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Brian Tisdale To Lead Lake Elsinore For Second Year

The 2012 term marks the second consecutive year that Tisdale will serve as Mayor.

For the second year in a row, Brian Tisdale will serve as Mayor of Lake Elsinore.

In a unanimous vote, Tisdale was appointed to the post during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

In a separate 3-2 vote, Daryl Hickman was appointed to mayor pro tem.

Every December the Lake Elsinore City Council appoints its mayor and mayor pro tem to one-year terms.

Bob Magee, who served as mayor pro tem in 2011, was also nominated for the post again, but council members Hickman, Melissa Melendez and Peter Weber cast their votes for Hickman instead.

Melendez said the decision to fill the slots was weighted because two councils members – she and Magee – are running for the State Assembly next year. She also pointed out that several council members have terms that are set to expire in 2012.

Terms for Magee, Melendez and Weber end in Nov.

“We may have a lot of changes on this council,” Melendez said in explaining her vote for Hickman over Magee.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the council also reorganized it Redevelopment Agency. In two separate unanimous votes, Weber was appointed to chair the agency and Magee was selected as vice chair.

Melendez and Tisdale held the top spots, respectively, in 2011.

The council also reorganized its Public Financing Authority. Melendez will chair the agency, with Weber as vice chair. Both appointments were made by unanimous vote of the council.

Hickman and Tisdale held the top spots, respectively, in 2011.

The Lake Elsinore General Plan was approved by council during last night's meeting. Read about that discussion

Roberto December 14, 2011 at 09:44 PM
Lake Elsinore Factoid: Tom Yarborough (July 23, 1895 – March 19, 1969) was the first black mayor in California. Biography: Thomas R. Yarborough was born in Arkansas (although some sources cite Mississippi) on July 23, 1895. He made his way to California as a handyman for the evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. He eventually settled in the small town of Lake Elsinore, which is located in Riverside County. Yarborough opened an upholstery shop in the downtown area and invested in real estate. In 1948, he successfully ran for a seat on the City Council. He was defeated in 1956, but three years later was appointed to fill a vacancy. In 1966, Yarborough was elected the town's mayor, becoming the first African-American in California to do so. He died in an automobile accident on Highway 71 in Riverside County on March 19, 1969. He was survived by his widow Katherine and eight children. A parcel of land in the downtown area that Yarborough donated to Lake Elsinore was converted into a small park and named after him.
Anon December 15, 2011 at 12:43 AM
I havent paid much attention to him, but I do remember after he got elected he failed to go around town and remove his campaign signs for quite a while. It was annoying. They should get 1 week to get them taken down.
dave December 15, 2011 at 08:03 PM
Tisdale sounds and looks like an auctioneer. Watch the meeting and see and hear him talk. LMAO!! Well what you expect, this is Lake Elsinore!! He will do just fine.Haha
Roberto December 15, 2011 at 09:01 PM
As long as he's not a crook who cares? So far we have Magee, Weber & Tisdale who are not crooks. so far, so good.
Connie December 16, 2011 at 02:25 AM
Magee is only out for himself!
Roberto December 16, 2011 at 02:38 AM
He's not a crook or incompetent. Magee has been around a for a very long time and has been vetted down here. He's honest, has integrity and forthright. How much do know about someone whose been on the council for 2 years and done what else?
dave December 16, 2011 at 05:40 AM
Melendez, Magee, Hickman, now Tisdale and Weber. They are all unethical, unprofessional, egotistical, and trust me they don't care about anyone but themselves. Tisdale needs to learn how to talk. He sounds like a bumbling idiot. Just my opinion, they all have nothinhg to show. They all made tons of promises during their campaign but they have nothing to show thus far. Melendez is the biggest "FRAUD" among all. Her head looks bigger than her entire body itself. This city is a mess, as soon as we sell our house we are out of here. Run down city and you have these idiots running it.

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