Meeting January 2: Toni Atkins, President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate

Mark your calendars for a great meeting to start the New Year right — Wednesday, Jan. 2, social at 6:30 pm, programming starts at 7 pm, at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA.

We’ll start with a year in review and hear the senator, who represents many of our 500 members, talk about initiatives she put forward in 2018. She’ll concentrate on issues that directly impact her district, the 39th. She’ll give us her take on the future of the stadium property and SDSU’s future expansion into Mission Valley. All of us will be affected in some way by major developments in Mission Valley East, especially the river park, campus expansion, traffic and housing challenges and a new sports stadium.

This past year, we’ve had meetings touching on women’s health and breast cancer, affordable housing, human trafficking, San Diego River conservancy (and the stadium measures), women empowerment in corporate institutions, global climate action, and the homelessness crisis. Atkins has had bills passed and signed on most of these important issues, so to have her discuss her initiatives will be a great follow-up to our previous discussions in these important and relevant areas.

La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club draws members from the communities of Allied Gardens, San Carlos, Del Cerro, the College Area, La Mesa, Mt. Helix, Casa de Oro, Santee and other nearby East County communities. All residents are welcome to attend our monthly meetings which take place on the first Wednesday of each month.

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