RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Aug. 4 unanimously voted to convene at least two listening sessions in September to gauge how the county might improve public health, social and other services, and also passed a resolution declaring racial disparities in the delivery of services.
"This will be a slow process of listening and trying to get a grip on the challenges we face,'' Supervisor Kevin Jeffries said. "There are some who want us to move faster on issues and jump on the bandwagon right away. But that's not my style. We need to build a consensus and have thoughtful, deep discussions. We will be moving slowly and carefully on this.''
Supervisor Manuel Perez joined Jeffries in introducing the proposal for listening sessions. As part of the endeavor, they said they are