Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Yet another serious injury from Blakespear's bike obstacles

I am sharing because this morning my husband suffered a double fracture to his collarbone when he struck the ballustrades heading south on the 101 on his commute to work. His helmet was massively dented as he took an impact on the 4th ballustrade (flew though the air that far) and he has major road rash and a busted thumb and sprained wrist. We are grateful it wasnt worse.
... and here come the lawsuits.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

5/20/20 City Council meeting open thread

Video comments now allowed, but not live and must be submitted by 3pm, so still of dubious legality as there’s no opportunity for public interaction with council.

Please use the comments to record your observations.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Gaspar, Desmond push for reopening business

Coast News:
In a media interview last week, Gaspar said Newsom should give counties and cities the authority to determine how and when businesses reopen.

“Sacramento can’t possibly know what’s best for San Diego! Here we have talented clinical leadership, collaborative hospital partners, responsible business owners, engaged residents, and a strong faith-based community ready to guide San Diego out of the crisis if only Sacramento would get out of the way,” said Gaspar, a former Encinitas mayor who represents Encinitas, Escondido, Solana Beach, Del Mar and a northern chunk of the city of San Diego on the county’s Board of Supervisors.

Since the pandemic began on March 7, 430,000 people in San Diego County lost their jobs as of May 2, according to estimates compiled by Thousands Oaks-based research group Applied Geographic Solutions Inc.

During that period, the county’s unemployment rate increased from 3.3 percent to a projected 28.7 percent of the county’s labor force.
When the lockdown began, there were 34 cases of Covid-19 in Encinitas. Those cases have presumably all cleared, and in the past two months, six additional cases have been reported.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Environmental Commission to declare “climate emergency” tonight

The climate crisis is our greatest existential threat. Declaration of a Climate Emergency shows that the City of Encinitas recognizes the egregious dangers imposed by climate change, and that urgent action is required. Perhaps it may seem extreme and alarmist, but it not extreme to respect the overwhelming scientific consensus and to respond accordingly. And it is far more alarming to ignore facts and to take no action when imminent danger threatens.

Unless we act quickly and decisively, our civilization will be ravaged by climate chaos characterized by unprecedented droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, famines, fires, heat waves, and sea-level elevations. Adverse events such as these are already occurring.
UPDATE: Resolution doesn't pass as commissioners can't agree on wording, residents wonder what emergency powers council wants to seize.