A Regular Meeting

Meeting #:
City Council Chambers, 8130 Allison Avenue
La Mesa, California
Elected Officials:
  • Mayor Mark Arapostathis
  • Vice Mayor Colin Parent
  • Councilmember Patricia N. Dillard
  • Councilmember Laura Lothian
  • Councilmember Jack Shu
  • City Treasurer Matthew Strabone
  • City Manager Greg Humora
  • City Attorney Glenn Sabine
  • City Clerk Megan Wiegelman

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NOTE: In accordance with state law, an item not scheduled on the agenda may be brought forward by the general public for comment; however, the City Council will not be able to discuss or take any action on the item at this meeting. If appropriate, the item will be referred to Staff or placed on a future agenda.





Staff Reference: Ms. Wiegelman

  • Recommended Motion:

    Appoint and/or reappoint members to fill the openings on the City's Boards and Commissions, and adopt Resolution confirming the appointments and/or reappointments.



This is the time in which members of the Council or audience may pull items from the CONSENT CALENDAR for discussion. Public Comments are also invited on Consent Calendar items.



(Items 11.1 through 11.6)

The Consent Calendar includes items considered to be routine. Unless discussion is requested by members of the Council or audience, all Consent Calendar items may be approved by one motion.

  • Recommended Motion:

    Approve Consent Calendar Items 11.1 through 11.6.



Staff Reference: Mr. Dedmon

  • Recommended Motion:

    Receive the Library Expansion Feasibility Study and provide policy direction to staff regarding next steps.

City Council Salary Review Ad-hoc Subcommittee: Councilmember Dillard and Councilmember Shu

  • Recommended Motion:

    The City Council Salary Review Ad-hoc Subcommittee recommends the Council direct the City Manager to create and select a five-member community panel (to be known as the Council Salary Adjustment Panel) to evaluate the current City Council salary as compared to other City Councils in the region, and bring back a recommendation within 90 days as to whether the City Council should adjust its salary (including the Mayor) and if so, identify an appropriate methodology and amount.

Digital Billboard Negotiating Ad-hoc Subcommittee: Councilmember Dillard and Councilmember Shu

  • Recommended Motion:

    The Digital Billboard Negotiating Ad-hoc Subcommittee recommends the Council direct staff to develop and circulate, within 30 days, a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the placement and installation of digital billboards in the City, to include: (1) a statement of facts identifying the process to authorize digital billboards; and (2) a listing of questions and concerns (for response) raised by the Digital Billboard Negotiating Ad-hoc Subcommittee.






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