Supervisors make Salton Sea, affordable housing leading items in platform

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a list of priorities for Riverside County’s state and federal lobbyists to pursue in 2020 to enable the county to save money and operate more efficiently and safely during its Jan. 14 meeting. The 75-page list of objectives will serve as the board’s legislative platform through the end of the current year. The majority of the advocacy items were carried over from 2019, though there were a handful of amendments to the list. Topping the county’s concerns is restoration of the 360-square-mile Salton Sea. The platform urges state and federal government support of Riverside and Imperial counties’ joint initiative to save most of the dying lake. The county is already working toward preservation of the north end of the sea, using
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