What do Sinatra and city of Encinitas have in common?
I imagine most people working for the city of Encinitas do not remember Frank Sinatra and his merry bunch of men, known as the Rat Pack. In one of his more famous songs titled “I Did It My Way,” Sinatra seems to have summed up his life in five words. It appears that some people at Encinitas City Hall are using Sinatra’s “playlist” and doing things their own way as well. In an action that did not go “public”, until almost after the event, the city chopped down 10 healthy trees in Orpheus Park in Leucadia, a community within the Encinitas city limits. Few citizens would have known if Councilwoman Teresa Barth and “tree hugger” Drew, had not drawn attention to the situation. The city of Encinitas seems to have resurrected Sinatra’s song, using it to benefit eight property owners in Leucadia. On Jan. 30, 2009, City Manger Phil Cotton and other staff “higher ups” decided, apparently on their own, to honor an unwritten verbal agreement with some condo owners in Leucadia. This agreement, whic