Perverted Permitting Process?

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Don’t we love local politics, especially in small town Encinitas where the gloves ALWAYS come off! This missive came into the magic inbox. The writer is a candidate for City Council, Julie Graboi, who indicates that she supports the current expensive and laborious permitting process be unaltered as it is a way to identify registered sexual offenders … Interesting logic …

Sweating students and Swilling School leaders

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AC finally comes to Encinitas school The U-T reporter missed what really caused the outrage: While the students sweated, the school district administrators and 4 of 5 school board members (Board Member Maureen “Mo” Muir didn’t go) attended a booze fueled “retreat” at a luxury hotel. They didn’t post this as a public meeting, there was no “facilitator” and as …

Breaking News / Rumor In Good Old Encinitas: The first Mayor’s race

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Encinitas politics is a really fun blood sport. And the newest piece of info/rumor to hit the spotlight is that none other than Sheila Cameron has decided to run for the Mayor’s seat and has put in the papers to make it official! This is the first election in the history of Encinitas where the voters will elect the Mayor, …

Politics 101 on the 101

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This found its way into the Smiling Inbox today regarding the Encinitas Special Election known as Prop A. The election date is June 18: Inbox:“How about a ROSTRA posting about how the Yes on A proponents are illegally littering the public ROW w/ signs costing the Taxpayers money to remove them?” TSS: It’s true that in Encinitas one is not …

Encinitas: Silly Season Mail call

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As a Smiling Spotlight I get plenty of campaign mail, as we all do this time of year. My informants tell me that retiring Councilman/Mayor/Elder Statesman James Bond of Encinitas coined the phrase, “the silly season” which it is, and he nailed it with that moniker. Mr. Bond also served as Board Chair of the San Diego County Water Authority, …