Board OKs additional funding requests

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 […]

Board authorizes expanded contract for reform program

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 […]

Bill to extend state’s cap-and-trade system passes committee

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 […]

Board approves sheriff’s rate hike request

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 […]

Supervisors receptive to loosening marijuana regulations

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 […]

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