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By Bob Magee
Lake Elsinore City Councilman 

Assist the mentally ill, protect our public spaces


Last updated 1/4/2019 at 12:51am


Lake Elsinore City Councilman Bob Magee poses with a catfish he caught fishing in Lake Elsinore.

Riverside City Councilman Mike Soubirous got it right in his Dec. 20, 2018, op-ed piece in the Press Enterprise: "It's time for a statewide mental health system overhaul."

Several months ago, I published a piece that challenged Gov. Jerry Brown to join local governments and assist in the struggle with a rising homeless population, in the May 27 edition of the Valley News. Brown's response has been to set aside a small portion, approximately $50 million of his $15 billion taxpayer-funded budget surplus, to offer local governments the opportunity to apply – read grovel – for a sliver of...

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