All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'La Mesa Citizens Oversight Group' (5)

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…


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

La Mesa Politics

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…


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

Holding the Bag - There's More

Last week we pointed out that the La Mesa Spring Valley School District has an unfunded liability for retiree health care of almost $24,000,000. That amount of money should have been set aside to pay for promises to provide for health care after retirement - but it was not. We decided, in the interest of fai rness and requested by some taxpayers, to look at two other local…


Added by La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group on August 21, 2013 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

Who Is Left Holding LMSV $24 Million Bag?

  The La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group strongly advocates that public sector governing bodies practice sound financial management. Among other things that means paying for current services with current revenues. It is far too easy for public officials, when money is tight, to avoid making tough decisions by deferring costs into the future. One instance…


Added by La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group on August 11, 2013 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

City Council

A Costly, Cranky Day For La Mesa

LA MESA -- In many ways, Tuesday started out as a sort of classic small town day.

The friends, family and admirers of local restaurateur Don Sanfilippo gathered in a church to honor a life that had been lived, in large part, at the service of La…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 10, 2012 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

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