Tag: County Supervisor James Ramos

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Accepts Resignation of Human Resources Director

UPDATE   San Bernardino County, CA, November 13, 2015 – In March, San Bernardino County Human Resources Director Andrew Lamberto, was cited and later pleaded guilty to agreeing to engage in prostitution. County CEO Greg Devereaux did not inform the Board of Supervisors about the incident until Oct. 21. Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors finalized the departure of Human Resources Director Lamberto from the county government organization. Given the nature by which the incident was brought to the Board’s attention, at the Board’s direction, County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux is working with County Counsel to draft a policy by December 15 for the Board’s public consideration that would ensure the Board is immediately made aware of these types of incidents in the future. “It is now time to move on and focus our energies on meeting the needs of our county community,” Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos said. He made it clear that the Board is elected to govern the County and takes its role seriously. The Board fully understands that it is accountable to the public for the County’s performance and for ensuring that problems are addressed appropriately and swiftly. In exchange for a mutual release of all potential claims and to avoid the likelihood of costly litigation, the County has accepted Mr. Lamberto’s resignation and he will be on settlement-related leave until May 27, 2016, but he will not serve...

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County HR Director’s Arrest Initially Hidden From County Supervisors

San Bernardino, CA, November 4, 2015 – Recently the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors was notified by County CEO, Greg Devereaux, that the County Director of Human Resources, Andrew Lamberto, had been arrested in Orange County in March of this year for prostitution engagement.  Chairman Ramos and other supervisors expressed disappointment that this situation was hidden from sight by CEO Devereaux, given Mr. Lamberto’s position as County HR Director. Today County Supervisors directed County CEO Devereaux and the County’s attorneys to draft a policy for the Board that would prevent a repeat of this incident in which the Board was unaware for several months that the County’s Director of Human Resources had been arrested for and pleaded guilty to agreeing to engage in prostitution. “This morning the Board of Supervisors met with the CEO and had a very frank discussion about the importance of informing the Board of situations that can have a long-lasting effect on the well-being of the County and the people that we represent,” Chairman James Ramos said. “I am very disappointed by the actions that were committed by the Human Resources director,” Chairman Ramos added  “I can assure you that we are working together to bring some resolve to this situation so that we can continue to move forward.” CEO Devereaux stated “I apologize to the Board, the County’s employees, and the people of...

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Give BIG San Bernardino County Returns December 1st

Big Bear, CA October 5, 2015 – The 24-hour online web-a-thon is an easy and convenient way to give to favorite causes, charities, and nonprofits in the community.  Last year, the 2014 Give BIG campaign provided $548,214 to support the work of nonprofits in our region.  Big Bear was well represented in the campaign and took the top three spots in the number of individual donors. The Lighthouse Project had the most donors overall and raised the second most amount of money in the entire county. The Big Bear Valley AAUW Tech Trek Program and the Education Trust were second and third in the number of unique donors.  Supervisor James Ramos, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, encourages every nonprofit in the County to visit GiveBIGSBCounty.org to get involved and make those numbers even bigger and better this year. There is a two-step process for nonprofits to get involved in Give BIG San Bernardino County: 1. Register at The Academy for Grassroots Organizations at academygo.com 2.  Apply at Give BIG  – Early Bird registration ends October 15th. Monies raised through the Give BIG 24-hour fundraising web-a-thon will benefit participating nonprofit organizations and the people they serve.  These organizations will receive training in the use of social media, marketing, donor cultivation, and follow-up.  Nonprofit organizations will expand their fundraising capabilities through participating in the Give BIG San Bernardino County Campaign....

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Tonight in Big Bear: County Seeks Public Input on Renewable Energy

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 16, 2014 – San Bernardino County is creating a plan for renewable energy and is looking for public input; the first round of public workshops is this month. Supervisor James Ramos, who is presenting a solar expo for homeowners in Joshua Tree this month, says, “Community participation is key to the success of developing a renewable energy component for the County that makes sense for our communities.” The San Bernardino County Partnership for Renewable Energy and Conservation will provide a framework for renewable energy development while protecting communities and natural resources. Community input will help shape the drafting of a County General Plan Renewable Energy Element for consideration by the Board of Supervisors. Those who want to give input will have their chance tonight; a public workshop is scheduled for tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Big Bear Municipal Water District (40524 Lakeview...

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Native American History Month is a Good Reason to Visit the Local Museum

San Bernardino County, CA, November 12, 2013 – The ancestry and traditions of American Indians have been celebrated nationally every year since 1994. In support, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has passed a proclamation recognizing November as Native American Heritage Month. Supervisor James Ramos said he was proud that the County “is a leader in recognizing and honoring the significant contributions Native Americans have made to the nation.” Those contributions include developing unbreakable codes during the world wars to communicate military messages, a life-saving practice that was explored in the movies Windtalkers and The Code Talkers: A Secret Code of Honor. Locally, the Big Bear Valley Historical Society has information on Native Americans, both online and in their bookstore as well, with titles like Big Bear Yesterday and Indians of the Big Bear...

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