State auditor-controller gives high marks for fiscal responsibility to Hemet, Menifee and other Southwest Riverside County cities

The latest California High Risk Local Government Agency Audit program had good news for many local cities who were determined to be in the lowest or moderate financial risk category and not in the high risk category. Having one of the lowest financial risks in the state were Menifee, Murrieta and San Jacinto. But even more pleased is the city of Hemet which was in what the state auditor considered “High Risk” in the financial and reporting categories. But as of this February is in a much lower “Moderate Risk” category along with Etiwanda and Riverside. This is even after city financial stresses increased with the COVID-19 pandemic business shutdowns. The state’s local government audit program, according to the State Auditor, is a points-based system to rank and categorize c
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