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Volunteer Opportunities!

The City of Del Mar is recruiting for volunteers to serve on a variety of boards and committees. For more information, please visit:

Why Volunteer?

The City of Del Mar is one of the most scenic, beautiful, and protected communities along the coast of California. The Del Mar Community Plan outlines the village character that residents envisioned when they helped craft the Plan to protect and maintain that character.  Our residents are highly-educated and involved, and bring a high degree of expertise to the committees and organizations they join. 

Be a part of that energy, get to know your neighbors and community, and help promote and protect the beautiful City of Del Mar. 

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 multiple options to complete the form:

Forms should be submitted to City of Del Mar, Administrative Services Department, 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014.

About the Ad-Hoc Development Review Process Citizens’ Advisory Committee

Mission/Purpose: 1) Identify the concerns related to community impacts of new and remodeled homes; 2) Identify the goal to be achieved in potentially modifying regulations/procedures; and 3) Recommend solutions to remedy the situation, including possible amendments to the regulations in the Municipal Code and/or the City’s development review procedures.
Work Program: Review the strengths and weaknesses of the City’s current regulations and processes relating to the review of proposed residential projects; hear the concerns of various affected parties, define the scenario of how a modified set of regulations and processes would affect the protection of neighborhood and community character; and provide recommendations to the City Council. Identify tasks to implement the Committee’s recommendations, with both short- and long-term actions. Monitor the implementation and determine the success of implementation and effectiveness in resolving issues. Provide regular reports to the City Council on Committee’s progress. Serve as a conduit of information between community members and the City Council on the issue of residential development review. Carry out other duties assigned by the City Council, and where applicable, the City Manager.

Meeting Schedule
Meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers .

For more information, including a list of current members and agendas/minutes, visit the Ad-Hoc Development Review Process Citizens’ Advisory Committee's information page.

About the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is charged with the administration of the Community Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and Map, and review of related plan applications. Meeting on a monthly basis, the commission conducts public hearings and considers land use applications such as variances, conditional use permits, coastal development permits, zoning ordinance interpretations, and determinations of allowable uses. As an advisory board to the City Council, the Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding applications for subdivisions, zone code amendments, local coastal plan amendments, and community plan amendments. The C

The Planning Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Del Mar Communications Center.

For more information, including a list of current members and agendas/minutes, visit the Planning Commission information page.

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