The Encinitas City Council met Wednesday to accept a $322,000 state Coastal Conservancy grant and approve a contract amendment for the Cardiff Beach Living Shoreline Project. The council also approved a resolution opposing Proposition 64, the Adult Recreational Use of Marijuana Initiative, and held a public hearing and approved an ordinance adopting the 2016 California Building Standards CodeThe council decided to take no action to end Leucadia Towing’s license agreement for use of the Pacific View site, but to allow it to expire in January 2017. The council directed staff to provide information about other possible sites, and to inform the business it must operate under restricted hours so as not to disturb its neighbors.
The Escondido City Council met in closed session Wednesday for labor negotiations. Performance evaluations of the city manager and city attorney were continued to the Oct. 19 meeting. In open session, the council held a hearing and approved an ordinance for a subdivision map and development agreement for Gateway Grand, a 126-unit condo development at 700 W. Grand Ave., and an ordinance granting a three-year extension for a subdivision map of a 3.2-acre project at 2319 Cranston Drive. The city also heard the 2015-16 City Council Action Plan update.
The Oceanside City Council canceled its closed session Wednesday to discuss labor negotiations and litigation. In regular session, the council approved various work and purchase orders, including $110,000 for shelving in the Civic Center Library. The council agreed to establish an all-way stop at Corporate Centre Drive and Oceanic Drive/Oceanic Way, and approved a 30-year extension to the lease agreement for Goat Hill Park golf course. Public hearings were held and resolutions were approved for maps and permits for a four-unit condo at 519 S. Myers St., and for a 58-unit townhome development west of Vine Street and north of Oceanside Boulevard. The council also approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance relating to adult-oriented and tattoo establishments.
The San Marcos City Council met in special session Tuesday for a workshop discussing revisions to the Creek District Specific Plan and adjoining areas. In regular session, the council approved ordinances changing the city’s election process and amending the city’s fire code; approved development maps for the Rancho Coronado subdivision; and introduced an ordinance amending the city’s building code.
The Solana Beach City Council met in closed session Wednesday to discuss litigation and labor negotiations. In open session, the council held a public hearing regarding $40,000 to $50,000 in community development block grant funds for ADA improvements and other public services. The council agreed to allocate 15 percent ($7,500) of the grant to the Boys and Girls Club. The council held a hearing and approved a resolution on a conditional use permit to modify a wireless communications facility at 1505 Lomas Santa Fe. The council discussed proposed building and fire code updates and will consider an ordinance at the next meeting.
The Vista City Council met Tuesday and held a public hearing on the development code for Large Family Day Care Homes, adding a requirement that the neighborhood be notified if a large home was coming to their area. The council also approved funds to install artificial turf at Luz Duran and Raintree parks, and agreed to raise ticket prices at the Moonlight Theatre and add a Wednesday performance. The council decided to do away with its red-light photo enforcement program. A motion to help defray permit costs for organizations putting on special events was defeated.
The Cardiff School District board met in closed session Thursday to discuss labor negotiations. In open session, it approved a resolution declaring the district had sufficient instructional materials.
The Encinitas Union School District board met in special session Tuesday for principals from each of the district’s nine schools presented their Single Plans for Student Achievement for 2016-17. The plans will return to the board for approval at the Nov. 15 meeting. The board also approved the job description and salary schedule for the Coordinator of Enrichment Programs position, and appointed Leslie Wright to the job.
The Escondido Union School District board met in closed session Thursday to discuss litigation and personnel. In open session, the board approved a resolution to issue up to $35 million in re-funding bonds, and approved a contract with Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth for services related to the bonds, to cost no more than $68,000. The board also heard an evaluation of the 2015-16 Local Control Accountability Plan. Students who Make Escondido Shine were recognized. From Mission Middle School: David Pattynama, Michelle Barriga, Valentine Angeles and Prescilla Peña. From Quantum Academy: Jose Julian Sanchez, Samantha Lising, Renee Provencal and Korban Saif.
The Escondido Union High School District board met in closed session Tuesday to discuss student discipline and labor negotiations. In open session, the board approved various memoranda of understanding and contracts with outside groups providing services to students, including North County Lifeline, Mental Health Systems, Vista Community Clinic and North County Health Services Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program; reviewed changes to the English Language Arts and English Language Development curricula; and adopted recommended changes to various board policies and administrative regulations.
The Fallbrook Union High School District board met in closed session Mondayto discuss labor negotiations and personnel. In open session, the board held a hearing to review and approve the district’s College Readiness Block Grant expenditure plan, and approved various contracts and agreements for services, including $8,500 to McWil Sports Surfaces Inc. to repaint the graphics on the gym floor.
The Oceanside Unified School District board met in closed session to discuss personnel, labor negotiations and litigation on Tuesday. In regular session, the board received an update on the Local Control and Accountability Plan, and accepted a $30,670 grant from the Vanir Foundation for Laurel Elementary for STEAM and Project-Based Learning. The board also held a hearing on a proposal for the Scholarship Prep Charter School, to be established for the 2017-18 school year. An item on extending the superintendent’s contract for a year to 2020 was moved to the next meeting.
The Poway Unified School District met Wednesday in special closed session to discuss the interim superintendent position.
The San Dieguito Union High School District board met in closed session Thursday to consider personnel and student discipline. In open session, the board voted to deny the SOUL charter school petition. It approved an agreement with Facilities Maintenance Planning LLC to provide a predictive maintenance program to forecast long-term district maintenance costs for no more than $114,700; and agreed to add the anti-bullying Rachel’s Challenge program at Oak Crest Middle School for $11,000, to be paid for with county and Oak Crest Middle School Foundation funds.
The San Pasqual Union School District board met Tuesday for a presentation on solar power. The board will consider the topic further at another meeting. The board also approved updates to the district policy manual and then went into closed session to discuss litigation.
The Solana Beach School District board is scheduled to meet in closed session to discuss labor negotiations at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the district office, 309 N. Rios Ave. In open session at 6:30 p.m., the board will consider approving a one-year extension to the superintendent’s employment contract to 2019, and will discuss a prequalification process for selecting contractors. It will hold a public hearing on a resolution to install energy storage and optimization equipment at Carmel Creek School.
The Vallecitos School District board met Tuesday and discussed its completed facilities projects and which projects to begin, using funds set aside by the district and money raised from the Fall Heritage Festival/Fundraiser. The Festival brought in $18,050, which will go to replace a roof on one of the buildings and the fascia on all the buildings as needed. The board interviewed board candidates and voted to appoint Martin Kurland and Michelle LaLonde to the two short-term seats. The board also discussed audiotaping board meetings and decided to continue producing written minutes of the board meetings. In closed session, the board discussed labor negotiations and litigation.
The Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District board met in closed session Thursday to discuss personnel, litigation and labor negotiations. In open session, the board heard an update on the 2016 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results, and approved revisions to various board policies on first and second readings, including on education of homeless students.