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CLM-4096 NOVEMBER Newsletter -URBAN TRAILS-2000
La Mesa was awarded a Community Based Transportation Planning Grant from Caltrans for the preparation of the Urban Trails Mobility Action Plan. The project employed a year-long community outreach strategy to identify the urban trails. Various workshops and walking and transit training events culminated in the designation of 22 miles of urban trails, and provided training on how to use transit and explore local businesses and neighborhoods.

This award winning plan adopted by the City Council identifies and prioritizes nineteen trail segments for implementation based on connectivity, safety, and trail experience. Five of the trail segments are currently underway. Since adoption in February 2016, the Urban Trails Mobility Action Plan has been recognized by the following organizations for its contributions towards creating a healthy La Mesa:
  • American Planning Association, San Diego Section
  • American Planning Association, California Chapter
  • Urban Land Institute San Diego/Tijuana
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar, San Diego Chapter
  • Circulate San Diego
The project encourages sustainable design practices in the creation of urban trails for stormwater retention and urban forestry in conjunction with pedestrian safety. Integrating these design principles allows for more walkable streets, trees, lighting, and signage. As a result, the more we walk to our destination and use transit, the more we reduce greenhouse gases, exercise, and provide safe routes to schools, parks and retail!
Urban Trails Mobility Plan

La Mesa Park & Rec Cornhole Tournament

LMPRF Cornhole Flyer

CLM-4096 NOVEMBER Newsletter -police-2000
The La Mesa Police Department has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. Activities that the grant will fund include:

  • DUI checkpoints
  • DUI saturation patrols
  • Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement
  • Distracted driving enforcement
  • Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement
  • Speed, red light, and stop sign enforcement
  • Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders
  • Specialized DUI training including Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, and Drug Recognition Evaluator
  • Stakeout operations to observe the “worst-of-the-worst” repeat DUI offender probationers with suspended or revoked driver licenses
“Years of research tell us that enforcement and education work best jointly to combat unsafe driving,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “This grant brings both tactics together, with the Office of Traffic Safety and the La Mesa Police Department working in concert to help keep the streets and highways safe across La Mesa and the state.”

Funding for this grant is from the California OTS National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and supports the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
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  2. Construction Updates
CLM-4096 NOVEMBER Newsletter -homes-2000
Each year, the La Mesa Historical Society, in co-sponsorship with the City of La Mesa Historic Preservation Commission, hosts a home tour of notable local historic properties. This year, the La Mesa Historical Society is proud to partner with Modern San Diego and San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles to showcase seven hidden jewels, nestled in the hillsides of Mt. Helix.

The tour will feature distinguished architect John Mock, who will be present at one of the homes of his design. The staging area will be at the Foothills Methodist Church, 4031 Avocado Blvd. All attendees must take provided shuttles due to narrow streets and no parking at home sites. Walking shoes are recommended. For tickets and more information, visit lamesahistory.com.
CLM-4096 NOVEMBER Newsletter-IRS-2000
Scammers may send you an official looking notice stating that you must pay tax penalties. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does contact taxpayers via U.S. mailed letters. However, scammers have made it very difficult to tell the difference between a legitimate IRS letter and a fake one.

If you receive any correspondence that appears as though it came from the IRS, call the agency directly at 1.800.829.1040.

The IRS will never:
  • Call to demand immediate payment over the phone, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
  • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
  • Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card, gift card, or wire transfer.
  • Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.
  • Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement to have you arrested for not paying.
For more information, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 619.667.7545
CLM-4096 NOVEMBER Newsletter-FacilityRental-2000
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Now is the time to book your holiday parties! Use one of the halls at the Community Center for your festivities. Contact RSVP4PARKS@ci.la-mesa.ca.us or call 619.667.1307 to find out what is available this holiday season.

La Mesa Police Department Toy Drive
2016 Kids Crane Flyer