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The PE: HEMET: Recall effort comes to an end

City of Hemet

Group seeking to oust three Council members did not collect enough signatures to get issue on the ballot

Published: June 2, 2014 Updated: June 3, 2014 8:51 a.m.

The effort to recall three members of the Hemet City Council is dead.

To read story by Craig Shultz in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REGION: Big payouts a cushion for area’s city managers

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December 27, 2013; 01:40 PM

City managers in some of the Inland region’s largest municipalities have stitched voluminous golden parachutes to protect themselves from the whims of elected leaders, who have provided little stability for their top executives in recent years.

To read story by Aaron Claverie in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: HEMET: Targeted council members say they voted as promised

City of Hemet

December 11, 2013; 06:10 PM

Three Hemet City Council members who were served with recall papers say they were following their campaign promises when they voted to start negotiating with the county fire department to provide services in the city.

To read story by Craig Shultz in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: HEMET: Recall papers served on three council members

City of Hemet

Hemet City Council members who were served with recall papers on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, were, from left: Shellie Milne, Larry Smith and Robert Youssef.

December 10, 2013

Recall papers were served on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to three Hemet City Council members who last month voted to negotiate with the county for fire services.

To read story by Craig Shultz in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Takano red-pens Republicans’ immigration letter

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Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, gives an “F” to a Republican letter on immigration reform.

July 14, 2013; 08:47 PM

Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, may have switched careers when he was elected to Congress last fall, but the former high school English teacher still wields a mean red pen.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori, Craig Schultz and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REGION: Cities say they’re not going bankrupt

Officials with other Inland cities say they’re not in danger of declaring bankruptcy like San Bernardino.

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 21 July 2012 05:05 PM

It’s an obvious question after San Bernardino sought bankruptcy — is my city next?

The early answer, at least in the Inland area, is probably not. While three California cities plan to file for bankruptcy and more could follow, local officials say their finances aren’t at the breaking point.

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The PE: HEMET: Mayor warns of tough decisions on horizon

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

By KEVIN PEARSON
The Press-Enterprise

Hemet likely will face more cuts as it battles through tough economic times, and residents will have to accept the potential for change, Mayor Jerry Franchville said during an annual address.

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The PE: HEMET: School board blasts union over personal attacks

11:26 PM PST on Wednesday, March 2, 2011

By KEVIN PEARSON
The Press-Enterprise

PDF: Copy of flier being circulated by Hemet Teachers Association

Tensions between the Hemet Unified school board and its teachers union escalated Tuesday when two board members lashed out against the union for what they called personal attacks against them.

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The PE: HEMET: Police union letter draws city rebuttal

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, October 10, 2010

By KEVIN PEARSON
The Press-Enterprise

PDF: Read Hemet’s response to the Hemet Police Officers Association letter

A letter written by the leader of the Hemet Police Officers Association for a homeowners association newsletter has drawn a strong rebuttal from the city manager’s office.

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The PE: TEMECULA: City manager’s pay is election issue

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10:58 PM PDT on Monday, October 4, 2010

By JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Just five city managers in California — and only one in the Inland area — earned more than Temecula City Manager Shawn Nelson in 2009, according to a survey.

Nelson, 51, earned $336,288 last year, an amount that includes his base salary, deferred compensation and other payouts, according to the survey released last month by the League of California Cities, an advocacy group for cities and towns. Nelson’s base pay is $291,571 a year, according to Temecula.

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11:26 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

By BRIAN ROKOS
The Press-Enterprise

The Hemet City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution supporting Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law, a symbolic action that had the very real effect of drawing an overflow crowd of more than 100 people to council chambers.

About two dozen spoke, often passionately, with the vast majority imploring the council not to approve the resolution.

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RivPE: Hemet to vote Tuesday on resolution supporting Arizona immigration law

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, June 18, 2010

The city of Hemet’s proposed resolution in support of Arizona’s immigration law is scheduled to be voted upon at the 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday, the City Council agenda shows.

The Arizona law requires police officers, when writing a ticket or investigating a crime, to attempt to verify the subject’s immigration status with federal authorities if the officer reasonably believes that the subject might be in the United States illegally.

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10:00 PM PDT on Friday, June 18, 2010

The Hemet City Council on Tuesday will consider a proposal by Vice Mayor Jerry Franchville to reduce council members’ pay by 20 percent as part of belt-tightening throughout the city.

Hemet is trying to eliminate almost $5 million in spending before the next fiscal year begins July 1. The council is also scheduled to vote on a 2010-11 budget of $83.5 million Tuesday.

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RivPE: Fate of hospitals is in voters’ hands

10:00 PM PST on Friday, December 11, 2009

By GAIL WESSON
The Press-Enterprise

Voters on Tuesday will decide the future of health care in the San Jacinto Valley and Menifee area when they consider whether to allow the sale of public hospital assets to a private doctors’ group.

The hospital board in October approved the sale of assets, including Hemet Valley Medical Center and Menifee Valley Medical Center to Physicians for Healthy Hospitals, a group of 132 local doctors, for an estimated $162 million.

It is the second time in recent years that voters have been asked to weigh in on selling Valley Health System’s assets.

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