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San Bernardino city council caps a 3-hour budget hearing by grimly approving authorization for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.
San Bernardino's troubles are well-documented: bankruptcy, high foreclosure rates, rising crime. Now a few angry citizens are trying to get rid of the entire seven-member city council, as well as the mayor and the city attorney, with a recall campaign.
Six of the council members have been given legal notice, but the seventh — Councilwoman Wendy McCammack — has been accused of deliberately avoiding being served with recall papers by a city recall group.
With more is Ryan Hagen, a reporter with the San Bernardino Sun who has been covering the recall process.