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 […]

NAACP, Murrieta town hall addresses economic development, immigration

NAACP, Murrieta town hall addresses economic development, immigration

Various dignitaries from the Murrieta City Council, police department and members of NAACP Branch No. 1034 led a community discussion at the Murrieta Public Library, Sept. 28. Vice president of the branch and former Murrieta city councilman, Harry Ramos, coordinated the discussion and brought together 100 community members who attended the open forum. Topics of […]

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, […]

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 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 votes to implement city council districts

Murrieta votes to implement city council districts

The Murrieta City Council approved a switch to district council elections, July 18. The council voted 3 to 1 to approve the measure, with Mayor Pro Tem Jonathan Ingram dissenting and Councilman Randon Lane absent due to surgery. “I appreciate the amount of effort you’ve put forth on this,” Ingram said to the attorney and […]

Murrieta presents draft district maps as council speaks out against districts

Murrieta presents draft district maps as council speaks out against districts

Murrieta city council heard the third of four public hearings June 20 regarding a possible move to district-based elections. Two possible draft maps, known as the “green” and “yellow” maps, were presented by Christina Cameron, who is a partner at city attorney Leslie Devaney’s law firm, and Douglas Johnson, who as president of National Demographics […]

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