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Imagining A Redeveloped Grossmont Center
LA MESA -- When the lease on the land under Grossmont Center…Continue
A Day To Pause And Think
LA MESA – Once a year the City Council retreats away with the city staff and, without an agenda, a public hearing or angry citizens dominating the session the way…Continue
Taking A Moment To Remember Korea
LA MESA -- No matter how many times the City Council starts a meeting with a salute to veterans, it never seems to get old.
Perhaps it is the age of the veterans -- in most cases seventy years removed from the events of their youth that made them veterans. Or maybe it is the unstated but evident fact that these gentlemen are quickly leaving us.
Local Residents Celebrate The New 52
SANTEE -- In many ways it was the most California of events. Thousands of local residents gathered to celebrate two new ribbons of concrete snaking through the hills of East County San Diego.
If ever there were a people on this planet who understood the benefits of a good road, it is Californians. And thousands made…
Added by La Mesa Today on March 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Helix Water District Shrinks Its Budget
By Russell Buckley
So reads the headline in the most recent edition of Helix Highlights - a glossy publication from HWD. I am happy to see costs reduced. I assume that will mean lower water rates - a thing I expect most of us can agree about. But a little more reflection on the article brings out the skeptic in me. Ongoing MOU negotiations, which many of us…Continue
La Mesa Will Look At More Consolidation
LA MESA -- The City Council took another step down the road to further consolidation of city services Tuesday afternoon. The council voted to have the city staff begin formally studying consolidation of the city's animal control services with El Cajon.
City staff will also begin looking at options in…Continue
PBID Committee Sets First Agenda
LA MESA – The committee studying the possibility of establishing a Property Based Improvement District in downtown La Mesa has been formed and is beginning to publicize its meetings and agendas.
The committee is planning its first formal meeting Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. in the La Mesa Police…Continue
David Smyle, a LaMesaToday.com member, is one of the founding members of the East County Tax Hawks group. He files this report on the organization's behalf.
At Wednesday’s HWD Board Meeting, the East County Tax Hawks brought to light how the failure of HWD Boards to act responsibly and in the best interests of the rate payers in the last two employee MOUs is going to cost the rate payer. Since 2002, HWD has hired 76 people of the 150 current employees or over 50% of…Continue
LA MESA -- The East County Tax Hawks, a fledgling group formed recently to focus on government spending and public employee benefits, plans to return to the…Continue
LEMON AVENUE -- La Mesa Police Chief Alan Lanning conducted a neighborhood meeting at Lemon Avenue Elementary School Wednesday night. He fielded kind questions from an apparently…Continue
LA MESA -- The City Council began Tuesday night's meeting with a tribute to World War II veterans.
Councilman Dave Allan, who is heading the effort to…
LA MESA – The Steering Committee analyzing the possibility of establishing a property-based improvement district in downtown La Mesa held an organizational…Continue
HELIX WATER DISTRICT – The board that oversees delivery of water to most homes in East County met Thursday and heard from a few of their customers who have been…Continue
I am just back from the Helix Water District meeting. Their agenda today was pretty large but my area of concern was their labour negotiations, etc. As I sit here I am amazed. Some 260,000 customers go to their mailboxes and extract their water bill each month. It would seem from the monumental turn out that practically all are either totally satisfied with their monthly bills, perfectly happy how the District continues…Continue
Added by David Stanley on February 16, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Posted By David Smyle
We need a show of force at this Wednesday's HWD Board meeting at 2 pm at the HWD offices. Tell everyone you know who can make it to show up at the meeting and let the Board know their continued acceptance and promotion of these excessive employee beneifts EMPLOYEE BENEFIT…
Citizens Move To Form Taxpayer Watchdog Group
LA MESA -- A group of La Mesans and other East County residents are attempting to form a special taxpayers' watchdog group.
In a press announcement, filed with LaMesaToday.com on Sunday, La Mesa resident David Smyle, said the purpose of the group is to research and highlight governmental excesses and to spur more community…
YOUTH OPPORTUNITY ON THE CITY OF LA MESA’S
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
La Mesa… The City is currently looking for a youth representative to serve on the Environmental Sustainability Commission. Applicants must live within the city limits of La Mesa and not be more than 21 years of age.
Applications may be obtained by accessing the City of La Mesa website, www.cityoflamesa.com or from…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Why Russell Buckley Keeps Talking Pensions
By Chris Lavin, Editor
LA MESA – The City Council…Continue
City Looking For A Few Good DriversContinue
Added by La Mesa Today on February 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Officials Seek Support For Marine's Pet
LA MESA -- A local U.S. Marine who is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder recently purchased a companion dog from a local pet store that may have been the product of a puppy mill.
The dog almost immediately had health problems and the marine was left with vet bills he couldn't afford.
Mayor Art Madrid today held a press…