The city of Temecula, popularly translated “The Sun Shines Through the Mist”, is
located in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, equidistant from San Diego
and Orange Counties. (History, 2009) The 30.15 square miles are located ideally, with
moderate climates compared to other parts of Inland Empire due to the ocean breezes
which spill into the valley through the Rainbow Gap. (Demographics, n.d.)
industry thrives in Temecula, and it is commonly referred to as
the need for traditional governmental services drove its inhabitants to incorporate,
becoming the twenty
first incorporated city of Riverside County.
parks and recreation services to the many public parks in the city, as well as street
lighting, slope maintenance, and refuse hauling.
Since its inception in 1989, the city has
grown by nearly 400%, with a population in 2008 of 101,057. (City of Temecula, 2009)
In addition to being a great location geographically speaking, it is also one of the most
prosperous in the region. This also makes it an attractive location for retailers.
well as its location between two prominent counties, has contributed to its growth. Also
making it appealing, Temecula brags above-average educational performance, higher
average incomes, and is considered to be one of Southern California’s safest cities. In
fact, Relocate-America.com lists it as one of the top 100 places to live.
The largest source of income for Temecula is sales tax, a great portion of which
comes from the Promenade mall and surrounding commercial development as well as
the Professional Hospital Supply. They maintain a very strong fiscal position and
balanced General Fund Operations. As a matter of fact, at the end of 2009, The