Author Archive for sheila.cameron

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Mello Roos taxes are going up

Those who own property in the Encinitas Ranch might want to take a closer look at your Mello Roos Taxes. They are going to increase. Encinitas City Council voted 3-1 April 27 to allow the Encinitas Ranch Golf Authority, or ERGA, to pay themselves a “contingency fund” of $100,000 a year for the next five […]

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY : Worm poop versus the bureaucracy

What happens when green technology comes up hard against a state regulatory bureaucracy? George Hahn, a local Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident, is the creator and owner of California Vermiculture LLC, or CV, which produces and sells Wormgold products and tree and plant rescue soil amendments (also known as worm castings or worm poop, i.e. dirt). The bureaucracy […]

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Fifteen words or less

By Sheila Cameron There has been a lot of media coverage of the harassment complaint filed by Encinitas Councilwoman Teresa Barth. The issue has been distorted and muddied and needs some clarification. Glenn Sabine is the Encinitas city attorney. His job is to give sound legal advice to each individual council member as well as […]

Trees and sunshine

This week, March 14 to March 21, is proclaimed Sunshine Week in California. Not referring to the abundant sunshine that we enjoy here, but rather the term is used to shine a light on political processes and to foster transparency in all corners of government. Last week, March 7 to March 14 was Arbor Week […]

Encinitas government has ‘run amuck’

The trees in Orpheus Park in Leucadia have almost all been cut down — they are the disappeared. Save one. And a bird by the name of Andrew “Jru” Watkins is sitting in a nest of sorts, preserving the last tree doomed for execution. The “bird” in the tree has captured the news headlines, but […]