All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Government' (456)

La Mesa City Council

City Opens Its Books Permanently

LA MESA -- Amid an otherwise long but routine meeting, the City of La Mesa took a large step into the direction of more open government Tuesday.

The city's…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 24, 2014 at 5:52am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics



Mayor's Race In The Spotlight

LA MESA -- La Mesa's campaign season got a moment in the spotlight Friday as a segment on KPBS Radio and TV Editor's Roundtable. La Mesa Today Editor Chris Lavin discussed the mayoral race with host Mark Sauer and other local…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 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

Weekly Crime Report

School Zones Are Police Focus

LA MESA -- Police are offering trips for making the drop off zones around schools less chaotic and safer for pedestrians and motorists.

See Traffic Information below.

Case Highlights: On September 7th, 2014 at approximately 8:20 PM,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 11, 2014 at 3:35pm — 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 City Council

Council Will Weigh Parking Commission Advice

LA MESA -- The City Council meets today at 4 p.m. and will take up the issue of whether parking fees should be eliminated during the downtown Village streetscape project.

The topic has become a hot one since the pain of torn up streets and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 9, 2014 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Getting To The Root Of Downtown Trees

LA MESA -- Next to a beloved pet lying lifeless in the road, there may not be anything quite as depressing as a stump where a majestic tree canopy once soared.

Such is the grimacing going on these days as residents walk the beloved La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 8, 2014 at 4:27pm — 10 Comments

La Mesa Politics

La Mesa Candidates Work Street By Street

LA MESA -- While much of the political campaign world has gone hi-tech and electronic, running for office in the Jewel of the Hills has clearly remained decidedly low-tech.

As Labor Day, the traditional starters gun for campaign seasons,…

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

La Mesa Village Development

Crews Moving Quickly On Streetscape

LA MESA -- The downtown Village streetscape project continues with the first outlines of the new curbs and sidewalks starting to emerge from the dirt as this extended section in front of the La Mesa Pharmacy reveals. Click on the photo above for an enlarged…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Focus

Water Restrictions Increase As Drought Worsens

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa issued the latest edition of La Mesa Focus, the city's newsletter, including details of the latest water restrictions being imposed by the Helix Water District and details of on-going city projects.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 2, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments

La Mesa Election 2014: Term Limits

Is There A Better Way?

By Anthony D. Mc Ivor

First of four essays on the Term Limit proposal submitted by  La Mesa Today member Anthony D. Mc Ivor. Readers are encouraged to comment below or submit formal responses to be considered…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 2, 2014 at 5:30am — 24 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Some Tips To Encourage Buckling Up

LA MESA -- Police are offering some constructive approaches to persuading loved ones to use their seat belts -- described as the most effective protection in a crash. See Traffic Information below:

Case Highlights: On August 19, 2014,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 27, 2014 at 7:14am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Council May Mull Driveway Flyer Limits

LA MESA -- The City Council meets Tuesday afternoon, but the agenda suggests this could be a relatively short meeting.

Councilwoman Ruth Sterling has brought up a subject that should warm the hearts of many homeowners. She is asking that the city attorney investigate the city's authority to regulate the distribution of free and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 11, 2014 at 11:30am — 10 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

School Kids Head Back To The Books

LA MESA -- Helix High School leads the return to the classroom this summer today with school opening at its University Avenue area campus.

Police were welcoming the school year back with a reminder to motorists that traffic control will be enforcing…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 6, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Signs Of The Coming Season

LA MESA -- A sure sign of the warming of the political season is the first complaint to City Hall about political signs.

Like Christmas decorations appearing before Thanksgiving, the arrival of the yard signs in the summer months strike some as too early for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 5, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

After-Hours Purchase Leads To Arrests

LA MESA -- An early morning transaction that wasn't what it first seemed had local police hopping this week. See Case Highlights below.

Case Highlights: On July 26th, at 1:38 a.m., police received a call from a victim stating that…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Missing Man Found Safe

CASA DE ORO -- The San Diego Sheriff's Department was asking the public's help in finding an elderly man who had been reported lost in our area.

72-year-old Robert Silva was reported missing in Casa de Oro just before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 24th when he…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Get Funding Help In Alcohol Fight

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department has been awarded a $21,668 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. This is important to the city of La Mesa in order to increase protection for youth and to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

A Quiet Night In The Local League

LA MESA -- Local government, as a sport, would be baseball. It's a long season and not every game can be exciting.

Tuesday evening, the La Mesa city council moved through a routine agenda that was more about the details of governing than resolution of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Politics

 What’s Going On In La Mesa Politics?

 This will be an eventful year. A small band of political activists is drafting a surprising coda to the city’s centennial. Their mischief pushes the notion of voter sovereignty into the balance for the first time in the city’s history. 

 After nearly 25 years of failed experiments elsewhere, the flawed and still unproven notion…

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Added by Anthony D. Mc Ivor on July 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — 62 Comments

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