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Opportunity to Serve on the City's Design Review Board

The City of Del Mar is recruiting for volunteers to serve on the City's Design Review Board. For more information, please visit:

There are currently two (2) vacancies: one voting member, and one Ex-Officio, non-voting member. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 3, 2020.

About the Design Review Board

The Del Mar Design Review process is intended to preserve and improve the scenic amenities of Del Mar and to protect the city's natural environment, its scenic vistas and the community's overall aesthetic quality. As part of the review process, application proposals are evaluated by the Design Review Board for their consistency with the provisions of the Del Mar Community (General) Plan and with the City's Zoning Ordinance as well as consistency with the applicable Design Review standards, found in the Design Review Ordinance (DRO). 

Volunteering on the Design Review Board is a great opportunity for residents who want to participate in preserving Del Mar's unique community character.   

Volunteer Requirements

Form 700

The Political Reform Act (Government Code Sections 81000-91015) requires certain individuals to publicly disclose their personal assets and income by completing a Form 700 to ensure there are no financial conflicts of interest created by their new appointment. Forms 700s are filed annually in April and upon assuming or leaving office.

For information about the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Form 700 please go to The Assuming Office Form 700 must be filed within thirty (30) days of assuming office or ten (10) days for Planning Commission or Design Review Board appointments. The Form 700 should be filed with the Administrative Services Department. 

Ethics Training

Assembly Bill 1234 requires members of City boards, commissions, and committees complete two hours of ethics training after being appointed and every two years. Free ethics training is provided by the FPPC, and can be accessed online at Upon completion of the online training, please provide a copy of the completion certificate to the Administrative Services Department.

Ready to Apply?

Interested citizens should complete a Citizen Interest Form and submit it to the City of Del Mar’s Administrative Services Department. There are two options to access the form:

The completed forms should be e-mailed to or dropped off at the City Hall, Administrative Services Department, 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014.

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