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Jurupa Valley Deputy Involved Shooting

By Anthony Saude

Jurupa Valley – On Monday, December 4 a deputy from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s station identified a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier in the day. The deputy pulled the vehicle over to on a traffic stop near the area of Bellegrave Avenue and Van Buren to verify it was indeed the stolen vehicle.

During the traffic stop the suspect in the vehicle put the car in reverse and rammed into the the patrol unit several times and a deputy involved shooting occurred. The suspect took off and the deputy sped after the vehicle in pursuit. A short time after the pursuit began the suspect stopped and got out of the vehicle. He fled to the river bottom and ignited the car as well as the vegetation near Riverdale Place. Cal-Fire and Riverside County Fire responded to the report  of the fire to assist the Riverside City fire with the vegetation Fire.

It was reported that the Riverside Police Department assisted in locating the suspect, and after a brief struggle the suspect was arrested. Two Riverside Police Department officers sustained minor injuries during the struggle. The suspect, Clinton Althizer, 40 of Jurupa Valley was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. The deputy whose car was rammed into by the suspect was taken to a local hospital as a precaution for observation. The Riverside County Sheriff’s department sent the Central Homicide Unit out to assume the investigation.

Althizer was released from the hospital as was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center located in the City of Riverside. He was booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace office, vehicle theft, and possession of stolen property, attempted assault on a peace officer, evading, and arson.

The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative as per Department policy. The deputy’s name won’t be released at this time. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Stoyer at (951) 955-2777

Inland Empire December Events

 

Jurupa Valley Winter Carnival

When: Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where: Jurupa Community Center, 4810 Pedley Road Jurupa Valley, California 92509

Details: Santa, breakfast, crafts and more.

Contact: (951) 361-2090.

 

Chino Youth Christmas Parade and Fair

When: Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parade starts at 9 a.m., the carnival and family entertainment is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Santa’s Village is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The parade starts on the corner of Riverside Drive and Monte Vista Avenue and ends at Chino Avenue.  The fair will be in the Senior Center and Library Parking lots. The carnival and family entertainment is held at the Civic Center, and Santa’s Village is held at the Chino Youth Museum.

Details: Thrilling Rides, Entertainment, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, and more.

Contact: Contact the Carolyn Owens Community Center at (909) 334-3258 or email communityservices@cityofchino.org.

 

Horse Town Parade of Lights and Winter Festival

When: Saturday Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center 3737 Crestview, Norco, CA 92860

Cost: Breakfast with Santa $5 per person. Activity wrist band $5 per person.

Contact: (951) 270-5632 or www.norco.ca.us

 

Eastvale- WRCRWA Treatment Plant Tour

When: Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: WRCRWA Treatment Plant, 14634 River Road Eastvale, California 92880

Details: Western Riverside County Regional Wastewater Authority invites you to a morning tour of their treatment plant and to learn more about the expansion and enhancements taking place at the facility.

Contact: (951) 571-7221.

 

Riverside Holiday Craft Fair

When: Saturday Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Dales Senior Center 3936 Chestnut St. Riverside, CA 92501

Details: Visit unique booths, watch featured demonstrations and purchase original art work from various vendors. Products include: handmade jewelry, holiday wreaths, fabric flower accessories, ceramics, quilts, handmade doll clothes and much more.

Contact: (951) 826-2047

 

Eastvale- 1st Annual Winter Fest

When: Saturday, Dec. 12

Where: Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Eastvale

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Details: Kids Kraft Korner, Vendors, DJ, Food, Train Rides, Snow Play, Pictures with Santa, $1 Booths, and special performances by the ERHS Dance Team, Cheer, Choir, Jazz band and Theatre. Bring an unwrapped toy ($5 value) for a FREE train ride ticket.

Contact: Jenny Tellez by email at jtellez@cnusd.k12.ca.us.

 

Victorian Christmas Open House

When: Sunday, Dec. 13

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Heritage House 8193 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92504

Cost: FREE

Details: This family friendly celebration features Father Christmas; a unique range of musical entertainment which includes caroling, autoharps, dulcimers, bagpipes, and a barbershop quartet; home baked sweets; and hot-mulled cider. Fresh-cut greens, handmade wreaths, and mistletoe will adorn the home and one can enjoy making holiday ornaments.

Contact: Brenda Flowers (951) 826-5273 or www.riversideca.gov/museum/heritagehouse

 

2015 Blue Light Ceremony

When: Monday, Dec. 14

Where: County Administrative Center located at 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside

Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Details: Join the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in the “Blue Light Ceremony” to honor the brave men and women in law enforcement who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve their community.

 

Discovery Day

When: Wednesday, Dec. 16

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Riverside Metropolitan Museum 3580 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA 92501

Details: A Natural History of Christmas Trees. We’ll explore fun facts, flavor and the natural history of the common Christmas tree.

Contact: Danielle Leland (951) 826-5273 or www.riversideca.gov/museum

Local Students Showcase Artistic Talent and Water Conservation

Photo courtesy: Clarissa Rosario

Photo courtesy: Clarissa Rosario

Staff Reports

Four local students are the winners of the Jurupa Community Services District’s (JCSD) annual “Water is Life” children’s poster contest.

While approximately 1200 posters were submitted, these four students stood out.  Students were asked to design a poster that embodied the contest theme and promoted water conservation awareness. A panel of internal judges selected the top 100 finalists, according to district officials. Two winners were selected each for the grand prize and Community’s Choice Award.

Grand prize winner, Margaret Angela Rosario, 13, of Ramirez Intermediate School in Eastvale, drew a picture of a group of teens and animals drinking water under a rainbow sky with a truck filled with water gallons. She states on the image, “water energizes everything to make our surroundings healthy” and “people need water to live.”

“I thought my art piece was too dark colored to understand my message,” Margaret said. “I knew there were plenty of talented artists out there, most likely my sister, and I was extremely grateful to have my art contributed in being displayed in the community.”

Third-grader Samara Campos of Stone Avenue Elementary in Jurupa Valley was the second grand prize contest winner.

The contest proved to be a family affair when community judges selected Margaret’s sister, Mariah Camille Rosario, 15, for the Community Choice Award. “I am really grateful and honored to win a contest that inspires many in my community to conserve water and make the environment a better place,” the Eleanor Roosevelt High School sophomore said.

Fifth-grader Elisha Savalia of Eastvale Elementary was also selected for the Community Choice Award.

Each of the grand prize winners received an iPad mini. The community choice winners each received a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Each winner and their teacher were also recognized at a ceremony during the JCSD’s Board of Directors’ meeting. The teacher of each winning student received a $75 CM School Supply gift card. All four of the student’s artwork will be displayed in the district’s main gallery.

“This win helped me become more aware in conserving water at home and even in my own community,” Margaret said.

The district is looking for the next young talent. The 2016 “Water is Life” poster contest will begin taking entries starting Jan. 5. The contest is open to all students who live or are enrolled in schools within the Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) service area. The deadline to submit is Feb. 5.  For more information, visit http://www.jcsd.us/PosterContest or call (951) 727- 3521.

 

JCSD Earns National Accreditation

Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to highest level of service to the community

Photo Courtesy:  JCSD

Photo Courtesy: JCSD
Eastvale Community Center

Courtesy of JCSD

Jurupa Valley – On Sept. 14, Jurupa Community Services District’s (JCSD) Parks and Recreation Department, which serves Eastvale residents, joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies and departments across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV. CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for park and recreation agencies, and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community. This mark of distinction indicates that an agency has met rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety and services.

As part of the accreditation process, JCSD had to demonstrate compliance with 144 recognized standards and document all policies and procedures. Often the process helps identify efficiencies and heighten areas of accountability, all of which translate into higher quality service and operation to benefit the community.

“I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of the Parks and Recreation staff, as well as the key personnel from other JCSD departments that made this possible. JCSD Parks and Recreation may be the youngest department to receive this recognition and it would not have been possible without the commitment of our Board of Directors and the cooperation of other local agencies,” said Jane Anderson, Board President.

The process for accreditation involves a formal application, self-assessments, a site visit by a team of trained visitors that results in a written report, and a hearing with the commission to grant accreditation. Once accredited, the agency must uphold the standards by submitting an Annual Report and is reviewed again in five years. The Commission is comprised of representatives from NRPA, the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials, the International City/County Management Association, the Academy for Leisure Sciences, the Armed Forces Recreation Network and the Council of State Executive Directors.

JCSD staff is honored to serve the Eastvale community and will continue its commitment to deliver the best services possible. The Board of Directors and staff extend their gratitude to the community for their support of JCSD’s Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information about CAPRA accreditation, visit www.nrpa.org/CAPRA.

Founded in 1956, the Jurupa Community Services District is an independent local government agency, governed by a five-member, elected Board of Directors. JCSD serves more than 118,700 people in a 41-square mile region of western Riverside County that encompasses the City of Eastvale and a significant portion of the City of Jurupa Valley. JCSD provides a variety of critical services such as water, sewer, frontage landscape and street light maintenance, and graffiti abatement. JCSD also provides park maintenance and recreation program services throughout most of the City of Eastvale. For more information, visit our website at http://www.jcsd.us. About NRPA The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 50,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit http://www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit http://www.parksandrecreation.org.

Spooky Fun at the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District

Have a “spooky” good time at the the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District’s (JARPD) Spooktacular on October 31 and November 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy a costume and pumpkin decorating contest, game booths, and a haunted house!

Game Hours: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Costume Contest: 6:30 p.m. (infant through adult)
Haunted House Hours: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest: 7:30 p.m.

Game Booth Tickets:

5 for $1

Haunted House Tickets:

$3 per person

 

Event Location:

Jurupa Community Center

4810 Pedley Road

Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

Presented courtesy of the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District. For more information, call (951) 361-2090.

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FREE CERT Training Class

Courtesy of the City of Jurupa Valley

ARE YOU PREPARED? Recent history has shown the need for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses to rely on themselves for a minimum of 7 days to 2 weeks following a major catastrophic event.

WHAT IS CERT? CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three “killers” by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.

THE INSTRUCTION: The 20-hour course covers such topics as Introduction to Disaster Preparedness, First Aid, Light Search and Rescue, Fire Suppression, and Cribbing. Attendance at all three sessions is required. All three days equal one class. Only those who successfully complete the practical exercise will receive a Certificate of Completion and a FREE CERT kit.

CLASS SCHEDULE:
Friday, October 16, 2015 from 5:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 8 a.m.—5 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 8 a.m.—5 p.m.

LOCATION:
Jurupa Valley City Hall
8930 Limonite Avenue
Jurupa Valley, CA 92509
REGISTRATION: To register, call 951-955-4700. Class size is limited to 40 participants.

JCSD Successfully Refinances Special Tax Bonds

Tax savings for approximately 3,600 homes in Eastvale

 

Staff Reports

Jurupa Valley – The Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) has completed a refinancing of $45,685,000, for Series A in special tax bonds for four Community Facilities Districts (CFDs), and a refinancing of $19,090,000 for Series B in special tax bonds for eight CFDs.

Many new communities, such as Eastvale, require the construction of infrastructure such as parks and public facilities, street lights, and connections to water and sewer systems. CFDs levy special property taxes paid by homeowners for the construction of such infrastructure.

The CFDs included in the Series A refunding were Nos. 18, 19, 22 and 39. The CFDs that were included in the Series B refunding were Nos. 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 14, 24, and 29. The average reduction in the residential annual tax bill will range between $53 and $251 per parcel for Series A, and between $16 and $185 for Series B.

This refinancing is estimated to save residents approximately $248,213 of annual debt service savings for Series A, and $145,301 for Series B. The total payments over the life of the bond in today’s dollars are equivalent to approximately $5,455,153 in savings for the property owners of these 12 CFDs. As a result of the lower debt service payments, the homeowners in the following 12 CFDs will have a reduced special tax levy beginning with the upcoming December 2015 property tax bill:

Courtesy of the City of Eastvale

Courtesy of the City of Eastvale

The refinancing of existing CFD bonds does not extend the original terms of repayment to maximize the total interest savings for each resident of the CFD. This refinancing reflects JCSD’s ongoing commitment to maintain the lowest cost financing available for the CFD debt. JCSD reviews the CFD debt on an ongoing basis and refinances existing debt when there is an opportunity for savings.

The current round of refinancing was preceded by $33 million of CFD debt that JCSD refinanced in 2013, and $97 million in 2014. Those two refinancings produced a total of $15 million of savings, and generated more than $1,110,000 in annual debt service savings for those 15 CFDs.

The total combined amount refinanced is approximately 60% of the total CFD debt outstanding, saving Eastvale residents a total of $20.5 million over the lifetime of the outstanding bonds.

If you have any questions, please call the JCSD Finance Department at (951) 685-7434 extension 115.

JCSD Board Announces New Board Member

 

City of Eastvale

Jurupa Valley– At a Special Board Meeting on July 1, 2015, Jurupa Community Services District’s (JCSD) Board of Directors interviewed seven candidates to fill a vacant Board seat, as a result of the unexpected passing of Director Robert Craig. Joan E. Roberts, Ph.D., has been appointed by the Board to represent Division No. 3 of JCSD’s service area. Her appointment is effective immediately through November 2016.

Ms. Roberts is a lifelong Jurupa Valley resident and business owner. She has held numerous leadership positions including two terms as President of the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce. She is currently serving as President of the Riverside Community College District Foundation and the Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation.

“As a resident and business owner in Jurupa Valley, I would like to work with the other Directors to collaborate with neighboring water agencies to enhance the reliability of long-term water supplies. I am honored to be selected and look forward to working with the community, Board and staff.” Currently Ms. Roberts is the president of Roberts & Associates, Inc. and is the owner of Visiting Angels of Riverside County, a non-medical homecare company. Her experience also includes more than 20 years in the field of education. Being selected as the “Woman of Distinction” in 2014 for the 61st California Assembly District and earning numerous Summit Awards for being a top 20% Visiting Angels Living Assistance franchise owner are just a few of her many awards and honors.

Ms. Roberts earned her Doctorate in Education from University of California, Riverside. She received her B.A. and M.S. in Communicative Disorders from University of Redlands.

“On behalf of JCSD, I’d like to welcome Ms. Roberts to the Board, and I look forward to working with her. She brings to the Board valuable professional and community experience and expertise,” said Jane Anderson, Board President.

About JCSD

Founded in 1956, the Jurupa Community Services District is a public agency known as a Special District, governed by a five-member, elected, Board of Directors. JCSD serves over 118,500 people in a 40.79-square-mile region of western Riverside County in the newly-incorporated cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale by providing a variety of critical services such as water, sewer, street lights, frontage landscape maintenance, and graffiti abatement. JCSD is also responsible for parks maintenance and recreation programming within the JCSD parks territory. For more information, visit our website at www.jcsd.us.

JCSD Shares Latest Drought Regulations

Achieve a mandatory 25% statewide reduction in potable water use

 

By Aileen Flores

Jurupa Valley – In response to Governor Jerry Brown’s recent Executive Order, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) released a draft of its latest drought regulations on Apr. 28.

The overall goal of the new restrictions is to achieve a mandatory 25% statewide water usage reduction.  Each urban water supplier will be required to meet a specified conservation standard based on their average gallons-per-capita-per-day (GPCD) for the months of July, August, and September 2014.  Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) and their customers would be mandated to meet a total 28% district-wide reduction in potable water usage, down from the 32% originally proposed by the State Water Board.

At a 28% water usage reduction, JCSD’s cutback is expected to be approximately 5,625 acre-feet (AF) (which is equivalent to 1,832,914,288 gallons).  JCSD’s service area has already consumed 1,345 AF to date.

The State Water Board’s most recent draft would require urban water suppliers such as JCSD to:

  • Meet water conservation standards through the reduction from both residential and non-residential users.
  • Ban the use of potable water to irrigate turf on public street medians.
  • Prohibit the use of potable water to irrigate newly constructed homes and buildings as established by the California Building Standards Commission.
  • Notify customers of a potential leak on their property.
  • Submit monthly detailed reports, starting with June 2015 metrics, to the State Water Board.

The State Water Board estimates the new regulations will go into effect May 15 and must be implemented by water urban suppliers by June 1, 2015.

All Californians are still prohibited from:

  • Washing down sidewalks and driveways.
  • Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff.
  • Washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle.
  • Operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system.

JCSD is currently in Level 2 (Drought Caution) of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP). The following Level 2 irrigation restrictions were adopted in August 2014 and continue to be in place, until further notice:

  • Residential and commercial ornamental landscape and turf irrigation is limited to four (4) days per week, which equates to being able to water every other day.
  • Residential and commercial ornamental landscape and turf irrigation is limited to the hours between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., for no longer than 10 minutes per station, per day.

Additionally, all leaks must be repaired within 72 hours of notification from JCSD.  Residential and commercial businesses are notified via door hangers or direct mailers regarding identifiable or reported leaks.

The following are currently exempt from irrigation restrictions, until further notice:

  • Functional sports and activity fields.
  • Residential or commercial ornamental landscape that use non-potable water.
  • Landscape that uses properly functioning water-efficient devices such as drip/micro irrigation systems, stream rotor sprinklers, and weather-based irrigation controllers.

The following are the State’s additional regulations that were implemented on Mar.  7:

  • Irrigating turf or ornamental landscapes during and 48 hours following measurable precipitation.
  • Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers on request.
  • Operators of hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option.

Many conservation programs and services are in place to assist residential and commercial customers, which include rebates for water-saving devices (high-efficiency washers, weather-based irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.), turf replacement programs, free sprinklers, and educational workshops, and conservation events.  For more information about these programs visit the websites below or call JCSD’s Conservation Coordinator at (951) 727-8007.

For more information on how to increase your water-use efficiency, visit the following websites:

  • JCSD.us/Conservation provides a description of conservation programs offered by JCSD and partnering agencies. Here you will also find JCSD’s WSCP.
  • iEfficient.com is a collaborative conservation effort developed by water agencies and cities throughout the Inland Empire, including JCSD.
  • SaveOurWater.com is a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies and the California Department of Water Resources.
  • BeWaterWise.com offers tips from Metropolitan Water District.
  • WesternTurfReplacement.com is a program that pays a rebate incentive of $2 per square foot of area that is replaced with water-friendly landscaping.
  • SoCalWaterSmart.com provides a listing of all the rebates that are available to JCSD customers and most water customers in Southern California.

Jurupa Valley: Funtional Turf Areas Will Undergo Overseeding

CITY OF EASTVALE
 
JURUPA VALLEY, CA (November 17, 2014) – At the beginning of each fall season, Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) overseeds lawn areas at Eastvale parks that appear to be “worn out.” As a result of California’s drought status and mandatory state and local ordinances, only functional turf areas such as sports fields are being overseeded. Ornamental turf at Eastvale Parks will not be reseeded.

The overseeding process requires additional water in order for turf to be re-established. Repairing heavily used areas help also protects the grass from irreparable damage. JCSD is committed to only using the amount of water necessary to ensure the reseeding process is successful. Overseeding is the process of planting grass seeds directly onto existing turf. As part of the process, grass seeds require constant moisture in order for it to take root or germinate. To ensure the newly seeded turf areas are successful, JCSD will be conducting additional watering cycles of newly seeded areas during the day for the next few weeks.

While there are certain watering restrictions during California’s emergency drought status, the restrictions are for ornamental landscaping and do not apply to functional landscape that that uses non-potable water or water-efficient devices that are operated properly. These water-saving devices include:

  • Drip/micro irrigation systems
  • Stream rotor sprinklers
  • Operation weather-based irrigation controllers
For more information about state and local drought regulations, please visit JCSD’s website at www.jcsd.us. If you have any questions about the overseeding process, please call JCSD’s Parks and Recreation Department at (951) 727-3524.

About JCSD
Founded in 1956, the Jurupa Community Services District is a public agency known as a Special District, governed by a five-member, elected, Board of Directors. JCSD serves over 107,000 people in a 48-square-mile region of western Riverside County in the newly-incorporated cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale by providing a variety of critical services such as water, sewer, street lights, frontage landscape maintenance, and graffiti abatement. JCSD is also responsible for parks maintenance and recreation programming within the JCSD parks territory. For more information, visit our web site at www.jcsd.us.

Jurupa Valley: JCSD Successful in $97 Million Refinance

STAFF REPORTS

 

Jurupa Valley – The Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) has successfully completed the refinancing of $97,030,000 in special tax bonds for 11 Community Facilities Districts (CFDs). Many new communities, such as Eastvale, require the construction of infrastructure such as parks and public facilities, street lights, and connections to water and sewer systems. CFDs levy special property taxes paid by homeowners for the construction of such infrastructure, also known as Mello-Roos.

This refinancing is estimated to generate approximately $962,000 of annual debt service savings. The total savings over the life of the bond in today’s dollars is equivalent to approximately $13,154,000 savings for property owners. As a result of the lower debt service payments, the homeowners will have a reduced special tax levy beginning with the upcoming December 2014 property tax bill. The annual per parcel tax savings for each of the 11 CFDs will range between $63 and $342, depending on location.

The refinancing of existing CFD bonds does not extend the original terms of repayment to maximize the total interest savings for each resident of the CFD.

This refinancing reflects JCSD’s ongoing commitment to maintain the lowest cost financing available for the CFD debt. JCSD reviews the CFD debt on an ongoing basis and refinances existing debt when there is an opportunity for savings. The current round of refinancing was preceded by $33 million of CFD debt that JCSD refinanced in 2013. That refinancing produced a total of $1.86 million of savings for four CFDs and generated more than $148,000 in annual debt service savings for these four districts.

The total combined amount refinanced in 2013 and 2014 is approximately 40% of the total CFD debt outstanding.

If you have any questions, please call the JCSD Finance Department at (951) 727-7434, extension 115.

 

Meet Captain Jason Horton

STAFF REPORTS

Captain Jason Horton (Photo Courtesy: City of Eastvale)

Captain Jason Horton (Photo Courtesy: City of Eastvale)

Eastvale – The Eastvale Police Department – in contract with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – is under the command of Captain Jason Horton, acting as Police Chief. The personnel under Horton’s command operate out of the Jurupa Valley Station, and they are dedicated to providing progressive, innovative and efficient public safety.

Horton began his law enforcement career with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1989 as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, patrolling the communities now serviced by the Jurupa Valley Station. At the time, he was the youngest Reserve Deputy Sheriff to be hired in the history of the Department, at age 19.

Four years later, in 1993, Horton graduated from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Basic Academy, was hired as a full-time Deputy Sheriff. During the time Horton spent as a Deputy Sheriff, and subsequent promotions to the ranks of Senior Deputy Sheriff and Corporal, he held assignments in corrections and field operations. While assigned to patrol, Horton held collateral assignments as a Field Training Officer, Special Enforcement Team member, and School Resource Officer at Jurupa Valley High School. The majority of his field service time was spent patrolling communities within Jurupa Valley.

Horton was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2004. He worked as a sergeant for five years and was assigned to the jail, academy training unit, and patrol. In 2009, Horton was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to the jail, patrol, and the Special Investigations Bureau. During this time, Horton was involved in transitioning three newly created contract cities from previous unincorporated county areas including Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, and Menifee. Each of these cities began with newly created teams of existing Sheriff’s personnel to provide law enforcement services to their jurisdictions. Horton was promoted to Captain in 2013 and is currently assigned to Jurupa Valley Patrol as the Station Commander.

Horton has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University San Bernardino in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Redlands in Management. Horton is a graduate of Class #214 of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Course (SLI), a leadership school for law enforcement sergeants throughout the state.

Horton is proud to be the fourth generational member of his family to serve in law enforcement, which started with his great-grandfather being a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the early 1900s, serving in the Yukon Territory. Horton’s father was also a member of the department, serving almost 30 years with much of it patrolling in the Jurupa Valley area. Horton is married, has four school-aged children, and resides in Riverside, California, where he has lived most of his life.

We are proud to have Captain Horton at the helm of the fine men and women that protect the City of Eastvale.