Supervisors to wrestle with budget woes in June

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors last week scheduled hearings in June to iron out spending priorities and decide whether some agencies should be spared cuts and receive appropriations to fill holes in their budgets. “We have less and less flexibility as we draw down our reserves, so we must do more to […]

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department offers opportunities for citizen service

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department offers opportunities for citizen service

According to Riverside County Sheriff’s officials, public safety is everybody’s business and the department provides citizens with countless volunteer opportunities to serve their community. During last month’s Volunteer Appreciation week, sheriff’s officials from throughout Riverside County showed their volunteers appreciation with banquets, luncheons, presentations, gifts and in social media posts. “Our volunteers assist the San Jacinto Police […]

Board approves modest cuts to fire department budget

RIVERSIDE – The board of supervisors Tuesday, April 18, backed away from implementing a deficit reduction plan that would have axed about two-dozen uniform and support personnel in the Riverside County Fire Department, electing instead to eliminate five positions and make several other modest cuts that will only close the agency’s spending gap by half. […]

County Executive Officer Jay Orr to retire at the end of August

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Executive Officer Jay Orr will retire at the end of August, five years after taking over as the county’s top administrator. Orr helped navigate Riverside County through tail end of the nation’s worst recession in more than half a century and into a slow recovery beset by new and unexpected fiscal […]

County fees for food, waste permits going up  

RIVERSIDE – The board of supervisors voted to increase fees charged by the Department of Environmental Health for permits to sell food, operate tattoo parlors, store public waste and conduct other activities that require the county’s stamp of approval. In a 4-0 vote without comment, the board approved Environmental Health Director Steve Van Stockum’s request […]

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