March 2020 Election

Marisol Specific Plan Initiative 

On August 5, 2019, a Notice of Intent to Circulate and proposed initiative text were submitted to the City of Del Mar by proponents of the Marisol Specific Plan Initiative. As is required by the California Elections Code, the City Attorney’s office prepared the following Ballot Title and Summary:  Marisol Specific Plan Initiative- City Attorney Ballot Title and Summary .

The City Clerk’s Certification of Sufficiency for the Marisol Specific Plan was accepted by the City Council on October 7, 2019: City Clerk Certification of Sufficiency - Staff Report.

On November 4, 2019, the City Council received a presentation and copy of the of the Election Code 9212 Report for the “Marisol Specific Plan Initiative.” 9212 Report and Call for Election Marisol Specific Plan Initiative – Staff Report

Resolutions Calling for March 2020 Election

On December 2, 2019, the City Council adopted resolutions calling for a March 2020 special election and placing the Marisol Specific Plan Initiative on the ballot for voter consideration.  Additionally, they adopted resolutions allowing for the submittal of ballot arguments and rebuttal arguments and calling for the preparation of an Impartial Analysis by the City Attorney. 

Resolution 2019-60 Calling for a Special Election; Resolution 2019-61 Requesting to Consolidate the Election with the County of San Diego; Resolution 2019-62 Placing Marisol Initiative on the March 2020 Ballot; Resolution 2019-63 Authorizing Ballot Arguments and City Attorney Impartial; and Resolution 2019-64 Authorizing Rebuttal Arguments Analysis.

Election Deadlines

City Clerk DeadlineCounty DeadlineEvent
December 2, 2019December 6, 2019Submittal of Election Resolutions
December 11, 2019December 12, 2019Submittal of Ballot Arguments
December 12, 2019December 13, 2019Submittal of Impartial Analysis
December 16, 2019December 17, 2019Submittal of Rebuttal Arguments

Documents are due to the City Clerk no later than 4 p.m. on the dates identified above.

Ballot Measure Forum

On Thursday, January 23, 2019, in the Town Hall the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego will moderate a forum to discuss the Marisol Specific Plan Initiative.  Representatives from each side of the issue will present their perspectives and answer questions from members of the audience.

Formed Campaign Committees

Friends of the Del Mar Bluff A Committee Against the “Marisol Specific Plan Initiative”

Form 410- Committee Opposed to the Initiative

Marisol for Public Access and Community Amenities, sponsored by the Robert Green Company and Zephyr Partners. Committee Major Funding from Robert Green and Brad Termini. 

Form 410 - Committee in Support of the Initiative

Form 460 -  Committee in Support of the Initiative (Filing Period 1/1/2018-9/30/2019)

Additional Documents

More information on the initiative process can be found within the California Elections Code (i.e. Sections 9203; 9205; 9208; 9212; and 9215).