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SB County Supervisors Approve Veteran Training Program

Big Bear, Ca, February 15, 2012, 3:00pm – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors earlier this week approved a program to train veterans, military family members and other personnel to assist veterans in dealing with the emotional and mental health issues experienced by some former military personnel. “With five military bases in our county, including Fort Irwin and Twentynine Palms where many soldiers and Marines were trained for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, we have numerous veterans who have experienced heavy combat and are now wrestling with the stress and strain on their mental health and on their family lives,” said First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, who served as a Marine in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. “This training will help veterans to recognize potential problems in their colleagues and help them implement personal strategies to handle those problems.”  The Board agreed to increase the contract with Trauma Resource Institute by $145,892, which is fully funded by Mental Health Services Act Innovation funds.  The increase will allow for about 30 veterans and 17 contract personnel, military personnel and/or their families to be trained in techniques to control stress and maintain general wellness for those who have experienced traumatic events, as well as their family members. It is expected that those who undergo the training will be able to train up to 200 others per year throughout the...

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Supervisors Look Into Lowering Other County Elected Officials Benefits

San Bernardino County, Ca, January 25, 2012, 12:00pm – Earlier this month the San Bernardino County Supervisors voted to decrease their benefits in order to align their benefits with other sister counties, and to save tax payers money.  Supervisor Neil Derry suggested that benefits be cut for the other four elected positions in the county.  “The gold-plated benefits provided to San Bernardino County elected officials is completely out of line with what other counties are providing, and this Board needs to take action to reign those benefits back to fiscal reality,” said Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford.  Supervisor Derry with Supervisor Rutherford together made the request to the Chief Administrators Office.   The proposed ordinance would apply to the offices of Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, Auditor Controller/ Treasurer/ Tax Collector, Sheriff/Coroner/Public Administrator, and District Attorney. If the ordinance is adopted, it would not impact County elected officials currently in office.  The County Administrative Office will draft the benefits reduction ordinance for countywide elected officials and will bring it back to the Board for consideration at a future meeting....

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County Seeks Applicants From Fawnskin Area For Commission

Big Bear, Ca, October 27, 2011, 3:00pm – County Supervisor Neil Derry is seeking applicants for the San Bernardino county service area of Fawnskin for board members on the Fawnskin advisory commission.  The Commission was established in 1968 as a way for residents of the community to better communicate with county supervisors.  There are currently three spots that need to be filled, and if they are not filled, the commission could be disbanded.  Applicants must be registered voters with their main residence in Fawnskin.  Contact the county supervisors office at 387 3841 or go to  www.sbcounty.gov/cob/otherservices-bcc.asp  to download a copy of the application or they can call 909 387 3841. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31140.mp3|titles=Fawnskin members needed for...

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County Board of Supervisors To Examine Mountain Business Parking Requirements

Big Bear, Ca, August 11, 9:00am –The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chief Executive Officer is going to review parking requirements for mountain businesses, after a request to do was presented by Supervisor Neil Derry.  Supervisor Derry communicated his concern that some of the requirements were too burdensome for businesses given the unique geographic factors present in our mountain communities and expressed his desire to foster a more business-friendly environment.  County regulations require a certain number of parking spaces in order to operate a business and some businesses have had to close or have been threatened with closure if they do not acquire the requisite spaces. “Our parking standards are in place for good reasons, but we must also be cognizant of the fact that in a county as large and diverse as ours that more flexibility is needed,” Supervisor Derry said. “We need a mechanism that either takes into account these unique qualities or allows for greater subjectivity in the review process.”  The mountain topography consisting of slopes and difficult terrain while bordering national forest land presents difficult challenges in what are the most densely populated mountains in the nation.  The mountain economy is struggling under tremendous amounts of pressure and would benefit from this review.  Supervisor Derry expressed gratitude for the support he received from his colleagues on the board and is hopeful that the review...

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