JURUPA VALLEY: City moves closer to dissolving

JURUPA VALLEY: City moves closer to dissolving.

Western Riverside County was the fastest growing part of the country in the 1990s. When the Recession of 2008 hit, the area was hit hard. Now, one of its cities is about to dis-incorporate. Jurupa Valley will be the Golden State’s first city to dissolve since 1972 (which was, ironically, Riverside County’s Cabazon, 45 minutes east. To put in perspective how auto-bound a suburb Jurupa Valley is, it was done in by the diversion of vehicle license fee revenues (it helped offset the cost of funding the new city). When the diversion went down, the city lost an incredible 46 percent of its first year general fund. While everyone lost money, it was the new cities of Riverside County that were hit the most, essentially due to automobile-related fees from the new residents. Without voiture dependency, much of west and southwest Riverside County only exists on a much reduced scale .

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