Hemet Downtown Specific Plan receives final council approval

Hemet Downtown Specific Plan receives final council approval

Hemet City Council approved four items related to the Downtown Specific Plan Tuesday, April 11, that completed two years of intensive study and planning opening the door to implementing the plans for the long-sought revitalization of the Hemet downtown area. The goals of the Downtown Specific Plan envisioned two years ago are: to revitalize the […]

Hemet City Council approves resident committee assignments

HEMET – The Hemet City Council appointed nine residents to important commissions and committees during their March 28 regular city council meeting. City council members are allowed to nominate local citizens for commissions and committees that help give community input into citywide programs and planning. Vincent Overmeyer was re-appointed to the Hemet Planning Commission with […]

Hemet police, council offer reward up to $10,000 for violent crime tips

Hemet police, council offer reward up to $10,000 for violent crime tips

Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown, hoping to get more leads in the city’s open violent crime cases, gained the approval of the Hemet City Council to provide a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators. The rewards would be given to the anonymous provider of […]

Hemet Council approves General Fund Amendments

Hemet Council approves General Fund Amendments

The Hemet City Council approved a $474,800 General Fund amendment to cover current needs in six different departments. The recommendation for the General Fund increase was made at the March 14 regular City Council meeting. Presenting the resolution amending the budget and approving the appropriations was Joy Canfield, recently hired as an interim administrative services […]

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 […]

City to help Hemet’s ‘Ramona Pageant’ with kickoff festivities

The Hemet City Council, continuing its support for the downtown Hemet historical revitalization effort by local merchants, has approved up to $5,000 in in kind services for a first time ever “Ramona Pageant” kickoff the weekend of April 1. The Ramona Pageant Association that for the past 94 years puts on the historic play based […]

Hemet City Council eyes $12 million in reserves and a balanced budget in 5 years

Hemet City Council eyes $12 million in reserves and a balanced budget in 5 years

Despite a projection that the city of Hemet would experience a $5 million general fund budget deficit in the fiscal year 2015-16, the deputy city manager of administrative services reported the unaudited projection for the years’ activity is holding at $1.8 million. The news was welcomed by the City Council at its Jan. 10 regular […]

Hemet City Council to appoint council member to fill vacancy left by Raver, Hemet residents must apply by Feb. 2.

Hemet City Council to appoint council member to fill vacancy left by Raver, Hemet residents must apply by Feb. 2.

  The Hemet City Council announced it will be accepting applications from city residents who would like to serve on the city council for the remainder of former councilmember Paul Raver who resigned from his seat in December. The Council in its Tuesday evening, Jan. 10 meeting voted to appoint a qualified city resident to […]

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