Q1.Do you support the city’s sea level rise adaptation plan as an amendment to our Local Coastal Plan?
(1 - full support) I fully support the sea level rise adaption plan as an amendment to our Local Coastal Plan. We must work with the Coastal Commission to ensure that managed retreat is not one the strategies Del Mar will use especially for the houses at the edge of the beach. These houses protect the houses to the east from flooding by the ocean. If the Coastal Commission requires the inclusion of managed retreat, we must withdraw our application for an amendment to our Local Coastal Plan.
Q2. Do you support continuation without delay of the city’s membership in the Clean Energy Alliance?
(1 - full support) I fully support the city’s membership in the Clean Energy Alliance. This membership is critical to reducing greenhouse emissions. I want to make sure the CEA does not impact Del Mar’s finances and will not cost rate-payers more than they are currently paying SDG&E.
Q3. Do you support continued operation of the city’s advisory committees despite pandemic financial constraints?
(2 - lean toward support) I fully support the pilot program the council has set up to allow the Arts Advisory and San Dieguito Lagoon Committees to meet on a quarterly basis until January 2021.
Q4. Do you support implementation of the city’s 5th and 6th Element housing programs to protect local control?
(1 - full support) I fully support the implementation of the city’s 5th and 6th Element housing program as long as programs do not change housing density, allow for massive developments and do not affect environmentally sensitive areas.
Q5. Do you support continuing strong defense of the city’s proposed 7/28 compromise for short term rentals in residential zones?
(2 - lean toward support) I fully support the regulation of Short Term Rental businesses. The proliferation of short term rentals has the possibility of changing the residential character of Del Mar. We need to create a comprehensive plan that can win Coastal Commission approval and preserve the residential character of Del Mar.