By Laura Groch Contact Reporter


The Carlsbad City Council met Tuesday and approved a resolution allowing Interfaith Community Services to manage the city’s hiring center for $204,217. The council gave final approval, 4-1, to an ordinance allowing temporary restrictions during public events where conflict or non-peaceful behavior might occur. Art Larson was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees.


The Encinitas City Council canceled its meeting scheduled for Wednesday.


The San Marcos City Council met in regular session Tuesday and discussed an update of the 1990 parks master plan. The plan recommends adding tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, multipurpose fields and baseball diamond fields, as well as aquatic facility and indoor recreation improvements. Future park locations and expansions were also discussed. The council also approved a reduction in required minimum insurance from $1 million to $300,000 for taxicab companies; approved assessments for a landscaping and lighting district and a street maintenance district; and approved annexations to several community facilities districts. The council adopted a resolution allowing the city manager to award the construction management contract for the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan Capital Improvement.


The Solana Beach City Council met Tuesday in special closed session to discuss litigation and personnel. In regular session, the board held a hearing on proposed election district maps and voted 4-1 to approve Map 410e. The council also met Wednesday in closed session to discuss labor negotiations and personnel. In regular session, the council held hearings and approved the levy and collection of annual assessments in the Coastal Rail Trail Maintenance District and the Solana Beach Lighting District. The council reviewed its Climate Action Plan report and approved a cost study. Community Grants totaling $45,000 were awarded, and the council gave final approval to amending the Highway 101 Specific Plan. A resolution opposing the Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy and family separation of immigrants was approved. The council agreed to appoint David A. Zito as mayor and Jewel Edson as deputy mayor until the December 2018 mayoral rotation.


The Vista City Council canceled its closed session scheduled for Tuesday. In regular session, the council approved its 2018-19 budget and its five-year capital improvement budget. The council discussed a proposed General Plan Amendment and zone change at 890 E. Vista Way requested by Solutions for Change, but suggested that another site be pursued instead. The California Values Act (SB 54), also known as the “Sanctuary State” bill, was a discussion item on the agenda. Several dozen residents turned out to express their support for the act, which included a group sing of “This Land Is Your Land.” Councilmember John Franklin then moved to adopt a resolution saying that the California Values Act was “inconsistent with the values of the people of Vista” and that the city supported the federal government’s stance against California. It was approved 2-1-1, with Franklin and Councilmember Amanda Rigby voting yes, Councilmember Joe Green voting no and Mayor Judy Ritter abstaining. (Councilmember John Aguilera was absent.) After the council approved a motion to reconsider the vote, Ritter changed her vote to yes and Franklin’s motion was approved 3-1.



The Bonsall Unified School District board met Thursday and reviewed and adopted the 2018-19 LCAP and district budget.


The Del Mar Union School District board met in closed session Wednesday to discuss personnel. The board evaluated the superintendent and assistant superintendents and voted to approve performance compensation. The 2017-2020 Local Control and Accountability Plan and the 2018-19 budget were approved. The board discussed and approved its revised facilities master plan 4-1. The revisions include proceeding with buying land in East Pacific Highlands Ranch to build a new school, keeping the two school properties west of I-5 and analyzing their potential use with the help of a district-wide committee; and doing renovations at all district schools. Staff was directed to develop a priority list for a possible bond measure to be discussed at the July 25 meeting. The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation presented a check for $1.228 million to support STEAM programs.


The Fallbrook Union High School District board met in closed session Monday to discuss labor negotiations. In regular session, the board gave final approval to the Local Control and Accountability Plan and the budget for 2018-19. A new Speech and Debate course was approved, as was an agreement with Palomar Community College to start a GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) program at Fallbrook High this summer.


The Oceanside Unified School District board met in closed session to discuss personnel Tuesday. In regular session, the board appointed Dr. Julie Vitale as the next superintendent for the district. She will start July 1. The Educational Services Department reviewed survey results received from parents, the community and staff on the “Rights, Respect, and Responsibility” sexual health curriculum for grades K-5. The board had suspended use of the curriculum on June 18. The results are available at A contract with the superintendent, and a 2 percent pay increase for associate superintendents and for the deputy superintendent, were approved. The revised Local Control and Accountability Plan for 2018-20 was approved, as was a proposal to use The Leader in Me program with FranklinCovey for Nichols Elementary School. The board adopted its 2018-2019 budget and identified the amount of cuts needed for 2019-20 and 2020-21 as $13,919,100 and $21,066,290, respectively.


The San Dieguito Union High School District board met in closed session June 21 to discuss personnel, negotiations and litigation. In regular session, the board approved its 2017-2020 District Local Control Accountability Plan; its 2018-19 District Annual Budget/General Fund & Special Funds; and an agreement with Vector Resources Inc. to install a security camera system for Torrey Pines High School for $73,399.86. The board also heard a safety update and received a preview of security fencing planned for TPHS and San Dieguito Academy. Larry Perondi was approved as interim superintendent, replacing Eric Dill, who resigned in May.


The San Marcos Unified School District board met Tuesday and approved its 2018-19 Local Control and Accountability Plan and its 2018-19 budget. The board approved a resolution identifying the amount of budget reductions for 2019-20 and 2020-21 as $10.8 million and $34.9 million, respectively. The board also approved a recruitment brochure for its superintendent search.


The San Pasqual Union School District board met Tuesday and gave final approval to its Local Control and Accountability Plan and its 2018-19 budget.


The Solana Beach School District board will meet in closed session to discuss the hiring of a superintendent at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the district office, 309 N. Rios Ave. In regular session at 6:30 p.m., the board will give final approval to its Local Control and Accountability Plan and its 2018-19 proposed budget. The board will discuss a board policy update reflecting AB 699, which would prevent discrimination in education because of immigration status.


The Vallecitos School District board met Tuesday and received an extension of a request for renewal by the Taylion San Diego Charter Academy so it could further review and address concerns within the petition.


The Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District board met June 21 in closed session to discuss personnel and litigation. In open session, the board approved the appointment of Doyan Howard as the director of student support services and Nicole Clymer as the assistant principal at Valley Center High School. The board approved its 2018-19 Local Control and Accountability Plan and its budget, and approved new board policies, including one regarding new procedures and policies for immigration enforcement matters. The board heard reports on summer school programs and on financial literacy.

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