Tag: San Bernardino County Board Of Supervisors

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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Bounty Offered for Drone Operators

San Bernardino County, CA, August 5, 2015 – Drone operators have been asked repeatedly not to fly their aircraft during wildfires. But at crucial moments in each of the wildfires that have broken out in San Bernardino County so far this year, fire-fighting air tankers had to be diverted away from their targets because of the presence of small airborne hobby drones. The County Board of Supervisors decided asking is no longer enough and created a $75,000 reward fund for the arrest and conviction of anyone who flew any remote control-operated aircraft and interfered with fire-fighting aircraft during the recent Lake, Mill 2, and North fires. “Because fire-fighting planes could not be used, those fires spread faster and further,” Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos said during a news conference. “In the most recent fire, the North Fire, we saw cars and trucks burning on the freeway, we saw homes burn, and we saw families running for their lives,” Chairman Ramos said. “We want to know who was flying drones, and we want them punished. Someone knows who they are, and there is $75,000 waiting for them.” Sheriff John McMahon said his department will actively pursue drone operators in addition to its other vital duties during wildfires. And District Attorney Mike Ramos warned drone operators that they could and would be prosecuted for murder if their drones led to the death...

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Board of Supervisors Seeks Applicants For Two New Construction Panels

Big Bear, CA, July 29, 2015 – The County Board of Supervisors is looking for residents to serve on two newly created construction review panels, the Building and Safety Appeals Board and the Physically Disabled Access Appeals Board. “The missions of these boards are important, and I urge anyone who feels they are qualified and who is interested in serving their community to apply for a seat,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos. The Building and Safety Appeals Board is a technical review panel charged with considering cases in which property owners and builders believe the County has incorrectly applied the Building Code during plan review, construction, or to an existing building resulting in that building being declared substandard or unsafe. Applicants for this panel should be familiar with construction and the California Building Code.  The board has five seats plus three alternate positions.  Membership of the board shall include an architect; a fire protection engineer; a mechanical, plumbing, or electrical contractor; a real estate attorney; and a structural engineer. Two members of this panel would also serve as members of the other newly created body, the Physically Disabled Access Appeals Board. The five -member board, with three alternates, will consider appeals to County decisions as they pertain to disabled access, consider ratification of certain exemptions to accessibility requirements, and serve as an advisor to the County Building Official...

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Senator Bob Dutton Running for SBD Assessor/Recorder

San Bernardino County, CA, February 25, 2014 – On February 21st, Senator Bob Dutton (ret.) filed his nomination papers to run for San Bernardino County Assessor/Recorder. Dutton, known to many here in the Big Bear Valley, has much support from elected officials, community leaders, and associations that represent the county. As an elected official from the Inland Empire, Dutton has often been commended for his ability to provide effective leadership and has served as President or Board Member for his local Kiwanis Club, YMCA, Red Cross, and Chamber of Commerce. Dutton looks forward to another opportunity to serve the people around him and says, “My business experience and time in elected office make me uniquely qualified to serve as Assessor/Recorder.” Dutton is seeking this office with the support of all five members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and several state and local taxpayer organizations that know what a significant role the Assessor plays in administration of county government. To learn more about the candidate, visit:...

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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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