Riverside County Board of Supervisors


At their regular meeting today, Riverside County Supervisors will be under deadline pressure to finally make decisions on whether and how to cut the county's fire department budget.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit yesterday (Tuesday), following Benoit's passing last month.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


Funeral services have been set for the second week of January for Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit.  Benoit died Monday night of complications from pancreatic cancer, one day before his 65th birthday.

Benoit’s funeral mass will be on Tuesday, January 10, at 10 a.m. at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in the Coachella Valley community of La Quinta.  There will be a public viewing at the church on Monday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m., the night before the funeral.

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The death this week of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit is being marked by flags at half-staff around the county today.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit passed away last night of complications from pancreatic cancer.  Benoit, who earlier this year wrapped up a term as Chair of the Board of Supervisors, suddenly announced he was cutting back on his workload last month, after he received what later would be a confirmed case of advanced pancreatic cancer.  Benoit had a long career in law enforcement before entering local elected politics.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more on the life and career of John Benoit, and what's next for his vacant seat.


Riverside County Supervisors are exploring the possibility of allowing the formation of an electrical power co-op, which could save the county's residents and businesses millions of dollars per year in electricity savings.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


A majority of Riverside County Supervisors jumped to the defense of Riverside County Counsel Greg Priamos -- the chief legal counsel to the Board of Supervisors and county administration -- against allegations by the Riverside County Grand Jury that Priamos has inappropriately interfered with Grand Jury investigations.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has withdrawn a commitment to provide 15 million dollars over 10 years to the UC Riverside School of Medicine.  Supervisors decided the money was needed more to help fix problems at the County's beleaguered Riverside County Regional Medical Center.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will finally have its full complement of 5 Supervisors on board, after waiting several weeks for Governor Jerry Brown to appoint former Temecula Mayor Chuck Washington to replace former Supervisor Jeff Stone, who's now in the state Senate.  Washington is the first African American Riverside County Supervisor, and the only Democrat to hold the officially non-partisan post in many years.  KVCR's Ken Vincent speaks with Paul Young, Riverside County Bureau Chief for City News Service, about how Chuck Washington could change the dynamic on the Board.


On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Temecula city councilman, Chuck Washington to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. More on the appointment and its significance from KVCR's Matt Guilhem.