8/30/20: I Could Use Your Help

Happy Monday! We find ourselves at the end of August, and our campaign is $3,000 short of our month-end goal to pay for mailers to get the word out to as many people in Encinitas as possible.

We’ve got twodays left! Can you please contribute to my re-election today? Any amount up to $250 ($500 per couple) is so appreciated. 

This handy button will take you to our campaign website:

Sheriffs will help with mask handouts and education

The City Council last week voted unanimously to start a three-month pilot program where Sheriff’s deputies will visit crowded public places to educate and pass out free masks. They’ll also remind people that not only are masks required outdoors, but they’ve been proven very effective in stemming the spread of COVID-19.

Deputies will have the power to cite people if necessary, but their emphasis will be on friendly and educational interactions.

Encinitas Deputy Mayor Kellie Hinze and volunteers have been distributing masks at popular beach access points for several weekends now, and she says that most people they’ve contacted have been unaware that masks are mandatory there.

I’ve volunteered with Kellie, and it’s rewarding to help be part of the solution. She’s looking for volunteer help for next weekend’s shifts. If you’re interested, please email her at kellie@kellie4encinitas.com.

Here’s the San Diego Union-Tribune article.

Who’s being sued? The truth about Prop. A

Are you confused about what to believe when it comes to rumors about Prop. A and a lawsuit? If so, you’re not alone. The truth doesn’t lie in a simple false accusation, as in “my city sued me.” It’s a complex saga with a few surprises, just like real life.Opponents who keep complaining that the city is suing its residents are betting that you’ll swallow that line and ignore everything that’s happened before and since, including the truth that residents were never served with a lawsuit by the city and the city’s current lawsuit is against the state.

If you’d like to know the story, twist-by-twist, with actual documentation, click here.

Your Encinitas neighbors have a message for you

We’ll be creating more videos and ads like the very popular one we posted a few days ago, “Your Encinitas neighbors have a message for you.”

Thanks so much to all of you who have contributed your video endorsements so far, and to all who have shared the video (please share if you haven’t yet!). If we haven’t used your contribution so far, just wait – a new one’s coming soon!

And it would be great if you’d like to be a part of this video testimonial series – please reply to this email and we’ll get you involved.

Virtual dates with the candidates!

Carlsbad City Council candidate Lela Panagides has invited me to discuss synergies between our two neighboring cities, especially around transportation. It’s happening Monday, August 31 at 5:30pm on Facebook Live. Here’s the link.

I’m looking forward to talking with my friends and fellow Encinitas candidates Councilmember Tony Kranz and Deputy Mayor Kellie Hinze about open spaces and multi-modal transportation. Please join us Wednesday, September 2 at 5:30 pm. You can reserve your front-row Zoom seat here.

How about a joint virtual campaign event at 6:30 p.m. on September 10 with Terra Lawson-Remer, who is running to represent us as our Supervisor? I’m in! I strongly encourage you to check out Terra’s platform and see for yourself why she’s a better fit for this district. You can find information about her, or donate to her campaign here.

You can register for our joint virtual Meet & Greet here.

No-contact door hanger volunteers needed in District 2

For the next few weeks, we’re going to be distributing door hangers to encourage folks to get out the vote for Terra Lawson-Remer, Deputy Mayor Kellie Hinze, and me, starting in District 2, Old Encinitas.

You can sign up for as many four-hour shifts on Tuesdays and Saturdays as you’d like. The idea is to stay safe in this pandemic by dropping off the door hangers without making contact with residents. Thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of Ed McFadd and Steve Bartram for piloting this effort. Please volunteer here!

Enjoy 53 new local mosaics now under the I 5-Santa Fe Dr. bridge!

I’ll leave you with news of a delightful new Encinitas quality-of-life enhancement.

How cool is it to see a full art exhibit under a freeway bridge next to speeding cars, but fully protected by a concrete wall? There’s also a new, large sidewalk where you can stand and view the art.

The installation of these locally designed and produced murals is the final touch in our new safe bike and pedestrian undercrossings at Santa Fe Dr., coming next to Encinitas Blvd. It’s well worth a free field trip!

This mosaic, designed by a team of student artists and a teacher from San Dieguito Academy, includes my two children’s actual footprints and clay flowers made by my son. It symbolizes walking into our community’s Encinitas future, with our path guided by the ocean, flowers and plants.

Here’s more information from the Encinitas Advocate.

Enjoy this magnificent, cooler summer weekend! 

In service,