All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Kristine Alessio' (48)

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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

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Winds Of Change On Allison Avenue

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- It has been almost a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 19 Comments

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Perhaps History Will Be Kinder To Madrid

LA MESA – If politics were truly like boxing,…

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

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Entering Election's Black Hole

LA MESA -- Elections are the black holes in the government universe. The closer election day comes, the stronger the political gravity. It starts pulling on everything, eventually drawing all activity to a standstill.

Tuesday's council meeting had some…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 14, 2014 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

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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

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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

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City Employee Raises Are Approved, 4-1

LA MESA -- La Mesa's city employees will be getting their first raises in seven years.

The council voted 4-1 Tuesday evening to approve new, two-year contracts that will give city workers 3 percent raises each of the next two …

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 25, 2014 at 5:37am — 4 Comments

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Mark Arapostathis Will Run For Mayor

LA MESA -- Mark Arapostathis, a school teacher, theater director and City Council member,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

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Ewin Won't Seek Re-Election In November

LA MESA -- Ernie Ewin, the long-serving City Councilman, who had two different stints in La Mesa leadership, has chosen to step aside.

Ewin Tuesday morning told the Union-Tribune that he would not seek re-election in November, clearing the way for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

On La Mesa: The Politics Of Personality

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- After more than three decades in public service to La Mesa, Art Madrid is recognized wherever he goes. Old friends, constituents, the sons and daughters of former campaign workers, residents who sought help from or sometimes fought with City Hall.

They come up and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 30, 2014 at 11:30am — 23 Comments

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Of Chickens, High Heels And Liberty  

LA MESA -- Watching the La Mesa government machine is truly a tale of two cities these days.

Professional city staff quietly goes about pretty sophisticated operations in efficient, laudatory ways, while the elected oversight can look more and more…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2014 at 12:30am — 15 Comments

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Survey Suggests Desire For Leadership Change

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

Click On Any Graphic For A Larger, More Easily Read Version.…

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

On La Mesa: What Do You Think?

Ten Questions For La Mesa's Future

LA MESA -- Heading into another election year in the Jewel of the Hills, we thought it would be good to gauge the mood of the electorate.

While…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 9, 2014 at 7:14am — 18 Comments

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Fielding Concerns Big And Small

LA MESA -- The City Council's second Town Hall meeting moved from the west to northeast La Mesa and found a large audience with many more concerns and a bit more vitriol than encountered recently in Rolando.

A two-hour meeting at Northmont Elementary…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2014 at 2:30am — 11 Comments

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3-2 Vote Strips Madrid Of SANDAG Post

LA MESA -- 2014 is an election year for the La Mesa City Council and that was immediately clear in the first meeting of the year.

Tuesday night's council meeting began with a warm and heartfelt proclamation for Ron and Mary Alice Brady, honoring the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 14, 2014 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

A Year In Review: 2013

2013: Prologue To A Key Political Year

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- John Steinbeck knew the truth about real change. "Men do change,'' he wrote, "and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 27, 2013 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Vice Mayor Kristine Alessio met with Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®

La Mesa City Council member Kristine Alessio was the featured guest speaker at a recent roundtable hosted by the Government Affairs East Committee of the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® (PSAR), a trade group for San Diego-area realtors.

Alessio, who is serving as vice mayor during her first year on the council following her election in November 2012, provided PSAR members with an update on new development projects in La Mesa, as well as retail opportunities and growth…

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Added by rick griffin on November 14, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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Not Exactly Terms Of Endearment

LA MESA -- Two weeks after calling for a 60 day delay in any decision on a "term limit" referendum, City Councilman Ernie Ewin suddenly returned the issue to the council's agenda Tuesday. But if term limit supporters were hoping Ewin suddenly saw the issue…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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City To Oktoberfest: Tighten Up Security

LA MESA -- City Police Chief Ed Aceves addressed the City Council Tuesday and made it clear that the large gatherings of unsupervised teenagers at Oktoberfest is threatening the safety and security of the event.

Describing scenes of as many as…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2013 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

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