Riverside County Just 'Found' $35 million?
Workers seek restored services after accounting oversight is revealed this week.
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, SEIU 721 members will tell the Riverside County Board of Supervisors to restore public services after recently learning county officials found a whopping $35 million more than expected in the general fund.
A recent article in the Press-Enterprise reported the multimillion dollar accounting error:
"When the county closed the books for the fiscal year ending June 30, officials learned the general fund had a balance of $60 million -- $35 million more than what they planned for in the county's new budget," the Sept. 29 article states. Read the full story here.
Since late August, more than 6,000 county workers were placed on furlough, cutting services to the public in critical departments such as social services, public health and 911 dispatching centers. SEIU workers will share how the budget oversight can help restore core public services to the community at the upcoming board meeting.
"This accounting error is an opportunity to restore public services to full capacity after furloughs have left residents facing closed doors, long lines and increased wait times." -Michael Renney, a supervising forensic tech in the Sheriff's Department.
Let's tell county supervisors to turn this accounting error into an opportunity to restore public services. RSVP here.
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009
County Administration Center
4080 Lemon St.
Riverside, CA 92501