/ STAFF WRITER
A bill by state Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, that would restore vehicle license fees to the cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar has been forwarded to Gov. Jerry Brown.
The state Senate sent the bill to the governor Wednesday, Aug. 31, after approving it on a 39-0 vote, Roth stated in a news release. Last week, it passed the Assembly on a 77-0 vote.
The cities have been trying to get the funding restored after legislators reallocated the fees from newly incorporated cities during a 2011 budget crunch. Brown has vetoed previous bills by Roth attempting to aid the cities.
“I am confident the Governor will recognize that SB 817’s approval not only restores lost funding, but restores an important measure of fairness and equity for our cities.” Roth said.