North County Coastal update

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The North County Coastal region will be bidding farewell to some local elected leaders who have chosen to step aside rather than run for re-election. In all the cities where one or more incumbents have failed to file papers for re-election, non-incumbents folks have until August 15 to file and become a candidate  instead of the normal cut-off which is …

Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks Endorses Rocky Chavez in AD 76

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This press release was issued today… June 27, 2012 ENCINITAS MAYOR ENDORSES ROCKY Mayor Jerome Stocks backs Rocky, further uniting District 76 ENCINITAS – The people of Assembly District 76 are uniting in support of Rocky Chavez. Today, Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks announced his endorsement of Rocky for California Assembly. With his support, Stocks joins dozens of elected and former …

June 2012 Primary: N. County Perspective on Supe D-3

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The District 3 County Supervisor’s race race looked early on like a battle between Steve Danon, the challenger, and Pam Slater-Price, the 20 year incumbent. After Danon racked up a serious list of endorsements and accumulated a respectable war chest, indicating he was serious about “bringing it,” the incumbent folded her tent, said “no mas,” and withdrew from the re-election …

Crime is down In San Diego County

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Public safety routinely consumes 50% or more of municipal budgets and crime rates are very much associated with the perception and reality related to “quality of life” issues. Is your local park an amenity or a menace? Additionally, property crimes have a direct effect on the cost of your area’s property Insurance. The attached annual SANDAG Crime Report indicates that …

NCTD Press release going out today!

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This press release came across my inbox this morning and I thought I would share it: Electric vehicle charging stations abuzz at Oceanside Transit Center OCEANSIDE,Calif.—Electric car charging stations are now live and available for customers to use for free in the Oceanside Transit Center (OTC) parking lot. ​The North County Transit District is offering the charging equipment as part …

Press Release: Jerome Stocks to head up Steve Danon campaign effort

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ENCINITAS MAYOR, SANDAG CHAIR JEROME STOCKS TO HEAD DANON FOR SUPERVISOR CAMPAIGN Encinitas, CA – Jerome Stocks, Encinitas Mayor and San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) chair, representing all 18 cities throughout the region, today announced he will chair the Steve Danon for County Supervisor campaign. “It’s a pleasure to join Steve’s campaign as Campaign Chairman,” said Stocks. “It’s crucial …

Iowa Primary – 55.47% REPORTING

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A Caucus is a very different animal than a Primary Election, but Bachmann and Huntsman are not feeling the love right now! Caucus is Jan 3, 2012 CANDIDATES VOTES % OF VOTE. Rick Santorum (R)15,218     25% Mitt Romney (R) 14,625       24% Ron Paul (R) 13,365               22% Newt Gingrich (R) 8,268        13% Rick Perry (R) 6,513              10% Michele Bachmann (R)3,351   5% …

The Danon Steamroller has some competition

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The local San Diego great politico John Dadian is quoted as calling the Steve Danon campaign for the 3rd District Supervisorial seat “the steamroller,” but thus far there hasn’t been much to roll over since he had drawn no opponents and the incumbent has bowed out of the race. Well folks, we’re in a new year and things have changed! …

Kudos to the North County Times!

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Today the North County Times printed a pretty hard hitting piece I wrote in response to their editorial published last Sunday, November 27. Below please find their original (misguided) editorial as well as my (educational) response which to the credit of the N.C. Times they published. Frankly, I’m impressed. NC Times Editorial from 11/27/2011: No public rescue for private road The …

Recent Encinitas Council Drama

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Somewhat newly minted Council Woman Kristin Gaspar (November 2010 first place vote getter) has been a real worker on the Encinitas City Council. In addition to her other obligations she agreed to serve on a Sub-Committee with Council Woman Barth along with some other folks (Barth came in 2nd behind Gaspar in 2010 even though she was the incumbent…) dealing with our …

Encinitas City Council Appoints Mark Muir to Maggie Houlihan Vacancy

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Tonight the Encinitas City Council voted 3-1 to appoint Encinitas Fire Chief Mark Muir as the candidate to fill the City Council vacancy created by the death of Council Member Maggie Houlihan. Encinitas is blessed with a very involved and active electorate and as such pulled 13 great applicants for this position during the two week window when people could …

Electric Rental Cars Will Be Here by Nov 18.

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You’ll be hearing about this in the mainstream media over the next couple weeks, I just thought Rostra-farians deserved to have advanced info on this innovative program coming to San Diego. Received in my inbox today: I’m thrilled to announce car2go San Diego — North America’s first all-electric car sharing program — will officially launch on Nov. 18, 2011. Attached and …

Risky Sports

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A credible shark sighting was reported today in Leucadia, a community of the City of Encinitas. The weather has been great and the water has been mostly glassy, making the beach a wonderful place to play. But be careful out there, and (hopefully) this was not just a Halloween spoof! Here’s the incident report I received: To Council and Administrations, Today at 14:58 hours, a surfer …

Steve Danon for 3rd District S.D. Board of Supes: “The Steamroller” says John Dadian!

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This from the North County Times today: …The strong start may have kept some potential candidates from running, observers said. “I’m calling him the steamroller,” said John Dadian, a San Diego political consultant who has known Danon for 20 years. “I can’t understand why nobody’s jumped in yet. I think they’re afraid of Steve. I think (they’re afraid) with good …

You want to plant a lawn and let people play on it? That’ll cost you!

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The following is an update on the status of Encinitas Community Park, formerly known as “The Hall Property”… It’s about 43 acres just west of the I-5 freeway and south of Santa Fe Drive. Encinitas purchased this former greenhouse property from the Hall family to make into a park in 2001. The purchase was one of my first votes as …

With Slater-Price out, the Danon Juggernaut continues

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After contending since 2008 that she was in it to win it, five-term County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price has announced she will be stepping down in 2012 rather than take on the juggernaut that the Steve Danon for Supervisor Campaign has become. Will the previously “mano-e-mano” two person face-off now become an open-seat horse race, or will other potential contenders view …

Shovel Ready Jobs anyone?

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Per Richard Phillips of the Encinitas City Manager’s Office: Construction of the Santa Fe grade-separated pedestrian undercrossing was been placed out to bid by SANDAG today (8/30). The project is the first of four grade-separated pedestrian undercrossings that are planned for the rail corridor that runs through Encinitas. Part of the Santa Fe project includes construction of a small portion …