Caltrans says no to 45 mph on Hwy. 16

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Despite requests from community organizations, the state Department of Transportation says it won’t reduce the Highway 16 speed limit from 55 to 45 mph in the Rancho Murieta area. Nonetheless, county Supervisor Sue Frost says she will look into an appeal of the decision or legislation to make it happen. Read more » Read more » about Caltrans says no to 45 mph on Hwy. 16

Effort to buy undeveloped land is dead

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The six-month-long community effort to buy undeveloped land and the Country Club property has ended, the Rancho Murieta Association board said in a brief announcement Tuesday night. Read more » Read more » about Effort to buy undeveloped land is dead

RMA meeting this week; CSD is delayed

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The Rancho Murieta Association holds its monthly board of directors meeting Tuesday at the RMA Building. The open session begins at 6:30 p.m. Action items include a board member social media policy. Read more » Read more » about RMA meeting this week; CSD is delayed

The challenges facing Security in the future

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Report looks at Security powers, funding and cameras
Murietans need to better understand the limitations of Security’s powers, a much-delayed report tells the Community Services District. The report recommends a strategy for a security camera network that has CSD setting system standards for the rest of the participants, and the report worries that rapid growth could leave Security without the budget needed to keep up. Read more »

By the numbers: How we feel about security issues
Ninety-four percent of Murietans responding to a survey say they feel at least somewhat safe in the community. Almost 75 percent of us say we understand Security officers don’t have the power to arrest or investigate, but 48 percent say we expect Security to use deadly force to protect us. And 54 percent say Security officers should have police powers. Read more » Read more » about The challenges facing Security in the future

Numbers: How we feel about Security issues

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Download a PDF file of the survey results
Download a PDF file of the publicly released report

Ninety-four percent of Murietans responding to a survey say they feel at least somewhat safe in the community. Almost 75 percent of us say we understand Security officers don’t have the power to arrest or investigate, but 48 percent say we expect Security to use deadly force to protect us. And 54 percent say Security officers should have police powers. Read more » about Numbers: How we feel about Security issues

CSD panel: 'Not in animal control business'

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The Community Services District’s Security Committee – which includes two of the CSD’s five directors – was clear Thursday afternoon: It’s not interested in continuing the longtime practice of handling wild animals and pets in the community. Read more » Read more » about CSD panel: 'Not in animal control business'

CSD bill set to increase about 3%

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The Community Services District board approved a notice for proposed rate increases and backed a 45-mph speed limit on Jackson Road at its meeting last week. Read more » Read more » about CSD bill set to increase about 3%

Parks Committee sends trail plan to county

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RMA General Manager Greg Vorster, left, and CSD President Mark Pecotich explain the proposed trail system to the 20 Murietans attending the Parks Committee meeting. (Click photo for larger image.)

The community’s Parks Committee voted Thursday to send the county a development trails map endorsed by the Rancho Murieta Association and the Community Services District. The RMA and CSD representatives voted yes on the map; development representatives abstained from voting. Read more » Read more » about Parks Committee sends trail plan to county

New fish stocking to help Laguna Joaquin

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The ongoing rehabilitation of Laguna Joaquin continued Thursday as bluegill and bass were added to the lake. The Community Services District funded this addition of 250 of each species after hundreds of fish were killed there last August, likely due to CSD use of chemicals to treat algae. Larry Shelton, a Rancho Murieta Association director who has been instrumental in the ongoing Laguna Joaquin effort, said the fish added this week will spawn when the water temperature rises another 5 or 10 degrees. About 500 catfish were added to the lake last October. Read more » about New fish stocking to help Laguna Joaquin

CSD suspends Security's handling of animals

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Rancho Murieta Security is suspending the practice of handling stray dogs and wandering rattlesnakes while it explores its role in animal control and what it would take to train its staff properly. Read more » Read more » about CSD suspends Security's handling of animals

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