This plan is the result of advocacy and a collaborative process
with city staff, community-based organizations, and residents
that increased public engagement, public dialogue, and trust and
brought new leadership into planning processes.
Project Green Space is a robust urban forestry and green
infrastructure program convened by the city and driven by
residents. The program empowers community members to actively
reshape the future of their neighborhoods by adopting new trees
and planting and maintaining rain gardens.
The city retooled its existing zoning and standards to make it
easier for property owners to add accessory dwelling units, also
known as granny flats. Encinitas also successfully sponsored
state legislation to make the changes possible.
The city faced alarming rates of obesity in its community and
launched an innovative effort to improve fitness among residents
of all ages. The program exceeded its goals, and its popularity
continues to increase.
The ride-share service improves access to critical daily
amenities and is helping to change the lives of transit-dependent
residents. The program has improved mobility for all, especially
seniors and youths.
The Napa Lighted Art Festival takes a bold, contemporary approach
to the visual arts by bringing emerging light technologies into
the city’s streets, where buildings function as large outdoor
canvases and attract crowds.