La Mesa Today's La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'PBID' (37)

La Mesa City Council

Staff Wants Parking Funds To Maintain New Street

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2013 at 8:00pm — 4 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 Village Development

New, Slimmer PBID Has A Coming Out

LA MESA -- La Mesa got its first glimpse at a pared down Property Based Improvement District that…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 1, 2013 at 9:30pm — 10 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 Mesa Village Development

City Told Big SANDAG Grant Is Won

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 17, 2013 at 9:00pm — 15 Comments

La Mesa City Council

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2012 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa City Council

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.

The…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Race For La Mesa

Staking Out The Anti-Establishment Role

Last in a series.

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 19, 2012 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council Race

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 14, 2012 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Property Based Improvement District

Charting A Difficult Course To A Middle Ground

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 8, 2012 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Property Based Improvement District

 Ewin And PBID Supporters Talk Turkey

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2012 at 9:24pm — 12 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Car Show Stuck In First Gear

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2012 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Property Based Improvement District

PBID 'Not Dead' Proponents Say

LA MESA -- In the aftermath of Tuesday's City Council meeting, the proponents for establishing a Property Based Improvement District are not going quietly into the dark night.

Members of the PBID Steering Committee who have been collecting petitions met…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 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

And Now, Back To The PBID Battle. . .

LA MESA -- The city Centennial kick off managed to push some of the more contentious issues in the city to the curb for a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 16, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Becomes A 'La Mesa Love-fest'

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 7, 2012 at 10:30pm — No 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

Property Based Improvement District

The PBID Debates Move To Homeowners

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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Added by La Mesa Today on January 10, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

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