Measure U monies already being misdirected

T■ By Galen Hammerle / Columnist he first violation of Measure U funds has already been approved by the Hemet City Council. With the hiring of Mr. James C. Eckart, the city has already broken the promises made during the Measure U campaign. Mr. Eckart was hired, part time, to prosecute code enforcement violations. From the state audit conducted last year, we learned that code enforcement in Hemet is not under the purview of the police department; this was also reinforced when City Attorney Eric Vail stated “[This person] is beholden to and [will] work for the City Council, not the Police Department, city manager or my office.” This means that

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