Caltrans hosts another open house

Florida Avenue median project pushes forward ■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor The Simpson Center drew Hemet City Council members and appointed city officials on Aug. 24 as Caltrans hosted another open house to educate the public on the State Route 74/Florida Avenue median project. Several of these meetings have been held –one just a…

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…