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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Planned Power Outage - Friday, July 28th


Outage Status: Scheduled* 

Outage Alert Number: 831101 

Starting: July 28, 2017 8:00 a.m. 

Ending: July 28, 2017 12:00 p.m.

Number of Residential customers affected: 54

Number of Commercial customers affected: 2 

Number of Tr...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Older Adults sought for Volunteer Literacy Program

Parentis Health Foundation Volunteer Information

Parentis Health Foundation is the newest host agency of Experience Corps, AARP Foundation’s intergenerational volunteer-based tutoring program in Orange County. The Foundation will work in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistran...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Save the Date for Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser for the Special Olympics

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Law Enforcement give a whole new meaning to "protect and serve" at Tip-A-Cop fundraisers. OCSD Deputies serve as celebrity waiters at restaurants, and they donate all the tips they receive to Special Olympics. Tip-A-Cop has been a favorite way f...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Summer Concert Series continues Sunday, July 30th with The Trip

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Join the City of Rancho Santa Margarita on Sunday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. for a series of professional musical performances. With the sunset as your backdrop, family and friends can enjoy a different genre each week. Visit some of the City’s unique resta...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Bulky Item Pickup Available

bulky items for disposal

Common bulky items include:






Excess Green Waste

  • Items that are not accepted include (but are not limited to) car batteries, tires, automotive parts, and construction and demolition debris.

  • Residents of RSM are allotted four b...
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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Eliminate Standing Water to Prevent Mosquitoes

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The Asian tiger and yellow fever mosquitoes have found their way to the area through global travel and trade. These mosquitoes adapt well to urban environments and once introduced, can thrive in our neighborhoods. Mosquitoes only need ¼ inch of...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Master Fee Schedule Updated

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The Rancho Santa Margarita City Council adopted an updated Master Fee Schedule on May 10, 2017, which goes into effect on July 10, 2017.  The revised Master Fee Schedule is the product of a comprehensive analysis of City fees and services. &n...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

SMWD Water Conservation Update


Rain or shine, the water-wise lifestyle is the new “normal”in Rancho Santa Margarita. The drought emergency is lessened, but one season of rainfall alone cannot make up for
several years of dry weather.  We live in...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Report abandoned shopping carts

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Abandoned shopping carts constitute a nuisance, create safety hazards, cause blight, and interfere with pedestrian and vehicular traffic within the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.

You can help reduce these hazards by reporting abandoned shopping carts in t...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Take loving kitty home for only $20

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Sweet Bay was given up when one of her owners developed allergies to her and her sister Breeze.

Though Breeze has been adopted, Bay continues to wait for a new family to take her home. She is extremely playful and social with people as well as other cats,...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Gamble to serve as Mayor, Vaughn as Mayor Pro Tempore


This is the third mayoral term for Carol Gamble,  who was elected to serve on the inaugural City
Council in 2000 and served as Mayor in 2001 and 2014. Mayor Pro Tempore  
MichaelVaughn was
to the Cit...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Veterans Day video posted on City's You Tube channel


At their regular meeting on November 9, 2016, the Rancho Santa Margarita City Council honored local veterans for their service. Click on the link below to view the video presentation.

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