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Posted on: July 8, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

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COVID-19 UPDATES

July 8: County launches Small Business Stimulus Grant Program 

The County of San Diego has launched a Small Business Stimulus Grant Program to help local businesses and restaurants that suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 9, 2020

City Council reviews environmental report for housing update

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As Del Mar prepares its Housing Element Update, the City Council on July 6 reviewed a new environmental document that examines locations where the City could increase its housing capacity.

The Draft Program Environmental Impact Report and 6th Cycle Housing...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 10, 2020

New operating hours for City offices

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DEL MAR CIVIC CENTER

Monday through Thursday7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m (remote service only)

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Monday through Thursday7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m (remote service only)

PLANNING COUNTER

Monday through Thursday1 to 5:30 p.m. (remote service only)Email: ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Reserve free bins for Fuel Reduction Program

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Have you reserved your free yard waste bins?As part of the Fire Department’s 2020 Fuel Reduction Program, residents can reserve free delivery and pickup of up to two, three-yard waste bins to fill with trimmings, weeds and brush. 

Reserv...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Rules at beach and parks

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Visitors to City parks and beaches are welcome to exercise, enjoy the ocean, spread out towels and chairs, unfurl an umbrella and just, plain relax.Requirements for face coverings and social distancing, however, remain in place.Powerhouse and Sea...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Call in to comment at City meetings

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In an age of remote meetings brought by COVID-19, the City of Del Mar has launched a telephone system so speakers can call into City Council, Planning Commission and Design Review Board meetings and read their remarks aloud.  

Speakers can testify...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2020

City Council approves $4.1M in budget reductions

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The City Council June 17 approved $4.1 million in budget reductions to close a projected funding gap tied to business losses brought by COVID-19. 

Since stay-at-home orders began in March, City income plummeted as hotels, restaurants, retailers, a...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Housing committees present reports

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In a presentation to the City Council June 15, subcommittee members of the 6th Cycle Housing Element Ad-Hoc Citizens’ Task Force summarized findings of information gathered over four months and debated during nine meetings.Del Mar is in the mids...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Sheriff issues response after City Council statement on protests

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Days after the City Council issued a letter to Sheriff William Gore acknowledging widespread civil unrest, the Sheriff released a "Response to Community Concerns." The 14-page document covers policies and procedures and includes an ethnicity bre...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 11, 2020

City statement regarding The Winston School

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The Winston School first approached the City of Del Mar in June 2018 requesting changes to its 55-year lease for its school site at the Shores Park.  That lease was signed with the City in 2010 and made retroactive to 2008. For the first time, in...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 3, 2020

New rules for drones on June 17

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New rules on the flying of drones in Del Mar are set to take effect June 17.

First introduced in May, an Ordinance Regulating the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the City of Del Mar prohibits:

  • Reckless flying and racing;
  • Flying above an altitude of 400 f...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Spring into Action on brush clearing

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Those spring flowers and grasses have been pretty but now they’re drying up and need to go.The Fire Department has launched its 2020 Spring into Action and Fuel Reduction programs and is asking residents to get an early start on weeding and brus...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Where to eat and shop? Check the DMVA guide

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What sounds good to eat? 

The Del Mar Village Association is moving at light speed to update its online guide of restaurants and stores that are open for business. The guide lists places that, as of Thursday, can accommodate in-person dining and s...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Council approves $10,000 plus sign ordinance for businesses

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As Del Mar moves toward economic recovery, business owners are encouraged to take advantage of City grants, an urgency ordinance for A-frame signs and other temporary tools to assist reopening – and boost sales -- at their restaurants and stores...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Council revises accessory dwelling unit regulations, renews incentive program

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The City Council on May 18 introduced accessory dwelling unit ordinances to revise regulations, better accommodate accessory units on duplex properties and renew an incentive program for property owners who dedicate accessory units as affordable housing.

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 8, 2020

The latest on SANDAG's bluff stabilization project

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Update

Demolition, vegetation removal and grading is set to begin May 8 to replace a drainage trench just west of the street ends between 6th and 8th streets.

Open the SANDAG update 

Del Mar Bluffs Stabilization 4

On May 1, the San Diego Association ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Don't flush disinfecting wipes!

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The rush to disinfect surfaces to counter COVID-19 is causing havoc with sewer lines and wastewater systems.

Earlier this month, wipes backed up a sewer line in Del Mar and led to an overflow that caused nearly $140,000 in damage to a private home. The Cit...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Council approves $1.9M in budget reductions

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Faced with sharp declines in revenue brought by COVID-19, the City Council voted unanimously April 20 to trim $1.9 million in spending from the 2019-20 budget. 

The action followed more than $1 million in reductions approved earlier this month as ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Civic Center and Streetscape project win planning awards

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The San Diego Section of the American Planning Association is saluting the Del Mar Civic Center and Downtown Streetscape Project with enthusiastic letters and awards.

The Civic Center has won the Association’s “2020 Implementation: Smal...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Environmental document released for sand replenishment program

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Del Mar is advancing a program to streamline the placement of high-quality sand on City beaches and has released an environmental document for public review.

With mitigation and monitoring, the Sand Compatibility Opportunistic Use Program -- or SCOUP -- wo...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Homepage

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COVID-19 Homepage

Open Del Mar’s COVID-19 Homepage to link to Daily Updates, Community Resources, Business Resources and guidelines for Conducting City Business during COVID-19.

Open the COVID-19 Homepage

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Community Resources

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COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES

If you need help or are able to offer it, the COVID-19 Community Resources page points to social service, nonprofit and government agencies that serve Del Mar and its residents.

Open the COVID-19 Community Resources webpage

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Business Resources

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COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES

Del Mar is issuing free Temporary Use Permits so businesses can offer goods for pick-up or delivery while Del Mar Village Association is tracking those businesses with a guide that is updated daily. Link to that guide and to gov...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Conducting City Business During COVID-19

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Conducting City Business During COVID-19

Your health is our priority. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Del Mar Civic Center has closed its doors to the public until further notice. Most City business, however, can be completed by phone or online.

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2020

CERT volunteers are neighbors helping neighbors

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Helping neighbors during an emergency and acquiring the training to contribute to a concerted effort. For those reasons, Del Mar residents Bill and Eleni Miller joined the City’s Community Emergency Response Team two years ago.

For the Millers, h...

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