2010 Riverside County Year in Review Fourth District with Supervisor John J. Benoit
Hello, this is Supervisor John Benoit, representing Riverside County’s 4th District. It is a great honor to serve the residents of the Coachella and Palo Verde Valleys.
The 4th District covers the eastern 2/3rds of Riverside County, from Palm Springs to the Arizona border. More than three and a half million overnight visitors enjoy the desert’s amenities and 350 days of sunshine a year.
This district is the prime destination for enjoying the very best that life has to offer.
I was elected to this board in June after being appointed last year by Governor Schwarzenegger and recommended by my good friend and mentor in public life, Supervisor Roy Wilson.
I’m pleased to report that the 4th District has many significant projects under construction.
Six interchanges are being rebuilt along the I-¬10’s Coachella Valley Corridor. Construction has already started at the Gene Autry and Bob Hope interchanges. Together, these six projects will create 22-hundred new jobs and support hundreds more indirect jobs in our local economy. In Mecca, the county has launched a
57 million-dollar investment to revitalize the community.
The five-phase, 22 million-dollar Downtown Street Revitalization will bring in vital street improvements.
The Mecca community is also proud of the county’s newly constructed library, sheriff’s station, and health clinic. A new Boys and Girls Clubhouse will provide a safe environment for kids.
Another area of future growth is the community of Thermal. The county has invested 75 million-dollars in projects here. A sheriff’s station east of the airport is nearing completion. 35 million more dollars are being invested in roads, streets, and sewers.
In the spring, we broke ground on Thermal Fire Station Number 39. The county’s newest fire station will serve the future expansion of the Jacqueline Cochran Airport, which will be the foreign trade hub of the East Valley.
The Economic Development Agency is applying to make the Jacqueline Cochran Airport in Thermal a foreign trade zone. This designation will open new markets for the desert’s half-billion-dollar agricultural industry and attract manufacturing jobs inside the zone.
On the eastern banks of the Salton Sea, we brought the North Shore Yacht Club back to its original glory. This building overlooks a beautiful view of the Salton Sea and of potential recreation opportunities. This project is one step in our efforts to revitalize the Salton Sea and bring economic opportunity to the “California Riviera.” The Yacht Club is the host of Salton Sea Speedweek, an annual powerboating attraction. We expect hundreds to watch these races.
In the Blythe area, the county has finished many projects, including a child care center, paved roads and a new water system. The desert now has two new essential public safety facilities. Sheriff’s deputies patrolling Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage now have a new headquarters in Palm Desert. This station is the second largest in the county and is truly the pride of the department.
In Thousand Palms, hundreds of firefighters have received training at the state-of-the-art Roy Wilson Fire Technology Training Center.
We are also creating a renewable energy future right here in the desert. This is a bright spot in our economy.
Riverside County will soon have some of the largest solar, wind and geothermal energy projects in the world.
Today, half a million people live in the Coachella and Palo Verde Valleys. In 25 years, this population is expected to double.
We are making decisions today to prepare for this future growth and to lead the way in job creation. We want to ensure that our residents enjoy a high quality of life in our desert communities.
I am once again grateful for the opportunity to represent Coachella and Palo Verde Valley residents and I look forward to serving Riverside County in the years to come.
2010 Riverside County Year in Review Fifth District with Supervisor Marion Ashley
Hello everyone, Marion Ashley here at March Joint Powers Authority where major planning is taking place for a large-scale medical complex at the Air Reserve Base that would become the Inland area's largest health care center. The complex, developed by March Healthcare Development, will cover more than 3.5 million square feet. The project is expected to create 12,700 construction jobs, 7,200 full-time permanent jobs, an estimated $614,000 in annual sales tax and more than $18.6 million in land sales revenue. This is just one of many projects that are currently in the works in the district. Despite challenging times the County has worked hard to bring you these projects in the 5th district…Despite economic challenges Riverside County is still pushing forward and improving our community in which we live and work. We are going to continue to battle through these difficult times and press on to continually make Riverside County an even better place for the County’s businesses and residents.
2010 Riverside County Year in Review Third District with Supervisor Jeff Stone
Hi I’m Jeff Stone and I’m here in glorious wine country enjoying the spectacular views of the vineyards and the hills. It’s not every day that you get to enjoy the benefits of a robust economy and we figured that out the hard way. We have encountered some challenging times the last couple of years, but eventually we are going to lift out of this thing. It’s not going to be the easiest flight, but Riverside County will lift off. Perseverance is needed to confront obstacles and to see them through, to press on when times are tough, and to keep progress progressing. Over the past year, despite challenging times, the County pressed on to bring you completed projects…And we are still progressing with many more ongoing projects making Riverside County a great place to live work & play. Thanks for joining me on this tour of Riverside County’s Third District year in review. God Bless.
Ueberroth Family Program for Women and Diabetes at Hoag Hospital
The Ueberroth Family Program for Women and Diabetes at the Mary and Dick Allen Center at Hoag Hospital provides education and assistance to women with diabetes. Learn about the program and its success in this video which features Ginny and Peter Ueberroth, Kris Iyer, Sheri Yates, Margaret Holst, Judith Arroyo and Angelina Morano. Visit the Hoag Hospital Foundation website at hoaghospitalfoundation.org/
Wild Women of Wine Country Luncheon - South Coast Winery Temecula
Godfather Films is honored to donate our services to promote breast cancer awareness and the 6th Annual Wild Women of Wine Country Luncheon benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This event was for a great cause but was also a lot of fun complete with a South Coast Winery Chef's celebratory harvest lunch and dynamic entertainment with the Wild Women of Comedy herself, Ms. Vicki Barbolak.and HYPNO-larious.
Attendees were invited to wear their most outrageous Pink shoes to get entered into the Hot Pink Shoe Contest for a super cool prize! Live and silent auction, special guest appearances by the Winemakers and so much more FUN!
Video produced by GodfatherFilms.com