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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
LA MESA -- It has taken me a few days to change my vocabulary regarding where I work. For almost twenty years, I worked over in the commercial district of La Mesa. I always referred to where I work as "my office, " despite the fact that it was mostly warehouse…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
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 -- 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
Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2012 at 7:41am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Amid Challenges, Merchants Elect Officers
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association met Monday night and voted to add one new officer and re-elected all the other current officers.
But a critic of the association's recent practices is still challenging the election process and fears the association will face criticism from state and…Continue
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association held its organizational meeting Thursday night. It elected officers, approved…Continue
City Permit Changes Will Get Clarifying Action
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association will have a little extra time to get its books in order.
Clarifying a vote by City Council members at last week's meeting, city officials said today new rules governing applications for the use of city streets will require a return trip to council and probably won't take full…
Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments
City Will Scrutinize Permit Applicants More Closely
LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa is going to take a little closer look at organizations seeking to use city streets for special events.
The council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to require those seeking special events permits to prove their organization's paper work is in order and that its financial…Continue
By Chris Lavin, Editor
LA MESA – When the Downtown Village Merchants Association filed its 2010 taxes the IRS form included this routine question: Was the organization a party to a business…Continue
PBID Gets Down To Brass Tax
LA MESA -- The group of merchants and property owners working on downtown La Mesa's future took a definitive step Wednesday night in shaping the proposed Property Based Improvement District.
The steering committee voted to raise $378,100 annually by levying fees against the 170 properties and using the money to improve…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
Car Show To Pay 100 Percent Of City Costs
LA MESA – The City Council approved an application for the Downtown Merchants Association to host the Thursday night car shows this summer,…Continue
LA MESA – On Monday night, members of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce informed the La Mesa Village Merchants Association that it planned to file for its own permit for its portion of the annual Oktoberfest event this…Continue