Riverside County avoids potential $1.1 million per week deficit

Riverside County Board of Supervisors was facing an unexpected $45 to $50 million deficit in 2017-2018 as their share of a $623 million program that the state of California was pushing back to the 58 counties in Gov. Brown’s proposed budget in January. “We are potentially facing a $1.1 million per week deficit in Riverside […]

Supervisors uphold planning commission approval of Dutch Village car wash and storage facilities

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors denied an appeal and thus upheld a county planning commission approval of a proposed Dutch Village car wash and storage facility. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote May 9 upholds the environmental mitigated negative declaration and plot plan as well as the parcel map which divides an existing 12.68-acre parcel into […]

County supervisors approve even-year elections for Perris Elementary School District

The Riverside County board of supervisors approved a change in the election timing for Perris Elementary School District board members. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote May 2 approved a resolution allowing the change from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years. Under both the California Education Code and the California Elections Code, the elections of school district board […]

Supervisors approve 1968 Cellars rezone

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a request from 1968 Cellars to rezone a 20-acre Rancho California property. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote May 2 changes the zoning of the two legal parcels from residential agricultural 10-acre minimum to wine country equestrian. The rural residential land use designation was unchanged. The property east of Pauba […]

Supervisors approve Via Abril kennel with conditions

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors finalized the approval of a commercial dog kennel in the 17300 block of Via Abril in unincorporated Murrieta. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote May 2 denied an appeal by the Tenaja Environmental Concerns Association but imposed additional conditions on the kennel. The Tenaja Environmental Concerns Association had appealed both the […]

County selects Chief Assistant Executive Officer George Johnson to be new CEO

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors appointed George A. Johnson as county executive officer, effective June 8. The announcement came after the board appointed Johnson, 56, to the position in closed session following the regular board meeting. The terms of his employment contract will return to the board sometime in June. Board Chairman […]

Board of supervisors to authorize grounds closures for wildfire season

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors is slated Tuesday to authorize Riverside County Fire Chief John Hawkins to close access to seven outdoor recreational locations for the duration of wildfire season to minimize public safety risks. The board will consider Hawkins’ proposal as part of its consent agenda. Since 2007, the chief has sought and […]

Supervisors to wrestle with budget woes in June

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors last week scheduled hearings in June to iron out spending priorities and decide whether some agencies should be spared cuts and receive appropriations to fill holes in their budgets. “We have less and less flexibility as we draw down our reserves, so we must do more to […]

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