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Its' Freakin’ Immoral

Its' immoral, cowardly, and just plain wrong for us to "resolve" today's' budget issues by passing them on to future ...

Holding the Bag-Pensions

Our first two “Holding the Bag” articles put the spotlight on a common yet irresponsible financial management practice – making ...

Holding the Bag - There's More

Last week we pointed out that the La Mesa Spring Valley School District has an unfunded liability for retiree health ...

Who Is Left Holding LMSV $24 Million Bag?

The La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group strongly advocates that public sector governing bodies practice sound financial management. Among other things ...

Madrid tops SANDAG payments list with $45,650.00

SANDAG, the San Diego Association of Governments, has provided information on stipend payments since 2003 for La Mesa representatives. Mayor ...

La Mesa passes tougher AB1234 policy

On the heels of a Art Madrid rehearsed temper tantrum directed at Council Member Ernie Ewin and described by one ...

La Mesa Mayor again tops list for travel expenses!

La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid has again outdistanced other city council members in travel for the first half of fiscal ...

La Mesa reaffirms 2009 "Germane to The Operation of The City" Policy

12/11/12 -Thumbs up to the La Mesa City council for reaffirming in a 5-0 vote the 2009 “Germane to the ...

Mayor Wants to Promote Agendas Without Council Majority Approval

Both the Fair Trade Town and fracking issues discussions going on right now are not really about fair trade or ...

LMCOG La Mesa City Council Recommendation-Laura Lothian

Over the past month LMCOG has had the opportunity to meet with each of the five candidates for City Council ...

LMCOG Proposition Recommendations

Proposition 32: Stop Special Interest Money Now. La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group recommends a YES vote on Proposition 32. This ...

Questions for Helix Water District Board Candidate Lori Kern

In an effort to begin a dialog on political issues for the residents of La Mesa, the La Mesa Citizen ...

Pension Reform Legislation - A Fig Leaf For A Tax Increase

Pension Reform Legislation - A Fig Leaf For A Tax Increase is how one publication described the recent California "pension ...

Questions for La Mesa City Council Candidates

In an effort to encourage a dialog on political issues for the residents of La Mesa, the La Mesa Citizen ...

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