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Election Issues
Bud Emerson | Klish Way

The Del Mar November election ballot is set. We have four City Council candidates for two seats:

• Dwight Worden, incumbent mayor, environmental and municipal attorney
• Brian Fletcher, businessman
• Terry Gaasterland, professor, scientist, entrepreneur
• Dan Quirk, businessman, investment advisor

We have asked each of them to author in this issue a short statement introducing themselves to voters. We will ask each of them to give short answers to a series of issue questions in our next issue. The Sandpiper will not publish any additional campaign statements from them or supporters.
There are many important issues to be discussed and debated in this election, hopefully with positive energy and civility. We trust the candidates will address at least the following issues:

• short term rentals
• sea level rise
• design review guidelines
• utility undergrounding
• Shores Park development
• streetscape implementation
• public safety (law enforcement and fire safety)
• beach access and preservation
• fairgrounds activity
• affordable housing
• development proposals (941, Watermark, Del Mar Resort)
• traffic
• downtown revitalization
• city finances
• open space and environmental protection
• sustainability
• San Onofre nuclear waste

 

 

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