Del Mar Weekly Newsletter
Issue No. 7 - August 9, 2019


utility pole
utility poles

Utility undergrounding advances

The City Council voted on Monday to advance Del Mar’s utility undergrounding project and reaffirmed the City’s commitment to the overall goal of undergrounding all utility poles and cables in the City.

Read full story.

Watch a video of the City Council hearing.

Open the utility undergrounding staff report for Aug. 5 (PDF).

Open a map of utility undergrounding project blocks (PDF).

Del Mar Plaza

Council OKs Plaza Specific Plan amendments

The City Council voted unanimously Aug. 5 to approve revisions to the Del Mar Plaza Specific Plan.

Approval of the ordinance to amend the specific plan allows the number of restaurants to increase from six to nine, the addition of up to eight retail kiosks, added street-level signage and flexibility on where office tenants can be located.

Read full story.

View the Plaza Specific Plan Amendment staff report (PDF).

Marisol Specific Plan Initiative

On August 5, 2019, a Notice of Intent to Circulate and proposed initiative text were submitted to the City of Del Mar by proponents of the Marisol Specific Plan Initiative. City staff and the City Attorney’s office are reviewing whether or not this initiative can be placed on the March 2020 Presidential Primary Election or November 2020 General Election for consideration by registered voters of Del Mar. Additional information on the process will be posted on this page ( as it becomes available.

greasy pan

Don't clog the system! City publishes informational video

The City has published the first in a series of 30-second videos that warn against dumping grease and other harmful materials into household drains. View the video.


donated sculptures
Sculpture benches proposed for public display include “Baby Boomers Google” (left) at the Del Mar Library and “Empty Dreams” at the visitor center at 1104 Camino del Mar.

Aug. 12 deadline to comment on sculptures 

The review period for the public to comment on bronze sculptures proposed for downtown locations has been extended to Aug. 12.

Read full story.


stone masons at work
A stone veneer applied to a retaining wall at 10th Street this week matches that of the nearby monument sign at the Del Mar Civic Center.
10th Street crosswalk

Downtown Streetscape Project update

The Downtown Streetscape Project advanced this week with crews completing decorative stone work on a retaining wall at 10th Street and bricklaying for crosswalks at 10th Street and Camino del Mar.

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solar equipment

Solar system maintenance

Semi-annual maintenance on the Del Mar Civic Center solar system this week included a complete inspection, cleaning and tightening of photovoltaic modules, inverters, mechanical and electrical systems.

Data on the system’s production can be found on this dashboard


lifeguards and inner city kids
Lifeguard Jacqui Power explains rip currents to inner-city youth participating in the Police Athletic League’s Sports Training Academics Recreation program. Every year, Del Mar Lifeguards welcome the program, in which nearly 100 participants surf and have fun on the beach while learning about ocean safety. The program is staffed by volunteers from various law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Sheriff's crime blotter: July 31 through Aug. 7

Simple Battery: 1
Drunk in public: 2
Burglary Vehicle: 1
Obstruct/Resist Office: 1

See full report (PDF).

Source: San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

auto extrication tool

Fire Department: Auto extrication demonstration

Firefighters from Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas this week participated in an auto extrication demonstrated presented by Holmatro Rescue Tools, a maker of hydraulic rescue equipment.


salad and veggies
tori morin

Food waste recycling offered

Are you willing to bear some cost and inconvenience to keep food waste out of landfills? Limited spaces remain for Del Mar residents to participate in Solana Center's 

innovative "Food Cycle" composting program

Watch a video.

Read full story.


Graphic from SANDAG's 5 big moves

Register for SANDAG webinars

The final San Diego Association of Governments  webinar on the agency's 5 Big Moves transportation initiative is set for Aug. 21. Register for the virtual meeting.

On June 3, SANDAG officials described the 5 Big Moves in a presentation to the Del Mar City Council. Watch a video of the presentation.

The moves, SANDAG says, "...will enhance connectivity, increase sustainability, and improve quality of life in the San Diego region." 

View a flyer for the 5 Big Moves webinars (PDF).

Aug. 22: Rep. Mike Levin town hall meeting

Rep. Mike Levin is scheduled to speak on legislation he is carrying and issues facing the 49th Congressional District from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall, 1050 Camino del Mar. The congressman will take questions from the public. Register for the free event.


Committee vacancies and application closing dates

Learn more about  Committees, Vacancies and Volunteer Requirements.


City of Del Mar job openings

Learn more about Employment Opportunities at the City of Del Mar. 


Location: Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall,1050 Camino del Mar

Tuesday, Aug. 13

  • Planning Commission, 6 p.m. Agenda
See full calendar.


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