Naggar receives much praise after 2-decade run on Temecula council

Longtime Temecula City Councilmember Mike Naggar shares some final thoughts before leaving the council dais for the last time, Dec. 8. Valley News/City of Temecula photo
Dec. 8, 2020, was the end of an era for the city of Temecula as longtime Councilmember Mike Naggar marked his last meeting on the Temecula City Council. And while an actual celebration was not possible in the middle of the pandemic – though city manager Aaron Adams assured Naggar there would be one in the new year when it is safe to do so – all manner of city staff as well as all of Naggar’s current colleagues on the council spent much of the meeting wishing him well and reflecting on his lengthy career before sending him off. “For a city that just turned 31 years old, you’ve given 23 years of your life to public service in the city of Temecula,” Adams said. “First as a public safety traffic commissioner, then 22 years as a city council member.” That means Naggar h
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