MENIFEE- The City of Menifee officials and staff began moving into its newly leased interim City Hall located at 29844 Haun Road in Menifee this week. Plans are for the move to be completed by March 18, when all city operations are smoothly transitioned from the old location to the new location, without disrupting city services for residents, businesses and the development community. City Council is expected to hold its first meeting in the new City Hall in the next couple months, once the new council chambers are completed.
“City Council and staff are very excited about the new space at City Hall, and how we are enhancing our level of services to our residents, businesses and development community, as we now also are rolling out a one-stop shop permitting counter and process, new upgraded technology, and room for staff to process projects,” said City Manager Armando Villa. “We felt it was important to take care of the daily operations right away in the new interim city hall, and then concentrate on the Council Chambers as a way to positively and swiftly impact the way we do business-something we are serious about.”
The first departments to move were the support and administrative staff, followed by the development services which shutdown at 4pm on March 15, when staff flipped off the proverbial switch to the old building, with all staff walking into the new building on March 18, and hitting the on switch to the new location-fully operational and together. City staff for years have needed additional space to provide basic city services, and were disjointed in separate locations. The old city hall location will now be converted into the city’s municipal Police Station, as the old city hall lease was re-negotiated and executed last month by City Council. City staff has put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design and station enhancements required for the new municipal Police Station.
While Menifee City Hall address changes to 29844 Haun Road (just down the street from the old City Hall), all city phone and fax numbers, along with staff email address remain the same. “It is critical to ensure our city operations maintain high levels of safety and service throughout the transition into the new city hall,” said Mayor Bill Zimmerman.” “City staff has orchestrated a smooth and strategic changeover and we are looking forward to serving the residents and businesses of our city from a more conducive location for city-operations.”
The city plans to host an open house event for the new city hall and provide an opportunity for the public to visit and tour the complex sometime in the second quarter of 2019.