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Dan Quirk

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It’s an honor to be running for City Council. My wife, Brie, and I first moved to Del Mar in 2010 and bought our house on 23rd Street in 2013. We feel blessed to live here and plan to stay for the rest of our lives. This is home. I first became involved in Del Mar civic life through working on the finance committee, and then through leading the successful 2016 campaign for Measure Q, which will generate $2 million per year in revenue to fund key infrastructure projects. Given the enthusiastic community support for the measure, I expected we would be burying utility powerlines by summer 2017. But that hasn’t happened. In nearly two years, very little has happened. As I watched the lack of progress, I became very interested in learning about how our City government actually operates. It’s both fascinating and perplexing. I have a great amount of respect for City Council, City staff, and my fellow residents and volunteers. We all work hard and do what we believe to be in the best interests of the City, but I do believe I can bring goodwill, enthusiasm, common sense, and fresh ideas that can improve City efficiency, create win-win solutions, and increase resident satisfaction. My vision is that we all come together to make Del Mar the most beautiful and best run small town on the planet.

I have listed all of my positions and ideas in writing on my campaign website www.danquirkdelmar2018.com, including on powerlines, affordable housing, short-term rentals, beach clean-ups, schools, online resident surveys, managed retreat, traffic, parking, dogs, development projects, and revitalizing downtown. I believe that elected leaders should take educated and clear positions on the major issues that impact our City, and then decisively move to take action. Thank you!


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