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Second of a two-part report on the La Mesa Today Voter Survey 2014.
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Today 2014 Voter Survey also asked respondents an open-ended question of what could be done to improve La Mesa.
The responses -- all 131 of them -- ranged from the thoughtful and inspired to the occasional untethered and rambling.
"Ask what is your cultural mission?'' one respondent asks. "Is it really a beer feast, or is it Art, Books, good food? What original experience does La Mesa desire to convey to visitors who may be first time shoppers?"
Another survey taker simply interjected "Marijuana shop!''
There were themes among the comments. Fatigue with the public bickering among City Council members and concern for the ubiquity of the homeless and concern for the lack of programs addressing the homeless problem. There were worries about the proliferation of offices in the Village retail areas. And a desire for focus on areas other than the downtown Village as well. The El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue corridors need help several said.
But for the most part, despite its anonymity, this "Town Hall" section of the La Mesa Today survey revealed a deep well of care, concern and civil ideas for improving a city that most respondents had expressed general satisfaction with in other areas of the poll.
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