By Miriam Raftery
Hear our interview with Colin Parent, originally aired on on KNSJ Radio: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...
August 25,2016 (La Mesa) – Recently, we sat down for an in-depth interview with Colin Parent, a lawyer with extensive experience as an affordable housing expert in the Governor’s administration. Currently he’s the policy counsel/attorney for Circulate San Diego, an nonprofit that advocates for public transit, safe and pedestrian-friendly streets, safe routes to school, and smart growth issues. He’s also cofounder of La Mesa Conversations, a civic discussion group.
Now he’s running for the La Mesa City Council in a three-way race for two seats currently held by incumbents Ruth Sterling and Kristine Alessio.
“I’m running to improve La Mesa,” says Parent, who calls La Mesa a great place, but adds that it can be even better. Here are the ideas he discussed: