Mayor Highlights Menifee's Progress in State of City Address

Scott Mann, the first elected mayor in Menifee's five-year history since its 2008 incorporation...


Scott Mann, the first elected mayor in Menifee's five-year history since its 2008 incorporation, praised his city council and staff for a productive cooperative effort and outlined the city's potential in his State of the City address today.

Mann addressed a crowd of more than 150 guests at Menifee Lakes Country Club in an event sponsored by the City of Menifee and Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

"Your city is thinking strategically, we're planning with the future in mind, and objectives are aligned with policy goals," Mann told the audience. "We are undertaking activities today that will produce a higher quality of life tomorrow."

A member of Menifee's original city council in 2008, Mann was re-elected to the council as the city's mayor last fall. Working with new council member Greg August and returning council members Wallace Edgerton, John Denver and Tom Furhman, Mann said one of his primary goals has been to foster an environment of cooperation and proactivity among council and staff members.

"We have sought to change the culture at City Hall and we're doing just that," Mann said. "Now, none of this would be possible without a city council that has embraced a mantra of 'reaching a principled compromise without compromising your principles.' "

While acknowledging public frustration over the many challenges facing a growing city of 82,000, Mann painted a picture of hop