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Blakespear touts city’s progressive initiatives during State of the City

“Resilience is a word that best describes who we have shown ourselves to be this past year,” Blakespear said. “While none of us would have predicted the upheaval to our daily lives or the tragedies of COVID-19, it does serve as a striking reminder of the importance of our health and safety, and our responsibility to each other. What we do, how we act, what we say and how we treat one another, matters more than ever.”

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Opinion: San Diego County needs more safe biking infrastructure

“We always seek to understand your perspective and to provide updates on where we are and where we are going. Whether you are a person who bikes, walks or drives to where you’re going, you can communicate with us via email at [email protected], or by phone, toll-free, at (833) 899-BIKE (2453). Thank you for being vocal, passionate, and caring members of our community. The only way to build a safe transportation network — for all modes of travel — is together.”

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Encinitas Mayor Blakespear announces run for state Senate

“We know that California right now is really in need of an equitable economic recovery from the pandemic,” she said. “We need bold leadership in tackling the ever growing threat of climate change. That requires action from all levels of government at all times. It’s really important that California continue to be a leader.”

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North County Report: Blakespear Lays Out SANDAG Goals

“We need to have better transit in our county. So right now it is clear that for many people transit is not competitive with the car. And that is something that I hope we can change. And I recognize that it changes over time and it starts with things like transit going where you want to go, and it’s going with enough frequency that it’s a choice you’ll make.”

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Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear named new SANDAG chair

“Never been afraid to tackle the tough issues when it came to housing and supporting new initiatives,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “Her bipartisan approach is always appreciated, and I think that is how our region succeeds. I think we will be in good hands in the coming year under Catherine’s leadership.”

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Encinitas Approves ‘Safe Parking Lot’ For Homeless

“It’s way more than parking. It’s truly wrap-around services with one goal to get individuals and families in the parking lot back into housing so it could be everything from employment to working with them in housing navigation, food, a variety of services, mental health services,” said Michael Hopkins, CEO of Jewish Family Services.

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