Riverside County supervisors Tuesday approved the formation of a municipal advisory council in Lakeland Village to keep the county informed about the community's immediate and long-term infrastructure, public safety and public health needs.
"Residents of the Lakeland Village area have expressed a desire that the Board of Supervisors establish a community council for their area," wrote Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, whose First District encompasses the unincorporated community, in a proposal added to the board's policy agenda. "A community council will provide them with a forum where they can advise their supervisor of their concerns and opinions about their community."
Lakeland Village abuts Lake Elsinore, running along Grand Avenue and the lake's southern boundary, situated between Wildomar and the Cleveland National Forest.
Community councils are authorized under state law and exist in numerous locations countywide, including Bermuda Dunes, Indio Hills and Pinyon. The bodies have no governing power, serving mainly to communicate residents' concerns to whichever supervisor represents their area.
Each supervisor is responsible for appointing members.
The Lakeland Village Community Council will be composed of five volunteers, according to Jeffries.
In order to be eligible for an appointment, a prospect must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter and a resident of the locality. An appointee must be available to serve a four-year term, without compensation.
More information is available through Jeffries' office: (951) 955-1010.
– City News Service.