City of Murrieta Newsletter                                        January 2019
City Government

Randon Lane
Mayor Pro Tem

Jonathan Ingram
Council Member

Council Member

Christi White
Council Member
City Manager 
City Special Events
Father/Daughter Dance
Friday, January 11
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Community Center 
  Please refer to our website for more information or click  here for upcoming events and/or contact staff at (951) 304-PARK (7275).
*Please note that all events including dates and locations are subject to change. 
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A Message from the City Manager...
Happy New Year! We are excited to welcome 2019, and all of the amazing opportunities coming to our City. Throughout 2018, your local government has been hard at work with the goal of improving programs; streamlining processes; and providing outstanding customer service to our citizens. This can only be accomplished through the work of dedicated staff and the strong community support and partnership that we are grateful to have here.
It is through this partnership that the future sustainability of Murrieta has been bolstered with the passage of Measure T. As Murrieta continues to grow and develop, our ability to maintain key city services such as fire protection, police services and city maintenance has begun falling behind. Special Districts set up over twenty-five years ago are not adequate to fund services for a City of 115,000 residents who demand, and deserve, very high quality. On April 1, 2019 purchases will show an additional one cent for every dollar spent, the same rate as in Temecula, Menifee and Wildomar. This measure is expected to increase the City's revenue by $14 million annually. Because the revenue is protected from being taken by outside entities, we will be able to create a strong, stable municipal finance structure that will carry us far into the future.  
The City of Murrieta is committed to transparency and responsible fiscal stewardship. So, where will the money go? This locally-controlled revenue will support: fire protection and paramedic services, prevent gang activity and drug-related crimes, protect police services, reduce response times to 911 emergencies, keep public areas clean, maintain key city services (library, parks, streets, etc.) and much more. For more information, please visit
Thank you for your support in 2018. 2019 will be an exciting year as we bring you all of the new programs in the areas outlined above.
Happy New Year!

Kim Summers

See What's New in Murrieta!

The Chef's Grille celebrated their business with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, December 11. They are a gourmet casual restaurant that calls itself a "foodies paradise" and offers a variety of exciting and flavorful dishes. Chef's Grille has a dog friendly patio and makes homemade treats for your pets! To check out their menu, click here.
Tyler & Bursch, LLP hosted a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate their new location in Murrieta on Tuesday, December 11. Tyler & Bursch is a premier law firm that assists their clients with a variety of issues such as; civil litigation, real estate, family law, and labor and employment. They place an emphasis on the attorney-client relationship, and are committed to providing effective lawyering to all of their current and prospective clients. To learn more about their services, click here.
For more Murrieta business news and information, click here.
Cooking Fires At Home 

Did you know that one of the leading causes of residential home fires is cooking? Keep your family safe with these tips:

  • Never leave cooking food unattended.
  • Keep children and pets out of the area. Declare a three-foot "safe zone" around your stove or oven.
  • Turn all pot handles in to avoid bumping a pot handle and spilling hot food.
  • Steam is invisible but extremely dangerous. It can be highly pressurized and move very fast, scalding or burning the skin. Use caution when opening a pot lid.
  • Never take a pan or cover off the stove and set it on a counter without a hot pad or other warning to others the item is hot.
  • Avoid using extension cords; use junction boxes with built-in GFIs (ground fault interrupters). In an emergency, the GFI will shut the appliance down.
  • Replace cracked or frayed appliance cords.
  • When using your microwave oven; know the dangers. No metal or plastic products; use only approved utensils and cookware.
The following are emergency measures to take if you have a cooking fire:
Grease Fires
If a pan or pot catches fire smother the fire by sliding a lid over the pan. If possible, turn off the burner, and don't move the pan or pot. Keep the lid on until it cools completely. (Baking soda may help to suffocate the fire but be very cautious).
NEVER PUT WATER ON A GREASE FIRE - The water will cause the grease to splatter and spread the fire in all directions.
Oven Fires
Keep the door closed or close the oven door and turn off the heat. Call 9-1-1 .
Microwave Fires
Keep the door closed or close the door and unplug the microwave. Be sure to have the oven serviced before you use it again.
Clothes Catch Fire
Stop, drop, cover your face if possible, and roll. Smother the fire by keeping your body close to the ground. If the fire is large and spreading quickly, GET OUT and call 9-1-1 from a neighbor's house.
Have a happy and safe new year, from Murrieta Fire & Rescue!
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Library Winter Programs 
Winter programs at the Murrieta Public Library will begin in January. Join us on Monday, January 15th at 6:00 p.m. for "I Have a Dream", a program for all ages, celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday. Andr√© DeVoe Williams will be giving a living history performance of Dr. King's historic speech. 

On Monday, January 28th at 6:30 p.m., there will be a Gut & Brain Connection workshop for adults. The workshop will focus on how crucial a healthy gut is to mood and brain function.

Continuing monthly programs for adults include ESL Classes on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and Genealogy Consulting every fourth Monday from 4-7 p.m. New for children this year is Maker Space Club for ages 8-12 with an adult. Maker Space Club is on select days at 4 p.m. and is a collaborative learning environment where children, with parental supervision, come together to learn STEM based skills.

Please visit for a complete list of upcoming programs.
Father/Daughter Dance
The CSD is taking out its magic glitter wands for this year's unicorn-themed Father/Daughter Dance.  This event is slated to take place on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Community Center. The cost is $20 per couple with a $5 charge for each additional sibling. The event is geared for ages 3 through 11 and reaches capacity very quickly. Please contact staff at (951) 304-PARK (7275) for additional information and/or to check availability. Click here to view the flyer.
Active-Duty Military Banner Program
The Active-Duty Military Banner Program honors current, active-duty military personnel that are residents of Murrieta. This is a free program offered by the City of Murrieta. The deadline for the May 2019 installation is April 15. Information and the application can be found at the City's website at or from staff by calling (951) 304-PARK (7275).

City of Murrieta
1 Town Square
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 304-CITY (2489)