Eastvale City Council Recap

By Tiana Goegebuer Eastvale – The February 22nd City Council Meeting was attended by Council Members Rigby, Rush, and Plott, as well as Mayor Pro Tem Lorimore and Mayor Tessari. The invocation was led by Pastor Ed Moreno from New Day Christian Church, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pro Tem Lorimore. […]

Eastvale City Council Election Results

Staff Reports Eastvale – The first casualty of “district voting” claimed its first victim last month as Brandon Plott from District 5 edged out Mayor Ike Bootsma to represent that particular area. Other than the pressing Federal and State elections on the ballot this Tuesday, the City of Eastvale had three council seats up for […]

Ten New Military Banners Installed

By City of Eastvale On Wednesday, November 2nd the City of Eastvale installed ten (10) new military banners along Archibald Avenue between 65th Street and Grapewin Street. “The Military Banners are a reminder of the men and women who are serving on active duty in the United States Armed Forces.  It is an honor to see […]

City Council Meeting

By Tiana Goegebuer The September 14th 2016 City Council Meeting was attended by Council members Clint Lorimore, Adam Rush, and Richard Simmons, as well as Mayor Pro Tem Joseph Tessari and Mayor Ike Bootsma. The invocation was led by Pastor Rob Norris from The Crossings Church. Cub Scout Pack 803 lead the Pledge of Allegiance […]

Eastvale’s August Town Hall Meeting Recap

The August 2nd, 2016 Town Hall meeting was held at Rosa Parks Elementary school. The purpose of the meeting is to update the community on the latest news from various departments and organizations, as well as give residents an opportunity to ask questions of the aforementioned groups. Mayor Ike Bootsma opened the meeting by discussing […]

Eastvale Holds Elections Nov 8

Staff Reports Eastvale, CA – As many have claimed they aren’t going to vote in this November election due to the choice of candidates, the City of Eastvale will need you to go out and vote anyway, as three seats are up on the City Council. The City Council previously took action at the April […]

Eastvale City Council Recap

July 13 City Council Meeting By Emily Aguilar The first city council meeting was held on July 13, which began with a legislative update from the League of California Cities representative, Erin Sasse. In her report, Sasse spoke about a series of bills being reviewed at the moment, such as AB 1575 which deals with […]

City Council Recap

By Emily Aguilar Eastvale – At the June 8 City Council meeting, Eastvale’s City Councilmembers dealt with a plethora of urgent matters, the conclusion of the voting district topic being the forefront of discussion. Samantha Waterman led the evening by presenting an update on the Cadiz Water Project. The Cadiz Water Project’s goal is to […]

Eastvale City Council Recap

By Emily Aguilar Eastvale – On the May 11 City Council meeting, the main discussion focused on districting. Residents stated that the city’s at-large voting system violated the California Voting Rights Act and was thus unfair — so much so that a lawsuit was threatened against the City. The council ultimately opted to adopt a […]

Litigation Threat Changes Eastvale Elections

By Raymond Mendoza Eastvale– Changes are in store for Eastvale for the upcoming November elections, as the Eastvale City Council recently voted to change its “at-large” system of city council elections to “by district” – meaning that council members must be elected from certain geographic areas within the city. While the vote was 3-0 in […]

Eastvale Appoints New Councilmember

By Michael Armijo Eastvale – Richard “Dickie” Simmons was appointed as the newest Eastvale City Council member on May 11. After Council members interviewed 10 candidates in order to fill Councilman William “Bill” Link’s vacant seat, Simmons was appointed with a 4-0 vote and was sworn in immediately. Simmons, 67, is a community activist and […]

Eastvale City Council Recap

By Emily Aguilar   EASTVALE– This month’s council meeting began with an experiment. At Mayor Ike Bootsma’s request, the meeting held on Wednesday the 9th began at 7:00 pm rather than 6:30 pm. Bootsma was eager to test two factors as a result of this experiment: one, he wanted to see if the time change […]

Bootsma Named Eastvale Mayor for Fourth Time

Staff Reports Eastvale – The City Council has selected Ike Bootsma as its mayor and Joseph Tessari as its mayor pro tem for 2016. Each December, the council selects a new mayor and mayor pro tem from among its five members. Bootsma, a retired cattleman, has served on the council since its incorporation in 2010. […]

Eastvale City Council Report

By Emily Aguilar The city council heard lots of ideas from a range of sources — from students to professionals — during its regular council meetings in December.  The agenda included several commission appointments as well as a request to amend a section of the Ranch at Eastvale’s Specific Plan to create more street space. […]

Eastvale Council Meeting Recap

By Emily Aguilar Eastvale– In honor of Veterans Day, the City Council Meeting was held on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Even though the meeting was held a day earlier, the agenda was no less serious as it usually is. Skipping straight to the Public Comment, the council was introduced to Eastvale resident Thomas Tallagua, who came […]

Eastvale’s October Council Meeting Recap

“Big Ike” Pumpkin, New Motor Cop Welcomed While Residents Put Brakes on Trucks By Emily Aguilar Eastvale – A pumpkin by the name of “Big Ike” was just one of the “spooktacular” moments during Eastvale’s bimonthly City Council meetings. There were also some newly awarded construction contracts for Chandler Street and River Road street improvements […]

Eastvale Council Report

By Emily Aguilar   Eastvale – From the groundwater pipeline expansion project to ongoing school traffic concerns, the Eastvale City Council rolled up their sleeves and took action on some of the City’s toughest issues during the September meetings. On Sept. 9, the Public Safety Commission provided an update on traffic problems during school hours. […]

Eastvale City Council Recap

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By Emily Aguilar Eastvale – The August City Council meetings primarily focused on events, programs, and projects that would benefit the development of Eastvale. The first Council meeting took place on Aug. 12, where the Public Safety Commission announced the success of the traffic safety map for back to school week. They also mentioned the […]

Eastvale Council Recap

Photo By: Emily Aguilar

By Emily Aguilar Eastvale – The July Council meetings for the City of Eastvale covered an array of topics, ranging from future construction sites, upcoming events, and special recognitions. The first meeting on July 8 began by introducing Gilmar Tenes, an Eastvale resident who recently became a volunteer as a Code Enforcement Officer.  Tenes has […]

Eastvale City Council Recap

By Emily Aguilar Eastvale – The June 10 City Council meeting was an intense one, complete with debates and worried expressions. The meeting began at 6 p.m., with Pastor Rob Norris of the Crossings church leading the group in prayer. Before the meeting formally began, the Council had a 50-minute closed session where they discussed […]