LA MESA COUNCIL CANDIDATES CLASH IN LIVELY FORUM HOSTED BY EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE: VIEW VIDEO

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October 15, 2021 (La Mesa) -- Four candidates participated in a lively forum last night hosted by East County Magazine on Zoom and streamed live on Facebook.  Mejgan Afshan, Kathleen Brand, Patricia Dillard and Laura Lothian participated. (Note, Afshan joined a minute late and is not shown in the screenshot)

shared their diverse views on issues including homelessness, equity/police reforms and public safety,  affordable housing and development, the downtown district and neighborhood revitalization, the potential for a new library and/or community meeting space, public health mandates, the role of the new Arts and Culture Commission, and candidates' endorsements.

Each candidate gave a two minute opening statement and a one minute closing statement. (Two other candidates, Jim Stieringer and Michelle Louden, did not participate in the forum but Stieringer sent candidate information. Read more about the candidates at https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/ecm-host-la-mesa-city-council-candida... .

View forum full screen by clicking the Youtube image above or this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htVd2cSh-2E

You can also share this link on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/EastCountyMagazine/videos/981838262677468

Hear radio versions of the forum broadcast on KNSJ (part 1 and part 2) by clicking the audio links below.



All La Mesa residents have been mailed ballots for the November 2 special election to fill a vacancy.  If you did not receive yours, or want to register to vote, visit www.sdvote.com

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To the classist La Mesan

With all due respect- if that's even an issue, classist, I would have to argue eligibility to vote should not be a requirement for Police Commission eligibility, except at the request of the Acting Chief of Police and successful up and down vote of the City Council,

Because

People under 18 as of the next regularly scheduled election
Felons on parole
Non-citizens

None of them vote in La Mesa and are affected by the policies set in D.C. and Sacramento far more than his cops