Murrieta adopts changes to its user fee schedule

The Murrieta City council approved some changes to its user fee schedule and delayed other increases until 2019 at its Jan. 16 city council meeting. As most municipalities do, the city charges for various permits and inspections to offset the cost of providing these services. A recent review of the city’s fee schedule determined that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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