AUGUST 2021
Monthly Memo from the City Manager
California has witnessed devastating wildfires across the State, and locally. We would like to especially thank Temecula firefighters and first responders for their dedication and hard work keeping Temecula safe from wildland fires. Frequent fires in our local area are a reminder that every household must do their part to prepare for an emergency. While we do not want to be alarmists, the fact is embers from a fire can be carried by the wind for miles and are a primary reason properties burn when a wildfire is nearby. Let's protect our homes now, while there is no emergency, by removing dry grass/vegetation, and other flammable materials from our yards.

Also, consider preparing a “go-bag” emergency kit of supplies to grab in a hurry. The City has emergency preparedness backpacks available filled with essentials at a cost to you that is our direct cost ($45.99). Remember that your kit will depend on your own needs so consider adding what unique items your family may want to include. You can find ideas for emergency supplies here, along with more tips to protect your family and home.

In honor of Emergency Preparedness Month, the City is hosting an event tomorrow on September 1st. Details are below.

-Aaron Adams, City Manager
SEPTEMBER 11TH REMEMBRANCE

Please join the City of Temecula on Saturday, September 11, 2021 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of September 11th as we remember and honor those we lost.

The ceremony will be held at the Temecula Duck Pond (located on the corner of Rancho California and Ynez) at 4:00pm. The public is invited to leave a message in the City's Keepsake Journal and take a quiet moment of reflection followed by refreshments and light music provided by the Spirit of Great Oak.

To all of our Military families, thank you for your service.
VOTING INFORMATION

California Gubernatorial Recall Election is
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The State Voter Guide (click here) contains the candidate statements for the replacement candidates.

The County Voter Guide (click here) contains a sample of the recall ballot and assigned polling places on the back cover.

Residents in Temecula can vote in one of three ways:

(1) Mail in their completed ballot
(2) Drop off their completed ballot at a ballot drop off location
(3) Vote in person at a polling place location


For more information visit TemeculaCA.gov/Vote
City of Temecula
Redistricting Process

The current Council Members of the City of Temecula reside in the following districts:

District 1 – Matt Rahn
District 2 – Jessica Alexander
District 3 – Maryann Edwards
District 4 – James "Stew" Stewart
District 5 – Zak Schwank

Click here for interactive Council District Boundary Map or here for PDF copy of the District Map.

What is redistricting?
Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In Temecula, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data. For the City of Temecula, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.

Why does redistricting matter to me?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a councilmember. The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.

How can I get involved?
The City Council will be holding hearings to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. Those hearings will be held at in the City Council Chambers at City Hall located at 41000 Main Street, Temecula 92590 on the following dates and times:

August 24, 2021 - 7:00 PM (1st Pre-Draft Public Hearing)
September 28, 2021- 7:30 PM (2nd Pre-Draft Public Hearing)
January 25, 2022 - 7:30 PM (1st Post-Draft Public Hearing)
March 8, 2022 - 7:30 PM (2nd Post-Draft Public Hearing)

You may also submit comments, including suggested draft maps, by emailing Randi.Johl@TemeculaCA.gov..
HOUSING ELEMENT

The City’s Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element is now available for public review at TemeculaCA.gov/housing.

Public Comments can be submitted to Brandon.Rabidou@TemeculaCA.gov
until September 15, 2021 at 5pm.

Background information, video archives, and more information is available on the Housing Element webpage.
SLURRY SEAL PROJECTS

Between August - December 2021, the City of Temecula will be slurry sealing over 7 million square feet of our residential streets!

 Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM

For more information, TemeculaCA.gov/TripReport

Interested in Temecula infrastructure improvements?
The Department of Public Works updates Capital Improvement Projects with a current status on City website at: https://temeculaca.gov/270/Capital-Improvement-Projects-CIP  
Visit TemeculaCA.gov/REVIVE for information that may assist Temecula residents and businesses with economic recovery support:
Individual & Families
Education & Students
Senior Citizens
Small Businesses
Veterans
And more....
COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR
RIVERSIDE COUNTY RESIDENTS

Riverside County and State of California websites are updated often with COVID-19 vaccine information.



Additionally, there are private clinics or organizations (community providers) that are administering the vaccine to the public which can be found here: www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine-Providers

Questions?

Riverside County Public Health:
Phone: 951-358-5000, or call 211 or 951-329-4703 for assistance

State Vaccination Hotline: 833-422-4255 
COVID-19 TESTING
FREE (no out-of-pocket cost) COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing (PCR) is available to Riverside County residents who want to be tested.
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