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Upcoming I-5 Traffic Shift in Late January

  • 01/15/2021
In late January, Build NCC highway construction crews will shift all Interstate 5 (I-5) travel lanes toward the center median – four lanes in both the northbound and southbound directions – between Manchester Avenue and Birmingham Drive in Encinitas. Preparatory overnight work for the traffic shifts will begin Sunday, January 17, to relocate concrete barriers. Crews anticipate striping the new travel lanes accor...

Financial Assistance Available for Businesses. 

  • 01/10/2021
Several opportunities still exist for financial assistance for businesses.   The application deadline is Wednesday, January 13, at 11:59 for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (careliefgrant.com) While this State program has had an overwhelming response, funding is not based on first come first served and opportunities are still available.   Locally, the Cardiff By-The-Sea Fou...

Encinitas Reminds Businesses: Regional Stay At Home Order Still In Effect

  • 12/31/2020
The City of Encinitas announced Thursday that businesses found operating out of compliance with the current Regional Stay at Home Order issued by the State of California are in jeopardy of losing their city-issued encroachment permits, as well as facing hefty county fines. Encroachment permits have been issued by the city to local businesses to allow for outdoor dining and other activities within the public right-of-way, su...

Provide Input on City of Encinitas 2021-2029 Housing Element (Cycle 6)

  • 12/18/2020
The City of Encinitas is seeking input from the community on the latest housing plan that is currently under review by the State Department of Housing and Community Development, known as HCD. During this review process, residents of Encinitas are able to review the latest draft of the housing plan and provide their input on current housing needs and solutions in Encinitas. What’s a Housing Element? The Housing Ele...

State of California Regional Stay at Home Order in Effect Monday Morning at 12:00 AM

  • 12/05/2020
It was announced today that the Southern California Region has less than 15% of its ICU capacity available and as announced by the Governor during his December 3, press conference, a Regional Stay at Home Order will go into effect at midnight on Monday morning, December 7. During the San Diego County briefing today, it was noted that while San Diego County has 20.6% of its ICU capacity available, the region as a whole has only...

City announces initiative to support local businesses and encourage mask wearing beginning on Small Business Saturday

  • 11/28/2020
The City of Encinitas has partnered with its chamber of commerce and main street associations to offer local restaurant gift cards to residents wearing masks in compliance with state and local health orders starting on Saturday, Nov. 28 – also known as “Small Business Saturday.” “Our small business community and restaurants are so resilient, but they need our help now as we are encouraged to stay hom...

Virtual Community Meeting: Leucadia Streetscape Phase 1 Project and El Portal Undercrossing, Tuesday, Nov. 17

  • 11/11/2020
Encinitas CA – The City of Encinitas and the San Diego Association of Governments will host a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., to provide information to the community about the Leucadia Streetscape and El Portal Undercrossing projects.  The City, in partnership with SANDAG, is starting construction in late 2020 on the El Portal Undercrossing project, a new pedestrian rail underc...

Commercial Eviction Protections Extended, Residential Eviction Protections Continue

  • 11/03/2020
Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-80-20 extends the ability of local governments to enact commercial eviction moratoria through March 31, 2021.  Therefore, City of Encinitas Urgency Ordinance 2020-07 involving commercial eviction moratorium is still in effect through March 31, 2021.  Tenants must provide notice to the landlord before the rent is due and must provide documentation of the COVID-19 related reaso...

Construction Contract for Leucadia Streetscape Phase 1 Approved at City Council

  • 10/24/2020
Encinitas CA – On Oct. 21, 2020, the Encinitas City Council voted unanimously to award a construction  and support contracts for Phase 1 of the Leucadia Streetscape Project, a series of  improvements to preserve and revitalize Highway 101 and provide improved accessibility to the area, whether in a car, on a bike or on foot.   After evaluating all submitted bids and proposals, staff recommended Gra...

Eviction Moratorium Update

  • 09/22/2020
Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-28-20, which provides renters certain protections from eviction and homeowners from mortgage foreclosures during the COVID-19 state of emergency and the City of Encinitas companion Urgency Ordinance 2020-07 expire on September 30, 2020.  On August 31, 2020, the State of California enacted Assembly Bill 3088 (AB 3088) to extend some of those protections and set certain requireme...
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