Menifee City Hall returns to virtual services with rise in COVID-19 cases

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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

Armando Villa, city manager of Menifee, announced that due to the growing number of coronavirus cases in Riverside County and in Menifee, the City Hall will transition back to virtual City Hall services, but the police department will remain open to the public.

With the announcement Friday, July 10, Villa and the city staff began a new marketing campaign to encourage residents, business owners, visitors and stakeholders to “Skip the Line and Go Online.”

The new campaign explained the enhanced ways residents can save time and quickly access virtual City Hall services and the Zero Stop Shop permit center from the ease of their home or offices.

The website may be found at http://menifeebusiness.com/wp-content/upload/2020/06/SKIPTHE.pdf.

The City Hall transitioned back to the virtual city hall services, offering enhanced online services, over-the-phone, electronic or by mail, Monday, July 13. In-person appointments can still be made as of Wednesday, July 15, between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by using the city’s website or by calling 951-672-6777.

Villa, acting as the city’s director of emergency services, said public access to the City Hall, 29844 Haun Road, in Menifee will be “reevaluated” incrementally in relation to the pandemic.

“The city understand the difficult times we are all living through, and we are proud of the city staff and leadership that is working both the crisis and behind the scenes to continue to provide high levels of customer service to our residents and business owners, while ensuring that our city staff remains safe the healthy during the pandemic in order to provide the services our residents have come to expect and enjoy in our growing community,” Villa said.

The staff encouraged residents to visit the city virtual City Hall at http://cityofmenifee.us for more information. Residents may also visit http://cityofmenifee.us/coronavirus for the latest virus updates in the city or the Zero Stop Shop at www.cityofmenifee.us/612/Virtual-City-Hall-Permit-Center.

Tony Ault can be reached by email at tault@reedermedia.com.