Monday is deadline to register to vote in August 29 Special District Mail Ballot Election

   Monday (Aug. 14) is the deadline for voters to register and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Aug. 29 election. The Aug. 29 election includes the Rancho California Water District, Pine Cove Water District, and High Valleys Water District and is not a countywide election. It is also an all mail-ballot election, so there will be no […]

Temecula vote charts council election future

Temecula vote charts council election future

Prodded by a lawsuit threat and pinched by a tight deadline, the Temecula City Council finalized a shift from at-large elections to geographic districts. Council members winced over the city’s legal predicament and the state-mandated procedures before they set the boundaries of Temecula’s future council districts. “We do want to be in compliance,” Mayor Maryann […]

Election Integrity Project concerned about inactive voter registrations, fraud

An organization calling for stricter voter identification laws in California claims to have found five counties in the state with hundreds of thousands more registered voters than voting-age citizens. The Election Integrity Project said an audit of data from California’s VoteCal database for the counties of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Solano and San […]

Temecula sets change in city council election method

The threat of costly litigation has prompted Temecula City Council members to shift from at-large elections to geographic districts. By taking that action, Temecula joins an array of public agencies throughout the region and the state to change the way their leaders are elected. The change – slated to take effect in November 2018 – […]

Hemet Measure U tax oversight committee in place

Seven Hemet residents determined to keep the Measure U general sales tax money going only to the police, fire and public safety services were appointed to a Measure U Oversight Committee by the Hemet City Council Feb. 14. The seven Oversight Committee members were selected out of almost three dozen applicants after extensive ad hoc […]

Special election approved for Lake Elsinore’s Alberhill Villages Initiative

In a specially called meeting Lake Elsinore City Council has approved a special election to be held May 2, regarding the Alberhill Villages Initiative. With no discussion, council approved the motion to put the sometimes controversial initiative before voters for a decision. The resolution calls for the city attorney to prepare an impartial analysis and […]

Proposed Measure U public safety expenditures Jan. 1 to June 30, 2017, approved by Hemet City Council

The Hemet City Council adopted a resolution authorizing the deputy city manager of administrative services director to adjust the 2016-17 revenue budget by adding $2,239,243 in revenues expected to come in from the new Measure U sales tax to be used by the police and fire departments. The resolution approval followed the presentation of “Measure […]

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