City Connection


City Council

The city council meeting scheduled for May 3 has been adjourned for lack of quorum and rescheduled for Thursday, June 1, at 5:30 p.m.

City Hall Hours

City Hall office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Building and Safety hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Animal Control

The city contracts with the Animal Friends of the Valley for Animal Control services. Animal Control Officers are empowered by state law to enforce regulations concerning the safety of Canyon Lake residents and their pets. Animal Friends of the Valleys may be reached at 951-674-0618. For after hours emergencies, call 951-506-5069. License applications are available at City Hall.

Business Licenses

All businesses operating in the City of Canyon Lake are required to have a business license, this includes businesses which operate from home. A contractor or subcontractor doing business in Canyon Lake on any job must also have a license.

City Staff

City Manager Aaron Palmer, 951-244-2955; administrative Service Manager Mike Borja, 951-246-2024; Code Enforcement Officer Jean Voshall, 951-244-2955, ext. 208; Sr. Special Enforcement Officer Ivan Henry, 951-244-2955, ext. 213; Building Official Jim Barrett, 951-244-2955; and Senior Office Specialist Ruby Manzano, 951-244-2955, ext. 202. For a complete list of city staff, visit the city’s website at

Event Permit

Any special event that will have 50 or more people requires a Special Event Permit. Permits should be submitted at least 28 days in advance. The city will either approve or deny the application within 14 calendar days. Applications are available at City Hall and online at

Public Safety Meeting

Residents are invited to attend the meetings of the city’s Public Safety Committee. The public will hear reports on police, fire, code enforcement, special enforcement, emergency preparedness and animal services. Meetings are held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on the last Wednesday of every month. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. in March, June, September and December and at 9 a.m. all other months.

Bulky Item Collection

Items that can’t be handled by one CR&R driver or fit in the automated containers are considered “bulky items.” Each residential customer is entitled to two bulky item pick ups free of charge per calendar year. To make arrangements for a bulky item pick up contact CR&R at 800-826-9677.