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Mayor again tops list for travel expenses!

La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid has again outdistanced other city council members in travel for the first half of fiscal year 2012-2013 with just under $5,000 expended. The list of … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

2013 Kicks Off with Barona Casino Retreat Junket for Local Politicos

On February 6-9 the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will host an all expense paid retreat for the Board of Directors that includes the La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

California State Controller Chiang Launches New Public Pay Website, Releases Community College Compensation

In November, State Controller John Chiang launched a completely redesigned website showing wage and benefit data for public employees across California. The renamed site – – offers maps, search … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mayor Wants to Promote Agendas Without Council Majority Approval

There is some lively discussion happening on this site [Mayor, Councilman Ewin Play Hardball, Nov. 29, 2012]. Both the Fair Trade Town and fracking issues are not really about fair trade … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Money Machine behind the Fair Trade Curtain

In the movie the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s little dog Toto pulls back a curtain to expose the real operator of the great and powerful wizard, a carnival huckster with … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

LMCOG 2012 La Mesa City Council Recommendation

Over the past month LMCOG has had the opportunity to meet with each of the five candidates for City Council to discuss their ideas for the future of our City. … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

LMCOG Proposition Recommendations

Proposition 32: Stop Special Interest Money Now. LMCOG recommends a YES vote on Proposition 32.  This proposition allows employees to decide whether or not they want their money to be … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment