Menifee to continue its effort to take over control of all city parks from Valley-Wide despite court decision

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The Menifee City Council will continue its efforts to take over all the parks in the city despite a recent Riverside County Court decision approving the request but conditioning the proposed parks takeover from Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District with tax increases to some city residents. The city announced on its website its intent to continue its efforts to take over all the city’s 22 parks now maintained and operated by Valley-Wide, seeking to have better local control and provide better services without increasing taxes. Most recently the control issue came up when the city council sought to stop the construction of a cell tower by AT&T in Wheatfield Park operated by Valley-Wide. Valley-Wide approved the tower even after complaints by residents and schools arose over t
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