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San Bernardino County supervisors explore asking voters whether to secede from California

San Bernardino County supervisors explore asking voters whether to secede from California

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will meet tonight to consider putting a measure on the Nov. 8 ballot to “pursue the county’s fair share of state and federal resources.”

That’s a restatement of an argument made by real estate developer Jeff Burum at the board’s July 26 meeting, when he argued that San Bernardino County should secede from California.

The proposed ballot measure is more moderate, and echoes the comments of Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren.

“We cannot continue to beg, and crawl and (grovel) … to get resources for our county,” she said on July 26. “We have millions of citizens that have needs.”

As currently drafted, the proposed ballot measure asks: “Do the citizens of San Bernardino County want the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to study all options to obtain its fair share of state and federal resources, up to and including secession?”

The special meeting is scheduled to be held at 6:15 p.m. today in the county’s County Government Center, 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino. The meeting will be live streamed and the public can comment even if they are unable to attend in person.


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