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Meet the Candidates
Brian Fletcher

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As a life-long resident of Del Mar, I am running for City Council to preserve our community and prepare for our future. I want to give voice to our residents and provide common sense solutions for the many challenges we currently face.
I treasure Del Mar. My great-grandfather, Col. Ed Fletcher, developed it over a century ago. He carefully laid out our hillside streets and lots to maximize the views we enjoy today.

Now, we are at a crossroads. The charter amendment on November’s ballot could eliminate fundamental protections for our community, at a time when the City Council is considering rezoning the oceanfront North Bluff overlooking Dog Beach from low-density residential to high-density commercial. I support a more cautious approach and public vote on zoning changes that conflict with our voter-approved Community Plan. I won’t vote for zoning/ordinance changes that unfairly renders an existing homeowner’s property non-conforming, which is why I oppose Measure R.

I seek cost-effective solutions such as Neighborhood Watch programs, working more effectively with the sheriff and expediting the undergrounding of dangerous power lines. As a victim of the 2014 Poinsettia wildfire, I am committed to fire prevention and safety.

As a licensed dive master, beekeeper and San Diego Botanical Garden’s volunteer, I am very environmentally aware. My public health priority is fixing our community’s drainage which is contributing to this summer’s mosquito infestation and the recent 50-foot bluff failure by 11th Street. Public safety demands removing the train from our crumbling bluffs.

As an avid surfer, I am dedicated to preserving our eroding beaches utilizing adaptation strategies, including sand replenishment. I will protect the 600 North Beach residences and businesses worth $1.5 billion, a significant part of our tax base.

I pledge to listen to all points of view. I welcome your insights at fletcher4delmar@gmail.com.



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