Though the phrase may be “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” for Lake Elsinore it’s more “If it’s broken, just toss money at the problem and expect change.” The city’s officials have been less than impressed with the local campgrounds at Riverside Drive, once filled to the brim with tourists but up until recently overflowing with garbage, according to The Press-Enterprise
. Despite all of this the city has renewed its contract with park owners Pyramid Enterprises, which has been in control of the camp since 2001. The city has poured millions of dollars into the site: cleaning it as much as they could, adding a boat launch, and attempting to aerate the lake. Only the first succeeded, with the boat launch halted due to the recession and the lake project never picking up. So remind us again . . . why was Pyramid’s contract renewed? It may be less about customer satisfaction rather than the likelier probability that no one else wants to touch the place. Now who wants to go camping?