VIDEO: Lake Elsinore Mayor Brian Tisdale Proudly Says, ‘This Is Who We Are’

Lake Elsinore Mayor Brian Tisdale delivers his State of the City address.

Lake Elsinore Mayor Brian Tisdale delivered his State of the City address Friday morning at in front of a sold-out crowd of city, county and state officials, as well as business leaders and residents.

Tisdale’s overriding message was that Lake Elsinore has diversity in its people, its businesses, its attractions … and its potential: “This is who we are,” he said.

While Tisdale pumped up accomplishments like a healthy budget reserve, strong housing starts, new businesses that have opened despite a down economy, a school district that’s ranked third in the county, and new attractions like the and , the mayor didn’t sugarcoat

Tisdale celebrated the city’s approaching 125th birthday next year, but said vision is needed in his city.

“Main Street is a perfect example of age and neglect. It’s time for all these eyesores to go,” he said of boarded-up buildings and properties in disrepair. “Partnerships are key to us moving forward.”

He called on the city and business leaders, but he also pointed to residents and asked them to clean up their properties and help neighbors who might need a hand.

“We need everyone’s help.”

Watch the mayor’s full speech by clicking on the attached video.

Doug September 14, 2012 at 08:22 PM
When I see him picking up trash I will be right behind him, until then less talk and more action
Toni McAllister (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Tisdale was picking up trash at the last two Clean Extreme events with his kids ... and I have confirmed he will be picking up trash this Sunday during the big Clean Extreme ... here is the link to Sunday's event if you want to lend a hand and bend the mayor's ear ... http://patch.com/A-xLgN
Dog September 14, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Don't forget the pooper scoopers...woofwoof
Constant Comment September 14, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Kinda stepped in it there...didn't you Dougie! }~)
Doug September 14, 2012 at 10:06 PM
ref constant Comment No that was last year when I stepped in some dog Sh** during the clean up
Anthony September 15, 2012 at 03:54 AM
I started a Facebook page called "Lake Elsinore 'Community'" It's purpose is to connect the dots between Businesses and Residents in this City/Community! Residents shoping in there own town, keeping the money here, creating jobs! starting business here and not in China! Let's Restore America 1 Community at a time!.... The page is under construction and should be running at full force very soon.
Constant Comment September 15, 2012 at 04:46 AM
I'd rather stand knee deep in dog sh*t then go to your facebook page. I implore everyone to click on 'ANTHONY' and read his previous comments. Then you can judge for yourselves..........}~)
Teller of Truth September 15, 2012 at 05:26 AM
INDEED! Lol...
Ellie Insyder September 26, 2012 at 03:18 PM


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