Murrieta council moves forward with extension for affordable housing projects

Murrieta City Council approved a five-year extension of affordable housing projects at their regular city council meeting, Sept. 5. The city’s housing authority, as the successor to the city’s redevelopment agency, is tasked with developing affordable housing projects on three vacant former redevelopment agency properties. All redevelopment agencies across the state of California, including Murrieta’s, […]

Wildomar City Council approves Camelia Townhomes in spite of community concerns

Mayor Timothy Walker had to shush several audience members before the evening was over, but the Wildomar City Council gave the final go-ahead for the Camelia Townhomes project the night of Tuesday, Aug. 8. The project, located at the southern end of Wildomar where Palomar Street becomes Washington Avenue, will result in 163 new condominium […]

City honors Murrieta Police Department for 25 years of service

The Murrieta Police Department’s 25th anniversary was recognized with a proclamation at the Tuesday, Aug. 15, city council meeting. The department – one of the only municipal departments in a sea of cities that contract to the county sheriff for police coverage – was commended by the council for its role in making Murrieta one […]

Murrieta Citizen’s Fire Academy fans the flames for students

Murrieta Citizen’s Fire Academy fans the flames for students

How many firefighters does it take to put out an ordinary kitchen fire? Murrieta Fire Chief Scott Ferguson said “15-16 firefighters.” And how many firefighters are on duty in the city of Murrieta at any given time? “Just 16 firefighters,” he said. Participants in the Murrieta Fire and Rescue Department Citizen’s Fire Academy will learn […]

Murrieta City Council considers action on non-permitted construction in residential neighborhoods

Murrieta City Council considered action against non-permitted recreational vehicles driveways and garages during a special workshop before the regular city council meeting, Aug. 1. Illegal RV-related structures are a growing issue in the city of Murrieta, according to a presentation from Assistant City Manager Ivan Holler. “There are a number of locations in the city […]

Murrieta police To test GoPro body cameras

Murrieta police To test GoPro body cameras

Murrieta Police Department has begun exploring the use of police body cameras, falling in step with nearly a third of law enforcement agencies across the country. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 32 percent of U.S. police agencies were using body cameras in 2013. The department received five GoPro test units, July 6, Murrieta […]

Western Municipal Water District considers spinning off part of Murrieta’s water service area

Western Municipal Water District considers spinning off part of Murrieta’s water service area

Western Municipal Water District held an informational meeting at the Murrieta Community Center Wednesday, July 26, on a proposal to split off its Murrieta customers to a different water district. The agency has begun studying proposals to spin off its Murrieta section, which was previously the Murrieta County Water District until Western Municipal Water District […]

French Valley jail re-named after respected retired sheriff

French Valley jail re-named after respected retired sheriff

The Southwest Detention Center in French Valley now has a new name and a fitting one. After the July 25 meeting of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, suspects in southwest Riverside County will now be booked at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center. Byrd, a Riverside Polytechnic High School graduate who served as Riverside […]

Summers sworn in as Murrieta city manager

Summers sworn in as Murrieta city manager

Kim Summers was sworn in as Murrieta’s new city manager at the city council meeting, July 18. It was her first council meeting since taking on her new position, though she has been working as city manager since the beginning of July. Summers was sworn in by county Supervisor Chuck Washington, who is a former […]

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