Menifee welcomes congressman Ken Calvert for municipal overview and update

Menifee Mayor Pro Tem Matt Liesemeyer, Rep. Ken Calvert of California’s 42nd Congressional District, center left, Mayor Bill Zimmerman, City Manager Armando Villa pose for a photo during the congressman’s visit to the city. Valley News/Courtesy photo

MENIFEE– The Rep. Ken Calvert of California’s 42nd Congressional District, which encapsulates the city of Menifee, visited Feb. 19, for a presentation on numerous matters pertaining to the region. Mayor Bill Zimmerman and Mayor Pro Tem Matt Liesemeyer were on hand along with key city staff and agency partner Eastern Municipal Water District to provide updates about the city and to hear from the congressman how he and his staff have been serving Menifee constituents.

“We are always appreciative of Congressman Ken Calvert meeting with the City of Menifee leadership to collaborate on priority projects,” said Mayor Zimmerman. “It is a great opportunity for Menifee to showcase the critical projects in the City, and request required funding for upcoming initiatives.”

Menifee staff gave updates on Quail Valley Septic Systems.

As an agency partner, Eastern Municipal Water District supported the urgency for funding. Water district board president Ron Sullivan, board vice president Philip Paule and Quail Valley Community Group member Janet Anderson were present for the congressman’s visit. In 2006, Riverside County established a septic tank prohibition to address health concerns due to failing systems. The issue was causing hazards throughout the region, including surfacing effluent, high levels of bacteria and runoff into near-by areas. Additional funding was requested by the city and agency lead EMWD, to address progress of sewer service and additional connections.

City staff gave updates on the Bradley Bridge over Salt Creek. The city has proposed construction of a 350-foot long, two-lane bridge to improve traffic circulation and mobility to residents and emergency vehicles. This project would provide an emergency services nexus as the road bifurcates the city and closes during inclement weather.

Citywide progress included several administrative updates, including a public safety update and the new Menifee Police Department.

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