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City Council to weigh giving Alliance interim access to Pacific View

Garth Murphy of the Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance explained the intentions of his group to a packed Encinitas Library Community Room at Engage Encinitas' "Pacific View: What's Next" public meeting on November 19, 2015.

Garth Murphy of the Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance explained the intentions of his group to a packed Encinitas Library Community Room at Engage Encinitas’ “Pacific View: What’s Next” public meeting on November 19, 2015. A Coast News article about that meeting can be read here.

At its Wednesday, January 27 meeting, the Encinitas City Council will consider developing an agreement giving the Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance interim access to the Pacific View site while a long-term agreement is negotiated.

The proposal by Pacific View Subcommittee members Tony Kranz and Lisa Shaffer is slated to be heard as Item 10F, and suggests that the Alliance be allowed “to clean up and improve the condition of the Pacific View School site at their own expense… and activate private funding and volunteer efforts to beautify and renovate a City asset.”

If the council votes to create this interim agreement, the negotiated deal will be brought up for approval at a future council meeting.

On September 23, 2015,  the council voted unanimously to begin negotiations with the Alliance for a long-term agreement to operate an arts and culture center on the historic site. City staff estimated that the agreement could take up to six months to finalize, so this proposed “Right of Entry” agreement would allow the Alliance to reverse the continuing deterioration of the buildings and more completely assess the property for future use.

The Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance consists of many local artists and community leaders who banded together to create a vision for the site. Their unification neatly avoided what some predicted would be unpleasant competitive jostling for the right to administer Pacific View.

The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27 at Encinitas City Hall, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas CA, 92024. The agenda is here and the Pacific View “Right of Entry” agenda report is here.


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The historic Pacific View property as it appeared before the City of Encinitas purchased it in 2014.

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