Senator Roth continues fight to restore funding to Jurupa Valley, other newly incorporated cities

December 02, 2014

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) has introduced legislation to restore funding to four newly incorporated Riverside County cities that lost Vehicle License Fee (VLF) funding due to state budget cuts in 2011.

Senate Bill 25 would restore VLF funding to the cities of Jurupa Valley, Eastvale, Menifee and Wildomar that was lost during California’s fiscal crisis.  The City of Jurupa Valley faces likely disincorporation if the VLF funds are not restored.

“This is an issue of fairness and equity,” said Senator Roth.  “Due to state budget cuts, our four newest cities lost the start-up monies the state previously provided all new cities to get started.  As a result, Jurupa Valley, through no fault of their own, faces the unfortunate reality of losing their city.”

In the previous 2013-14 legislative session, Senator Roth’s proposal to solve the funding issue, SB 69, was passed by both houses of the Legislature but vetoed by Governor Brown.

“Restoring VLF money to our cities continues to be one of my top priorities,” said Senator Roth.  “I am looking forward to working with my colleagues in both houses as well as the Governor to ensure these four cities receive funding that all other newly incorporated cities have received.”

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