California State Assembly Approves Senator Roth’s Measure to Restore Funding to Riverside County's Newest Cities

August 23, 2016

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to restore lost funding to Riverside County’s four newest cities has been approved by the California State Assembly on a bipartisan vote of 77-0.

Senator Roth said: “Senate Bill 817 restores critical funding for the newly incorporated cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar, which each lost funding through no fault of their own. This funding, which every other city receives, is important for these cities’ residents, especially for residents in California’s newest city, Jurupa Valley. 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, which every other newly incorporated city in California had received, to the cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar.

SB 817 now returns to the Senate for a procedural “concurrence” vote.

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