All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'City Council' (31)

La Mesa Politics

Mailers Signal A Turn To The Negative

LA MESA -- With less than two weeks to go to election day, things are turning a bit rough in the Jewel of the Hills.

Mayor Art Madrid Friday began circulating a direct mail piece that extolled his virtues on one side while…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 18, 2014 at 7:00pm — 30 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Trying Hard To Look Different

LA MESA -- On his third attempt at winning a City Council seat, Patrick Dean (speaking in photo above) has clearly decided it is time to stand out.

On a warm October evening, with election night just a few brief weeks away, Dean injected an element of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 7, 2014 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Candidates Forum A Polite Affair

LA MESA -- As he began the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Thursday night, La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid endeavored to draw a clear distinction between he and his opponent,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 18, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Council Votes To Turn Off Parking Meters

LA MESA -- Endeavoring to share the pain of Village merchants living through the streetscape construction zone, the City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to offer two free hours of parking to shoppers.

The change won't begin until at least mid-October…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 9, 2014 at 9:00pm — 17 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

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Crowd Gathers To Boost Legacy Project

LA MESA -- It was a full house Saturday as residents gathered…

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Added by Gina Garcia on May 3, 2014 at 4:24pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Centennial Installation Gets A Big Gift

LA MESA -- The effort to build a Centennial legacy project in La Mesa Village got a big boost Tuesday with the surprise announcement of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 23, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Village Redevelopment

Getting To The Core Of Village Streets

LA MESA -- Crews were out Friday in the downtown Village taking core samples from La Mesa Boulevard and several sides streets. The cores will let construction companies bidding for the contracts for rebuilding the streets know what they can expect as…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 4, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Mark Arapostathis Will Run For Mayor

LA MESA -- Mark Arapostathis, a school teacher, theater director and City Council member,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Ewin Won't Seek Re-Election In November

LA MESA -- Ernie Ewin, the long-serving City Councilman, who had two different stints in La Mesa leadership, has chosen to step aside.

Ewin Tuesday morning told the Union-Tribune that he would not seek re-election in November, clearing the way for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

On La Mesa: The Politics Of Personality

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- After more than three decades in public service to La Mesa, Art Madrid is recognized wherever he goes. Old friends, constituents, the sons and daughters of former campaign workers, residents who sought help from or sometimes fought with City Hall.

They come up and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 30, 2014 at 11:30am — 23 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Of Chickens, High Heels And Liberty  

LA MESA -- Watching the La Mesa government machine is truly a tale of two cities these days.

Professional city staff quietly goes about pretty sophisticated operations in efficient, laudatory ways, while the elected oversight can look more and more…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2014 at 12:30am — 15 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Will Weigh Madrid Proposals

LA MESA -- The City Council holds its third meeting of this month and will arrive in the chambers Tuesday  to a virtual flurry of proposals by Mayor Art Madrid.

As the political season has approached, Madrid, who has experienced La Mesa's realpolitik…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 23, 2014 at 8:00am — 43 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Money Remains Tight For City

LA MESA -- The City Council Thursday is spending a full day discussing the city's long-term plans and challenges.

The meeting, held in the public meeting room at the city's Fire Station on Allison Avenue began with a discussion of the city's finances which…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 13, 2014 at 10:50am — 5 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Fielding Concerns Big And Small

LA MESA -- The City Council's second Town Hall meeting moved from the west to northeast La Mesa and found a large audience with many more concerns and a bit more vitriol than encountered recently in Rolando.

A two-hour meeting at Northmont Elementary…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2014 at 2:30am — 11 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Another Skirmish Leaves Madrid Spurned

LA MESA -- At its last regular meeting, the City Council let die without a second a proposal by Mayor Art Madrid to seek national All-American City status for this city.

At Tuesday night's meeting, council members learned the effort is going on…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

A Tranquil 'Town Hall' Greets Leaders

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council took its annual Town Hall meet and greet away from City Hall and out among the neighborhoods on Thursday evening. Considering the relative warmth and amiability they encountered at Rolando Elementary School, the civic…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 7, 2014 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa City Council

City To Oktoberfest: Tighten Up Security

LA MESA -- City Police Chief Ed Aceves addressed the City Council Tuesday and made it clear that the large gatherings of unsupervised teenagers at Oktoberfest is threatening the safety and security of the event.

Describing scenes of as many as…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Votes 3-2 To Delay Term Limit Decision

LA MESA -- For the second meeting in a row, the City Council moved quietly through a routine agenda until the subject of term limits once again stirred oratory, political posturing and philosophical jousting.

Council member Kristine…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 22, 2013 at 10:34pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Cuts PBID Support Funds

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 10, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Lots Of Ideas For Improving La Mesa Village

LA MESA -- More than 100 residents gathered at the Community Center Thursday evening to talk downtown.

Presented by the city's Planning Department with an overview of efforts to reassess the condition and needs of the La Mesa Village downtown…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

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