San Jacinto approves updated TUMF fees

Retail commercial fees decrease by 28 percent ■ By Kyle Selby / Reporter Tuesday night, San Jacinto’s City Council approved an updated Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) schedule, proposed by Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), to produce city revenue through development activity. During the 2002-2003 fiscal year, the member jurisdiction of WRCOG – a…

San Jacinto partners with retail development firm in hopes of growing revenues

■ Kyle Selby / Reporter The San Jacinto City Council approved a three-year agreement Tuesday with Retail Strategies—a national retail firm partnering with cities to expand retail opportunities—for an economic development retail recruitment program. “We really have two options to increase our revenue,” explained San Jacinto City Manager Rob Johnson. “We can increase the amount…

Melendez resigns seat in Republican Caucus

■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) announced that she resigned her position as assistant Republican leader following the aftermath of the July 20 Republican Caucus meeting. “Californians are struggling to make ends meet and unfortunately, what I have witnessed by the assembly Republican leader is a dereliction…