Monthly Third District Update

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Supervisor Washington

From the Desk of

Chuck Washington

Dear Third District Resident,  

I hope everyone has had a happy new year and restful holiday season. As we settle down from the excitement of the holidays, I would like to issue a warm welcome to the communities of Menifee and Romoland. As previously announced, last month I was designated to serve as the steward of the City of Menifee and the Community of Romoland. This is done in order to ease the transition of supervision due to redistricting into phases, the first being now in January 2023 and the next will be in 2025. Although these communities will not officially join the Third District until January 2025, I am excited to have them under my supervision and the future endeavors of these communities that are to come! 

To the communities who will transition out of the third district beginning this month, you are welcome to continue to receive the Third District monthly updates however we encourage you to sign up for your respective new district newsletter. 

Sincere regards, 

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Homeless Point In Time Count

Riverside County Annual Point in Time Count 

Riverside County is looking for volunteers to participate in the annual Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count on January 25th, 2023. This yearly count aides our agencies in responding to homelessness within the region. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for the annual survey of homeless adults and youth in cities and unincorporated communities throughout Riverside County.  

To register as a volunteer for the Point-in-Time Count, please visit  

HomeConnect Flyer

Housing Resources 

Are you homeless or at risk of losing your housing? HomeConnect, a call center operated through Riverside County’s Behavioral Health team, provides homeless resources and shelter placements. During this storm period and throughout the rainy season, local transportation teams and additional shelter resources are being provided.

To access these resources, please call HomeConnect at (800) 498-8847 or email them at


Anza Valley Public Library Activity 

The Anza Library will be hosting the ‘Friends of Anza Valley Library Planning Meeting’ on Saturday, January 28th between 2:00pm - 3:30pm. We encourage those who seek to become more involved with their community to attend and support your local library.

Idyllwild Townhall Reception Guests

Community Highlight: Idyllwild Farewell Reception 

On December 15th, my team and I held a reception for Idyllwild and the surrounding mountain communities as due to redistricting, they have now joined the Fourth District. I am proud to have served as the Supervisor to the scenic Idyllwild community over the years and thank them for trusting my leadership. I am confident this community will continue to do great things. 

Kid with dog

Robert H. Roberts Temecula Public Library Activity 

The Robert H. Robert’s Temecula Public Library will be hosting a weekly activity for children between the ages of 4 years old – 12 years old to read to licensed therapy dogs. This will begin January 14th – March 25th, every Saturday between 10:15am – 12:30pm. We encourage new readers to join this exciting opportunity! 

RTA New Genfare Fareboxes

Riverside Transit Agency’s New Fareboxes 

The Riverside Transit Agency has traded its current fareboxes for sleeker, modern ones that provide faster, smarter and more fare payment options. The Genfare Fast fareboxes will be installed on all fixed-route buses that will link to a new mobile ticketing app called ‘GoMobile’ where you can buy passes, pay your fare, plan your trip and check the next arrival time of your next bus. 

Please note that token transit will no longer be accepted. Learn more about the new fareboxes and mobile app on 

Zero Waste Hero Campaign Flyer

Zero Waste Hero Campaign  

The Zero Waste Hero Campaign is a month-long social media initiative aimed to help Riverside County residents learn about waste reduction or improve their current waste reduction efforts. To participate, follow the complete instructions in the caption of each post to receive a giveaway entry. At the end of the month, a drawing with all participants will be conducted for the grand prize. The more active you are, the more entries you will earn!

This week’s giveaway closes Friday, January 20th at 12pm with winners announced on Saturday. We encourage you to join this fun-filled, educational challenge! 

Umbrella in rainy weather conditions

Reminder: Warm Center Locations 

An important reminder to all that as temperatures begin to fall, Riverside County Community Action Partnership opens warm center locations during the winter season between December 1st, 2022 – March 31st, 2023.  

To find a warm center near you, please visit 

COVID-19 Molecule

Riverside County COVID-19 Resources 

Help keep our community safe by getting your COVID-19 vaccines. To make an appointment call 211, visit or call 800-945-6171 to schedule with a community health center. If you are unable to leave your home for medical reasons, you can be vaccinated from the comfort of your home by calling 833-422-4255 or visiting If you recently tested positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for monoclonal antibody treatment. For more information, please call the RUHS Medical Center at 951-486-6520.     

Regular updates on the county’s COVID-19 cases are posted at, on Facebook at @countyriversidedepartmentofpublichealth, and on Twitter at @RivCoDoc. For state updates, visit, and for national updates, visit 

Riverside University Healthcare System has COVID-19 bivalent booster shots available. We encourage you to protect yourself and your family by updating your COVID-19 booster and scheduling an appointment today! 

Contact Us 

We are pleased to offer in-person services Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at our French Valley Office at the French Valley Airport (37600 Sky Canyon Drive, Murrieta) or by appointment at our Valle Vista Office inside the Valle Vista Sheriff’s Station (43950 Acacia Avenue, Hemet). Please contact our office before your visit by calling 951-955-1030 or emailing For regular Third District updates, visit our Facebook (@supervisorchuckwashington), Instagram (@supervisorchuckwashington), Twitter (@SupWashington), and website (