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Carlsbad council hopefuls weigh impact of district-based voting

The city sign at Carlsbad Boulevard and Carlsbad Village Drive is shown in this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)
Candidates say community focus is helpful but smaller blocs could affect outcomes more heavily; Encinitas council, San Dieguito school district also voting by region
November 5, 2018
The cities of Carlsbad and Encinitas are experiencing the effects of district city council elections for the first time. This is particularly significant in Districts 1 and 3 of Carlsbad since all six candidates would be new faces on the City Council.

Encinitas council, high school board brace for first district votes

Traffic moves along Coast Highway 101 in January 2016 in Encinitas, one of several north San Diego County governing bodies opting for district-based elections in 2018. (Photo by Art Wager, iStock Getty Images)
August 23, 2018
As two Encinitas governing bodies prepare to hold their first elections by district this November, candidates and other officials are weighing the issue of respecting defined community interests versus the broader regions they represent.
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John Paul Elliott