San Bernardino, Ca— SANBAG is a defendant in a lawsuit brought by the county Flood Control District based on damages the district sustained because of SANBAG’s freeway expansion project. SANBAG’s resolution is nothing more than an attempt to gain some advantage in its litigation with the county Flood Control District.
The Flood Control District will act in the interest of the taxpayers. Because this matter is in litigation, at this time the Flood Control District refers to the positions it has taken in the suit, which are a matter of public record.
Concerning SANBAG’s call for an independent investigation, it is well known that an independent investigation is already underway by the District Attorney and the state Attorney General, who have made it clear that their investigation is ongoing. As SANBAG is fully aware, a separate civil investigation would not have the ability to compel testimony in the manner of a criminal investigation, and it could not possibly be completed within 90 days. Therefore, a separate civil investigation would be unnecessary and premature.