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City receives finance award

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Riverside has received the Excellence in Budgeting Award from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, a statewide organization that promotes best practices among government finance professionals. The award acknowledged the city’s work on its 2016-’18 biennial budget, which the city council approved in June, according to a statement. The …

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City buys downtown shopping center

A 64,000-square-foot retail center in Ontario has been sold. The property, at 404-426 N. Euclid Ave., covers nearly an entire city block in downtown Ontario, according to Progressive Real Estate Partners in Rancho Cucamonga, which represented both parties in the transaction. A New York-based private investor sold the property to …

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Riverside talks partnerships with sister city

Rusty Bailey

Riverside is working on several potential agreements with Ensenada, Mexico, its sister city. Mayor Rusty Bailey and city council members met recently with a delegation from Ensenada to discuss projects the cities might work on, including educating deaf students to exporting Mexican seafood worldwide through the civilian part of March …

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Ashley sworn in to AQMD board

South Coast AMQD

Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley has joined the governing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Ashley, who was sworn in Friday, will represent Riverside County on the district board, according to a statement. He will finish the four-year term of the late Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit, …

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New bridge to be subject of meeting

SB County water conference scheduled

Palm Springs will hold a special meeting to discuss a proposed bridge that would cross the Tahquitz Creek Channel on South Palm Canyon Drive. The meeting, which is being held in partnership with the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration, is scheduled to begin at …

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Riverside provides online service to new businesses

Inland Empire Online Business

Riverside is offering new business owners the chance to obtain and renew their business tax certificates online rather than at city hall. The service, which has been available to existing businesses for several years, makes it possible for them to meet their business tax requirements with the city quickly and …

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