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 By City News Service    News

Senator seeks students' input on new state laws

TEMECULA - Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, on Tuesday, Sept. 3 announced the start of his annual "There Ought to be a Law'' contest, seeking recommendations from Riverside County students on what laws they would like to see enacted or... — Updated 9/3/2019

 

California bill banning forced arbitration gets early OK

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Employers in California could not force workers to give up their right to sue the company under a bill that is likely headed to the governor's desk. The California Senate voted 21-10 on Wednesday to approve a... — Updated 9/5/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Riverside County public safety agencies' costs continue to climb

RIVERSIDE - Most Riverside County public safety agencies' overtime costs climbed by double-digit percentages in the last fiscal year, with the sheriff's department leading the pack, according to a report that the Board of... — Updated 8/23/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Audit: Public safety agencies OT costs continue to climb

RIVERSIDE - Most Riverside County public safety agencies' overtime costs climbed by double digit percentages in the last fiscal year, with the sheriff's department leading the pack, according to a report that the Board of... — Updated 8/27/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Supervisors approve answer to grand jury report on animal services

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors signed off on Tuesday, Aug. 27 on an Executive Office response to a grand jury report critical of the way the Department of Animal Services handles payments collected by its officers in the... — Updated 8/27/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Supervisors direct staff to find funding to prepare for power emergencies

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday, Aug. 27 directed the Department of Emergency Management and other agencies to seek state funding and take other steps to mitigate the impacts of future "public safety power... — Updated 8/27/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Supervisors appoint interim Riverside County Chief Probation Officer

RIVERSIDE - To ensure continuity within the Riverside County Department of Probation, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Aug. 27 appointed an interim chief probation officer, who will take over when current chief Mark Hake... — Updated 8/27/2019

 
 By Paul J. Young    News

Riverside County Supervisor: County's overtime expenditures excessive

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt said on Tuesday, Aug. 27 that a 26 percent spike in overtime expenses throughout county government in the last fiscal year was unsatisfactory and a sign that agencies need to do... — Updated 8/28/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

More than $15 million in federal grants earmarked for Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - Nearly $16 million in federal grants for affordable housing projects will be flowing to Riverside County agencies and three cities within the county, it was announced on Friday, Aug. 2. "These grants will help our... — Updated 8/2/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Riverside County supervisors OK purchasing plan for Sheriff's $12.5 million helicopter

RIVERSIDE - Despite disagreement on the downpayment, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Aug. 6 approved a procurement plan for the newest and largest helicopter to be added to the Riverside County sheriff's fleet. Sheriff Chad... — Updated 8/6/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Riverside County commits to cleanup of Salton Sea's north shore marina

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday, Aug. 6 approved an aggregate $1.79 million in expenditures for a project to clear the Salton Sea north marina of dirt and debris to make the channel usable again by boaters who... — Updated 8/6/2019

 

Supervisors have first glance at proposed 'Good Neighbor Policy' for developers

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday, Aug. 6 completed their initial assessment of a proposed "Good Neighbor Policy'' establishing criteria to gauge the compatibility of warehouse and logistics center projects with u... — Updated 8/6/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

County's first lady Supervisor loses battle with illness

RIVERSIDE - The death of Kay Sandra Ceniceros, Riverside County's first female supervisor who served in county government for over two decades, was confirmed on Monday, July 29 by... — Updated 7/29/2019

 

Newsom signs legislator's bill requiring broad input on sex assault policies

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A Riverside County lawmaker's bill requiring California colleges and universities to annually review policies on campus sexual assaults and seek recommendations from students and counselors before making changes... — Updated 7/30/2019

 

County's tax roll exceeds $300 billion

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 23 certified the latest property tax roll for Riverside County, which rose an aggregate 5.86% last year, with houses making up the largest share of the valuation. The county's... — Updated 7/23/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Board splits on swift action to address prospective power shutoffs

RIVERSIDE - A divided Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, July 23 to refrain from taking any immediate steps to address impacts of the state's "public safety power shutoff'' policy, which authorizes utilities... — Updated 7/23/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Riverside County's veterans hiring policy helps more than 70 land jobs

RIVERSIDE - A policy aimed at enhancing employment opportunities in Riverside County government for military veterans and their families helped more than 70 former service members land county jobs in the past year, officials said.... — Updated 7/25/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Riverside County supervisor named to new state homeless advisory group

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is one of 13 elected officials and institutional representatives tapped to advise the state on solutions to tackle the state's homelessness crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom's office... — Updated 7/17/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Sheriff procures social media pros to amplify agency's reach

RIVERSIDE - The Riverside County Board of Supervisors signed off on Tuesday, July 2 on Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco's retention of a Vacaville-based media marketing firm, at an annual cost of $72,000, to develop strategies... — Updated 7/2/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Riverside County Supervisors OK assessments on delinquent bill payers

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, July 2 to impose special assessments totaling $2.75 million on thousands of Riverside County residents' property tax bills to collect unpaid trash collection debts. According... — Updated 7/2/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Riverside County Supervisors adopt $6 billion spending plan for 2019-20

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 25 formally adopted a budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, restoring funding to several Riverside County agencies targeted for sizable cuts and mandating that any agency... — Updated 6/25/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Riverside County awarded state funds to reduce homelessness

RIVERSIDE - More than $20 million in state funding was awarded to Riverside County under a social assistance program aimed at placing chronically homeless people in affordable housing units, it was announced. "We are very pleased... — Updated 6/19/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Supervisors to OK contract for construction of Temecula Valley horse crossings

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors tomorrow are slated to approve a $240,000 contract for the installation of three marked equestrian crossings to ensure the safety of riders and motorists along busy De Portola Road in the... — Updated 6/10/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Supervisors approve contract for construction of Temecula Valley horse crossings

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday, June 11 approved a $240,000 contract for the installation of three marked equestrian crossings to ensure the safety of riders and motorists along busy De Portola Road in... — Updated 6/11/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Supervisor authorize sheriff to continue anti-drug operations

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 11 authorized Sheriff Chad Bianco to accept a $1.44 million federal grant for drug interdiction operations to deter trafficking throughout Riverside County. The Office of Nation... — Updated 6/11/2019

 

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