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Free Admission: Happy Birthday RSM New Year's Eve Celebration!
December 18, 2014  Join neighbors and friends on Wednesday, December 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at RSM Civic Plaza and Central Park at the "Celebrating Family & Friends"  event that will include games, visual arts, music, inflatables and live entertainment, featuring:
  • The 5150's  - Live classic rock band
  • Mark Gibson, Master Magician*
  • Troy Ritchie of The Voice - live on stage
  • RSM Intermediate School Jazz Ensemble
  • Dance Party with DJ Jerry

Specialty Food Trucks and food booths will feature popular menu items for sale.  Face-painting, games, activities and inflatables available at a nominal fee.

*Seating for magic show is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"Like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rsmcommunitycenter or call Community Services staff at (949) 216-9700 for more information.

City Council Reorganization
December 11, 2014 

At the December 10, 2014 City Council meeting, the City Council elected Bradley J. McGirr to serve as Mayor and L. Anthony Beall to serve as Mayor Pro Tempore.  Outgoing Mayor Carol Gamble was recognized for her distinguished service during her 2014 term, and newly elected City Council Members Jerry Holloway and Mike Vaughn were sworn into office by William P. Brough, 73rd District Assemblymember.  To read more on the newly elected Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore, click here:

Happy Birthday Rancho Santa Margarita!
December 2, 2014  The City of Rancho Santa Margarita will celebrate its fifteenth year of incorporation at the annual "Celebrating Family and Friends" New Year's Eve community gathering.

"Celebrating Family & Friends" is an alcohol-free, family friendly New Year's Eve community festival featuring games, visual arts, music, inflatables, and interactive art activities. The event takes place at the Rancho Santa Margarita Civic Plaza and Central Park from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

"As a founding member of the Cityhood Committee, it is an honor for me to serve as Mayor as we celebrate this milestone of 15 years as the City of Rancho Santa Margarita," said Mayor Carol Gamble of the occasion. "This is an event that truly engages people of all ages and I am delighted each year to join friends and families on this special evening to celebrate our community and the arts."

Live entertainment is one of the hallmarks of the event and will include local rockers the 5150's, magician Mark Gibson, roving entertainers, and more.

Magic man Mark Gibson will take the stage at 5:00 p.m. Seats are limited and available on first come first serve basis. The first 50 in attendance to the Magic Show will receive a complimentary voucher for unlimited use on all inflatable attractions.

Gourmet food trucks and specialty food booths will offer a wide variety of culinary choices, ranging from snacks and appetizers to dinner and desserts.

For more event information, including booth and sponsorship opportunities,  call Rancho Santa Margarita's Community Services Department at (949) 216-9700.

Bright Lights, Safe City! Report Malfunctioning or Damaged Streetlights
November 18, 2014  Streetlights provide greater visibility and safety for motorists, pedestrians and law enforcement officials and are an essential component of ensuring public safety, especially as we move in to the winter months of early sunset and limited visibility in the late afternoon and evening hours.

Southern California Edison (SCE) owns and maintains most of the street lights in Rancho Santa Margarita. Any requests for repairs and/or maintenance of street lighting (such as an outage) should be directed to SCE to expedite the repair. The link below will direct you to SCE's online request form and will also allow you to track the status of your request. You may also contact SCE directly at 800.611.1911.

Click here to submit an online SCE Street Light Outage form. For additional questions, feel free to contact the Public Works Department at 949.635.1800.

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