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Quite the opposite; teaming up with someone else gives you access to time-saving carpool lanes. On average, Southland commuters using carpool lanes shave 36 minutes a day from the drive... a full 1/3 of their total commute time. That more than makes up for the few minutes it might take to meet with your fellow passengers. The farther your commute, the more time you’ll save. And, to get an idea of the money savings you may experience, use the
Some people like the regularity and cost-savings of carpooling on a daily basis, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way to go. You can set up a carpool to operate any way that works for you and your carpool partner(s). Perhaps you’ll carpool Monday through Thursday and leave Fridays open. Even setting up a once-or-twice-a-week carpool is better than driving solo all the time. For more information, please visit the
The more people in your carpool, the less you’ll pay for gas and the less often you’ll have to drive. It also means a bit more coordination making sure everyone arrives and is ready to go. People with consistent schedules do very well with 3 or 4-person pools. If you need more flexibility, a carpool with 1 other person may be more your speed. For more information, please visit the
The City has a three-prong approach to dealing with homelessness that focuses on Collaboration, Coordination, and Communication:
We Collaborate with partner organizations like Community Mission of Hope and Temecula Community Pantry to provide services and a path to self-sufficiency to those who are currently in need.
We Coordinate with law enforcement, City staff, and other agencies to provide a continual, visible, and physical presence to deter illegal activity.
We Communicate with residents and businesses to educate the public about well-intentioned actions which may unintentionally contribute to unwanted or illegal behaviors which negatively impact quality of life in our City. At all stages, the City leverages strategic partnerships with established agencies, consistent with our commitment to fiscal responsibility.
The causes of homelessness are many and complex, and include large-scale socioeconomic factors as well as personal risk factors including mental illness, disability, and lack of a family or social network. In our work with other organizations, we have identified four broad categories of at-risk individuals:
1.Those who desire assistance in regaining self-sufficiency
2.Those who suffer from mental illness or other conditions which inhibit reasoning skills
3.Those who refuse help and choose to lawfully live outdoors
4.Those who refuse help and may be engaging in unlawful activity The City directs its efforts at providing resources to those who are willing to accept help, partnering with regional organizations to address the causes of homelessness, and deterring unwanted behaviors.
Panhandling is not inherently illegal. The City encourages residents to respond to panhandlers with a respectful but firm “No.” All of our partner organizations as well as law enforcement concur that giving money to panhandlers does more harm than good, and may encourage panhandling and support illegal activity including drug use. Responsible options for generosity include volunteering with or donating to any of the local organizations which work to solve homelessness in our community. If the panhandler is aggressive and you feel threatened, then call 911. You may also dial 211 or visit www.connectriverside.org for additional resources for helping those in need, including information about Community Mission of Hope and other front-lines relief organizations.
For more information about the Responsible Compassion Program please visit our website: www.responsiblecompassion.org
Since 911 is for emergencies only, it helps to understand when to call and when NOT to call. An emergency is any serious situation where a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or emergency medical help is needed right away. If you are ever unsure of whether your situation is an emergency, go ahead and call 9-1-1. The 9-1-1 call taker can determine if you need emergency assistance and can route you to the correct location.
Examples of when to call 911:
Do NOT Call 911:
Do you have usable items that you want to get rid of or could you use free or low cost surplus or used functional items? CalMAX is prepared and updated by the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Individuals and organizations can post items needed and usable items that are no longer needed. Items are listed by counties and provided via the internet. To learn more about this FREE service call (877) 520-9703 or visit CalMAX.
Beginning July 1, 2012, Assembly Bill 341 [AB341] requires all businesses in California that generate four or more cubic yards of waste per week to recycle. In an effort to assist you with this new law, our contracted hauler (CR&R Environmental Services), offers a wide variety of recycling services. Please visit their website at www.crrwasteservices.com for further information. Information about California’s new business recycling requirement is available from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) at https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/
Contact CR&R at 1-800-755-8112
For more information on holiday pick-up schedules please visit:
Beginning April 1, 2016, Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) requires all businesses in California that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste per week and multi-family residential dwellings of 5 or more units to arrange for recycling services of organic waste.
This new law phases in the mandatory recycling of commercial organics over time, such that by January 1, 2019, a business that generates 4 or more cubic yards of organic waste per week must arrange for recycling services of organic wastes. Organic waste consists of food waste, landscape waste, nonhazardous wood waste, and food soiled paper waste that is mixed with food waste.
To assist with the implementation of this new requirement, CR&R has prepared an Organic Waste Fact Sheet, which includes an overview of AB 1826 and a self-assessment guide to help identify when a business or multi-family facility may need to establish organic waste services. Please contact CR&R at 1-800-755-8112, or visit their website at www.crrwasteservices.com for further information.
In September 2016, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) establishing methane emissions reduction targets in a statewide effort to reduce methane emissions. Methane gas is created in landfills when organic waste naturally decomposes. In accordance with this law, all local jurisdictions must provide recycling and organics waste collection services to all residential and commercial generators by January 1, 2022. This will help divert organic materials from landfills. If you have not done so already, please reach out to CR&R, the City’s waste hauler, to sign up for collection services.
In addition to organics recycling collection programs, SB 1383 regulations also require businesses to minimize throwing out “edible food” by requiring the implementation of an Edible Food Program.
Starting January 1, 2022: All Tier One edible food generators will need to either sign up for organics recycling services or donate their food waste to a food bank or non-profit charitable organization. Tier One generators include supermarkets, grocery stores, food service providers, food distributors, and wholesale food vendors.
Starting January 1, 2024: All Tier Two edible food generators will need to either sign up for organics recycling services or donate their food waste to a food bank or a non-profit charitable organization. Tier Two generators include restaurants, hotels, health facilities, large venues, large events, state agencies, and local education agencies.
For more information on SB 1383, please visit calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/
Assembly Bill 827 (AB 827) amended existing California statute, namely the Mandatory Commercial Recycling (MCR) and Mandatory Commercial Recycling Organics (MORe) laws. Effective July 1, 2020, MORe-covered businesses must provide organics recycling containers to collect products purchased and consumed by customers on the premises. These containers must be placed adjacent to trash containers and be visible, easily accessible, and clearly marked. This law targets businesses that sell products meant for immediate consumption. If a business does not sell any of the organic materials for immediate consumption on the premises, then the business does not have to provide an organics container in all areas where disposal containers are provided for customers. Click the link for more information on Customer Access to Recycling (AB 827).
No. Coyotes are considered non-game wildlife with no special protections (FG 4150).
Yes. However, it is best to leave trapping up to the trained professional. You are not required to procure a trapping license, but you are required to abide by regulations set forth in the Use of Traps T-14 CCR 465.5.
The trapper must be currently licensed with the CDFW (passing a certified trapping examination). Hired trappers must follow all rules and regulations set forth in T-14 CCR 465.5 and FG 4005.
Yes, as long as they are doing so on HOA owned land or with property owner permission.
No, unless authorized for a specific research purpose.
No. Coyotes that are legal to trap must be immediately put to death or released. Relocating a problem coyote is not an option because it only moves the problem to someone else’s neighborhood. It is also not sound wildlife management practice due to potential disease transfer and disrupting the ecosystem, potentially causing an imbalance in the predator-prey cycle.
No. Hazing, otherwise known as “Aversive Conditioning,” is a process used to teach the coyote to fear humans. It is a good thing in that its intent is to save the animal’s life. When coyotes become too habituated, and lose their natural fear of humans, they can become a threat to public safety. Basically, “A Fed Coyote is a Dead Coyote”. Some urban coyotes become comfortable in close proximity to people. To safely coexist it’s important to modify this behavior. Urban coyote behavior needs to be reshaped to encourage coyotes to avoid contact with humans and pets. Hazing is the process that facilitates this change and is by necessity a community response to encounters with coyotes. Hazing employs immediate use of deterrents to move an animal out of an area or discourage undesirable behavior or activity. Deterrents include loud noises, spraying water, bright lights, throwing objects and shouting. Hazing does not harm or damage animals, humans or property. Behavioral change also involves human activities such as how to identify and remove attractants and how to responsibly protect pets.
Intentionally or unintentionally providing food for coyotes causes the coyote to lose their fear of humans and become habituated. This leads to changing the coyote’s feeding behavior causing them to become dependent on humans for food; increasing habituation, leading the coyote to its eventual death.
Urban coyotes have developed a different lifestyle from coyotes in rural environments. Cities support larger populations of animals in close proximity to people for the following reasons: 1) Increased access to food. People provide easy access to large supplies of food by leaving pet food, bird seed, unsecure compost or trash and fallen fruits in yards. Unintentional and intentional feeding of coyotes encourages bold behavior and increases aggression towards people and pets. Intentional feeding makes people a target source of food. 2) Increased access to water. Year-round water supplies in cities from man-made ponds, lakes, flood control channels, pet water dishes, pools, fountains etc. increase water for prey animals and coyotes. 3) Increased potential shelter. Parks, golf courses, buildings, vehicles, sheds, decks, crawl spaces, overgrown vegetation, among others increase the amount and variability of coyote shelters. Steps must be taken to address: safety concerns, misconceptions, and appropriate responses to potential threats to human safety. Coyotes can easily remain close to people, pets, homes and businesses without detection. 4) Increased exposure to people. Regular interaction between coyotes and people without negative consequences encourages habituation or increases comfort levels with human contact. People are, or may be, disregarded as a source of danger. 5) Increased exposure to pets. Pets are a normal part of an urban landscape. To urban coyotes they are considered other animals in their habitat. Pets can be considered, potential prey, or a potential competitor in coyote territory.
While the CDFW is NOT a wildlife rehabilitator, they recognize the value of rehabilitative care for individual wild animals. The CDFW works with interested agencies and organizations - volunteer and otherwise - to ensure high quality practices in the rehabilitation of sick, injured, orphaned, or displaced California wildlife.
The information was sourced from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (https://wildlife.ca.gov/Keep-Me-Wild/Coyote).
The Book Friend Program created by the Friends of the Temecula Libraries offers a great way to honor or remember a person or event important to you or your family. Visit the Temecula Public library or the Friends of the Temecula Libraries’ bookstore to pick up the
Riverside County's Backyard Composting Program has been developed to aid the residents of Riverside County in composting their organic material, into a useful product and keep more waste out of our landfills. Check the above link for more information about the Master Composting Program and for workshop locations and schedule. For more information please visit:
Do you have usable items that you want to get rid of or could you use free or low cost surplus or used functional items? CalMAX is prepared and updated by the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Individuals and organizations can post items needed and usable items that are no longer needed. Items are listed by counties and provided via the internet. To learn more about this FREE service call (877) 520-9703 or visit:
Black = TrashBlue or Grey = RecyclingGreen = Green WasteFor more information please visit: CR&R Residential Services
Please review our Household Hazardous Waste document (PDF) to learn more about the proper disposal of household hazardous waste.
Please do not place these items in the recycling cart StyrofoamPlastic bagsOrganics (yard/food waste) Construction wasteElectronicsHousehold hazardous waste (cleaners, pesticides, paints, light bulbs, medications, etc.)
The California Integrated Waste Management Act (CIWMA) of 1989 mandates that all cities and counties in California reduce solid waste disposed at landfills generated within their jurisdictions by 50%. Cities and Counties that do not meet the State goals may be fined up to $10,000 per day.
The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources manages backyard composting programs, waste education, and the household hazardous waste events for all county residents.
Parking will be available in the Old Town Garage in Old Town Temecula.
Parking will be available in the Old Town Garage located at 28690 Mercedes Street,.
Currently, shuttles are not scheduled for the 2023 Temecula Rod Run.
We recommend being picked up or dropped off behind the Stampede parking lot on 1st Street.
This event is free and open to the public. Participants who wish to cruise and be in the show must pay the fee.
Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th 2023.
Yes, reserved parking was well received and will continue to be a part of the Temecula Rod Run.
Check-in will be located at the “Welcome Center” located at 28690 Mercedes St. Hours of operation are 8am-7pm on Thursday, May 4th & Friday, May 5th and 5am-8am on Saturday, May 6th.
Yes, we will accept cars made in 1980 & older.
Handicap Parking is available just outside the Old Town Parking Garage.
Any operating vehicle 1980 and older.
The City will provide up to $10,000 in CDBG grant funds to eligible businesses.
The City will use a lottery to select businesses to receive the grant in providing grants, if it receives more applications than there is funding.
If additional funding for this program is made available, eligible businesses not receiving funds in the first round will be given priority in the second round. Those businesses which were funded in the first round will not be eligible to receive funding in the second round.
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No, businesses may only submit an application for one of the Temecula Assist programs.
Applications will be accepted from May 26, 2020 through June 9, 2020 at 5 pm via the City’s website TemeculaCA.gov/TemeculaAssist. Applicants may also mail their applications to:
City of Temecula
Temecula Assist: Rent Recovery and Job Retention
Attn: Lynn Kelly-Lehner
41000 Main Street
Temecula, CA 92590
Please note that City Hall is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mailed applications must be received by 5 pm by Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Hand delivered applications cannot be accepted at this time. Email submissions will not be accepted. Questions about this program can be emailed to email@example.com.
Grants may only be used for rent, mortgage, or payroll related expenses incurred on or after June 9, 2020.
Following selection in the lottery, the business will need to confirm program eligibility as set forth in the program guidelines. The business will also need to provide demographic and socioeconomic data for Federal program reporting and documentation.
If during the application review, the application is deemed to be incomplete or lacking adequate detail, the City will provide one week for the business to complete the application before considering the business ineligible.
The business owner must demonstrate that the CDBG funding will be used for different purposes than were provided by the other funding source or that the other funding source was insufficient to meet the existing or current needs.
Yes. This is a requirement of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Application materials are subject to public disclosure, except that personal and financial information will be withheld from disclosure to protect the privacy of the applicants. The information will only be viewed by the City’s program employees and consultants directly working with the grant review process and possibly by a HUD auditor.
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A vanpool is a group of 7 to 15 people who commute together on a regular basis in a van. Usually, 1 person drives and maintains the van while riders pay a monthly fare. Companies sometimes own and operate vanpools, offering employees the chance to ride at a reduced rate as a “perk.” Others are organized and run by a pool of individual commuters.
Do you commute a long distance (at least 15 miles 1 way)? Is your work schedule consistent, or does it have the potential to be? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for vanpooling.
Riders pay a monthly fare based on the cost of the vanpool commute. Fares vary depending on the type of van, features, commute distance, number of riders, and so on. The average cost for most vanpools is $70-$120 per person a month.
To reduce the number of pick-ups and drop-offs, and therefore ensure that everyone gets to work and home as speedily as possible, most vanpoolers choose to meet at Park and Ride lots. A typical vanpool may make anywhere from 1 - 3 stops at Park and Ride lots or other agreed-upon locations along the way.
Your monthly fare reserves your seat whether you use it or not. If you’ll be gone for an extended amount of time, most vanpools allow you to temporarily “sublet” your seat to another rider. Remember, even if you miss a day here or there, vanpooling is still a bargain compared to driving alone.
Most vanpools set a standard waiting period, such as 5 - 7 minutes, that the van will remain at a designated stop. Many vanpoolers say that they’re actually grateful that vanpooling allows them to leave work on time.
Most vanpools have established rules that cover such ground as whether smoking is okay, if they’re going to play the radio, how long they’ll wait for a tardy rider and so on. The driver or vanpool coordinator sets some policies; others may be up for a “vote” by riders.
Not only can you save thousands of dollars a year on gas and other commuting costs, you may also be able to save time by traveling in a carpool lane. Some vanpoolers qualify for special perks at the work site such as preferred parking, prize drawings, subsidies and more. And just think how relaxed you’ll be leaving the driving to someone else! It’s no wonder that 98% of vanpoolers say they’d recommend vanpooling to a friend or co-worker.
If you received an Abatement Notice and you no longer own the property listed, please contact the Code Enforcement Division at 951-302-4144. Property owner information is provided to the City by the Riverside County Assessor’s Office and notices are sent to the Owner of Record listed on the last county assessment roll.
To change property owner information, contact the Riverside County Assessor’s Office at 951-955-6200.
As the current owner of record, you are still legally responsible to comply with all local ordinances. Contact Code Enforcement with your updated information.
Property owners must maintain the easements within their parcel boundaries.
Your property could be subject to fines, forced abatement, and liens placed on the Riverside County tax roll. It is more cost effective for you to hire your own contractor to complete weed abatement.
The price for City abatements are set by a contract agreement and will include additional administrative fees. By hiring your own contractor, you can reduce your costs.
Yes. It is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain abatement throughout the year and especially during Fire Season (Typically from April through November).
No. Open burning for fire clearance is not allowed by the Air Quality Management District and the Fire Department.
Using a reputable internet search engine is one way to find a weed abatement contractor. You may also reference a public contractor list maintained by the County of Riverside at the following link. Please note that this list is not an endorsement by the County of Riverside or City of Temecula in any manner and is only presented as a public convenience.