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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: New executive director named for airport

SBD International Airport

Published: Oct. 14, 2014 – Updated: 11:06 p.m.

Michael Burrows, who has been acting executive director of the two agencies that oversee the development of San Bernardino International Airport, has been officially appointed to the job.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: Commentary: Little return on invested funds?

red-ink

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – 05:00 p.m.

The bad news just keeps piling up for bankrupt San Bernardino, and the surrounding area, these days. A city, and area, that has been the beneficiary of more than $ 1.026 Billion in government projects over the past several years.

That’s right. I did say billion!

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DailyBulletin: New SBIA terminal faces uphill battle, experts say

San Bernardino International Airport

The Grand Jury´s extensive criticism of the San Bernardino International Airport last year has been followed by a report this year concluding airport officials have now followed all of the Grand Jury´s recommendations. Is this another sign of turn-around for the airport, now that a developer has been removed from it and is instead facing felony charges? Airport officials and Mayor Pat Morris will say yes, and good times are ahead. Other critics will say no, the airport still has insurmountable obstacles. (Sun staff/file photo.)

By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 03/03/14, 10:57 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The newly completed $20.5 million international terminal at San Bernardino International Airport faces an uphill battle to lure carriers away from more established air transport centers, two airline analysts say.

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InlandPolitics: Grand Jury report a disservice to SBIA situation

grand_jury

Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

A recent San Bernardino County Grand Jury report certainly didn’t do the public any favors, with its so-called blessing, regarding the situation at San Bernardino International Airport.

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The Sun: Grand Jury gives San Bernardino International Airport a thumbs up

SBIA

The Grand Jury’s extensive criticism of the San Bernardino International Airport last year has been followed by a report this year concluding airport officials have now followed all of the Grand Jury´s recommendations. Is this another sign of turn-around for the airport, now that a developer has been removed from it and is instead facing felony charges? Airport officials and Mayor Pat Morris will say yes, and good times are ahead. Other critics will say no, the airport still has insurmountable obstacles. (File Photo)

Report: Progress made as previous Grand Jury recommendations were followed
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/06/2013 05:07:36 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — This time two years ago, the Grand Jury raised “serious questions” about management practices, internal controls and other issues at San Bernardino International Airport, and the airport passed a budget with a $982,400 deficit.

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InlandPolitics: Opinion: More dubious decision making

dunce

Friday, June 21, 2013 – 09:00 p.m.

One has to keep scratching their head over some of the decisions being made in San Bernardino government circles.

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The Sun: San Bernardino airport still awaits an airline, but does have activity

SBIA

Airport Manager Scott Gibbs walks toward a window overlooking the tarmac of the San Bernardino International Airport. (Gabriel Luis Acosta/Staff Photographer)

No tenant: Commercial carriers have yet to sign on to former military base
Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/29/2013 06:48:36 PM PDT

Photo Gallery: SBIA

SAN BERNARDINO — Nearly two decades after Norton Air Force Base closed, the airport that replaced it has no passenger carrier.

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Scot Spencer

March 29, 2013; 05:59 PM

When San Bernardino airport officials first began working with Scot Spencer in 2005, they said they did so with their eyes open.

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

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/29/2013 10:01:07 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Former San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer pleaded not guilty Friday to criminal conspiracy and other charges during his arraignment via closed-circuit television in San Bernardino Superior Court.

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InlandPolitics: SBIA: One defendant posts bail, arraignment today for other

Scales of Justice

Friday, March 29, 2013 – 08:30 a.m.

Both defendants in the new San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) fraud case, filed by the San Bernardino County District Attorney on Monday, arrived in Southern California yesterday.

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ivda

By Joe Nelson
joe.nelson@ inlandnewspapers.com @SBCountyNow on Twitter
Posted: 03/27/2013 08:11:53 PM PDT

Related story: Report details Scot Spencer’s actions at San Bernardino airport

San Bernardino International Airport officials on Wednesday said they will seek to recover more than $1 million they paid to former airport developer Scot Spencer to settle a legal dispute over a lease agreement prosecutors now say was a sham.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/27/2013 01:46:27 PM PDT

Former San Bernardino International Airport developer Scot Spencer has waived extradition, and should return to San Bernardino this week for arraignment, prosecutor Robert Brown said.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

It’s unbelievable!

Mayor Patrick Morris, the mayor of bankrupt San Bernardino, is still telling newspapers that San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) will get a scheduled passenger airline.

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InlandPolitics: Is San Bernardino County DA behind the eight ball?

Eight Ball

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – 09:15 a.m.

Is San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos finally behind the eight ball?

Could a chain of events finally be in-play that has many local politicos, movers and shakers, and campaign contributors cringing?

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Handcuffs

Andrew Edwards, Ryan Hagen and Joe Nelson, Staff Witers
Posted: 03/25/2013 08:59:57 AM PDT

Bios: Scot Spencer | Felice Luciano
Photo Gallery: D.A. files charges against Scot Spencer
View: Criminal complaint | Statement from 5th District Supervisor Josie Gonzales | 2010-11 Grand Jury report
Timeline: SBIA and Scot Spencer
Related stories: Grand Jury questions management practices at SBIA

Scot Spencer, the former airline executive and convicted felon who was nonetheless entrusted with leading the development of San Bernardino International Airport, faces five years in prison after being charged with an alleged associate with conspiring to steal more than $1 million in public funds.

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March 25, 2013; 09:25 AM

A long-running investigation into business dealings at the San Bernardino International Airport Authority resulted in criminal charges and the arrest of former airport developer Scot Spencer, District Attorney Michael Ramos announced Monday, March 25.

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

InlandPolitics: Spencer arrest confirmed

Scot Spencer Mug Shot

Monday, March 25, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

Former San Bernardino International Airport Developer Scot Spencer, 48, was arrested in Boca Raton, Florida on Sunday.

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ivda

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/22/2013 06:49:09 PM PST

San Bernardino International Airport officials are negotiating with two companies to extend their lease agreements and also preparing to launch a marketing campaign in hopes of attracting a tenant for a hangar previously occupied by a corporate jet refueling facility.

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The Sun: Sabo honored during special San Bernardino memorial service

Pat Morris

San Bernardino City Mayor Patrick Morris speaks at a Memorial for redevelopment attorney Tim Sabo on Thursday.at St. Bernadine’ Catholic Church in San Bernardino. Sabo, who died Nov. 28, was one of the foremost experts in redevelopment law and public finance in California and served as redevelopment counsel to Inland Empire public agencies for three decades. (LaFonzo Carter/ Staff Photographer)
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer

Posted: 12/20/2012 06:01:36 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Friends and colleagues of the late Timothy J. Sabo, who helped lead the charge in the redevelopment of the former Norton Air Force Base, gathered Thursday for a memorial service at St. Bernardine Catholic Church.

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