(R-Lake Elsinore) together with three other lawmakers introduced bill amendments today that, if passed, would see nearly $1.8 million returned to Wildomar.
Jeffries, along with Assemblymen Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert), Jeff Miller (R-Corona) and Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley), introduced amendments today to ABx1 43 that are designed to return $14 million to newly incorporated cities in Riverside County.
Wildomar, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Eastvale lost $1.6 to $5.7 million dollars each under , which was signed into law this summer by Governor Jerry Brown as part of the 2011-12 state budget package. Senate Bill 89 stripped revenues cities get from the state's Vehicle License Fee fund. Newly incorporated cities were hit hardest because in their early years of citihood they see a higher percentage of revenues from these funds.
“These funds represent as much as a quarter of these cities' entire budgets,” according to a news release from Jeffries office today.
The $1.8 million carved out of Wildomar’s budget as a result of SB 89 represents a 22 percent chop. The sharp cut forced the city to
The amendments introduced by the four legislators will attach the Riverside cities to ABx1 43. That assembly bill, introduced by Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) Sept. 1, is intended to address the loss of Vehicle License Fee funds in Orange County.
“These amendments (to ABx1 43) will correct a disturbing consequence created in this year's budget,” Jeffries said in the news release. “SB 89 unfairly stole millions from our newly founded cities leaving them in almost financial ruin. I thank my fellow Assemblymembers for working with us to correct this injustice."