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Incumbents winning in Encinitas; Gaspar headed for county loss

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
November 4, 2020
Encinitas-related battles for office are leading to incumbent victories for City Council and the ouster of a county Board of Supervisors member after a contentious election that came to a close Nov. 3.

Solana Beach voters elect first mayor in uncontested race

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
Two City Council candidates also run unopposed
November 4, 2020
In a local election season generally marked by contentious arguments and some close votes, Solana Beach saw resounding victories for City Council candidates in races without competition Nov. 3, including the city’s first elected mayor.

Letter: Blakespear a proven leader as Encinitas mayor

November 1, 2020
When Catherine Blakespear was elected to the city council in 2014, and as mayor in 2016 and 2018, she provided leadership that allowed for diverse opinions, public input, inclusiveness and transparency. That’s why all of the current Encinitas elected City Council members — and numerous other local leaders — are supporting her reelection.

With city seats unopposed, it’s calmer campaigning in Solana Beach

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
October 31, 2020
All three City Council candidates in Solana Beach are running unopposed this election season, leading to a less contentious race, but also a slight decrease in community engagement, candidates said.

From pledges to the polls, Encinitas grapples with dearth of election civility

Photo of newspaper on fire. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash)
October 31, 2020
As national political debate becomes plagued with toxicity and disinformation, Encinitas residents have noticed the same behavior trickle into local elections, such as the city’s mayoral race.

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)
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

Incumbent Kellie Shay Hinze also in the race
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)
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)
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...

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

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

Measure T is city's latest attempt to follow state mandate
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.
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