At the May 25 meeting, Lake Elsinore City Council member Natasha Johnson requested a separate action on the final consent calendar item, which was the council’s adoption of the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Operating Budget. City Manager Jason Simpson presented data that explained how the numbers were arrived at and how the city plans to keep the budget balanced.
He explained that the proposed budget was prepared by executive staff and reviewed by members of the budget subcommittee and the Measure Z Citizen Committee, with formal adoption expected at this meeting. His overview of the city included its demographic and economic profile. With a population of 64,762 at a median age of 30.6 and an average household income of $63,303, Lake Elsinore is the fourth fastest-growing city in the s