The site of the old Pacific View School will be auctioned to the highest bidder on March 25.

Auction bidding for the Pacific View site ends

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School Board meets today at 2:30 p.m. to consider
City’s Pacific View offer and postponing the auction!

Several concerned Encinitas residents stayed up late to encourage to council to save Pacific View. Among them were (top row, l. to r) Danny Salzhandler, Claudia Russell, Blair Schultze, (bottom row, l. to r.) John Gjata, Catherine Blakespear and Tricia Smith.Several concerned Encinitas residents stayed up late to encourage the Encinitas council to save Pacific View. Among them were (top row, l. to r) Danny Salzhandler, Claudia Russell, Blair Schultze, (bottom row, l. to r.) John Gjata, Catherine Blakespear and Tricia A. Smith. Dan Jaoudi also addressed the council. To watch video of the meeting, click here and go to item 10E, which begins at 3:15:42.

Responding to the Encinitas City Council’s last-minute confidential offer for the Pacific View property, the Encinitas Union School District has called a special meeting for 2:30 p.m. this (Friday) afternoon to consider extending the bidding deadline from next Monday to May 22.

The recommended action on the board’s meeting agenda is that the extension be approved. The board will first meet in closed session, then publicly report on the outcome and vote on the auction delay.

If the auction is postponed, it’s presumed that negotiators for the district and the city will soon get down to hammering out the details of transferring ownership of the Pacific View site to the City of Encinitas.

The special school board meeting agenda can be downloaded here.

Wednesday night, the Encinitas City Council voted to tender a confidential offer to the Encinitas Union School District to purchase the Pacific View property at the climax of its meeting. The council voted 3-2, with councilmembers Kristin Gaspar and Mark Muir dissenting, to respond to EUSD Superintendent Baird’s March 17 letter to the council (see below) by submitting an offer before the Friday deadline Baird had specified.

The announcement came just before 11 p.m. after a long discussion that included several emphatic Save Pacific View speakers and a 45-minute closed-door city council session. Encinitas City Attorney Glenn Sabine ended the meeting with a one-sentence report: “The city council, on a three-to-two vote with Muir and Gaspar voting no, directed the mayor to submit a confidential offer to the Encinitas Union School District for purposes of postponing the public auction and acquiring the Pacific View school property site.”

Although the terms of the city council’s offer are confidential, it stands to reason that it was considered promising enough by the district to hold this special meeting to consider postponing next Tuesday’s scheduled auction.

Regardless of the outcome, salutes the courage and vision of Encinitas City Council members Tony Kranz, Lisa Shaffer and Mayor Teresa Barth for making this bold leap for a better Encinitas. They may need our support in the coming weeks as they navigate potential difficulties in the sale negotiations and any backlash from their action on our behalf. will stay on top of developments and send an email update when the results of the special school board meeting are announced.

Your Save Pacific View emails have kept us in the race to save Pacific View! Now they’re more important than ever– please ask your family and friends to keep them coming as we enter these crucial last few hours! Emails can be sent from the bottom of this page.

Encinitas Union School District Board of Trustees Special Meeting
(to decide whether to delay the March 25 Pacific View auction)
This afternoon, Friday, March 21, 2:30 p.m.
Room 104, Board Room
101 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road
Encinitas, CA 92024


School District Responds to Encinitas City Council


This is the March 17 reply sent by EUSD Superintendent Baird to Encinitas Mayor Teresa Barth’s letter from late last week asking that the board consider meeting with city council representatives in an effort to keep the Pacific View property in the public domain before the district’s March 25 auction. The city council will meet in closed session on Wednesday, March 19, to discuss a response.

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You’ve sent over 700 Save Pacific View emails so far. Please send a Save Pacific View email (below) to our community decision-makers and tell them how you feel about preserving this priceless heritage site for public use. Your email will be sent to the Encinitas Union School District Superintendent, school district board members and each Encinitas City Council member.

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