The North County Times plucky Adam Kaye is reporting: What started with a flood of incoming ballots is now a trickle, and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, the spigot will close.
Mailed ballots for Proposition C, a measure asking property owners whether Encinitas should assess a $5 monthly fee to support a mandated clean-water program, are due in the city clerk's office by that hour.
A March 7 postmark won't suffice.
The ballots ---- 22,111 of them ---- landed in the mailboxes of registered Encinitas property owners in late January.
City Clerk Deborah Cervone said last week that 12,000 to 13,000 envelopes containing the ballots had been returned, a response rate of 54 percent to 58 percent.
It will be interesting to see what the result is. The funniest thing about Prop C is that it gave myself and Steve Aceti big fish in small pond style fame, the second dorkiest level of fame in the world (the first would be an unusual or funny death where bad radio shock jocks make fun of you). Coast News link.
This is my favorite line from Adam's story, Recent rainstorms have damaged campaign signs that popped up like mushrooms starting in January. A bare, wooden stake with a soggy ball of cardboard at its base is all that's left of many signs.
This is where Cotton Weed Creek drains out at Moonlight Beach, right under the volleyball courts. The outfall forms a sandbar on a small slab of reef out in the surf and I make the bold claim that over the past 20 years no-one has surfed there more than me. The clean water program has been a great benefit, afterall upstream you will find strip malls, restaurants and gas stations, the runoff from those places can't be good.
So why don't I support Prop C?
Because it's a scam, that's why. The truth won over emotion in this case so I had no choice but to criticize Prop C, and I never even got a ballot.