Council to Hear Staff Report on City's Climate Protection Measures

How do you know what City Council will discuss this week? Check May 8 agenda summary.

Below is a summary of what is due to occur at this week's Council meeting.

The La Mesa City Council will hear a staff report on the city's climate protection actions. The report will include a synopsis of the a resolution passed in 2007 endorsing the U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement. Staff will list any and all new updates to the agreement from the previous year, including what has been done in the areas of global warming emissions related to city operations, land use policies, transportation, clean energy, energy efficiency, appliance efficiency, green building designs, fleet fuel efficiency, wastewater treatment, public education, and recycling. 

In other items:

Some La Mesa streets will be getting repaved, as the council will move to approve awarding a bid to American Asphalt South, Inc., for the purpose of maintaining streets, sealing cracks, and applying rubberized slurry coating to various streets around the city, as part of the city's pavement maintenence program. The company was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. The contract amount for the year is for about $645,000.

The council will also move to approve a resolution that would temporarily close off streets along, and some adjacent to, the parade route for the 2012 La Mesa Flag Day Parade, which will occur Saturday, June 2. The resolution calls for a closure from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the date of the parade.


Kevin George May 08, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Maybe the Mayor should stop flying around the Country in his effort to slow climate change. Climate change that lately has been put to question even by its original proponents. Have you read this yet? http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/23/11144098-gaia-scientist-james-lovelock-i-was-alarmist-about-climate-change?lite Or this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2139097/Greenlands-glaciers-melting-slowly-experts-feared.html Tilting at windmills would be fine if we didn't have serious problems like an unfunded pension liability that may force us to reduce the number of police on the streets in the future. I took the time to read the Mayors climate protection resolution and the subjects covered are far and wide. Please explain to me how the mid block crosswalk in front of the library will help climate change? I realize theoretically that if you improve walking conditions maybe people will walk places but where do you stop on that path? Everything under the sun could be considered an environmental issue at some point. Why not try to stick with the important problems at hand that actually effect the people of La Mesa?
Batman May 08, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Why doesn't separation of church and state apply to Anti-humanism?
Komfort May 08, 2012 at 08:33 PM
I hope the "Forward" thinking Madrid scheduled all the road repairs, in the business and commercial areas, to happen in the middle of the night. Otherwise we may perish from the extra pollution from the gridlocked automobiles.
Batman May 08, 2012 at 09:10 PM
When you're battling something that's not real you can do anything and claim it's having a positive effect. And nobody can prove otherwise.
Craig Maxwell May 08, 2012 at 09:54 PM
But taking weekend getaways (always, of course, ostensibly dedicated to some nominally "lofty" public issue like global warming; but, in fact, little more than opportunities to wine and dine on the taxpayer's dime) is what Art does best. You don't want to ruin his fun, do you?
Things I Learned May 08, 2012 at 10:11 PM


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