Codification of the San Bernardino Municipal Code: An Update

By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law

As a – to my post about the codification of the San Bernardino Municipal Code, here is an update on the situation.  The Mayor and Common Council, at their November 7, 2011 meeting, passed Resolution 2011-299 Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals for Municipal Code Codification Services.  The staff report to the Resolution painted this unflattering picture of how behind the City is in codification:

Table 1.1 Code Supplement Distribution History from 2008 through 2011

 

Time Period Distribution Date Note
1/2008 to 3/31/2008 4/2008 on schedule
4/2008 to 6/30/2008 7/2008 on schedule
7/2008 to 9/30/2008 11/2008 1 month behind schedule
10/2008 to 12/31/2008 9/2009 8 months behind schedule
1/2009 to 3/31/2009 9/2009 5 months behind schedule
4/2009 to 6/30/2009 9/2009 2 months behind schedule
7/2009 to 9/30/2009 10/2009 on schedule
10/2009 to 12/31/2009 1/2010 on schedule
1/2010 to 3/31/2010 3/23/2010 1 week ahead of schedule
4/2010 to 6/30/2010 2/2011 7 months behind schedule
7/2010 to 9/30/2010 2/2011 4 months behind schedule
10/2010 to 12/31/2010 Not yet distributed 9 months behind schedule
1/2011 to 3/31/2011 Not yet distributed 6 months behind schedule
4/2011 to 6/30/2011 Not yet distributed 3 months behind schedule
7/2011 to 9/30/2011 Not yet distributed Due this month

What that means is that it is difficult for the lay observer and the outside professional to find out the state of the law.

For those of you who can provide the services, the City has issued the Request for Proposals for Codification Services dated today, November 14, 2011.  The response to the RFP is due December 12, 2011 at 5 p.m.

The information you obtain at this blog is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established by reading or commenting on this blog. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.

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Looking for San Bernardino County Politics? Go to sbdpolitics.com

By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law.

I have started a companion site for the political posts called sbdpolitics.com.   I will probably cross-post now and then between the blogs, especially during election season.  However, the idea is for sbdpolitics to contain the vast majority of political, versus legal, postings.  This blog, michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com, will include municipal law topics, but less pure political posts.

The new site will be similar to this one: neutral, original content, value-added commentary, not a rehash or aggregators, and not a troll haven.  I invite people to comment, but commenters have to use your real name and not a pseudonym.  The design will hopefully improve over time.

Feel free to read both blogs, I will continue to write on municipal law and other legal subjects at michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com, as well as about other legal topics.  There are links to sbdpolitics.com under the title, and in the links on the right of this blog.

The information you obtain at this blog is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established by reading or commenting on this blog. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.

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