Mayor Max listens attentively to updates from firefighters on July 26.
Photo courtesy the mayor’s staff

Mayor Max II is very happy about the Cranston Fire disaster’s amazing outcome. Firefighters, early responders, hot-shot teams and supporters from the community unified cooperatively to save animals and this made him very happy, too.

The mayor reported, “At 3 a.m., we went to the fire line to see how much time we had to get out and saw dozens of horse trailers loading horses. I was awestruck about this incredible community and the extreme goodness of people, and I barked a lot to express my appreciation. It’s amazing how much goodness emerges when people come together. Incidences of destruction are far outweighed by the exquisite power of love exhibited by the vast majority,” the mayor said.

Mayor Max and his cabinet did their best to stay cool in Temecula until power and generator energy was restored at home. He intends to visit town daily as roads are opening, and it’s his goal to visit each street in Idyllwild during the month of August to welcome his cherished community home.

The mayor’s office is planning an extensive outreach to the Inland Empire, coastal cities and deserts reminding the area about Idyllwild’s vibrance and resilience and to help the community renew itself as a tourist destination.