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Lake Elsinore Priorities: Safer, Cleaner Streets And Thriving Economy

Growing the local economy and adding public safety resources will be among the top priorities discussed in Thursday's study session.

The city of Lake Elsinore is making an investment in its future, according to highlights of the 2012/13 operating budget that will be discussed at tonight’s study session beginning at 5 p.m. in the

The budget highlights include, among other things, adding two more motorcycle cops on the street and purchasing a new motorcycle; buying a new fire ladder truck; hiring a full-time expert who will work to bring economic development to the city; cleaning up Main Street and the city’s other entrance points; adding improved signage at city entrance points; constructing a veterans’ memorial; and hiring a Fire Marshall, a community services officer and a parks maintenance worker.

A key highlight of Thursday evening’s discussion will be the goal of opening the Rosetta Canyon Fire Station. Mayor Brian Tisdale said he is working with Supervisor Bob Buster and Cal Fire Chief John Hawkins to negotiate “some kind of future (cost-sharing) commitment” to help offset the city’s cost to open the facility.

“The goal is to have that station open by July 1, 2013,” Tisdale promised.

prepared documents for Thursday’s study session and in them wrote that in order to “sustain the recommended budget, City revenue must grow.”

Evans wrote that revenue growth – 4 percent in the short term and 15 percent long term – is realistic with “aggressive” economic development actions, and he laid out a matrix of activities that need to take place with the city, the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce, local businesses, and developers.

Tonight’s meeting is open to the public. Click here for more information and the full meeting agenda.

Brad June 07, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Is it just me who see's deputies driving and talking on their cell phone everyday around town?
Tracey Casey June 07, 2012 at 03:22 PM
No I see it too everyday! Funny how that works. My son got a ticket for that.
Larry June 07, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Speaking of “is it me”. Is it me or did you notice, the new guy seems to have a plan that sets out to correct a lot of the issues everyone on the patch has been complaining about? Clean up main street, increase police protection increase fire protection and bring on board a guy that help develop new businesses in Lake Elsinore. All of these ideas from a part-time man, at half the price of the old guy. At first blush it looks like Hickman, Melendez and Weber made a correct move.
Katheryn June 07, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Larry hows the printing business?
Larry June 07, 2012 at 04:33 PM
What makes you think I am a printer.
Steve June 07, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Tom Evans and the current council members are on the right track to move lake elsinore forward, finally.
susie-q June 07, 2012 at 06:13 PM
I look forward to seeing these new plans being put into action. I hope the county will work together with the city to make it happen all around the lake. It will not work if both sides do not work together.
luna dominguez June 07, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Katheryn, Your pathetic you fat ugly skank. Are you trying to scare Larry? Thank God Melindez had the fore sight to vote Brady out. The idiots that have no idea what's going on, continue to attempt to keep Lake Elsinore in the toilet. Your not the Mafia lady, what you are is a fatty that makes dirty looks at the council during meetings and whispers hateful things that you think are cute. What's really pathetic about you is you have no clue of what's really taking place. Get a life and stop making things up. Good lord your pathetic.
luna dominguez June 07, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Katheryn, hows the diet ? LMAO
luna dominguez June 07, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Larry, I apologize to you for my terse statements above. Thank you for your thoughtful observations, I concur and believe the city will continue to improve under the current leadership.
Larry June 07, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Thank you Luna,
Popeye June 08, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Follow Temecula lead and one day you will succeed as a city...Temecula should be a model city for America..Low unemployment and no debt..
MT June 08, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Police are exempt from the "no talking while driving" law. they exempt themselves. duh. they all don't lead by example! :( Anyway - yes, the lake side of Lake Elsinore [east of the 15] sucks. The west side of the 15 portion of Lake Elsinore rocks!
Roberto June 08, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Thos slick glossy fliers cost a bundle. I'm sure the printing business is doing great.
Super Woman June 08, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Why in the world do we want to keep you. Since you hate Lake Elsinore and Lakeland Village so bad why don'e you move your butt out of here. We don't want to listen your crap. In fact, your comments so ridiculous and full of msinformation.
Tonto June 08, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Most of the covered wagon trails I see are in that international tourist mecca called Lake Elsinore. Just think of what the tourists flocking here like birds think!
Frankie June 08, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Super Woman who are you spattin all that hate and ugliness to or you just spattin in the wind
Freddy Kruger June 08, 2012 at 10:50 PM
popeye the sailor man ....he lives in a garbage can ....he eats up the worms and spits out the germs ......yes he's PopEye the sailor man.
Anon June 09, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Its called a Republican city!
David Pereira June 11, 2012 at 02:14 PM
excuse me but aren't you and your cronies on the losing side of this election? Hasn't all your rhetoric been for nothing? Your precious Magee lost, Melendez won, and everything you have posted in the past year has came up short. Your buddy Katheryn is an idiot and everyone on this board is seeing it. Also, everything you pushed for in this last election failed. You and your trouble-maker cronies are in the minority in this town yet you call everyone else names. You madam, are calling the majority of this city "shallow end of the gene pool.) I guess we're all wrong and you're right huh? And we're all morally deficient and you're a beacon right? Well all I have to say is "haha, you lost"
Katheryn June 11, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Mayor Tisdale is doing a great job for the City of Lake Elsinore and we need more people like him on the City Council. I believe the City of Lake Elsinore would be cleaner and safer if Daryl Hickman is recalled, that's why I have added the video which everyone has access on You Tube.

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