LE Council votes to allow marijuana cultivation, manufacturing

Lake Elsinore City Council voted to adopt its Cannabis Municipal Code authorizing manufacturing and cultivation with accessory uses in specific Manufacturing zones within the city during its regular meeting Nov. 28. Lake Elsinore Community Development Director Grant Taylor gave a brief presentation to the city on the ordinance which allows for the cultivation, processing and […]

Lake Elsinore City Council holds first public hearing for election transition

Lake Elsinore City Council conducted the first of four public hearings regarding the proposed transition from at-large to by district elections Tuesday, Nov. 28. The goal of the hearing was to receive public comments and input regarding the formation of new voting districts. The city was forced to consider the move after receiving a letter […]

Lake Elsinore City Council sees move to by-district elections as financial ‘extortion’

Despite feelings that a law firm’s claim that the city of Lake Elsinore has violated the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 by conducting at-large elections is simply “extortion” and “false,” the Lake Elsinore City Council voted its intent to transition to by-district elections during a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the city cultural […]

New Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee schedule finally wins Lake Elsinore Council approval

The appearance of a Western Riverside Council of Government representative along with an explanation of the latest Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee increase helped sway the Lake Elsinore City Council to approve the fee increases during the council’s regular Sept. 12 meeting. The council was assured by WRCOG representative Director Rick Bishop that the newest TUMF […]

Lake Elsinore City Council questions new TUMF fees

Although the Western Riverside County Council of Governments has reduced some of its Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fees this year some members of Lake Elsinore City Council remain dissatisfied with its expenditures. The new TUMF fee schedule for the next three years was introduced to the council in their Aug. 22 regular council meeting. The TUMF […]

Lake Elsinore City Council confirms property tax levies

The Lake Elsinore City Council, July 11, approved fiscal year 2017-2018 property tax levies, totaling $20,762,596.14 that property owners will be receiving later this year. The property tax information will be forwarded to the Riverside County Tax Assessors Office confirming what will be collected during the fiscal year and assuring investors and bondholders that they […]

Lake Elsinore City Council approves Mission Trail Apartment plans

Lake Elsinore City Council convened, June 27, furthering the Mission Trails Apartment project. The council approved unanimously the planning application to develop 81 multifamily residential units located within four buildings. The project proposes to build an affordable multifamily development and associated features and facilities including resident and visitor parking, a leasing and management office, a […]

Lake Elsinore council lays groundwork to battle SoCal Edison transmission lines

The Lake Elsinore City Council unanimously approved a plan to combat two high-voltage transmission lines proposed to go through the city during a May 23 council meeting. Both lines are proposed by the Southern California Edison corporation. Community development director Grant Taylor said during a status update on the proposals the city had several issues […]

Lake Elsinore comes to agreement with Alberhill developer Castle & Cooke, all urge ‘no’ vote on special election initiative

Lake Elsinore City Council approved an amended agreement for the Alberhill Villages Specific Plan during its Feb. 14 meeting and urged residents to vote ‘no’ in the May 2 special election for a separate Alberhill Villages Initiative. Should the initiative pass, it would negate the new agreement council approved during the meeting. Under the new […]

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