Archive for November 30th, 2009

PressEnterprise Editorial: Budget duty


10:00 PM PST on Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County’s growing budget shortfall requires strict fiscal discipline, regardless of political pressure. Supervisors will not only need to maintain this year’s cost-cutting steps, but add new ones to avert financial peril in coming years. And every county department will have to contribute to the savings.

The county’s budget workshop last week painted a grim picture of county finances. The county cut programs, positions and pay, and still needed $50.6 million in reserves to balance the budget — essentially creating an ongoing deficit.

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DailyBulletin: Claremont renews its eminent domain power

Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 11/29/2009 11:42:16 PM PST

CLAREMONT – The City Council has approved an extension of its eminent domain powers on nonresidential property.

The city’s Redevelopment Agency in November 1997 amended its redevelopment plan to reinstate eminent domain authority on nonresidential property.

The authority was set to expire in December.

In order to extend the authority for an additional 12 years, the agency had to amend its redevelopment plan.

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