The Coast News Group

Number of draft Encinitas council district maps swell

ENCINITAS — With less than two weeks before the Encinitas City Council is set to choose its future electoral districts, the number of district maps proposed by the city and public has increased dramatically.

When the city council unveiled the first draft district maps Oct. 11, there were five. Now, there are 22 maps, 16 created by residents and six created by city staff.

The council will discuss the maps Monday at a special meeting.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Most of the maps, 13, would divide the city into four council districts, eight of the maps contain five council district, while one is a six-district map.
  • Three of the maps are drawn so that each of the districts touches the ocean and El Camino Real, which they council originally said was their desired concept.
  • Nine of the maps contain a long “eastside” district, which connects Olivenhain with inland Cardiff along Manchester Avenue.
  • The map with six districts would divide Cardiff into a coastal and an inland district, and combine Leucadia east of Interstate 5 with a portion of New Encinitas, while maintaining coastal Leucadia.
  • Two of the maps would not qualify because the populations are not balanced.

The special meeting takes place at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at City Council chambers, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue.



Green 5: Map | Demographics

Maroon 4: Map | Demographics

Purple 4: Map | Demographics

Yellow 5: Map | Demographics

Tan 4: Map | Demographics

Orange 4Map | Demographics

More information available on the city’s website here.