Encinitas city officials are one step closer to resolving a conflict with the state over the city's lack of a current housing plan, and they plan to meet again next month.
Mayor Catherine Blakespear said she felt "really positive" about what they accomplished during a four-hour, weekend session on Dec. 16 and believes they could finalize in January their proposed list of sites where new low-income housing will be allowed. She wasn't the only one feeling upbeat.
Bruce Ehlers, who was one of the leaders of the group that opposed the city's previous housing proposal, said he also thought Saturday's session went well.
"It was a good, collaborative...