State Senate Passes Senator Roth’s Measure to Restore Funding to Riverside’s Newest Cities

May 31, 2016

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to restore lost funding to Riverside County’s four newest cities was approved by the California State Senate today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 38-0.

Senator Roth said: “I thank my colleagues for recognizing how important this funding is for our cities’ residents, especially for residents in California’s newest city, Jurupa Valley.  Senate Bill 817 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.  This is an issue I have been fighting for since before I was elected to the State Senate, and one I will continue to fight for until we have secured a victory.”

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 and annexed areas. SB 817 restores this funding to the new cities, which every other newly incorporated city in California had received.

SB 817 now heads to the State Assembly for consideration. 

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