City Council

New City Council member to be appointed

New City Council member to be appointed

CARLSBAD — City Council will fill the empty seat left by Farrah Douglas with an appointment around the end of March.

Douglas resigns from Carlsbad City Council

Douglas resigns from Carlsbad City Council

CARLSBAD — Council member Farrah Golshan Douglas announced today that she will be resigning from City Council at the end of this week.

Carlsbad grants pay raise for city attorney

Carlsbad grants pay raise for city attorney

Council also sets aside building for possible higher-ed institute

Escondido Council approves charter for ballot

Escondido Council approves charter for ballot

ESCONDIDO — Despite debate over how the charter would be written and what would be included, the City Council directed staff to place a revised city charter proposal on the upcoming November ballot.

Deal secures cleaner, smaller power plant

Deal secures cleaner, smaller power plant

CARLSBAD — Facing the inevitability of a new energy plant along its coastline, Carlsbad used its only remaining power — its ability to influence how quickly that plant would be built — to negotiate with NRG for a cleaner, smaller new one.

Encinitas pushes housing element vote back

Encinitas pushes housing element vote back

ENCINITAS — The city’s housing element will go before voters in November 2016, instead of this fall.

Encinitas establishes no-parking zone on part of Orpheus Avenue

Encinitas establishes no-parking zone on part of Orpheus Avenue

ENCINITAS — A ban on parking alongside a portion of Orpheus Avenue aims to improve traffic flow.

Escondido settles campaign mailers lawsuit

ESCONDIDO — Finding that city officials may have violated state law, Escondido settled a lawsuit over campaign mailers the city created and distributed in Nov. 2012.

Shops unite to oppose e-cigarette ban

Shops unite to oppose e-cigarette ban

CARLSBAD — Despite years of trying, Jason Delveccio could not find anything that would help him quit smoking and kick his addiction to Marlboro cigarettes.

Carlsbad focuses energy on negotiating over Encina Power Station

Carlsbad focuses energy on negotiating over Encina Power Station

CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad dedicated time, money and energy opposing the construction of a second, larger power plant next to the existing Encina Power Station. But with overriding approval for the project from the state and a regional power shortage, construction is inevitable.