RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to increase appropriations to Riverside County agencies unable to meet all of their expenses in the current fiscal year, though the sheriff’s department was still left with a $30 million hole, sparking a testy exchange about how funds are prioritized. The supervisors held a nearly three-hour […]
RIVERSIDE – Despite one member’s criticism over spending limited funds, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved extending a contract with a professional services firm to stay on track with reforms intended to make multiple county agencies more efficient and cheaper to run. In a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Kevin Jeffries dissenting, the board signed […]
RIVERSIDE – A Riverside County lawmaker’s proposal to extend the state’s cap-and-trade system – aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions – by another decade was approved late last week by a state Senate committee. The passage of Assembly Bill 398 by the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality on a 5-2 party-line vote prompted warnings from […]
RIVERSIDE – Despite some pushback from officials in one city, the Board of Supervisors today approved Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s request to hike the rates charged to 17 municipalities and other contract entities for the use of patrol deputies. The rate increase will be retroactive to July 1, 2016, and is needed to recoup […]
Double-digit cuts may be in store for some Riverside County agencies over the next few years as the county contends with a growing set of cost burdens and relatively flat revenue, Paul McDonnell, the county chief financial officer, said. “What’s our strategy?” McDonnell said, addressing the board of supervisors. “We’ve got to put a budget […]
The board of supervisors tentatively signed off last week on a cost-cutting plan that will require reducing the number of Riverside County Fire Department personnel and likely hasten the closure of a fire station in Blythe to chip away at a $12 million agency deficit. The board voted 4-0 to take action on a set […]
A 53-year-old man who gunned down his estranged wife and a special needs student Monday, April 10, in a San Bernardino elementary school classroom was a Riverside resident with a criminal record.
RIVERSIDE –Riverside County supervisors agreed Tuesday, March 21, that they’re open to relaxing marijuana regulations under the provisions of Proposition 64, but there was no consensus yet as to how to proceed. “I don’t smoke. I don’t drink. I am the definition of `no fun,” Supervisor Kevin Jeffries said. “But the voters of California and […]
RIVERSIDE – A convicted sex offender pressed a 12-year-old girl to get into his car, flashing a wad of cash at her and cruising next to her on a Temecula street until a law enforcement officer stopped the harassment, a prosecutor said Wednesday, March 22, but the 70-year-old defendant countered that he was the victim of […]
Two of three Riverside County supervisors signaled Tuesday, March 21, that they’re open to relaxing marijuana regulations under the provisions of Proposition 64, but there was no consensus yet as to how to proceed.