Supervisors appoint new treasurer to fill pending vacancy

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved the appointment of a deputy Riverside County treasurer-tax collector to take over as the county's tax chief when the current one retires in less than three months. Matthew Jennings is slated to officially take the helm at the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector on Sept. 24. Jennings will be replacing elected Treasurer-Tax Collector Jon Christensen, who has served in county government for 18 years. Christensen did not make a formal announcement concerning his retirement. But according to Supervisor Kevin Jeffries' office, word was received in recent weeks that he will leave in September, prompting Jeffries and Supervisor Karen Spiegel to jointly recommend that Jennings be appointed to fill the pending vacancy. ``M
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