Tony Kranz: Poor Judgement, No Respect, Combative, and Temperamental

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I can’t quite tell. Incumbent Encinitas City Council candidate Tony Kranz is giving the finger, but… Is it to… 1- The taxpayers when he paid three times appraised value for the Pacific View Elementary School (he really wanted a taxpayer-funded arts center overlooking the ocean)? 2- Small businesses when he threatened them with a boycott if they displayed signs of …

Is Jerry’s Kern’s Assembly Run Serious?

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Oceanside Councilman Jerry Kern announced his candidacy for the 76th Assembly District last week. The UT-San Diego reported that Kern will probably earn the endorsement of the incumbent Assemblyman, Rocky Chavez. Chavez is vacating the seat to challenge California Attorney General Kamala Harris for the open US Senate seat in 2016. Kern signaled that he will work to solve the …

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, …

An “Intriguing Twist”

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 21 Comments

According to Logan Jenkins of the UT San Diego, Deputy Mayor Tony Kranz of Encinitas thinks turning the closed, dilapidated, but recently city purchased Pacific View school site in Encinitas into a federal detention center is an idea worth considering. It’s purpose would be to supposedly house a portion of the mass of homeless illegal/undocumented immigrants currently rushing the U.S. …

Bees and disease in Encinitas???

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 23 Comments

“Looking at an aerial map of Encinitas in the 1970s and 1980s compared to today, it’s sad,” Tony Kranz said. “The city had agriculture everywhere; we have to fight for small farms today.” BUT, a new study from UC Davis says the exposure of pregnant women to agriculture may increase the incidence of babies being born with Autism Spectrum Disorder. …

A Call to Action in Encinitas — Meeting Starts at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 3 Comments

This came into my inbox today: As I couldn’t reach the author for permission, I have left their name off the piece. Hello my friends. I’m sending this to you to let you know that Kristin (Gaspar) needs our help at this Wednesday’s Encinitas City Council meeting (5/28). As you may have heard, although there was a unanimous agreement of …

Picking the pocket of the Public

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 6 Comments

Encinitas is a city of about 63,000 friendly people. It has a healthy balanced budget and healthy reserve funds. It also has among the best credit ratings of any municipality in California. I take pride in whatever small amount my 12 years of City Council service contributed toward its fiscal stability. The new city council has decided it has more …

Encinitas City Council or H.O.A.? You decide!

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 5 Comments

The new Encinitas City Council majority will consider an agenda item Wednesday evening which may result in the City Council setting hours of operation for bars and restaurants in Encinitas, may limit said hours to 10PM or midnight, may impose a new and as yet undetermined fee upon all alcohol licensed businesses to pay for additional special police enforcement of …

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 …

U-T San Diego endorsement for Encinitas City Council

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It is an honor to once again receive the endorsement of our San Diego County daily newspapers. It reads in part as follows: “In the crowded and hotly contested race for three seats on the Encinitas City Council, we endorse incumbent Jerome Stocks, appointed incumbent Mark Muir and candidate Kevin Forrester. “This trio represents the best possibility for the city …