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The first meeting of the newly reconstituted Joint Security Committee takes place Monday at 10 a.m. at the Community Services District Building. The CSD and the Rancho Murieta Association will be represented by directors who were appointed to the committee. The Country Club, Villas, Murieta Village, Equine Center and other commercial interests also have been invited to participate. The agenda is here.

At the CSD Security Committee last week, General Manager Ed Crouse said the district's reason for participating in the committee is to get input on what the community wants in the way of security services and "what issues are important to them so that we can go back and reconfigure the Security Department to meet the needs of the community."

CSD Security has the authority to enforce homeowners association rules and CC&Rs but cannot enforce CSD ordinances that require police authority. This point was made at a meeting conducted by CSD legal counsel in May.

CSD Security Chief Greg Remson said the RMA is now considering adopting non-architectural rules for "curfew, graffiti, skateboarding, quiet time, golf carts and low-speed vehicles." The rules could be enforced by Security and RMA Compliance.


Lisa Taylor's picture
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Just to clarify: CSD

Just to clarify:

CSD Security has the authority to enforce homeowners association rules and CC&Rs but cannot enforce CSD ordinances that require police authority. This point was made at a meeting conducted by CSD legal counsel in May.

While we as residents and the board of directors have not acted to give our officers peace officer status, we need to remember that these CSD ordinances are no longer legal, as stated by CSD legal counsel. CSD does not have the police powers to pass these ordinances, only cities and counties do.

I think it's important to remember that the police authority (or lack of) of our officers are a choice that we make as a community. The police power of the district is something that never existed, and thus no more CSD ordinances. They are two different things, that keep getting jumbled together. There is no police authority anywhere that can enforce illegal ordinances.

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