Can you believe we are one-third of the way through 2021! It is remarkable how quickly the year has progressed.

Murrieta schools are back in session, and I want to recognize the terrific work of our District. Murrieta was one of the first districts in Riverside County to begin reopening. They have navigated the challenges of safely serving families with virtual and onsite options to get children back in the classroom if that's what they want. We are proud of our top-rated schools!

Let's also thank the thousands of parents who, for the past year, have facilitated their children's learning at home, often while juggling the added responsibilities of work and childcare. Your accomplishments are amazing, and now you can take a breath.

And finally, to our graduating class of 2021. This will be a year for the history books. On behalf of the City, I congratulate each and every one of you and applaud your resilience--it will take you far!

Happy Mother's Day on May 9!