Originally published 11:32 a.m. Sept. 9.
In their first meeting in almost a month, the La Mesa City Council will convene at 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss redevelopment agency dissolution, a new dispatch system for the police department and Property Based Improvement District (PBID), among other topics.
The PBID Formation Committee will give an update and status report Tuesday.
Last month Councilman Ernest Ewin published a commentary in the La Mesa Courier in which he questioned the objectivity and transparency of Mayor Art Madrid when it comes to PBID matters.
This is agenda item 10.
On the consent calendar, items to be approved with no discussion and a single vote:
- Approve a contract with the Home Consortium of San Diego County to process down payment and closing cost assistance program for La Mesa homebuyers. This is agenda item 3.
- Consider whether to pass a resolution to extend La Mesa's HOME Investment Partnerships Project to offer low-income, first-time homebuyers loans up to $45,000. If approved, loans would be capped at $3.6 million in the 2013-14 fiscal year. This is agenda item 4.
Also on the consent calendar, the La Mesa Police Department have requested the purchase of a new computer aided dispatch system which is expected to cost the city more than $750,000.
Spending for the project and ongoing maintenance or support costs have already been approved, city staff said.
The city's current dispatch system has not been updated since 2001. A new system may enhance police responsiveness and improve safety for officers and the general public, city staff said.
A switch to New World Systems would also allow for further collaboration with the El Cajon Police Department, who have the same system.
After about a year of research, staff have requested City Council waive a public bidding process to search for the lowest rate or best deal.
This is agenda item 7.
Acting as the La Mesa Redevelopment Agency Successor Agency, city council has been asked to approve the transfer of five pieces of property ranging from 150 square feet to an apartment complex from the successor agency to the city of La Mesa.
The La Mesa Successor Agency Oversight Board approved the transfers at a Sept. 5 meeting.
This is agenda item 9.
One of the five properties, the Campina Court Apartments at 9000 Campina Drive, may then be transferred to a new owner.
This is agenda item 11.
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