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Some Inland Empire Cities Agree to Higher Sales, Transient Occupancy Taxes

Measure E foe open to general tax

Voters in several communities acknowledge the need for better public services, especially stronger police and fire protection. Now those departments must decide on their spending priorities while they wait for the revenue to arrive. Five months after Hemet voters said no, they changed their minds and said yes. In June, …

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Dog Park to Reopen

Dog park to reopen

Palm Springs Dog Park is scheduled to reopen Nov. 20. The facility, at 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way behind city hall, was renovated with funding generated by Measure J, a one-cent sales tax increase voters approved in 2011, according to a statement on the city’s website. A grand re-opening ceremony …

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City Poised to Approve Council Districts

Strapped for Funds, Inland Empire Cities Look to Levy TaxesStrapped for Funds, Inland Empire Cities Look to Levy Taxes

Rancho Cucamonga is going to go from an at-large city to a city of four council districts. Although there are still some ballots to be counted, Measure Q held a comfortable 63 percent to 38 percent lead today with more than 40,400 votes casts, according to the San Bernardino County …

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Inland Empire Voters Split on Tax Hikes

Ballot Measure Aims to Increase Public Safety

Hemet voters have apparently decided that their city’s police and fire departments could use some extra money. Measure U, which will increase the Hemet’s sales tax by one percent, was leading comfortably today, 59-41 percent, with some ballots still to be counted, according to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters. …

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City to Recognize Medal of Honor Winners

City to Recognize Medal of Honor Winners

Two Riverside residents who were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor will be honored by the city today. During a 9:30 a.m. ceremony, the library at 2985 Madison St. will be renamed Staff Sergeant Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library, according to a statement on the city’s website. At 11 …

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Some local ballots will be a taxing experience

Ballot Measure Aims to Increase Public Safety

For the second time in five months, Hemet voters will be asked today if they want to increase their city’s sales tax to pay for extra police and fire protection. If passed, Measure U will add one cent in sales tax to every dollar spent in the city, except for …

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