Stuff we've been remiss in not mentioning yet:
- Encinitas terminates Peak Democracy: 4-1 vote. Shaffer voted to keep Peak Democracy, despite its numerous well-documented and irreparable flaws, reportedly because staff likes it, and Shaffer trusts staff.
- Council, Sabine disagree on BIA lawsuit: Blakespear said that the council and city attorney disagreed on the case, which would explain why the council replaced Sabine with outside attorneys. Presumably, Sabine wanted to surrender to the BIA on some issues that the council wanted to contest. It looks like a good move by the council as Shaffer's recent newsletter reports, "I was impressed by the outside counsel and think they will be a great
asset as we move forward with all of our housing-related work."
- Yesterday's mid-afternoon Pacific View subcommittee meeting: anybody take time out from work to attend?
But give us a break. Our coverage of these issues would still be "excellent" by Encinitas City Council standards, right?