Friday, July 18, 2008
Encinitas 2008 City Council Election Stuff and other Junks
Here are links to all the local news I didn't have time to blog about this week:
Red County Blog: Mayor Jerome Stocks Pulls Papers for Re-election
Will Jerome's association with the much hated NCTD hurt him in November?
Logan Jenkins UT column: Encinitas has best of races in N. County
A decent roundup, but when Logan describes only Jerome Stocks and Doug Long as pro business it gives the subliminal message that the other candidates are not. Ironic considering candidate Bob Nanninga has matured into local small business's biggest advocate.
nctimes.com: ENCINITAS: City considers railroad pedestrian crossings
The Planning Commission wants to see less stark Soviet Union style design and more community character in the pedestrian tunnels. Translation=Let's install a children's art mosaic for the homeless to pee on.
nctimes.com: ENCINITAS: City council ties up loose ends before break
Alcohol consumption on public sidewalks downtown, opponents and proponents of a 2 percent transient occupancy tax on short-term rentals, also known as the "sand tax," will have until July 30 to file their statements, council approved an interim five-year plan fashioned by the city's Planning Commission and staff to keep a number of mature eucalyptus trees along North Vulcan Avenue for the time being, council members informally discussed how the council should proceed with updating, revising or eliminating a number of its policies. "Council member Teresa Barth said that many of the city's policies are out-of-date and don't address the electronic manner in which the city now conducts business. She also noted that a number of the city resolutions conflict with each other. Councilman Dan Dalager admonished the council not to be afraid to make cuts in city policies, and to err on the side of simplicity."
ENCINITAS: Suit filed against city over Pacific Station project
"Protect Encinitas Now is a group of residents who have banded together "to preserve the city's small and casual beach town character through the promotion of aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious development," the lawsuit states."
ENCINITAS: Leucadia Wastewater District customers may see rate hike
"The district board Wednesday will consider a proposed three-year, 10 percent rate hike for sewer customers. The increase would cost a typical residential homeowner about $20 more when sewer bills arrive in October, bringing an average bill to about $213. If approved, the rate increase would be assessed retroactively to July 1."
Encinitas Taxpayers Association Blog: Citizens Initiate Corrections to Leucadia Blvd Improvements
Build new sidewalk, tear out new sidewalk.
Coast News.com: Billboard ban becomes effective
TEAR THEM ALL DOWN NOW, ARRRRGH I HATE THEM SO MUCH.
nctimes.com: ENCINITAS: Out-of-control vehicle causes chaos at car wash
an Olson's Hand Car Wash employee was driving a customer's Jeep Cherokee out of the car wash when he lost control of the vehicle. The Jeep struck a customer who was putting money in the tip box, then hit a Honda Civic with its driver and passenger and a fellow employee standing nearby. The Civic was pushed into the three people and then spun into an electrical transformer, knocking it off its base. The transformer, the Jeep and the Honda all caught fire. The Jeep also struck a guard rail, which then hit and damaged a parked Mercedes.
Aye Caramba! You couldn't do that if you planned ahead.