Senator Roth’s Legislation Restoring Funding to Riverside’s Newest Cities Passes Senate Committee on Bipartisan, Unanimous Vote

April 08, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposed new law restoring lost funding to Riverside County’s four newest cities passed the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote.

Senator Roth said, “I am grateful my colleagues on the Committee have recognized how important this funding is for our cities’ residents, especially for residents in California’s newest city, Jurupa Valley. Senate Bill 25 provides funding for the newly incorporated cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar which all lost critical funding through no fault of their own.”

In 2011, one of the steps the Legislature took to close the State’s massive budget gap was to pass Senate Bill 89 which eliminated Vehicle License Fee (VLF) revenue allocated to newly incorporated cities. Senate Bill 25 restores this funding to the new cities, which every other newly incorporated city in California had received.

SB 25 now moves to the Senate Committee on Appropriations for consideration.

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