It is certainly time for a change in San Bernardino. The political culture of the City is toxic. This is a factor that all companies consider before making an investment in a City. As long as the fractious nature of the city leadership and culture is on display, the City’s economic prospects will be dimmed. There has been remarkable progress despite the best efforts of many to thwart the success.
Toyota of San Bernardino recently opened a more than $20 million state-of-the-art dealership that fronts the freeway and acts as a welcoming beacon to those passing along the 215 interchange. Having such a beautiful new facility is certainly a sign of success.
The airport continues to attract new facilities and jobs. Amazon, one of the best known brands in the world has invested heavily into the City of San Bernardino. A number of news restaurants have recently opened along Hospitality Lane and elsewhere.
A troubled apartment complex that was a magnet for crime has been reborn as a place where people will be comfortable and safe to live again.
All of this is progress and good for the City. But, a number of council people and persons who aspire to positions of leadership in the City are tearing the City down instead of applauding these successes and acting in a positive manor. They waste their time on social media stirring up phantom controversies and levelling baseless accusations at the leadership of the City and stirring the pot.
Teddy Roosevelt put it this way, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
The world if full of critics stirring excrement – San Bernardino could do without them.