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Sheila Pell

Articles by Sheila Pell

Encinitas says yes to 199 apartments on Clark Avenue

A high-density housing project in Leucadia that will include low-income rental units has been approved 4-0 by the Encinitas City Council, overturning a decision to deny it. Spurred by angry neighbors, the city's planning commission ...

September 20, 2022
San Diego planning groups wary of reforms

A series of reforms to community planning groups the San Diego City Council will make on Tuesday could be good for housing and diversity, bringing more balance to decisions about what gets built where. But ...

Oceanside pot shops out-normalize tattoo parlors

In Oceanside, like many cities, tattoo parlors have been nudged away from schools and neighborhoods. The city prohibits them within 500 feet of a residential district. As with cannabis outlets, they were long seen as ...

September 6, 2022
Encinitas OK to intervene at Beacon's Beach

The Encinitas city council has voted unanimously to deny an appeal of a seismic monitoring project at Beacon's Beach, which followed a cliff collapse in May. As neighbors see it, the overnight landslide didn't warrant ...

August 30, 2022
San Diego County eases rules on rural housing

As early as the end of next month, some housing projects in the backcountry would be able to skip a step on the road to approval. The San Diego County Planning Commission has made its ...

Chula Vista first to try fentanyl tracking app

Fentanyl leaves a deadly trail, but overdose spikes and clusters in an area can predict where the drugs will show up next, and police are turning to an app for that. The Overdose Detection Mapping ...

August 16, 2022
Imperial Beach to vote on 14 percent hotel tax

To help fund city services, Imperial Beach voters approved a one percent sales tax increase last year. This November, they'll vote on raising the hotel tax, too. The city council on August 3 unanimously passed ...

City's Build Better initiative aims for fee equity

On August 1, the City Council approved Mayor Todd Gloria’s Build Better San Diego, an initiative that will improve services and infrastructure in lower income communities. Last summer, the city took action on parks. This ...

Encinitas struggles with total smoking ban

The city of Encinitas has taken a step toward banning all public smoking of tobacco, leaving only private property or inside a moving vehicle for lighting up. Smoking is already prohibited on beaches, parks, and ...

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