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September 26, 2022 
The City of Murrieta Now Accepting Applications for 2023/2024 CDBG Cycle: Nonprofits Serving Murrieta Residents Encouraged to Apply 
The City of Murrieta is now accepting applications for the 2023/2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) cycle. The CDBG program is a federally funded program that awards grants to local governments to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, programs, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2022. 
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September 26, 2022 
Adria Reinertson Selected as Murrieta's New Fire Marshal 
After an extensive and competitive recruitment, Murrieta Fire & Rescue is pleased to announce the hiring of Adria Reinertson as Murrieta’s new Fire Marshal. Reinertson most recently served as the Deputy Fire Marshal with CAL-Fire/Riverside County Fire and has twenty-five years of experience in community risk reduction. Reinertson was selected as Fire Marshal after a nearly two-year vacancy.
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July 25, 2022 
Murrieta Mayor Jonathan Ingram to Deliver State of the City Address at Murrieta Hot Springs Resort
The City of Murrieta is proud to present the 31st Annual State of the City on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the Murrieta Hot Springs Resort (located at Murrieta Hot Springs Road and Margarita Road). The resort will be under new ownership and this event is a unique opportunity to welcome guests behind the gates of the historic property. Mayor Jonathan Ingram will deliver the address inspired by Murrieta’s high quality of life thanks to recent developments, safety, health, and innovation. The State of the City address will take place at 7 p.m., in what will be the first large-scale public event at the Murrieta Hot Springs in over 26 years. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Preceding the event, the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce will host a reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. A $35 ticket is required for the VIP reception and will feature a variety of food and drinks from local businesses.
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July 25, 2022 
City of Murrieta Partners with American Red Cross and LifeStream Blood Bank to Host Two Community Blood Drives The City of Murrieta is reminding the community about their upcoming community blood drives in partnership with both the American Red Cross and LifeStream Blood Bank. To sign up to donate please visit lstream.org/tmmobiles or call 1.800.879.4484. 
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July 8, 2022
Murrieta Financing Authority Special Tax Revenue Bonds Rating Upgraded to A+ By S&P Global Ratings in Connection With its $29.075 Million Bond Sale
The City of Murrieta is pleased to announce that on May 12, 2022, the City, through the Murrieta Financing Authority (Authority), successfully sold $29.075 million of Local Agency Revenue Refunding Bonds. The proceeds from the bonds were used to refund five outstanding series of bonds issued by community facilities districts (CFDs) located in Murrieta. By taking advantage of the historically low interest rates at the time of sale, the City locked in over $11 million in gross cash flow savings. This process did not extend the length of the bonds, nor did it cost the City of Murrieta any General Fund monies. 
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July 1, 2022
Juggler Michael Rayner Comes to the Murrieta Public Library
Murrieta is known as the place for community, and this summer the Murrieta Public Library is creating plenty of opportunities to connect, learn, and celebrate. Mark your calendars and invite friends and family to join at their next engaging event featuring famous juggler Michael Rayner.
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June 24, 2022
Murrieta’s Federal Community Project Requests Selected to Move Forward in Federal Funding Process
Murrieta’s Keller Road Interchange Project and Murrieta’s Dispatch Technology Funding Request were selected to move forward in federal funding process. This could lead to nearly $3 million coming to the city to support public safety and transportation.
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June 20, 2022
City of Murrieta Celebrates Its 31st Anniversary with Annual Birthday Bash
Murrieta is turning 31, and the City is throwing a birthday party for the entire community. The City of Murrieta invites residents and visitors alike to commemorate the 31st anniversary of cityhood at its annual Birthday Bash on Saturday, June 25, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at California Oaks Sports Park. Come and enjoy a variety of exciting family-friendly activities including live entertainment, a firefighter’s hose down, delicious food vendors, and the eagerly anticipated fireworks show at 9 p.m.
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June 13, 2022
Get Paid to Shop Local with Murrieta Money Match a Local Incentive Program with Bonus Gift Card
The City of Murrieta has a whole new way to support local businesses. The Murrieta Money Match program is an online gift card portal that allows residents and visitors alike to purchase a gift card that is accepted at a variety of local merchants and the City of Murrieta will match their money. This is at NO cost to the customer or to participating businesses. It's Murrieta's way of supporting local businesses after the pandemic. 
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May 25, 2022
The City of Murrieta Grieves for Uvalde, Texas and Supports School Safety in the Community 
The men and women of the Murrieta Police Department and the City of Murrieta grieve for the community of Uvalde, Texas. This morning, Murrieta Police Chief Tony Conrad shared a statement with the community regarding school safety in Murrieta.
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April 29, 2022
Murrieta Innovation Center Startup Wins Top Prize at Riverside County Innovation Month’s Fast Pitch Finale!
On Wednesday, April 27, one of the Murrieta Innovation Center’s startups, Swellter, was awarded 1st place in a countywide Fast Pitch Finale! The Fast Pitch Finale is the culminating event of the 2022 Riverside County Innovation Month. Throughout April, the County of Riverside, partner cities, Murrieta included, chambers, higher education institutions, and strategic partners across Riverside County held events highlighting and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. This year’s program marks the fifth year for this month-long showcase.
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April 21, 2022 
U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.4 Million in the Murrieta Innovation Center to Support Life Sciences Industry
The City of Murrieta and Impact Southwest Riverside County (Impact SWRC) are proud to announce the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Agency (EDA) is awarding a $2.4 million grant to the City of Murrieta to support extensive improvements to the Murrieta Innovation Center (MIC), creating a hub for science and innovation in the region. The funds will support a new wet lab, a cleanroom, a new dry lab, and the renovation of existing office and conference spaces to the MIC. 
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March 28, 2022
City of Murrieta Welcomes New Administrative Services Director
The City of Murrieta is pleased to announce the addition of Diego Chavez to its leadership team. Chavez joins the Murrieta executive team as the new Administrative Services Director.
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March 23, 2022
City of Murrieta Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
The City of Murrieta is proud to be the recipient of the Government Finance Officer Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its biennial budget document. This award represents a significant achievement for the City of Murrieta and its Finance Department. It reflects the commitment of City Council and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. 
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March 21, 2022 
Murrieta Fire & Rescue Welcomes Bernard Molloy II as New Fire Chief 
The City of Murrieta and Murrieta Fire & Rescue are pleased to announce Bernard Molloy II as the department’s new Fire Chief. Chief Molloy will be the 10th chief in Murrieta Fire & Rescue’s 75-year history. Chief Molloy was officially appointed on Monday, March 21, 2022.
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March 16, 2022
New Shop Local Incentive Program with Bonus Gift Card Offer Coming to Murrieta 
The City of Murrieta is proud to implement an excitinshop local small business incentive program to support the Murrieta community and help local businesses overcome some of the challenges they faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is expected to launch in the summer of 2022 and is slated to last until the end of 2026.
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March 14, 2022 
Murrieta Receives Federal Funding for Two Projects Providing Regional Impact 
On March 12, 2022, federal funding was approved as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bill, bringing $1.1 million to Western Riverside County to fund homeless prevention efforts and emergency preparedness. The City’s regional homeless services will receive $500,000 and an additional $600,000 was allocated for emergency operations equipment at Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta. The funds are the result of Community Project Funding requests supported by the 42nd Congressional District.
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January 20, 2022 
City of Murrieta and Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce Partner to Celebrate Restaurant Week and the Importance of Local Restaurants
From January 23 – 30, the City of Murrieta and the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce are partnering to bring Restaurant Week 2022 to town. With hundreds of dollars in local restaurant gift cards being given away during the event, this is the perfect time to discover new dining spots and support your all-time favorites. Murrieta Restaurant Week aims to support local eateries with community outreach, bring awareness to the important role these businesses play in Murrieta’s economy, and to introduce residents to new options for dining local. 
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January 5, 2022
Murrieta Fire & Rescue Secures New Firefighting Water Tender Thanks to Measure T Funds
In October 2021, Murrieta Fire & Rescue took delivery of a new water tender, which greatly increases firefighting capabilities during local wildfires and remote structure fires. The new tactical water tender is a mobile water source for fighting fires. Since arriving in Murrieta, the department has outfitted the new apparatus with the tools, equipment, communications gear, and electronics necessary for the new water tender to be fully operational. In-service training for all fire suppression personnel, a critical element in order to put the equipment into service, has been completed and in late December the new apparatus officially went into service.   
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October 25, 2021 
The City of Murrieta Now Accepting Applications for 2022/2023 CBDG Cycle: Nonprofits Serving Murrieta Residents Encouraged to Apply
The CDBG program is a federally funded program that awards grants to local governments to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, programs, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income. 
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September 22, 2021 
The City of Murrieta Announces Application Period for District 5 City Council Seat
On September 27, 2021, the City of Murrieta will begin accepting applications for an upcoming City Council vacancy in Murrieta’s fifth district. Mayor Scott Vinton recently submitted his formal resignation from his role on the Murrieta City Council and at the September 21, 2021 City Council meeting the Council voted to fill the vacancy through an appointment process. 
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September 8, 2021
City of Murrieta Pays Tribute to 20th Anniversary of September 11 

The City of Murrieta invites the community to join together and remember an important date in our nation’s history. On Saturday, September 11, 2021, the City will mark the 20th anniversary of the four coordinated terrorist attacks and pay respects to those who perished on that fateful day in two observance ceremonies. All events take place at Murrieta’s Town Square Park, which is located between City Hall and the Murrieta Public Library. The public is encouraged to attend and reflect on the occasion. The events are open to the public and free of charge. 
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August 27, 2021 
City of Murrieta Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Incorporation with Birthday Bash
The City of Murrieta will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its incorporation with a birthday bash on Saturday, September 4, from 2 p.m. until just after 9 p.m. The free event features family-friendly activities, a scooter demonstration, firefighter hose down, and live music. The day culminates with a bang during 20-minute fireworks show at 9 p.m. The fun takes place at Murrieta’s California Oaks Sports Park (40600 California Oaks Road). 
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