A Message from the City Manager

Greetings –


You may have heard that the Insurance Services Office (ISO) announced that the City of Temecula achieved an impressive ISO rating of 2, effective July 1, 2023. This rating demonstrates the City's commitment to maintaining high standards in terms of emergency services. It reflects the joint effort between the City of Temecula and CAL FIRE/Riverside County to provide superior fire protection including fire equipment, staffing fire engines with four fire fighters, multiple fire station locations, upgraded equipment, training, excellent water supply, and public education among other various fire protection/prevention efforts.

Every five years the City of Temecula is evaluated on its structure fire suppression capabilities. In 2018, the City of Temecula moved from an ISO score of 4 to a 3. This year, the City will improve again from a 3 to a 2 which is difficult to achieve. An ISO rating of 2 places the City of Temecula within the top 7% for structure fire suppression capabilities in the United States among over 38,000 communities nationwide.

The rating has the potential to affect insurance premiums. While each insurance company independently determines the premiums it charges its policyholders, ISO ratings can impact insurance rates for homeowners and businesses. In this era of escalating insurance premiums, the City encourages residents and businesses to talk with their insurance agent. Lower ISO ratings typically result in lower insurance premiums, which can save money. This is because most U.S. insurers – including the largest ones – use ISO rating information as part of their decision-making when deciding what business to write, coverages to offer, or prices to charge for personal or commercial property insurance. It is our hope the new ISO score of 2 may translate into potential savings on insurance premiums for homes and businesses within the City. 

Importantly, the Mayor, City Council and I share our gratitude to Fire Chief Crater and his team at CAL FIRE/Riverside County for their excellent fire protection for the City of Temecula.

-Aaron Adams, City Manager


The State of California Department of Finance published the 2023 Price and Population information, and the City of Temecula had a population decline from 109,468 to 108,899.

The State’s overall population decreased by 0.35%, or 138,400 persons. Several components are used to calculate population, including the following:

  • Housing unit growth - up 0.8%
  • Natural increase (births minus deaths) – up 106,900 persons
  • Foreign immigration – up 90,300 persons (tripled from last year)
  • Net domestic migration (those moving from another state minus Californians moving to other states) offset all of the above gains, likely due to work-from-home options


The Central Valley and Inland Empire counties experienced growth, while most coastal counties saw declines, except for San Benito. Overall, Riverside County grew slightly as shown below.

It's Jewish American Heritage Month!

Proclamation Celebration:

Join us at the REDI Commission Meeting

Monday, May 15th, 6pm

City Council Chambers

41000 Main Street

Temecula Public Library Literature Display:

Check out a variety of Jewish American literature throughout May, with displays at the front of the library.

Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library

30600 Pauba Road

It's Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Proclamation Celebration:

Join us at the REDI Commission Meeting

Monday, May 15th, 6pm

City Council Chambers

41000 Main Street

Temecula Public Library Literature Display:

Check out a variety of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander literature throughout May, with displays at the front of the library.

Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library 30600 Pauba Road

Rod Run

Old Town Front Street/Main Street

The 2023 Temecula Rod Run is THIS weekend in Old Town!

Friday Night Cruise with Stew:

Friday, May 5, 5-8pm


Show & Shine:

Saturday, May 6, 9am-4pm

Visit TemeculaCA.gov/RodRun for more information.


Saturday, May 20, 10am-3pm

Temecula Civic Center

41000 Main Street

Sam Hicks Monument Park

41970 Moreno Road

Temecula CultureFest is right around the corner! Find yourself transported to places around the world like Brazil, Africa, & Japan, as you experience cultural performances, food, and more.


This free, community-wide, special event will include live music, dancing, vendors, intercultural exchanges, and fun activities for the entire family.


To view the entertainment schedule, visit TemeculaCA.gov/CultureFest.

Memorial Day Concert:

A Tribute to Heroes

Saturday, May 27, 6:30pm

Temecula Civic Center

41000 Main Street

In commemoration of Memorial Day, we are hosting a patriotic-themed concert, A Tribute to Heroes Memorial Day Observance.

The City of Temecula is proud to honor our fallen heroes, those who have served, and those that are presently serving in our armed forces. Thank you!

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and loved ones to this family-friendly concert and honor them with us.

For information on more upcoming events, activities, and programs, please visit TemeculaCA.gov/TCSD.

Citywide Clean Up Hosted in Partnership with CR&R

Saturday, May 13, 2023, 8am-12pm

Chaparral High School

27215 Nicolas Road

Spring cleaning is in the air! Have household waste or large debris that can’t be placed in the trash bins? ️Then come to the Citywide Clean Up! Not all items are accepted.


✔ Anti-Freeze

✔ Motor Oil

✔ Auto Batteries (2 per resident per visit)

✔ E-Waste (Household Electronics)

✔ Large Bulky Items

✔ Green Waste

✔ Small (Empty) Gas Operated Equipment

🚫 NOT Accepted: household batteries, fluorescent light tubes, empty drums, paint of any type,

chemicals/solvents/gasoline, tires,

pesticides, hazardous waste, thermostats, needles/sharp objects.

Open to Temecula residents only. Proof of residency such as a California Driver’s License, California ID Card, recent utility bill, or property tax statement is required.

Call 800-755-8112 for more information.

Preparedness Packs at the Welcome Center

8690 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 (at the City's cost) and includes basic lifesaving essentials & 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.

Riverside County Sheriff's Office Special Needs Reunification Program

Those who have loved ones with special needs are welcome to register for the Special Needs Reunification Program.

The goal of this Riverside County Sheriff Office program is to expedite reunification as soon as possible.

The program's database is designed to help locate missing members of the community with special needs.

With this program, deputies and dispatchers have access to preregistered info, photos, possible destinations, and calming strategies at the time of the call.

Visit RiversideSheriff.org to register.

community partners

Mulch Makeover Program

To help promote sustainable landscapes, Rancho Water is offering its customers a 50% discount on their mulch purchases at SoCal Mulch (up to $125). Incorporating mulch into landscapes provides numerous benefits for plants, soil, and the environment, making it an essential component of sustainable gardening practices. 

Visit RanchoWater.com/mulch for more information and to fill out an interest form. Available until funds are exhausted.

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