Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District board approved water and sewer rate changes for Aug. 1

LAKE ELSINORE –The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s board of directors unanimously approved its budget with a two-year schedule of modest water and sewer rate increases, Thursday, July 27. The board approved the increases following a public hearing. The adjustments, which took effect Aug. 1 and again July 1, 2018, reflect the rising costs for […]

Board to review additional funding requests

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors tomorrow will weigh whether to increase appropriations to several agencies that cannot meet their expenses in the current fiscal year, including the Sheriff’s Department, where the shortfall is $50 million. The Board of Supervisors will hold a special afternoon session to review a list of allocation requests that the Executive […]

Wildomar awaits funds for vehicle licensing fees, still faces possibility of budget shortfall

The city of Wildomar will face a slight budget shortfall for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, according to the biennial budget approved Wednesday by city council. For 2017-2018, the budget remains in the black, but it calls for drawing approximately $140,000 from reserves in 2018-2019, which will bring reserves down to around $837,000. To get to […]

Governor signs state budget; Republicans criticize spending decisions

RIVERSIDE – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a record $125 billion state budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2017-18 that Republican lawmakers from the Inland Empire generally criticized as pork-barrel spending with minimal accountability and Democrats praised as a sound financial blueprint that funds critical needs. “California is taking decisive action by enacting a balanced budget,” Brown […]

TVUSD finalizes 2017-2018 school year adopted budget

Temecula Valley Unified School District is in the final stages adopting the 2017-2018 school year budget and Local Control Accountability Plan budget. At this point last year, the district had indications that they were heading toward financial straits with a deficit of $17.9 million by the 2018-2019 school year, according to Assistant Superintendent Lori Ordway-Peck. […]

Governor signs 2017-18 budget

Governor signs 2017-18 budget

RIVERSIDE – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a record $125 billion state budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2017-18 that Republican lawmakers from the Inland Empire generally criticized as pork-barrel spending with minimal accountability and Democrats praised as a sound financial blueprint that funds critical needs. “California is taking decisive action by enacting a balanced budget,” Brown […]

County Budget Chock Full of Cuts

RIVERSIDE  – The Board of Supervisors on Monday will open hearings on the proposed $5.45 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-18, which seeks across-the-board cuts from most Riverside County agencies, including a sizable chop to sheriff’s appropriations. “It will be difficult for many departments to maintain existing service levels while absorbing reduced support,” county Chief […]

Hemet City Council sees draft of 2017-18 CIP budget

Hemet City Council, on their request, received a very detailed preliminary Fiscal Year 2017-18 Operating Budget report proposing $30,068,370 in Capital Improvement Projects by the city manager and staff Tuesday, May 30. The 84-page report was scheduled to be discussed further during a special meeting June 7 to provide staff any desired changes before the […]

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