Murrieta Council sets guidance for residents to apply for District 5 council seat following Mayor Scott Vinton’s resignation announcement

Murrieta Mayor Scott Vinton, shown here giving comments during the Sept. 21 city council meeting will be vacating his position with the city at the end of the year to move to Tennessee with his family. Vinton was first elected to the council in November 2018 for a four-year term. Valley News/Courtesy photo
A discussion on the resignation of Murrieta Mayor Scott Vinton and how he might be replaced by appointment or special election was held to almost the end of the Murrieta City Council meeting Sept. 21. Other updates heard by council during the regular meeting included the 5-year Strategic Capital Improvement Plan and pending voting district boundary changes due to the latest census. In the CIP budget, Finance Analyst RN Mendoza reviewed projects being planned, those underway and those to come and their approximate costs in the next five years for council to review and offer its approval or recommendations. He cited the newest city projects in the CIP budget would be at a total cost of $8,965,765 in 2021-2022. The total CIP budget until July 1, 2025, now totals $64,565,996 that are
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