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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.

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: LEGISLATURE: Region’s lawmakers stayed quiet as cities left behind

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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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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: ELECTION: Walmart passes, taxes fail

By PE News
June 7, 2011 11:11 PM

With all precincts reporting, unofficial results show voters in Menifee approved a new Walmart supercenter, while residents in Wildomar and Canyon Lake turned down local tax proposals.

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The PE: ELECTION: Voters in Wildomar, Menifee and Canyon Lake go to polls

11:17 PM PDT on Monday, June 6, 2011

By JOHN F. HILL
The Press-Enterprise

Today is Election Day, and voters in three southwest Riverside County cities have decisions to make about the future of their communities.

Wildomar, Menifee and Canyon Lake voters will go to the polls to decide on local ballot measures. Many already have voted by mail.

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The PE: Wildomar council to discuss giving up pension payments

11:25 PM PDT on Saturday, April 9, 2011

By JOHN F. HILL
The Press-Enterprise

The Wildomar City Council this week will discuss whether to end the city’s contributions to their pensions.

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The PE: WILDOMAR: Medical marijuana dispensary allowed to re-open

11:09 PM PST on Wednesday, March 2, 2011

By JOHN F. HILL
The Press-Enterprise

A banned dispensary in Wildomar will be allowed to re-open after an appeals court ruling in an ongoing legal fight over access to medical marijuana.

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The PE: Wildomar marijuana dispensary will stay open, for now

10:39 PM PST on Monday, December 6, 2010

By JOHN F. HILL
The Press-Enterprise

A judge on Monday denied Wildomar’s attempt to shut down a storefront medical marijuana collective operating despite the city’s ban on dispensaries.

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Mark E. Johnson denied the city’s request for a temporary restraining order. The order would have closed the facility while a judge decides whether the city has the right to ban dispensaries.

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The PE: Banned marijuana dispensary reopens

10:10 PM PST on Monday, November 29, 2010

By JOHN F. HILL
The Press-Enterprise

A medical marijuana collective engaged in a legal battle against Wildomar re-opened its storefront location Monday in defiance of a citywide ban on dispensaries.

The move by the Wildomar Patients Compassionate Group comes a week after the collective filed a legal petition seeking to block the city from enforcing its ban.

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PE: Inland elected officials’ salaries examined

10:52 PM PDT on Sunday, August 15, 2010

By JOHN F. HILL and JEFF HORSEMAN
The Press-Enterprise

Council members in 17 “general law” cities in western Riverside and San Bernardino counties earn less than half the pay of their counterparts in charter cities, a review of public records has found.

City managers in these Inland cities also make less, though the gap is smaller.

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