Did Conservatives Actually Vote For Proposition A in Encinitas?

Brian Brady Brian Brady 22 Comments

A big victory for the “everything is now everybody’s business” crowd today–Encinitas Proposition A passed, pretty much violating the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Proposition A basically required any changes in the City’s General Plan (zoning) to be approved by a public ballot and restricted all buildings to a 30-feet height limit.  It was the …

Former Mayor Christy Guerin against “Prop A” in Encinitas

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks Leave a Comment

This popped into my inbox recently and I thought I would share it with my fellow Rostrafarians. Mayor Christy Guerin is a friend of mine and she served eight years on the Encinitas City Council and then six years as district director for Congressman Brian Bilbray in the 50th District. Prop A would be devastating for the future of Encinitas …

Politics 101 on the 101

The Smiling Spotlight The Smiling Spotlight Leave a Comment

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 …

Deeply flawed initiative up for a Special Election in Encinitas

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 7 Comments

Some residents of Encinitas, working with a Carlsbad based activist/NIMBY group, have used the initiative process to force the City of Encinitas to spend at least $350,000 on a special election to be held in June of 2013. Nice. This ill-conceived measure: A) Won’t correct or address state mandated forced planning for additional housing units, B) Will actually replace steep-slope …

Out With the Old, in With the New

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 13 Comments

Newly elected Encinitas City Councilman-elect, Tony Kranz, has indicated via email to the City that he is having “trouble” grasping the grading required for the Encinitas Community Park, a 43 acre $18 million dollar project, 12 years and countless public meetings as well as hearings and litigation, in the making. He seems to want a 3D model built for this …