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"I come from a proud family that has been involved in public service for as long as I can remember. I want to work for you. We need to create a more cohesive Encinitas...Repair infrastructure, improve our schools, make public safety a top priority and address homelessness. With nearly two decades of high ranking military experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate complicated governmental agencies, and get things done."

 LIST OF ISSUES

LOCAL CONTROL & OVERDEVELOPMENT

Luke Shaffer is a fierce advocate for preserving the character of Encinitas. He's not afraid to stand up to Sacramento and push back against irresponsible development that threatens our community's safety and identity. With unwavering  commitment to local control, Luke ensures decisions about growth and development prioritize the interests and values of Encinitas residents. He's ready to fight for our neighborhoods, protect our parks and open spaces, and promote sustainable development practices that enhance the unique charm of our city.

OPPOSE THE 1% TAX INCREASE

Luke strongly opposes unnecessary tax hikes. He will work within the budget to achieve infrastructure needs before considering any tax increase.  If a specific project requires funding Luke will earmark money specific for that purpose. Luke's comprehensive approach to local control, overdevelopment, public safety, infrastructure, and transportation, coupled with his advocacy against unnecessary tax increases, reflects his dedication to building a safer, more resilient, and more livable Encinitas for all residents. 
PUBLIC SAFETY 
 

Ensuring the safety and security of Encinitas residents is top priority for Luke. He will support the law enforcement efforts to address rising crime rates and will work closely with the Sheriff's Department to implement effective strategies for crime prevention and response. Luke also recognizes the need to address homelessness with compassion while ensuring that public spaces and businesses are protected from criminal activity. He will advocate for solutions and support services to those in need while holding individuals accountable for illegal behavior that threatens public safety. 

FIRE SAFETY

Luke understands the importance of fire safety in our community, especially given the risk of wildfires in Southern California. He will prioritize investments in fire prevention measures, ensuring that firefighters have the resources they need to respond quickly and effectively to fires. This includes securing safe and modern fire stations and providing firefighters with the necessary training and equipment to protect our homes and businesses. Luke is fully committed to collaborating with neighboring cities who develop evacuation routes that  will expedite emergency exit strategies. 

INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION 

Improving infrastructure and transportation systems is essential for enhancing the quality of life in Encinitas. Luke is committed to addressing flooding issues in Leucadia and investing in storm drainage and sewer systems to mitigate the impact of heavy rains. He will prioritize practical infrastructure projects that address the needs of residents and businesses, focusing on solutions that improve safety and accessibility for all road users.

BIKE SAFETY 

Luke Shaffer is dedicated to smart and practical solutions in Encinitas. He understands the importance of prioritizing safety over vanity projects, advocating for straightforward and effective measures to enhance public safety. His approach to urban planning focuses on smart, simple solutions, such as improving bike lanes, redesigning intersections for safety, and implementing parking solutions to alleviate congestion. Luke's commitment to practicality ensures that his initiatives address the community's needs efficiently and effectively. 

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