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Watch - Temecula: An Origin Story

In 1988, a small group of local residents formed a committee to study the feasibility of establishing a new city in the unincorporated part of Southwest Riverside County known as the Temecula Valley. A few of these citizens assumed leadership roles within the committee and, over the course of the next year-and-a-half, with the financial support of the Bedford Development Company, skillfully guided the committee through the process toward incorporation.

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First Council
City Committee
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  • Tracy Frick - Project Manager
  • Katrina Thoreson - Project Designer
  • Steve Williamson - Research & Content

Additional Thanks:

  • Former Council Member Michael McCracken for project inspiration
  • Beatriz Barnett, Community Services Superintendent