Del Mar

Council agrees on some elements of new City Hall

DEL MAR — As the process to build a new civic center moves forward, council members reached consensus on a few elements at the May 5 meeting.

Tourism improvement numbers look good

Tourism improvement numbers look good

DEL MAR — After nearly four years, Del Mar’s Tourism Business Improvement District seems to be fulfilling its goal to increase occupancy in the city’s six hotels, according to a required update presented at the May 5 meeting.

Adding parking meters could yield new revenues

DEL MAR — The city could take in about $435,000 more each year by putting meters on 177 spaces in the downtown area that currently offer free parking, but it’s not a move council members are ready to make without a comprehensive parking plan in place.

8 advisors chosen to help plan Shores park

8 advisors chosen to help plan Shores park

DEL MAR — It had the potential to be a lengthy and controversial process.

Proposals give options on new civic center

DEL MAR — Based on two presentations at the April 21 meeting, a proposed new civic center should be approximately 12,700 square feet or 15,890 square feet, a difference that equates to more than $1 million in construction costs.

Council delays survey, opts not to change rules

DEL MAR — A survey to gauge residents’ satisfaction with city services was put on hold at the April 7 meeting after council members deemed it a waste of money that would garner relatively useless information.

81-year-old bridge gets new lease on life

81-year-old bridge gets new lease on life

DEL MAR — Road closures, corrosion and the inability to survive major seismic activity are issues of the past for the North Torrey Pines Bridge.

Elephant owner thanks fair board

Elephant owner thanks fair board

DEL MAR — Although she and her husband had already sent the governing board of the Del Mar Fairgrounds a letter stating Have Trunk Will Travel will not bring elephants to this year’s San Diego County Fair, company co-owner Kari Johnson attended the April 8 meeting to personally thank the directors, staff and fairgoers for […]

City forgoes advisory committee for City Hall project

City forgoes advisory committee for City Hall project

DEL MAR — As plans move forward to replace Del Mar’s aging City Hall, council members decided at the April 7 meeting to not form an advisory committee to help with the project.

Council concerned with double-tracking of railway, new train platform

Council concerned with double-tracking of railway, new train platform

DEL MAR — Having not received a response to a letter sent in December, council members voted 3-1-1 at the April 7 meeting to send a follow-up letter to the San Diego Association of Governments that outlines concerns with a proposed project that will add a seasonal train platform at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, double […]