Menifee Matters - Fall/Winter 2020/2021
The transition into fall marks a time to reflect on what we have to be grateful for. As the season begins to turn, the transformation the City of Menifee has made during the COVID-19 pandemic is at the forefront of our minds.
We’ve watched the City shift, change and adapt to meet the needs of our community. I am so proud of our first responders, residents, and City staff for coming together in new ways to solve issues during a time of social distancing and uncertainty.
In this issue, you’ll read about many ways the City is redefining service in our community. From the ‘Menifee Cares’ program (page 3) that is boosting local businesses with grants and a variety of economic recovery resources to outdoor dining options that have allowed restaurants and personal care services to remain open and operate adjacent to their businesses outside (page 3) – I am humbled by the support of our residents and business owners to keep our local businesses afloat in such trying times. The City is encouraging residents to shop local and conveying the importance of supporting community businesses through our “Menifee Forward” initiative that helps connect residents with small businesses and provides job opportunity information to local businesses (page 3).
The health and safety of the community continues to be our top priority, and that’s why we’ve created a variety of virtual City offerings. While City Hall prepares for reopening to the public on September 28, there are plenty of ways to stay in touch and remain in touch during modified public hours (page 4). Whether it’s watching our virtual City Council meetings, downloading our Menifee mobile app to report issues and service requests, obtaining a business license or permit online, paying a bill, or talking to the front counter, we’ve got you covered.
This season, please join us for a drive-in movie, plan a visit to the Farmers Market (page 13) or explore a variety of virtual fitness, cooking, dance and nutrition classes that are sure to spice up your free time.
Here’s to continuing to keep our community safe and strong.