La Mesa has been known as the "Jewel of the Hills" since its incorporation in 1912. It is 540’ above sea level and has a population of 54,749. It is nine square miles and located on the eastern border of San Diego. La Mesa’s downtown village is the home to the La Mesa Oktoberfest, one of the largest Oktoberfests in the western United States and the Old Fashioned Christmas Village in December and the Back to the 50’s Car Show on Thursday nights in the spring and summer.

Climate - Average Temperature

Period: Minimum Mean

Maximum

January 45 57 68
April 53 63 73
July 61 72 83
October 49 62 73

graphicGovernment & Public Services

La Mesa City Hall (619) 463-6611
8130 Allison Avenue

La Mesa Community Center (619) 667-1300
4975 Memorial Drive

La Mesa Police Department (619) 469-6111
8181 Allison Avenue

La Mesa Fire Department (619) 667-1355
8054 Allison Avenue

La Mesa Public Library (619) 469-2151
8055 University Avenue

La Mesa Post Office (619) 466-3283
401 West Lexington Avenue

Chamber of Commerce (619) 465-7700
8155 University Avenue

Animal Control (619) 667-1436

Building Inspection (619) 667-1176

Business Licenses (619) 667-1114

Planning Department (619) 667-1177

Community Services Department (619) 667-1300

Utilities

Electricity & Natural Gas
San Diego Gas & Electric (619) 696-2000

Water
Helix Water District (619) 466-0585

Local Telephone
Cox Communications (619) 262-1122
Pacific Bell (800) 310-2355

Cable Television
Cox Communications (619) 262-1122

Trash Removal
Edco Disposal (619) 287-7555

Transportation
La Mesa Dial-A-Ride (619) 460-9611
San Diego County Transit (619) 233-3004
(Bus & Trolley Info)

Public Schools

Elementary
La Mesa/Spring Valley School District (619) 668-5700

Secondary
Grossmont Union High School District (619) 644-8039

Community College
Grossmont/Cuyamaca College District (619) 465-1700
For more information, contact the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce at (619) 440-6161 or online at www.eastcountychamber.org

 

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