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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Passport Acceptance Facility Experiencing Extremely High Demand

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Passport appointments are booked approximately one month out at this time due to high demand.

Passport appointments are booked approximately one month out at this time due to high demand. We apologize for any inconvenience.   

Other local facilities include:

USPS Santa Margarita Retail Store

Mission Viejo Library

Lake Forest City Cle...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Spring Community Living Magazine

Spring 19 CLM Cover

Check out the latest edition of our Community Living Magazine! Class registration begins Tuesday, February 19th and Summer Camp registration begins Monday, April 1st.

The Community Services Department strives to offer the residents of Rancho Santa Margarita the highest quality recreation classes, special events, senior services, facility accommodations, and customer service. We are committed to facilitating activities ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Support Services for Veterans

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4 the Fallen presents 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Tijeras Creek Golf Club

4 the Fallen invites the community's participation at their 3rd Annual Orange County Golf Tournament at Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita. Registration is now open for golfers and sponsors, and the organization is seeking sponsors big or s...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

City Council Approves Splash Pad Project

01-23-19 Splash Pad Award

It’s Official - Splash Pad coming to Central Park!

The Rancho Santa Margarita City Council approved a design contract award for the first -ever splash pad recreation feature in the city at its regular meeting on January 23, 2019.

David Volz Design Landscape Architects, Inc. will submit designs for City Cou...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Income Tax Preparation Assistance

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If your household income was less than $60,000 in 2018, you may be eligible to file your taxes for free. Assistance is available by appointment in Rancho Santa Margarita.

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is now into its 5th year in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. Tax preparation is done for lower-income individuals (threshold $60,000) under the auspices of the United Way of Orange County and the Inter...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Employee of the Year

City Manager Cervantez, City Public Works Superintendent Gregory

Public Works Superintendent selected by peers for annual recognition.

Public Works Superintendent Terry Gregory has been named 2018 Employee of the Year by a vote of his colleagues, who describe him as a kind, dependable and thorough hard-worker. Terry has been with the City since 2017 and quickly became an invaluable membe...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

City Council selects Holloway to serve as Mayor, McGirr as Mayor Pro Tempore

Council members Holloway and McGirr

The City Council on Wednesday, December 12th elected Jerry Holloway to serve as Mayor and Brad McGirr to serve as Mayor Pro Tempore.

Rancho Santa Margarita voters re-elected Council Members Jerry Holloway and Brad McGirr, and elected former Planning Commissioner Anne Figueroa to office on November 6, 2018. They took the Oath of Office at the meeting of December 12, 2018.

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Christopoulos elected to Chair Planning Commission, McQuaid to serve as Vice Chair

RSM Planning Commission

At its regular meeting of January 2, 2019, the Rancho Santa Margarita Planning Commission welcomed Blaine J. Nelson and Kristen Camuglia to the dias. They join John Christopoulos, Jim Eakin, and Mark McQuaid to perform commission duties in 2019. The Plann...

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