MORONGO VALLEY CSD GETS SHORT TERM HELP. LOOKS TO LONG TERM SOLUTIONS

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has been struggling to keep operational both the district and its aging main fire engine. At last night’s board meeting, the public learned one of those issues appears to be solved, while the board took action that may address the other. Assignment reporter Mike

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets tonight. Mike Lipsitz said the board will issue a proclamation, consider use requests, and take nominees for an award, with punch and cookies beforehand… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to adopt a

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LAFCO SCRUTINIZING MORONGO VALLEY CSD

Morongo Valley’s Community Services District is a county-sanctioned form of local government in charge of street lights, parks, and the fire department in this unincorporated area, services that would otherwise be provided by the county. Compared to the county, the CSD is thought to offer more consistent, more responsive service,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD HOLDS BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD board meets tonight in open and closed session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the CSD board will hold a public hearing on their proposed 2016/17 budget… Tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District opens with a public hearing on the proposed 2016/2017

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A FULL HOUSE FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP

Once again, Morongo Valley citizens turned out in large numbers last night for the Community Services District’s second budget workshop. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Last night was the CSD’s second budget workshop. It picked up where the first one left off. And so with surgical precision,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD will hold a budget workshop tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will hold a second budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. this evening. General Manager Donna Munoz and Fire Chief Jock Johnson will present the proposed budget, which includes

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MANAGER CONDEMNS UNFOUNDED FACEBOOK ACCUSATIONS

Judging from the standing-room-only turnout for last night’s Morongo Valley Community Services District meeting, public interest in local government here remains high. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report… CSD board president Gayl Swarat opened the meeting expressing delight over the community’s interest. Getting down to business, the board authorized

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says adoption of the fire assessment and the setting of a date for a budget workshop are on the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to adopt a

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WE CLARIFY A MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET MEETING STORY

This clarification today, Yesterday, Z107.7 News reported the Morongo Valley Community Service District public hearing on the proposed budget would take place at the next regular CSD meeting this Tuesday at 7 p.m. To clarify, the board will choose a date for the next budget workshop at Tuesday’s meeting. A

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“FACTS AND FARCE” BRING A FULL HOUSE TO A MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET MEETING

In a demonstration of community interest rarely seen at a budget planning workshop, nearly 50 residents turned up at last night’s budget workshop at the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Empowered by last week’s defeat of the proposed Fire Tax, and hopped

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP TONIGHT

After unsuccessfully trying to get a fire tax passed, the Morongo Valley CSD Board will meet in a budget workshop session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will hold a budget workshop at 6 p.m. this evening. General Manager Donna Munoz and Fire

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD DISCUSSES AUDIT, PROPOSED PARCEL TAX

The Morongo Valley CSD board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says an audit and a proposed parcel tax dominated the meeting… At last night’s board meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District there was extended discussion concerning the complexities and costs of performing an annual audit, then directors

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO HEAR FIRE AND TAX COMMITTEE UPDATES

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will get a fire department presentation and an update from the fire tax committee, among other items… At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will hear a presentation

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MORONGO VALLEY PLANS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON MEASURE “E” PARCEL FEE PROPOSAL

Morongo Valley voters will decide the future of paramedic and fire protection services there at the June 7 Primary Election. Labeled “Measure E,” the Community Services District worked to put the initiative on the ballot. Measure E calls for a flat $350 per parcel annual fee to replace the existing

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A PACKED HOUSE FOR A MORONGO VALLEY FIRE TAX TOWN HALL MEETING

The Morongo Valley CSD held a town hall meeting Saturday about the proposed Fire Tax for the community. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says it was a full house on hand… It was a packed house for Saturday morning’s town hall meeting on the proposed fire tax in Morongo Valley. If approved,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo valley CSD meets in regular session tonight. The board will be looking for a new member. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will interview candidates to fill the director’s seat vacated by Karen

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD SEEKING A NEW BOARD MEMBER

The Morongo Valley Community Services District is seeking applications for a new board member. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the Covington Park multi-purpose room. Qualified candidates must be registered voters living within the boundaries of Morongo Valley. Interested residents can pick up an

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD PLANS TO FILL SEAT LEFT BY RESIGNATION

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the process for filling the seat of a director who resigned and details of the fire tax are on the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7:00 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD VOTES TO PUT $350 FLAT PARCEL TAX ON THE BALLOT

Last night in Morongo Valley, the Community Services District board approved a plan to put a flat tax proposal to voters this June. The proposed annual $350 per parcel tax must win a two-thirds majority to pass. If approved, it would replace the current property assessment. Revenue generated would be

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKS AT FIRE TAX AND A BUDGET REVIEW TONIGHT

At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to review the final fire tax proposal and vote on bringing it to Morongo Valley voters in June. Among other items on tonight’s agenda, the board will receive a mid-year budget review, and present

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