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LA MESA -- The City Council began Tuesday night's meeting with a tribute to World War II veterans.
Councilman Dave Allan, who is heading the effort to dedicate a portion of Fletcher Parkway as Veterans Memorial Parkway, welcomed the veterans.
Each veteran shared their memories of service, which included combat in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The council then reviewed photographs of the monument signs planned for the median and at either end of the portion of Fletcher Parkway being designated to honor the veterans.
The rest of the council agenda was relatively routine. City staff warned the council members that large cuts being pursued by Republicans in Congress could lead to some tough choices as the council considers the annual requests it receives for those funds from local social service agencies.
A long line of representatives from those organizations spoke briefly last night, each outlining a crucial need being addressed by their group's efforts and asking the council to continue with the annual funding.
The council will make final decisions on that funding at a later date.