County initiates Winchester general plan proceedings

The community vision which was described in the Winchester land use study will undergo the appropriate general plan amendment proceedings. Riverside County board of supervisors’ approval is necessary to initiate general plan amendment proceedings regardless of whether the general plan amendment is proposed by a developer or by the county. The April 11 proceedings approval […]

County initiates general plan amendment proceedings for SR 74 corridor

Proceedings to initiate a general plan amendment along the State Route 74 corridor in unincorporated Riverside County will begin once county staff resources permit. The process to obtain Riverside County Board of Supervisors approval to initiate the general plan amendment concluded April 11, when the three county supervisors who were present voted to initiate the […]

Supervisors call for San Jacinto River master drainage plan

The County of Riverside’s Flood Control and Water Conservation District will be developing a master drainage plan focusing on the San Jacinto River. The Riverside County board of supervisors’ members are also the board of the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and April 11, the county supervisors voted 3-0, with Chuck Washington […]

CID funds allocated for Santa Rosa Plateau field trips

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the allocation of $3,500 of District 3 Community Improvement Designation funds for Santa Rosa Plateau field trips, a San Jacinto student conference, the Murrieta/Temecula Fitness Challenge, and the Lemon Lily Festival in Idyllwild. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote April 18 authorized $1,000 to the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education […]

Supervisors authorize proceedings for proposed light industrial area in French Valley

The Riverside County board of supervisors authorized the initiation of general plan amendment proceedings which will change 2.49 acres of French Valley from residential to light industrial. The supervisors’ 3-0 vote March 21, with Marion Ashley absent and one vacancy, authorized the initiation of proceedings which, if approved, would change the land’s general plan foundation […]

Supervisors approve rezone, conditional use permit for Rancho California microbrewery

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a rezone and conditional use permit which will allow a microbrewery in Rancho California. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote April 11 rezoned the 2.16-acre parcel from industrial park to manufacturing-service commercial, while allowing a 37,698-square-foot microbrewery production, tasting and warehouse facility. The land is east of Winchester Road, west […]

Supervisors approve initiations of general plan amendment proceedings for Harvest Valley land

The Riverside County board of supervisors approved the initiation of proceedings for a general plan amendment to change the land use designation of a 99-acre Harvest Valley City parcel. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote April 11 authorizes Trip Hord Associates to initiate the process which would change the land’s general plan foundation component from rural community […]

Metropolitan Water District approves agreement for Lake Perris water recovery project

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has authorized an agreement with the state Department of Water Resources for planning and preliminary design of a water recovery project at Lake Perris. The Metropolitan Water District board vote April 11 authorized general manager Jeff Kightlinger to enter an agreement with DWR for planning, environmental analysis and […]

Supervisors approve Memorandum of Intent for Diamond Valley Lake Recreation Area

The Riverside County board of supervisors, who act as the board of the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District, approved a Memorandum of Intent between the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District, the Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the city of Hemet and the Eastern Municipal […]

Sanctuary state bill could be opportunity for California split

Although the legislation which if passed would make the entirety of California a “sanctuary state” for those entering the country illegally is philosophically distasteful for residents of many California counties, it may also present a greater opportunity to split California into multiple states. In recent years, agricultural interests have advocated splitting California into multiple states […]