OCTOBER Newsletter

La Mesa's Downtown Streetscape Project Featured in the Urban Transportation Monitor



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Get Engaged

Participate in Upcoming Community Meeting



The La Mesa City Council will host the second of two Town Hall Meetings on Thursday, February 2 at Rolando Elementary School, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. These open-forum sessions provide an opportunity for citizens to share their ideas and comments, and ask questions about issues in their community.

Attendees will be able to publicly address Councilmembers. Councilmembers may then respond to questions or refer the matter to City staff or suggest resources for further study or action. Beginning at 6:00 pm, staff from the various City departments will be in attendance to provide information about services such as crime prevention, emergency preparedness, and recreation classes.
Police Department

Protect your Valuables



It is important to protect your valuables by keeping accurate records. When you receive or purchase an item, immediately note the serial number and save the receipt and warranty paperwork.

Go through your home and identify items that are most likely to get stolen. Items such as electronics, computers, jewelry, musical instruments, and bicycles are all items that are stolen frequently. Take a photograph of each item and note any serial number or unusual markings with the photograph. Be as detailed as possible. Refrain from storing the information on your computer, as computers are likely to get stolen during a burglary.

List everything valuable you own and refer to the list if your home ever becomes burglarized to determine the items missing. There are smartphone apps available to make tracking your items easy and convenient. Remember, burglars like small items that are easy to sell. If your belongings are found in a pawn shop or a suspect's home, it is very difficult for police officers and detectives to return items to their rightful owner without proper records and serial numbers. Insurance companies may also require documentation of your stolen items.

For more information, visit cityoflamesa.us/CrimePrevention.
Community Services

La Mesa Pet Therapy Needs Volunteers



Would you and your dog or cat be willing to spend two hours a month visiting patients in La Mesa Convalescent/ Assisted Living Facilities? Call the Adult Enrichment Center for more information 619.667.1322.

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La Mesa Walks! Urban Trail Walks



February 7, 4:00-5:30 pm
"Meetup" at La Mesita Park
8855 Dallas St

February 14, 9:00-10:30 am
Meet at the La Mesa Library
8074 Allison Ave

February 21, 9:00-10:30 am
Meet at Lake Murray near ball field
6311 Park Ridge Blvd, San Diego
Follow the road past the ball field and meet by the stairs.

February 28, 9:00-10:30 am
"Meetup" at Sunset Park
5540 Lake park Way

For more information contact 619.667.1300

La Mesa Library


View the La Mesa Library events calendar
8074 Allison Avenue
619.469.2151

Notice: Pool Closed


The La Mesa Municipal Pool is closed for annual maintenance and repairs and is scheduled to reopen on February 6th. For more information contact 619.667.1495

Community Relations and Veterans Commission


The Community Relations and Veterans commission now meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Adult Enrichment Center.
  1. Construction Updates
  2. Calendar
  1. Comanche Drive Storm Drain Improvements
    Missing sections of curb and gutter will be added and corrugated metal storm drain pipe will be lined to increase its lifespan.

    Funding Source: TransNet and Community Development Block Grant Funds.

    King Street and Violet Street Improvements

    Intersection improvements will be made on Violet at Pearson and Waite to increase pedestrian safety near Vista La Mesa Academy.  Sidewalks are being installed on King between Waite and Hoffman to improve access to Vista La Mesa Park.

    Funding Source: State Active Transportation Grant and Community Development Block Grant Funds

    Collier Park Phase 1
    The park entry from Palm Avenue will be redone with a new sign, decorative hardscape, landscaping, sidewalk, lights, and additional parking.

    Funding Source: Community Development Block Grant Funds

    University Avenue Median Water Quality Improvements
    The City has received a $2.3 million grant to install new median landscaping to improve stormwater quality on University Avenue between La Mesa Boulevard and Harbinson Avenue.

    Funding Source: State Water Resources Control Board Proposition 84, Regional Transportation Congestion Improvement Program Fees, and TransNet

    Alvarado Trunk Sewer Improvements Phase 2
    A portion of the Alvarado Trunk Sewer between Bus Court and Amaya Court will be replaced to improve maintenance and reduce the possibility of sewer overflows.

    Funding Source: State Water Resource Control Board Revolving Fund Loan and Sewer Fund


    Zone 7 Maintenance
    Crews will be working on infrastructure maintenance within Maintenance Zone 7 throughout the year. Work will include: street tree trimming; concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk and pedestrian ramps; street repairs; and slurry seal.

    Funding Source: General Fund, Gas Tax, and TransNet

    SDG&E Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan
    SDG&E will be replacing several large, high pressure gas mains that run through La Mesa. Areas affected will include portions of Amaya Drive, Alvarado Road, Baltimore Drive, Date Avenue Fletcher Parkway, Jackson Drive, and University Avenue.