Del Mar is proposing July rate increases in water, wastewater, and clean water to cover increasing costs of providing these services. Typical households would experience an increase of a little more than $20 per month. Similar rate increases would begin each January between 2020 and 2024. Over five years these increases would generate about $5 million for critical maintenance and rehabilitation of infrastructure. A public hearing on utility rate increases is set for May 20 at 4:30pm in city hall.
Del Mar now bans plastic straws and stirrers as well as some polystyrene and styrofoam containers.
Bike to Work Day, May 16
It’s time! If you aren’t already riding your bike to work you can start and join others on Thursday, May 16, the official Bike to Work Day. Stop by City Hall’s pit stop, 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM, to say hello and pick up free snacks, refreshments, bike maps, coupons, stickers, and encouragement. There will be free tee shirts too for people registered for the event at https://www.icommutesd.com/bike/biketoworkday2019.aspx
If you aren’t a rider, you can volunteer to Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org to help for part of the time or enjoy the whole three hours.
Color and Form Pop Up at Town Hall
The Del Mar Art Show opened Friday, March 29-Saturday, March 30, bringing color and form to Town Hall. The juried painting show, presented by the Arts Advisory Committee, was a display of more than 100 painted works by local artists. The Friday night opening, with a wine and cheese reception sponsored by the Del Mar Foundation, included a UCSD Graduate Theatre student dance performance. The show continued on Saturday with artists demonstrating plein air painting.
Our Civic Center is the 2019 Wood Design Award Winner from WoodWorks in the category of Wood in Government Buildings. This recognition from the Washington DC based nonprofit follows the 2018 Orchid award for Architecture from the San Diego Architectural Foundation for its “beautiful detailing.” Congratulations again.
L’Auberge Del Mar is now owned by the Hyatt Hotels Corporation and the 15th Street boutique spots that housed Donnett’s and Laurelie’s By The Sea, are emptied. There is no information as yet about the next occupant.