Out of control spending and poor decisions by career politicians on the City Council have driven San Bernardino into bankruptcy.
Unfortunately, these same politicians refuse to be held accountable for how they waste the taxpayers money.
A recent mailer sent to San Bernardino businesses highlights one such abuse.
While reviewing the City’s budget, newly elected City Councilman John Valdivia discovered roughly $360,000 in a “lost account.”
Since gangs, drug dealers, and other criminals frequently use dark areas to hide their illegal activities, Councilman Valdivia wants to use this money to repair hundreds of burned out street lights through out San Bernardino.
But career politician Wendy McCammack opposed Valdivia’s anti-crime plan.
Career politician Wendy McCammack. Her 13 years of failed leadership on the San Bernardino City Council helped bankrupt the city.
Rather than using the money to repair San Bernardino’s streetlights and get them working again, Wendy McCammack has other plans for the money.
Instead of using the money to improve public safety, McCammack wants to spend the taxpayer money to beautify private property. (Source: 2/4/2013 City Council meeting)
Not only is this a waste of taxpayer money, but such a plan potentially benefits the business McCammack owns.
This kind of foolish, self-serving, and wasteful spending by City Councilmembers like Wendy McCammack is what drove San Bernardino into bankruptcy. It needs to stop.
You can view the mailer sent to San Bernardino businesses here.