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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
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
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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The second of five parts.
LA MESA -- If you were going to design the perfect pedigree for a local elected official, on paper it might look something like this: Long local roots. Good education with a familiarity with law.…Continue
LA MESA -- For the second time in a few weeks, two key opponents of the Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village put out a call for a community meeting on choosing a new direction for downtown development. And for a second time, a small crowd…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 -- This city is in its Centennial year and, well, its politics is showing its age.
Some may interpret that judgment as respect for the complexity of its issues and the measured ways it resolves its differences.
Others who sat through…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
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 Council had its first official group discussion of the Property Based Improvement District Tuesday night but there was little in the way of substantial comment or action. In fact, this discussion suggested the PBID debate eventually may end up…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
Village Cleanup Off To An Ecumenical Start
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Centennial Village cleanup, an event spontaneously planned by some downtown merchants and scheduled for today, drew several dozen groups of people early Saturday who…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
LA MESA -- For a number of months, factions among Village merchants and civic leaders have been debating who should be paying to regularly help clean up and spruce up the streets.
For at least one day, all those groups could be unified…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…
Added by La Mesa Today on January 10, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
PBID Petitions Are In The Mail
LA MESA -- The committee supporting the…Continue
The PBID Debate Begins
LA MESA -- The City Council meeting Tuesday is expected to have the look and feel of the classic community controversy.
The list of speakers could be long. Even starting at 4…Continue