Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Barth appointed mayor; Peace, love and happiness on city council?

Patch has the scoop:


It's a welcome display of goodwill on all sides. Kranz was ready to make Gaspar mayor, but Gaspar graciously deferred to the long-overdue Barth.

A new day for civility and cooperation in Encinitas?

19 comments:

  1. Lets hope so!!! Good job to all and off to a great start!

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  2. Well, let's hope for the best. Gaspar not wanting the mayor position could just be she's got a decent bashing over the partisan, feel-good BS of the "We Love Encinitas".
    Finally it's Barth! Hooray!

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  3. I am happy that Teresa has finally gotten her long-overdue turn, but I view this transfer of power like when Obama was handed one of the worst hands in history from Bush. Who knows what they will unearth?

    Having said that, if anyone can rise to the occassion, it is Teresa and Lisa! Congratulations to the new council.

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  4. It sounded like Lisa and Tony really want to set things on the right path and set a new direction. I am not really sure what to make of Gaspar removing herself from consideration. I did, however, think that Teresa's missive was filled with venom from the past. Let's hope that she doesn't put revenge ahead of fixing the real issues that we are facing (e.g. pension reform).

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    1. Teresa had every right to bring up the bullying and petty politics. She stated it as fact, and fact it was. I was there, and didn't detect one ounce of venom in her delivery or facial expression. If anyone spewed vemon and sarcasm on a weekly basis, it was Jerome Stocks. Teresa never had an outbrust or meltdown such as Gaspar displayed on several occassions. Teresa also said "Tonight we are turning a page". That sounds to me, like she's done with that conversation and the past, and has buried the hatchet. I hope Gaspar has, too.

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  5. I don't know why anyone can't see why Gaspar deferred the mayoral nomination - she would have been further hammered by the community activists and her every action would have been dissected for motivation. This fake concilitory action is the only prudent move left for her to take; being out-numbered, she must operate more on stealth, as the overt tirades won't work anymore. Barbie has fangs yet perhaps.

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    1. I agree. Gaspar really had no other good option. I think this move was very carefully calculated in preparation for her run for mayor in 2014.

      In my mind she is still Dragon Lady until she proves otherwise. Her ambition and stealth are still there. Watch carefully her voting record over the next two years, especially when she dissents. It will indicate where she truly stands.

      We love a clean Encinitas.

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    2. I think it was stratigic, just like not taking a position on the Pacific View School issue.

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  6. I for one am still oh so wary of Ms. Gaspar until she publicly takes some ownership for that (taxpayer funded?) bogus "We Love Encinitas" mailer along with her husband, right before the election.

    And why was he involved at all in this again?

    Paul Gaspar, would you like to speak to that? Take a little ownership over there? Both your silences do not make this issue disappear. At its worst, faking non-profit status and then doing everything you could to hide the identity of the sender seemed to border on criminal activity; at the least, it was disingenuous and lacked character.

    Kristen, tell us it was only Paul and not your involvement at all. We'll be awaiting your words. Or Paul's.

    (Secretly, I believe it likely that Jerome Stocks had everything to do with this.)

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  7. I agree. Reject reject the mayoral position to attempt to position her next council run while being mayor.
    That works most of the time.

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  8. Any chance anyone of these yahoos will champion the cause of improving Santa Fe dr?? What a complete shithole of a street. Everything east of the freeway is a nightmare. Lacking sidewalks, street lights, cars backing up in the morning to take the precious kiddies to class, add to that excessive speeds you have a disaster. (Sounds just like hwy 101 w/o the kiddies. Amazing to have two streets or roads in this condition in this or any other city, but this is Encinitas, so I'm not surprised, mostly disappointed.)

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  9. turn off the auto play willya, how annoying......

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  11. Sorry 6:46, waite in line.

    Leucadia blvd. and santa fe west started planning about 2001, santa fe west got built in about 2005, after promises and promises and finally a huge resident uprising, Leucadia was designed and finally built in 2009 with a promise to complete it in 2012. Like so many other lies from our former council, It did not happen and hence we dumped the lying politicians.


    Good luck with getting your project going. City has huge liabilities and future costs with a Regional Sports Park to fund, Huge Pensions (3% at 55- WTF let staff pay all the cost. the city should not pay for any pension contributions), all the bitchen fire stations and public works yards and libraries, and new lifeguard stations, and what else can we build with huge on going maintenance costs that will tap our future resources so we don't have any money for the projects like mentioned above?

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  12. to Anon. 7:03 - Moonlight Beach is not getting a new Lifeguard Station - Moonlight is getting new bathrooms and a new snack bar and some sort of a garage like storage unit. The monies to help do that were tranferred from Beacons Beach (where they were supposed to put stairs) to Moonlight.

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  13. I stand corrected.

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  14. They were not putting stairs, it was to be an improved path and a rebuilt parking lot with needed pedestrian/ vista improvements. Staff was stupid to demand a sea wall that was not needed. Again and again, council has taken money away from leucadia projects. Jerome appears to hate leucadia.

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  15. Of course Jerome hates Leucadia and Santa Fe Dr.also. The worst offender is 725 Santa Fe Dr. It's a large lot with a small house, recently construction debris seems to be their preferred landscape of choice along with several mobile homes. A storage lot perhaps?? Clearly the city would require some sort of minor use permit for a storage lot....or a junk yard.

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  16. Oh hey, the auto play is off..Ask and ye shall receive...

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