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April 10, 2006 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
San Bernardino Councilman Neil Derry wants a raise, and, yes, he knows how it probably looks: another politician with his hand out. At first glance, the City Council's request for a nearly 3,000% pay increase looks outrageous. But the last time the council received a raise was in 1937 -- when Lou Gehrig was playing first base for the New York Yankees -- and their current salary is just $50 a month. That's barely enough to pay a bar tab for a night, Derry said.
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September 6, 2012 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
In bankruptcy and facing a $45.8-million budget shortfall, the San Bernardino City Council on Wednesday voted to slash spending and eliminate close to 100 city jobs, but postponed action on proposed Fire Department cutbacks that could lead to station closures. The council also approved a measure to explore outsourcing trash collection to a private company, eliminating the city sanitation department. The proposed budget plan would eliminate more than 100 jobs, including 41 non-sworn positions in the Police Department and a variety of positions in other departments ranging from managers to janitors.
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July 17, 2012 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
The San Bernardino City Council postponed a vote Monday to declare a fiscal emergency, which would allow the city to move forward with filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection without going through months of state-mandated mediation. The city's flirtation with bankruptcy began last week when the council confronted a fiscal report showing it faced a $46-million budget shortfall and might not be able to make its August payroll. Interim City Manager Andrea Travis-Miller told the council Monday that a "host of creditors" had contacted the city by telephone, some of them threatening to sue, after the council voted last Tuesday to authorize moving toward bankruptcy.
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July 17, 2012 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
The San Bernardino City Council postponed a vote Monday to declare a fiscal emergency, which would allow the city to move forward with filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection without going through months of state-mandated mediation. The city's flirtation with bankruptcy began last week when the council confronted a fiscal report showing it faced a $46-million budget shortfall and might not be able to make its August payroll. Interim City Manager Andrea Travis-Miller told the council Monday that a "host of creditors" had contacted the city by telephone, some of them threatening to sue, after the council voted last Tuesday to authorize moving toward bankruptcy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2012 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
In bankruptcy and facing a $45.8-million budget shortfall, the San Bernardino City Council on Wednesday voted to slash spending and eliminate close to 100 city jobs, but postponed action on proposed Fire Department cutbacks that could lead to station closures. The council also approved a measure to explore outsourcing trash collection to a private company, eliminating the city sanitation department. The proposed budget plan would eliminate more than 100 jobs, including 41 non-sworn positions in the Police Department and a variety of positions in other departments ranging from managers to janitors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2005 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
The San Bernardino City Council's decision last week to deny $10,000 in funding for a group that counsels gay men and women led to charges against the city of bias, and questions about the group's legitimacy. The council stripped the Gay & Lesbian Center of the Inland Empire from a list of 21 groups to share $300,000 in federal money the city doles out to public service programs.
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June 2, 1989 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Like a lot of young couples, Tommy and Vickie Milligan had to flee Los Angeles to secure their dream house. They found it about 60 miles away, in a working-class section of San Bernardino where stucco homes with small yards could still be had for a reasonable price. It seemed like an ideal setting for her growing family, Vickie Milligan recalled. But that was before the tragic events of recent weeks, when a high-speed train derailment and an underground gasoline explosion sent the Milligans fleeing once again--this time for their lives.
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July 12, 2012 | By Phil Willon, Catherine Saillant and Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
Facing the same financial stressors that pushed San Bernardino toward bankruptcy, cities across California are slashing day-to-day services and taking other drastic actions to skirt a similar fiscal collapse. For some, it may not be enough. San Bernardino on Tuesday became the third California city to seek bankruptcy protection in the last month and, while no one expects the state to be consumed by municipal insolvencies, other cities teeter on the abyss. PHOTOS: California cities in bankruptcy "There are likely to be more in the future, but it's hard to know, since a lot of struggling cities may manage to work things out," said Michael Coleman, a fiscal policy advisor for the California League of Cities.
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January 6, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
The San Bernardino City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a new set of building codes to improve fire safety for residents who rebuild homes destroyed or severely damaged in the October and November wildfires. Once the final codes are adopted in a month or so, all rebuilt homes in a designated area will require upgraded windows, fire-resistant roofing, a minimum 5-foot clearance between structures and metal screens on all vents, among other requirements.
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July 9, 2003 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to oppose a plan to split off several communities into a new area code. Supervisor Dennis Hansberger pressed his colleagues to oppose the plan under consideration by the California Public Utilities Commission that would put Oak Glen, Forest Falls and portions of Yucaipa and Angelus Oaks in a new 951 area code. The rest of the county would remain in the 909 area code.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2006 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
San Bernardino Councilman Neil Derry wants a raise, and, yes, he knows how it probably looks: another politician with his hand out. At first glance, the City Council's request for a nearly 3,000% pay increase looks outrageous. But the last time the council received a raise was in 1937 -- when Lou Gehrig was playing first base for the New York Yankees -- and their current salary is just $50 a month. That's barely enough to pay a bar tab for a night, Derry said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2005 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
The San Bernardino City Council's decision last week to deny $10,000 in funding for a group that counsels gay men and women led to charges against the city of bias, and questions about the group's legitimacy. The council stripped the Gay & Lesbian Center of the Inland Empire from a list of 21 groups to share $300,000 in federal money the city doles out to public service programs.
NEWS
June 2, 1989 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Like a lot of young couples, Tommy and Vickie Milligan had to flee Los Angeles to secure their dream house. They found it about 60 miles away, in a working-class section of San Bernardino where stucco homes with small yards could still be had for a reasonable price. It seemed like an ideal setting for her growing family, Vickie Milligan recalled. But that was before the tragic events of recent weeks, when a high-speed train derailment and an underground gasoline explosion sent the Milligans fleeing once again--this time for their lives.
NEWS
September 20, 1990
Pomona has added its name to a growing list of cities that would like to become rail stops along a proposed commuter line for passenger trains between Los Angeles and San Bernardino. The City Council voted this week to apply for state funds to remodel the Amtrak station on Garey Avenue, north of Arrow Highway, into a commuter rail station. The city staff estimated the cost of the work at $1.2 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2006 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
The San Bernardino City Council had been set to schedule an election date Monday for residents to vote on a measure that would bar illegal immigrants from renting in the city. Instead, council members voted to ask a judge to rule on the election's legality.
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