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Published: Aug. 21, 2014 – Updated: 1:22 p.m.

California’s Senate on Thursday passed legislation that would restore vehicle license fee revenue to four fledgling cities in Riverside County.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in the P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Elections

Resignations and deaths are bringing new faces to the Eastvale City Council and to Jurupa Valley governing boards

Published: July 22, 2014 Updated: July 23, 2014 12:10 a.m.

November’s election brings the prospect of change on city councils and boards throughout Riverside County.

But due to resignations and deaths, change already is underway in the northwest Riverside County cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Governor could take up bill to restore cities’ funds

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But it could still be a struggle to get Gov. Jerry Brown to provide millions of dollars to four cities hammered by the 2011 loss of fee revenue.

Published: July 16, 2014 Updated: July 17, 2014 9:18 a.m.

A bill giving millions of dollars to four fledgling Riverside County cities appears headed for the governor’s desk, but there’s no guarantee it will be signed, the county’s lobbyist told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: STATE REVENUE: Cities still trying to get funds restored

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May 07, 2014; 03:59 PM

With the clock ticking on the 2014 California legislative session, supporters of the state’s four newest cities – all in Riverside County – say they are still committed to getting crucial state funding taken in 2011 restored to Eastvale, Menifee, Wildomar and especially Jurupa Valley.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: Could a special tax save cityhood?

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Jurupa Valley leaders on Thursday, Jan. 16, voted to begin the process of dissolving cityhood.

January 17, 2014; 05:13 PM

What’s the value of cityhood?

After the Jurupa Valley City Council’s historic Thursday, Jan. 16, vote to start disincorporation proceedings, the city’s 95,000-plus residents may be pondering how much they’re willing to pony up in special taxes to keep the city afloat.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: Somber end to the year

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The city of Jurupa Valley is facing a tough new year.

December 17, 2013

At the Tuesday, Dec. 17 meeting — the council’s last meeting of the year — City Manager Stephen Harding announced that at the Thursday , Jan. 16 meeting — the council’s first meeting of 2014 — council members will be asked to authorize the filing of paperwork to start the process of disincorporation.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: Leaders closer to filing for end to cityhood

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A bill that would have restored money Jurupa Valley officials say is vital to the city did not pass by the end of the legislative session in Sacramento. Jurupa Valley officials plan to file to end cityhood.

September 13, 2013; 12:28 PM

Jurupa Valley officials confirmed Friday, Sept. 13, they will file to end cityhood in December after the 2013 legislative year closed early Friday with no action to restore money to four Riverside County cities sideswiped by a 2011 budget bill.

To read story by Sandra Stokley and JimMiller in The Pres Enterprise, click here.

September 13, 2013; 07:15 PM

SACRAMENTO – Anyone watching from the gallery or on television as legislation fixing Orange County’s budget problem sped through the Legislature this week might have expected Riverside County lawmakers at some point to ask, “What about us?”

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: FOUR CITIES: Bid for state help dead for 2013

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September 13, 2013

The 2013 legislative year came to close early today with no action on restoring money for four Riverside County cities sideswiped by a 2011 budget bill.

To read post by Jim Miller on The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: LEGISLATURE: Prognosis looks bad for measure assisting Riverside cities

September 10, 2013; 06:54 PM

SACRAMENTO – A late-night budget deal 4-1/2 years ago is proving to be a valuable chit for Orange County, as the county seeks restoration of a 2011 cut that also hit Riverside County’s newest cities.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: City may seek to end cityhood by December

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September 05, 2013; 06:30 PM

If California lawmakers fail to restore state funding to beleaguered Jurupa Valley by Thursday, Sept. 12, — the end of the current legislative session – the city could file for disincorporation by December.

To read story by Sandra Stokley and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: LEGISLATURE: Cities, county won’t team up to win back revenue

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Riverside County cities that lost license fee money are still unlikely to partner with Orange County

August 14, 2013; 05:41 PM

SACRAMENTO — Two years ago, lawmakers from Orange County gave a cold shoulder to a frantic attempt by four Inland cities to piggyback on their legislative effort to reverse a June 2011 state budget action that took vehicle license-fee money away from new cities.

To read story by Jim Miller In The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: CITIES: New legislative approach to helping Inland cities

June 17, 2013; 07:04 PM

SACRAMENTO – Legislation designed to offer much-needed financial help to Riverside County’s newest cities will have its first hearing this week, following more changes designed to chart a path through California’s convoluted state-local fiscal landscape.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: CITIES FUNDING: Hearing on assistance bill postponed

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April 16, 2013; 07:12 PM

Legislation to restore millions of dollars in 2011 budget cuts to four Riverside County cities has been pulled from its first committee hearing.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REGION: Cities plan Sacramento trip to seek lost revenue

April 15, 2013; 04:27 PM

Officials from three of Riverside County’s four newest cities will travel to Sacramento this week in a bid to reclaim state money they say they need to adequately serve their constituents.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: STATE BUDGET: Officials try new way to restore city funds

March 26, 2013; 06:02 PM

SACRAMENTO – Inland lawmakers and local officials have taken a new tack to try to restore lost revenue for four Riverside County cities disproportionately hurt by a state budget shift two years ago.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REGION: County to consider financial aid for new cities

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February 21, 2013; 06:59 PM

Aid packages aimed at stabilizing the finances of two of the county’s newest cities — and staving off the fiscal collapse of Jurupa Valley — will go to Riverside County supervisors next week.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REGION: Effort to restore funding to new cities gets support

January 10, 2013; 06:55 PM

Riverside County senators Richard Roth and Bill Emmerson introduced legislation this week stating their intent to restore lost funding for California cities that have incorporated since 2004.

To read story by Jim Miller and Nelsy Rodriguez in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors spell out lobbying priorities

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Getting Sacramento to restore vehicle license fee revenue to new cities such as Jurupa Valley is one of the top lobbying goals for Riverside County supervisors in 2013.

December 31, 2012; 05:02 PM

Restoring funding to four cities and securing money for health-services are among the top lobbying priorities for Riverside County in the new year.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: City to discuss disincorporation

The Jurupa Valley City Council on Thursday, Oct. 18, will hear a presentaton by George Spiliotis on how a city disincorporates. Spiliotis is executive director of the Local Agency Formation Commission, Riverside County’s boundary-setting agency.

Published: 17 October 2012 – 06:42 PM

In a sign of just how precarious Jurupa Valley’s financial picture is, the city council on Thursday, Oct. 18, will hear a report about how to disincorporate.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: VETO: Governor rejects bill to aid Inland cities

The $14 million to cities harmed by the loss of vehicle-license funds in 2011 would create too big of a hole in the state budget, he says

Published: 19 September 2012 – 09:18 PM

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have allocated $14 million to Riverside County’s newest cities, citing the measure’s impact on last year’s shift of some criminal-justice, mental health and other services to counties.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: ELECTION: Ballot measures would limit city spending

Published: 14 September 2012 – 04:19 PM
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Voters in the new cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale will be asked Nov. 6 to set a constitutionally required amount of taxes and other revenue the cities may receive and spend annually.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: LEGISLATURE Last-minute effort to restore funding

Published: 30 August 2012 – 06:46 PM

SACRAMENTO – For the second year in a row, a group of Inland Southern California cities and lawmakers are making a last-minute push to restore millions of dollars in budget cuts.

To read story by Jim Miller in the Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: ELECTION: Jurupa Valley, Eastvale councilmen face challengers

Published: 13 August 2012 – 04:22 PM

Eastvale and Jurupa Valley City Council incumbents running for a full four-year term each will face challengers in the Nov. 6 election.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Bono Mack’s gold medal tax relief gains support

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Published: 10 August 2012 05:15 PM

Inland Rep Mary Bono Mack’s legislation seeking to lift taxes on the cash awards received by Olympic medalists gained a key supporter.

To read column in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

LATimes: California’s newest city withering on fiscal vine

Jurupa Valley in Riverside County lost millions when lawmakers tapped funds earmarked for cities last year. ‘Our survival is at stake,’ the mayor says.

By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2012, 1:47 a.m.

The jagged foothills, withered pastures and a web of horse trails along the Santa Ana River give the state’s newest city a hint of the Wild West. Jurupa Valley’s money troubles, though, are pure modern-day California.

Jurupa Valley may be broke in a year, even though the city is so new that it has no permanent employees, no generous employee pension plan and runs City Hall out of a leased strip-mall storefront next to the Lucky Wok Chinese restaurant.

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The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: Money woes dampen city’s birthday

BY SANDRA STOKLEY
STAFF WRITER
sstokley@pe.com

Published: 30 June 2012 01:02 PM

As Jurupa Valley blows the candle out on its first birthday cake, it’s hard not to think of Riverside County’s newest municipality as the “hard luck city.”

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The PE: ELECTION: Council members face November contests

BY SANDRA STOKLEY
STAFF WRITER
sstokley@pe.com

Published: 14 June 2012 10:38 PM

Staggered City Council terms mean that two council members in each of Riverside County’s two newest cities will face re-election in November.

Eastvale Councilmen Ike Bootsma and Jeff DeGrandpre, and Jurupa Valley Councilmen Brad Hancock and Frank Johnston were the lowest vote-getters in their respective 2010 and 2011 contests and were elected to two-year terms. Whoever wins election in the November, 2012 election, would serve a full four-year term.

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The PE: STATE: Measure to help cities fails to advance

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 24 May 2012 08:31 PM

SACRAMENTO Legislation to restore millions of dollars in vehicle-license-fee revenue for four Riverside County cities has stalled in the state Senate and is likely dead for the year.

Friday, May 25, is the deadline for bills to pass their respective houses’ appropriations committees. The Senate Appropriations Committee reviewed dozens of measures that had been parked on its “suspense” file because of the legislation’s perceived impact on the state’s bottom line.

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The PE: LEGISLATURE: Panel OKs bill to help Inland cities

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 18 April 2012 10:22 PM

SACRAMENTO — Legislation that would restore a critical revenue stream for Riverside County’s newest cities cleared its first committee this morning, the first concrete success for the cities and their supporters following months of efforts to roll back part of last summer’s state budget.

Jurupa Valley, Eastvale, Wildomar and Menifee lost a combined $14 million when lawmakers approved an $86 billion budget that diverted vehicle-license fee money to pay for local law-enforcement grants. Officials in the cities warned of fiscal calamity, including possible disincorporation, if there is no fix.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors pledge help for budget-battered cities

BY DUG BEGLEY
STAFF WRITER
dbegley@pe.com

Published: 27 March 2012 07:49 PM

Four Riverside County cities that took a financial hit in last year’s state budget might get a helping hand from the county, supervisors said Tuesday. But California lawmakers need to solve the problem they created, supervisors added.

Menifee, Wildomar, Eastvale and Jurupa Valley all face fiscal challenges as a result of the state budget passed last summer. The four cities lost $15 million, part of $200 million in vehicle-license fee revenue that the state redirected to pay for local law-enforcement grants.

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The PE: BUDGET: New effort to restore funding for cities

Eastvale is among four new cities that lost vehicle license fee revenue when the state redirected it to local law enforcement grants.(File Photo/2010)

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 02 March 2012 02:32 PM

SACRAMENTO — Inland Southern California lawmakers are making a new push to restore state budget cuts that threaten the solvency of Riverside County’s newest cities.

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The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: Sheriff’s contract headed to supervisors

BY SANDRA STOKLEY
STAFF WRITER
sstokley@pe.com

Published: 02 December 2011 09:30 PM

Jurupa Valley will pay nearly $13 million for law enforcement services during its first year as a city, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department contract going to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors for approval Tuesday.

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The PE: Riverside County cities lose out

By PE Politics
September 10, 2011 2:15 AM

Four Riverside County cities that lost up to one-half of their revenue in the June budget deal failed to recover any of it in the final hours of the 2011 regular session that ended early this morning.

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The PE: Money for four new Riverside County cities in limbo

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, September 8, 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

SACRAMENTO – Attempts to restore millions of dollars for Riverside County’s newest cities will go down to the wire, amid last-ditch legislative maneuvers to allocate the money this year.

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By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
September 9, 2011

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Thursday ventured into a community known as a “diesel death zone” for its heavy truck pollution and announced her intention to join a lawsuit challenging a massive warehouse project to be built nearby.

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The PE: Bill restores higher vehicle tax to help cities

10:16 PM PDT on Thursday, September 1, 2011

BY JIM MILLER and SANDRA STOKLEY
STAFF WRITERS
jmiller@pe.com|sstokley@pe.com

SACRAMENTO – New state legislation would reverse deep state budget cuts to four Riverside County cities by partially restoring a higher tax on people’s vehicles.

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The PE: Jurupa Valley to seek $1.7 million loan from county

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, August 15, 2011

By SANDRA STOKLEY
Staff Writer sstokley@pe.com

Stung by the loss of millions of dollars in state money, Riverside County’s newest city is asking the Board of Supervisors for a $1.7 million loan so it can gain its financial footing during its crucial first year.

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The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: Cityhood celebration masks financial concerns

10:00 PM PDT on Friday, July 1, 2011

By SANDRA STOKLEY and JIM MILLER
The Press-Enterprise

A day after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that could spell insolvency for Riverside County’s newest cities, dignitaries and residents gathered on Friday to usher in a new era for Jurupa Valley: as Riverside County’s 28th city.

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The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: Rushing to meet a July 1 incorporation

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

By SANDRA STOKLEY
The Press-Enterprpise

With Jurupa Valley speeding toward its July 1 incorporation date, the City Council-elect will hold its final regularly scheduled meeting Thursdayand is set to make several decisions that will allow City Hall to open for business on schedule.

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The PE: Jurupa Valley council-elect to get facts on law and order

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

By SANDRA STOKLEY
The Press-Enterprise

The Jurupa Valley City Council-elect tonight will get a preview of law enforcement services they can expect from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department as the community moves from unincorporated area to Riverside County’s newest city.

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The PE: Jurupa Valley: Planning incorporation party begins in earnest

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, April 7, 2011

By SANDRA STOKLEY
The Press-Enterprise

The Jurupa Valley City Council-elect Thursday night selected seven longtime community volunteers to work on planning the celebration that will usher in the new era of cityhood.

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The PE: Jurupa Valley City Council-elect holds first meeting

11:33 PM PDT on Thursday, March 17, 2011

By SANDRA STOKLEY
The Press-Enterprise
The Jurupa Valley city council-elect met for the first time on March 17.
Published: 3/17/2011 11:13 PM

Mark that first and third Thursday of the month on the calendar.

The soon-to-be-city of Jurupa Valley’s City Council-elect voted Thursday night to hold its regularly scheduled meetings at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Jurupa Unified School District.

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The PE: JURUPA VALLEY: City Council-elect sets first meeting

By PE News
on March 11, 2011 3:09 PM

The City Council-elect of the soon-to-be city of Jurupa Valley will hold its first meeting on March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jurupa Community Center.

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