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By Will Fritz

Menifee council considers options in first meeting since Mayor Neil Winter's death


Last updated 6/16/2018 at 3:01pm

Will Fritz

Heather Perry, representing state Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, embraces Nicole Hillman, daughter of late Menifee Mayor Neil Winter.

Menifee city council members Tuesday, June 5, mourned the loss of Mayor Neil Winter while they mulled their options for filling his seat at their first meeting since his sudden death, May 19.

Mayor Pro Tem Lesa Sobek – who is tasked with taking over mayoral responsibilities in Winter's absence – said it's been a "hard couple of weeks" for the council.

"(Winter) came in at a time to serve our community, when there was really a dark cloud over our city, and he did bring back light," Sobek said at the council meeting. "There are so many people that just think that public servants or electe...

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