Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sore loser in SDUHSD election Barbara Groth goes off on bitter rant against successors

Read all about it at Del Mar Times.

Groth grew up in Cardiff, but married a doctor and now lives in Rancho Santa Fe.

Stay classy, Encinitas. Honey Boo-Boo on the Pacific.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11/19/14 City Council meeting open thread

The current city council has continued prior councils' practice of not providing written summary minutes of council discussion, but only "action minutes" which state the outcomes. Encinitas Undercover will provide a forum for observers to record what occurs at each council meeting.

Please use the comments to record your observations.

Beer Pong Kook

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Where are the plans for parking in the council's new high-density utopia?

From the Inbox:
Hi WC,

A friend saw this article in the SD Reader about high-density development and the lack of adequate associated parking.

As we know from existing and proposed high-density projects here in Encinitas, the City likes to keep the developer safe from any responsibility for increased traffic impacts from the overly dense construction. This tendency will surely continue if the Housing Element Update goes through, only this time to the tune of 1,300 densely-built units. Note that in all the cutesy, folksy, "visioning" artist's renderings of the upzoning the City wants to shove down our throats, cars are oddly absent from the images....

This comment from the Reader article struck me:

"...these residential developments are all less than ten years old; it should have been safe for the new residents to assume that the issue of adequate parking was addressed before construction was allowed to proceed (bold emphasis mine)."
Wouldn't a well-managed city be addressing traffic and parking infrastructure before approving high-density upzoning?  Why is the Housing Element being addressed as a standalone rather than integrated with traffic circulation and parking?

Monday, November 17, 2014

World Diabetes Day Kook

Friday was World Diabetes Day.

You can make a tax-deductible contribution in honor of the Cardiff Kook here.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Housing Element Update meetings open thread

By request:
WC it might be time for new thread on the housing element update that is taking place in our five distinct communities. After seeing the one at the Enc. library, it is not so strange to see the exact 95 parcels that mikey somehow? had access to for his meeting recently that gaspar attended.

If there is a difference between what is now being proposed by Planning and what we were presented with the norby run ERAC debacle of a couple of years, I would love to hear about it.
Who has been? Anything new from the city or the same old same old? There are three more meetings this week in case you think your opinion will matter.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Leucadia's Buffalo Fork house just went pending at $1.225 million, or $694 per square foot.

Game on!