Community Action Partnership seeks applicants for commission

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Community Action Partnership of Riverside County is seeking applicants for a position on its commission that will serve as the “low-income” representative for District 3.

Those interested in the position must submit their application by 9 a.m. Monday, March 5. The low-income representative will be chosen by an election of voters in District 3 on Monday, March 12.

Voting will be held between 3 and 5 p.m. at the Idyllwild Library. Voters can come into the building and sign up to self-verify that they are a low-income resident (guidelines will be available) and they will be handed a ballot, according to Jose Arballo, senior public information specialist for the Riverside University Health System-Public Health.

Idyllwild residents may also vote at the Hemet Service Center (CAP satellite office), 749 N. State St., Hemet.

Candidates must live in District 3 and should be members of the low-income community (candidates need not themselves be low-income, however, preference in selection shall be given to low-income individuals).

District 3 includes the cities of Hemet, Murrieta, San Jacinto and Temecula. The district also includes the unincorporated communities of Aguanga, Anza, Cottonwood Canyon, French Valley, Gilman Springs, Green Acres, Homeland, Idyllwild, Lake Riverside, Mountain Center, Murrieta Hot Springs, Pine Cove, Pinyon Pines, Poppet Flats, Rancho California, Soboba Hot Springs, Twin Pines, Valle Vista and Winchester.

Applicants cannot be a member or family member of the CAP Riverside staff, the Community Action Commission or the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

For more information or to receive an application, call Patricia Sanchez at 951-955-3217. The application also is available in English and Spanish at

Completed applications can be mailed to or dropped off at the Community Action Partnership Riverside office, 2038 Iowa Ave., Suite B-102, Riverside, CA 92507.

Community Action Commission meets on the third Thursday of every month (no meetings in August and December). Representatives or commissioners are volunteers who are dedicated to the mission of community action and are willing to participate on various committees and commission activities to serve low-income people. CAP is part of Riverside University Health System-Public Health.

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