The October Surprise In The San Bernardino City Attorney’s Race

By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law

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There is a memorandum on the Internet that purports to be a memorandum from a department head to the City Attorney, with carbon copies to a variety of people in the City Attorney’s Office.   I have this to say, I have read the writing of many engineers, and many attorneys, and the memorandum reads as if an attorney wrote it.  Note the memorandum is dated October 11, 2011, but came to light on October 28th.  Consider who might have released it to the press and blogs.

However, it is the very definition of an October Surprise: an attempt to release something in late October to influence an early November election.  We will have to see what effect, if any, it has on the election.  Probably none, because voters probably made up their minds a long time ago.

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About Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law
Michael Reiter is a Redlands, California-based lawyer, serving San Bernardino County and Riverside County in Southern California's Inland Empire. Michael Reiter is a lawyer practicing in the following fields of law: Municipal Law, Code Enforcement Law, Small Business Law and Real Estate Law. Michael Reiter practices in all the local courts, including San Bernardino Superior Court, Riverside Superior Court, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Michael Reiter was admitted to the California State Bar in 1998. Michael Reiter was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands, a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino, and Staff Attorney for Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino. Michael Reiter serves all of San Bernardino and Riverside County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County. Michael Reiter can be reached at (909) 296-6708, or by electronic mail at michael@michaelreiterlaw.com. 300 E. State St. #517 Redlands CA 92373-5235

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