Lake Elsinore voters likely to approve 1% sales tax with Measure Z

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File Photo: Voter Arnett Mango receives his "I voted" sticker after casting his ballot in Lake Elsinore on Election Day. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Jeff Pack Staff Writer Voters in the city of Lake Elsinore were trending to approve Measure Z, a 1% sales tax proposed to help the city address service, public safety, and local recovery needs. As of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 9,446 voted yes and 5,295 voted no on the measure. The results of the election are not final or complete and will be certified on Dec. 11.  Nearby cities such as Temecula, Murrieta, and Wildomar have passed similar measures in recent years. According to the city, the measure will generate $10 million per year that will go into the city’s general fund. “We're just excited because, you know, we know that the funding source for Measure Z will ensure that the city is really self-reliant as we go forward and we can add onto our public safety needs an
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