According to a survey of 4,000 residents conducted in the spring of this year, people who live in Encinitas think our mayor and City Council are doing a good job. Residents approve of the mayor and City Council's performance by a 3:1 margin. The survey was run by a group that doesn't like the mayor or the City Council at all (the so-called "Concerned Citizens of Encinitas"). We suspect they thought the survey would confirm that residents all secretly felt the same way they did. Not so much. They surveyed enough people (4,000 out of a population of 60,000+) that the truth shined right through.
This survey confirms our own internal data - but we used their results because nobody can accuse us of gaming the survey if we're reporting out conclusions from research conducted by our opposition.
We have the best mayor and City Council in many years. They are doing a great job for us. Encinitas is running a budget surplus, moving improvement projects forward, and helping our most vulnerable residents. We're in compliance with state law for housing for the first time in the city's history. Residents approve of the job our leaders are doing - and 70% also feel like our quality of life here in paradise is stable or improving.