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 […]

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 […]

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