Several weeks ago as this reporter sat in on a San Bernardino County Central Committee (SBGOP) meeting to observe the endorsement process, it was shocking to learn that according to San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood the high desert has already added four new deputies on the street due to his vote to increase the Vehicle License Fees (VLF) by $34 million over the next ten years. The vote only took place last year, and as a retired county employee of 30-plus years, I know things do not move that quickly.
Then when questioned about the issue during his Facebook interview with the Daily Press on May 2, 2016, Lovingood said (beginning at 6:32):
[O]f adding four officers to our district. If I look at our cities within the high desert . . . it was a means of increasing officers on the street.
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