Menifee announces new top city leadership


The city of Menifee has made additions to its city management team with a new city attorney and finance director.


Jeff Melching is the new city attorney.The new finance director is Bruce Foltz.

Melching is a partner with the Orange County law firm Rutan and Tucker, LLP. With nearly 20 years of experience, he specializes in municipal law, land use planning and entitlement activities. He has served as the city attorney for the City of Duarte, the general counsel for the Orange County Great Park Corporation and the assistant city attorney for the City of Irvine.

"Menifee’s City Council conducted an extensive interview process to find the city attorney who best meets the needs of our new and growing city," said City Manager Rob Johnson, "and we’re excited to have him join our team."

Finance Director Bruce Foltz comes to Menifee from the Wasco, Calif., where he served as the finance director for three years. Prior to that position, he was the finance director for Madras, Ore.

"Mr. Foltz’s diverse municipal experience is a major asset to a new city like Menifee," continued Johnson. "The city’s Finance Director is a key part of our leadership team and we’re thrilled to have Bruce on board."