Lake Elsinore leaders reflect on tumultuous year, plan for future at State of the City

Lake Elsinore Mayor Brian Tisdale (right) and City Manager Grant Yates have a conversation in the city’s pre-recorded State of the City Address Oct. 8.
Lake Elsinore Mayor Brian Tisdale struck an optimistic tone while reflecting on the difficulties of the past year at the 2020 Lake Elsinore State of the City, Oct. 8. “2020 has been an unusual year,” Tisdale said, perhaps echoing the thoughts of many watching the virtual address, which was led by the mayor but also included the other four members of the City Council as well as City Manager Grant Yates. In a conversation between the two at the start of the prerecorded event, both Tisdale and Yates said they are proud of Lake Elsinore, not only for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, but for other rough situations the city has gone through over the last few years. I’ve been in local government management since 1986,” Yates said, “and the last few years, our community
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