Sparring Riverside Supervisors Come Together for New Policy Proposal

Things have been downright ugly between Riverside County supervisors John Tavaglione and Kevin Jeffries lately. But, judging from last week’s events, you’d never know it. The recent public spat between the two has taken a backseat for the sake of effective governance, with the two co-sponsoring a plan to get supervisor-generated policy proposals reviewed by County budget and finance staff before they hit the agenda.

“Requiring more information on the potential financial impact of board members-generated policy proposals will help the public, stakeholders, the media and the board itself to better evaluate the merits of these proposals in the context of the county budget,” Jeffries and Tavaglione wrote in their submittal to colleagues.

Unlike other county agencies and departments, policy proposals generated by members of the Board don’t currently undergo review by the County Executive Office. That means members are often flying blind as to costs and savings when voting on such proposals.

 

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