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.