Menifee city manager takes steps to bolster economy

Armando Villa, city manager of Menifee, announces the return to virtual City Hall services, due to an increasing number of coronavirus cases in the city and county. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Menifee city manager Armando Villa said the growing city still “has a lot of catching up to do” but was very pleased how far it has come economically since it incorporated in 2008. Even in today’s uncertain market due to the coronavirus pandemic, Menifee remains in a growth period in the commercial development sector. In an exclusive interview with the Valley News recently, Villa, who has served as the city’s manager for the past three years, said, “When Menifee became a city in 2008 the residents knew what the neighboring cities had. We were always looking over our shoulders.” Now, the city is working hard to reach out to commercial and retail developers throughout the nation with some success. It’s still becoming one of the fastest growing cities in California, eve
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