San Jacinto looks to purchasing Southern California Edison light poles

The San Jacinto City Council approved the purchase of 1,810 Southern California Edison streetlights at a cost of $1.6 million financed over a 15-year period through a phased inspection and transition period. The purchase was approved during a special meeting March 28 with plans to retrofit the poles with LED lights at a cost of […]

San Jacinto Council hears passionate marijuana ordinance debate

San Jacinto Council hears passionate marijuana ordinance debate

The San Jacinto City Council meeting April 4 in a public hearing on a proposed marijuana cultivation ordinance brought strong emotional debate between marijuana cultivators, those opposed and a member of the city council. The continued public hearing on Ordinance 17-02 that is meant to regulate the establishment of commercial marijuana cultivation in the light […]

San Jacinto City Council delays decision to purchase streetlights from Southern California Edison

The San Jacinto City Council, following a presentation and review on the possible purchase of 1,810 streetlights from Southern California Edison, tabled the decision at their March 22 regular meeting. The cost and the benefit of owning the light poles was reviewed by Andy Ramirez, the city’s public works superintendent, with the approval of city […]

San Jacinto City Council approves shopping center confab attendance

San Jacinto City Council approves shopping center confab attendance

The San Jacinto City Council in a short, 45-minute regular council meeting Tuesday, March 8, approved a trip for the city manager and two councilmembers to attend a shopping center conference and authorized the city’s fire stations to accept surrendered newborns. The council noted its concern along with the Riverside County Board of supervisors of […]

San Jacinto City Council reorganizes following election approval

San Jacinto City Council reorganizes following election approval

The newly elected San Jacinto City Council were unexpectedly delayed for their planned swearing in at the Tuesday, Dec. 6, city council meeting when the Riverside County Registrar of Voters was late in certifying the Nov. 8 general election vote. Newly elected Councilman Russ Utz remained all smiles in anticipation of his new duties as […]

San Jacinto staying with Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire another year

San Jacinto staying with Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire another year

Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire will continue to man two fire stations and paramedics in San Jacinto, following action to reinstate the county fire contract by the San Jacinto City Council Tuesday, Dec. 6. The new $3.426 million contract will be for another year. The decision took little time or discussion following a city council closed […]

Temporary urgency ordinance on recreational marijuana passed by San Jacinto City Council

Temporary urgency ordinance on recreational marijuana passed by San Jacinto City Council

A temporary urgency ordinance prohibiting all but the raising of six marijuana plants for recreational purposes in a single-family home was passed 5-0 by the San Jacinto City Council Tuesday, Nov. 1. The urgency ordinance provides the city council and staff time to amend an earlier city ordinance in regards to prohibiting certain marijuana cultivation, […]

Three San Jacinto Council seats sought by five candidates

The San Jacinto City Council has three council seats open this election year with five qualified candidates running. The candidates are incumbents, Andrew Kotyuk and Crystal Ruiz, and challengers, Ken Kidby, Russ Utz and James Pangrazzi. The voters will have an opportunity to vote for their preferred candidates in the upcoming Nov. 8 election. Andrew […]