A near-lifelong Encinitas resident is now the city's newest council member.
Kellie Shay Hinze was unanimously appointed to the governing body Jan. 9, filling a vacancy left by Tasha Boerner Horvath when she was elected to the California Assembly in November. Hinze took her oath of office and officially took her place at the dais at the council’s Jan. 16 meeting.
Prior to her appointment, Hinze, 33, had served as the executive director of the Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association since 2017.
She recently sat down for an interview to discuss her appointment and important issues in the community.
Q: How do you feel your service with Leucadia 101 has helped...