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
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.
Colin in the News: La Mesa first East County city to pass Climate Action Plan
La Mesa has become the 16th city in California, the sixth city in San Diego County, and the first city in East County to adopt a Climate Action Plan in line with California state goals.
The City Council on March 13 voted unanimously to adopt a plan for climate protection, committing to 100 percent “clean energy” by 2035.
Colin in the news: Can $2.1B trolley extension draw new riders, new thinking?
As the region readies for construction of a trolley line nearly 30 years in the making, officials are touting the project as a potential game-changer for the way residents view public transportation.
Colin in the news: Council, mayoral hopefuls finalized in the East
The candidates for the 2016 elections for city councils and mayoral slots in East County’s four cities have been finalized with nomination papers verified by the county Registrar of Voters.
Colin in the News: San Diego Transit System Pledges To Post Audio Of Board Meetings
The Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego County's largest public transit operator, agreed this week to start posting audio recordings of future board meetings to its website.
MTS has long posted written minutes of board meetings, but often not until more than a month after the meeting takes place. MTS agreed to post the audio at the request of KPBS News, starting with its next board meeting on Sept. 15.
Colin in the News: From inewssource.org - COMIC CON USES ITS SUPER POWERS TO HELP FILL SAN DIEGO TROLLEY CARS
Colin in the News: Comic-Con Uses Its Super Powers To Help Fill San Diego Trolley Cars
Colin Parent, policy counsel at the transit advocacy group Circulate San Diego, has experienced the influx of new riders firsthand.
“You see enormous differences in how packed those cars are during those peak event periods,” Parent said.
July might have been last year’s ridership superhero, but it was more Ant Man than Superman. An inewsource analysis of trolley ridership found that July, August, September and October all had higher numbers of passengers than the monthly average.