Current Winter Weather Placing Strong Demands on Natural Gas Use
The Southern California Gas Company is encouraging conservation because of a potential shortage of natural gas throughout the Southern California service territory. At this time, there is no immediate threat of curtailment however the following conservation steps are encouraged:
- Lower your thermostat by three to five degrees (health permitting).
- Limit use of non-essential gas appliances such as fireplaces and spas.
- Reduce your water heating usage: use less hot water, turn down the water heather thermostat or insulate your water heater.
- Go to http://www.vcstar.com/news/ for additional information and conservation suggestions.
Free Family Event at the RSM Civic Plaza and Central Park
Join neighbors and friends at the "Celebrating Family & Friends" alcohol-free annual event that will include games, visual arts, music, inflatables and live entertainment. Entertainment will include well known Magician Mark Gibson who will perform at 5:00 p.m. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally, the local band "The 5150's" will rock the park all night long and Spanish dancers from Grupo Folklorico Los Sonadores will entertain in the Bell Tower Regional Community Center. Eat dinner at the specialty Food Trucks and food booths where popular menu items will be available.
For additional information, go to the Community Services Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rsmcommunitycenter or call Community Services staff at (949) 216-9700.
The OCTA Needs Your Help
Assist the Orange County Transportation Authority with the development of a Long Range Transportaiton Plan. The plan will be used as Orange County's input into the Southern California Association of Government's Regional Transportation Plan. You can help by filling out the online questionaire and provide your priorities for Orange County's transportation systems. Access the questionaire at octa.net/lrtp.
Questions? Contact Kelley Jiminez at email@example.com or (714) 560-5421 for more information.
Great News for Small Businesses - No Charge Consulting Services
California SBDC of Orange County is an economic development program of Rancho Santiago Community College District partially supported by the U.S. Small Business Adminsitration, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and California State University Fullerton. Through this collaboration, free small business training is available. Whether you are expanding your business or launching a successful start-up, the Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is availabe to help you advance to the next stage of success by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with expert consulting, effective training and access to resources. Contact SBDC at www.ocsbdc.org or call 714-564-5200.
Find Key Demographic Information and Commercial/Retail Space Quickly and Efficiently
New and improved information has been uploaded on the City's website, making the search for key demographic information, as well as commercial/retail space available for lease, much easier. Through two new software programs, "City Demographics" and "Commercial Space Available," the Development Services Department is providing access to important data that will assist commercial brokers nationwide, developers, businesses, and potential residents.
"City Demographics" is an easy to use program that allows the user to access population counts and other demographic information; household trends; general employment information; city maps; development opportunities and economic indicators.
"Commercial Space Available" is a program that identifies available commercial space in the City that can assist businesses that would like to locate to the City of Rancho Santa Margarita, as well as existing businesses that would like to stay in the City. Office, industrial and retail availability information is provided.
For more information, contact Nate Farnsworth, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Perfect Venue For Your Next Celebration
The holiday season is fast approaching and whether you
are planning a formal holiday gala or an employee luncheon, the Grand Ballroom at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center is an exceptional room complete with hardwood floors and chandeliers. The ballroom may be sub-divided to accommodate smaller functions as well. To enhance your event, the ballroom has an integrated sound system with full audiovisual capabilities and multiple electronic projection screens. Immediately adjacent to the Grand Ballroom is a full service caterer's kitchen with state of the art appliances. The kitchen can be added to any ballroom rental for an additional fee.
For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (949) 216-9700.
The Annual State of the City Speech will be replayed in its entirety on November 6th, November 7th and November 8th at 7:00 pm on Cox Channel 30 (analog) and Channel 850 (digital). Additionally, the State of the City will be on Cox3 Demand (Channel 2636) from November 11, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
The State of the City is also available on the City's YouTube site at http://www.youtube.com/user/CityofRSM.
Beautification Project On Track and Will Be Completed by Early December
The beautification project that includes tree removal and replacement in the City Hall and Bell Tower Regional Community Center parking lots began on Thursday, November 14, and will be completed by early December. The project is phased to minimize impacts during business hours at the City Hall and Bell Tower Regional Community Center. Pedestrian access points for both buildings will be maintained at all times. Handicap accessible parking stalls will be maintained in both parking lots at all times for the duration of the project.For more information about the project please contact the Public Works Department at 949.635.1800, extension 6507.
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RSM has joined Orange County's regional emergency notification system.