All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Craig Maxwell' (12)

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The Changing Of The Guard

LA MESA -- There is a reason presidents bring great poets to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 10, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Survey Suggests Desire For Leadership Change

The First of A Two Part Report On The La Mesa Poll.

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Madrid, Ewin Face Off In Public Spat

LA MESA -- A subtle, simmering feud between La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid and City Councilman Ernie Ewin became very public -- and a little bit ugly -- Tuesday.

In a prepared presentation at the start of a regular council meeting, Ewin revealed that Madrid…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 9, 2013 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

La Mesa Government

Some New Ideas From Familiar Crowd

LA MESA -- City Council members Kristine Alessio and Ernie Ewin aspired to make the more complex challenges facing this city more penetrable and to spur more dialogue among the populace. Saturday's first attempt at a round-table community dialogue was noble,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 8, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

An Evening Of Pot And Pot Shots

LA MESA -- Tuesday afternoon's gathering of the La Mesa City Council was, from a purely news perspective, a pretty light gruel.

Local proponents of medical marijuana came in with enough signatures to force a referendum in 2014 and featured a talk by…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2012 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments

Downtown Village Development

Still Seeking The Third Way

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 5, 2012 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Becomes A 'La Mesa Love-fest'

LA MESA -- When a large group of people show up at a City Council meeting it usually means two things: People are angry and it is going to be a long night.

So as the crowd continued to swell past 150 Tuesday night at what had been billed as the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 7, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

Supporters Say 'Petition Phase' Looking Promising

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2012 at 7:41am — No Comments

On La Mesa

Listening To Our Better Angels

LA MESA -- If you were like the vast majority of La Mesans Saturday night, you were finishing Christmas shopping or were gathering with friends and family for card games, watching football, sharing food.

For a small number of our fellow citizens, Saturday…

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Added by Chris Lavin on December 18, 2011 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

La Mesa City Council

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

City Council

Majority Reject Mayor's Permit Plan

LA MESA -- This much is clear: In an unusual move, the city council voted 4-1 Tuesday against an effort supported by Mayor Art Madrid that was aimed at increasing the scrutiny of groups applying for city special event…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 8, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

City Council Meeting

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 26, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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