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1. When should I license my dog and where do I go to do it?
2. Does my dog need to be on a leash when we go for a walk?
3. My neighbor never picks up after his dog, isn't he supposed to remove the dog's leavings?
4. I have a stray cat in my neighborhood, what can I do?
5. I can't find my pet! Where do I look for it?
6. I saw an opossum in my yard. Is this normal?
7. Is it illegal to leave my pet in my car when I go shopping?
8. What is animal cruelty?
9. How many dogs are allowable to live in one household?
10. What is a vicious dog and what is the process for handling a vicious dog?

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1. Is the pool heated?
2. Can the public rent the pool for private parties?
3. Is the pool open year round?
4. Can I get private swim lessons at the pool?
5. Does the pool have swim teams?
6. Can I buy a swim pass?
7. What parks are in La Mesa?
8. Does La Mesa have transportation services for older adults and disabled persons?

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1. What is a sewer backwater valve?
2. Where will the backwater valve be installed?
3. How much does a backwater valve cost?
4. How long will the installation take?
5. Is there a time limit for completing the installation?
6. If the City of La Mesa pays 50% of the installation, does the City pay for parts and materials too?
7. Is it possible for the valve to fail?
8. What type of maintenance is required?
9. If my neighbors install the device and I don’t, will my property flood?
10. How can I get more information about the program?

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1. Which projects require a permit?
2. What is the procedure for obtaining a building permit?
3. What information is needed for plan review?
4. What information is needed for residential heating and air conditioning permit review?
5. How do I schedule an inspection?
6. Who can obtain a building permit?
7. What Codes are used to design and construct a project?
8. What time will an inspection take place?
9. Do I have to be present during an inspection?
10. Does the City have records of building permits and inspections for my property?
11. Where can I find Information about Construction and Demolition Recycling?
12. Do I need a City of La Mesa Business License for contracting in the City?

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1. How long will it take for me to receive my business license in the mail?
2. Can I obtain a list of businesses in the City of La Mesa?
3. What methods of payment does the City of La Mesa accept?
4. Who do I notify about a suspected unlicensed business?
5. What is the City of La Mesa's policy regarding solicitation?
6. Is a business license all that I need to operate my business in a legal manner?

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1. When will the minutes be available?
2. What are the names of the Mayor & Councilmembers?
3. When does the City Council meet?
4. Are City Council meetings broadcast on television?
5. How may I receive advance notice of what will be on the Council agenda?
6. Can I be notified by email when a new Council Agenda is posted?
7. May I address the City Council at a meeting?
8. How can I participate in a City Council Meeting?
9. How do I apply to serve on a City Board, Commission or Committee?
10. I need a copy of a City document. Where can I get one?
11. How can I look at the City’s Municipal Code book?
12. When is the next election? Am I registered to vote?
13. Who are my Federal, State and County Representatives and how can I reach them?
14. Where is City Hall?
15. Where can I get a copy of a birth or death certificate or apply for a marriage license?

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1. Do you have classes for children, teens and adults?
2. Where is the La Mesa Recreation Center?

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1. Do I need a building permit?
2. How do I file a zoning code complaint?
3. Does the City have any affordable housing projects or programs?

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1. Do you rent banquet rooms?
2. How many parks are in La Mesa?
3. Is there a public pool in La Mesa?
4. Do you have classes for children and adults?
5. Does La Mesa have transportation services for older adults and disabled persons?
6. What are the requirements for obtaining a filming or photography permit in La Mesa?
7. What is the address and how do I get to the Community Center?

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1. Where do I go to obtain information on City maps and plans?
2. Where is my property line?

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1. How can I dispose of a water heater, broken sofa or other bulky items?
2. What can I do about my neighbors bad trash habits?
3. Who do I call to complain about my trash service?
4. What should I do if someone is taking items out of my recycling container before EDCO collects them?
5. Who should I call to start trash/ recycling services?

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1. Where can I dispose of household toxic products like old paint and pesticides?
2. I change my own oil and would like to get rid of it. Where can I take used motor oil?
3. I want to dispose of an old computer monitor, but I understand that I can no longer throw it into the trash. How can I get rid of it?
4. Where can I dispose of tires?
5. What types of substances are considered household hazardous waste?

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1. Do you have to be a La Mesa resident to rent a facility?
2. How late can I have my event?

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1. What parks are in La Mesa?
2. Does La Mesa have transportation services for older adults and disabled persons?
3. Do you rent banquet rooms?

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1. Where can I find out more about the City's budget?
2. How much Proposition 172 sales tax is generated from La Mesa?
3. Do I need a business license?
4. Where do I pay a parking citation?
5. What do I need to get a dog license?
6. How do I get on the City's bid list?

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1. How do I apply to become a firefighter?
2. Can you install or inspect my child’s car seat?
3. Can you send me a Fire Department patch for my collection?
4. Does the City Provide Sandbags?
5. How do I report overgrown weeds?
6. Who do I contact if I have a question about the ambulance service and/or ambulance billing in La Mesa?
7. Where do I dispose of used flags?
8. Do you license bicycles?
9. What supplies do I need to have on-hand for a disaster?

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1. Where are La Mesa's parks?
2. Does La Mesa have transportation services for older adults and disabled persons?
3. Where are La Mesa's secret stairs?

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1. Are there fillable forms on the website?
2. Who do I call for non-emergency situations?
3. What if my sewer backs up?
4. Does the City provide sandbags?
5. Can we take our dog to the park?
6. How can I report a problem on my street?
7. Are Council meetings broadcast on television?
8. What is West Nile Virus?
9. How do I request a commendation or recognition from the Mayor or City Council?

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1. What job opportunities are currently available at the City of La Mesa?
2. How do I apply for a position?
3. Can I submit a printed application?
4. Can I submit a resume in lieu of an application and/or supplemental application?
5. Will a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check be required?
6. When will the test and interview take place?
7. How do I sign-up to be notified of future job openings?
8. How current must my DMV Report be?
9. How do I obtain a DMV report? Must I provide an original?
10. How current must my Typing Certificate be?
11. How do I obtain a typing certificate?
12. I recently tested for a position and was not hired. When may I reapply?
13. POLICE POSITIONS ONLY: When are the Entry-Level Police Officer Test Dates?
14. POLICE POSITIONS ONLY: How long does the La Mesa Police Department background process take?
15. POLICE POSITIONS ONLY: What does the La Mesa Police Department physical abilities test consist of?
16. POLICE POSITIONS ONLY: How do I prepare for the POST written exam?
17. POLICE POSITIONS ONLY: I was recently disqualified for a Police Department position. When may I reapply?
18. POLICE POSITIONS ONLY: What is the minimum age to apply for a Police Officer position?

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1. Does La Mesa have transportation services for older adults and disabled persons?
2. Do you rent banquet rooms?

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1. What is the Parking Commission?
2. Who sits on the Parking Commission?
3. When and where does the Parking Commission hold its regular monthly meetings?
4. Where can I find agendas and/or meeting minutes for Parking Commission meetings?
5. How can I communicate with the Commission or report a parking concern?
6. When are parking meters enforced?
7. How do I pay the parking meter?
8. How much time can I purchase at a parking meter and what does it cost?
9. What if the parking meter is not functioning properly?
10. Are parking meters enforced on holidays?
11. How do I pay a parking citation?
12. How do I protest or dispute a parking citation?
13. What happens if I don’t pay a parking citation within 21 days?
14. What is the Parking Permit Program?
15. How much does a Parking Permit cost and what are the benefits?
16. I participate in the Parking Permit Program. How do I renew my permits?
17. I don’t participate in the Permit Program now but I’d like to. What do I do?

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1. Where are the parking meters located in the City of La Mesa?
2. When are the parking meters enforced?
3. How do I pay the parking meter?
4. What if the parking meter is not functioning correctly?
5. How long can I leave my vehicle parked in a metered space?

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1. Can we take our dog to the park?
2. Are there any places where my dog can be off leash?
3. Can I reserve an area for a picnic in a City park?
4. Do I need a Park Permit?
5. Can I have alcoholic beverages at my event?
6. Can I bring a barbecue to the park?
7. Can I have my wedding ceremony in the park?
8. Can I have a band or DJ at my event in the park?
9. Can I have pony rides at my child's birthday party?

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1. What happens when I call 9-1-1?
2. What do I say when I call 9-1-1?
3. What if I dial 9-1-1 by mistake?
4. What about 9-1-1 and cell phones?

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1. When should I call 9-1-1?
2. Which number should I call for non-emergency situations?
3. What number do I call to request graffiti removal?
4. I am looking for someone who was arrested. Who do I call for more information?
5. How do I get a copy of a police report?
6. My car has been impounded, how do I get it back?
7. How long can vehicles be parked on the street and what can I do if one has been in the same place for a long time?
8. How can I register a barking dog complaint?
9. How do I check my criminal record?
10. What are the juvenile curfew hours in La Mesa?
11. Who do the curfew hours apply to?
12. Are there any exceptions to the curfew restriction?
13. Who should I call if I have any questions about the curfew in La Mesa?

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1. What are the minimum requirements for police recruits?
2. Where do I obtain an application?
3. When and where do I take the written test? How often is the written test given?
4. What types of questions are on the written test?
5. When do I find out if I was successful in passing the test?
6. How long does the hiring process take?
7. Will the hiring process be shorter for applicants with previous law enforcement or military experience?
8. What are possible disqualifiers for Police Officers/Recruits?
9. What will disqualify an applicant during a background investigation?
10. What if my juvenile records are sealed?
11. What about drug use, traffic citations or arrest records?
12. If I have a background investigation done with another agency, or have a top secret clearance in the military, will LMPD still do a background check?
13. Are there any height or weight requirements?
14. What can I do to be prepared, mentally, physically and socially?
15. What is the salary range for new Officers?
16. What medical benefits are available?
17. What about vacation and sick time benefits?
18. Will I be paid more money if I have a four year degree?
19. How long is the Police Academy training program?
20. Is the academy a live-in, high stress environment?
21. How much running is required in the academy?
22. What happens when I graduate from the academy?
23. Will I be paid while attending the academy?
24. I'm an officer from out of state. Can I apply as a lateral officer?
25. Is there a faster process for out of state applicants?
26. How do I apply as an out of state applicant?
27. Will a four year degree allow me to start as a detective?
28. Do I have to work the jail system prior to working the streets?
29. How long will it be before I can work a specialized assignment?
30. What area does La Mesa Police Department patrol?

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1. Where can I get fingerprinted?
2. Do I need to make an appointment?
3. What do I need to bring with me to the live scan site?

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1. I have a La Mesa address, but I was told that I live in the unincorporated area. Who should I contact for Public Works concerns?
2. What if my sewer backs up?
3. Will the City remove my neighbor's fallen trees?
4. How can I get people to stop speeding on my street?
5. Who can I contact to start my trash service?
6. Where is the Operations Center located?
7. Who can I contact regarding my water service?
8. Where is the household hazardous waste drop-off site in the City

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1. Why is FOG a problem in the City of La Mesa?
2. What can my household do to help reduce FOG?
3. Does my food service establishment need to obtain a City of La Mesa FOG Permit?
4. How often are FOG permitted food service establishments inspected by the City?
5. What can my business do to help reduce FOG?

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1. What is the blue colored material that I see at various locations around the City?
2. What is the Adopt-A-Park Program?
3. Do you accept donated plant material?
4. What is the Give-A-Tree Program?

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1. What if my sewer backs up?
2. What is the location of my private sewer lateral and my property line clean-out?
3. What is the City’s responsibility regarding private sewer laterals?
4. Can you tell me if my property is on sewer or septic?
5. How often is the sewer main line in front of my property rodded?
6. Who is responsible for cleanup as a result of a sewer backup?

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1. How can I report a problem on my street?
2. When is my street scheduled for street sweeping?

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1. Is the tree infront of my house my responsibility?

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1. How do I get on the City's bid list?

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1. What are the current sewer rates?
2. How is the usage charge calculated?
3. What is the "base charge" that is shown on my bill?
4. Why is winter water usage used to calculate my bill?

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1. Do you have classes for children and adults?
2. Where is the La Mesa Recreation Center?
3. How do I sign up for little league baseball?

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1. Who should I call if I see someone polluting the storm drain system?
2. Why should we be concerned with storm water quality?
3. How can my family and I help preserve storm water quality in La Mesa?
4. How can my business help to preserve storm water quality in La Mesa?
5. What is the City of La Mesa doing to help preserve storm water quality?

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1. How can I get a copy of a traffic collision report?
2. Who can get a copy of a traffic report?
3. I had an accident in a city other than La Mesa. Can I report it to the La Mesa Police Department?
4. I want to pay my parking ticket. Where do I go?
5. Where is the closest Department of Motor Vehicles?
6. Can I change the court date listed on a citation?
7. Where is the traffic court that the La Mesa Police Department uses?