Archive for the ‘ Banning ’ Category

The P-E: TRANSPORTATION: Rail link from L.A. to Coachella Valley explored


Regional agencies are studying the idea of expanding passenger rail service to the San Gorgonio Pass and Coachella Valley.

Published: March 6, 2015 – Updated: March 8, 2015 11:02 p.m.

A longtime idea to expand passenger rail service to the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass is picking up speed.

To read story by Erin Waldner in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: BANNING: City Manager Andy Takata resigns

City of Banning

January 14, 2014

Banning City Manager Andy Takata has submitted a resignation letter contingent on developing a severance agreement with the city, according to a statement read by Mayor Debbie Franklin during the Tuesday, Jan. 14, council meeting.

To read story by Gail Wesson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Black Banning officers allege bias

Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/11/2011 07:10:03 PM PDT

BANNING – Two black officers formerly employed by the Police Department and another still on the payroll claim they were targets of discrimination and a hostile work environment that tolerated racial slurs and jokes, an attorney representing them said Monday in a letter to the city manager.

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The PE: BANNING: School district faces growing deficit

11:19 PM PDT on Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Administrators at the Banning Unified School District are projecting a $5.1 million deficit in 2011-12 and say the gap between money coming and money going out could grow to $8.1 million in 2012-13.

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The PE: BANNING: Beverly Hills developer puts money into council race

12:22 AM PDT on Friday, October 29, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

PDFs: View campaign statement forms from Banning City Council candidates:
Bob Botts | Debbie Franklin | Edward Miller | Lyndon Taylor

PDF: Read a campaign finance report from Riverside County Taxpayers for Accountable Government

A Beverly Hills developer has donated thousands of dollars to an independent expenditure group that supports two challengers in the Banning City Council race and opposes the two incumbents.

According to campaign finance records, developer Lloyd Fields gave $30,000 to Riverside County Taxpayers for Accountable Government, which is responsible for mailers and phone calls criticizing the incumbents, Mayor Bob Botts and Councilwoman Debbie Franklin.

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The PE: BANNING: Seven vie for two seats on council

12:01 AM PDT on Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

It’s been more than a year since a proposal to build a sewage sludge plant in Banning died, but with the City Council election nearing, the issue has again bubbled to the surface.

Two men who co-wrote a ballot measure to block the plant, Edward Miller and Lyndon Taylor, are among seven candidates vying for two seats on the Banning City Council in next month’s election.

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The PE: TEMECULA: City manager’s pay is election issue


10:58 PM PDT on Monday, October 4, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Just five city managers in California — and only one in the Inland area — earned more than Temecula City Manager Shawn Nelson in 2009, according to a survey.

Nelson, 51, earned $336,288 last year, an amount that includes his base salary, deferred compensation and other payouts, according to the survey released last month by the League of California Cities, an advocacy group for cities and towns. Nelson’s base pay is $291,571 a year, according to Temecula.

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The PE: Grant adds police to three Inland cities

10:23 PM PDT on Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside’s new Police Department leadership will have 15 more positions to work with as they evaluate where best to put resources, officials said last week.

The Police Department was among the 8 percent of applicants that received a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Riverside will receive $5.1 million to train, equip and pay the officers.

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