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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Busy days expected at Fairgrounds vaccine center

vaccination prep

The busiest days to date at the Scripps Del Mar Fairgrounds Vaccination Super Station are expected for the remainder of this week.

The center is set to administer thousands of doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Thursday and Friday are expected to be...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Respondents sought for San Dieguito Ambulance survey

San Dieguito Ambulance

The County of San Diego is surveying residents within County Service Area  No. 17 on the topic of emergency ambulance services. CSA No. 17 includes Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, 4-S Ranch and portions of Elfin Forest.&nbs...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Council approves clean energy package

rooftop solar at Del Mar Civic Center

As Del Mar prepares to launch its community choice energy program in May, the City Council on March 15 approved a default package that will provide customers with electricity derived at least halfway from renewable sources and 75 percent from sources that...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Trespassing enforcement to increase on railway

train on bluff 525x375

A significant increase in trespassing education and enforcement on the rail corridor is set to begin Monday, Feb. 1.

In a Jan. 27 notice, North County Transit District announced that Sheriff’s deputies will educate trespassers and —as n...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Program offers zero-waste option for takeout orders

reusable takeout container

The pandemic has brought a big increase in takeout dining and, not surprisingly, a pileup in the packaging used to wrap up those orders.

That’s why the City’s downtown partner is working with restaurants and a San Diego company to expand a zero-waste takeo...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Council gives go-ahead for inter-agency rail crossing study

aerial view of train tracks on Del Mar bluffs

The City Council on Jan. 11 approved an agreement with regional planning and transportation agencies to launch the Safe Rail Trail and Pedestrian Crossing Study.

Commissioned in partnership with the San Diego Association of Governments and North County Tra...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Subcommittee formed for North Commercial Zone referendum

North Commercial (NC) Zone

The City Council on Jan. 21 agreed to form an ad hoc subcommittee to discuss alternatives to a ballot initiative with the organizer of the referendum.The organizer, Del Mar resident Arnold Wiesel, initiated the referendum to repeal an ordinance approved i...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Dunham House moves to Encinitas

Dunham House on trailer

A piece of Del Mar’s history moved to Encinitas this week after being lifted from its foundations and transported atop supersized trailers.

The Dunham House, built on 10th Street in 1885 and believed to be an original home of Del Mar founder Jaco...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 13, 2020

NCTD report outlines fencing plan for Del Mar bluffs

aerial view of train tracks on Del Mar bluffs

A North County Transit District report outlines plans to install chain link fencing along the Del Mar bluffs rail corridor.

Prepared by the consulting firm WSP and released in October, the study examines railroad rights-of-way and bases its findings on dat...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 25, 2020

NCTD petition to Surface Transportation Board regarding Del Mar railroad

train on bluff 525x375

On August 28, 2020, the North County Transit District (NCTD) filed a Petition for Declaratory Order with the Federal Surface Transportation Board (“STB”) in Washington, DC, naming the City of Del Mar and the California Coastal Commission as Parties.&n...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2020

City Council approves Housing Element Update

Cover page of Housing Element Update

Acting on recommendations from its Planning Commission and staff, the City Council on Oct. 5 approved a draft of Del Mar’s 6th Cycle Housing Element Update.  The Council’s vote certified an accompanying environmental impact report and authorized ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 12, 2020

City publishes plans for Accessory Dwelling Units

ADU floor plan

As Del Mar pivots to meet State housing requirements, the City has published three floor plans for accessory dwelling units.

The floor plans – one each for a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom unit – adhere to State mandates and City codes.

Drawn by Stephe...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Joint statement on departure of City Manager CJ Johnson

Christa Johnson

On Feb. 16, the City Council and City Manager CJ Johnson announced that she will be leaving the City of Del Mar effective immediately.

The City Council would like to express its appreciation to Ms. Johnson for her hard work and dedication to the residents ...

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