Riverside sheriff gains more control over updating, maintaining facilities

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted today to give Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco and his staff more control over the management of maintenance at sheriff's buildings, as well as the ability to independently handle future repairs and upgrades at sheriff's facilities.Supervisors Kevin Jeffries and Chuck Washington first brought the matter before the board on Jan. 7, saying in their original proposal that by "empowering the sheriff's department with the ability to oversee and manage services, they may realize significant savings that will allow them to help meet their budget goals."But the action was postponed at the request of Supervisors Jeff Hewitt and Karen Spiegel, with the latter complaining that there was insufficient data available to make a deci
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