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By Will Fritz

Murrieta City Council re-approves special district fees


Last updated 7/12/2018 at 5:44pm

Murrieta City Council re-approved its existing fees for fire, community services, landscape and lighting districts at its July 3 meeting.

Residents and businesses will continue to pay assessments for the Murrieta Fire District, Community Services District and Landscape and Lighting District, all of which are subsidiaries of the city.

A “standby fee” for fire services has been in place unchanged since it was first approved by the Fire District in 1981. It has been re-approved by the city council each year since 1993.

The fee is fixed at $40 for a single-family home and grows proportional...

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Reader Comments

tomsuttle writes:

I once knew a town with similar financial strains, and aspirations. Montclair California was a city, like Murrieta, which had taken full control and responsibility for its own fire department. That was in early 1967. Finances were tight, and worrisome. Then, the city became home to a brand new major freeway-fronting (the all important factor) mall, the Montclair Plaza. That mall put Montclair, a very simple town, on the path to perpetual financial well being. Tax increases were unnecessary.


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