Scott Ellis 3 a.m., March 12
San Bernardino Council Votes for Bankruptcy
San Bernardino's city council last night voted 4-2, with one abstention, to go into Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Prior to the vote, the city attorney said the city could not pay employees August 15. The city experienced a real estate bust with a high number of foreclosures. Unemployment has been consistently extremely high. Earlier this year, Stockton and Mammoth Lakes filed for bankruptcy.