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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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Rancho Cucamonga Ballot Measure Would Create City Council Districts

Moreno Valley Council Adopts WLC Ballot Measures

Measure Q would divide the city into four districts, junking the at-large voting format the city has used since it incorporated nearly 40 years ago. A potential lawsuit alleging possible discrimination against minority voters prompted the move. On Tuesday, Rancho Cucamonga voters will decide whether to switch to city council …

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Tax Credit Workshop Planned

SB County Businesses Get Tax Credits

Moreno Valley will host the California Competes Tax Credit workshop next month. The event, a partnership between the city and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m Dec. 19 at the city council chamber at city hall, 14177 Frederick St., according …

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Water Restrictions Could Return

More Water Restrictions Hit Inland Empire

Californian residents cut their water use by 18 percent in September, up almost one percent from August, the state Water Resources Control Board reported Tuesday. Despite that improvement, the state’s water conservation efforts were still well below the 26.2 percent it achieved in September 2015, the month state-mandated conservation goals …

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