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Teresa Acosta joins race for Carlsbad City Council District 4

Carlsbad City Council District 4 candidate Teresa Acosta. (Campaign photo)
Phil Urbina also campaigning for the seat in 2020
June 14, 2019
Carlsbad business owner Teresa Acosta announced June 12 that she is running for a seat on the City Council, the second non-incumbent in the race for District 4. Acosta joins Phil Urbina, who launched his campaign April 28.

Encinitas City Council appoints Kellie Shay Hinze to fill vacancy

Kellie Shay Hinze makes remarks during the Encinitas City Council meeting Jan. 9 ahead of a council vote appointing her to fill a vacant seat. (Photo by Scott Chatfield)
January 10, 2019
The Encinitas City Council selected Leucadia 101 Main Street Executive Director Kellie Shay Hinze on Jan. 9 to fill a vacant seat on the panel.

Deadline nears to apply for Encinitas City Council seat

Encinitas City Hall. (North Coast Current file photo)
December 31, 2018
Jan. 4 is the deadline to apply for appointment to the Encinitas City Council seat left by Tasha Boerner Horvath, who was elected to the state Assembly in November.

Blakespear holds wide lead for Encinitas mayor; Measure U out; Hubbard, Mosca council bound

Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)
Victory in sight for Horvath in Assembly race; incumbents lead in school district races
November 7, 2018
Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear appears to hold a sound victory as Jody Hubbard and Joe Mosca are headed for the City Council, according to San Diego County Registrar of Voters results as of midday Nov. 7. Measure U is headed for defeat. Tasha Boerner Horvath retains her lead for the 76th District Assembly seat over Elizabeth Warren. Incumbents lead school board races.

Encinitas council member Horvath ahead in race for state Assembly

November 7, 2018
Tasha Boerner Horvath, a member of the Encinitas City Council, is ahead in the race for the 76th District state Assembly seat, according to county election results.

Reluctance, questions shadow Encinitas council vote to approve districts

The Encinitas City Council voted 3-2 on Nov. 15 to approve a four-district map and elections for districts in the city. (North Coast Current)
November 20, 2017
A division of Encinitas into electoral districts led to a divided vote among the City Council on Nov. 15 in favor of moving forward with the plan.

EDITORIAL: Muir on the right side of Encinitas council vote

January 12, 2017
What qualifies someone to be appointed to the Encinitas City Council? Two or three years living in the city with little public footprint outside a brief stint on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The one sitting council member to question this? Mark Muir.

Encinitas leaders set priorities for 2017

Encintas City Council members Mark Muir (left), Tasha Boerner Horvath and Tony Kranz are sworn in by City Clerk Kathy Hollywood on Dec. 13. (Photo by Cam Buker)
Housing element, rail trail, homelessness among top priorities for newly elected council, county supervisor
January 6, 2017
In the wake of November’s election results, Encinitas has sworn in an entire City Council sans one seat.

EDITORIAL: Community character, experience lead endorsement picks

North Coast Current offers recommendations for Encinitas, educational and regional races
November 6, 2016
The North Coast Current’s editorial leadership suggests the following candidates for several Nov. 8 races affecting the city of Encinitas. The nature of this year’s local campaign reflects some of what we’ve seen nationally, with preferred candidates taking positions on issues that are at odds with other aspects that make those candidates appealing.

Encinitas candidates support arts center effort, differ on site cost

Although the former Pacific View Elementary School campus in Encinitas, pictured in August 2015, remains empty for now, the city is moving forward with plans for its renewal. (NCC file photo by Susan Whaley)
Some question Pacific View purchase as plans forge ahead for project
November 4, 2016
Encinitas City Council and mayoral candidates say they support moving forward with turning the old Pacific View school site into an arts center despite disagreeing about the site’s acquisition.

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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