Del Mar

Del Mar may form mini police department

DEL MAR — Council members unanimously agreed at the Jan. 20 meeting to move forward cautiously with a recommendation to form a small city police department, but only if the Sheriff’s Department is willing to work under such an arrangement.

Council gets first look at parking plan

Council gets first look at parking plan

DEL MAR — After more than 90 minutes of discussion at the Jan. 5 meeting, Councilmen Terry Sinnott and Dwight Worden were appointed to further analyze a nearly 85-page draft document that outlined a downtown parking management plan and report back to their colleagues in 30 days.

Roundabout removed from sidewalk project

Roundabout removed from sidewalk project

DEL MAR — Plans to build a roundabout at the intersection of Jimmy Durante Boulevard and San Dieguito Drive have been put on hold to avoid delaying a sidewalk improvement project. However, the traffic calming device is still under review and could be added in the future.

Council expands input opportunities on city hall project

Council expands input opportunities on city hall project

DEL MAR — In an effort to ensure maximum community involvement in the design phase of the city hall replacement project, council members unanimously agreed at the Jan. 5 meeting to use expanded Design Review Board and Citizens Participation Program processes.

Shores planning process underway, but somewhat delayed

Shores planning process underway, but somewhat delayed

DEL MAR — Nearly seven years after the city purchased the former Del Mar Shores School site to preserve the area as open space, the master planning process is moving forward, but council members agreed it should take a back seat to a concurrent project to replace city hall.

Council working to better interact with residents

DEL MAR — In an effort to better interact with the public and share information outside of noticed meetings without violating state law, council members agreed to move forward with recommendations made by their new colleague, Dwight Worden, a former Del Mar city attorney.

Del Mar to consider additional stabling

Del Mar to consider additional stabling

DEL MAR — With an expected shortage of stables within the next five years, the 22nd District Agricultural Association is preparing to conduct a feasibility study for stabling 1,000 horses at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, a move that could determine the future of racing in Southern California.

Council OKs financing program energy-efficient upgrades

Council OKs financing program energy-efficient upgrades

DEL MAR — Property and business owners can more easily finance energy-efficient improvements following a Dec.15 City Council decision to take part in Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, programs.

Lizerbram won’t serve second term

Lizerbram won’t serve second term

DEL MAR — The board that governs the Del Mar Fairgrounds will once again be down a director unless the governor makes an appointment within the next few weeks.

Ag district cans plans for microbrewery

Ag district cans plans for microbrewery

DEL MAR — Plans to convert an underused facility at the Del Mar Fairgrounds into a microbrewery have gone flat, but the idea of a tasting room is still on tap.