Mayor and Common Council

    Some updates since the last report:

    3rd Ward Council: John Valdivia (Incumbent) Committee to Re-Elect John Valdivia 3rd Ward, City Council 2015, ID#1338703

    5th Ward Council:  Henry Nickel (Incumbent)  http://henrynickel.nationbuilder.com

    6th Ward Council Roxanne Williams http://www.roxannecanwin.com

    7th Ward Council Leticia Garcia (No website or Facebook Page yet found, but announced on Facebook.

    City Treasurer: No update.

    City Clerk: Gigi Hanna (Incumbent) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Committee-to-Reelect-Gigi-Hanna-San-Bernardino-City-Clerk-FPPC-1340217/245037742204878

    City Attorney: Gary Saenz (Incumbent) News story

     

     

     

    Yesterday, I wrote about the campaign and election to set minimum wages for San Bernardino Police Officers in the form of section 181-A.

    The opponents, who, other than Councilman Timothy Sheehan were not named contemporaneously in the San Bernardino Daily Sun, said that the moves would be costly, particularly in light of earlier promises to hire more police officers to meet the growing needs of the growing city.

    According to a budget proposal detailed in the San Bernardino Daily Sun on July 15th  under the line item “Police department Charter Amendment,” an increase for the next fiscal year (1939-1940) attributable to the amendment was $11,188.89.  San Bernardino Daily Sun, July 15, 1939, Page 11.

    When the City passed the budget on July 18th, the total increase was roughly $75,000 over the 1938-1939 budget.  The Police Department’s estimated expenditures in 1938-1939 were $66,930.01.  The FY 1939-40 amount budgeted was $83,916.39. That figure doesn’t include the traffic division, which was also impacted by 1939’s Charter Amendment No. 1, but it also involved hiring three new officers. A charter amendment in 1937 allowed the City to hire more officers. The traffic division’s budget increased from $16,998.51 to $19,115.30.

    The total 1939-1940 budget was $615,810.88, a 14 percent increase over 1938-39’s $540,614.22.  How did the City propose to pay for the increase?  Through a tax increase from 18 cents to 21 cents.  San Bernardino Daily Sun, July 19, 1939, Page 11.

    If you recall from yesterday, the union advertisement said there was plenty of money in the traffic court fund to pay for the increases.  The budget presented in the newspaper only gave expenditures, and not revenues.  While there was a tax increase, the amount directly attributable to the charter amendment, assuming no tax increase was needed to pass a budget equal to FY 1938-1939, would be $11,188.89 (charter salary increase)/$75,196.66 (budget increase) = 14.88%.  So, of the 3 cents (presumably property) tax increase, 4/10ths of a cent was attributable to the Charter Amendment.

    The questions not answered so far are would the San Bernardino Police Department faced attrition if they had not received raises, would they have been able to recruit qualified candidates for the new positions, and whether, without the charter amendment, they would have received raises through collective bargaining versus putting minimums in the Charter.

    From the  Registrar of Voters.

    San Bernardino City USD
    230/230 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    KAISAR AHMED 3,322 12.12%
    DANNY TILLMAN 5,543 20.22%
    SONIA FERNANDEZ 2,783 10.15%
    BARBARA FLORES 5,483 20.00%
    JOE NAVARRO 1,187 4.33%
    ABIGAIL M. MEDINA 4,506 16.43%
    JUDI PENMAN 4,596 16.76%
    Total 27,420 100.00%

     

    SB City- Mayor
    166/166 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    RICHARD T. CASTRO 745 6.68%
    DRAYMOND ”DRAY” CRAWFORD 633 5.67%
    MATT KORNER 245 2.20%
    CHAS A. KELLEY 531 4.76%
    RICK AVILA 1,307 11.71%
    CAREY DAVIS 2,614 23.42%
    H. W. NICKEL 900 8.06%
    WENDY J. MCCAMMACK 2,750 24.64%
    KARMEL ROE 231 2.07%
    RIKKE VAN JOHNSON 1,205 10.80%
    Total 11,161 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 1- City Council
    36/36 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    JOHN J. ABAD 205 21.53%
    CASEY DAILEY 212 22.27%
    VIRGINIA MARQUEZ 535 56.20%
    Total 952 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 2- City Council
    14/14 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    BENITO J. BARRIOS 549 55.23%
    ROBERT JENKINS 445 44.77%
    Total 994 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 4- City Council
    36/36 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    FRED SHORETT 1,332 48.02%
    KATHY PINEGAR 587 21.16%
    ANTHONY JONES 855 30.82%
    Total 2,774 100.00%

     

    SB City- Recall James F. Penman Question
    166/166 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 6,601 59.75%
    NO 4,447 40.25%
    Total 11,048 100.00%

     

    SB City- To Succeed James F. Penman
    166/166 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    GARY D. SAENZ 5,046 56.53%
    TIM PRINCE 3,880 43.47%
    Total 8,926 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 3- Recall John Valdivia Question
    26/26 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 364 37.41%
    NO 609 62.59%
    Total 973 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 3- To Succeed John Valdivia
    26/26 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    ROXANNE WILLIAMS 496 100.00%
    Total 496 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 7- Recall Wendy J. McCammack Question
    17/17 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 1,256 57.09%
    NO 944 42.91%
    Total 2,200 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 7- To Succeed Wendy J. McCammack
    17/17 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    NICK GONZALEZ 254 13.62%
    JOSHUA D. WILLIAMSON 141 7.56%
    MICHAEL ”MIKE” THOMAS 407 21.82%
    PAUL W. SANBORN 300 16.09%
    JIM MULVIHILL 763 40.91%
    Total 1,865 100.00%

     

    San Bernardino City USD
    12/230 5.22%
    Vote Count Percent
    KAISAR AHMED 1,801 11.94%
    DANNY TILLMAN 3,103 20.56%
    SONIA FERNANDEZ 1,625 10.77%
    BARBARA FLORES 3,030 20.08%
    JOE NAVARRO 607 4.02%
    ABIGAIL M. MEDINA 2,348 15.56%
    JUDI PENMAN 2,575 17.07%
    Total 15,089 100.00%

     

    SB City- Mayor
    0/166 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    RICHARD T. CASTRO 411 7.08%
    DRAYMOND ”DRAY” CRAWFORD 357 6.15%
    MATT KORNER 115 1.98%
    CHAS A. KELLEY 343 5.91%
    RICK AVILA 647 11.15%
    CAREY DAVIS 1,227 21.14%
    H. W. NICKEL 475 8.18%
    WENDY J. MCCAMMACK 1,459 25.14%
    KARMEL ROE 117 2.02%
    RIKKE VAN JOHNSON 653 11.25%
    Total 5,804 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 1- City Council
    0/36 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    JOHN J. ABAD 112 22.05%
    CASEY DAILEY 106 20.87%
    VIRGINIA MARQUEZ 290 57.09%
    Total 508 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 2- City Council
    0/14 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    BENITO J. BARRIOS 292 52.14%
    ROBERT JENKINS 268 47.86%
    Total 560 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 4- City Council
    0/36 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    FRED SHORETT 694 44.86%
    KATHY PINEGAR 364 23.53%
    ANTHONY JONES 489 31.61%
    Total 1,547 100.00%

     

    SB City- Recall James F. Penman Question
    0/166 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 3,418 59.60%
    NO 2,317 40.40%
    Total 5,735 100.00%

     

    SB City- To Succeed James F. Penman
    0/166 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    GARY D. SAENZ 2,579 55.27%
    TIM PRINCE 2,087 44.73%
    Total 4,666 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 3- Recall John Valdivia Question
    0/26 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 200 36.04%
    NO 355 63.96%
    Total 555 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 3- To Succeed John Valdivia
    0/26 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    ROXANNE WILLIAMS 280 100.00%
    Total 280 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 7- Recall Wendy J. McCammack Question
    0/17 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 574 55.95%
    NO 452 44.05%
    Total 1,026 100.00%

     

    SB City Ward 7- To Succeed Wendy J. McCammack
    0/17 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    NICK GONZALEZ 118 13.83%
    JOSHUA D. WILLIAMSON 77 9.03%
    MICHAEL ”MIKE” THOMAS 174 20.40%
    PAUL W. SANBORN 140 16.41%
    JIM MULVIHILL 344 40.33%
    Total 853 100.00%

    Finally!  Today is the San Bernardino Primary Municipal Election and the Special Municipal Election regarding the Recall.

     

    The Primary Municipal Election is for Mayor, 1st Ward, 2nd Ward and Fourth Ward Council Members.

    The Recall Election is for Third Ward and Seventh Ward Council Members, and City Attorney.

    Also, there is a school board (aka Board of Trustees) election for the San Bernardino City Unified School District election, wherein three positions will be elected.

    In the Mayoral, 1st Ward, and Fourth Ward elections, if no one receives a majority of votes, there will be a General Municipal Election in February (known colloquially as a run-off) between the top two candidates.  There will also be a Special Municipal Election in February for the vacant Fifth Ward Common Council seat.

    If the Third Ward Council Member, Seventh Ward or City Attorney are recalled, they will be removed from office upon certification of the election.

    If there is a winner in any Primary election, and no need for a General Municipal Election, the winner will not be sworn in until March when the existing terms expire.

     

    I have no personal knowledge of the Chas Kelley and Robert Jenkins cases (yes, I know that “hearsay and conjecture are KINDS of evidence”), and I will leave it to others to speculate.  Here, however, is a mailer sent by the “California Homeowners Association Not Authorized by Any Candidate or Committee Controlled By A Candidate”

    I would assume its arrival was a coincidence, but it may turn out to be the biggest waste of money ever spent in a mayoral campaign.

    The implications of these events is going to be monumental, whether the charges are true or they are untrue.

    The truth is that the sadness that has overtaken San Bernardino is going to get worse before it gets better.

    I was emailed this link to a YouTube playlist from San Bernardino Generation Now featuring all of the San Bernardino Mayoral Candidates in the November 5, 2013 San Bernardino Primary Municipal Election.  They are from the October 1, 2013 forum at Valley College.  I think it is the opening statements from each of the candidates.  The video can be shaky at the beginning, so be warned.

    It is interesting to see that as of this posting, the videos have received the following views, with Carey Davis having the most:

    If you are interested in seeing the candidates in action, the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting three forums (to call them debates is a bit of a stretch).  Here is the information from the Chamber’s website:

     

    Chamber Hosting Candidates Forums

    • October 8 — Chamber Hosts Mayoral Candidates Forum at 7 p.m.
    • October 9 — Chamber Hosts City Attorney Candidates Forum at 7 p.m.
    • October 10 — Chamber Hosts City Council Candidates Forum at 7 p.m.

    Each forum is being held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 300 North “D” Street, San Bernardino, 92401. The forums will be televised live on the Inland Empire Media Group’s Channel 3. The event is being sponsored by the Governmental Affairs Division of the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact the Chamber at (909) 885-7515.

    Having attended the City Clerk and City Attorney forums held in 2011, I recommend them highly, particularly if you go to Council Chambers to catch the sideshow of the hyperpartisans.  They should also be available to stream online.

    I hope to attend the City Attorney forum, schedule permitting.  I hope to see you there.  I have other committments for the Mayoral and City Council forums, so I may watch them later online.

     

    On November 5, 2013, there will be a Recall Election in the Seventh Ward of San Bernardino held at the same time as the Primary Municipal Election.

    Voters will be asked whether Council Member Wendy McCammack should be recalled.  If a majority vote yes, then Council Member Wendy McCammack will be recalled.

    Wendy McCammack is also running for San Bernardino Mayor:

    Her campaign contact information is:

    Facebook: Wendy McCammack’s Mayoral Facebook Page. 

    Website: http://wendy4mayor.com/

    Email: wendy4mayor@gmail.com

    Address: 396 W Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA.

    Phone number: 909-886-8677

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wendyformayor

    Voters will also be asked to choose a replacement candidate for Wendy McCammack if she is recalled.  The people running in the recall election are:

    Mike Thomas

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikethomas4council2013

    James Mulvihill

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Mulvihill-for-SB-City-Council/149950001757110

    Nick Gonzalez

    No online contact information found as of October 1, 2013.

    Joshua Williamson

    No online contact information found as of October 1, 2013

    Paul Sanborn

    No online contact information found as of October 1, 2013

    There are three people running in the Primary Municipal Election to be held on November 5, 2013 for the Fourth Ward in San Bernardino.

    They are incumbent Fred Shorett, Kahty Pinegar, and Anthony Jones.

    Fred Shorett (incumbent):

    Website: http://fredshorett.nationbuilder.com/

    Email: info@fredshorett.com

     

    Anthony Jones:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyJonesForSanBernardino

    Website: www.voteanthonyjones.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JONESforCOUNCIL

    Phone: (909) 246-3010

     

    Kathy Pinegar: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kat.pinegar

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KathyPinegar

     

    On November 5, 2013, there will be a recall election in San Bernardino Council Third Ward held in conjunction with the Primary Municipal Election for the City of San Bernardino.

    The question that Third Ward voters are asked is whether Council Member John Valdivia should be recalled.  Then, the voters are asked to vote for a replacement candidate should John Valdivia be recalled.

    Council Member John Valdivia’s contact information:

    Website: www.john-valdivia.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Councilman-John-Valdivia/175875529137446

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sb3RDjohn

    Email: john@john-valdivia.com

     

    If John Valdivia is recalled and there are no qualified write-ins, Roxanne Williams will fill out John Valdivia’s remaining term.

    Roxanne Williams

    Website: http://www.roxannewilliamsforcouncil.com/

    Email: RoxanneWilliamsforCouncil@gmail.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Roxanne_3rd

     

    Phone: 909-907-9366