Author Archive for john.haraden.del.mar.resident

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

Five years ago, the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee threatened the owners of Del Mar’s older homes with an involuntary preservation ordinance that prohibited demolition, curtailed renovation, reduced property values, diminished private-property rights, aggravated health problems, and spurred legal representations. Only the homeowners’ unflinching resistance and impending legal actions forced City Council to abandon any historic-preservation […]