Ingram named mayor of Murrieta, Long to serve as mayor pro tem

The Murrieta City Council selected a new mayor and new mayor pro tem despite disagreements on term limits at its annual changing of the guard, Dec. 6. Jonathan Ingram will replace Rick Gibbs as mayor, after some disagreement among the council over who would fill the position of mayor pro tem. It ultimately went to […]

Murrieta City Council grants new powers to city manager

Murrieta City Council Nov. 21 granted new powers to the city manager to settle lawsuits, addressed changes to its transition-of-power ceremonies and approved a letter affirming support for a lawsuit that would prevent the city of Poway from implementing changes to district elections, something Murrieta was forced to do earlier this year. The council voted […]

Murrieta council gives grant money to 7 local nonprofits

Murrieta City Council voted during its Oct. 17 meeting to allocate grant money to seven nonprofit organizations in the area. The city had $43,000 to give to local organizations—despite receiving requests totaling $126,000 from 11 separate organizations. “This is the hardest thing that your council gets to do,” Murrieta Mayor Rick Gibbs said during the […]

Murrieta City Council honors longtime Economic Development Director Bruce Coleman

Murrieta City Council honors longtime Economic Development Director Bruce Coleman

Murrieta’s Economic Development director, Bruce Coleman, was honored with a proclamation at the city’s regular council meeting, Oct. 4. Coleman has left the city of Murrieta to take a job as director of business development with the city of McKinney’s Economic Development Corporation in McKinney, Texas. His last day in Murrieta was Oct. 6. Coleman […]

Murrieta council adopts new signage regulations

Murrieta City Council approved an ordinance changing a number of signage regulations in the city Tuesday, Sept. 19. Commercial developments with a single tenant will be allowed to have 8-foot monument signs, and developments with multiple tenants will be allowed to have 10-foot monument signs. Currently, all commercial developments are limited to 6-foot signs. Businesses […]

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 […]

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