.

County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux presented his proposed 2012-13 budget to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. It goes before the board on June 15 for a public hearing and possible adoption.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/22/2012 04:00:23 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – High unemployment and a staggering number of people underwater on their mortgages continues to vex San Bernardino County, with no relief expected until late 2015, according to a budget report approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The county added 15,600 jobs in the first three months of 2012, but its unemployment rate, as of March, was still hovering at 12.7 percent, higher than the national unemployment rate of 8.4 percent and California’s unemployment rate of 11.5 percent.

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DailyBulletin: Dutton may revive ONT bill

State Senator Bob Dutton

Liset Márquez, Staff Writer
Created: 05/03/2012 06:01:14 PM PDT

ONTARIO – A local senator may soon revive a bill aimed at helping this city gain autonomous control of the struggling LA/Ontario International Airport.

Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, created Senate Bill 446 in early 2011 in an effort to move discussions along between officials from Ontario and Los Angeles World Airports, which operates ONT under a 44-year joint-powers agreement.

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InlandPolitics: GnanaDev out as ARMC Med Director

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Friday, April 6, 2012 – 06:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, April 7, 2012 – 12:00 p.m.

InlandPolitics. com has learned that Dr. Dev GnanaDev, medical director at San Bernardino County-owned and operated Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), will step down from his position.

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Devereaux

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 03/26/2012 06:31:32 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors met in a special closed session meeting on Monday to evaluate Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux’s performance.

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Staff report
Posted: 03/22/2012 04:36:39 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Josie Gonzales has convened a special board meeting regarding a public employee evaluation of the county’s Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux.

The meeting, which will be held in closed session, has been in the works for some time, county spokesman David Wert said.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Supervisor pay initiative headed to ballot

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 – 09:45 a.m.

An initiative to amend the San Bernardino County charter to reduce the pay, status and staffs of county supervisors is headed to the ballot.

The “Part-Time Pay for Part-Time Work” initiative, a measure backed by county unions, has officially qualified to go before county voters.

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DailyBulletin OpEd: Ratcheting up a contract tussle

Executive Editor Frank Pine
Created: 01/28/2012 06:06:04 AM PST

San Bernardino County’s Board of Supervisors asked county lawyers last week to draft language for a ballot measure that would give voters the final say on increases to pension benefits for public employees.

Supervisors Janice Rutherford, Gary Ovitt and Josie Gonzales voted yea with supervisors Brad Mitzelfelt and Neil Derry voting nay.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Board chair admits she’s in it for the cash

Friday, January 27, 2012 – 09:45 a.m.

Well we finally have it.

San Bernardino  County Board of Supervisors Chair Josie Gonzales admits she’s in it for the dough.

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The Sun: Imposing labor terms a game changer in San Bernardino County-union relations

Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 12/24/2011 06:11:58 AM PST

San Bernardino County’s imposition of labor terms on a law enforcement union could have longstanding ramifications on its relationship with the bargaining group.

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DailyBulletin: Public safety unit accepts arbitrator’s labor terms

Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Created: 12/21/2011 10:31:20 AM PST

A union representing San Bernardino County public- safety employees has agreed to labor terms proposed by an arbitrator in June that averts 14 percent pay and benefits cuts to certain employees, the county announced Wednesday.

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InlandPolitics: A tale of two counties

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 – 11:00 a.m.

A stark contrast has emerged between San Bernardino County and neighboring Riverside this week.

A contrast in how each county deals with collective bargaining and budgeting.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: Union should take deal

Sunday, December 18, 2011 – 10:50 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA) should reconsider and accept a contract offer from county supervisors.

A contract affecting the union’s Specialized Peace Officer Unit representing Probation Corrections Officers, and Welfare Fraud and Coroner Investigators.

Why?

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Union seeks re-vote

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 16 December 2011 09:49 PM

A union representing San Bernardino County public safety employees will vote again on a previously rejected contract as it faces a possible 14 percent pay and benefit cut.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Cuts imposed on safety employees union

S.B. County supervisors vote to impose reductions on the 380 members of the Specialized Peace Officer unit

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 14 December 2011 06:19 PM

San Bernardino County is planning to impose a 14 percent pay and benefit cut on some public safety employees if they don’t agree to a proposal the union had previously rejected.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County public safety employees face cuts

By Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/13/2011 06:59:46 PM PST

A group of San Bernardino County public safety employees, including probation officers and district attorney’s investigators, face a 14 percent cut in pay and benefits unless they agree to a previous proposal by the county.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Mitzelfelt advances budget changes, contract imposed

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – 12:01 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – 01:45 p.m.

You gotta hand it to those crack San Bernardino County lawyers.

Based upon recommendations from CEO Greg Devereaux and, according to him, county attorneys, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to impose a 14% pay cut to Probation Corrections Officers, Coroner Investigators and Welfare Fraud Investigators.

The classifications make up the Specialized Peace Officer Unit represented by the San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association (SEBA).

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County ignores contract provision

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – 09:25 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors appear to be on collision course with the San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association (SEBA).

On Tuesday, a majority of county supervisors intend to reject the advisory award by a neutral arbitrator and impose a one-year contract on Probation Corrections Officer, Coroner Investigator and Welfare Fraud Investigator members in the Specialized Peace Officer Unit represented by SEBA.

An illegal act under the expired agreement.

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By Josh Dulaney, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 12/12/2011 06:05:49 PM PST

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors today will consider cutting salary and benefits for a group of probation correction officers, a move officials say will result in $3.6million savings annually.

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InlandPolitics: S.B.County: Budget standoff over, Mitzelfelt caves

Mitzelfelt

Monday, December 12, 2011 – 09:45 a.m.

The writing is on the wall, or should we say on the agenda, in the budget standoff at the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt has been blocking the approval of first quarter budget adjustments affecting millions of dollars in funding.

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BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 11 December 2011 07:46 PM

Sixteen San Bernardino County cities waiting for public safety funds are among those watching to see how a budget update dispute among county supervisors will play out.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County set to impose 14% cut on SEBA bargaining unit

Sunday, December 11, 2011 – 09:45 a.m.

The San Bernardno County Board of Supervisors is set to impose a hefty pay cut on the Specialized Peace Officers Unit. A represented by the San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA).

A cut of 14%.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County Government: Has anything changed?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 – 12:05 p.m

Has anything really changed in San Bernardino County government?

The answer. Not really.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Supes budget impasse continues

It’s the second consecutive meeting where they fail to reach an agreement

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 06 December 2011 07:32 PM

San Bernardino County remains unable to pay some of its bills after a second straight meeting where supervisors failed to reach agreement on budget adjustments.

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The Sentinel: County renews contract with corruption figure’s lobbying firm

The San Bernardino County Sentinel
Published Friday, November 18, 2011

San Bernardino County this week renewed its contract with the controversial Sacramento-based lobbying firm Platinum Advisors, extending the arrangement for the firm to provide legislative advocacy for three years.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County budget revisions fail passage

Friday, November 18, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

Sometimes you have to count to four.

At least if you want to pass appropriation adjustments through the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

Yes, the apple cart was been turned over at Tranquility Base this week, when first quarter budget adjustments failed to make it through the board.

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InlandPolitics: A calculated statement

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

It’s been no secret that someone has wanted San Bernardino County Supervisors Neil Derry and Brad Mitzelfelt gone.

Now it’s crystal clear.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: CEO’s remarks garner criticism from supervisors

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 04 October 2011 08:48 PM

San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux is facing fallout over remarks two supervisors say mischaracterize their opposition to his budget plan.

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InlandPolitics: Neil Derry: Budget fix requires team effort, focus on public safety

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Derry criticizes CEO: misplaced priorities, failure to negotiate in good faith with bargaining units

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 – 05:00 p.m.

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – San Bernardino County CEO Greg Devereaux made comments at the Fontana Rotary Club regarding the county budget that Supervisor Neil Derry does not believe accurately reflect the ongoing budget discussions taking place within the county.

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San Bernardino County is making changes but on a narrow margin, Greg Devereaux says

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 03 October 2011 09:55 PM

San Bernardino County supervisors need to be willing to stand up to employee unions to solve a $134 million budget gap the county will face over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux said Monday.

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By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Posted: 08/12/2011 08:23:55 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux disputed allegations that county attorneys are essentially assisting in the criminal defense of Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum by sharing information in a civil lawsuit with Burum’s lawyers.

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Postmus

By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Posted: 08/12/2011 09:33:57 PM PDT

San Bernardino County cannot just sue Colonies Partners LP to recoup a landmark $102 million settlement because of former Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Postmus’s guilty plea to bribery, the county’s CEO said.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County unions continue building political warchests

Monday, August 8, 2011 – 02:25 p.m.

The latest disclosure filings by San Bernardino County’s public employee unions reflects a continued build-up of political action money from last years levels.

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AlphenhornNews: Acres, aggregates and accusations

County Supervisor Janice Rutherford

Thursday, August 4, 2011
S. E. Williams
Staff Writer

When Janice Rutherford was elected Second District Supervisor last year, voters looked with renewed hope toward a future of clean government. Most were fed-up with the scandals and fraud that have plagued the county for nearly a generation.

The election, once again, gave voters a chance to elect new representation. Although this made voters hopeful—history in San Bernardino County has also taught them to be diligent and remain watchful.

As a result, when Rutherford approached the county’s Chief Administrative Officer Greg Devereaux and asked about the infamous “1,200 Acres” of undeveloped, surplus county flood control property in Rancho Cucamonga, alarm bells sounded and a weary constituency questioned, why?

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Agreement ends with foreclosure help group

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 1, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County is severing its ties to the Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corp., more than two years after the nonprofit group was started to help reduce blight caused by the foreclosure crisis.

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Friday, July 8, 2011 – 09:55 a.m.

What a mess the County of San Bernardino has on its hands.

Multiple unions have rejected contract concessions in the face of rising health insurance premiums.

One carrier, Kaiser Permanente, is increasing its premiums this year by 15%.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 – 09:45 p.m.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies rejected a concession package proposed and recommended by their union Wednesday evening.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 – 09:45 p.m.

The San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Association representing Deputy District Attorneys, Deputy Public Defenders and Child Support Attorneys, has overwhelmingly rejected a contract concession package.

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DailyBulletin: County leaders see the future

Adopt vision statement
By Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino Staff Writer
Created: 07/01/2011 09:11:58 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – When Greg Devereaux took over as top San Bernardino County executive a year ago, he noticed that its leadership did not have a clear road map to follow.

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The Sun: Supervisors mull county budget

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Posted: 06/16/2011 06:05:39 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – County supervisors on Thursday went through a proposed county budget, one that calls for $3.8 billion in spending – about $91 million less than the 2010-11 budget.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Supervisors debate budget cuts

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, June 16, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County supervisors delayed adoption of a budget Thursday, saying they need more time to review the proposed $3.8 billion plan, which includes cuts and layoffs.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: ‘Back to basics’ budget presented for vote

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterrise

San Bernardino County supervisors will meet this afternoon to consider a budget plan that cuts services and asks employees to give up some health and retirement benefits.

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The Sun: Mark Kirk submits resignation from county

By Joe Nelson
Posted: 06/14/2011 12:22:00 PM PDT

Mark Kirk, the county’s Director of Governmental Relations and a defendant in a criminal probe into the county’s settlement with Rancho Cucamonga developer Colonies Partners LP, has resigned.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.

One has to wonder why there is such a disconnect in the way San Bernardino and Riverside County governments conduct business respectively.

Riverside County seems to be able to maintain a sense of order and cohesiveness.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: No budget solution yet

Monday, June 13, 2011 – 05:45 a.m.

A budget solution for San Bernardino County officials appears to still be illusive at this point.

Thanks primarily to wishful thinking.

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The PE: OpEd: Don’t bill workers for county’s deficit

09:15 PM PDT on Friday, June 10, 2011
By BOB BLOUGH

The San Bernardino Public Employees Association takes issue with the editorial “Pare costly perks” (Our Views, June 2).

The partnership referred to in the editorial stated the obvious — recovery requires the participation of both management and the employees.

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