Letter to the editor: Shaffer’s redefinition of community character refreshing


I think Lisa Shaffer’s redefinition of Encinitas community character (kindness, integrity, and open minds) is refreshing. With all due respect to the city founders, the original definition of community character seems to be about every community but New Encinitas. I’ve lived in New Encinitas for 20-plus years and I’ve never heard a fellow resident praise the streetscape or architecture. The best that can be said is that it’s not as bad as it used to be.

Rather than uniting Encinitas against over-development, the original definition of community character divides us into NIMBY neighborhoods. I’d like to see Lisa Shaffer’s community character values of kindness, integrity, and open minds bring us together for the benefit of the entire city.

Anne Larocca

New Encinitas resident