A protest hearing on the proposed elimination of County Service Area 60 (Pinyon Pines and Pinyon Flats) will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24.

The Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission will hold the hearing at its office, 3850 Vine Street, Suite 240, in Riverside.

Any registered voter within the CSA 60 boundaries may file a written protest objecting to its dissolution. The protest must be filed before the end of the hearing and with the commission’s executive officer (see address below).

In August 2017, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution requesting the county LAFCO review the need for CSA 60’s continuation. In January, the LAFCO board unanimously approved its dissolution.

The board’s resolution stated, “The purpose of [CSA 60] has been accomplished and there is no need to continue the service of operation and maintaining the Pinyon Flats Fire Station as that responsibility is now performed as a core service of the County of Riverside through Riverside County Fire/Cal Fire.”

CSA 60 was formed in December 1968 to construct, operate and maintain a fire station in the Pinyon Pines area. Station 30, on Highway 74, is the result of that effort.

Both the county’s Economic Development Agency and Board of Supervisors believe the need for CSA 60 has ended.The collection of the $25 special assessment ended in 2013.

If mailing a protest, it should be addressed on the official form to: George J. Spiliotis, Executive Officer, Local Agency Formation Commission, 3850 Vine Street, Suite 240, Riverside, CA 92507.

The official form is available at

https://lafco.org/wp-content/uploads/

documents/protest-hearing-4-24-18/

Notice%20of%20Protest%20Hearing%20

LAFCO%202017-17-3.pdf.

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