City Clerk & Community Relations
Longtime City Environmental Program Administrator Denise Matson has been named 2018 Mission Viejo Employee of the Year.
Denise’s strong work ethic and commitment to the City of Mission Viejo has earned her the respect of peers, supervisors and community members alike.
The City of Mission Viejo will host a Town Hall meeting on Monday, January 7 to discuss the surging power bills residents are facing from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).
The meeting is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Mission Viejo City Hall, 200 Civic Center.
At issue is the skyrocketing rates SDG&E continues to charge customers, which are substantially higher than electricity rates charged by Southern California Edison (SCE).
When the City Council reconvenes after the holidays, Greg Raths will serve as Mayor and Brian Goodell as Mayor Pro Tem for 2019. The Council Members were selected for the one-year posts during the City Council’s annual reorganization on Tuesday.
During the meeting, re-elected Council Members Ed Sachs, Wendy Bucknum and Greg Raths were sworn in for 2-year terms.
If you know a Mission Viejo resident who has made a substantial difference in the lives of others, consider nominating that special person for our annual Wall of Recognition.
This special program was created several years ago to recognize folks who have contributed extraordinary, lasting and highly significant service to our community. To qualify, the individual’s service must have been performed here in Mission Viejo or can be demonstrated to have directed benefited our City.
Mark your calendar for a spectacular afternoon and holiday music extravaganza with the Master Chorale of Saddleback Valley on December 16.
This enchanting afternoon begins at 3 p.m. under the direction of the talented Charles Stephenson and includes traditional carols blended with some beautiful new pieces by contemporary composers, a sing-along of old favorites as well as some jolly songs of winter play.
Along with fun music, patrons will savor hot-spiced cider, cookies and snacks (and perhaps a visit from a famous toymaker).
If you plan on shopping at the Coast Vintage Market this Sunday, consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy to benefit others during the holidays.
Santa Claus is gearing up for the YMCA Aquatics Team’s free community CPR class on December 21.
The course, which takes place from 10-11:30 a.m., is designed to teach people life-saving skills in an emergency. Adults and kids alike are encouraged to take part in this hands-on course that will feature photo opportunities with Santa. Folks will also enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.
If you’re looking to be entertained, don’t miss Mission Viejo High School’s hysterical musical production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” December 6-8.