Lake Elsinore: Improving the quality of life for all

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Robert Magee
Robert Magee. Courtesy photo
Robert “Bob” Magee, Lake Elsinore City Councilmember The spike in homelessness and the increased visibility of the unfortunate byproducts they bring with them exploded as a direct result of changes in California laws. The challenge for local governments was to preserve the quality of life for their taxpayers while ensuring a humane outcome for the tax takers. In Lake Elsinore, this goal required a united strategy with elected officials forming a task force of engaged stakeholders and bringing in a motivated nonprofit partner. Stakeholders included the business community, faith-based organizations, the sheriff’s department, code enforcement, public works, nonprofits and behavioral health.  Once established, our Homeless Task Force, working with our partner, the Social Work Ac
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