City taking applications for open Council seat


Local residents have until Jan. 4 at 5 p.m. to submit their application, as the four current Encinitas City Council members will appoint a fifth member later that month.

The application can be found at or by visiting City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Along with some personal information such as name and address, the applications asks for a resume and for applicants to “Please list your qualifications and vision for the city of Encinitas.”

At its most recent meeting Dec. 14, the Council decided to appoint a member to fill the seat opened when Council member Catherine Blakespear was elected Mayor, as opposed to holding a costly special election. The open position has a term running through Dec. 2018.

Also on Dec. 14, the Council projected that interviews of selected candidates will be held either at the regular meetings of Jan. 11 and/or 18 or it may call a special meeting around that time.