OCTOBER Newsletter
Business Lic Renewal
City of La Mesa business licenses can now be renewed online in just minutes. Renewal notices are mailed two to four weeks prior to a license’s expiration and include the account number and PIN required to access the online renewal information. The license may be renewed up to one month after expiration without penalty. Most businesses will receive their new license in one to two weeks when renewing online. The online renewal option is available for businesses with no changes of ownership or location. Businesses that change ownership must apply for a new license. Businesses located within La Mesa’s city limits that change locations must complete an application form, selecting “change of address” in the top right, and pay a license reprint fee of $5. These forms are also available on the website and need to be printed and the signed originals submitted by mail or in person.

The online renewal feature can be found at cityoflamesa.com/BusLic. A convenience fee will be charged at the time of payment. For more information about online renewals please contact the Business License Officer at 619.667.1118.

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Crime Prevention
October is Crime Prevention Month and it is the official time for not only recognizing the practice of crime prevention but also promoting awareness of important issues and creating safer, more connected communities. Neighborhood Watch is a great way to get to know your neighbors while learning how to protect yourself and your home. It also begins a partnership with the La Mesa Police Department. La Mesa’s Neighborhood Watch program provides residents with the tools and information needed to effectively identify and report suspicious and criminal activity and leaves patrolling the City and criminal apprehension to our officers.

If it has been awhile since your last Neighborhood Watch Meeting, please call the Crime Prevention Unit to schedule a meeting at 619.667.7545.

Park Cleanup
Saturday, October 15
8:00 am to Noon

Bring your gardening gloves, rakes, or trowels to your favorite City of La Mesa Park and help make these La Mesa jewels shine.  Signed waivers are required – download from the website and bring the completed forms with you to the parks or simply email them to recreation@ci.la-mesa.ca.us .

Call 619.667.1300 or email recreation@ci.la-mesa.ca.us with questions.

Take Back Day
Saturday, October 22
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The La Mesa Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be hosting a prescription drug drop off site in the parking lot of the police station, located at 8085 University Avenue.

La Mesa PD encourages residents to bring expired or unneeded medicines to the collection sites to eliminate the potential for diversion, misuse, abuse, or accidental poisoning.

Prescription Drug Take back
Fight Hunger
Join the Human Relations Commission and the Kiwanis Club of La Mesa for a family-friendly food drive to benefit the San Diego Food Bank.

Saturday, October 29, 8:00 am to Noon
City Hall Parking Lot

Sorry we are unable to accept: glass jars, including baby food, home-canned, or baked items. For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s office 619.667.1120.

The Food Bank’s Most Needed Food Items:

  • Canned Meats (Tuna in water, Chicken)
  • Dry or Canned Beans (Black, Pinto, Kidney, Low Sodium)
  • Cereal (Low Sugar, Whole Grain or Bran)
  • Rice (Brown, Wild Rice)
  • Nuts and Seeds (Almonds, Unsalted, Flax seeds)
  • Peanut Butter (No Sugar Added)
  • Canned Soup (Low Sodium, Low Fat)
  • Canned or Dried Fruit (Packed in Water or Own Juice)
  • Canned Vegetables (Low Sodium or No Salt Added)
  • Powdered Milk (Low or Non-Fat)
  • Pasta (Whole Grain)
  • Infant Formula

Free Paper Shredding
Don’t discard – shred your household documents in a quick and easy way by bringing them to La Mesa’s EDCO Station, 8184 Commercial Street.

Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Limit two boxes per La Mesa household
  • Shredding will be done onsite by a professional company
  • No appointment necessary
This City event is made possible through the generous support of the EDCO Disposal Corporation. Questions can be directed to 619.667.1167.

Intergenerational Games

Intergenerational Games