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Encinitas chamber invites residents to watch online candidates forum

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

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.

Encinitas City Council candidate forums go digital for 2020

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

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.

Encinitas City Council appoints Kellie Shay Hinze to fill vacancy

Kellie Shay Hinze makes remarks during the Encinitas City Council meeting Jan. 9 ahead of a council vote appointing her to fill a vacant seat. (Photo by Scott Chatfield)

North Coast Current

January 10, 2019

The Encinitas City Council selected Leucadia 101 Main Street Executive Director Kellie Shay Hinze on Jan. 9 to fill a vacant seat on the panel.

Update: Gaspar, Schneider on track to win seats

North Coast Current

December 1, 2016

Outgoing Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar has earned enough votes to overtake incumbent Dave Roberts for San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3, election results show. Leslie Schneider moved ahead of incumbent Patricia Sinay for a seat on the Encinitas Union School Distirct board.

Latest tally: Blakespear holds Encinitas lead, Measure T out

North Coast Current

November 9, 2016

Encinitas Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear retains her sound lead for the city's mayoral seat as housing Measure T fails, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, as of 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Incumbent Dave Roberts holds a narrow lead over current Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar in the San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3 race, county returns show. Local school improvement bonds are passing widely.

Blakespear, Kranz, Muir, Horvath ahead in Encinitas council races

North Coast Current

November 9, 2016

Catherine S. Blakespear is on track to be the next mayor of Encinitas, with City Council incumbents Tony Kranz and Mark Muir, and newcomer Tasha Horvath Boerner, joining the dais, according to county election results as of 11:50 Tuesday night. Incumbent Dave Roberts was ahead in the District 3 race for San Diego County supervisor.

Commentary: Can we tell the truth?

Teresa Arballo Barth and Lisa Shaffer

October 3, 2014

Although we have written and spoken about the importance of honesty and civility in our public discourse in the past, we feel compelled to speak out now because, in response to the current election campaign and the launch of our new, innovative Housing Element update process, some in our community are...

The push for paper: California lawmakers look to statewide plastic bag ban as Encinitas approves its own

Encinitas' ban on plastic bags, which will be phased in starting this spring, is more stringent than the statewide ban expected to soon be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Sandy Coronilla

September 12, 2014

Plastic bags, your days are numbered. That’s the message the Encinitas City Council sent last month when it banned single-use plastic bags. The ordinance, which will be phased in starting this spring, is even more stringent than the statewide ban signed Sept. 30 by Gov. Jerry Brown. (Story updated Oct...

Encinitas aims to increase engagement on Strategic Plan

The Encinitas Right to Vote Initiative could shift approval of zoning changes from City Hall, pictured Feb. 8, to voters. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Jessica LaFontaine

October 18, 2013

Encinitas is changing its plan of attack when it comes to tackling city issues by implementing the first of a set of Strategic Plan City Council special meetings beginning Oct. 30. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Drive. The public is encouraged...

Commentary: Vote no on Prop. K

Teresa Arballo Barth

October 31, 2012

Proposition K – Shall the voters of the city of Encinitas directly elect a mayor and four City Council members? Sounds like a great idea. But is it? Most cities have a directly elected mayor. I would argue that Encinitas is not like most cities. Twenty-five years ago, residents of five very different...

LETTER: Time for some new faces

October 22, 2012

It is time that the Encinitas City Council have some new faces. Mayor Jerome Stocks has had his time at the public trough long enough. But just whom should we select to act as our best representatives? I offer the following for your consideration. In general, I am personally opposed to any of the n...

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