North Coast Current

Encinitas housing Measure U falling short in voting results

November 7, 2018


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, ELECTION 2018, Elections, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Leucadia, Olivenhain

A proposed update to Encinitas’ city housing plan was losing in preliminary results from Tuesday's election, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters as of 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Grandfathering granny flats: Encinitas eyes state bill to help housing crunch

Grandfathering granny flats: Encinitas eyes state bill to help housing crunch

Joel Vaughn

August 30, 2018


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COASTLINE, Encinitas, Leucadia, North County, Olivenhain, Politics, San Diego County

Home is where the drywall is up to code, or it’s in the backyard, above the garage or an added second story. Accessory dwelling units will have a chance to be counted in Encinitas’ housing requirement.

Latest tally: Blakespear holds Encinitas lead, Measure T out

North Coast Current

November 9, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Education, ELECTION 2016, Elections, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Escondido, Fallbrook, K-12, La Costa, Leucadia, North County, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Politics, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, San Diego County, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Valley Center, Vista

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.

Encinitas Measure T, county Measure B losing early

North Coast Current

November 9, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, ELECTION 2016, Elections, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, Higher Education, K-12, Leucadia, North County, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Politics, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, San Diego County, Solana Beach, Valley Center, Vista

A proposed update to Encinitas’ city housing plan was losing in preliminary results Tuesday night, whole local school bond measures were on track to win, according to early voting results as of 11:50 p.m. Countywide Measure B, in support of building the massive Lilac Hills development in Valley Center, was also headed for defeat, according to early county results.

EDITORIAL: ‘No’ on Encinitas Measure T

North Coast Current

November 1, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, DIALOGUE, Editorial, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain

The North Coast Current urges a “no” vote on Measure T for one reason: It’s time to call the state of California out on its misguided approach to shoving high-density development down communities’ throats.

Encinitas split over controversial housing element update

Mike Peterson

October 27, 2016


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, ELECTION 2016, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Politics

A housing element update on the Encinitas ballot Nov. 8 has the city divided. If approved, Measure T, as the proposal is known on the ballot, would create a new land-use designation in Encinitas that would allow property owners to build higher-density housing in certain zones around the city.

EDITORIAL: Vote ‘no’ on county Measure B

North Coast Current

October 20, 2016


Filed under Carlsbad, DIALOGUE, Editorial, North County, Region, San Diego County, Valley Center

San Diego County residents will vote Nov. 8 on a landmark proposal that could change the face of rural inland communities in favor of big development, using the initiative process to push a single builder’s vision.

EDITORIAL: Vote ‘no’ on Carlsbad Measure A

North Coast Current

February 19, 2016


Filed under Carlsbad, DIALOGUE, Editorial

When the Carlsbad City Council and developer Caruso Affiliated used the initiative process to push for a shopping mall in 2015, they touted it as “open space the right way” through a measure they had no intention of ever seeing on a ballot. Now — as it should be — residents have the opportunity...

COMMENTARY: Finding story of Nemo highlights concerns over Caruso plan

Richard Riehl

February 18, 2016


Filed under Carlsbad, Commentary, DIALOGUE

A billionaire Los Angeles developer came to town planning to transform one of Carlsbad’s three lagoons into a magnet for tourist dollars. After winning the approval of local officials, he encountered a group of protesters bent on preserving the lagoon the right way. No, that’s not the story of...

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