Understaffed fire department, unforeseen expenditures plague city State Auditor Elaine Howle designated the city of Hemet as a “High Risk” city due to its high turnover of executive management, its unfunded liabilities, and revenue growth rate. ■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Reporter [Editor’s Note: In Part I, published March 30, we discussed City Manager Alex Meyerhoff’s hiring and contract specifics, and also the continued turnover of key positions.] The issues regarding the underfunding of the Hemet Fire Department can be addressed with the passage of Measure U. The audit addressed the need for updated equipment and infrastructure as well as the need for more staff. The high demand of the fire

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