Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Old Encinitas community meeting on the General Plan
Then we broke into small groups give feedback on what we like about Encinitas and what we want to see in the future. It was one of those scenes from any workshop with a bunch of people throwing out ideas and someone writing down on butcher paper everything that was blurted out. There were a lot of motherhood statements and generalities. Most groups hit the same themes: unique character, environment, mom+pop shops, walkability, etc.
There's another meeting May 1 and one in October, but it's unclear how much room for community involvement there will be once they go beyond the motherhood statements and actually start writing the plan. It sounds like the "Advisory Committee" has already been selected. Let's hope they represent the community.