The San Diego County Grand Jury on Tuesday urged the city of Encinitas to create a comprehensive plan to improve storm drains in flood-prone Leucadia.The city is broke and can't even afford a skate park at the long-overdue Hall Property. There is no way we are taking on a big infrastructure project like this.
"Leucadia's existing storm water infrastructure is inadequate to handle the chronic rainwater flooding along Highway 101," the jury said in a press release announcing its latest report.
The jury recommended a project to relieve runoff that collects at Roadside Park, Leucadia's lowest point. That would require drilling a drainage outlet west through a bluff allowing water to empty onto the beach, the jury said.
The jury also suggested the formation of a special tax district to fund Leucadia drainage projects.
No new taxes until the city addresses the real problems: pay and pensions, and bad real estate deals.