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Encinitas Mayor Blakespear announces re-election bid

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear announces her re-election bid via Facebook Live on Saturday, April 11. (Facebook Live capture)

North Coast Current

April 12, 2020

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear took to Facebook Live on Saturday, April 11, to announce her re-election bid in the midst of California’s coronavirus stay-at-home order.

Encinitas resident Susan Turney seeks District 2 council seat

North Coast Current

April 12, 2020

Encinitas resident Susan Turney launched her “Residents First” campaign in a March 16 news release and filed papers with the city Feb. 18 and April 1.

Cardiff resident Julie Thunder announces run for Encinitas mayor

Cardiff resident Julie Thunder points toward the Encinitas city seal on the wall of the City Council chambers on Jan. 22 during the announcement of her run for mayor. (Encinitas city video feed)

North Coast Current

January 23, 2020

Calling for the removal of the poinsettia from the city seal — an expression of frustration over her dissatisfaction with the Encinitas City Council — Cardiff resident Julie Thunder announced her run for mayor during public comments at a council meeting Jan. 22.

Blakespear announces re-election bid for Encinitas mayor

Catherine Blakespear speaks to a full Encinitas City Council audience Dec. 9, 2014. Blakespear has announced that she is running for a second term as mayor in 2018. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

North Coast Current

June 10, 2018

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear announced her plans to run for re-election this November in an email to supporters Sunday, June 10.

ENCINITAS: Mayor’s State of the City speech March 27

Catherine Blakespear. (Scott Allison, NCC file photo)

February 9, 2018

ENCINITAS — City officials and the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce invite residents to join them for the State of the City Address on Tuesday, March 27, starting at 5:30 p.m., at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. After networking and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, Mayor...

Encinitas leaders, regional expert weigh family ties on Nov. 8 ballot

Ernesto Lopez

October 30, 2016

The Bushes have two U.S. presidents in their family. The Clintons may just have two, depending on the outcome of November’s election. And in the city of Encinitas, the Gaspars might also be in a position to join this form of family political lineage.

Encinitas split over controversial housing element update

Mike Peterson

October 27, 2016

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.

Blakespear announces run for Encinitas mayor

Encinitas Deputy Mayor Catherine Blakespear speaks to a full audience during her first City Council meeting Dec. 9, 2014. Blakespear has announced that she is running for mayor in 2016. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

North Coast Current

March 4, 2016

Encinitas Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear announced last week that she will run for mayor this year.

Elected mayor’s term begins

Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar is sworn into office by City Clerk Kathy Hollywood on Dec. 9. (Photo by Scott Allison)

Camille Lozano

December 11, 2014

There was standing room only in the Encinitas City Council Chambers on Tuesday night for the special council meeting to swear in first-ever Mayor-Elect Kristin Gaspar and Councilwoman Catherine Blakespear, who will replace Teresa Barth on the council. Family, friends and residents of Encinitas crowded...

Point of View: Principals, principles and politics

Roman S. Koenig

November 7, 2014

This season’s election netted some interesting results, from the campaign for Encinitas’ first elected mayor to the unseating of a longtime high school board trustee. Are these contests — the mayor’s seat and the San Dieguito Union High School District board — a sign of what’s to come in...

Gaspar Encinitas’ first elected mayor; Blakespear on City Council; Prop. F fails

North Coast Current

November 5, 2014

Kristin Gaspar will serve as Encinitas’ first elected mayor, according to final returns from the Nov. 4 election. Catherine Blakespear will take a seat on the City Council, the returns show. Encinitas voters rejected Proposition F, a measure that sought to allow regulated medical marijuana dispensaries...

Current Q&A: Encinitas mayoral candidates discuss new post, pot shops, housing, pensions and media

Sandy Coronilla

October 17, 2014

For the first time in the city’s history, Encinitas residents will cast their votes to elect a mayor on Nov. 4. The five qualified candidates include independent journalist Alex Fidel, current Mayor Kristin Gaspar, writer and former City Council member Sheila Cameron, current Deputy Mayor Tony Kranz...

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