County of San Bernardino Supervisor Robert Lovingood at lunch event in Needles, California.

Needles, CA- Interview with County of San Bernardino Supervisor Robert Lovingood at lunch event in Needles, California- Pictures- Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Needles, CA: County of San Bernardino Supervisor Robert Lovingood at lunch event in Needles, California.

Last Friday, County of San Bernardino Supervisor Robert Lovingood was at a lunch event held at Juicy’s Famous River Café in Needles, California to talk with some of the people in the community.

Those who signed up in advance for the lunch event got to ask question about issues or topic regarding the County of San Bernardino.

Before the lunch event, ZachNews asked County of San Bernardino Supervisor Robert Lovingood about the courthouse closures, the Cadiz water project, and other issues.
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– What is the latest regarding the courthouse closures?

“It’s going to be determent in the June State’s budget. We at the County… … we led an effort; we went to Sacramento, we met with the head of the chairs and the committees, we provided a great opportunity for discussion and dialog, we know the disparity and we the the importance – so now we are at the point to continue to track and follow this – with the fact that we want to see a resolution, but at this point I continually have to ask the folks in the community to contact their representatives at the State and particularly the committees to demand an equal treatment,” said County of San Bernardino Supervisor Robert Lovingood.

– Have you been seeing a lot people from the County of San Bernardino addressing their concerns regarding the courthouse closures?

“Oh 100 percent – at the end of the day, the funding comes from the State so if there’s one person I would reach out to and reach out continuously would be Governor Brown,” said County of San Bernardino Supervisor Robert Lovingood adding, “this impacts the people who can lease afford it. This is a constitutional right; right to court systems and so I would reach out to the Governor’s Office and I would do the means of saying – you know – just requesting we have to have this address.”
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** Additional Information: **

San Bernardino County, California received $73.5 million dollars from the State of California in the current budget which was $35.3 million dollars less than the previous year.

The San Bernardino County Superior Court has a current year budget of $103.5 million dollars.

San Bernardino County Superior Court officials have closed courthouses in Redlands, California; Twin Peaks, California; and Chino, California.

San Bernardino County Superior Courts are reportedly scheduled to close the Needles, California and Big Bear, California as soon as Monday, May 6th, 2013, but emergency funding will keep one courtroom open at the Barstow, California courthouse which also was scheduled for be closed.
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– Dose the Cadiz water project has an effect on our community and what is the latest regarding the Cadiz water project?

“The Cadiz project was approved by the pass Board – at this point moving forward and this is going to be an issue that is going to be resolve in court – it’s going to be in court for a number of years. My estimates there won’t – it will just be tied up for some time and I real can’t address as to the length of time that’s going to be, but there’s many challenges on many different fronts,” said County of San Bernardino Supervisor Robert Lovingood.

– Have you hear people from the County of San Bernardino more for and against the Cadiz water project?

“There not been a lot on conversation. We had a couple of groups who express concerns, but again this is – when I say something that track, something we’re aware of – reality it’s years out to me,” said County of San Bernardino Supervisor Robert Lovingood.

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ZachNews later asked if first responders are prepared and have enough funding to protect the people of the County of San Bernardino from disaster like wildfires.

“Certainly 100 percent – I do believe that,… we have some natural circumstances occurring right now that we had really realistically throughout years but I think we’re ready,” said County of San Bernardino Supervisor Robert Lovingood.

** On the day ZachNews was recording this interview, there were at least 5 wildfires happen in Southern California including in Banning, California and Camarillo, California. **

ZachNews ask County of San Bernardino Supervisor Robert Lovingood about what projects that he and the County of San Bernardino are working on as well as talking a little about his view to Needles, California.

You can watch the video regarding this news story at the following ZachNews on YouTube website address: http://youtu.be/pq0wFbhO5mA

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