Archive for April 15th, 2011

InlandPolitics: State Budget: Tax ‘Extension’ Out, Tax ‘Increase’ In

Friday, April 15, 2011 – 06:00 a.m.

Tax extension, Tax extension, Tax extension………

Not any longer.

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The Sun: County spends $21 million on lawsuit

By Joe Nelson Staff Writer
Posted: 04/14/2011 09:52:34 PM PDT

San Bernardino County has spent $21 million on its lawsuit seeking to recoup the cost for its $102 million settlement with Rancho Cucamonga- based developer Colonies Partners LP in 2006.

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11:43 PM PDT on Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

The Sacramento tax stalemate and Gov. Jerry Brown’s unfunded plan to put thousands of state prisoners back in county jails are front-burner issues faced by local law enforcement, Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach said Thursday.

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By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer
Posted: 04/14/2011 10:32:00 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The not-yet fully formed board of the San Bernardino Economic Development Corp. – a nonprofit agency recently given oversight of millions in city redevelopment dollars – held an informal workshop Wednesday night to discuss how to move forward under Gov. Jerry Brown’s lingering proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies.

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By William Abernathie
Created: 04/14/2011 06:51:24 PM PDT

There has been a lot of talk lately about the salaries and retirement benefits of public employees. I have been listening not only as the President of SEBA, the San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association, but as someone who has worked my entire adult life in law enforcement in California. I am a sergeant with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, with more than three decades of experience working in my community.

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By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Created: 04/14/2011 09:52:35 PM PDT

San Bernardino County firefighters have agreed to pay more toward their pension benefits and take smaller raises, but only if other unions agree to the same concessions.

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DailyBulletin: Some water lost from basin in Upland

By Sandra Emerson Staff Writer
Created: 04/14/2011 03:56:53 PM PDT

UPLAND – The San Antonio Water Co. has lost more than 16million gallons of its water due to planned landscaping work at the water basin in the Colonies.

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By Monica Rodriguez Staff Writer
Created: 04/14/2011 09:52:55 PM PDT

POMONA – For some employees of Pomona Unified School District, the notices that they may not have jobs next school year came earlier this year.

The same news will soon be going out to a large group of classified employees.

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VVDailyPress: FPPC eyes Cabriales



April 14, 2011 4:11 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The city has asked the Fair Political Practices Commission for advice in a possible conflict of interest claim involving Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales and his connection to the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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The PE: School administrators warn of 160-day year

By PE Politics
April 14, 2011 4:32 PM

School officials from the Riverside and Corono-Norco unified school districts warned state senators Thursday of major repercussions if lawmakers go ahead with as much as $4.5 billion in additional cuts to schools.

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The Sun: Op-Ed: Public-private model is working



By David E. Mlynarski
Posted: 04/14/2011 07:00:44 PM PDT

A few years ago some were skeptical about using public dollars to help ease the region’s foreclosure crisis and stabilize neighborhoods. The organization formed to receive these public dollars, the Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corporation (IEERC), has successfully used the funding to buy, restore and resell distressed homes. Today, I’m happy to say that despite early criticism, the corporation and its public-private model has proven to work well.

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SacBee: Odds and ends on the budget situation

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 14, 2011

No major breakthroughs to report on the state budget, but a few notes from the past couple days:

— Senate Republicans don’t seem particularly motivated to vote for taxes or a tax ballot, though they are still willing to engage in budget talks that involve pension changes and a long-term spending cap.

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