By Kristin Kjaero
April 14, 2015 (La Mesa) – A retirement, traffic circle safety on Harbinson after a crash, and permitting projects after construction (from a chicken coop to a cave) were topics before the La Mesa City Council tonight.
The unmistakable star at the La Mesa City Council meeting today was Max, who is retiring at the ripe age of 7. That’s because Max is a chocolate lab and Police narcotic dog. Together with his handler, Officer Derek Cox, they have recovered over 2,700 grams of narcotics and made more than 156 felony narcotics arrests. To show he was on the job one last time, Max pawed up to inspect the Councilmembers’ desks as Cox made the rounds shaking hands. As handlers and dogs form such a strong bonds, Max is being allowed to stay with the family he loves.