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Canyon Lake Election: Official Results Released

Image/County of Riverside Registrar of Voters
Image/County of Riverside Registrar of Voters

The certified results of the Nov. 5 election are in, and both of Canyon Lake's ballot measures have officially fallen to defeat.

The Riverside County Registrar of Voters certified the results today and forwarded the data to the Board of Supervisors. 

According to the certified results, 1,277 or 50.45 percent of registered voters in Canyon Lake who turned out for the election cast a "yes" ballot for Measure D, while 1,254 or 49.55 percent voted "no." In order to pass, however, the initiative required a two-thirds majority.

The measure asked voters if they were willing to pay a special tax to fund the continuation of Fire Station 60 and the fire protection services it provides. Station 60 is the only fire house in Canyon Lake. Without it, Canyon Lake will rely on fire protection services provided by Lake Elsinore and Menifee stations, something neither city has been keen to support. 

During tonight's Lake Elsinore City Council meeting, the issue of fire protection for Canyon Lake is scheduled to be discussed.

Canyon Lake also rejected Measure E on Election Day. That initiative asked city residents if an area of Canyon Lake commonly known as Goetz Hill should be graded for retail development. The certified election results show just 610 or 24.17 percent of voters cast a "yes" vote, while 1,914 or 75.83 percent voted "no." 

By law, a request for a recount must be filed with the Registrar of Voters office within five days after election results are certified. In this instance, the deadline to request a recount is extended to Monday (Nov. 18) due to the five-day deadline falling on a Sunday.  The cost of a recount is paid for by the requestor. For more information regarding the recount process, please call the Registrar of Voters office at (951) 486‐7330.

The final official election results and statement of vote are available on the Registrar of Voters website at www.voteinfo.net.

Stacey November 16, 2013 at 07:53 PM
So now lake Elsinore or menifee is expected to pay & service the city of canyon lake???!!! Ridiculous, maybe the city should not have beautified the center divider & put up fancy street poles. They need to learn priorities.
lotsahelp November 17, 2013 at 04:24 AM
if the residents dont want more retail that is their right. but then they need to find a way to support themselves. higher property taxes? or just give it up and become part of menifee(i doubt they want to be part of LE).
Roberto November 17, 2013 at 09:01 AM
Since they cannot pay for services a building moritorium should be in effect. Why put citizens in harms way by allowing more development? This maty be in fact what they want and they need to kept safe.

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