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.