The City of Encinitas's Climate Action Plan (CAP) Con is a cynical mis-appropriation of climate change science to justify illegal rezoning which bypasses the regulatory framework defined within the General Plan of the City of Encinitas. Similar mis-use of the CAP approach by the City of San Diego has been ruled illegal by District Court and that ruling has been upheld upon appeal according to KPBS.
The United States Supreme Court has found that the United States Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act requirements cannot be bypassed merely by passing pollutants through groundwater, as was recently argued by the County of Maui and the Trump administration. This decision bears directly on the mis-management of stormwater in Encinitas generally and Leucadia specifically. For example, from the City of Encinitas’s Jurisdictional Runoff Management Program ( January 2017) we already know that ... Cottonwood Creek is 303(d) listed for DDT, selenium, and sediment toxicity stressors.