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 […]

Temecula pays tribute to McCracken; swears in Stewart to city council

Temecula pays tribute to McCracken; swears in Stewart to city council

The city of Temecula accepted results from the Nov. 8 regular election and swore in new Councilman James Stewart during its Tuesday, Nov. 13, meeting and also swore in Councilman Mike Naggar for another term. Mayor Naggar recognized Councilman Michael McCracken for the time he spent on council before he and Stewart took the oath […]

Washington names Comerchero new chief of staff

Washington names Comerchero new chief of staff

Diane Sieker valleystaff@reedermedia.com Temecula City Councilman Jeff Comerchero has accepted an appointment by Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington to the position of Chief of Staff. Comerchero replaces Verne Lauritzen, who retired from the position after serving both Washington and previous supervisor, now Senator Jeff Stone. Washington was named as Supervisor in March 2015 by Governor Jerry […]

Registrar certifies election, Measure S passes in Temecula

Registrar certifies election, Measure S passes in Temecula

The Riverside County Registrar of Voters certified the Nov. 8 election results Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Temecula’s Measure S, which previously had been too close to call, has passed with 51 percent of voters casting their ballot in favor of the sometimes-controversial measure. The announcement means an additional $23 million a year will go into […]

In light of Measure U funding, Hemet City Council to hear police and fire department expansion plans for 2017

In light of Measure U funding, Hemet City Council to hear police and fire department expansion plans for 2017

Hemet’s police and fire chiefs have begun the process of recruiting new firefighters and police officers even though the recently passed Measure U one-cent sales tax collections won’t begin until April 1. The sales tax revenues are to be used only for city public safety departments, specifically for the fire and police departments. Police Chief […]

Plans for Measure U public safety tax to be reviewed by Hemet City Council Dec.13

Plans for Measure U public safety tax to be reviewed by Hemet City Council Dec.13

Police Chief David Brown and Fire Chief Scott Brown will present their proposals to expand the city police and fire departments and improve emergency medical calls in the city to the Hemet City Council at its next meeting Dec.13. In addition to the city council hearing the city public safety department’s plans for the next […]

Lake Elsinore and Wildomar election watch party celebrates local wins

Lake Elsinore and Wildomar election watch party celebrates local wins

Art Barela valleystaff@reedermedia.com The air in the ballroom Tuesday night was filled with cautious anticipation as the county electoral website was streaming live on one of two big screens at one side of the room, while network news outlets were streaming the national play by play on the other. The public was invited to join local Lake Elsinore […]

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