Sunday, October 01, 2006
20 Years of Wacky Adventures
Encinitas has been a city for 20 years today.
San Diego Union Tribune story click here.
North County Times Encinitas turns 20 years old Sunday
Interesting items from both articles:
Not scheduled as part of the fanfare, though, is an official recognition of the more than 100 people who donated their time and shoe leather to the incorporation effort.
In 1994, after incorporation but before the commercial developments, the city received $10.6 million in property-tax revenue and $4.2 million in sales taxes.
This year, property-tax income has reached $22.7 million, and sales-tax revenue has brought in $11.4 million.
Today, the city boasts:
A host of new neighborhood parks, plus 43 acres bought for a park southwest of Santa Fe Road and Interstate 5.
The 50-acre Indian Head Canyon open-space preserve.
The $10 million Encinitas Community & Senior Center on Oakcrest Park Drive.
Stairs at Beacons, Swami's, Stone Steps and Grandview beaches.
Beach sand replenishment funded with federal and state money.
A $20 million library under construction on Cornish Drive.
A fire station on Balour Drive.
A $5.2 million streetscape project that renovated downtown.
An 18-hole municipal golf course.
A $900,000 Cottonwood Creek water treatment plant that has turned Moonlight Beach, where the creek empties, from one of the most polluted in the state to one of the cleanest.
Councilman Dan Dalager, who said he voted against incorporation, added that “the dust has settled very nicely."