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Council May Mull Driveway Flyer Limits
LA MESA -- The City Council meets Tuesday afternoon, but the agenda suggests this could be a relatively short meeting.
Councilwoman Ruth Sterling has brought up a subject that should warm the hearts of many homeowners. She is asking that the city attorney investigate the city's authority to regulate the distribution of free and unsolicited flyers on the lawns and porches of private residences.
Sterling points out that such flyers can help burglars identify unattended homes and lead to litter in the neighborhoods. However, this issue has traditionally run up against First Amendment concerns as political and newspaper messaging occurs this way.
The council will also review a large list of applicants to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission.
Also both Mayor Art Madrid and Councilman Ernie Ewin are asking council approval for their desired attendance at the League of California Cities Convention upcoming in Los Angeles. Nothing really special about that but all recent travel requests have been adventures as the council majority has regularly voted against Madrid's requests and with Ewin in limiting the mayor's travels. However, Madrid has often personally funded some of the trips the council has refused to pay for.
Ewin has announced he will be leaving the council at year's end.
The council will also hear a number of requests from City Manager Dave Witt for mid-budget adjustments, including establishing a $50,000 fund for future public relations efforts.
Council meets Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the City Hall Chambers on Allison Avenue.