Colin in the News: From the Union Tribune - La Mesa group looks to increase civic engagement:
LA MESA — Several La Mesa citizens have formed a civic group that will meet in public forums to discuss matters affecting the city of about 58,000 residents.
The discussion series, "La Mesa Conversations," will consider issues important to the city's future, including water, public safety and downtown redevelopment...
“For small cities like La Mesa, civic engagement is crucial,” committee member Parent said. “We are hosting an ongoing dialogue about how our city will continue to grow and thrive."
September 8, 2015 (La Mesa – La Mesa Conversations, a new civic group organized as a volunteer committee, announced a new series of public programs and social events today. The Committee’s objective is to broaden, enrich and invigorate La Mesa’s civic dialogue on issues of enduring importance to residents citywide...
“For small cities like La Mesa, civic engagement is crucial,” says Colin Parent. “We are hosting an ongoing dialogue about how our city will continue to grow and thrive,” Parent affirms.
Colin in the News: From The Voice of San Diego - What San Diego’s Young Adults Want (and What They Don’t):
Parent says there’s plenty of evidence outside of polls that show San Diego’s Millennials feel the same about smart growth as young people across the nation: prices and rents are getting pushed up most in dense, walkable neighborhoods — and not just places like downtown and North Park, but also in the more walkable, transit-centric parts of suburbs like La Mesa.