RIVERSIDE (AP) — Cash-strapped Riverside County is looking into the possibility of selling or leasing two of its landfills as it examines ways to generate as much as $100 million in new revenue.
The Board of Supervisors for the Inland Empire county balanced the current budget last summer with $71 million in cuts and $62 million in money taken from reserves.
Despite that, the county could end up spending $46.7 million more than it takes in by the end of the fiscal year next June, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Sunday.
Looking for more ways to raise more money, the county recently moved to hire a consultant who would study the possibility of leasing or selling two of its six landfills.
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