Temecula closes city hall, launches virtual permit center

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TEMECULA — The city of Temecula late Thursday announced that it would be closing its doors to the public on Friday, March 20 and simultaneously launched a “Virtual Permit Center” designed specifically to support residents and local businesses that remain open."In a time when cities across the state and nation are suspending full operations of their permitting center to slow the spread of COVID-19," Temecula Mayor James "Stew" Stewart said. "I am extremely proud of the innovative, resourceful and truly herculean efforts demonstrated by city staff within the Information Technology Department and Community Development Department to build a virtual platform that was largely completed in three days in order to allow the city to conduct business, despite needing to physically close cit
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