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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Encinitas is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Encinitas City Council for District 3 with a term ending December 2022.    Application forms are available on the City’s website, by calling the City Clerk at 760-633-2601 or by email [email protected].  

The deadline for submitting applications is February 11, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.  APPLICATION

All applicants will be asked to attend (via Zoom) the February 24, 2021 City Council meeting (date is subject to change) to discuss their qualifications and interest in serving on the City Council.  Depending on the number of applicants, appointment may be made at the same Council meeting or a subsequent City Council meeting date.    


  • An applicant must be 18 years of age and a citizen of the State of California
  • An applicant must be a resident and registered voter of the City of Encinitas District 3.
  • A person is disqualified from holding any office upon conviction of designated crimes as specified in the Constitution and the laws of the State of California


The City Council is comprised of one (1) Mayor and four (4) Council Members elected from the City at-large.  Per Encinitas Municipal Code Section 2.20.010, on the second Tuesday of each December of even numbered years, the newly elected Mayor and Council Members will be sworn in.  Per Encinitas Municipal Code Section 2.20.030, at the first regular City Council meeting in December of odd numbered years and the second Tuesday of each December in even numbered years, the City Council shall choose one of its members as Deputy Mayor.

  • Catherine S. Blakespear        Mayor - term expires December 2022
  • Tony Kranz  - Council Member District 1 - term expires December 2024
  • Kellie Shay Hinze - Council Member District 2 - term expires December 2024
  • Vacant  - Council Member District 3 - term expires December 2022
  • Joe Mosca -  Council Member District 4 - term expires December 2022


The City Council of the City of Encinitas holds Regular Meetings on the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 505 S. Vulcan Avenue.  City Council may meet in Closed Session prior to the start of the meetings to discuss certain matters as provided by law.


The City of Encinitas is a General Law City and operates under the general laws of the State of California with a Council/Manager form of government.  The Council/Manager form of government is broadly defined as combining the political/policy leadership of elected officials with the managerial leadership of the City Manager. 


Encinitas City Hall is normally open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on every other Friday.  These hours are posted in prominent locations at City Hall as well as on the City of Encinitas’ website at www.encinitasca.gov.     In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all City offices are currently closed to the public until further notice.  City staff will continue to conduct City business through teleconferencing and phone calls; and will continue our "virtual city hall" services via the Customer Service Center portal, where many permits and plans can be processed electronically. 


The Mayor and City Council serve as Board Members of the San Dieguito Water District, Encinitas Housing Authority, and the Encinitas Financing Authority.  In addition, Council Members represent the City on various regional boards, commissions, and committees. 


Mayor: In accordance with Encinitas Municipal Code Section 2.20.035(a), the Mayor receives the same salary as a Council Member ($1,186 per month).  Beginning in 2016, the Mayor shall be entitled to the current Council Member salary ($1,186) plus $100 per month and the operative date of this compensation adjustment shall take effect upon the seating of the legislative body after the General Municipal Election in November 2016.

Council Members: In accordance with Encinitas Municipal Code Section 2.20.035(b) City Council Members receive $1,186 per month effective December 9, 2008.   

San Dieguito Water District Board Members receive an independent stipend of $100 per meeting pursuant to San Dieguito Water District Resolution No. 89-07.

Housing Authority Members receive an independent stipend of $50 per meeting pursuant to Housing Authority Resolution No. 94-04. 

For more information, contact the City Clerk's Department at 760-633-2601 or by email at [email protected]