Can Hemet balance the budget without Measure U funds?

Council wrestles with proposal shining light into a dark tunnel ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor The City of Hemet has a balanced budget! Well, more precisely, it could have a balanced budget for the first time in years. That is, if – and it’s a big “if” – city council can eat the frog when it comes to using Measure U funds to help close the existing $3.4 million gap between next year’s anticipated revenues and expenses. At this point, however, part of the council is balking at the prospect of that unpleasant task. At last Tuesday night’s council meeting the council heard, once again, from Measure U Oversight

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