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LA MESA -- After months of wrangling over who will pay for on-going maintenance for improvements to the downtown Village's new street scape, it appears the city staff will be asking the City Council to end the fight and use parking meter…Continue
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…Continue
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…
New, Slimmer PBID Has A Coming Out
LA MESA -- La Mesa got its first glimpse at a pared down Property Based Improvement District that…Continue
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…Continue
LA MESA -- Word has come to city officials that La Mesa has successfully competed for a $2-million grant that represents the final piece of the financing for the La Mesa Village redevelopment project.
Mayor Art Madrid confirmed Wednesday night that the…Continue
City Brews Up A Zoning Change
LA MESA -- The remnants of Prohibition officially ended in the Jewel of the Hills Tuesday night.
The City Council voted 5-0 to eliminate restrictions from zoning laws that kept micro-breweries and wine making operations from opening in La Mesa.
Mayor Art Madrid pointed to development and spurred economic develoment that has occurred around the new micro-brewery in…Continue
A Couple Hot Potatoes For Council Meeting
LA MESA -- Council meetings prior to an election often avoid controversial subjects, the deliberation of which can be distorted by the looming plebiscite.
Not so with Tuesday's upcoming council meeting. Perhaps with only one incumbent up for re-election, it's business as usual, but the council will take on a couple of sensitive subjects.
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LA MESA -- Laura Lothian likes to stand out.
She drives a golf cart around town.
She did some of her door-to-door campaigning on a Segway scooter.
Her Realtor's sign, which has moved between…Continue
Little Heat, Much Sweat In Debate
LA MESA -- The City Council candidates went to church Wednesday night and a Bikram Yoga event broke out.
It was so warm inside the La Mesa First United Methodist…Continue
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Choices Abound in Council Race
LA MESA -- Within minutes of the start of Thursday's candidates forum, it was clear the five candidates would be giving La Mesa a broad range of choices in filling the two…Continue
LA MESA -- A couple of the most vocal opponents of the proposed Property Based Improvement District called a community meeting Wednesday night to discuss alternatives to the PBID.
A kind observer of the event as it unfolded might have…Continue
LA MESA -- After last month's City Council meeting, supporters of creating a Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village left stunned by the council's decision not to sign the pro-PBID petition.
At the heart of their ire was City…Continue
LA MESA -- The annual Back To The 50s Car Show is supposed to start in La Mesa in just over two weeks, but the regular Thursday night summer event may be delayed for several weeks.
And when it does begin, it will be a scaled back event, missing many of the…Continue
PBID 'Not Dead' Proponents Say
Members of the PBID Steering Committee who have been collecting petitions met…Continue
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…Continue
LA MESA -- The city Centennial kick off managed to push some of the more contentious issues in the city to the curb for a…Continue
LA MESA -- When a large group of people show up at a City Council meeting it usually means two things: People are angry and it is going to be a long night.
So as the crowd continued to swell past 150 Tuesday night at what had been billed as the…Continue
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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…Continue
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LA MESA -- The traveling show that is the Property Based Improvement District debate moved down the street from the Methodist Church (Sunday's locale) to the La Mesa Village Condominiums on Monday night.
This time it was the opponents' chance to address…
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