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Four years ago, I ran for City Council with a promise never to compromise the principals of our Community Plan and to work tirelessly to implement the goals and objectives of the community.
My priorities were to build a new city hall, make our community more pedestrian friendly, masterplan Shores Park, revitalize downtown, improve our relationship with the Fairgrounds and be fiscally responsible in all that we do.
Together we have accomplished much. I am most proud of implementing sidewalks throughout many areas of our city, achieving community support for City Hall, establishment of the Business Advisory Committee, creating a pension reserve fund and approving our Affordable Housing Plan.
There are more community priorities, opportunities and challenges facing Del Mar. I am ready, willing and prepared to help guide the City to make the right decisions for all of Del Mar.
I listen to all sides of every issue and cast my vote for what I believe is best for all and always with the Community Plan as my guide. My promise today is the same as it was 4 years ago.
I ask you to align your vote with mine and support me to continue as your Council Member.
It was my honor to serve you on the Del Mar City Council from 1996 to 2008. During those years we looked out for Residents First by opening the Library and Powerhouse Community Center, designing Camino del Mar streetscape and securing funds to retrofit the Torrey Pines Bridge. We worked on the San Dieguito Lagoon restoration, undergrounded utilities for Torrey Pines and enacted a tree/view ordinance. We made safer pedestrian crossings a priority. I will continue to share ideas and concerns at my monthly issues table at the Farmers’ Market.
Living in Del Mar since 1986 with my wife Kristen, I have a deep understanding and respect for our Community Plan and will do everything possible to protect it. My top priority will always be Residents First. As a technology executive, I will provide a fresh connection to innovative opportunities to make Del Mar safer, greener, healthier, technologically sophisticated and energy efficient.
I support a vibrant business community and believe that residents should have direct impact on property development throughout our city.
As your NCTD representative, I ensured we had access to the bluff and beach and will fight for that again.
Vote Dave Druker for Del Mar City Council
Ellen Haviland for Del Mar City Council ~ Dedicated to Del Mar
Del Mar is a special place. I understand we are facing many issues that will impact our future; from protecting our City’s distinctive character and quality of life to revitalizing our commercial corridor; from advancing regional projects that support Del Mar’s best interests to finding common ground on such complex issues as short-term rentals.
As a former healthcare executive, I have the managerial, analytical, and organizational skills required to make smart decisions for Del Mar. I listen well and have a collaborative approach to problem-solving. Also, as a Planning Commissioner, I understand our City’s land use ordinances. These strengths will be critical in building consensus and making sound decisions as a Councilmember.
I ask for your vote, and pledge to work hard for Del Mar. I will champion the Del Mar Community Plan and protect our distinctive character, natural resources, and quality of life; be a strong advocate for Del Mar in the San Diego region by supporting projects, programs, and policies that reflect our community values; support smart, sustainable growth while maintaining our unique village character; and exercise prudent budgeting and financial management on all Del Mar projects.
Jim has lived in Del Mar and area for over 44 years. He has participated in Del Mar community committees such as 1) The Underground Utility, 2) Railroad Quiet Zone, and currently 3) Del Mar Finance Committee. Jim understands the value and contributions the committee system brings to our community.
Jim has always been very active with charitable efforts. He served on the Ecke YMCA Board for over 20 years. Current involvement includes positions on the Corporate YMCA Board and UCSD Athletic Foundation Board and he’s very active with the Community Resource Center, the Monarch School, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
A graduate of Seattle University with an MBA, Jim returned to Southern California and in 1972 opened a Wine & Cheese store in Del Mar, The Cork & Cheddar. His business career was in advertising and public relations. His firm, Benedict, Rubenstein & Spicer, based in La Jolla, grew to be the 6th largest agency in San Diego County.
Jim is running for City Council because he wants to see many of the current important worthwhile projects come to fruition.
It has been my honor to serve as your representative on City Council, as Mayor and liaison to regional and local advisory boards. It has been an exciting time! With your input and participation we are building our City Hall, we have developed a Master Plan for Shores Park, and improved our infrastructure, including upgraded and repaired streets.
I look to our Community Plan for direction in maintaining and developing what is unique about Del Mar. I meticulously monitor our resources so that we maintain Del Mar’s strong fiscal position. But the needs of our neighborhoods are always my top priority.
As a former teacher, I embrace the chance to hear all sides of every story, and to help bridge differences and find common ground. When deliberating, I weigh all interest to find the best solutions. Should Del Mar have our own police department? How can we improve the DRB process and manage short-term rentals? How do we keep our local businesses thriving?
You have trusted me to listen carefully, build consensus, and act responsibly. I ask for your vote once again, so we can continue on our current successful path, upholding our Community Plan and always putting neighborhoods first.
Raised on the coast, I’ve lived in Del Mar for over 20 years, it has always been a part of my life. One of my very first jobs was at the Del Mar Fair. I spent 19 years marketing the Del Mar Racetrack and am an entrepreneur and partner in Pacifica Del Mar.
My wife, Marti Jo and I raised two children in Del Mar, both of whom attended Del Mar Hills and Heights and went on to graduate from Torrey Pines High School. Our boys, Garrett and Cameron, learned to play baseball at the Shores then went on to play at USC. Garrett is now at the professional level with the Houston Astros organization.
I have been through the Design Review Board twice for my personal residences plus served as a member of the DRB for over 8 years. Currently, I am on the Del Mar Foundation Board and chair its summer concerts. Over the years, I have been involved in the Del Mar Village Association; Torrey Pines Foundation; San Dieguito Boys and Girls Club; Rotary and other Charities.
Del Mar and its beaches are far from ordinary. You have the opportunity to preserve Del Mar’s character and lifestyle. Please join me and vote - T. Pat Stubbs for Del Mar City Council.
Each department submits its budget request to the Finance Department, which then goes through the review process with the City Manager, Director of Finance, and each Department Head. In May, the City Manager submits the proposed budget to the City Council for review.
Budget workshops are held every other year, over a two-day period, which allows Del Mar residents to provide input and be involved in the budget process.
The blower is also very hazardous to the operator. It blows animal droppings, pollens, gasoline remnants and other toxic materials into the air. There are no restrictions on other gas or electric powered tools.
For additional information regarding applying for and obtaining a City of Del Mar Business License, please refer to the links below or contact the City of Del Mar Finance Department at (858) 755-9354. Business License Information
Elsewhere, in the City of Del Mar, if you are to walk or otherwise bring a dog to a public or private property (where dogs are permitted), you must restrain the dog by a hand held leash (not longer than 6 feet in length).
You may also fill out a Citizens' Complaint Form and have the matter referred to Code Enforcement. The complaint form must be signed and it will be kept confidential.
Enclosed public places - such as stores, restaurants, churches and offices open to the publicPlaces of employmentParks, beaches and seawalls and their street sidewalks, stairs and cul-de-sacsTaxi Cabs operating in Del MarChild Care facilitiesAll sidewalks and those segments of any street lined with a sidewalkAll portions of outdoor seating areas of any bar or restaurant and within reasonable distance of those seating areas, including: adjacent sidewalks and/or streets and roadsAll public plazas and public and semi-public spaces identified in an approved Specific PlanAll outdoor arenas, stadiums, and amphitheaters; including their bleachers and grandstandsAll public transportation station facilities; such as train stations and bus sheltersAny property zoned as Public Facility (PF)
(*To get help to determine the approximate location of the public right-of-way [Public/Private edge], contact the Planning Department at (858) 755-9313.)
If the trunk of the subject tree is: 1) within 12 feet from the exterior wall of a residence; 2) within 12 feet of another protected tree; 3) less than 20 inches in circumference when measured at 24 inches above the ground; or 4) an immediate threat to public health and safety, then it may be exempt from the permit requirement. If one of these four circumstances applies, then the property owner would complete a Notice of Intent form, attach a simple plot plan and indicate which exemption applies. The exemption would then be verified by Staff via a visit to the site and signed-off as exempt.
With these factors in mind, the easiest route to gain DRB approval generally involves meetings with staff for guidance on design and zoning issues, along with visits with surrounding residents to determine the character of a neighborhood and assesses potential impacts.
The DRB reviews the project at a noticed public hearing at which time the applicant and other interested parties may address the DRB. The DRB then determines whether the project meets the Design Review Ordinance (DRO) standards and whether to approve the project, usually with conditions; deny the project; or continue the application to a subsequent hearing to gain additional information or to allow the applicant to respond to concerns that may have been raised by Board members or the public.
Once the City’s Design Review Board approves a project, the applicant (usually the architect) prepares a more detailed set of “working” drawings for submittal to the Building Department for plan check review and ultimately receipt of building permits. The review and issuance of building permits is actually done by EsGil Corporation, which, as stated above, serves under contract as the City’s Building Department and operates out of offices at Solana Beach City Hall. City staff will also review the detailed “working” drawings, and issue an Authorization Form stating that the plans can be submitted for building permits.
City of Solana Beach Building ServicesMonday-Thursday 1:30 to 5:30pm and Friday 1:30 to 5pm (closed alternate Fridays) Solana Beach Building Permit Counter: 858-720-4450635 S. Highway 101 Solana Beach, CA 92075 Title 23.08 - Del Mar Municipal Code
While the language of the standards is broad, when the Design Review members use the Ordinance, they make specific, detailed findings to tie the standards to the particular project proposed.
The use of the DRO has played a large role in protecting the community character of Del Mar.
While you are not precluded from waiting until the DRB meeting to express your concerns, we have found the process to be more effective when staff and the project architect are aware of potential objections ahead of the public hearing. This also allows the DRB members an opportunity to review your objection at the project site before the meeting.
If your objection involves the potential for view blockage, additional information is available in a handout found at the Planning Department counter at City Hall. The handout will help you more clearly identify and document your objections for the DRB.
The steps involved in submittal of plans for Planning Commission review and the review process itself are roughly the same as that described above for the Design Review Board.
Fires, however, are only some of the emergencies to which the Del Mar Fire Department responds. Seventy percent of the Fire Department’s emergency responses are, in fact, calls for medical aid, including illness/accidents at home and work, injuries resulting from vehicle accidents and other medical trauma in Del Mar. Other calls for emergency response involve hazardous materials releases, response to fire alarms and other calls for public assistance.
Firefighters also spend quite a bit of time maintaining equipment, doing routine public safety inspections for businesses, training for all types of emergency responses and filling out the reports and paperwork associated with these activities.
Are remodeled in excess of 50% of the building’s valuationHave limited Fire Department accessBy square footage exceed the available fire flow required.
In most cases, however, the design review occurs at a public hearing before the City’s Design Review Board (DRB). After going through the design review approval process, construction drawings can be submitted to the Building Department and the project will undergo a plan check prior to the issuance of building permits. EsGil Corporation, which is under contract with the City to provide traditional building department services, requires an authorization form from the Planning Department requesting that the Building Department perform a plan check. The form is then taken to the Building Counter at the City of Solana Beach, EsGil accepts and processes permits from this location for the City of Del Mar.
City of Solana Beach Building ServicesMonday-Thursday 1:30 to 5:30pm and *Friday 1:30 to 5pm *Closed alternating Fridays (e.g., In 2014, closed January 10, January 24, and so on) Solana Beach Building Permit Counter: 858-720-4450635 S. Highway 101 Solana Beach, CA 92075
2. Tenant improvements/Over the counter plan check: It is common for property owners or their representatives to propose improvements that require building permits, but that do not require DRB review. Such improvements would not modify the existing size of the structure and would typically not modify the exterior of the building. These projects usually involve only interior changes. Even though no design review is required, interior modifications may require a building permit.
The first step to determine whether your project fits into this category is to determine what zoning regulations apply to your property. This is important because some zones, such as the Central Commercial Zone and Bluff, Slope, and Canyon Overlay Zone require design review for even minor exterior changes such as a change in color or materials.
The City will review the plans to determine whether the existing structure is non-conforming and/or whether the proposed improvements require design review. If structural nonconformities exist, you must submit a Building Valuation Form to ensure that the extent of work being done will be below the 50 percent threshold at which time abatement (removal) of the non-conformities would be required. If design review is not required, four sets of plans should be provided. Staff then prepares an Authorization Form that authorizes EsGil to issue building permits. Staff will stamp and sign all sets. The City will return one set to you with the Authorization Form, and file the 2nd set in the Planning Dept. “street file” along with a copy of the Authorization Form and the Building Valuation (if necessary).
3. Roof Permits: A roof repair or roof replacement requires a Building Permit. If the work complies with DMMC Section 23.12.060, the Planning Department will provided you with a Letter of Authorization. You can then take the plans and authorization letter directly to the Building Department counter located at Solana Beach City Hall, 635 S. Highway 101, and pull the required permits. All roof coverings must be Class A compliant, fire retardant, non-wood material. If new roof elements, such as a modified roofline, are proposed, they most likely require design review.
4. Minor Building Permits: EsGil issues authorizations such as permits for miscellaneous electric, relocation/change of service, water heater/softener, sprinklers, plumbing, re-roofing, or interior remodeling. These permits are issued at the Building Dept. by the EsGil Corporation (see #3 above) with a Letter of Authorization, provided that there is no change in use, expansion of structure, or change in appearance. A Building Permit is also required to repave/restripe a non-residential parking area.
How long does the permit process take?The processing of a development permit in the City of Del Mar can be broken down into two distinct phases: 1) City discretionary approval(s), which include Design Review, Planning Commission and/or City Council review; and, 2) post approval reviews and plan check/permitting.
City Discretionary Approvals: The processing time from application submittal to final approval for a discretionary permit is a minimum of about two months, but it can be longer, depending on the type of application submitted. A project that requires multiple discretionary actions will take longer.
Once the Planning Commission or DRB approves the project there is a 10 working-day right to appeal the action to the City Council. Once the appeal period is over, the remainder of the processing time depends on the applicant.
Post Approval Reviews and Plan Check/Permitting: The processing time of this phase depends on the complexity of the project and the types of conditions that were placed on the approval of the project. These conditions may take some time to complete. The Plan Check approval can be time consuming, but careful planning and organization of these tasks by the applicant can significantly minimize the processing time.
Four plan sets are required for Administrative Design Review.Three plan sets with initial application and seven plan sets prior to Planning Commission meeting.Three plan sets with initial application and eight plan sets prior to Design Review Board meeting.Three plan sets with initial application and seven plan sets prior to City Council meeting. Digital Submittal Requirements
Remember that current zoning requirements of the City may apply to your project or property but not to others. For instance, your neighbors’ homes may have been built many years ago under different zoning requirements. Their “non-conforming” improvements may be allowed to stay if they were constructed when different development standards were in place. In the event your neighbors undergo a significant redevelopment of their properties. They will also have to comply with current zoning standards.
The City can research its GIS system and files for information that may have been submitted as part of a past development application, such as an old survey or site plan. We can also check to see if there have been any public improvement plans developed for the right-of-way in the immediate vicinity of your property. With this type of information, we can possibly help you locate the approximate location of your property line, but again, only a surveyor can tell you for sure where it is.
The City encourages residents to install a separate valve on your side of the meter to turn water off without having to risk damage to a City meter. If interested, please contact a local plumber for an installation estimate.
Residential rebate incentivesResidential rebate incentives have been effective in achieving water conservation savings. A limited number of rebates will be available through the Metropolitan Water District’s SoCal Water$mart program for Southern California residential water customers. Funding is limited. Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.
Please visit the San Diego County Water Authority's rebate program website at http://www.watersmartsd.org/ for residential rebate incentives.