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Posted on: June 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Hearing Notice - Fire Suppression Assessment


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Murrieta Fire District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562, on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., or a time soon thereafter, regarding the 2023-2024 District Fire Suppression Assessment and Standby or Availability Charge. The voters approved this assessment in 1981, with a 79% approval margin. The purpose of the standby or availability charge is to provide supplemental revenue to meet operational expenses for fire suppression and related services within the boundaries of the Murrieta Fire District. This assessment is ongoing. 

 The Standby or Availability Charge is set at no more than $40 per benefit unit on each residential use by benefit unit or a fraction thereof. Each commercial and industrial use by the benefit received is based on the ISO fire flow guidelines using 1,000 gallons per minute, equal to 1.0 unit of benefit, to a maximum of 12 units of benefit. The preliminary estimated value of the assessment is $1,542,486.00.

 Any interested person may either submit written comments to the City Council before the hearing or may appear and be heard before the City Council at the time of the hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk at 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562 and by email at [email protected]. Written comments may also be submitted at the public hearing. If you challenge the City’s action on this amendment in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council prior to the public hearing.

 /s/ Cristal McDonald, City Clerk

 Dated: June 5, 2023
Published: June 9, 2023

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