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P-D ROAD WORK

THERE ARE STILL SEVERAL WEEKS LEFT TO THE ROAD WORK PROJECT GOING ON IN PALM DESERT.

 

CREWS WILL BE ON COOK STREET, REPLACING UNDERGROUND SEWER PIPES THROUGH THE SPRING.

 

THE  WORK WILL SLOW TRAFFIC BETWEEN THE WASH AND MERLE DRIVE.

 

NO LEFT TURNS WILL BE ALLOWED ONTO MERLE OR SHERYL AVENUES.

 

REMEMBER THAT BIG SINKHOLE ON COOK STREET LAST AUGUST?

 

WELL, THIS ONGOING WORK IS PART OF THE REPAIR WORK STEMMING FROM THE SINKHOLE.

HEARING

A PUBLIC HEARING IS SET FOR APRIL 22ND SO THE PUBLIC CAN WEIGH IN ON A PROPOSAL TO RAISE FEES PAID BY DEVELOPERS IN  RIVERSIDE COUNTY.

 

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO WARN DEVELOPERS, THE CURRENT REDUCED FEES COULD BE GOING UP IN JULY.  THOSE FEES ARE LEVIED FOR CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION OF HOMES, APARTMENT COMPLEXES, AND OFFICE BUILDINGS.

 

5 YEARS AGO, SUPERVISORS CUT THE COUNTY’S DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES IN HALF TO SPUR DEVELOPMENT DURING THE ECONOMIC CRASH.

 

ANY INCREASE IN THE FEES WILL GO TOWARD JAIL EXPANSION, AND BUILDING AN ACCESS ROAD TO PARALLEL INTERSTATE TEN BETWEEN CABAZON AND THE BANNING PASS.

 

COUNTY AUCTION

THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS  APPROVED AN ONLINE AUCTION OF MORE THAN 600  TAX-DEFAULTED PROPERTIES THROUGHOUT RIVERSIDE COUNTY.

COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE HOPING THE DIGITAL BIDDING ON HOUSES AND VACANT PARCELS SEIZED AS A RESULT OF UNPAID PROPERTY TAXES,  WILL NET THE COUNTY CLOSE TO 13 MILLION DOLLARS.

THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR THE COUNTY HAS RESORTED TO INTERNET-BASED AUCTIONING FOR ITS PROPERTIES WITH WITH TAX LIENS.

AN ONLINE AUCTION WILL BEGIN THURSDAY AND CONTINUE TO FEBRUARY 4TH   MORE THAN 400 PROPERTIES ARE UP FOR GRABS IN THAT SALE.

ANOTHER AUCTION RUNS FROM APRIL 24TH THROUGH APRIL 29TH WITH  646 PROPERTIES  ON THE AUCTION BLOCK.

PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS CAN VIEW ASSETS AND ENTER BIDS AT www.bid4assets.com/riverside .

THOSE WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS CAN REQUEST BID FORMS BY CALLING  (877) 427-7389.

 

 

HOTEL VOTE

A PROPOSED 6-STORY LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL WITH 185 ROOMS, WILL HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY VOTERS IN PALM SPRINGS.

 

THE CITY COUNCIL HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO PUT THE PROPOSED KIMPTON HOTEL ON THE BALLOT IN A SPECIAL ELECTION APRIL 22ND.

 

THE HOTEL WOULD ANCHOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE DESERT FASHION PLAZA, BUT HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF CONTENTION DUE TO ITS HEIGHT AND SIZE.

SR 62

 

A PROJECT TO REHABILITATE THE PAVEMENT ON STATE ROUTE 62 FROM  YUCCA VALLEY TO TWENTYNINE PALMS IS STILL GOING ON.

 

LOOK FOR ALTERNATING LANE CLOSURES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS FROM YUCCA MESA ROAD TO BERMUDA AVENUE FROM 5 IN THE MORNING UNTIL 6 AT NIGHT.

 

THERE ARE LIMITS ON OVERSIZED LOADS ALSO IN THAT AREA, AND SOME LEFT HAND TURN RESTRICTIONS.

 

UCR

  • A Visit to D.C. at Cherry Blossom Time Means A Higher Profile for UC Riverside

    Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox traveled to Washington, D.C., April 7 through 9 as part of UCR's effort to raise its profile at the national level, as it relates to research as well as student access and success.

  • Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside

    Indigenous choreographers and dance scholars from the United States and New Zealand will gather at the University of California, Riverside April 29-May 2 to explore connections between traditional and contemporary dance and Native traditions, spiritual healing and understandings of how to live as a Native person in the world.

  • SciFi Author Nalo Hopkinson to Speak April 23

    Award-winning science fiction author Nalo Hopkinson will discuss her new book, "Sister Mine," on April 23 at 3:15 p.m. in Special Collections & University Archives.

  • UC Riverside Named to Princeton Review Green College List

    The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition, has recognized the University of California, Riverside as one of the top green colleges in North America. This survey was conducted in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and appears in the annual, downloadable book that was released on April 17, 2014.

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