In the spirit of brevity I have kept the answers short. I am open to meeting with residents individually or in groups to discuss these issues at length.
Q: Lowering the train tracks?
A: Underground and covered
Q: Pacific View school
A: Naylor Act = School House Historic park
Q: Hall property park
A: It's time to stop wasteing time and money and build the damn park
Q: New fire stations
A: The old ones are ghetto. New ones should be cost and energy efficient. And the Cardiff station should be moved to a less constrictive location.
Q: Plastic bag ban?
Q: Bike lane on 101 through Leucadia?
A: Long overdue
Q: City staff salaries and benefits?
A: Non sustainable
Q: Consultants versus staff?
A: If staff can't do the job replace the staff with those who can not consultants.
Q: Open meetings?
A: At all times.
Q: Rail trail?
A: On top of undergrounded LOSSAN Rail corridor
Q: Rail under crossings
A: Boondoogle. Absolutely not!
Q: Scripps expansion and impact on surrounding properties?
A: All traffic should enter and exit on Sante Fe, not into the long established residential neighborhood.
Q: Up-zoning with out a vote of the people?
A: All zoning changes and changes to the general plan should be brought to a vote of the people. No exceptions!
Q: A city wide bond for rooftop PV cells
A: Solar is good but should not be forced on property owners.
Q: A citywide bond for under grounding utilities
A: Worth exploring, as it would improve views and property values, enhance tourism, and make Encinitas a truly 21st century city.
July 30, 2008 8:29 AM