Board formally adopts county budget

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors formally adopted the $5.5 billion budget, Sept. 26, which it tentatively approved in July, locking in additional funding support for county public safety agencies that began the fiscal year projecting multimillion-dollar shortfalls. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board finalized appropriations levels for 2017-2018, while still […]

Board approves formation of pest control district

Board approves formation of pest control district

RIVERSIDE – A pest control district will be established in the Hemet area to defend against the invasive Asian citrus psyllid, under action taken Tuesday, Sept. 26, by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Citrus Pest Control District No. 3 will enable commercial growers to develop strategies and procure pest control services to protect their […]

Riverside County’s anti-cannabis regulations remain in force

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Sept. 12, to reinforce the county’s current prohibitions against any type of commercial marijuana activity in unincorporated communities while work continues on a regulatory framework that will set the stage for legalization of commercial sales and distribution. In a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Marion Ashley […]

Supervisors approve Mitigated Negative Declaration, rezone, plan amendment and map for Richland Communities development

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has approved an environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration, a zoning reclassification, a general plan amendment, a specific plan amendment and a tentative tract map for 20.3 acres in the Dutch Village area of Rancho California. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote, July 25, authorizes the subdivision of the land owned by Richland […]

Union puts supervisors on strike notice

Members of a union representing custodians, nurses, social workers and other occupations in Riverside County government temporarily brought the Board of Supervisors’ meeting to a halt Tuesday, Aug. 29, chanting and formally serving the county notice of an imminent strike.

Board OKs additional funding requests

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to increase appropriations to Riverside County agencies unable to meet all of their expenses in the current fiscal year, though the sheriff’s department was still left with a $30 million hole, sparking a testy exchange about how funds are prioritized. The supervisors held a nearly three-hour […]

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 […]

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