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Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Encinitas City Council fills seat amid district boundary concerns

North Coast Current February 26, 2021
The Encinitas City Council filled a vacancy on the dais Feb. 24 amid one member's concern about Cardiff's representation given the boundaries of its voting district.
Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

Encinitas seeks to fill City Council opening

North Coast Current January 26, 2021
Encinitas has opened applications to fill the City Council’s District 3 seat after the resignation of Jody Hubbard for health reasons, the city announced Jan. 21.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Incumbents winning in Encinitas; Gaspar headed for county loss

North Coast Current November 4, 2020
Encinitas-related battles for office are leading to incumbent victories for City Council and the ouster of a county Board of Supervisors member after a contentious election that came to a close Nov. 3.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Blackburn, Acosta, council pay measure headed to victory in Carlsbad

North Coast Current November 4, 2020
Carlsbad will see City Council incumbent Keith Blackburn return to the dais in the first election for new District 2, and Teresa Acosta is on a path to victory for new District 4, according to preliminary results from the Nov. 3 election.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Solana Beach voters elect first mayor in uncontested race

North Coast Current November 4, 2020
In a local election season generally marked by contentious arguments and some close votes, Solana Beach saw resounding victories for City Council candidates in races without competition Nov. 3, including the city’s first elected mayor.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Public safety to open space, Carlsbad council hopefuls share top issues

Julia Shapero November 3, 2020
Candidates for Carlsbad City Council largely have different takes on the central issues currently facing the city, from public health to traffic to public safety.

Letter: Blakespear a proven leader as Encinitas mayor

November 1, 2020
When Catherine Blakespear was elected to the city council in 2014, and as mayor in 2016 and 2018, she provided leadership that allowed for diverse opinions, public input, inclusiveness and transparency. That’s why all of the current Encinitas elected City Council members — and numerous other local leaders — are supporting her reelection.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

With city seats unopposed, it’s calmer campaigning in Solana Beach

Julia Shapero October 31, 2020
All three City Council candidates in Solana Beach are running unopposed this election season, leading to a less contentious race, but also a slight decrease in community engagement, candidates said.
Photo of newspaper on fire. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash)

From pledges to the polls, Encinitas grapples with dearth of election civility

Ethan Edward Coston October 31, 2020
As national political debate becomes plagued with toxicity and disinformation, Encinitas residents have noticed the same behavior trickle into local elections, such as the city’s mayoral race.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Encinitas chamber invites residents to watch online candidates forum

North Coast Current October 8, 2020
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce offers a virtual candidates forum today, Oct. 8, for three seats on the ballot as mail-in voting gets underway during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Carlsbad chamber to hold online City Council forum Sept. 23

North Coast Current September 21, 2020
The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts an online City Council candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. via the Zoom virtual meeting platform.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Encinitas City Council candidate forums go digital for 2020

North Coast Current September 18, 2020
The League of Women Voters’ North County chapter has partnered with two Encinitas town councils to host City Council candidate forums in September and October.
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