Q&A with retiring Temecula City Councilman Mike Naggar

Temecula City Councilman Mike Naggar. Valley News/city of Temecula courtesy photo
Earlier this year, Temecula Councilman Mike Naggar announced he would not seek reelection in November.Naggar has held his seat on the council the longest out of any of the four current members, having been first elected in 1999. Prior to that, he sat on Temecula’s Planning Commission.In light of his retirement, Valley News spoke with Naggar via telephone on Aug. 10 to discuss his many years serving Temecula.This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. Your retirement came as a surprise for many. Why are you stepping aside now?Well, primarily, it’s because my son is starting high school and he needs his dad around. And you know, more than most, he needs his dad because he’s autistic. He’s somewhat high functioning in certain areas and in other
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