A Message from the City Manager

Greetings -


Have you noticed a surge in the popularity of e‑bikes in Temecula? Did your teenager or their friends receive an e-bike as a gift over the holidays? Among Mayor Stewart's initiatives for 2024 is to keep riders safe, along with those that share their path of travel. 


In a press release published last week Mayor Stewart states, "E-bikes are emerging as both an efficient mode of transportation and a fun outdoor recreational opportunity that the City whole-heartedly supports, but we need to ensure riders are following the law for their own protection as well as those who travel along the same roads and trails."  


Throughout 2024, we'll be taking a closer look at e-bike regulations and creating more public awareness on safety measures. Of particular concern to the City and community are young riders who do not have experience navigating through traffic and are more inclined to engage in risky biking behaviors such as ignoring stop signs/traffic signals, riding at excessive speeds in pedestrian areas, crisscrossing roads in front of oncoming traffic, and performing stunts/wheelies in City parks and streets, oblivious to the dangers they are posing to themselves and others.  


The topic of e-bike safety will be placed on the next Traffic Safety Commission meeting agenda for general discussion and direction, and we invite you to join us! Members of the public are welcome to share their comments with the Commission about this important topic. The meeting will be held at City Hall on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 6pm.


In the meantime, read here for work that is currently underway on the topic of safe e-bike riding, and stay tuned for more information throughout the year.

-Aaron Adams, City Manager

Do You Need Sand Bags?

Temecula is expected to experience continuous rain over the next week.

Visit your nearest Temecula Fire Station between the hours of 8am - 7pm to pick up free empty sandbags (limit of 10 per resident). Then head over to the City-owned lot at the corner of Ynez and Santiago to fill them with sand. Don't forget to bring a shovel!

New Pipes are being Installed through July 2024


Eastern Municipal Water District is replacing pipes along Diaz Road and Rancho Way.

•One northbound lane is closed along Diaz from Rancho California to Rancho Way. (One lane will remain open.)

•Full closure of the bike trail along Diaz Road, south of Rancho Way.

Look for closure and detour signs.

City of Temecula Pavement Management Analysis

Have you seen this van? They're with us cruising through Temecula collecting street pavement data using high-tech lasers and computers to determine which streets need repair, slurry seal, and rehabilitation.

Streets that are repaired when they are in a good condition will cost less over their lifetime than streets that are allowed to deteriorate to a poor condition, so this analysis helps the City prioritize 326 miles of roadways, encompassing over 8.8 million square yards of concrete and asphalt surfacing.

New Bridge Construction on I-15!

(Temporary Full Closure of the Santa Gertrudis Pedestrian/Bike Trail)

February 2024

The Santa Gertrudis Pedestrian/Bike Trail is closed between Ynez and Jefferson to allow for new bridge construction along Interstate 15 for the French Valley Parkway Phase 2 project currently under construction. This temporary full closure is scheduled through February.

Interstate 15 Auxiliary Lane Construction

The City is breaking ground in February on construction of a new Northbound I-15 (auxiliary) lane from Temecula Parkway to Rancho California Road. The project is another significant step to alleviate traffic congestion along Northbound I-15.

Joint City Council and Planning Commission Meeting

Tues, Feb 6, 9am-12pm

City Hall Conference Center

41000 Main Street

The City of Temecula invites the community to join us for a special meeting regarding the topic of alcohol and live entertainment in Old Town Temecula.

Come in person or watch it live at TemeculaCA.gov/TV.

Community Meeting for New Trails Design

Wed, Feb 7, 5-6pm

City Hall Conference Center

41000 Main Street

The City of Temecula is planning a capital improvement project that will develop natural trails for public use at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Road.

If you are interested in hiking or biking on natural trails, please join us at this community meeting.

Black History Month

February 2024

Proclamation Celebration:

•Thurs, Feb 8, 6pm

•City Council Chambers

The Frog’s Princess:

•Thurs, Feb 8, 7:30pm

•Old Town Temecula Community Theater

Sherry Berry Music: Cross that River:

•Sat, Feb 10, 7:30pm

•Old Town Temecula Community Theater

Rosetta and Mt. Calvary Missionary Club:

•Feb 4, 18 & 23, 7:30pm

•The Merc

Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope and Diversity in America

•Jan 5 – Mar 24

•Temecula Valley Museum

Temecula Public Library:

•February 2024

Check out a variety of African American literature, with a display at the front of the library  

Temecula Sunset Market

2nd & 4th Wednesday of the Month, 5-9pm

Town Square Park in Old Town Temecula, 41000 Main Street


This twice monthly market features a gourmet food court, live music, entertainment, and arts & crafts. Check it out! For vendors and a map, visit TemeculaSunsetMarket.com.

Preparedness Packs Available at the Welcome Center near City Hall

28690 Mercedes Street #A

The City of Temecula Community Preparedness Backpacks are grab-n-go kits that may save you and your family precious time in case of an emergency.

The backpack is available to purchase for $45.99 (City's cost) and includes basic lifesaving essentials and important info on what to do in the event of a disaster with items including:

  • A Disaster Radio with Flashlight & Cell Phone Charger
  • 4-in-1 Gas & Water Shutoff Tool
  • Emergency Drinking Water
  • First Aid Kit
  • and more

Stop by our Welcome Center or order online at TemeculaCA.gov/EmergencyPack.

  • Google Solutions for Small Business and Startups (Wednesday, February 7 at 10AM): This specialized workshop will provide an overview of the Google Workspace and its advanced tools. Attendees will learn how to create a domain, email, and how to stand out with a FREE business profile. Additional topics include Google ads, Google analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and Google cloud. This workshop is being hosted in collaboration with Serious Moonlight Consulting. For additional details and to register, please visit: https://bit.ly/3O6a4WY.

  • Doing Business with the City of Temecula (Thursday, February 15 at 9AM): This workshop is designed for contractors interested in local procurement opportunities. We will discuss purchasing and contract services and opportunities, and subcontractor and minority project requirements and policies. This workshop is being hosted in collaboration with the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center. For additional details and to register, please visit: https://bit.ly/4241RZc.

  • Harassment Prevention Training (Thursday, February 22 at 9AM): Learn compliant, interactive, classroom-based harassment and abusive conduct prevention training for managers and supervisors. This workshop is being hosted in collaboration with Barrett Business Services. For additional details and to register, please visit: https://bit.ly/4272PUQ.

Retail Ready 4-Part Series

Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024 at 9-11am

Entrepreneurial Resource Center, 43200 Business Park Drive, 2nd Floor

Transform your retail business from idea to market ready. Learn about establishing a strong business foundation, cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset, dive into financial mastery and operational setup. Explore market presence, customer attraction strategies, and business documentation essentials, all while receiving ongoing support from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Visit eventbrite to learn more about the topics discussed each week and to enroll.

Blood Drive at City Hall

Monthly, Wednesdays, 10am-4pm

City Hall Conference Center,

41000 Main Street

The City of Temecula has partnered with the America Red Cross to host this blood drive.

Participants must make an appointment before donating. Click here to schedule your blood donation on any of these dates in 2024:

  • February 21
  • March 13
  • April 17
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 7
  • September 4
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4

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