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La Mesan Of The Year Nominees

Five Who Led The Way In 2014

LA MESA – This was a year of new and renewal in La Mesa. There was the big political shakeup, of course, but profound change came in subtler, more incremental ways as well.

The streets of the symbolic heart of the city were being redesigned in a project…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 24, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Cuts PBID Support Funds

LA MESA -- The proponents of the Property Based Improvement District came before the City Council Tuesday afternoon and they started with a history lesson.

Lynn McRea (in photo above), the local accountant who has headed the PBID effort, reminded the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 10, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

PBID Lite Comes With Budget Pains

LA MESA -- It was Week II of the new, slimmer Property Based Improvement District planning and the lesson was clear: Less Is Not More.

The team of merchants and property owners trying to come up with a plan acceptable to a majority of Village property…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 8, 2013 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Seeking A PBID Cesarean

LA MESA -- It has been nine months since the supporters of the La Mesa Village Property Based Improvement District last formally appeared before the City Council. "Long enough to have produced a baby,'' as City Councilman Ernie Ewin put it.

But it became clear Tuesday that the gestation period for a PBID is longer than that of a human, and that the stretch marks and mood swings…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 23, 2013 at 10:38pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Does A New PBID 2.0 Loom?

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 19, 2013 at 5:40am — 3 Comments

La Mesan Of The Year Nominees

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — 14 Comments

City Council

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 24, 2012 at 9:00pm — 19 Comments

Property Based Improvement District

Supporters Say 'Petition Phase' Looking Promising

LA MESA -- Three weeks into the petition phase of efforts to establish a Property Based Improvement District in La Mesa Village and supporters report they are more than one-third of the way to success.

Lynn McRea, the La Mesa accountant…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2012 at 7:41am — No Comments

La Mesa Parking Commission

New Smart Meters Delivering Profits

LA MESA -- It has been more than a year since the city installed new smart parking meters that allow credit card transactions and use sensors to keep track of cars coming and going.

The theory: easier payment choices and the fact a departing car…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 17, 2012 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

The PBID Goes To Church

LA MESA -- Sunday may be a day of rest, but not for the supporters and opponents of the Property Based Improvement District in the La Mesa Village.

PBID supporters, including La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, met for more than an hour with the First Methodist Church to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Village Merchants Association

Amid Challenges, Merchants Elect Officers

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association met Monday night and voted to add one new officer and re-elected all the other current officers.

But a critic of the association's recent practices is still challenging the election process and fears the association will face criticism from state and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 22, 2011 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Downtown La Mesa

Merchant Challenging Association Election

LA MESA -- A member of the La Mesa Village Merchants Association has challenged the legitimacy of the elections…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

Committee Passes Another Milestone

LA MESA -- The long, sometimes glacial process to establish a new Property Based Improvement District took a large step last night, approving by a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 12, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Downtown Development: A Special Report

 Charting A Future For La Mesa "Village"

By Chris Lavin, Editor

LA MESA – When the Downtown Village Merchants Association filed its 2010 taxes the IRS form included this routine question: Was the organization a party to a business…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 19, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

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