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Northbound lane on Jimmy Durante.
Photo Julie Maxey-Allison.
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The Earth Moves
Bluff slides are moving east. We have gotten used to the ever more frequent bluff collapses on the beach. Our latest is on Jimmy Durante Boulevard where the dropped debris blocked the northbound traffic lanes for both cars and bikes Sunday, April 21.
The northbound lane of JDB is expected to be closed until at least June 1.

FEMA Flood
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a meeting at Town Hall on May 15 at 5pm to discuss a new Flood Insurance Rate Map that applies to areas subject to flooding. An audio recording of the meeting will be available on the city web page https://www.delmar.ca.us/618/FEMA---New-Flood-Map.

Undergrounding Issues
Undergrounding plans continue to be reviewed by a citizen committee as well as the City Council. Several issues need to be resolved before the first phase can begin. Estimates of the total cost vary widely so they need to be pinned down. The location of two “pilot” projects is under review after a number of citizens expressed concern that high fire areas, particularly above Crest Canyon, were not given priority.

Winston Remodel
Winston School, located at Stratford Court and 9th St., is moving ahead with plans to remodel their buildings within the 1.8 acres they lease from the City. On April 2 neighbors met with architect Jonathon Dominy to provide input.  Many complimented the school (“an amazing job”) on its improved landscaping and appearance since the new Director came on board.  They wanted the remodel to be consistent with the existing neighborhood and to camouflage as much as possible the bus traffic for the estimated 120-150 students.  A second informal meeting to “seek feedback on potential design options before holding the required Project Proposal meeting” is scheduled for 6 p.m., May 23 at the Winston School site. Neighbors within 300 feet received a notice for that meeting. Notice is also posted on the City website at Citizens Participation Program (CPP) link.

Books ‘n Bloom
The Del Mar Rose Society’s 2019 Rose Show was celebrated at the Library on April 25.  Flowers grown in local gardens flanked books with petal perfect specimens competing for best in show. There were single rose blooms in vases, many in bouquets, others floating in bowls decorating the library spaces with lovely colors and sweet fragrances. The 17 categories of roses entered in the show included painted and photographed representatives. Master Rosarian Dwyn Robbie was the judge and ribbons were awarded to the winners.

Roses getting readied for judging.
Photo Julie Maxey-Allison.
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