Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Are short-term rentals contributing to the housing crisis?

NBC News:

[...] renters repeatedly losing their lease because the property is being converted into a short-term rental, workers commuting more than 100 miles round-trip for hourly jobs, and others living in RVs, campsites or shipping containers.
The article is about the pandemic move to rural communities, but the same dynamic seems to be playing out in popular suburban destinations like Encinitas. HT: Encinitas Votes

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Council appoints lawyer Allison Blackwell to create supermajority

 Coast News:

The Encinitas City Council has appointed Leucadia resident Allison Blackwell to fill the body’s vacant District 1 seat at the Jan. 18 meeting.

The council voted 3-1 to appoint Blackwell to fill the vacant seat left by Mayor Tony Kranz, who was elected mayor in November. Kranz was previously reelected to the District 1 seat in 2020, meaning Blackwell will serve the remaining two years of his term until the 2024 election.

A resident of Leucadia since 2013, Blackwell pointed to her experience as a lawyer, human resources executive, diversity and inclusion leader and volunteerism as reasons why she was right for the role.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

1/18/23 CIty Council meeting open thread

 Please use the comments to record your observations.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Federal funds for Leucadia flooding

 From the Inbox:

Levin did this for us.

The City of Encinitas will receive $4 million for the Leucadia Streetscape Drainage Improvements project. The section of Coast Highway 101 traversing Leucadia is relatively flat and lies at a low point between a rail corridor and coastal bluffs.

The drainage infrastructure on Coast Highway needs to be improved to handle moderate storm events. This project would fund new drainage infrastructure with pipes up to 66 inches in diameter to address longstanding flooding through the corridor that leaves ponding on the highway and negatively impacts local residences and businesses.