Eastern Coachella Valley Infrastructure District Financing Authority to Meet Tuesday
September 11, 2023
MECCA – On Tuesday, September 12, the Public Financing Authority for the Eastern Coachella Valley Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) will meet to discuss approving the formation of an EIFD to provide funding for infrastructure upgrades in the eastern Coachella Valley communities.
The meeting will be at 1:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, on Tuesday, September 12. The meeting will be held at the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, and by Zoom, with English and Spanish language video streams. There will also be an option to participate locally at the Mecca Library satellite meeting location at 91-260 Avenue 66, Mecca.
Under the process in the state law that governs enhanced infrastructure financing districts, all public comments and/or opposition will be assessed by the end of tomorrow’s public hearing. If 25 percent of area land owners and residents have not filed protest, then the eastern Coachella Valley EIFD’s Public Financing Authority can proceed with official formation of the EIFD to bring much-needed infrastructure improvements to the eastern Coachella Valley. The next step would be for the county to file information with the state to formally establish the EIFD.
Supervisor Perez encourages community members to visit the EIFD Web site, http://rivcoed.org/eastern-coachella-valley, to learn more about this initiative, which can help fund improvements to infrastructure in areas such as water and sewer, electricity and telecommunications, housing, community facilities and the Salton Sea.
“The EIFD will be a new tool that we can match with our other tools to address infrastructure challenges in the eastern Coachella Valley,” said Supervisor Perez. “I invite everyone to check out the Web site to learn more. The Web site does a very good job at explaining the EIFD in English and Spanish and with videos and Frequently Asked Questions.”
The Zoom links for Tuesday’s meeting are:
Spanish language stream:
Meeting information, information about EIFDs, a map of the proposed EIFD boundaries and videos of past meetings are available on the county’s Web site, http://rivcoed.org/eastern-coachella-valley.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the Fourth Supervisorial District on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The largest district in the county by geography, the 4th District covers eastern Riverside County, from Whitewater, stretching across the entire Coachella Valley south to the Salton Sea, up Highway 74 to Idyllwild and the mountain communities, and heading east of the Coachella Valley to Blythe and the Colorado River.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.