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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Slated for City's Gateway Monument

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. for the City's beautification project, located at the intersection of Santa Margarita and Alicia Parkways.  Part of the Gateway Improvement Project, the monument will be officially dedicated to the residents of Rancho Santa Margarita as part of the City's 15-year anniversary celebration.

Click here to view invitation

Veterans Day Recognition
Veterans to be Honored by City Council
Thursday, November 12
6:00 p.m.
Rancho Santa Margarita Civic Center

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita invites veterans and their families to a reception at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

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Nominate an Individual or Business for City Council Recognition

Outstanding Volunteer Awards
In conjunction with the 15th anniversary celebration, the City will honor residents and not-for-profit organizations for their good deeds or community service with a special award from the City Council.
Nomination forms are available at here and are accepted at City Hall or electronically through October 30, 2015.

Outstanding Business Award
A RSM Business of the Year will be selected to be honored by the City Council in recognition of 15 years as a business friendly community; nomination forms are available at here and are accepted at City Hall or electronically through October 30, 2015.

FREE Electronic Waste and Document Shredding Event

Saturday, October 24
8:00 a.m. - Noon

City Hall Parking Lot
22112 El Paseo, RSM 92688

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita will be hosting an e-waste recycling and document shredding event in conjunction with SAMLARC's "Haul in the Fall" event on Saturday, October 24, 8am-12pm in the City Hall parking lot.

Safely and responsibly dispose of electronic waste (no batteries or appliances, please) at this free collection event.  Click here for details.

Free "Senior Scam Stopper" Presentation
The community is invited to an informative presentation designed to protect seniors from scams on Friday, October 16 in neighboring Mission Viejo.

The “Senior Scam Stopper” presentation is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.

Guests will learn how to protect themselves and family members from predatory scams. The presentation will cover different scams and offer tips so people will not fall victim to fraud.

For more information and to RSVP, contact the office of Senator Patricia Bates at 949-598-5850 or email senator.bates@senate.ca.gov.

Click here for event flyer.

City of Rancho Santa Margarita on YouTube

Looking for information about the City's many programs and services? Check out RSM on YouTube for a variety of informational videos that feature our fair City. The most recent upload is a segment on the ZeroTrash RSM initiative, produced by Cox Communications as a part of their Civic Connection series.  Click here to become a subscriber.

Lock It or Lose It

Rancho Santa Margarita is recognized annually as one of the safest cities in the State of California and throughout the nation.  FBI crime statistics assure us that we live in a secure and safe environment. Criminals might look at a community such as RSM and hope to capitalize on us "letting our guard down."  By working together and taking simple steps toward increased crime prevention efforts, we can send a strong message that RSM is vigilant in maintaining the safety and security of our neighborhoods.

Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies serving Rancho Santa Margarita report an increase in the number of thefts from unlocked vehicles throughout the city over the past several weeks. The vast majority of these thefts are the result of people leaving their car doors unlocked or leaving items of value in the car where would-be thieves can easily spot them. Nobody wants to be a victim of crime, but if you leave your purse, computer, tools or other valuable items in your auto, you’re increasing the risk that you will become a theft-from-vehicle victim. The message- if thieves can see it, they will steal it.

HERO Financing Program now available to RSM Property Owners.

The HERO Financing Program, which is the largest energy efficient financing program in the nation, is now available to homeowners in RSM. The HERO Program is a local government approved program which empowers homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient by providing low cost, tax deductible financing for a wide range of home improvement projects.

More than 150,000 products for energy and water efficient improvements are available to property owners through the HERO Program. Among the most popular upgrade projects are whole-home heating and cooling (HVAC), solar power panel installations, energy-saving windows, roofing and insulation. Property owners may be eligible to borrow up to 15% of the property value and repay the loan over 5, 10, 15 or 20 years through an assessment on their property tax bill. The HERO Program differs from traditional consumer financing; approvals are based on a homeowner’s equity rather than household income or FICO scores.


Graffiti Removal

Are you concerned about graffiti?

The Public Works Department can assist with removal. 
Please report graffiti to the City's Graffiti Hotline at (949) 635-1825.

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