The new year will bring a new job for Larry Watt. He’s retiring from his position as director of the city of Encinitas’ Public Works Department and on Jan. 5 will take a seat on the Olivenhain Municipal Water District board of directors. Watt will represent Division 2, serving parts of Encinitas and Carlsbad, when he takes over the vacancy on the board created when (Watt will serve the remainder of Muir’s term, which concludes at the end of 2012.) Watt says the most pressing issue he’ll be addressing as a new board member is how to provide water at required standards and reasonable cost to the approximately 68,000 water district customers in more than 48 square miles of North County. Watt has lived in Encinitas for 31 years and has three grown children with his wife, Suzie.
What he’ll miss most about his old job: The people (but I’m not going very far away!)
Favorite meal at a local restaurant: The chicken curry with cashews at .
Last purchase made in Encinitas: Christmas gifts at
Ideal Encinitas day: Riding my mountain bike on the beach at low tide.
Favorite civic organization: Patrons of Encinitas Parks (PEP).
Favorite local business: on El Camino Real — great customer service and great craftsmen!
Favorite Encinitas event: The .
Best thing about living in Encinitas: Too many to mention — I’ll go with the weather and the friendly people.
The one thing he’d like to change about the city: Sure would be nice to get our movie theaters back.
A place in Encinitas more locals should visit: .
How he’d dress up the Cardiff Kook: I wouldn’t! One less service call for the Encinitas Public Works Department.
Best place in the city to watch the sunset: