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How Will You Help Improve Lake Elsinore And Wildomar In 2013?

If you could make New Year's resolutions for Lake Elsinore and Wildomar, what would they be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Lake Elsinore and Wildomar to make them better places to live?

What is on your Lake Elsinore-Wildomar wish list? How about Lakeland Village? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below about why you love living here and what you plan to do in 2013!

And click on the attached photo gallery to see just some of the hundreds of pics snapped by Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch and its readers of volunteers doing good deeds in the community.

ROBERT BLACKMEN January 01, 2013 at 04:24 PM
I would try to help and knock down the homeless population in lake Elsinore.Its getting out of control.so if you ask,me it starts there.#2 get the crack dealer off graham and spring at the arco.lake Elsinore needs some help from the Sheriffs.stop making tax payers fill like prisoners in there own homes.thats a start..
venus apollane January 01, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Stop allowing violent paroled convicts to be paroled to the Lake Elsinor area, which has one of the highest ex con parolees living in the state!!!!!!!,.......bring some upscale venues and improve the lake to make it a "go to" place for entertainment, relaxation etc.......revamp the old Murrieta hot springs to reasonably priced day spas and also bring in better restraunts around the lake itself, upscale the downtown to a quaint small town boutique stores and eateries. But FIRST get rid of the excon parolees that have flooded Lake Elsinor and make it a dump
Andria January 01, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Crack down on grafitti and gangs.
rodger cambell January 01, 2013 at 07:02 PM
It seems to me that the city. Of lske elsinore (lakeland village - un incorporated riverside) recieves a stipen/fee from other surrounding cities for each homeless accounted for and for allowing released prisinor drop off. I don't think that even the best of these people raise anything but, similar children to populate the area. I think that this hss been going on since the 50's or so. So, until....
Roberto January 01, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Lakeland Village receives no such stipend. The area needs to be given federal -state support to deal with the homeless along with the City of Lake Elsinore. The Lake and the area for various reasons attracts the homeless.
michael g January 01, 2013 at 07:24 PM
you should have been out here 25 years ago.when this was meth lab alley!!.the police have done a great job. cleaneing this town up!.the gangs dont run downtown anymore eather. we do need to get the dope pushers out of downtown. but all towns have some of those.what can we do in 2013, just what we are doing now. careing about this town.
Reverend Smith January 01, 2013 at 08:58 PM
I seem to detect a common theme. Lake Elsinore: city of refuge for parolees, fugitives from the law and bums off the state looking for victims and a free ride. Forgot city of asylum for all the illegal aliens driven out of Murrieta, Temecula and points south which are patrolled by federal tax funded Border Patrol. Seems like there's room for improvement. But as long as Elsinore is the dumping ground for the surrounding areas' undesirable population, it'll always be the less desirable area.
rodger cambell January 01, 2013 at 09:08 PM
I think Lake Elsinore does. I've been informed that it's been going on for decades... I wish u were correct r. Also, the police, and other special tasks forces, have done an amazing job: putting there life and personal sanity on the line for the good of the people. Then our government lowers there pay and then releases the criminals earily... I'm upset at that. How do u think our law enforcement feels about this... I couldn't do there job at all... Hat's off to all the men and women that protect us. They should be able to retire in 12-15 years for all the dismay they put up with. My heart goes out to all and the fallen in the line od duty officers. God bless you.
JOHN ATKINSON January 01, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Started back in May of 2012 by running an undesirable family out of our neighborhood.
Sew Good January 01, 2013 at 09:10 PM
I'd like to see the parks open up again. This area could also use a nice public swim center. The Lake would be more desirable for a place to visit if something was done to the shoreline landscaping to make it more attractive and inviting. Residents seem to lack town pride. It's too bad, too because it's your town and you should take pride and ownership of it.
Cottonwood Res January 01, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Enforce traffic laws,crack down on gangs,off road vehicle use on Cottonwood Cyn Rd. Have the guy who is making the big buck on the homes in Lake Elsinore Canyon Hills area,(PARDEE) that residences, use Cottonwood Cyn Rd as throroughfare, pave the road and make it SAFE for all!!! LET'S ALL TRY TO MAKE 2013 A BETTER year for our community!!!
Lisa Orr January 01, 2013 at 09:46 PM
Personally, keep patronizing local businesses and family owned. The CITY needs to have MORE police and sheriff patrolling. Not that the current don't do their job, it just seems like they are short staffed most weekends. We really have a problem with DUI and drugs in this area. The school district needs to start bussing students again and really focus on making the schools a desirable place to sen your children.
susie-q January 01, 2013 at 09:47 PM
I think the question asked; What are you going to do to help improve Lake Elsinore and Wildomar? As community members we need to work together. We need to work with the police, the city council, the county and each other to accomplish these goals. Just complaining and making negative comments will not get us anywhere. Reach out to your neighbors, talk to them get to know them, then we can start working together to solve our problems.
cottonwood res January 01, 2013 at 10:48 PM
We need to use our tax money to, Enforce traffic laws.Crack down on Gangs,off road vehicle use on Cottonwood Cyn. Rd Have the guy making BIG BUCKS(Pardee) pave Cottonwood Cyn Rd. The residences of the new homes in Canyon Hills use Cottonwood as a throroughfare to go from Bundy Cyn Rd to there homes and Canyon Lake. The Old dirt road is not maintained. by Wildomar ...Give us back to the county, Menifee,or Lake Elsinore . We already have a Menifee address, but we live in Wildomar. Hope we ALL have a SAFE, and HAPPY 2013
Elsinore Jim January 01, 2013 at 11:10 PM
I pick trash out of the street every day. I report graffiti. I keep my yard nice and expect my neighbors and others in the community to do the same. If we want to help the community we all have to be responsible for taking care of it. The City only goes so far - if you want results, report code enforcement violations, report graffiti, download the app for your phone, bookmark the code enforcement site on your computer, be the squeaky wheel. Don't just sit home and complain.
One Voice January 01, 2013 at 11:43 PM
I would love to see community events come back to Main St, the car show and Street Fair was always a great time for the community to come together and get to know each other and also have some fun. This town needs to bring in retailers for shopping and places to eat so residents are not taking their tax dollars to surrounding towns, the police do a great job, it is time for the planning department, city council, city Manager and Mayor to make things move forward they have all been lax for too long. They need to do their jobs.
ndahauz January 02, 2013 at 07:54 AM
I plan to volunteer as much as I can. It would be nice to see a medical center built here.
Cynthia Smith January 02, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Thank you!!
Ken Lewis January 02, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Have you ever considered going back to school and learn how to spell correctly ?
lovemycountry January 02, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Lake Elsinore is growing better and stronger. Support City Hall, Police, Fire and eachother by being good citizens, reporting crime, pulling over when we hear sirens, coming together for better ways to help the homeless and if you have time get involved in community service....Every city needs Prayer!! This citizen will continue in prayer, leaning on God who cares for our families & communities. Those of you interested in doing the same, pray for Lake Elsinore and Wildomar once a day everyday as you would for the members of your family, after all our city is an extention of our families. God Bless our Cities and those who oversee it <3
A.j. Murphy January 02, 2013 at 09:54 PM
In 2013 I would like to see more cleaning up in lake elsinore, a grocery store built on grand, less convicts, a community garden would be nice. I just moved into Lakeland village 7 months ago and I have seen less graffiti where I live. I usually call the hotline. Keep it up Elsinorians.

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