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Letters to the Editor

Cost to vote

Last Monday notice was given that the Del Mar City Council would interrupt their August vacation to hold a special meeting on Wednesday to vote to cancel the Del Mar Citizens’ right to vote in November for the election of two councilmen for the next term!  And appoint the two instead!

The reason being to save the $7,000 to $9,000 cost to hold the election.

What a cheap price for the citizens’ right to vote!  And, if 2,000 citizens would have voted in November, the two appointed councilmembers wouldn’t know whether they had the approval and support of 2,000 Del Mar voters, or 50!

What other citizens’ rights will be ignored during the next council term?

Ralph Peck,

Del Mar