First session to gauge county residents’ input on services set

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The first of the Board of Supervisors' ``listening sessions'' will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29 to gauge the breadth of Riverside County business losses and economic turmoil stemming from the coronavirus public health lockdowns, as well as determine how to adjust county services to better meet residents' needs. In August, the board unanimously approved holding three sessions, in what Supervisor Kevin Jeffries described as an attempt at ``listening and trying to get a grip on the challenges we face.'' ``We need to build a consensus and have thoughtful, deep discussions,'' he said. ``We will be moving slowly and carefully on this.'' Today's session will be in the board chamber at the County Administrative Center in downtown Riverside, beginning at 1:30 p.m. In addition to i
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