Thursday, September 24, 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

9/23/20 City Council meeting open thread

Please use the comments to record your observations.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

9/16/20 City Council meeting open thread

Please use the comments to record your observations.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Pedestrian killed on Cardiff 101

 NBC 7:

A woman in her 50s died in Encinitas Saturday night after being struck by a car near S. Coast Highway 101.

The incident was reported at around 8 p.m. when the woman was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on the 2600 block of S. Coast Highway 101, San Diego County Sheriff's said.

The driver of the vehicle involved stopped immediately and rendered medical aid to the woman along with bystanders. The woman was later transported to a local hospital where she later died, SDSO said.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

9/9/20 City Council meeting open thread

 Please use the comments to record your observations.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

First lawsuit over Blakespear's bike hazards

There will be more. But I don't think Blakespear will back down until she kills somebody.

Encinitas Votes:

Friday, September 4, 2020

Council to hire new city manager from Santa Barbara

 Encinitas Advocate:

The Encinitas City Council will consider [sic] appointing Pamela W. Antil as its next city manager at its Sept. 9 city council meeting, according to a city news release. Antil became the top candidate after a nationwide search to replace Encinitas’ previous city manager, Karen Brust, who retired in June after nearly five years with the city. If the item is approved, Antil would begin on Oct. 12, 2020.

Antil has more than 25 years of experience directly managing and advising local government agencies across the country including small and large cities such as San Jose, Calif., Ann Arbor, Mich., and Palo Alto, Calif. Since 2015, she has been serving as the assistant city administrator for the city of Santa Barbara, Calif.

“We’re really excited to have Pam join our team,” said Mayor Catherine Blakespear. “Her experience in the city managers’ offices in Santa Barbara and Palo Alto, as well as other cities, gives her a depth of knowledge that will be invaluable here in Encinitas.”

UPDATE: San Jose Inside:
Dysfunction at City Hall: How the City Manager Office Broke Down

Remember how Encinitas ran Gus Vina out of town after the backroom giveaway of the Little League field and the taxable bond fiasco? Those rubes in Brentwood didn't have a clue.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Family of bluff collapse victims sues city, state, HOA

 LA Times:

The family of three women killed when a bluff collapsed at an Encinitas beach last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday naming the city, the state and entities tied to the condo complex land overlooking the state beach where the sandstone slid.

The suit alleges negligence and dangerous conditions at the property where the Aug. 2, 2019 collapse happened, along a stretch of bluff at Grandview Beach, at the bottom of a steep set of stairs.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Developer attorney Marco Gonzalez forms PAC to support council incumbents

Form 410 filing here.

"Provide brief description of activity: Support/Oppose Encinitas Candidates"

Gonzalez is a well-known friend and supporter of mayor Catherine Blakespear and her council allies.

PACs aren't subject to Encinitas' $250 campaign contribution limit, so can raise and spend unlimited amounts on political ads.

Wanna bet this PAC gets lots of sweet sweet developer money and runs some really nasty negative ads against the challengers?