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 […]

Hemet Fire Department moves on weed abatement notices

The Hemet City Council heard no protests or objections from landowners who have received “declarations of hazardous condition” advising them weeds, rubbish and other debris must be cleaned up during a public hearing May 23 in the city hall chambers. Hemet Fire Chief Scott Brown told the council that under the city’s Municipal Code Section […]

City of Hemet named ‘Tree City USA’ for 30th year

HEMET – The City of Hemet has again been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to its community forest. It is the 30th year that Hemet has received this national recognition. A National Arbor Day Foundation program, Tree City USA, recognizes U.S. towns and cities which […]

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 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 […]

Russ Brown appointed to Hemet City Council seat

Russ Brown appointed to Hemet City Council seat

Retired Claremont Police Capt. and Four Seasons resident Russ Brown was selected to serve on the Hemet City Council in the seat left by former City Councilman K. Paul Raver. Brown, selected from a field of nine applicants at the Feb. 7 special Hemet City Council meeting in a 3 to 1 vote will be […]

Hemet Measure U Oversight Committee soon to be named

Hemet City Council began its interview process Tuesday, Jan. 31, to find seven registered Hemet voters to serve on the Measure U Oversight Committee to track funds spent from the 1 percent sales tax voted into law in November 2016. As of Jan. 25, Hemet City Clerk Sara McComas reported they had received 37 applicants […]

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