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LA MESA -- The City Council meets today at 4 p.m. and will take up the issue of whether parking fees should be eliminated during the downtown Village streetscape project.
The topic has become a hot one since the pain of torn up streets and…
Seeking A PBID Cesarean
LA MESA -- It has been nine months since the supporters of the La Mesa Village Property Based Improvement District last formally appeared before the City Council. "Long enough to have produced a baby,'' as City Councilman Ernie Ewin put it.
But it became clear Tuesday that the gestation period for a PBID is longer than that of a human, and that the stretch marks and mood swings…Continue
LA MESA -- With news of the last piece of funding potentially in place, attention quickly turned to the unfinished business of determining how refined the finishing touches will be for La Mesa's downtown Village revitalization effort.
City Councilman Ernie…Continue
LA MESA -- After last month's City Council meeting, supporters of creating a Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village left stunned by the council's decision not to sign the pro-PBID petition.
At the heart of their ire was City…Continue
Council Refuses To Sign PBID Petition
LA MESA -- In a tortuous meeting with more twists and turns than the road to Julian, the City Council refused to sign the Property Based Improvement District petition…Continue
LA MESA -- For a number of months, factions among Village merchants and civic leaders have been debating who should be paying to regularly help clean up and spruce up the streets.
For at least one day, all those groups could be unified…Continue
LA MESA -- When a large group of people show up at a City Council meeting it usually means two things: People are angry and it is going to be a long night.
So as the crowd continued to swell past 150 Tuesday night at what had been billed as the…Continue
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New Smart Meters Delivering Profits
The theory: easier payment choices and the fact a departing car…Continue
LA MESA -- Sunday may be a day of rest, but not for the supporters and opponents of the Property Based Improvement District in the La Mesa Village.
PBID supporters, including La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, met for more than an hour with the First Methodist Church to…Continue
PBID Petitions Are In The Mail
LA MESA -- The committee supporting…Continue
Chamber Celebrates New Board Members
MISSION VALLEY -- La Mesa business leaders gathered at the Town & Country Resort Thursday night to celebrate the holidays and install its newest board members.
Chamber Executive Director Mary England announced that the requisite percentage of votes had been…Continue
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MIRAMAR MARINE AIR STATION -- Sitting in on a gathering of San Diego County Sheriff's personnel can give a unique overview of crime in and around the Jewel of the Hills:
Seeing, in one place, the size and relative youth of the Sheriff's…Continue
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
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Councilman Allan Won't Seek Re-Election
Allan thanked the city staff and noted that he will have served for more than…Continue
PBID Gets Down To Brass Tax
LA MESA -- The group of merchants and property owners working on downtown La Mesa's future took a definitive step Wednesday night in shaping the proposed Property Based Improvement District.
The steering committee voted to raise $378,100 annually by levying fees against the 170 properties and using the money to improve…Continue
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