Archive for August 4th, 2012

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: New policy cracks down on delinquent developers

Published: 03 August 2012 04:13 PM

Developers behind on their property taxes to Riverside County will have to pay up before their zoning applications can be processed under a new policy adopted by county supervisors.

To read entire story by Jeff Horseman, click here.

The agency handles regional transportation, but could focus more on other matters

Published: 03 August 2012 05:24 PM

San Bernardino Associated Governments, overseer of transportation planning in the county, will consider expanding its role to tackle other regional issues.

To read entire story by DOUG BEGLEY, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Mayoral campaigns well into six figures


Published: 03 August 2012 06:14 PM

Inland political donors, get your checkbooks ready … again.

Riverside mayoral candidates Ed Adkison and William “Rusty” Bailey have already raised a combined total of nearly $325,000 in this campaign, and they’ve got at least six more fundraisers planned between them.

To read entire story by Alicia Robinson, click here.

The Sun: San Bernardino bankrupcty spurs employee exodus

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/03/2012 08:37:44 PM PDT

Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – Fifty-six city employees have retired or quit their jobs since city officials announced plans to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection on July 10.

Of the 56 employees, 29 worked in various departments at City Hall, 19 at the Police Department and eight at the Fire Department, said police Capt. Gwendolyn Waters, the city’s acting assistant city manager.

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VVDailyPress: Third time a lucky charm for VVCH?

AG delegate gets public input on VVCH sale
August 03, 2012 5:14 PM
Tomoya Shimura, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The Attorney General’s delegate returned for the third time in two years Friday to get public input on the new ownership of Victor Valley Community Hospital — a divisive issue that’s split the desert community.

Deputy Attorney General Wendi Horwitz heard from 31 doctors, hospital administrators, politicians and community leaders on whether her boss should approve the sale of the nonprofit hospital to Riverside-based KPC Group.

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Data Watch

Agencies did not divulge all their reserves to bean counters; errors are blamed

By Matt Clark and Michael Gardner
1:06 p.m., Aug. 3, 2012
Updated 7:01 p.m.

State officials reviewing the $54 million stash of cash in the parks department said Friday that they found an additional $233 million in reserves in 18 other funds — money that agencies failed to report to state budget officials.

They emphasized that, unlike with the parks department, there was no indication that the others had intentionally hidden money. They attributed the underreporting to accounting errors.

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SFChronicle: Gov. Brown adds $1 million to war chest

Attorney Molly Munger

Marisa Lagos
Published 9:04 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown added a cool $1 million to his already significant war chest this week in support of a November tax hike – and, not to be outdone, the wealthy supporter of a rival tax measure threw another $5 million behind her tax measure recently.

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LATimes: Teachers union adds $7.5 million to Prop. 32 fight

On politics in the Golden State
August 3, 2012 | 4:17 pm

California’s largest teachers union is digging deep to defeat Proposition 32, the November ballot measure that promises to eliminate special-interest money in politics.

The California Teachers Assn. wrote a $7.5-million check last month to the campaign against the proposition, according to records filed with the secretary of state’s office Friday. A political action committee sponsored by the California Labor Federation contributed an additional $250,000.

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