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Council appoints Meyers to arts commission

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas City Council recently appointed Paint Encinitas Founder Jax Meyers to the city’s arts commission.

The council voted unanimously on the appointment of Meyers, who was the lone applicant for the position.

Meyers, two years ago, created Paint Encinitas, which promotes, fosters and highlights public art and street murals throughout the city, and has been the driving force behind a recent push to create more public art.

One of the most recent works Paint Encinitas sponsored was by local muralist Micaiah Hardison, which has become a controversial piece because of its depiction of Mexican immigrants landing on a beach in a panga.

Meyers was recently hired as a communications manager by the Leichtag Foundation.

The seven-member commission of the arts prepares recommendations to the City Council regarding policies and plans to provide for various arts within the city, developing the arts in cooperation with other agencies and policies and recommendations for new or augmented arts facilities and programs.