Community Input

Online Poll - February 2 - 20, 2015
Voice Your Choice LogoFrom February 2 to February 20, 2015, registered voters in Del Mar had the opportunity to respond to an online poll regarding the options to develop a new City Hall/Town Hall at 1050 Camino del Mar. The poll closed at 5 p.m. on February 20, 2015.

The City received 980 responses to the online poll, representing 32% of the registered voters in Del Mar. For the full analysis of the poll, review the March 2, 2015 Staff Report to the City Council. The City Council will review and discuss the results of the poll at their meeting on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Del Mar Communications Center, 240 Tenth Street, Del Mar, 92014.

The City's vendor, Everyone Counts Inc., prepared the results in two different manners.

The first table lists the raw tally of the selections, showing the number of respondents that identified the various options as their first, second, and third choice. Under this analysis, Option C received the highest tally of responses as a first choice among the other two options.
Choices 1st Choice
Tally
2nd Choice
Tally
3rd Choice
Tally

Option A - Civic Uses Only  274 122 490
Option B - Civic Facilities with Additional Parking and 11,000 Square Foot (SF) Expansion Area  244  558  13
Option C - Civic Facilities with Additional Parking & 20,000 Square Foot (SF) Expansion Area  440  125  275

The table below shows the responses in a weighted manner. For the weighted responses, Everyone Counts assigned 3 points to the first choice, 2 points to the second choice, and 1 point to the third choice. Under this analysis, Option B received the most overall points.
Choices 1st Choice
Points
2nd Choice
Points
3rd Choice
Points
Total Points 
Option A - Civic Uses Only  822 244 490 1,556
Option B - Civic Facilities with Additional Parking and 11,000 Square Foot (SF) Expansion Area 732 1,116 13  1,861
Option C - Civic Facilities with Additional Parking & 20,000 Square Foot (SF) Expansion Area 1,320 250 275 1,845

Based on either calculation, poll respondents expressed a preference for both additional parking and future developable area. Approximately 70% of the poll respondents indicated that they would support up to 160 parking spaces and between 11,000 square feet (SF) (Option B) and 20,000 SF (Option C) of usable area for future expansion.

Below are links to content that was provided in the online poll:
Description of the Options
Summary of the Options
Interested in Providing Input to the City Council about the City Hall/Civic Center Project?
The City Council welcomes and encourages dialogue and discussions about the City Hall/Civic Center project and has provided a forum where the entire community can hear the ideas being expressed. The City Council has docketed an open forum for short presentations or comments by community members at each regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

The City Hall/Civic Center Community Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. (time certain) at each regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Community members will be provided an opportunity to speak for up to 10 minutes to present their ideas, with the overall Forum not to exceed 30 minutes. If you plan to present an idea, please bring at least 10 copies of your materials to the Council meeting or submit them electronically to the Administrative Services Department prior to the start of the Council meeting. Electronic presentations must be received before 9 a.m. on the date of the Council meeting. No PowerPoint presentations can be loaded during the meeting and must be provided beforehand.

If have any additional questions, please contact the Administrative Services Department at (858) 755-9313.

Previous Forum Presentations
The following are previous presentations made by community members regarding the City Hall/Civic Center project. Note that these presentations do not represent a concept that has been developed as part of the City of Del Mar’s process for determining the uses of 1050 Camino del Mar.