On July 28th, the Lake Elsinore City Council placed Measure Z – a local funding measure to address City service, public safety and local recovery needs. If enacted, Measure Z will be a locally controlled one-cent sales tax to ensure the City is self-reliant for current public safety needs and is prepared for any health or catastrophic emergency.

If approved, Measure Z could also be used for community- identified City service priorities such as:

  • Providing quick responses to 911 emergencies
  • Providing fire protection and paramedic services
  • Fixing streets, sidewalks and repairing potholes
  • Keeping public areas clean, healthy and free of graffiti
  • Reducing gang activity and drug related crimes
  • Preparing for public health crises, wildfires, natural disasters and other large-scale emergencies

Currently, nearly all of the sales tax generated locally goes to the State or the County. Measure Z requires all funds to be used in Lake Elsinore, ensuring that a higher percentage of our sales tax dollars stay here for local City services. By law, no funds can be taken by the state, county or federal government.

Lake Elsinore voters will also have the opportunity to select the City Councilmembers for Districts 2, 4 and 5 as well as the City’s Treasurer.

November’s general election will also be the first statewide all mail-in ballot election in California’s history. As there are updates to voting procedures and information, we will continue to keep you up-to-date. To check your current voting registration status, visit: voterstatus.sos.ca.gov.

For more information on Measure Z or Lake Elsinore’s upcoming Municipal Election, visit the links below. 

City Clerk's Office - Election InformationUpcoming Election and Find your District

Riverside County Registrar of Voters 


  • What is Measure Z?
  • How does Measure Z address current public safety needs?
  • Will Measure Z help prevent cuts in City services?
  • What are the community identified spending priorities for Measure Z?
  • What else is on the November 3rd Municipal ballot?
  • Where can I get more information about Measure Z or the Municipal Election?
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