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Group Forms To Pursue Term Limits
LA MESA -- An alliance of La Mesa political activists and politicians will band together to try and force a referendum on term limits in La Mesa in next November's election.
Bill Baber, a political campaign manager (photo right), City Councilwoman…
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…Continue
Term Limits And Chickens On Agenda
LA MESA -- The City Council agenda for Tuesday will include a proposal by new City Council member Kristine Alessio that could have significant implications for future local politics. Alessio (right) is asking fellow council members to allow voters in…Continue
Amid Bitter Fight, Council Clips Budget, Madrid's Wings
After a few hours of angry debate and a series of votes that, in the parliamentary form of…Continue
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…
LA MESA -- The long and winding history of attempts to establish a Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village has had many distinct eras.
There were the Awkward Formative Months.
Then the Contentious Adolescent…
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,…Continue
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…
LA MESA -- With news of the last piece of funding potentially in place, attention quickly turned to the unfinished business of determining how refined the finishing touches will be for La Mesa's downtown Village revitalization effort.
City Councilman Ernie…Continue
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…Continue
City Brews Up A Zoning Change
LA MESA -- The remnants of Prohibition officially ended in the Jewel of the Hills Tuesday night.
The City Council voted 5-0 to eliminate restrictions from zoning laws that kept micro-breweries and wine making operations from opening in La Mesa.
Mayor Art Madrid pointed to development and spurred economic develoment that has occurred around the new micro-brewery in…Continue
Neighbors Don't Welcome 7-Eleven
LA MESA -- Tuesday's City Council was a short, mostly sweet affair, perhaps reflecting the looming election season and a desire by some not to rock the boat. The meeting featured a brief neighborhood struggle and some hopeful talk about Bill Walton and the NBA Hall of Famer's effort to help fundraise for a new Boys and Girls Club in La Mesa.
Several residents of the…Continue
Choices Abound in Council Race
LA MESA -- Within minutes of the start of Thursday's candidates forum, it was clear the five candidates would be giving La Mesa a broad range of choices in filling the two…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
PBID 'Not Dead' Proponents Say
Members of the PBID Steering Committee who have been collecting petitions met…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
Getting To The Bottom Of City Issues
LA MESA -- There is a couple in La Mesa who have found a way to make the cable broadcast of even the most uneventful City Council meeting engaging and enjoyable.
The couple -- who pleaded for anonymity on this -- fill a collection of shot glasses with their preferred libation. They then list on a grid likely occurrences, say like "merchant Bill Jaynes mentions the…Continue
Finding Support For Students Beating The Odds
GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- If you want to feel better about the youth of America -- or at least of East County -- stop by at one of the twice annual scholarship award ceremonies conducted by…Continue
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