Even though I agree with Martha Bridges, shame on me right, that Wildomar did not properly adopt the County of Riverside General Plan or the Elsinore Area Plan nor have they since incorporation attempted to complete one and therefore do not have a proper General Plan I have attended most of the meetings on updating the General Plan.
I do this because one never knows which the courts will rule on any matter before them and do not wish to left unheard on this important document in the event that the courts rule in favor of the city.
Having said that I also have to say I am real tired of the City of Wildomar blaming all of the shortcomings on the lost of the Vehicle Licensing Fees (VLF). Starting way back in 2008 shortly after incorporation the then Interim City Manager John Danielson started warning council members of the tenuous nature of VLF. It was not until June of 2011 a full 3 years after incorporation that the funding was eliminated by total surprise, therefore Wildomar should have already started the process for a General Plan 6 months prior to this time.
Both of the Cities of Menifee and Eastvale, two cities that also lost VLF funding started and have completed their General Plans, even the City of Jurupa Valley has asked the State of California for a two year extension to complete theirs, Wildomar didn’t give it a second thought until a lawsuit was filed challenging them on whether they had or didn’t have one.
The loss of VLF hurt for sure but law enforcement and fire took the brunt of the cost cutting, the sad fact is Wildomar was never in a financial position to be a city, unfortunately we are one and must try to behave like one as best we can.

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