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San Bernardino County's smallest city faces big financial woes
San Bernardino County's smallest city faces big financial woes

For four decades, the smallest city in San Bernardino County fought them. But the financial burdens that have troubled this city since its incorporation 44 years ago have finally caught up to it. Back in 1970, San Bernardino County staffers recommended against allowing this lightly populated swath of high desert to incorporate, arguing that it was "hard to see how a city of this size could rank with other cities of California." Despite the warning, the residents pushed ahead, believing retail would come in and boost city revenues, allowing it to grow and flourish. Since then, the hoped-for arrival of major retailers has not materialized, and the city has barely scraped by,...

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