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Lake Elsinore announces program to help residents affected by government shutdown


Last updated 1/23/2019 at 3:12pm

LAKE ELSINORE – The City of Lake Elsinore is prepared to help federal government employees who reside in Lake Elsinore and who are experiencing financial hardships as a result of the partial federal government shutdown.

"The longest government shutdown in the history of our country has hit federal employees hard," said Councilmember Timothy J. Sheridan. "Offering some temporary relief to these hard-working public servants who live in our city is the right thing to do and the right action to take.”

Sheridan raised the issue at the Lake Elsinore City Council meeting on Tuesday night.

Following a lapse in Congressional funding on Dec. 22, 9 of the 15 cabinet-level federal departments and some small agencies ceased operations. The most immediate effect was that some 800,000 federal employees stopped being paid, even though a large number of those workers were forced to continue to work.

To help those federal employees who live in Lake Elsinore and are not being paid because of the shutdown, the city will provide assistance with payment arrangements on money owed to the city, including extending timelines and waiving late fees.

If a Lake Elsinore resident who meets these criteria is in need of this assistance, they are asked to contact Kathi Orozco, Executive Assistant III, at (951) 674-3124, ext. 204 or at [email protected]

Please note, proof of residency, as well as documentation demonstrating employment in affected federal government departments or agencies, is required.


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