Sunday, May 30, 2021

Worst local roads

From the Inbox:
How about starting a string that asks people to name the worst road in Encinitas? "Worst" meaning the condition of the pavement.

Many local roads have recently been re-done, but there are still some awful roads around town. With the budget flush from huge new development and skyrocketing property values, there’s really no excuse.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Council to push forward on Streetscape with no bike lane

 Coast News:

According to city staff, if the council requested to remove some of the parking from the Streetscape plan to create more room to accommodate bike lanes in both directions, it could lead to issues with approval from the California Coastal Commission.

“I really want to be clear that we’re not directing or asking this project get derailed over this,” Mayor Catherine Blakespear said. “I know that’s the kind of thing that can make it not actually acceptable to the coastal commission and then we get into a multi-year process of negotiations.”

City staff said they would go back to look at designs in the hopes of finding a way to accommodate the bike lanes, which are of great interest to the public. Staff said they would return to the council with their findings in one week’s time.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

5/19/21 City Council meeting open thread

 Please use the comments to record your observations.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Blakespear follows national Democrats in copying AOC's logo

From the Inbox:

New York Times:

In her three years in the national spotlight, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the undisputed face of unabashed progressivism. But there is another hidden-in-plain-sight legacy of her 2018 primary victory: Her campaign logo and poster have reshaped the visual branding of the left.

Candidates across the country, and even internationally, have appropriated elements of its condensed and bold typeface and its upward-sloping, dialog-box design.

Imitations and inspirations have appeared in the governor’s race in Virginia, a Senate contest in Kentucky, an elementary school race in Queens and even a campaign by a communist candidate in France.