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Black Business Harassed in High Desert Your Resource for Over 50 Years The Community's Newspaper - Serving Riverside County, Eastern Los Angeles County & San Bernardino County I wholly disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it - Voltaire Thursday, June 15, 2017 Vol. 52 - No 47 State Grant Brings I.E. Services (See Page A-2) By Dianne Anderson StaffWriter Millions in new money lowing down from the state to 23 cities and counties are set to bring more Prop. 47 rehabilitation and mental health services to the Inland Empire. Starting June 16, the Board of State and Community Corrections $103 million statewide funding award will carry 23 lead applicant government agencies until August 2020. Passed by voters in 2014, Prop. 47 initiative saves the state money by not filling up prisons and jails with low- level nonviolent offenses. The state's savings from reducing six nonviolent felonies to misdemeanors now goes to support rehabilitation and prevention services. The state BSCC expects to call the next round applications for funding in 2019. The Prop 47 ballot initiative requires 65 percent of the state savings to go to BSCC, and redistributed to city and county agencies, which then work with community-based organizations to provide services in substance abuse, mental health treatment, housing and job training. Across the state, agencies were invited to apply for up to $6 million in awards, except for the County of Los Angeles, which was allowed to vie for $20 million. Riverside and San Bernardino counties both applied for $6 million, but San Bernardino only received a partial award. San Bernardino County's Information icer, David Wert, said that the county was awarded $1.2 million of the $6 million requested. Because it is a partial award, he said they will need to renegotiate updated terms with BSCC regarding the overall budget, and programs for funding, and to what extent, and where, they will develop local programming. Once we get that hammered out, we'll develop a competitive procurement process to determine who will receive funding for what, Wert said in an email. The county received the partial award due to the state set minimum scoring requirements, he said, noting that many agencies didn't meet the requirements, and received nothing. Of all the agencies that met the minimum scoring requirements, he said San Bernardino County ranked the lowest. Consequently, we received a partial award which represented the remaining funds after all the other agencies that had also met the scoring requirements yet scored higher received full funding, he said. Prop 47 is also important to help with relief in getting six nonviolent felonies reduced to misdemeanors. The cutoff date for the expungement clinics has been extended by Gov. Brown until 2022. Deliana Speights, secretary treasurer with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1428, said their upcoming Prop. 47 S.B. City Halls Temp Move website says. All commission and committee hearings, as well as all public meetings, will be held at the 2nd and E Street location on the 3rd Floor Board Room, which is now the Council Chambers. The building is located at 201 N. E Street. At least for now, until the city offers street level entrance, that location only offers rooftop level entrance for public meetings accessible from the southwest corner parking structure. Anyone needing help with any business or community- related issues can access services at Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Public Works, Community Development, including business registration at 600 N. Arrowhead Avenue. Security will also be there on site at all times to answer questions at the counters, and visitors do not need to irst check-in at the City Information Center at Vanir Tower to gain access to the department service counters at 600 North Arrowhead Avenue. The city's website says that all city departments will be displaced for the next two years, except for the Water Department Customer Service ice,which has a new permanent home, located at 1350 South E Street. The city's phone number will remain the same, 909- 384-7272, with all city related mail should be sent to the City of San Bernardino C/O of the recipient or department, 290 North D Street San Bernardino, CA 92401. For those that need help inding their way around the recent City Hall move, see or call SB Direct Call Center at 909-384-7272 (Cont. on Page A-4) Arizona Leaders Call For Removal Of Confederate Monuments By Floyd Alvin Galloway Arizona Informant The Arizona Confederate monuments controversy has risen once again. Two years ago, it was over the naming of the Jefferson Davis Highway in the Southeast Valley. Other cities across the country in Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, and Maryland have or are in the process of removing Confederate monuments from prominent public lands. Metro-Phoenix Black leaders held a news conference at the Arizona Informant ice June 5 to call on Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) to remove monuments honoring those who were at war with the country and pushed to protect slavery and hate. There are six monuments around the state honoring Confederate soldiers, who died in the Civil War including one at the State Capitol's Wesley Bolin Plaza and Arizona Confederate Veterans Monument in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix, erected in 1999 by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Other locations include the Memorial Cemetery area of the Southern Arizona Veterans' Cemetery in Sierra Vista. The monument was erected in 2010 to honor the 21 soldiers interred in that cemetery who served in the Confederate Army during vthe Civil War and later fought in Indian wars in Arizona as members of the U.S. Army; a road named the Jefferson Davis Highway in the far East Valley near Apache Junction, Picacho Peak, known as the western-most battle in the Civil War; and a monument at the four graves of the only Confederate soldiers killed in action, by Native Americans in Arizona, Dragoon Springs stagecoach station east of Tucson. The confederacy in their articles of succession, wrote that they are protecting states rights; states rights to protect the peculiar institution of slavery, explained Rev. Reginald Walton, the pastor of Phillips Memorial CME Church and president of Black Lives Matter of Greater Phoenix. The monuments are a tool of terror, the Black leaders stated. This is a slap in the face of all Americans, as those who seceded, were at that time seceding from the Union, they became traitors to our county. To have monuments on state land honoring this institution of slavery is honoring terrorism, noted Rev. Walton. Rep. Reginald Bolding, who represents District 27, read a letter he sent to the Gov. Ducey, encouraging the governor and the Arizona State Board of Geographic Names and State Legislature, to put words into action this time. Two years ago, Rep. Bolding sent a request to Gov. Ducey asking the governor to take action and strike the name of Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway from the portion of U.S. 60 in the east valley, following the horrific murder of nine Black church worshippers at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., by white supremacist Dylan Roof, who used the confederate symbols and ideology as a justification for the killing spree. Today, I call on you, again, to stand on the right side of American history, said Bolding, sending a direct message to Gov. Ducey. Bolding asked for immediate action on this issue. Cloves Campbell Jr., co- publisher of the Arizona Informant, said that, the biggest issue discussed at the press conference was doing what's right. This issue of having monuments and memorializing things that are against everything and principals the United States constitution stands for is something we don't need to reminded of, said Campbell. Lets not honor something that is wrong. Having these monuments are a East Valley NAACP President Roy Tatem addresses the media as Dr. Ann Hart, the president of the Maricopa County branch of the NAACP, Rev. Reginald Walton, the president of Black Lives Matter of Greater Phoenix and State Rep. Reginald Bolding (D-Ariz.) stand in support. Photo: Alvin Galloway/ Arizona Informant (Cont. on Page A-3) By Dianne Anderson StaffWriter Potentially, the threat of the big one has San Bernardino City Hall preparing for the worst case scenario as the building at 300 N. D Street undergoes necessary earthquake safety retrofitting. In the process, four downtown departments are scattered to nearby places. The next two years shouldn't be much of a hassle by foot, by car, or by bus, provided the community doesn't get too turned around in the search for services. For now, help is available at the temporary City Information Center at Vanir Tower, located a few steps away from City Hall at 290 N. D St. Vanir Tower, which is also housing the icer of the Mayor, City Council, the City Attorney's ice,City Manager's ice and the Finance Department. City staff will be there to answer questions, direct people to the right departments should they need further assistance. The public will also have access to City literature featuring information on upcoming City events, meetings and programs, the city's website says. Directly next door to Vanir Tower, visitors can also access the City Clerk's ice,Recruitment,Housing, and Human Resources at 215 North D Street. All visitors are first required to check in at Vanir Tower to access ices in other buildings. San Bernardino Police have initiated new security protocols to ensure maintenance of people visiting City ices. In the case of an emergency, it is imperative we are able to account for all persons in our leased ice spaces,the city

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