Author Archive for Teresa Barth

Commentary: Why I am Voting ‘No’ on Prop A

Protecting Encinitas from high density building, over-development and control by a 4/5 super majority City Council to change land use zoning all represent the “spirit” of the Prop A — The Right-to-Vote Initiative.

No doubt about it, elections have changed

In the good old days Encinitas council races were much more homespun.

Don’t be fooled by deceptive slate mailers

By now your mailbox has already been flooded with campaign literature.

The right for Open Government

Dear Editor,  

Barth writes letter in favor of open government

The right of the people to know what their government is doing is fundamental to democracy. Not only do they have the right to know what decisions have been made they also have the right to participate in making those decisions.Some cities in California have enacted Open Government policies, often referred to as Sunshine Ordinances, […]

Community Commentary: Council needs solutions

Community Commentary: Council needs solutions

I have been passed over for the position of Deputy Mayor or Mayor for three years and been denied a position to affect change or implement any creative solutions unexplored by the majority. I have been put into an unwholesome place, marginalized and disrespected. It poisons all discussions. After more than four years the tactics used to stifle dissent are clear…

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Encinitas Comprehensive General Plan Update is a communitywide effort

Residents are urged to attend the Encinitas General Plan Workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. March 28. The workshop will be held at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. Community participation is an essential component of the process, and it is this participation that will ensure that citizens’ quality of […]