Public Comment during Covid-19

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In the interest of public health, the City of Del Mar is temporarily taking actions to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic by holding City Council, Design Review Board, Planning Commission, and other public meetings electronically.   The Town Hall will not be open to the public during this time. 

Members of the public can participate in the meeting by either submitting a written red dot comment via email to or by speaking live using the Zoom link and/or dial-in information provided below.   The deadline to submit written comments is 12 p.m. on the day of the meeting and the subject line of your email should clearly state the agenda item you are commenting on. Those wishing to comment live should join the Zoom meeting when the item(s) they wish to speak on is announced or at the meeting start time for items not on the agenda.   No registration is required.      

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Oral Public Comments 

Members of the public wishing to make a public comment during a City Council, Planning Commission, Design Review Board, or City advisory committee meeting can do so by using the Zoom link and dial-in information below. Those wishing to comment live should join the Zoom meeting when the item(s) they wish to speak on is announced or at the meeting start time for items not on the agenda.  No registration is required.  However, staff recommends completing the optional tele-comment request form ( to assist with speaker management during the meeting.    If you are speaking or providing written comment on a Local Coastal Program Amendment (LCPA) related item and wish to be added to the interested parties list to receive notices for future agenda items, please include your full name and mailing address in the tele-comment request form.  

To indicate you would like to speak during a meeting, please use the raise hand icon and the unmute icon in the Zoom controls when prompted.  If you are joining the meeting by phone only, please dial *9 to raise your hand and *6 to unmute when promoted.  

City Council
Phone: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 847 9091 0014

Design Review Board
Phone: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 896 7099 1856

Planning Commission
Phone: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 857 1941 6064

City Advisory Committees 
Please see the specific committee agenda for the Zoom link and dial-in information:

 As with meetings held in person, comments will be limited to three minutes per person. And, donations of time will not be permitted during this time. 

Written Comments 

“Red Dots” are written communications received from members of the public and staff on City Council, Planning Commission, or Design Review Board (DRB) items after the agenda for an upcoming meeting has been published, and are submitted prior to the meeting taking place. 

In order to ensure timely delivery of red dot communications from the public, they must be submitted no later than 12 p.m. on the day of the meeting. If the Red Dot is submitted after this cut off time, there is no guarantee that it will be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting. However, the communication will be distributed and included in the record for that agenda item. These same rules apply to Red Dots for Planning Commission, and Design Review Board.

Please submit City Council related Red Dot communications by email to the City Clerk

Planning Commission or DRB Red Dots should be submitted by email to the Planning Department

If you have questions about Red Dot communications, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 858-375-9558 or