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City of La MesaCandidate for City Council

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Kristine C. Alessio

La Mesa City Councilmember
12,252 votes (35.75%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • No new taxes
  • Safe Streets, Schools and Parks
  • Support for Fire and Police Personnel



Profession:Vice President and Legal Counsel, NTC Development, Inc.
Vice President/Legal Counsel, NTC Development, Inc. (2001–current)
City Council, City of La Mesa — Elected position (2012–current)
Planning Commissioner, City of La Mesa — Appointed position (2002–2012)


University of California, San Diego and California Western School of Law Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Juris Doctor (J.D), Philosophy, minors (areas of concentration) in Cultural Anthropology and Scientific Perspectives. (1995)

Community Activities

Founder and Director, Savannah Cat Rescue, Inc. a non-profit 501 c3 California corporation (2004–current)
Regional Director, The International Cat Association (2010–2012)
Board Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of East County (2004–2006)
President, Grossmont Mt. Helix-Improvement Association (2000–2002)

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (5)

  • Dianne Jacob, County of San Diego Supervisor District 2
  • Mark Arapostathis, Mayor, City of La Mesa
  • Guy Mc Whirter, Vice Mayor, City of La Mesa
  • William (Bill) Baber, Councilmember, City of La Mesa
  • Ruth Sterling, Councilmember, City of La Mesa

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of San Diego (1)

What is the most significant challenge facing the City of La Mesa, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?
Answer from Kristine C. Alessio:

Our aging infrastructure, specifically sewers are a seldom thought about issue that is a continual challenge to La Mesa.  The risks not only to our residents but to the environment of a break in a sewer line are not worth taking.  It seems trivial but we all rely on our sewer system working.  We have moderately increased rates so that we can continue to use the State Revolving Sewer Fund as we continue to replace this aging but necessary infrastructure.  I will continue to make sure problem areas are identified and budget resources are directed to keeping La Mesa's integral basic systems in excellent condition.

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