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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Links to NCTD updates on "bluff safety enhancement"

aerial view of train tracks on Del Mar bluffs

The North County Transit District (NCTD) released a public update July 21 regarding the agency's proposed fencing project, its engineering, and the view shed analysis underway, and anticipated timing for the public review process later this year....

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Last chance to reserve bins for Fuel Reduction Week

brush on roadside

Got brush?

Close-of-business July 23 is the deadline for Del Mar residents to reserve up to two, three-yard bins to fill with yard trimmings. Reserve your bins by calling 866-967-3292.

At no charge, Waste Management will deliver the bins to curbsides for re...

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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: July 8, 2021

Pieces sought for temporary outdoor sculpture program

sculpture at Del Mar Libary

The Del Mar Foundation has issued a solicitation for outdoor sculptures to display at five locations in downtown Del Mar.

The call for art sets an Aug. 6 deadline for artists to submit proposals to be considered by the City of Del Mar’s Arts Advi...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Residents responding to solid waste survey

workers at trash facility

More than 100 respondents have participated so far in the City of Del Mar’s solid waste survey.

The City issued the survey June 22 as it prepares to advertise for a long-term solid waste and recycling hauler. To inform the solicitation, residents...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2021

City facilities to reopen in phases

Civic Center by Miller Hull

The Del Mar Civic Center has reopened its doors to the public for general, walk-in services from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. The Planning and Building Department will provide in-person, walk-in ser...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Summer rules begin for dog-friendly beaches

Jimi

Summer rules are in place through Labor Day for Del Mar's dog-friendly beaches:

  • Between Powerhouse Park and 29th Street, no dogs are allowed;
  • Between 29th Street and Solana Beach, off-leash dogs are permitted from dawn to 8 a.m.; dogs must be leash...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Spring into Action for fire safety

tree trimming at Seagrove Park

The hot, dry months of summer are on their way and the Fire Department encourages residents to remove weeds, overgrown vegetation and dead limbs from their property.

As part of the annual Spring into Action program, the department will be conducting fire s...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Council withdraws amendments for sea level rise

Empty Beach aerial

The City Council on June 7 voted to withdraw an application to the California Coastal Commission to amend Del Mar’s Local Coastal Program. The proposed amendments to the State-controlled coastal program reflected locally-approved policies and regulations ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2021

County begins mosquito-fighting aerial larvicide drops

Helicopter flies above waterway

The County of San Diego is set to begin aerial applications of larvicide at San Dieguito Lagoon and other waterways this week as a routine measure to control mosquitoes.

The lagoon is one of nearly 50 locations across the region to receive the treatment, i...

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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: January 26, 2021

Program offers zero-waste option for takeout orders

reusable takeout container

The pandemic has brought a big increase in takeout dining and, not surprisingly, a pileup in the packaging used to wrap up those orders.

That’s why the City’s downtown partner is working with restaurants and a San Diego company to expand a zero-waste takeo...

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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: January 17, 2021

Subcommittee formed for North Commercial Zone referendum

North Commercial (NC) Zone

The City Council on Jan. 21 agreed to form an ad hoc subcommittee to discuss alternatives to a ballot initiative with the organizer of the referendum.The organizer, Del Mar resident Arnold Wiesel, initiated the referendum to repeal an ordinance approved i...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Council gives go-ahead for inter-agency rail crossing study

aerial view of train tracks on Del Mar bluffs

The City Council on Jan. 11 approved an agreement with regional planning and transportation agencies to launch the Safe Rail Trail and Pedestrian Crossing Study.

Commissioned in partnership with the San Diego Association of Governments and North County Tra...

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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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