Encinitas city planners have selected Costa Mesa law firm Rutan & Tucker to conduct a report on possible effects of the Right to Vote Initiative, as asked for by the City Council on Feb.13, the planning department confirmed.More background on Rutan & Tucker's Jeff Oderman here at Friends for Fullerton's Future, a sort of Leucadia Blog Norte, a blog that was instrumental in a successful recall election against Fullerton City Council over the cover-up of the police beating death of homeless man Kelly Thomas.
Here's Oderman's bio. You'll note he's got a long history of representing developers.
Obviously, the Rutan & Tucker report will warn of dire consequences of allowing the public to vote on up-zoning. Those warnings will then be used as cover by Encinitas City Council to avoid taking a position, and then will again be used in a fear campaign by developers to sway the public at election time.