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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Notice of Construction - Melinda Median Extension Project

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The City of Rancho Santa Margarita and its contractor, I.E. General Engineering, will begin construction of the Melinda Median Extension Project on September 22, 2021.

The Melinda Median Extension construction project includes removing the plain concrete median located immediately south of Paseo Alegria and replacing it with a decorative raised median. 

Construction hours will be Monday through Friday, from 8:00...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Paint Recycling Drop-Off Event

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Paint Recycling Drop-Off Event
Saturday, October 16, 2021
City Hall Parking Lot - 22112 El Paseo
Registration Required

Advance registration is required: Register for this event at https://paintrancho-santa-margarita.eventbrite.com.

Space is limited. If you are unable to register online, call (855) PAINT09.

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Rancho Family Fest returns in October

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Hosted by the RSM Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the City of Rancho Santa Margarita and SAMLARC, Rancho Family Fest is Saturday, October 9th from 12 noon to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 10th from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. in Central Park

This extremely popular event, hosted by the RSM Chamber of Commerce, with cooperation from the City of Rancho Santa Margarita and SAMLARC, will be held at RSM Central Park on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 12 noon to 10:00  p.m. and Sunday, Octo...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Utility Project Update - Edison Construction continues on Santa Margarita Parkway

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Southern California Edison (SCE) continues to perform work on Santa Margarita Parkway. This project will upgrade their distribution infrastructure for City residents. Traffic delays are anticipated to continue overnights through mid-September.

Southern California Edison (SCE) is performing an Electrical Systems Upgrade on Santa Margarita Parkway (SMP). SCE contractors are working on trenching across SMP to connect to an existing vault. The work is being performed at night due to the severity of...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Police Services Front Lobby Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

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The Rancho Santa Margarita Police Services lobby is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Police Services for the City of Rancho Santa Margarita are provided by contract with the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD). The Sheriff's Department is responsible for protecting citizens, the enforcement of laws, and crime prevention. 

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Rancho Santa Margarita Finance Department Wins GFOA Award

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This is the City’s 20th consecutive award since incorporating in 2000.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has once again awarded the City of Rancho Santa Margarita the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The City of Rancho Santa Margarita was judged on its comprehensive annual fi...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Next E-Waste & Document Shredding Service set for October 2, 2021

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Mark your calendar for the fall electronic waste and recycling opportunity.

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita’s next electronic waste disposal and document shredding event will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot of City Hall. 

Safely and responsibly dispose ...

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