Measure U Oversight Committee suggests public safety retention costs come from general fund reserves

Keep Hemet Safe says Measure U money should only be used for new ‘boots on the ground’ as promised Photo by Melissa Diaz Hernandez/The Valley ChronicleMeasure U Oversight Committee June 12 meeting. From left to right: Eric Gosch, Richard Biber, Robin Rickert, Suzzanne Kozma, Robert Davis, Marie McDonald and Jeff Retmier. ■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Reporter Even though recruitment and retention costs were included in the initial Measure U plan, the Measure U Oversight Committee requested on June 12 that the council-approved Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) for retaining current members of Hemet’s public safety unions be paid through the general fund reserve and not Measure U. The Oversight Committee

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