Mayor clarifies position on last week’s city budget vote

Minority council votes still consistent with Measure U mandate File PhotosMayor Michael Perciful. Mayor Pro Tem Karlee Meyer. ■ Chris Smith / Advisory Editor Hemet Mayor Michael Perciful issued a statement this week following the City Council’s passage of the 2018-2019 budget clarifying his and Mayor Pro Tem Karlee Meyer’s votes on the use of Measure U funds. Perciful took issue with press coverage of the budget discussion saying that it was never made clear in published reports that both he and Meyer believe that the original proposed budget presented by City Manager Allen Parker was consistent with both the intent and language of Measure U, an assertion confirmed at the

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