The PBID Formation Committee held 14 public meetings beginning in early 2011, seeking input from all La Mesa citizens. Each meeting was publicly announced using the same mechanisms used by the City of La Mesa to announce meetings and call for public input. Each meeting was conducted openly, with agendaed calls to the audience to ensure that everyone who wished to had an opportunity to have their voice heard. Meeting minutes were taken and posted publicly, allowing for review by anyone who sought it. The process was also documented by numerous media, including La Mesa Today and East County Magazine (see the “Media” list in the right-hand column of this page). At all steps of the process, the PBID Formation Committee’s work was completed openly–by citizens, with citizens, and on behalf of the citizens of La Mesa.
The public documentation of the PBID Formation Committee’s work is available on the City of La Mesa’s PBID Information Materials page.