Stand With Me. Join my Campaign for Mayor!
The 'nomination period' formally opened for candidates to get on the November ballot. I was the first major candidate for Mayor to officially pull papers. In this photo, neighborhood leader Jennifer Amundsen, signs my papers for Mayor and joins my campaign. Thanks Jen!
And as mayor, I'll put Encinitas first. That's why, in this November's election, I'm asking for your support and vote to put me first -- becoming Encinitas' first directly elected Mayor in the city's history.
Will you chip in $10 or more today to help get my name on the ballot? I'm running to provide strong leadership for Encinitas' future, but I need your help.
Switchfoot Bro-Am at Moonlight Beach...Giving Back To Our Community
I was glad to join the huge crowd enjoying Switchfoot at Moonlight Beach, on a beautiful afternoon on July 12, standing shoulder to shoulder, experiencing an outstanding musical performance and surf contest for a great cause, helping homeless kids. Locals doing good works for 10 years. Thank you Switchfoot for all you do to give back to our community, making Encinitas a better place to live.
Bro-Am 2014 July 12th Moonlight Beach Encinitas, CA Bro-Am is an annual celebration that gives back to the San Diego community. Now in its tenth year, the event has grown in size and impact, encompassing a surf contest, music festival, and fundraiser for local children's charities and homeless kids.
Encinitas Gearing Up For Housing Element
June 23, 2014 Encinitas Advocate by Jared Whitlock
The city will soon roll out community workshops and an online forum to collect input for the housing element.
The goal is to put the housing element — a map listing locations throughout the city that can accommodate state-mandated housing — to a public vote in 2016.
During the workshops and virtual town hall meetings, residents will be asked to identify where units could be located in their respective communities.
As a starting point of conversation, the public will be presented with maps of candidate sites throughout the city, which are based on recommendations from three groups made up of citizen and business representatives.
To get the word out about chances to weigh in, the city will send out a mailer and engage residents online. The City Council received an overview of the housing element’s next steps. In addition, the council directed staff to rewrite outreach materials at the June 18 meeting.
Sustainable Living Is Growing To New Heights: Encinitas Could Soon Grow Fruit In City Playgrounds And Parks
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March 4, 2014 ENCINITAS, Calif. – An Encinitas councilman proposed planting fruit trees in public areas within the city, including parks and playgrounds.
The plan would call for a volunteer effort to not just to plant the trees but also harvest them. The fruit then would be donated to a growing number of families who are food insecure.
“It reminds people that trees aren’t just for looking at, but that they provide food that people can eat,” said Councilman Tony Kranz.
The measure is still in its beginning stages.
Kranz said a volunteer committee will be finding out which open areas are best suited for planting fruit trees.
“We’re not interested in planting fruits in the median, because we don’t want people crossing in the middle of the road to pick an orange,” said Kranz.