Fred Twyman Honored at City Council Meeting

Menifee City Council members took time last night to remember their colleague on the dais with their...

fred twyman menifeeMenifee City Council members took time last night to remember their colleague on the dais with their thoughts.

The City Council meeting started off with a moment of silence for the late Fred Twyman, who passed away suddenly on June 15th. Afterwards, they spoke about the city councilman and high school teacher...

"Fred was a friend of mine for 15 years", spoke Tom Fuhrman. "He was very instrumental on the Trails Commission, and I would like to propose renaming one of the trails after him".

Wallace Edgerton, who attended the meeting via conference call from his hospital bed after lung transplant surgery, noted the letters of support he's received from residents. "But this meeting is overshadowed by the loss of a colleague and personal friends of mine, Fred Tywman".

John Denver recounted the days when he and Twyman were at odds with each other within the Perris Union High School District. "But when we were elected to the city council, he actually smiled at me and said, 'Let's talk', and we've been good friends ever since."

Members of the public took to the podium to offer their thoughts. Chuck Ruetter suggested they rename Craig Ave, which runs behind Paloma Valley High School where Twyman taught, to Fred Twyman Ave.

Anne Pica argued that the city council should have postponed this evening's council session as a sign of respect. "I thought this city council would have at least waited until the man has been placed in the ground before proceeding with business as usual", Pica addressed. "This city council would have had plenty of time to complete their duties on the budget and at the same time show the respect that Mr. Twyman deserved from his fellow council members."

Darcy Kuenzi spoke in response, "There was given great consideration for cancelling tonight's meeting. But Fred would have wanted us to do what's best for the community."

Kuenzi went on to announce that there will be a public memorial for Fred Twyman on Friday, June 24th, at 4:30pm, at the Paloma Valley High School Gym. More details can be found on Facebook at:


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