City Council


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. Additionally, each Council member represents the City on numerous regional boards/organizations, as well as acts as liaisons to council advisory committees. Council members receive $300 per month and the Mayor receives $350 per month.

Members of the City Council are:

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 day to day operations of the City and the City Attorney to provide legal advice and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal law.

The City Council establishes a list of goals and priorities that are incorporated into the City’s overall annual work plan. A list of the goals and priorities, and status is provided in the City Council Goals and Priorities Report (PDF).

Public Communication on Agenda Items (AKA Red Dots)

If you have a comment about a specific agenda item submit a written public comment (AKA Red Dot). Visit our Red Dot Communications page to learn how and for more information.
Council Meetings

  • First and third Mondays of the month*
  • 4:30 p.m. - Watch live and on-demand
  • Council Chambers
    1050 Camino Del Mar
    Del Mar, CA 92014

*Please refer to the City Council meeting schedule for meeting dates.  

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Meeting Schedule

City Council Policies

The City Council has established a Policy Manual (PDF) that includes policies and procedures for the conduct of City Council meetings and business. The City Council also has adopted Del Mar City Council and City Manager Guiding Principles.  

Legislative Policy Guidelines

 Each year the City Council adopts Legislative Policy Guidelines to allow the City to take appropriate positions on state and federal legislative and administrative issues that affect the City of Del Mar.  

City Council Appointments

City Council Subcommittees

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in serving on a board, commission, or committee, complete and submit an online citizen interest form (PDF).

Financial Interest Statements

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. Read more about council statements of economic interests.