Citizens' Participation Program (CPP)
On March 14, 2020, the City Council approved an emergency declaration to address coronavirus and cancelled all public meetings through April 6, 2020. On April 6th, the City Council continued their order to prohibit in-person public meetings, which includes meetings pertaining to the City’s Citizens’ Participation Program (CPP). For those residents and property owners seeking to begin or resume a CPP during this time, the following protocols have been developed allowing for electronic meetings instead of in-person gatherings while conducting your required CPP process.
- An Introductory Meeting (CPP#1) during the Covid-19 crisis will be facilitated by the applicant/property owner via an online telemeeting platform (of their choice). Pertinent regulatory provisions applicable to Introductory CPP meetings, as set forth in DMMC Section 23.08.068, shall apply. Information regarding the meetings and how to participate in the meeting will be contained within the meeting notices mailed to neighboring property owners, posted outside City Hall and viewable on the City’s Agenda Center at www.delmar.ca.us/AgendaCenter.
- A Project Proposal Meeting (CPP#2) during the Covid -19 crisis will be facilitated by City Planning staff via telemeeting (Zoom Webinar). Information regarding the Project Proposal meetings and how to participate in the meeting will be contained within the meeting notices mailed to neighboring property owners, posted outside City Hall and viewable on the City’s Agenda Center at www.delmar.ca.us/AgendaCenter. Neighbors and interested parties will be encouraged to review the proposed plans and CPP exhibits, which will be accessible via the City’s website, prior to the virtual meeting.
This interim process has been developed as a means to continue customer services delivery to the Del Mar community while still achieving the goals of the Design Review Ordinance. The interim process will be utilized until such time the City Council officially determines regular (in-person) public meetings may resume.
The Citizens’ Participation Program (CPP) is an outreach process intended to foster early and open communication between neighbors about a new project and its surrounding community. While the CPP process is not intended to produce complete consensus on all applications, the process provides opportunities for potential applicants and their agents to understand and respond to neighborhood concerns about a project’s design prior to formal submittal of an application for review by the City of Del Mar. The intended result is improved awareness of proposed changes in the built environment and projects that better integrate into their surroundings by complementing the existing community character.
The application packet (PDF) is available for download.
Projects that require completion of a CPP include the following:
- Any new detached structure that would contain more than 500 square feet of "bulk" floor area.
- Any addition of a second-story element to a one-story structure.
- Any project that, in the determination of the Planning Director, working in consultation with the Chairperson of the Design Review Board, holds the potential to cause adverse impacts on the surrounding neighborhood and therefore, warrants the implementation of a Citizens’ Participation Program.
- Design Review Ordinance, DMMC Chapter 23.08
- Full guide to theCitizens’ Participation Program process (PDF)
- Good Neighbor Guide to Design Review in Del Mar (PDF)
- Resident Guide to Understanding the Design Review Process in Del Mar (PDF)
Upcoming CPP Meetings
Please click the link below to view all upcoming Citizens’ Participation Program Meetings.
View Upcoming CPP Meeting Notices
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