The City Council, as representatives of the residents of Del Mar, sets City policy, determines budget priorities, allocates City resources, and hears appeals from decisions of the Design Review Board and Planning Commission. The City Council appoints the City Manager to manage the City and the City Attorney to provide legal advice and ensure compliance with local, State and Federal law.
Council members are elected by the voters of Del Mar. Elections are held in November of even-numbered years. In order to be eligible to run for election, a potential candidate must be a resident and registered voter in the City of Del Mar and nominated by no less than 20 registered voters of the City of Del Mar.
The City Council regularly meets the first and third Mondays of the month beginning at 6:00 p.m. Council meetings are occasionally held on the second Mondays and/or special meetings called. For further information regarding the scheduling of meetings or meeting agendas, you may check this web site, or call the City Clerk's office at 858-755-9313. Additionally, each Councilmember represents the City on numerous regional boards/organizations, as well as acts as liaisons to Council advisory committees. Council members receive $300 per month.
To view City Council agendas and reports, please click here.
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) regulations require that designated officials disclose those financial interests which could foreseeably be affected, in a material manner, by a City decision made by the official in the performance of the official’s responsibilities. Del Mar incorporates the FPPC requirements in Del Mar Municipal Code Chapter 2.12.
City Council Members file their Statements annually and are available for public review by following this link to City Council Statement of Economic Interests (FPPC Form 700). You may also obtain a copy of the statement of economic interests form directly from the Fair Political Practices Commission at www.fppc.ca.gov or from the City Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s Office is located at 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA.