SPV-Flyers is a grassroots group of concerned north coastal residents who are working to keep the historical bluffside Pacific View school site in the public domain for present and future generations to enjoy.

Founded in February, 2014, by longtime Leucadia resident Scott Chatfield, the website served as a rallying point for residents to send emails to elected officials, asking them to reach a compromise before the school district sold the land to developers. (Chatfield successfully employed this strategy in 2008 to help save our 760 area code.)

Here’s the text exchange that started the effort to save Pacific View. Leucadia resident Scott Chatfield texted his friend and Encinitas City Council Member Tony Kranz on a Saturday, they had coffee at the late, great E Street Cafe at 10 a.m. on Monday, and they were off!

At the last minute, the city offered to purchase the property for $10 million and the district agreed. A formal purchase agreement has been signed, and the sale is currently moving through elective and administrative channels with an eye toward closing by the end of 2014.

Currently, hopes to accomplish two things:

  1. To continue advocating for the successful transfer of the property by monitoring and reporting on the sale developments.
  2. To serve as a catalyst where community members can discuss their dreams and ideas for the future of the Pacific View site.

Our email address is: info[at]

You’re invited to stay up-to-date on Pacific View news by joining the email list here. Your name and email address will only be used by thanks…

All 724 people who sent a SavePacific View email– without you, the city’s purchase of this treasured site would not have happened!

Also, special thanks to:

  • Antal Adriaanse
  • Barbara Aplington
  • Teresa Barth
  • Catherine Blakespear
  • Bob Bonde
  • Robert Bush
  • Fred Caldwell
  • Sheila Cameron
  • Bennett Chatfield
  • Chris Chatfield
  • Kay Colvin
  • Carolyn Cope
  • Dody Crawford
  • Darius Degher
  • Mary Fleener
  • Sarah Garfield
  • Anton Gerschler
  • John Gjata
  • Linda Huston
  • Dan Jaoudi
  • Stephen Keyes
  • Tony Kranz
  • Annie Leaf
  • Kathleen Lindemann
  • Tim Lueker
  • Mail Dog Email Marketing Tools
  • Lynn Marr
  • Maureen Muir
  • Pat Muller
  • Robert Nichols
  • Lili Noden
  • Lucille Noden
  • Mary Oren
  • Treggon Owens
  • Mark Patterson
  • C Clark Porter
  • Jean Radakovich
  • Claudia Russell
  • Deanne Sabeck
  • Danny Salzhandler
  • Jesse Schluntz
  • Blair Schultze
  • Lisa Shaffer
  • Tricia Smith
  • Elizabeth Wallace

(If we missed you, we apologize— we don’t have all the names of those who spoke at city council and school board meetings— please send us an email at info@SavePacific and we’ll add your name!)

News media:

  • Chris Ahrens
  • Rachel Bianco
  • Kay Colvin
  • Ronnie Das
  • Mary Fleener
  • Alex Groves
  • Barbara Henry
  • Logan Jenkins
  • Roman Koenig
  • Michelle Mowad
  • Hayne Palmour IV
  • Gary Warth
  • Jared Whitlock