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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 15, 2021

Indoor mask mandate begins

LG thumbs up

As of Dec. 15, the California Department of Public Health requires that everyone must wear a face covering in all indoor public settings, regardless of whether you've been vaccinated or not.  

The new mandate brings an added layer of mitigation as...

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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: 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: 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 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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