Profile in the La Mesa Courier

This week the La Mesa Courier published a profile about my efforts on the La Mesa City Council over these last for years.

Please give it a read.

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What La Mesa means to me

The day after Labor Day is traditionally the start of campaign season.

To be sure, I would be grateful if you contributed to my re-election campaign.  But I also want to take a step back and share with you what La Mesa means to me.

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Re-Elect Colin Parent for La Mesa City Council

I’m running for re-election to the La Mesa City Council!

Four years ago, La Mesa voted for change. In that time, we’ve made real progress.

  • We revamped, (and then saved!) the Farmer’s Market,

  • We adopted the first city-wide programs for housing affordability and formed La Mesa’s homelessness taskforce, and

  • We adopted East County’s first enforceable Climate Action Plan.

I am running for reelection to keep our momentum, to ensure that La Mesa is a city that works for everyone.

Our city faces real challenges from COVID-19 and its economic shocks. We need real leadership to continue our progress through these unprecedented times. I have the passion for service, and the know-how to get things done for La Mesa.

I look forward to talking to you and our neighbors about my campaign (socially distanced of course!), but I can't do this alone. How you can help:

Now more than ever, La Mesa needs capable leadership to keep our city “the Jewel of the Hills.”

Thank you so much for your support!

Colin Parent
Your La Mesa City Councilmember

PS: Please wear your mask!





Colin in the News: La Mesa’s certified Farmers’ Market gets to keep its downtown home

Colin in the News: La Mesa’s certified Farmers’ Market gets to keep its downtown home

The La Mesa City Council last week voted to keep the popular Farmers’ Market on Fridays in the downtown Village.

With more than 60 people packed into council chambers and nearly 100 more watching a live feed from the fire station next door, the council voted 3-2 to allow current operator Brian Beevers and his Brian’s Farmers Markets to continue to manage the event though July 31, 2020, with some caveats.



Colin in the News: La Mesa wants residents to join conversation about homeless

Colin in the News: La Mesa wants residents to join conversation about homeless

La Mesa is taking a deeper look into what it can do to help people living on the streets.

The city is part of the Regional Continuum of Care Council in San Diego, a community-based association focused on ending homelessness in San Diego. La Mesa joined the Regional Task Force on the Homeless in San Diego in 2017. City staff participates on the public safety and steering committees of the East County Homeless Task Force.


Colin in the News: Civic Center housing takes a step forward

Colin in the News: Civic Center housing takes a step forward

Revamping La Mesa’s Civic Center has been a priority for the city for some time — and it looks like some progress toward that goal may be happening soon.

At the Nov. 27 City Council meeting, Paul Marrow of Kaiser Marston Associates presented a financial feasibility study on the best way to convert the former La Mesa Police headquarters site into housing.



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