The City of Lake Elsinore was founded in 1883 and incorporated on April 9, 1888. In 1893, the Elsinore Valley, previously in San Diego County, became a part of the new County of Riverside.
The City is incorporated as a general law city. The City has a Council/Manager form of municipal government.
Download a synopsis of the City's Governmental and Organizational Structure (PDF 50KB).
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