Election Perspectives Measures “Q” & “R”

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Measure “Q” & “R”: NO ON “Q” – YES ON “R”

Measure “Q” is the board of supervisors attempt to forego massive cuts to their pay and spending. What bothers me most is that our Board of Supervisors didn’t have to go out and get your signatures to place their competing measure on the  ballot they just drafted it with your tax dollars then added it to the November Ballot. This County Board of supervisors is overpaid and waste millions of dollars at the expense of the County. The Board of Supervisors wants you to believe that this measure will more closely align their salaries with other similar counties. This measure is a way for the political waters to be cloudy and confuse the voters. They also want you to believe that the sole reason for the competing measure is a blackmail attack on their failed efforts to bring this county true and real pension reform.

Measure “R”is a ballot measure to make our board of supervisors a part-time position. This would cut board members’ salary and benefit packages from a high of more than $308,000 to $60,000 annually. It would also reduce allocations for political staff (salaries, mostly) to $300,000 per district. Right now, the supervisors collectively spend $6 million on their staffs (or an average of $1.2 million per supervisor), and one staffer is being paid more than $225,000 a year. So while you work hard at your job(s) making barley enough to scrape by these County Board members want to continue to rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

One of the board members Josie Gonzalez threatened to quit if measure “R” passes because it would not allow her to live at the level she is currently comfortable at now. So sorry but you shouldn’t make so much money while the rest of the county is hurting, and we don’t need any more career elected official’s.

 

 

Other Notable Tid Bits: Pulled from http://reformsbcounty.com/

YOU elected one of the five members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to represent you in your district and help you navigate through the red tape appointed bureaucrats create in county government with onerous regulations and frivolous rules.  Unfortunately, the current members of the board have decided they do NOT want to work for YOU.  That’s right!!
Instead of working for you, the members of the board voted to hire a “Chief Executive Officer” for $300,000+ a year to make the decisions they are required to make – a bureaucrat that does not answer to you. And, they did this without YOUR consent or vote.
YOU no longer have a member of the board of supervisors who can assist you with county department employees who unfairly target you or create red tape to keep you from doing business in this county and squash potential new jobs so badly needed in our county.  YOUR board member voted to give away that authority to an unelected bureaucrat IN VIOLATION OF THE COUNTY’S CHARTER, which specifically says the chairman of the board is the “executive agent” for the county.  Don’t let politicians get away with this.

Vote NO on Q!  Vote YES on R!

The members of the Board of Supervisors are really upset about Measure R.  Like they did in 2006 when the five board members voted to place a measure on the ballot to give themselves a $50,000-a-year pay raise, they are trying to confuse voters with a new initiative – Measure Q – which will allow them to keep their high salaries.  It was the current members of the Board of Supervisors who decided they only needed to meet part time.  Do they deserve full-time pay, including the extra $50,000-a-year pay raise, if they only meet part time?

Measure Q was conjured up by the five members of the board to defeat Measure R – a measure placed on the ballot by almost 74,000 citizens of San Bernardino County.  Measure R will pay them $60,000 a year for part-time work.  That is more than the average family in San Bernardino County earns working full time.  Do not be fooled by their deceptive initiative.  Vote NO on Measure Q.

Vote NO on Q!  Vote YES on R!

Those who helped us collect signatures and/or are endorsing Measure R include Republicans, Democrats, Tea Party members, grassroots candidates for office, community activists, animal welfare workers, members of employee organizations and constituents who are simply fed up with elected leaders who don’t earn their keep.

★★★★★
Kieran “Red” Brennan Former Grand Jury Member WWII Submarine Veteran Initiative Proponent (Original)
★★★★★
Safety Employees Benefit Association (Sheriff’s Deputies, DA Investigators & Probation Officers)
★★★★★
Robert Lovingood Candidate for First District
★★★★★
James Ramos Candidate for Third District
★★★★★
Rick Roelle Candidate for First District
★★★★★
Paul Schrader Candidate for Sheriff
★★★★★
Clint Air Founder of Americans for America Tea Party Chapter
★★★★★
San Bernardino Public Employees Association
★★★★★

 

Vote NO on Q!  Vote YES on R!

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