Dwight Worden | Seaview Avenue
See also: Listen Up City Council: Terry soundings
|Dwight Worden. Photo Betty Wheeler
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All you Sandpiper readers know the council canceled the November election, so Terry Sinnott and I will be appointed to the council on December 2nd. I am committed, however, to engage the community as if there were an election.
I’ve been out walking neighborhoods (on my bike actually), chatting with folks, and leaving door hangers for those I miss. As of this writing Terry and I have held neighbor coffee/chat sessions, and we have more scheduled. I held a kickoff event on September 6 that was well attended by 50+ people.
I am attending advisory committee meetings when I can to meet folks and get up to speed. I’m watching the council meetings on TV, I’m meeting with community leaders, and I have had productive meetings with the City Manager and Planning Director to discuss issues, with more such meetings planned. Whew—I guess I knew this would be work, but so far I’m loving it!
Terry and I are also working with the Del Mar Foundation to have a “meet your councilmembers” event for the newer voters in town. Records show almost 30% of Del Mar’s registered voters have been here two years or fewer, so we hope to engage these newer voters.
Overall, the feedback from my “non-campaign activities” confirms that people love Del Mar and care deeply about its future. I’m hearing interest in the City Hall project, the sidewalk projects, the lagoon, downtown, Alvarado house, Watermark, rail platforms, parking and traffic, and other topics of the day.
OFFICE HOURS: I’ll be holding “meet the new councilmember” office hours on two Wednesdays in October at Del Mar City Hall in the Annex, 1050 Camino Del Mar (the building in back). Dates: Oct 22, 2-4 pm, and Oct 29, 4-6 pm. Stop by—no appointment necessary—feel free to just pop in to chat or share what is on your mind. Don’t leave me lonely!
Hope to see you soon!