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Prop. A approval has a few twists

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)

Helen Hawes

July 16, 2013

Even after Proposition A’s win in a June 18 Encinitas special election, it appeared to be a game of numbers and letters to get the City Council to adopt and implement the measure, including one state Coastal Commission letter, one letter from a lawyer and a second and reversed Coastal Commission letter,...

Anti-Prop. A mailer stirs up flier flap

An anti-Prop. A flier distributed in mid-May frustrated some City Council members. (North Coast Current photo)

Helen Hawes

June 6, 2013

It’s a mystery. Finding an individual willing to take credit for the creation of a recent flier in opposition to Proposition A, on the ballot as The Encinitas Right to Vote Amendment, could be likened to pinpointing the sun in June gloom. A June 18 special election will decide the fate of Prop....

Is there a punch line to Encinitas politics?

Roman S. Koenig

June 3, 2013

I first learned that Encinitas politics was nasty business when the punches were thrown. Literally. The realization hit me – figuratively – when I was attending a community business meeting in 2002. Not surprisingly, politics was just as much on the agenda as business. I don’t know what the kerfu...

For Prop. A: Initiative will help preserve community character

Sheila S. Cameron and Olivier Canler

May 11, 2013

Your “yes” vote on the Right to Vote Initiative, Proposition A, is the most important vote you will cast since we incorporated the city of Encinitas in 1986. Your vote will decide if Encinitas retains its small beach town ambiance or becomes a victim of high-rise buildings and urbanization. “No” on Propo...

Against Prop. A: Planning process will be thrown into chaos

Tony Kranz

May 11, 2013

The “Right to Vote” initiative, now known as Proposition A, will be decided in a special election on June 18, and I urge you to vote no. Prop. A seems straightforward and simple to support: what could be wrong with letting the public ratify land-use policy changes that include upzoning? Howeve...

Initiative backers pan impact report

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)

Ernesto Lopez

March 26, 2013

Although the Encinitas City Council has already ordered a special election for the Right to Vote Initiative on June 18, backers are saying the report ordered by the council on the effects of the proposal only portrays it in a “negative light.” At the March 12 City Council meeting, the council...

Will ‘right to vote’ really save the magic?

Roman S. Koenig

March 26, 2013

If you want to find a hint of the North County coast that once was, take a trek up to the Central Coast. Each January, I take a trip to Morro Bay for a college journalism faculty conference. It’s one I look forward to all year, in large part because the small town by the bay reminds me of some cha...

Law firm to tackle initiative report

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)

Ernesto Lopez

February 20, 2013

Encinitas city planners have selected Costa Mesa law firm Rutan & Tucker to conduct a report on possible effects of the Right to Vote Initiative, as asked for by the City Council on Feb.13, the planning department confirmed. Specifically, the City Council asked for the report to highlight the...

Backers, city weigh next steps for Right to Vote Initiative

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)

Ernesto Lopez

February 9, 2013

A special election for the Right to Vote Initiative approved in January could cost the city around $300,000, according to the Encinitas city clerk. The initiative – which would impose a citywide height limit of two stories or 30 feet for all buildings and structures except medical complexes and...

Backers: Initiative qualifies for ballot

North Coast Current

January 19, 2013

A petition drive for the Encinitas Right to Vote Initiative has qualified for a special election, supporters announced Jan. 18. The city clerk certified on Jan. 17 that the petition has qualified with the county Registrar of Voters, according to the announcement. Although the announcement included...

LETTER: Let residents vote on growth

July 31, 2012

For most participants, the process of updating the housing and land-use elements of the Encinitas General Plan has been frustrating and difficult. These elements must be resolved before the City Council can consider the overall General Plan Update. To engage the public in redrafting the housing elem...

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