Temecula council to seek help to fix Interstate 15 gridlock conditions

Temecula council to seek help to fix Interstate 15 gridlock conditions

Temecula officials concede that commuters passing through their city endure “unacceptable” gridlock conditions, and they are now seeking help from the state, area cities, the Pechanga tribe and an array of regional planning agencies. “It’s not all Temecula traffic. It’s a choke point,” Mayor Maryann Edwards said in a recent telephone interview. “We’ve been doing […]

Two incumbents, pair of high-profile challengers win seats in crowded RCWD board election

Two longtime Temecula-area water district directors easily won re-election, but two others were ousted by a pair of high-profile challengers in the recent election for Rancho California Water District board members. One of the successful challengers, Angel Garcia, tasted victory, after repeatedly falling short in his bids to win seats on the Temecula school board […]

Temecula vote charts council election future

Temecula vote charts council election future

Prodded by a lawsuit threat and pinched by a tight deadline, the Temecula City Council finalized a shift from at-large elections to geographic districts. Council members winced over the city’s legal predicament and the state-mandated procedures before they set the boundaries of Temecula’s future council districts. “We do want to be in compliance,” Mayor Maryann […]

Temecula presses ahead with second Veterans Memorial at Duck Pond Park

Temecula plans to soon add another pearl to its necklace of sculptures and memorials at the popular Duck Pond Park. The recently approved memorial, dubbed “Fallen Heroes,” would be the second piece at the park with a military theme. The proposed memorial, which will cost about $184,000 to create and install, is intended to honor […]

Temecula council sets course as state preps for legal marijuana

Temecula’s resistance to medical marijuana continued to soften last week, but recreational customers will likely need to look elsewhere when voter-approved legalization takes effect Jan. 1. Although that stance could change in the coming months, the city council followed its established course during a May 9 hearing that was punctuated by lobbying from marijuana advocates. […]

Temecula sets change in city council election method

The threat of costly litigation has prompted Temecula City Council members to shift from at-large elections to geographic districts. By taking that action, Temecula joins an array of public agencies throughout the region and the state to change the way their leaders are elected. The change – slated to take effect in November 2018 – […]

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