San Bernardino OKs Benefits, Salary Cuts for City Workers
On Monday, the San Bernardino City Council voted to approve $26 million in salary and benefit cuts for city employees. The city -- which filed for bankruptcy protection in August 2012 -- adopted the cuts in November 2012 as part of an operating budget. City Attorney James Penman said the council "has the authority to impose" the cuts and will do so because officials have been unable to reach a deal with unions representing city employees.
- "San Bernardino: City Imposes Salary, Benefit Cuts" (Ghori, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 1/28).