Archive for January 19th, 2011

The Sun: $165 million bond authorized for San Bernardino airport

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/19/2011 06:48:06 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – In a move intended to repay existing debts and move San Bernardino International Airport a step closer to operation, the Inland Valley Development Agency authorized a $165 million bond on Wednesday.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County may pay for criminal defense

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 – 03:00 P.M.
Last Updated: January 19, 2011 – 06:30 P.M.

San Bernardino County paying the legal expenses for a former official and criminal defendant?

A scenario that may actually happen for former Assesseor and County Supervisor Bill Postmus.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County CEO makes first move

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 – 12:45 p.m.

Let the games begin.

In Wednesdays edition of The Sun newspaper San Bernardino County’s Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux started to play his poker hand in an effort to gain control of a ballooning budget deficit nearing $140 million.

The first salvo in turning public perception against the county employee unions.

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The Sun: Pension costs weighty


County must grapple with $16.4 million debt

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/18/2011 08:39:39 PM PST

Rising pension rates for San Bernardino County’s employees will wield a $16.4-million blow to the county’s budget and likely result in more layoffs and reduction of services, county Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux said Tuesday.

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10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County joined a growing list of agencies Tuesday that are scrambling to counteract Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to eliminate redevelopment in California.

During a special meeting, the Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized up to $155 million in bonds to fund a host of projects throughout the county’s unincorporated areas. Redevelopment was the meeting’s sole topic.

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The Sun: City manager takes pay cut


Colton’s Foster accepts 10% less; further staff salary cuts possible
Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/18/2011 11:27:53 PM PST

COLTON – Citing the city’s tough financial position and the need for city employees from the top down to make sacrifices, the City Council on Tuesday approved a reduction of more than 10 percent to City Manager Rod Foster’s salary.

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VVDailyPress: Feds question wastewater plant’s price tag

City documents place total at $30 million, $46 million, $58 million
January 18, 2011 5:16 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • A federal agency is questioning the price of Victorville’s wastewater treatment plant, with documents showing three different totals that range from $30 million to nearly $58 million.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 – 9:03 am

The Assembly gaveled in and out Tuesday in a matter of minutes. The Senate did not meet as Democrats convened for their annual policy retreat at the UC Davis Medical Center.

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LATimes: California cities race to shield funds from state

As Jerry Brown seeks to kill redevelopment agencies, officials move to protect the groups’ money. They see a raid by Sacramento, while the state says the funds are needed to protect vital services.

By Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times
January 19, 2011

A revolt by city officials against Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to abolish municipal redevelopment agencies is rapidly spreading across the state.

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