Ed Corser, the finance director who helped Riverside County navigate difficult budgets during and since the recession, has announced he will retire in September. At the same time, Executive Officer Jay Orr said Corser will be succeeded by Paul McDonnell, formerly the county’s finance director and elected Treasurer-Tax Collector.
Action on the 2015-16 California State Budget yesterday allows Riverside to compete for the honor of developing the world’s premiere air quality research facility, the new home for California Air Resources Board (ARB) Research Facility.
Riverside County has a unique program through the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) that is using wage subsidies, short-term vocational training, and other incentives to enable businesses to hire 500 new workers starting July 1, 2015. It’s called Workforce Connection, a program that will expand partnerships with the business community and provide resources to employers looking to fill create new jobs or fill existing positions.
With temperatures expected to rise as summer approaches, health officials are opening dozens of cooling centers across Riverside County as a way to protect residents from excessive heat.
The Riverside County Planning Department will host three workshops for residents and community organizations next week to learn about the county General Plan housing element and to provide ideas about housing programs, housing types and the potential rezoning of 1,700 parcels identified to meet future needs for higher-density housing.
With Canyon Lake’s continued refusal to pay almost $2 million owed under a soon-to-expire contract for fire/emergency-medical services, Riverside County notified the city today it intends to withhold a portion of the city’s property-tax share in order to satisfy the city’s mounting debt.
Facts and other information about the potentially fatal Ebola virus are available on a new web page from Riverside County health officials.
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