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7/8/18: Walk with Catherine this Thursday Evening!

My campaign to be re-elected as your mayor is picking up momentum, and I’m excited to invite you to participate in our first “Walk With the Mayor” this Thursday evening at Las Verdes Park!

We Encinitans are known for our love of the outdoors and recreational activities. So I figured that in addition to traditional candidate meet-and-greets, it would be fun to explore the trails and pathways of our beloved city while we get to know each other and exchange ideas. The walk will take about an hour.

On our future walks we’ll have some special guests, including 49th District U.S. Congressional candidate Mike Levin, 76th District California Assembly candidate Tasha Boerner Horvath, District 4 Encinitas City Council candidate Joe Mosca, and District 3 Encinitas City Council candidate Jody Hubbard.

I hope to walk and talk with you soon! An RSVP is not required, but if possible it’s preferred.

Here’s our schedule so far:

Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Encinitas Ranch Trail
Las Verdes Park/Encinitas Ranch
1390 Paseo De Las Verdes
You can learn more and sign up on Facebook or on my campaign website.

Saturday, July 21 at 9 a.m.
(Special guests – 49th District U.S. Congressional candidate Mike Levin and District 4 Encinitas City Council candidate Joe Mosca)
Olivenhain Trail
Olivenhain Meeting Hall
423 Rancho Santa Fe Road
You can learn more and sign up on Facebook or on my campaign website.

Saturday, July 28 at 8:00 a.m.
(Special guest – District 3 Encinitas City Council candidate Jody Hubbard)
San Elijo Lagoon
San Elijo Lagoon Visitors Center
2710 Manchester Avenue
You can learn more and sign up on Facebook or on my campaign website.

Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8:30 a.m.
(Special guests – 76th District California Assembly candidate Tasha Boerner Horvath and District 4 Encinitas City Council candidate Joe Mosca)
Village Park Greenbelt
Corner of Parkdale Lane & Glen Arbor Drive
You can learn more and sign up on Facebook or on my campaign website.

Our summer American History adventure



Today I’m returning from this summer’s trip, visiting the southeast — Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia — where we saw family and toured American history sites. In the picture we’re in Colonial Williamsburg, having just watched Thomas Jefferson deliver the Declaration of Independence. I’m so grateful to have spent family time outside in nature’s wonder and to have had the chance to explore our 18th and 19th century past, particularly the Revolutionary and Civil War period. My best articulation of this interest is that knowing where we came from as Americans helps us determine who we want to be. It inspires, fascinates and motivates me in my own civic pursuits.

Encinitas housing in the news

If you’re one of those folks who just can’t get enough of the continuing Encinitas housing saga, here are a few things that might interest you: a commentary in the San Diego Union-Tribune by SB 1226 sponsor California State Senator Pat Bates and me, an interview I did with KPBS radio, and my Mayor’s Minute column from the Coast News. All three shed more light on this thorny local issue and help explain some of the nuances involved in our collective efforts to solve it.

I’m looking forward to walking with you this Thursday evening. I hope you can join us!

In service,

 

 

“Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”
–Epicurus