Governor Brown announced today that Sandpiper editor Donald Mosier has been appointed to the 22nd District Agricultural Association (DAA), San Diego County Fair Board of Directors. Current Fair Boardmembers Lisa Barkett and Fred Schenk were reappointed by the governor. Mosier previously served as the Del Mar representative to the 22nd DAA Community Relations Committee from 2012-2016. Here is the link to the governor’s press release:
Five construction bids are in on schedule, three bids are on budget, with the final choices still to de decided.
SDG&E has delayed (once again) the final sign off on the new solar system at City Hall. All they have to do is flip the switch.
The City Council upheld the Design Review Board approval of a new structure on the old gas station site. It will be a mixed use project with commercial space and eight residential units, two of which be permanently dedicated as affordable using county income guidelines. Three more steps are needed before construction: zoning approval by voters; approval by voters of Measure T; Coastal Commission approval; and issuance of building permits.
The process of burying utility poles has begun with City Council approval of a consulting contract to Lee & Ro company for planning and implementation. Council has approved guidelines and a two year budget. This will be a long and complex process, perhaps as long as 5-10 years for final completion. Citizens can subscribe to updates on the city web page scrolling to “Utility Undergrounding Project.”
The Sandpiper will continue to track developments on this important community priority.
On Sunday, October 14 about 4,200 gallons of sewage leaked into the ocean between 7th and 9th Streets. A clog in the pipes caused sewage to pour out of a manhole. Because of the size of the spill, the City of Encinitas came out to help stop and vacuum up the sewage. Del Mar lifeguards closed the beaches in that area for three days.