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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Campaign finance update

Money

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s the latest numbers from campaign finance disclosure reports filed in San Bernardino County this week.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Incumbents challenged

Politics

Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Several San Bernardino County incumbents have drawn challengers.

One last minute add caught the elected official by surprise.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County fundraising totals

Money

Monday, February 3, 2014 – 09:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 3, 2014 – 01:15 p.m.

A combination of new contribution limits and the sluggish economy is having an effect on local totals.

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The Sentinel: With Postmus’ credibility shot, DA banks on Brown as lead witness

The Sentinel

By Mark Gutglueck (www.sbsentinel.com)
January 10, 2014

(January 8) Matt Brown, San Bernardino County’s current assistant auditor-controller-treasurer and the one-time chief-of-staff to former county supervisor Paul Biane, is about to emerge front and center as the lead prosecution witness in the Colonies Lawsuit Settlement Public Corruption Prosecution, the Sentinel has learned.

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InlandPolitics: Walker up for another term

Larry Walker

Walker

Friday, Janaury 10, 2014 – 08:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County Auditor-Contrller-Treasurer-Tax Collector Larry Walker isn’t tired yet.

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The Sentinel: State Supreme Court Reinstates Earlier Dismissed Charges In Colonies Case

The Sentinel

By Mark Gutglueck
Posted on December 27, 2013

(December 26) SACRAMENTO—The California Supreme Court on December 23 reestablished the essential elements of the Colonies Lawsuit Settlement Public Corruption Prosecution, granting the gist of prosecutors’ appeal more than a year and two months after the Fourth District Court of Appeal in Riverside dismissed the most crucial charges lodged against developer Jeff Burum, the central defendant in the case.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Campaign finances impacted by limits

Money

Thursday, August 1, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Campaign finance limits are having a definite impact on San Bernardino County officeholders.

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SBCO Seal

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 – 06:00 p.m.

San Bernardino County’s investment pool has received the highest credit rating for safety and stability.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Fundraising limits already a problem

Money

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

In didn’t take long.

San Bernardino County politicos, a obsessed with making themselves look good the past couple years, now find themselves in an unexpected predicament.

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InlandPolitics: Torres secures victory in SD 32

Norma Torres

Torres

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

State Assembly Member Norma Torres (D-Pomona) handily defeated Mayor Paul Leon (R-Ontario) to fill the 32nd State Senate District seat vacated by now-U.S. Representative Gloria Negrete-McLeod on Tuesday night.

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The Sun: San Bernardino sues state to keep $15M

San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/27/2013 01:06:14 PM PDT

San Bernardino is suing the state to prevent the Department of Finance from carrying through with a threat to withhold more than $15 million in taxes to make up for low- and moderate-income housing funds the city allegedly owes.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Democracy in (in)action in Senate ballot

Campaigns

March 17, 2013; 06:35 PM

Turnout in last Tuesday’s special election in Inland Southern California’s 32nd Senate District stands at a whopping 9.6 percent.

To read the Political Empire column in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: Assemblywoman Norma Torres lead in Senate District 32 finances

Campaigns

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/08/2013 07:45:48 PM PST
Updated: 03/08/2013 10:07:17 PM PST

Assemblywoman Norma Torres is – by far – the leading fundraiser in the special election to succeed Gloria Negrete-McLeod in the state Senate.

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InlandPolitics: SD 32: Walker takes it on the chin

Larry Walker

Walker

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – 12:00 p.m.

The special election to decide who will fill the vacant 32nd State Senate District seat has heated up on the Democratic side big time!

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InlandPolitics: Special Election: Fundraising update in SD 32 contest

Campaigns

Saturday, February 2, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Here are the fundraising totals in the 32nd State Senate District special election.

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InlandPolitics: Walker dumps half of job title

Larry Walker

Walker

Thursday, January 31, 2013 – 11:00 p.m.

San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector and State Senate Candidate Larry Walker (D-Chino) has started a fire.

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Campaigns

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/18/2013 07:11:43 PM PST
Updated: 01/18/2013 09:58:42 PM PST

A half-dozen established Inland Empire politicos will look to represent the largely blue-collar 32nd state Senate District.

The field of four Democrats and two Republicans – all currently holding political offices locally with some having been elected to multiple posts – are seeking to win the seat previously held by Gloria Negrete-McLeod, who was elected to Congress in November.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

Edit

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 – 09:15 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this week.

San Bernardino County Supe’s elect Rutherford chair

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously elected Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford as it’s new chairperson. Second District Supervisor Gary Ovitt will be vice-chair.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: House website whizzes botch Ruiz’s name

Campaigns

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE
January 06, 2013; 06:33 PM

You’ve spent more than a year running for Congress, endured millions of dollars in attacks from your opponent and shadowy Super PACs, and yet still prevailed.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Democrats ask Obama to be pro-pot

Campaigns

December 16, 2012; 02:25 PM

The Riverside County Democratic Central Committee celebrated President Barack Obama’s win in the county last month.

But then came concerns that the president would harsh the mellow of voters in Washington and Colorado after they legalized marijuana for recreational use.

To read column by Ben Goad and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Walker launches State Senate bid

Larry Walker

Walker

Friday, December 14, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

More entertainment is coming to San Bernardino County political circles courtesy of County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector Larry Walker (D-Chino).

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The Sun: Fontana school board members, others fire back at county treasurer

Jim Steinberg,Staff Writer
Posted: 10/03/2012 10:15:43 PM PDT

FONTANA – School board members on Wednesday night defended their decision to issue a controversial class of bonds to stave off a likely state takeover.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Pension ballot measure draws opposition

Supervisor Josie Gonzales

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 24 January 2012 07:08 PM

San Bernardino County supervisors moved forward Tuesday with a proposal to require voter approval of future pension increases but face opposition from employee unions who quickly announced plans for a competing measure aimed at supervisors.

The board agreed to have county staff draft a ballot measure requiring voter approval before retirement benefits for county employees, legislative officers and elected officials could be increased. But final approval is not assured with supervisors split 3-2 on whether to consider the proposal.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County Supervisors proposing more benefits cuts

By Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 01/23/2012 03:05:32 PM PST

Two San Bernardino County supervisors are requesting that benefits for all county elected officials, not just the Board of Supervisors, be reduced to be in line with elected officials in other counties.

Supervisors Neil Derry and Janice Rutherford are pushing for the ordinance, which comes less than two weeks after the board approved a similar ordinance that reduced total compensation for future supervisors by roughly $48,000 annually.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Officials’ benefits debated

San Bernardino County Auditor/Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector Larry Walker

BY IMRAN GHORI
STAFF WRITER
ighori@pe.com

Published: 21 January 2012 05:49 PM

After slashing their own benefits earlier this month, San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday will start taking aim at extra compensation for other county-wide elected officials.

The board will vote on a proposal by Supervisors Janice Rutherford and Neil Derry to direct the county administrative and counsel offices to prepare an ordinance that would cut benefit packages for the assessor-recorder, auditor/controller/treasurer-tax collector, district attorney and sheriff. If a majority of supervisors agree, the ordinance will return to the board at a future meeting for a vote.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County Board declines to cut benefits of countywide officials

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 – 11:25 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, while adopting cuts to their own benefits package, wouldn’t go near a proposal by Third District Supervisor Neil Derry to have the cuts apply to all of the county’s elected officials on Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 – 08:30 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider slashing their own lavish benefits package Tuesday morning.

A benefits package unmatched anywhere in the state and possibly country.

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The Sentinel: Mystery remains over Brown’s continuing tenure with county

By Mark Gutglueck
Friday, January 6, 2012

Questions continue to dog the second highest ranking member of the county auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector’s office with regard to the role he and a political action committee he controlled played in illegally passing through and laundering money for those convicted of or charged with participation in a bribery and extortion conspiracy.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County supes right to cut benefits

Sunday, December 4, 2011 – 12:30 p.m.

Now San Bernardino County supervisors want to cut their benefits package again.

They shouldn’t think twice about.

The benefits package afforded the county’s elected officials is the richest in the state, and can be adjusted by a mere majority vote of the supervisors.

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The Sun: Flow of money, alleged blackmail detailed in Colonies’ search warrants

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/12/2011 06:12:51 AM PST

The ways money flowed to candidates and political action committees and alleged acts of blackmail are detailed in search warrants in San Bernardino County’s $102 million legal settlement with Rancho Cucamonga developer Colonies Partners LP in November 2006.

The warrants, released last week, also describe what led authorities to suspect a county supervisor’s former chief of staff of criminal activity before he became a witness for the prosecution.

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The Sun: Airport developer owes more than $500,000 in property taxes

Spencer

Joe Nelson and Josh Dulaney, Staff Writers
Posted: 11/01/2011 05:59:53 PM PDT

Embattled San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer has racked up roughly $545,876 in delinquent property taxes since 2005, of which $31,618 has been seized by the county tax collector.

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The PE: AIRPORT: Tax collector seizes $31,618 from Scot Spencer

Spencer

BY KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
STAFF WRITER
kpierceall@pe.com

Published: 26 October 2011 07:00 PM

San Bernardino County tax collectors have seized $31,618 from the developer of San Bernardino International Airport and his related businesses, a fraction of the $544,876 he owes in property taxes, according to the county agency.

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Walker

By Andrew Edwards Staff Writer
Posted: 08/12/2011 06:06:15 PM PDT

It is hard to predict the longterm consequences of Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the San Bernardino County Investment Pool, county Treasurer Larry Walker says.

But no immediate difficulties are seen for agencies using the multi-billion dollar fund, he said.

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The Sun: S&P ripples spread

SB County’s investment pool gets downgrade
Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/09/2011 09:30:12 PM PDT

Standard & Poor’s followed its downgrade of the U.S. government’s credit rating by downgrading pooled investments of San Bernardino County schools and other agencies.

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VVDailyPress: County Investment Pool on review

Effects of potential downgrading of U.S. government on local agencies is unknown
July 22, 2011 9:09 AM
Natasha Lindstrom
Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • The political stalemate over raising the national debt ceiling has triggered rating agencies to place the San Bernardino County Investment Pool on review for possible downgrades.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Grand jury questions auditor staffing, merger

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, July 21, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

A San Bernardino County civil grand jury is calling on the auditor-controller/treasurer/tax collector’s office to conduct more audits of county departments and special districts.

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The PE: The Six-Figure Club

Many SB County retirees receive generous pensions
09:42 PM PDT on Saturday, July 9, 2011
By IMRAN GHORI, JIM MILLER and DAVID DANELSKI
The Press-Enterprise

The San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association has 446 retirees who receive more than $100,000 a year in pension benefits, with some getting more than their salary when they were part of the workforce, according to newly released records.

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By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Created: 07/07/2011 07:58:04 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors should consult with appropriate state agencies to determine if the merger of two county offices last year created a conflict of interest, the Grand Jury has recommended in its annual report.

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The Sun: Agency taps Grand Terrace for $2.3M

Water bill error cited in new debt
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/23/2011 05:02:54 PM PDT

GRAND TERRACE – County auditors report that the city owes more than $2 million to the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, worsening an already precarious budget and possibly imperiling efforts to sell bonds for city projects.

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The Sun: Pension quagmire

Leaders didn’t think CalPERS increases would be a problem
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/23/2011 08:03:04 PM PDT

Unions wanted them. Pension managers said they were affordable. Elected officials approved them.

But improved pension benefits granted to public employees over the past 12 years are now costing local governments dearly. And for that, officials acknowledge, there’s plenty of blame to go around.

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InlandPolitics: The rise and fall of S.B. County’s pension fund

Thursday, February 17, 2011 – 12:40 p.m.
Last Modified: February 20, 2011 – 11:35 a.m.

The government pension fund for the County of San Bernardino, once-renowned for it’s long-term investment savvy, has taken a hard fall over the past few years.

A fall, the fund is still reeling from to this day.

A fall, now affecting county taxpayers and employees.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: More changes obviously needed at S.B. County pension fund

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 – 09:15 a.m.

Defiance! Defensiveness! Politics!

That’s what seems to be coming from San Bernardino County Treasurer Larry Walker.

Walker is currently managing trustee of the San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association (SBCERA), while the fund searches for a new executive director and chief investment officer.

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The PE: Cassie MacDuff: Bitter Pill on Pension Plan

CEO Greg Devereaux, Treasurer Larry Walker and Director of Governmental Relations Mark Kirk

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10:00 PM PST on Monday, February 7, 2011
Cassie MacDuff

A new report on a growing deficit in the San Bernardino County employee pension fund has the Board of Retirement on the defensive.

Managing Trustee Larry Walker, the county treasurer, on Friday called the report an “attack piece,” but quickly backpedaled, saying the staff member who compiled it may have missed the big picture: Over 28 years, the fund’s earnings have averaged 9 percent a year.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County supes decline pay boost

Monday, January 24, 2011 – 11:10 a.m.

All five members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors have now declined a two percent pay increase as prescribed by Charter Measure P.

A good move on their part considering the county budget deficit, their current benefits package, and demands the county will be placing on employees later this spring.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: $16.4 million pension cost increase worries supervisors

10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County supervisors say more needs to be done to control rising pension costs as they approved a $16.4 million increase this week.

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The PE: Sheriff, DA, Assessor, Auditor-Controller begin new terms

09:02 AM PST on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

Four top San Bernardino County officials began new terms of office Monday.

Sheriff Rod Hoops and Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Walker marked the occasion with late morning and noon swearing-in ceremonies at the County Government Center.

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InlandPolitics: Some S.B.County elected officials refuse to forgo raises

Saturday, January 1, 2011 – 08:00 p.m.

Many of San Bernardino County’s elected officials have decided not to forgo their pay increases.

Even though the county is looking at millions of dollars in new budget cuts this year and most employees have already voted to cancel previously negotiated raises.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Final part of swap to take effect

10:00 PM PST on Saturday, January 1, 2011

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

The San Bernardino County clerk-recorder’s office will be formally transferred to the assessor Monday in the final part of a series of mergers approved in early 2010.

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The Sun: De Ana Thompson to work in Assessor’s Office

2 promoted as merger of county offices continues

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/24/2010 03:51:00 PM PDT

San Bernardino County Chief Deputy Recorder De Ana Thompson and Assistant Recorder Matt Brown have been moved into new positions as a merger of the Auditor-Controller-Recorder’s and Treasurer/Tax Collector’s offices moves forward.

Thompson, a county employee for 14 years and chief deputy recorder since 2001, was recently promoted to assistant recorder, and Brown was promoted to assistant auditor-controller recorder.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: Will Walker payoff Brown political debt?

Larry Walker

Sunday, October 24, 2010 – 01:00 p.m.

What a tangled web.

Last week we published a story here at InlandPolitics.com on San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller-Recorder-Tax Collector Larry Walker’s hiring and subsequent promotion of Matt Brown to be his second-in-command.

A position for which Brown possesses no apparent qualification to hold.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: S.B. County’s Walker entering hardball politics?

Brown

Thursday, October 21, 2010 – 09:45 a.m.

I never thought I would be saying Larry Walker and hard ball politics in the same sentence.

But it seems Walker has decided to play.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Blame game starts at pension fund

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 – 01:00 p.m.
Last Updated: October 14, 2010 – 06:30 a.m.

The blame game has already started related to the various allegations swirling around San Bernardino County’s government pension fund.

Employees and trustees of the San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association (SBCERA) are now pointing fingers and casting blame for the now-public missteps at the pension fund.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Walker appointed interm pension fund administrator

Walker

Saturday, October 9, 2010 – 05:30 p.m.

The San Bernardino County Employees Retirment Asociation (SBCERA) has announced the appointment of Auditor-Controller-Treasurer Larry Walker as managing trustee to oversee the duties of interim executive director, and Donald Pierce, senior investment officer, is appointed as interim chief investment officer.

The appointments come on the heals of the resignation of executive director Timothy Barrett.

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July 22, 2010 5:38 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

SAN BERNARDINO • Two months after San Bernardino County placed him on paid leave amid harassment allegations, the 2nd District’s former top aide has taken a new county position as an assistant recorder.

Matt Brown, previously chief of staff to 2nd District Supervisor Paul Biane, was put on administrative leave in early May, days after Brown sent his boss a letter alleging he was being threatened and retaliated against for cooperating with a corruption investigation. The environment was so hostile, Brown wrote in the letter, that it led to him seeking medical help.

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RivPE: San Bernardino County auditor/controller makes management changes

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

A former top aide to San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane who has been out on paid leave for two months is taking a new position as assistant recorder.

Larry Walker, the county’s auditor/controller/recorder/treasurer/tax collector, announced in a memo to his staff Tuesday that Matt Brown, until recently Biane’s long-time chief of staff, had joined his office.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: County-wide elected-officer results

All appointed and elected San Bernardino County incumbents running for county-wide offices successfully secured election or reelection last night.

Results as of 3:53 A.M. on 06/09/2010.
Office                   Candidate          Pct %      Votes-
Sheriff-Coroner          Rod Hoops**        66.72 %    88,021
                         Paul Schrader      21.61 %    28,507
                         Mark Averbeck      11.67 %    15,394
District Attorney        Michael Ramos**    53.72 %    72,387
                         Bob Conaway        27.31 %    36,792
                         Frank Guzman       18.97 %    25,558
Assessor-Recorder        Dennis Draeger**   73.25 %    95,129
                         Alfred Palazzo     26.75 %    34,737
Auditor-Controller       Larry Walker**     70.97 %    94,242
                         Ensen Mason        29.03 %    38,542
Sup.of County Schools    Gary Thomas**      60.27 %    78,828
                         Arturo Delgado     22.32 %    29,192
                         Rita Ramirez-Dean  17.42 %    22,782

All appointed and elected San Bernardino County incumbents successfully secured election or reelection this evening.

The following absentee results have been posted.

Results as of 10:32 P.M. on 06/08/2010.
Sheriff                  Rod Hoops**        67.45 %    43,975   Votes
                         Paul Schrader      20.71 %    13,502   Votes
                         Mark Averbeck      11.84 %     7,720   Votes
District Attorney        Michael Ramos**    54.90 %    36,655   Votes
                         Bob Conaway        28.33 %    18,913   Votes
                         Frank Guzman       16.77 %    11,199   Votes
Assessor-Recorder        Dennis Draeger**   74.96 %    48,467   Votes
                         Alfred Palazzo     25.04 %    16,192   Votes
Auditor-Controller       Larry Walker**     72.42 %    47,844   Votes
                         Ensen Mason        27.58 %    18,225   Votes
Sup.of County Schools    Gary Thomas**      63.13 %    40,827   Votes
                         Arturo Delgado     19.55 %    12,642   Votes
                         Rita Ramirez-Dean  17.32 %    11,199   Votes

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Expect no surprises in county-wide races

Expect all county-wide officials to be either elected or reelected on June 8th.

Most of San Bernardino County’s elected or appointed incumbents had to run at least a basic campaign this year. Something that is healthy.

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RivPE: Candidates clear after filing deadline

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, March 15, 2010

By DUANE W. GANG, IMRAN GHORI and JIM MILLER
The Press-Enterprise

Inland voters now know who their choices will be for the upcoming June 8 primary election after Friday’s filing deadline for candidates.

For Inland legislative seats, these candidates returned filing papers.

In the 62nd Assembly District incumbent Wilmer Amina Carter, of Rialto, will face Gil Navarro, of San Bernardino, in the Democratic primary. Republican Jean Ensley, of Rialto, also is in the race.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Supes merge Treasurer-Tax Collector

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors initiated the process to abolish the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator and merge its parts with other elected county officials at their scheduled meeting today.

Today’s initial action by county supervisors, which will be final on January 26, and take effect thirty days later, creates the following offices.


Sheriff-Coroner               to   Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator
Auditor-Controller-Recorder   to   Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector
Assessor                      to   Assessor-Recorder
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*The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector will also assume the duties of Director of Central Collections.

*The Assessor will also assume the duties of County Clerk and  have control over County Archives.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: S.B. Co. Treasurer-Tax Collector consolidation a good move

A decent idea to save a significant amount of money has graced San Bernardino County.

The proposal by the San Bernardino County Administrative Office to consolidate the Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator into the Auditor-Controller-Recorder is a well thought out idea. The second part of the proposal to be taken up by county supervisors this Tuesday is the County Clerk, Recorder, and archive functions will be folded into the elected office of Assessor.

The proposed consolidations make sense and maintains those functions as elected offices.

The formation of the Office of the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator is essentially the creation of what is commonly known as a Public Finance Officer in many jurisdictions.

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RivPE: Proposal would eliminate treasurer-tax collector in S.B. County

10:00 PM PST on Saturday, January 9, 2010

By IMRAN GHORI
The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County supervisors will consider a proposal Tuesday to turn the duties of treasurer-tax collector over to the auditor-controller’s office.

Combining the two independently elected positions would save up to $1 million a year at a time when the county is anticipating a large budget shortfall due to declining sales and property taxes, according to a report from Assistant County Administrator Dean Arabatzis.

The proposal has been harshly criticized by former Treasurer-Tax Collector Dick Larsen, who resigned in July after 11 years in the position. He called it a back-room deal that officials are trying to sneak by before the June election.

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SBSun: San Bernardino County may drop treasurer/tax collector position to save money

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/08/2010 10:36:48 PM PST

San Bernardino County’s elected treasurer/tax collector position would be eliminated and folded into the Auditor-Controller Recorder, Public Administrator and Assessor’s offices, under a plan being considered by the Board of Supervisors.

The move could save the county between $500,000 and $1million a year by eliminating about 10 positions through attrition and consolidations, county spokesman David Wert said.

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