New county budget invests in improving services, supporting growing number of residents

RIVERSIDE COUNTY – The Riverside County Executive Office released a recommended budget that focuses on transforming services across connected departments and serving the county’s ever-growing number of residents. The recommended budget includes more than $7.4 billion in funding for vital services, which is up more than 8% from last year’s $6.9 billion budget. “The future of Riverside County is now,” County Executive Officer Jeff Van Wagenen said. “To continue to serve our ever-growing community, we need to be both deliberate and intentional in goals, decisions and actions. We must transform our service delivery to take advantage of the interrelated nature of public, private, nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations. We must evolve from a program-based model to a cl
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