Concurrent with the first public meetings of the new County Service Area 36 Advisory Council, management of CSA 36 recreation also will shift beginning July 1, 2016. The Economic Development Agency will have overall responsibility for all matters within the CSA 36 purview.

But current recreation managers, the Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District, will no longer be responsible for providing CSA 36 recreation. EDA will contract with a new recreation provider, yet to be selected. The new provider will take over recreation management in Idyllwild on July 1.

Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington’s Chief of Staff Vern Lauritzen thought the council would begin public meetings after the July 1 recreation management shift, likely on a monthly basis at first. Both EDA and recreation managers would attend to report to the council and the community.