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A “Shore” Thing – With Your Help
April 2008 | by Barbara Mandel Pache

 

Campaign for Del Mar Shores co-chair Mike Peterson paints in the donation thermometer on Camino Del Mar.  $4.8 million raised to date.

The Campaign for Del Mar Shores is working diligently to raise the $8.5 million needed to purchase the Shores property, despite discord at the Del Mar Union School District. The resignations of both DMUSD superintendent Tom Bishop and trustee Linda Crawford have left many community members wondering how the shake-ups will affect the Campaign. And many in the community are anxious to hear about the progress of negotiations between the City Council and the District trustees regarding the requested extension of escrow for the Shores property.

Our City Council members have assured the Campaign they are confident that we will be able to complete the campaign, and that acquiring the property is a high priority of the Council. It is a community vision that we retain the Shores property for recreational and educational space, and when this community decides something is important, residents rally to reach the goal.

So where are we in the progress of raising the $8.5 million needed? $4.8M is committed to date. So almost $4 million is still needed. Because we have been waiting for the official news of an extension of escrow, it has been a bit more challenging to push ahead with the community-wide efforts of the campaign, but we are persevering.

We are getting the word out to folks in the community through The Sandpiper and other news media. We are talking to our friends and neighbors, and encourage all supporters to pass on the word. This campaign will take our entire village to succeed. If you can get involved in any level, we invite you to join us. Please call Joe Sullivan at 792-7733, Laura Stanley DeMarco at 692-5194, or Barbara Mandel Pache at 755-6434. Would you like to join the campaign committee? Host a coffee at your home for a small group of neighbors? Help with an event? And importantly, can you make a financial contribution to acquire the property?

 

   
 

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