Proposal puts more than 40 county fire positions on chopping block

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors expressed general opposition to a proposal by Riverside County Fire Chief John Hawkins to shutter a fire station to cut costs, but was undecided on other money-saving measures, including de-activation of a hazardous materials unit and reduction of crew strengths. “Public safety is still the number one priority of this […]

County to begin General Plan Amendment proceedings for planned greenwaste composting site

Riverside County will begin the proceedings for a general plan amendment which will allow a large-scale greenwaste composting facility in the San Jacinto Valley. A 3-0 Riverside County Board of Supervisors vote Feb. 7, with Chuck Washington absent and one vacancy, authorized the initiation of general plan amendment proceedings for a 202-acre site north of […]

Weather Observation System to be replaced at Hemet-Ryan Airport

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the replacement of the Automated Weather Observation System at Hemet-Ryan Airport. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote Feb. 7, with one vacant seat, authorized a $115,155 sole-source contract with AVCOM Company for the new AWOS. The AWOS will replace the one which had been at Hemet-Ryan Airport since the early […]

Via Prestifilippo renamed Via Encantada

The name of one of the streets in the Santa Rosa area has been changed from Via Prestifilippo to Via Encantada. A 3-0 Riverside County Board of Supervisors vote Feb. 7, with John Tavaglione not present and one vacancy, approved the name change. The street is off El Prado Road between Carrillo Road and Serreno Road. […]

Supervisors initiate General Plan Amendment proceedings for potential Rancho California strip mall

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors directed county staff to initiate general plan amendment proceedings for a 6.1-acre Rancho California parcel. The supervisors voted 3-0, Jan. 31, with John Tavaglione absent and one vacant board seat, to approve the initiation of the general plan amendment for what potentially could become a strip mall. The proposed […]

Supervisors approve Hemet Station 26 expansion

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the expansion of Riverside County Fire Department Station 26. The 3-0 vote Jan. 31, with John Tavaglione absent and one vacancy on the board, authorized $1,110,760 of Development Impact Fee revenue for the expansion and found the project categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review. Although the supervisors’ […]

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