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Wildomar's Bridgette Moore Victorious In Reelection Bid And Parks' Win

Wildomar City Councilwoman Bridgette Moore claims a reelection win and a parks' triumph.

NOTE FROM REGISTRAR'S OFFICE AS OF 8 a.m. Wednesday: Election Night vote counting is complete, but results are not final. Information regarding provisional, vote-by-mail, and damaged ballots that require duplication and remain to be counted will be posted shortly.

UPDATED 8:28 a.m.: After a devastating parks’ loss last year, Wildomar City Councilwoman Bridgette Moore has a lot to celebrate this time around.

In addition to winning her reelection bid Tuesday, the councilwoman's passion for keeping city parks open has also succeeded at the ballot box.

Wildomar parks' supporters sqeaked out a narrow victory by passing Measure Z with the required a two-thirds majority. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the final tally was 66.77 percent.

Wildomar resident John Lloyd has spearheaded the Measure Z campaign efforts and said by phone Wednesday that it was indeed a very good day.

"It passed by about 25 votes," he said, adding that he believes the two-thirds majority would hold if the results were challenged.

During her stop at an Election Night party at The Diamond Tuesday with a host of political VIPs, Moore was all smiles as election results trickled in.

From onset, she maintained a comfortable lead in the race for city council, and the results for Measure Z continued to show increases in the number of Yes votes as the night went on.

[CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE RESULTS]

Incumbent Wildomar Councilman Bob Cashman, who was also up for reelection and supported the parks' measure, was victorious in his bid.

Moore's and Cashman's seats were the only two up for grabs on the Wildomar City Council this year.

Tuesday night Moore told Patch she was grateful to her supporters and the volunteers who worked on the Measure Z campaign.

“There were a lot of people who worked very hard,” she said.

Moore herself dedicated much of her time as well to the effort.

“I actually campaigned more for parks than I did for myself,” she said.

Click here for the latest results on the Wildomar City Council race and updates on Measure Z.

Tina Tyra November 07, 2012 at 04:34 PM
We did it! Wildomar came out to vote and every vote counted. PARKS are back!
patchinator November 07, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Great job we finally got the Parks back... Bridgette Moore is starting to look like a dump truck.. Is it stress eating or is that where Wildomar's money is going, are all your breakfast, lunch and dinners comp'd. ? lol
Lauren DeMine November 07, 2012 at 05:16 PM
They better spend our money wisely; seeing as how the $300,000 a year is twice the amount of money that it takes to run our 3 measly, small, inconveniently located parks.
Martha L. Bridges November 07, 2012 at 05:23 PM
From the ROV website: Approximately, 105,000 vote-by-mail, 60,000 provisional, and 18,000 damaged ballots that require duplication still must be processed. Work on those ballots begins today. The next updated results will be posted at 6pm on Thursday.
Donald M Stacy November 07, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Congratulation Bridgette! And I glad the parks won also!
Martha L. Bridges November 07, 2012 at 05:27 PM
With respect it is $350,000 per year that is at stake - which makes your concerns even more appropriate. There are more than just a handful of concerned citizens who will be looking over the council's shoulders at their spending habits.
Daniel Womack November 07, 2012 at 06:47 PM
My question is Which parks? I haven't seen any...and how many parks? Any new parks?
Ken Mayes November 07, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Same 3 parks that have been around for 20 years. I find it most interesting that in a Press Enterprise article published 30 minutes before the polls closed there is a quote "In total, city officials estimate an annual maintenance cost of $176,170.00 for all three parks". It will be interesting to see where the other $174,000.00 goes. As for new parks, that will be the next tax measure coming soon.
Ken Mayes November 08, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Exactly
John Lloyd November 08, 2012 at 06:51 AM
Congratulations Bridgette. Waiting for the final tally tomorrow is a hard wait. My thanks to you, the coulcil and Wildomar for supporting parks.
Ken Mayes November 08, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I would like to thank the City Council of Wildomar for having spent in the last two years over $150,000.00 of the taxpayers money to finally get this special park tax passed because we can now move on to watching how this money is being spent. We can ascertain from comments made by "city officials" published in two local news articles published at the time the polls closed one in the Southwest Riverside News Network and the other in the Press Enterprise that maintenance and operations cost will be $176,170.00. That leaves $173,830.00 to spend on dance classes and sewing classes (in the parking lot I guess), after school programs (even though kids have no way to get to the parks other than walk), some doggie doo bags and who knows what else.
Lauren DeMine November 08, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Well said.
Lauren DeMine November 08, 2012 at 07:19 PM
They should have more than enough money to sod that dog park! And how about working on some DRAINAGE. There was constantly a puddle there that my dog would lie in. If I wanted him to flop around in oily runoff & smell like a sewer, I would take him to Lake Elsinore. If we are getting taxed there better be some DEFINITE improvements or you will have educated people like myself making time to show up and complain at city council meetings.
Ken Mayes November 08, 2012 at 07:44 PM
ASCS (RET) Dream on. In less time than it took Ortega Trails the people of Wildomar are going to figure out once again that that cup of coffee a month is really 1/2 coffee and 1/2 hot air.
Jason Robinson November 08, 2012 at 11:18 PM
well what king of city would you want to live in one with all of the emanates or one with none
Martha L. Bridges November 09, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Evidently still counting. Measure Z – City of Wildomar 14/14 100.00% Vote Count Percent YES 5,481 66.83% NO 2,720 33.17% Total 8,201 100.00% Riverside County Registrar of Voters Election Results Update is now posted [as of 6:00 pm 11/8/2012]. next update tomorrow at 6pm. www.voteinfo.net
92595 November 09, 2012 at 02:59 AM
What does it need to pass, exactly/officially? 2/3rds = ~ 66.67. Is this correct, or was it rounded to 66.7%?
Cris Grandmaison November 09, 2012 at 03:16 AM
I say great job to Bridgette Moore for her tireless efforts to keep the parks open and for all the volunteers that have given so freely of their time to ensure there was someplace in our city for children to play. I have lived here for 24 years and my 4 children are now all adults. I am so tired of this "park battle" and am ashamed to see so many citizens unwilling to open their wallets for the children for less than what many spend on Starbucks, fast food or pedicures in one month. When I purchased my home 20 years ago which was 3 yrs old at the time, there was a beautiful park in the neighborhood which was one of the selling points. Needless to say, it closed a year later along with all the other parks and I was forced to drive to Murrieta every time my children wanted to play at the park. Additionally we had to pay "non residence" fees to play sports in other cities as there were no local parks open on which to play team sports. I am all for the City being held accountable for their spending but don't we all have larger battles to fight?
Gil Rasmussen November 09, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Lauren; congratulations on your astute observation. "Heritage Regency Park" was never intended to be a park. It is actually a "detention basin," designed to receive and capture waterflow from nearby neighborhoods. "Working on the drainage," as you suggest, would alter its original purpose to protect nearby homes from rainwater.
The Teller of Truth November 09, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Sour grapes Gil? I once said that everyone should pick their battles carefully & do their homework. Doesn't seem like you bothered with either. Hey... right there on the side of your face...you missed it...theres still a litlle egg left...LOL.
The Teller of Truth November 09, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Boy you're like a pit bull about letting things go...huh!

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