Menu
RSS
Edison International Announces 30 High School Seniors Awarded $1.2 Million in Scholarships

Edison International Announces 30 H…

ROSEMEAD, Calif., April 1...

Federal judge slaps down Jeff Sessions’ attempt  to block Department of Justice consent decree for Baltimore police

Federal judge slaps down Jeff Sessi…

A federal judge ignored S...

2 Adults and 1 Child Dead, 1 Student Critically Injured in Shooting at San Bernardino Elementary School

2 Adults and 1 Child Dead, 1 Studen…

A teacher and a student ...

Publishers Corner: Fox News Scandal: Ads Pulled from ‘O’Reilly Factor,’ New Lawsuit Against Ailes

Publishers Corner: Fox News Scandal…

Publishers Corner Clifto...

Justice Department to Halt Police Reform

Justice Department to Halt Police R…

U.S. Attorney General Jef...

Blacks Have A Lot To Lose With Trump’s New Budget

Blacks Have A Lot To Lose With Trum…

President Donald Trump&rs...

Youth and Law Enforcement Listening Sessions in San Bernardino April 25 & 26

Youth and Law Enforcement Listening…

Participants will receive...

The Diamond Monologues Tour Sparks Discussions on Women Empowerment, Community Building

The Diamond Monologues Tour Sparks …

LOS ANGELES, CA---(March ...

Prev Next
Metropolitan Water District Ad
A+ A A-

Board Seeks to Modernize 101-year-old County Charter

County Board of Supervisors County Board of Supervisors

SAN BERNARDINO—August 20, 2013—Today, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors directed the County Administrative Office and County Counsel to research ways to modernize the County Charter and to recommend

amendments that may be presented to voters for approval. “It’s time to give San Bernardino County voters the opportunity to bring their County Charter into the 21st Century,” Board of Supervisors Chair Janice Rutherford said. The County Charter was adopted in April 1913 and has been amended 40 times. However, it still contains language and provisions that are outdated or no longer applicable. For example, Charter Article III outlines how the Board of Supervisors establishes compensation for judges. But legislation has since transferred responsibility for court functions from the counties to the State, so county supervisors no longer have a role in establishing compensation for judges. “We want to take a comprehensive look at the Charter to see what’s working, what isn’t, and what can be done to make County government work better,” Rutherford said. “We should maintain Charter provisions like term limits and compensation caps for elected officials, and we also should consider including new provisions such as campaign contribution limits, ethics rules and other measures that make the County more accountable to voters.” The Board of Supervisors will discuss Charter modernization at an upcoming meeting of the San Bernardino Associated Governments Board of Directors, which includes representatives from all 24 cities in the County. The Board will also hold additional public meetings to gather input on how to update the County Charter. County voters will ultimately decide whether to approve any Charter modifications the Board of Supervisors may decide to place on the ballot.

back to top