Vote Yes on Measure S

The Key to a Stronger and Safer San Bernardino

San Bernardino has a long and storied history.

It was once an “All-American City” and thriving suburb.

Sadly, the city fell victim to economic turmoil in the 1990s and has struggled ever since to regain the prestige it once held.

In the last decade, many essential city services were cut back to bare minimums.

Potholes went unfilled. Parks became neglected. Gang violence increased. Prostitution thrived. Homelessness exploded.

By 2018, the worst appeared to be over. Things were beginning to look up.

Then the Covid-19 Pandemic hit.

It shook the city once again, endangering residents health and damaging local jobs and businesses.

Yet in the midst of these ongoing challenges there remains hope for a better tomorrow.

And residents like you have the power to put San Bernardino back on the right track.

It’s called Measure S — and it is key to the revitalization of San Bernardino.

Measure S is a small one-cent sales tax that is essential to the city’s recovery and future.

All of the funds generated by Measure S will be invested directly into the community.

Politicians in Sacramento or Washington can’t take the money away.

Measure S will improve city services and prevent cuts, in these areas:

  • Community Safety
  • Senior Programs
  • Street & Pothole Repairs
  • Homeless Programs
  • 911 Emergency Responses
  • Park and Library Maintenance
  • Gang & Prostitution Prevention
  • Youth After-School Programs
  • Cleaning of Public Areas
  • Saving & Attracting Job-Creating Businesses
  • Other Important City Services

This is a pivotal moment for San Bernardino.

Measure S is crucial to bring San Bernardino back as a stronger, more stable, and safer city.

The kind of city all residents want and deserve.

The men and women of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association respectfully ask that in this election, you show your support for San Bernardino and Vote Yes on Measure S.

San Bernardino Police Officers Association Supports Jason Liso and David Tulcan for Judge

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association has endorsed criminal prosecutors Jason Liso and David Tulcan to serve as San Bernardino County Superior Court judges.

“The San Bernardino Police Officers Association is proud to support Jason Liso for Superior Court Judge in Office #1 and David Tulcan for Superior Court Judge in Office #16,” said President Brian Lewis of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association.

“As prosecutors, both Jason Liso and David Tulcan have demonstrated their commitment to justice, enforcing the law, and protecting our community. I know we can trust Jason Liso and David Tulcan to be fair and impartial as judges in our county,” Lewis continued.

Prosecutor Jason Liso

Jason Liso serves as San Bernardino County’s Lead Deputy District Attorney for the prosecution of Gangs and Career Criminals. He is also a Caption in the United States Air Force Reserve and a Military Trial Counsel.

Liso’s candidacy is receiving strong support of local and county law enforcement – including District Attorney Jason Anderson — for his election to replace controversial Judge Joel Agron in Judicial Office #1.

Prosecutor David Tulcan

David Tulcan is a 15-year criminal prosecutor with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. Dedicated to protecting women from abuse. David worked with the County’s Family Violence Unit for nearly 5 years. He currently specializes in prosecuting crimes against Peace Officers.

Tulcan’s passion for justice comes from watching the struggles of his immigrant parents who settled in San Bernardino County after escaping from oppression in Communist Romania.

He is running to replace incumbent Judge Stanford Reichert in Judicial Office #16.

San Bernardino Police Officers Association Supports Henry Nickel for City Council

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association is endorsing Henry Nickel for re-election to the San Bernardino City Council in Ward 5.

“Henry Nickel has been a steady hand on the San Bernardino City Council since his first election,” said Brian Lewis, President of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association.

“He helped guide our city out of bankruptcy and has worked closely with us to rebuild the San Bernardino Police Department. The residents of the 5th Ward can trust their Councilman, Henry Nickel, to make their safety a top priority,” Lewis continued.

“It’s a privilege to earn the endorsement of our city’s outstanding Police Officers,” said Nickel. “The people of San Bernardino are indebted for their service and sacrifice in working to keep us safe.”

Nickel, who represents the northern portion of San Bernardino was first elected to the Council in a 2014 special election and then re-elected with 67% of the vote.

He is the only San Bernardino Councilmember who holds regular town hall meetings with his constituents before each meeting of the City Council in order to receive community input about the upcoming Council agenda.

Nickel’s support for transparency and financial accountability has earned broad bipartisan support for his March 3rd re-election, including Democratic State Assemblyman James Ramos and Republican State Senator Mike Morrell.

San Bernardino Police Officers Association Supports Bessine Richard for City Council

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association is endorsing Bessine Richard for re-election to the San Bernardino City Council in Ward 6.

“San Bernardino’s Police Officers are proud to stand with Councilwoman Bessine Richard,” said San Bernardino Police Officers Association President Brian Lewis.

“Councilwoman Richard has been a clear and strong voice for the people of the 6th Ward. We know she will continue to fight hard for the best interests of the residents she serves and to make all of San Bernardino safer,” Lewis said.

“I want to express my sincerest thanks to our Police Officers for supporting my re-election to the City Council,” said Richard. “We are working together to expand community policing and create a safer community for 6th Ward families.”

Bessine Richard was elected with 63% of the vote to her first term on the City Council in 2016. Born and raised on the Westside of San Bernardino, Richard was chosen last year to serve as Mayor Pro Temp, the city’s 2nd highest elected position.

Bessine also represents San Bernardino on the Inland Valley Development Authority where she worked successfully to support the East Gate Project which will bring 4,000 new jobs to San Bernardino

San Bernardino Police Officers Association Endorses Juan Figueroa for City Council

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association is endorsing Juan Figueroa for re-election to the San Bernardino City Council in Ward 3.

“Councilman Juan Figueroa has demonstrated his leadership and commitment to the safety of San Bernardino’s residents since joining the City Council last year,” said Brian Lewis, President of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association.

“Juan deserves election to a full term. We look forward to working with him to improving the safety and quality of life for his constituents and all of the residents of San Bernardino,” said Lewis.

“I am very appreciative of the great job that our Police Officers do for the residents of San Bernardino,” stated Juan Figueroa. “Earning their endorsement means a lot to me personally and to my re-election campaign.”

“During my first eight months as a City Councilmember, I’ve worked closely with our Police Department to support innovative law enforcement and to bring our city’s first police substation to the 3rd Ward,” continued Figueroa. “We are moving forward to create a safer and more prosperous future for San Bernardino.”

A lifelong San Bernardino resident, Cal State San Bernardino graduate and former Neighborhood Association President, Juan Figueroa was elected to the city council with 68% of the popular vote in a May 2019 special election.

He is seeking re-election to a full 4-year Council term in the March 3rd election.

San Bernardino Police Officers Association Endorses Dave Mlynarski for City Council

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association is endorsing Dave Mlynarski for San Bernardino City Council in Ward 7.

San Bernardino POA Endorses Dave Mlynarski

“We are proud to endorse Dave Mlynarski for City Council in the 7th Ward,” said Brian Lewis, President of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association. “Unlike the incumbent, Dave is committed to the safety of his constituents. We look forward to working with him to make San Bernardino a safe and prosperous city again.”

“I am truly honored to earn the support of the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect the people of San Bernardino,” declared Mlynarski. “Residents deserve a new 7th Ward Councilman who will stand with our Police Officers in the fight against crime.”

Mlynarski is a principal partner at a highly successful local Engineering business and currently serves on the San Bernardino Water Board.

A former City Planner, he specializes in overseeing major infrastructure projects, including transportation, water and master-planned communities.

Dave served our country for four years in the United States Air Force.

He and his wife Yu are actively involved in supporting many local community and educational organizations such as The Assistance League of San Bernardino; Hope Through Housing Foundation; San Bernardino Literacy Center; and San Bernardino Youth Soccer.

The election for San Bernardino City Council is March 3rd with absentee voting set to begin on February 3rd.

San Bernardino Police Officers Association Supports Juan Figueroa for City Council

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association has endorsed Juan Figueroa to fill the vacant city council seat in San Bernardino’s 3rd Ward.

“Having met with both candidates actively running in this election, we believe Juan Figueroa is the person voters can trust to put their safety first at City Hall,” said Brian Lewis, the president of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association.  “We look forward to working with Juan to make San Bernardino a safer place to live and for job-creating businesses to locate.”

Juan Figueroa is running in a Special Election for San Bernardino’s 3rd Ward.  A vacancy in the 3rd Ward was created when 3rd Ward Councilmember John Valdivia was elected Mayor of San Bernardino last November.  The Special Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

San Bernardino Police Officers Endorse Mayor Carey Davis for Re-Election

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association (SBPOA) has endorsed Carey Davis for Mayor of San Bernardino in the upcoming November Election.

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“Mayor Carey Davis has been the steady hand San Bernardino needed to guide our city out of bankruptcy,” Brian Lewis, President of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association said. “Mayor Davis has stood by our police department and our officers during these challenging times. Today the San Bernardino Police Officers Association is proud to stand with Mayor Davis in his re-election efforts.”

Carey Davis was elected Mayor of San Bernardino on February 4, 2014. Davis inherited a bankrupt city and a bitterly divided city council from his predecessor, Pat Morris.

A certified public accountant by profession, Davis brought much needed change to City Hall with his calm, courteous, and collaborative demeanor.

During his term, Davis successfully led San Bernardino out of bankruptcy and provided compassionate reassurance to the city after the terrorist attacks of December 2, 2015.

“As Mayor, Carey Davis has demonstrated his commitment to making the residents and neighborhoods of San Bernardino safer,” Lewis continued. “He is committed to rebuilding our police department and ensuring that it has the resources needed to recruit and retain officers to be properly staffed for a city of this size. This will help improve emergency response times and allow officers to be more proactive against crime and violence.”

“I am honored to have the support of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association,” Mayor Carey Davis said. “These brave and professional police officers have done tremendous work under the most difficult circumstances these last several years. To have earned their trust to continue serving this city as mayor is truly humbling. I look forward to working with the SBPOA and the City Council to return the San Bernardino Police Department to the staffing levels it had before the bankruptcy required such drastic cuts to public safety.”

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association represents the majority of the men and women serving as peace officers in the City of San Bernardino’s Police Department. The Election is scheduled for November 6, 2018.

SBPOA Endorses James Ramos for State Assembly

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association has endorsed James Ramos for the 40th State Assembly District.

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“James Ramos is a longtime member of the community, a successful businessman, and a proven leader,” said Brian Lewis, President of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association. “As both a County Supervisor and Chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, James worked hard to serve his constituents and solve problems. He has always stood with law enforcement. James will provide a voice of reason on public safety that is sadly lacking in Sacramento today.”

James Ramos has represented San Bernardino city residents on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors since 2012. He is also the immediate past chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. James and his wife Terri have been married for 28 years. They are proud parents of four children and three grandchildren.

“I am deeply grateful to have the support of San Bernardino’s Police Officers,” said James Ramos. “These brave men and women work hard daily to keep the residents of San Bernardino safe from crime and violence. They are the best of their profession, as the world saw on December 2, 2015. They are committed to making San Bernardino safer and I am committed to doing all I can to help them in this endeavor if I am chosen to serve in the State Assembly.”

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association joins a long and growing list of supporters backing James Ramos for California’s 40th Assembly District. The San Bernardino Police Officers Association represents the majority of the men and women serving as peace officers in the City of San Bernardino’s Police Department. The Election is scheduled for June 5, 2018.

SBPOA Opposes Measures N & O, Backs Measure P

The San Bernardino Police Officer’s Association opposes Measures N and O in the November 8th Election.

These competing marijuana initiatives are poorly crafted and deeply flawed. They do not provide for adequate oversight or security. They will not generate enough revenue to allow for proper law enforcement that will be required to ensure public safety.

The San Bernardino Police Officers Association has grave concerns regarding the passage of either measure and ask that voters join us in saying NO to Measures N and O.

Additionally, to prevent such reckless initiatives that circumvent our City Council, the San Bernardino Police Officers Association is supporting Measure P. Measure P is a Municipal Code Amendment that explicitly details how medical marijuana sales will be conducted and by whom.