Senator Roth’s Measure Restoring Funding to Riverside County’s Newest Cities Heads to Governor Brown

August 31, 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 Senate on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 39-0, sending the measure to Governor Brown for his signature.

“I am proud that both houses of the Legislature have rallied behind our cities in bipartisan support,” said Senator Roth. “I am confident the Governor will recognize that SB 817’s approval not only restores lost funding, but restores an important measure of fairness and equity for our cities.”

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, which each lost funding through no fault of their own. This funding is important for these cities’ residents, especially for residents in California’s newest city, Jurupa Valley.

Senator Roth continued: “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.”

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