News Flash

Posted on: May 9, 2022

Get to know EDCO at in-person and online events

EDCO booth at Civic Center

In-person opportunities to meet representatives from the City’s new hauler of trash and recyclables are scheduled to continue into June.

Starting July 1, EDCO is set to begin serving Del Mar with new equipment and programs to meet State-mandated ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Environmental document examines Camino del Mar Bridge Replacement Project

CDM Bridge replacement before and after

An environmental document examining plans for the Camino del Mar Bridge Replacement Project is available for public review and comment through June 3.

The Mitigated Negative Declaration document concludes that with mitigation measures, replacing the highwa...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Council approves 5-year contract for law enforcement

patrol car on beach

The City Council on March 21 unanimously approved a five-year contract with the County of San Diego and San Diego County Sheriff's Department for general and specialized law enforcement and traffic services. Del Mar has contracted with t...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Study examines planned River Path extension

River Path Del Mar 3 rendering

An environmental study has concluded that with mitigation measures, the planned River Path Del Mar Phase III Extension Project will not have a significant effect on the environment.

As planned, the half-mile-long trail would run adjacent to San Dieguito Dr...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Scripps to deploy sensors for bluff study

aerial of coast

Scripps Institution of Oceanography this month is set to deploy sensors for high-resolution monitoring along a section of Del Mar's coastal bluffs.The data gathering is part of a three-year, $2.5 million study on cliff erosion.T...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Junior Lifeguard Program registration opens March 1st

Black and White image of junior lifeguard group

Registration for the City’s Junior Lifeguard Program opens March 1 for children ages 9 through 15. Participants will learn ocean safety and lifesaving skills within the Community Services Department’s culture of camaraderie and team-bu...

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Posted on: February 13, 2022

Council receives report on wetlands restoration project

Wetlands restoration project

A presentation to the City Council on Feb. 7 outlined plans to restore 84 acres of wetlands east of Interstate 5 with the added benefit of placing sand on Del Mar’s beaches.Shawna Anderson, executive director of the San Dieguito River Park Joint...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2022

City Statement on NCTD’s Proposed Rail Fencing in Del Mar

Coaster on bluff

The City of Del Mar has released a statement (PDF) regarding the North County Transit District’s proposed rail fencing project in Del Mar, along with a letter (PDF) endorsed by the full City Council, sent to the NCTD Board of Directors on Januar...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Ashley Jones approved as City Manager

Ashley Jones

The City Council voted unanimously Dec. 13 to appoint Interim City Manager Ashley Jones as City Manager.

Acting on a recommendation from Councilmembers Dwight Worden and Dave Druker, the Council approved a five-year appointment for Jones, who has served as...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Sculptures are installed and plotted on art map

Temporary Sculpture Installation

The Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Program has opened with five works in downtown Del Mar and a map that charts a one-mile art stroll.The sculptures, artists, and locations of the works, are:
  • Pasaje a lo Infinito by Hugo Heredia (15th Street and Cami...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 26, 2021

Council amends Parking Code

Empty Parking Lots

Determined to support small businesses and aide economic recovery, the City Council on Dec. 13 approved an ordinance to revise the Parking Code.

The Ordinance provides:

  • greater flexibility for property owners in the Central Commercial Zone to accommodate ne...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2021

City changes comment options for remote, public meetings

town hall

Effective Oct. 4, the City of Del Mar is modifying options for members of the public to comment during remote, public meetings.Because of COVID-19, public meetings are expected to remain in remote formats through the end of 2021.Every 30 days, the City Co...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Council approves forming utility undergrounding districts

utility poles as seen from Del Mar Civic Center

The City Council on July 12 approved plans to form utility undergrounding districts along south Stratford Court and Crest Canyon.

The action initiates up to two years’ worth of design work and add momentum to a City-wide program that was suspended during C...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 9, 2021

SANDAG presents train tunnel analysis

SANDAG graphic of alternative rail alignments

San Diego Association of Governments officials on May 3 presented revised alternatives for moving the railway off of the fragile ocean bluffs and into tunnels beneath Del Mar.The presentation to the City Council included four alternative alignments. One o...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 9, 2021

Lifeguards, researchers tracking sharks off of Del Mar

researcher in lifeguard boat tags shark

Del Mar Lifeguards are working closely with researchers to track the movements of white sharks off of the City’s shoreline. The collaboration includes tagging sharks with acoustically transmitting darts, retrieving data from underwater receiver buoys, and...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Council approves clean energy package

rooftop solar at Del Mar Civic Center

As Del Mar prepares to launch its community choice energy program in May, the City Council on March 15 approved a default package that will provide customers with electricity derived at least halfway from renewable sources and 75 percent from sources that...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 13, 2020

NCTD report outlines fencing plan for Del Mar bluffs

aerial view of train tracks on Del Mar bluffs

A North County Transit District report outlines plans to install chain link fencing along the Del Mar bluffs rail corridor.

Prepared by the consulting firm WSP and released in October, the study examines railroad rights-of-way and bases its findings on dat...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Dunham House moves to Encinitas

Dunham House on trailer

A piece of Del Mar’s history moved to Encinitas this week after being lifted from its foundations and transported atop supersized trailers.

The Dunham House, built on 10th Street in 1885 and believed to be an original home of Del Mar founder Jacob Taylor, ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 12, 2020

City publishes plans for Accessory Dwelling Units

ADU floor plan

As Del Mar pivots to meet State housing requirements, the City has published three floor plans for accessory dwelling units.

The floor plans – one each for a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom unit – adhere to State mandates and City codes.

Drawn by Stephe...

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