Encinitas is a beautiful place. It's unique beauty attracts a lot of respectful quality people. It also attracts a lot of strange people who want to exploit Encinitas for personal gain.
I've been doing my best to create a scorecard of who is who in the this town. The heavy hitters and the players.
I have decided on something.
I believe this town has been held back by our local government due to the strange cult of personalities. Infighting and personal vendettas have suppressed the progression of our infrastructure. The politics of this town is basically that of ASB high school blown up on a larger stage.
Too bad it's our tax dollars that are going along for the ride.
When I hear that the train tracks were not lowered because this person got in a fight with that person, that the flooding is jacked because this guy didn't communicate with that guy, that one person knew about federal funding that the town could have accessed but didn't tell anyone about it out of spite; it's enough to make you throw up.
It seems like we discuss personality traits just as much as we discuss issues.
Hopefully we can begin to start getting shit done is this town instead of playing out this bizarre soap opera.
Let's end the personal drama. Your city council is nothing more than glorified pothole fillers and they can barely do that. There is no true leadership or any kind. There is no clear vision of the future.
We need to end the drama and invest our energies into the infrastructure. Let the residents live their lives. The council members and surrounding court need to back away from themselves.
Someone posted a comment that Encinitas had been "Guerinized". That made me laugh at first but you know what? That sucks.
What is an example of Guerinization? Well, one of the new ordinances that was put on the owner of the new D-St Bar&Grill (located in the historic La Paloma building) is that there is no dancing allowed. Think about that for awhile. A small town ordinance designed to legislate your behavior.
A very powerful and influential out of towner is the loathsome Michael D Pattinson, a carpet bagger developer who would raze the entire town if left to his own devices.
When you speak in front of the city council are you there because you truly love Encinitas or are you there out of some need to feed your ego?
If you are on the council are you there because you love Encinitas or because you seek higher office down the road?
If you are just a normal salt of the earth kind of person going about your business, trying to make a living, doing all the right things like paying taxes and working hard and trying your best to enjoy life in Encinitas; your daily routine is affected by morally corrupt adults who are still stuck in a high school mentality.