Board authorizes expanded contract for reform program

RIVERSIDE – Despite one member’s criticism over spending limited funds, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved extending a contract with a professional services firm to stay on track with reforms intended to make multiple county agencies more efficient and cheaper to run. In a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Kevin Jeffries dissenting, the board signed […]

French Valley jail re-named after respected retired sheriff

French Valley jail re-named after respected retired sheriff

The Southwest Detention Center in French Valley now has a new name and a fitting one. After the July 25 meeting of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, suspects in southwest Riverside County will now be booked at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center. Byrd, a Riverside Polytechnic High School graduate who served as Riverside […]

County Board of Supervisors to consider appointing new treasurer

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors will decide today whether to appoint a 15-year Riverside County employee to serve as treasurer-tax collector to fill the vacancy left following the resignation of tax chief Don Kent, who will be taking over next month as the county’s chief financial officer. Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector Jon Christensen has been […]

Board authorizes abatement-related fire department assessments

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County board of supervisors signed off on a Riverside County Fire Department request to add unpaid fire mitigation charges to the tax bills of individuals with properties throughout the county Tuesday, July 11. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board approved tacking the costs onto the property tax bills of […]

Supervisors ratify hospital rate hikes

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors Tuesday, July 11, approved a range of fee increases for diagnostic procedures, health records searches and other services provided by the Riverside University Health System. In a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Marion Ashley away from the dais, the board of supervisors authorized what will be the first such fee adjustments […]

Board raises rubbish collection fees

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County board of supervisors Tuesday, July 11, approved a Riverside County Department of Environmental Health request to increase fees for trash collection in unincorporated communities and to apply unpaid waste collection fees to delinquent ratepayers’ property tax bills. Before its 5-0 vote, the board held a brief hearing, during which Department […]

Board to OK funds for Zika detection equipment

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County board of supervisors Tuesday, July 11, authorized the Emergency Management Department to accept a $35,956 grant intended to cover the cost of laboratory equipment that permits early identification of the Zika virus. The California Department of Public Health is providing the funds, which originated under a federal program, as part […]

Lakeland Village Community Center awarded Community Improvement Designation funds

The Riverside County board of supervisors allocated District 1 Community Improvement Designation funds for the Lakeland Village Community Center. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote June 13 approved a CID grant of $5,935 to the county’s Economic Development Agency, which will use the funding to purchase or rent maintenance equipment. Each county supervisor has a discretionary CID […]

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