Rob Webb sworn as Hemet’s new police chief

The Hemet City Council, flanked by almost a dozen Hemet police officers and Murrieta police Chief Sean Hadden, watched as Rob Webb with 28 years of police service was officially sworn as Hemet’s newest police chief Tuesday, Jan. 23. Webb was hired in 1991 from the San Diego Harbor Police Department and served in the […]

Hemet Council sets utility pole wireless equipment fees

Hemet Council sets utility pole wireless equipment fees

The Hemet City Council, with the purchase of 1,700 light poles from Southern California Edison and approximately 5,000 they currently own, have established a fee for wireless services seeking to put transmission equipment on the poles to bring the city additional revenue. The city’s own water and power department has recently received calls from local […]

Florida Avenue median landscaping decision postponed by Hemet City Council

Even after weeks of negotiations with Caltrans concerning the planned raised median strip project on Florida Avenue, the Hemet City Council still is not satisfied with the landscaping agreement as submitted. Questions arose on the proposed landscaping agreement by councilmembers during the Sept. 26 council meeting of who should have the responsibility of maintaining the […]

Hemet City Council workshop explores recent city water rate increases

Hemet City Council workshop explores recent city water rate increases

The Hemet City Council, responding to a series of complaints and questions about the city’s water rates, held a public workshop, Sept. 12, to review the costs and needs of the Hemet City Water Department. New Hemet City Water Department rates went into effect Jan. 1, apparently surprising some of its customers, including Pat Gregory […]

Allen Parker dubbed Hemet’s interim city manager

Allen Parker dubbed Hemet’s interim city manager

The Hemet City Council wasted no time in hiring an interim city manager to replace Alex Meyerhoff who resigned last month by hiring former San Bernardino City Manager Allen Parker at a special meeting last week. Parker, 76, served as San Bernardino’s city manager from February 2013 until Dec. 31, 2017, when he resigned under […]

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