Temecula’s Margarita Community Park to be renamed after retiring councilmember

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Members of the Temecula City Council discuss renaming Margarita Community Park after longtime Councilmember Mike Naggar, who is retiring at the end of 2020. Valley News/Courtesy photo
The city of Temecula will rename a local park after retiring councilmember Mike Naggar. The Temecula City Council, with Naggar recusing himself, voted unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 10, to rename Margarita Community Park, which contains the Margarita Recreation Center, as Michael “Mike” Naggar Community Park. The city will also rename the public pool planned for the Margarita Recreation Center as “Liam’s Place,” after Naggar’s son, Liam Naggar, “who has been the inspiration to councilmember Naggar’s strong advocacy in support of the special needs community,” according to a city staff report on the resolution to rename the park and pool. “After learning of Liam Naggar’s autism diagnosis in 2008, councilmember Naggar championed many inclusionary accomplishments in t
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