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Amid Challenges, Merchants Elect Officers
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association met Monday night and voted to add one new officer and re-elected all the other current officers.
But a critic of the association's recent practices is still challenging the election process and fears the association will face criticism from state and…Continue
LA MESA -- This much is clear: In an unusual move, the city council voted 4-1 Tuesday against an effort supported by Mayor Art Madrid that was aimed at increasing the scrutiny of groups applying for city special event…Continue
City Will Scrutinize Permit Applicants More Closely
LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa is going to take a little closer look at organizations seeking to use city streets for special events.
The council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to require those seeking special events permits to prove their organization's paper work is in order and that its financial…Continue
By Chris Lavin, Editor
LA MESA – When the Downtown Village Merchants Association filed its 2010 taxes the IRS form included this routine question: Was the organization a party to a business…Continue
Gio's Heading For Another Makeover
LA MESA -- Gio's Bistro and Wine Bar, a dowtown landmark almost from the day it opened in 2007, appears to be headed for a dramatic transformation.
Gabe Giordano, Gio's founder, told a group of fellow La Mesa merchants Thursday night that he…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on September 15, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
PBID Proposal Heading To Owners
LA MESA -- After months of picking over details, property lines, assessments and services, the steering committee for the proposed Property Based…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on August 10, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
LA MESA -- Representatives from Goodwill Industries began visiting with residents and civic leaders Wednesday informing them of the organization's plan to purchase the iconic downtown 'Clocktower' building at the corner of Spring Street and La Mesa Boulevard. Goodwill plans to operate a resale shop.
Beth Forsberg, Senior Director of Operations, for the…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on June 22, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
PBID Committee Picks Up The Pace
LA MESA -- After weeks of handwringing and delicate debating about virtually every detail of every aspect of the proposed property based improvement district for downtown La Mesa, a majority of the committee decided to change the pace.
The steering committee voted Wednesday night on a motion by Jim Wieboldt, a…Continue
PBID Effort Marching Slowly On
LA MESA -- Efforts to establish a property based improvement district (PBID) continued Thursday evening with a deliberate pace usually reserved for plate tectonics.
Still, beneath the discussions of downtown crimes rates (they're said to be low) and estimates of the need for litter pick ups (two to three times a week),…Continue
Antiques Fill Much-Debated Downtown
LA MESA -- It was just before dusk on Saturday night and many of the…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on March 27, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments