The Encinitas Planning Commission will hold a special hearing on Wednesday, September 3 to hear community input regarding plans for the Hall Property. The Hall Property is a 44 acre parcel just west of I-5 in Cardiff acquired by the city of Encinitas in 2001 for the purpose of a community park. Controversy exists as to what type of park will best serve community needs. The final EIR has just been released (available on the City website under “View Public Documents”). As currently planned, the park will be developed as an intensive use park, including 5 soccer fields, with potential for water quality degradation to San Elijo Lagoon and ocean. Community groups are attempting to enter mediation to find an acceptable alternative to all parties. More information available at: www.hallpropertypark.com