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LA MESA -- The year 2013 was marked by much public giving in La Mesa. Time, effort and treasure was expended by the few on behalf of the many in a variety of ways. And it is that ethic that inspired the selection of these three nominees for La Mesan of the Year…Continue
LA MESA -- The proponents of the Property Based Improvement District came before the City Council Tuesday afternoon and they started with a history lesson.
Lynn McRea (in photo above), the local accountant who has headed the PBID effort, reminded the…Continue
New, Slimmer PBID Has A Coming Out
LA MESA -- La Mesa got its first glimpse at a pared down Property Based Improvement District that…Continue
Seeking A PBID Cesarean
LA MESA -- It has been nine months since the supporters of the La Mesa Village Property Based Improvement District last formally appeared before the City Council. "Long enough to have produced a baby,'' as City Councilman Ernie Ewin put it.
But it became clear Tuesday that the gestation period for a PBID is longer than that of a human, and that the stretch marks and mood swings…Continue
LA MESA -- For the second time in a few weeks, two key opponents of the Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village put out a call for a community meeting on choosing a new direction for downtown development. And for a second time, a small crowd…Continue
LA MESA -- A couple of the most vocal opponents of the proposed Property Based Improvement District called a community meeting Wednesday night to discuss alternatives to the PBID.
A kind observer of the event as it unfolded might have…Continue
LA MESA -- In many ways, Tuesday started out as a sort of classic small town day.
The friends, family and admirers of local restaurateur Don Sanfilippo gathered in a church to honor a life that had been lived, in large part, at the service of La…Continue
LA MESA -- After last month's City Council meeting, supporters of creating a Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village left stunned by the council's decision not to sign the pro-PBID petition.
At the heart of their ire was City…Continue
Council Refuses To Sign PBID Petition
LA MESA -- In a tortuous meeting with more twists and turns than the road to Julian, the City Council refused to sign the Property Based Improvement District petition…Continue
LA MESA -- The city Centennial kick off managed to push some of the more contentious issues in the city to the curb for a…Continue
Village Cleanup Off To An Ecumenical Start
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Centennial Village cleanup, an event spontaneously planned by some downtown merchants and scheduled for today, drew several dozen groups of people early Saturday who…Continue
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LA MESA -- Three weeks into the petition phase of efforts to establish a Property Based Improvement District in La Mesa Village and supporters report they are more than one-third of the way to success.
Lynn McRea, the La Mesa accountant…Continue
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LA MESA -- Sunday may be a day of rest, but not for the supporters and opponents of the Property Based Improvement District in the La Mesa Village.
PBID supporters, including La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, met for more than an hour with the First Methodist Church to…Continue
A Little Heat…Continue
The PBID Debate Begins
LA MESA -- The City Council meeting Tuesday is expected to have the look and feel of the classic community controversy.
The list of speakers could be long. Even starting at 4…Continue
PBID Proposal Heading To Owners
LA MESA -- After months of picking over details, property lines, assessments and services, the steering committee for the proposed Property Based…Continue
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LA MESA -- It was the best of times and the worst of times for the Property Based Improvement District committee Wednesday night.
There were moments of great democratic wrangling and priority setting and low moments of on-going personal infighting between committee members and critics in the audience.
On the best side, after weeks of slow wrangling about little details, the group shared food and moved ahead quickly setting general parameters for spending that would be done on…Continue
PBID Committee Picks Up The Pace
LA MESA -- After weeks of handwringing and delicate debating about virtually every detail of every aspect of the proposed property based improvement district for downtown La Mesa, a majority of the committee decided to change the pace.
The steering committee voted Wednesday night on a motion by Jim Wieboldt, a…Continue
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce Wednesday celebrated the grand re-opening of All Things Bright and British, a La Mesa Boulevard store that has rebuilt itself under its new manager, Bill Jaynes.
The store has been in the family for years, but the younger Jaynes has been refurbishing for several months. The store features British specialities. Today's event…Continue
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More Mulling Of Downtown Issues
LA MESA – Tuesday’s City Council meeting was mother’s milk for government junkies. Treasurer reports, capital improvement budgets, a salute to Vietnam veterans and an overview of changes in city bidding processes was the sort of mix that only a city manager’s mother could love.
For the record: the treasurer reports…Continue
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