City Council

Kirk Effinger: Office holders must balance priorities

I have long been in favor of the notion of city council districts in cities of a certain size —although skeptical of the methodology of determining their boundaries.

Group releases community proposal for Pacific View site

Group releases community proposal for Pacific View site

ENCINITAS — With the city considering purchasing the Pacific View property and turning it into a public facility, council members have asked local groups to submit plans for funding and operating the property.

Updated: Carlsbad City Manager resigns without explanation

Updated: Carlsbad City Manager resigns without explanation

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad City Manager John Coates resigned from his position for undisclosed reasons in an announcement on Wednesday night.

Groups work to explain new Escondido voting districts

Groups work to explain new Escondido voting districts

ESCONDIDO — The North County ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is urging Escondido locals to advocate for their community as the city prepares to draw voting boundaries for upcoming City Council elections.

Farm, microbrewery, winery and market all to sprout with Carlsbad grant

Farm, microbrewery, winery and market all to sprout with Carlsbad grant

CARLSBAD — A new public farm accompanied by a corresponding winery, microbrewery, market and more will be built in Carlsbad thanks to a city grant that will help cover the start up costs of the agricultural endeavor.

Resident appeals decision over Bier Garden windows

Resident appeals decision over Bier Garden windows

ENCINITAS — Despite some residents’ objections, the Encinitas Planning Commission gave Bier Garden the OK two weeks ago to open its patio windows until 10 p.m.

Encinitas adopts regulations to temper impacts of late-night drinking

Bar and restaurant group presents plan at meeting, “secret shoppers” and private security patrols are some of the actions already taken

City discusses options for Pacific View site

ENCINITAS — Councilmembers invited residents to come up with business plans for a community arts center at Wednesday night’s meeting. But the proposals won’t necessarily be tailored specifically to the Pacific View property.

Oceanside looks to further consolidate

OCEANSIDE — City Council discussion on approving the bylaws of the Integrated Waste Commission ended with a council recommendation to consolidate the Integrated Waste Commission with the Utilities Commission on Aug. 21.

Council to vote on fire pit reservations at Moonlight Beach

Council to vote on fire pit reservations at Moonlight Beach

ENCINITAS — Cara Kwon arrived at Moonlight Beach at 5 a.m. on Friday to lay claim to a fire pit and picnic table.