Love where you live!
By Russell Buckley
LA MESA -- At Thursday's Strategic Planning Workshop (open to the public every year) a number of important topics were discussed - none more consequential than La Mesa's rising pension costs. A well respected actuary named…Continue
The bitter fight over Obamacare should not surprise anyone. Legislation governing an issue that is of such importance to every citizen must have the support of a large majority. Obamacare was passed despite the objection of a significant part of the citizenry and without a single vote from the opposition party in either the House or the Senate. It was filled with bribes to individual Senators and favors (exceptions) to special interest groups. It was 2,700 pages long and…Continue
Mayor Madrid and Council members: You may have read an article in the U/T a month or two ago about a program the city of Escondido implemented to reduce the cost of firefighting services - more specifically the cost of Emergency Medical Services. I heard a presentation about this program from the two senior Firemen in Escondido last Friday. Their work, like all fire departments, has increasingly shifted from fighting fires to providing EMT services. Escondido's 2012 calls…Continue