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City’s Website Teaches about Budget Process

City’s Website Teaches about Budget Process

Moreno Valley is trying to get its citizens more involved in the city’s budget process. Its online pilot project, Balancing Act, allows users to try to create a balanced city budget while providing feedback on their efforts, according to a city statement. Balancing Act, which debuted recently, also dispenses information …

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Palm Springs Ethics Panel to Meet

The Palm Springs City Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday with the city’s recently formed Ethics, Transparency and Government Reform Task Force. The session is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the city council chambers, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, according to a statement. Anyone interested may also …

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SB Releases Explanation of its Bankruptcy Actions

SB Releases Explanation of its Bankruptcy Actions

One day after a U.S. bankruptcy judge said she would accept San Bernardino’s plan to end its bankruptcy proceedings, the city released a lengthy statement that spells out what it has done since it filed for bankruptcy more than four years ago. In a five-page document posted Wednesday on the …

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Riverside Seeks to Remove Fire Hazard

Riverside Seeks to Remove Fire Hazard

Riverside is trying to enlarge a fire break between the Santa Ana River and the Bubbling Wells neighborhood. Recent fires on the river bottom threatened the neighborhood, which is next to Fairmount Park, causing the city to remove vegetation, underbrush and other potentially flammable materials from the area, according to …

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San Bernardino’s Sales Tax Receipts Up

Riverside Considers Increasing Sales Tax

San Bernardino’s sales tax receipts rose 7.9 percent in the second quarter year-over-year. Actual sales were up 5.8 percent during that period when reporting aberrations were removed from the data, according to a statement on the city’s website. Business-to-business activity accounted for nearly 65 percent of the overall gain. Lumber …

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Palm Springs Toughens up on Vacation Rentals

Palm Springs Vacation Rentals

Palm Springs is about to make it more difficult for people to rent vacation units in the city. The city council last week passed changes to its ordinance regarding vacation rental units, including limiting a location to no more than 32 rental contracts per year, according to a statement on …

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