Sacramento is good at setting rules, but too often the state arbitrarily and suddenly changes those rules without an opportunity to respond or object.
Such was the case with Riverside County’s four newest cities: Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar. Historically, new cities received Vehicle License Fee revenue in lieu of property tax revenue. These four new cities incorporated with the understanding that VLF revenue would be available to them. Unfortunately, as many of us now know, Sacramento changed those rules and redirected VLF money to public safety realignment.