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Temecula's Economy On The Rebound, City Says

An Oct. 25 news release from the city indicates sales tax receipts are up compared to last year.

The following is a news release from the City of Temecula:

The City of Temecula is pleased to report that sales tax receipts for the second quarter (April –June) of 2012 show a 9.9 percent increase compared to the same period one year ago. Genie Wilson, Chief Financial Officer, stated, “This increase is due to business and industry receipts that were much stronger than a year ago.  In addition, strong sales in the auto and transportation sector also played a key factor in this reported increase”.

Mayor Chuck Washington added, “The City is very pleased with this sales tax report as it demonstrates that the local economy is continuing to recover”. 

Statewide, sales tax receipts increased by 7.5 percent.

GD October 27, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Has not for years.
GD October 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Aren't the police using the old fire department trailer at the intersection of Overland Trail and Redhawk Parkway? Go by there all the time but I'll have to really look now.
GD October 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Sunshine, youjust listed two positives for Paul. Not that abortion or gay marriage wind up being real big issues in the city anyway. (Although I'm curious to know whether Birth Choice Temecula is still getting grant money from the city.)
GD October 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM
How is having a nearly three million dollar budget surplus being roke?
Jim October 28, 2012 at 12:44 AM
MaryAnne, I mean Walking on Temecula Residents (Sunshine), I got the 7 minutes from your own "Police Department Monthly Report" at the meeting you attended. The response time for a Priority One (emergency) call is 6.7 minutes. I rounded it to 7. It that Ok with you looking down on us all? Here is your own Police Report. http://sire.cityoftemecula.org/sirepub/cache/2/ryjjrmhsx55vb0xd1tjepmrw/105902710272012054119702.PDF
Jim October 28, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Did Temecula City Council show you the numbers GD? Do you believe anything you read? Do you believe that Obama did all he could to save Americans who were killed on 9-11? Do you believe that ObamaCare is good for you? Do you believe anything that comes out of the mouth of the City Council? Would you believe it if I showed you proof that Temecula City Council is hiding $98,000,000.00? Walking on Sunshine, Is this correct? The City Council stole $98 million from the RDA on February 22, 2011. Who wants to prove me wrong MaryAnne?
Jim October 28, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Old Town Temecula is good for business for those who run their business for FREE. Jeff Commecheros (Temecula City Council) wife runs the Penny Pickle for FREE. No rent and everything is paid for. She simply sells and keeps her money. Jeffs boss, Dan Stephenson owns Rancon. Dan Stephensons wife was given the Theater downtown after Temecula City Council gave them $11,000,000.00. Plus, all daily expenses are Paid in Full by the City of Temecula. Again, why is it that only those in the City Council, their wives and their friends are the only ones making money in Old Town? Here is the article on the $11,000,000.00. Why are Temecula Residents not upset? http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/busy-old-town-temecula-community-theater-faces-many-demands/article_0d37b3ef-bd50-59fd-ad42-e751a5c9623a.html Maybe Walking on Sunshine can explain this to us.
Eric Cartman October 28, 2012 at 01:20 AM
*broke I bet that you still believe in global warming and the tooth fairy? There is no surplus, you have been duped. The budget was approved in June with a +200k deficit. http://youtu.be/0nd61UqMWq8
Jim October 28, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Amen Sheila. Temecula City Council gave Front Street Plaza Partners, Inc. over $10,000,000.00 of FREE CASH. Try to go online and find Front Street Plaza Partners, Inc. Nope. No one their. Also, they do not exist at the address provided by Mike Naggar. Nope. Again, only crooks make money in Old Town. And it is about to be uncovered by the California State Controllers Financial Auditors.
Jim October 28, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Paul Jacobs also bashed everyone who was against the Mosque. Yes, some people are afraid of Islamic Muslim Brotherhood owners of the mosque. But Paul stood smug and proud to stand up for Islam. That is when he announced that "He is a Sufi Muslim".
Jim October 28, 2012 at 01:39 AM
@Walking on Sunshine. Tell us where Front Street Plaza Partners, Inc. are located. You gave Todd Dalton and his dad millions. Now Todd works at a bank. Where is Front Street Plaza Partners, Inc? Here is Todd smiling after getting $4 million FREE CASH from Temecula City Council. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/todd-dalton/b/694/6b5
GD October 28, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Hmm. I think you meant "everything, not "anything." I don't believe everything I read or everything ANYONE tells me. Presuming you meant to say "everything," No, no, yes, yes, no, yes. OK?
Jim October 28, 2012 at 04:03 AM
@Cartman. You need to add: Temecua City Council stole (shielded) $120,000,000.00 or Redevelopment money when they were supposed to turn it in. This city council is like a drug addict when it comes to spending money with their developer friends. This is also how they have a so-called surplus. I'm sure Walking on Sunshine can explain how they criminally gave away millions to Todd Dalton on February 22, 2011. http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/temecula/temecula-more-than-million-in-funds-shielded-from-state/article_c21b5417-25aa-5118-934f-005099ef6572.html
5150 October 28, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Get all the Incumbents out and elect new people,Cmon Man!!
Eric Cartman October 28, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Flush the political toilet in Temecula: http://i.imgur.com/RQdwh.jpg
Long Time Temecula Resident October 28, 2012 at 05:19 PM
November 6th, 2007 The city council voted to not reappoint Jacobs to the traffic commission, though he applied for reappointment. In the history of Temecula, a commissioner has never failed to be reappointed except in this case. Why? Jacobs was divisive , arrogant, and use his platform on the commission to advance his liberal agenda. No one could work with him.. Staff and other memebers begged the city council to not reappoint him. I was there, and history was made. For the first time ever a sitting commissiner was booted off. Somone needs to put this in a mailer!
David Shisler October 28, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Wow sales receipts are up,especially in the Auto and Transportation sector, I would have to say that the city council putting up that Auto Mall sign which drew dealers to the area and gets them customers must have been a super idea, helped round out the cities coffers. The Theater downtown however it came to be, is another great idea, I go there two three times a year, and the Merc. Thanks to whoever made it happen.
Jim October 28, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Redevelopment money was not supposed to be used for that purpose (building parking lots at the mall and Auto mall signs). Now, the citizens will have to pick up the tab. Again, the sign cost $750,000.00. The citizens of Temecula had no say in the matter. Only certain "friends of the city council" were included in making money. The city council is hiding $120,000,000.00 and giving it to friends. Also, the city pays "all" the bills on Dan Stephenson's theater. Only certain friends get these types of great deals. Every business in Temecula would love to operate and profit if the city council is going to pay all of the bills. Geez... Wake Up.
David Shisler October 28, 2012 at 10:52 PM
ya I forgot the parking lots at the mall, that was another good Idea, it's full everytime I want to use it. It was definitely was needed. That would help with sales I would think, which also helps the city, I think.
The Patriot October 29, 2012 at 01:15 AM
David just preaches freedom but really knows nothing about it. He enjoys the security that comes from his chains and his security blanket that covers his eyes. You are no Patriot sir.
Jim October 29, 2012 at 02:26 AM
The parking lot was not "blighted". The city council of Temecula has been choosing "winners" and "losers". The citizens of Temecula never had any input on the hundreds of millions of dollars given to the friends of the Temecula City Council. These bonds must be paid back and an increase in tax revenue will not be enough. The house of cards will tumble once the State Controller Audits Temecula. Temecula gave "Front Street Plaza Partners" over $10,000,000.00 but this scam company created by Todd Dalton does not exist. C'mon, give us a smart answer. Tell us where Front Street Plaza Partners are located. Not even a website. Wake up Temecula.
Jim October 29, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Wake Up Temecula! Citizens will Never recoup this FREE MONEY given to the Friends of the Temecula City Council. 1.1.3 "2006 Indenture" means the Indenture of Trust, dated as of December 1, 2006 between the Agency and the Trustee related to the "Redevelopment Agency of the City of Temecula, Temecula Redevelopment Project No. I, $18,105,000 2006 Tax Allocation Bonds, Series A, and $3,040,000 2006 Tax Allocation Bonds, Series B (Subordinate Lien)" as amended or supplemented pursuant to the tenns thereof. 1.1.4 "Acquisition Agreement" means that certain acquisition and funding agreement or agreement of similar name and purpose to be entered into by the Agency and FC Temecula pursuant to which the Agency will acquire the East Parking Facility from FC Temecula. 1.1.5 "Agency'' means the Redevelopment Agency ofthe City of Temecula, a public body,•corporate and politic, exercising governmental functions and powers, and organized and existing under the Redevelopment Law, with full power and authority to execute this Agreement.
Long Time Temecula Resident October 29, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Oy Jim, you sounding like Paul Jacobs mixed in with a little Jamie White. Mail wishes to expand, Temecula helps by paying half for parking structure, mall expands creates jobs, sales tax reveinue for city goes up, tax on mall goes up due to expansion, city made whole on the deal in 7 years. Gravy thereafter. Don't be hating
Jim October 29, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Very funny. Walking on Sunshine you sound like MaryAnne Edwards mixed in with a little Naggar.
David Shisler October 29, 2012 at 04:00 AM
The patriot tells me I'm not a patriot and that I preach freedom but know nothing about it, this makes me laugh, so I must be a loyalist.
Jim October 29, 2012 at 05:49 AM
MaryAnne (Waking on Temecula Residents and Sunshine). you make it highly apparent that you stick up for your colleagues on the Temecula City Council. As a citizen it wil be super if just one of you would stand up to the other members of the Temecula city council. Instead, you work hard on the patch to protect your 5-0 vote. Even if someone else won you would still have a 4-1 vote. Why are you so afraid that someone else will come in to your city council world with a fresh perspective?
The Patriot October 29, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Actually, you are what we call a sheep. "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin
The Patriot October 29, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Trying to change her mind is a waste of time. She is part of the problem and will NEVER be a part of the solution nor care about the mess that she has left in her wake. She will be dealt with soon enough. She can enjoy her last term on the council for now. We will see how tall she stands when she is packing her box.
The Patriot October 29, 2012 at 06:35 PM
"November 6th, 2007 The city council voted to not reappoint Jacobs to the traffic commission, though he applied for reappointment. In the history of Temecula, a commissioner has never failed to be reappointed except in this case. Why? Jacobs was divisive , arrogant, and use his platform on the commission to advance his liberal agenda. No one could work with him.. Staff and other memebers begged the city council to not reappoint him. I was there, and history was made. For the first time ever a sitting commissiner was booted off. Somone needs to put this in a mailer!" This is a great example of the "CLUB" if you're not part of it, then you're out. Textbook example of a corrupt city government. Paul wouldn't play the game so you sent him home... Well... I believe that this Council and their czars are the ones that need to be sent home.
Eric Cartman October 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Maryann, was this what you meant? http://i.imgur.com/5u8Sv.jpg

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