Board signals support for more money to staff new jail

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors agreed, in principle, to make up to $7 million in additional funding available for county Sheriff Stan Sniff to staff the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio, slated to open in phases beginning this summer. The board’s 4-0 vote – with Supervisor Marion Ashley absent – […]

Supervisors want departments to augment efforts to assist vets

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors directed staff to take action to open up employment opportunities and ensure the delivery of benefits to Riverside County’s 130,000-plus military veterans during their Dec. 12 meeting. Supervisor V. Manuel Perez introduced the “Veterans Improvement Program” during the board’s policy agenda. The move was a collaboration between […]

Supervisors authorize acquisition of drone to serve as agency’s eye in the sky

Supervisors authorize acquisition of drone to serve as agency’s eye in the sky

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to procure an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, to be used for mapping missions and to monitor channels. In a 4-0 vote without comment – and with Supervisor Chuck Washington out sick – the board cleared the […]

Supervisors formally declare emergency to deal with aftermath of wind event

RIVERSIDE – To obtain federal and state assistance, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors formally declared a local emergency due to the effects of the recent Santa Ana windstorm. The proclamation, approved in a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Chuck Washington absent, said that the county “experienced extreme weather conditions, including … sustained damaging winds, numerous […]

Supervisors approve Salt Creek Trail

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the Salt Creek Trail project. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote, Nov. 14, approved the 16-mile trail while also accepting the final initial study and adopting an environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. The planned Salt Creek Trail will be a multi-purpose regional trail which will […]

County to submit electricity buying plan to state

A divided Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to take the next step toward establishing a “Community Choice Aggregation” program that would enable Riverside County to buy electricity on the open market, with the goal of delivering power to residents in unincorporated communities at lower rates. In a 3-2 vote – with Supervisors Kevin Jeffries […]

Program seeks to enable welfare recipients to receive restaurant meals

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved implementation of a program, Tuesday, Oct. 31, under which the homeless and low-income seniors and disabled residents of Riverside County would be able to purchase hot meals from restaurants, using their public welfare debit cards. “We’re looking forward to implementing this,” Department of Public Social Services […]

Board OKs grant to pay for fire hazard mapping

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors authorized the fire department to accept $184,153 in state grant to pay for fire hazard maps detailing geographical and topographical features of unincorporated areas. The grant from the California Fire Safe Council will also enable the county to document and map the impacts of non-native insects on native landscapes. The […]

Supervisors approve K-1 Speed rezone, conditional use permit

Supervisors approve K-1 Speed rezone, conditional use permit

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative rezone and conditional use permit for the proposed K-1 Speed outdoor go-kart course in Winchester. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote Oct. 17, with John Tavaglione absent, gave tentative approval to changing the zoning for a portion of the project site from Rural Residential (R-R) to Manufacturing – […]

Supervisors approve road and bridge benefit district agreement for Rice Road

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a road and bridge benefit district agreement for Rice Road. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote Oct. 24, approved the agreement between the county and SR Conestoga, LLC, which requires the developer to fund improvements to Rice Road associated with the SR Conestoga development north of Domenigoni Parkway, south of […]

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