Obamacare / Covered California News Update

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This just in from my inbox: The closed “open enrollment” period is cracked open for some: Covered California Enrollment Opportunity for COBRA & Cal-COBRA Participants Covered California, the California state health insurance exchange marketplace established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has launched a limited, special enrollment period for people who have COBRA or Cal-COBRA health insurance and …

ObamaCare / Covered California update

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This landed in my email inbox today: Covered California to release list of health plans, rates Sacramento Business Journal by Kathy Robertson – Monday, May 20, 2013: Covered California, the new state health benefit exchange, will release a tentative list of health plans and rates for the program at a board meeting in Sacramento Thursday. The meeting will be held …

Deeply flawed initiative up for a Special Election in Encinitas

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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

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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 …

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, …