Lake Elsinore Mayor Resigns

Bhutta's resignation was dated today at 2:49 p.m.

During what was to be a regularly scheduled Lake Elsinore City Council meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Amy Bhutta formally resigned her post and her position on the council via an emailed letter.

Bhutta's resignation was dated today at 2:49 p.m.

The emailed letter was read aloud Tuesday night at the Cultural Center by City Clerk Virginia Bloom. (To watch the proceedings and the letter being read aloud, click here and select the Video option for the July 26 meeting.)

In her email, Bhutta cited family reasons for her resignation.

"After much thought and consideration we have decided to leave our beloved city,” Bhutta wrote.

Bhutta said in her email that she is moving to Minnesota to spend more time with family after residing in Lake Elsinore for 13 years.

In addition to her mayorship, Bhutta has served as a teacher in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District.

The letter thanked city residents, council members, commissioners, staff, volunteers, as well as public safety officials.

Bhutta was elected to the council in November 2008 and began her mayorship this year. Her term on the council was set to expire in 2012.

Bhutta’s letter was read aloud after Mayor Pro Tem Bob Magee declared there was not a quorum to conduct the meeting. Bhutta and council members Melissa Melendez and Daryl Hickman were absent Tuesday.

Tuesday’s agenda will be rolled to the next Lake Elsinore City Council meeting scheduled Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.

Steve July 30, 2011 at 01:53 AM
Nina August 16, 2011 at 05:49 AM
Spoken from Connie with the big dream for the lake. I remember something about an island and gondola!
Diana August 16, 2011 at 04:35 PM
Nina.........the slogan for LE is "Dream Extreme" therefore an island or gondola isn't to far out of the realm of things for this town....i myself would like to see a bit more action and a little less dreaming from everyone involved in City Hall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
waltier December 24, 2011 at 07:37 AM
....i have lived n lake elsinore for 3yrs. and what seems to b missing is Independance & Control..there is a screaming potential that lay quietly within Lake Elsinore...with the Right Person and Support of a Solution for a Growth.. this City could uncover What once Was could be Again....i Which i could be maYor !
waltier December 24, 2011 at 07:43 AM
Emotions confuse my spelling....correc tion of my conclusion...."i Wish i could be maYor !".......HaPPy Holidays To All of Lake Elsinore


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