Tag: Chuck Washington

County awards Sheriff’s Department multi-million dollar grant, bolstered salary

By Jessica Lopez  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was awarded a $3.3 million grant, despite public backlash, to assist with reentry services after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Board of Supervisors sanctioned the department to apply for the grant in January and voted unanimously April 27 to accept the federal funding. The grant

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Riverside County seeks to bypass state’s reopening guidelines

By Cheetara Piry The Riverside County Board of Supervisors decided to postpone a vote that would  bypass California’s state guidelines and proceed to reopen the county’s economy by Nov. 3. They will revisit the proposal Oct. 6. “I would love to open everything up tomorrow,” Supervisor Jeff Hewitt said. “But that’s not the way the

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Riverside County allows sheriff’s department to accept a $658,887 federal grant

By Erik Galicia The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted June 30 to adopt a resolution making the sheriff’s department the authorized agent to accept a federal anti-terrorism grant of $658,887. The decision came just one week after the board’s 3-2 vote to approve a budget that provides $351 million in county money for the

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