Del Mar interim city manager appointed

By Marlena Medford
Staff Writer

Mark Ochenduszko, the retired city manager for the city of Coronado, has been named the interim city manager for the city of Del Mar.

During its June 6 meeting, the Del Mar City Council unanimously decided to bring him onboard for a six-month agreement, which will pay him $15,000 per month without benefits. The agreement, which begins July 1, will be on a month-to-month basis, and may be renewed.

“(The Del Mar City Council has) a very ambitious agenda. I look forward to being a part of that, and helping you accomplish the things that are of interest to you,” Ochenduszko told council after it appointed him to the position. “I think they’re all good for the city of Del Mar, and I look forward to being a part of your team for the months ahead.”

Ochenduszko was the city manager for the city of Coronado from 1999 through 2010. During his time there, he oversaw many projects, including the construction of a new city hall. According to a staff report prepared by Del Mar city staff, Ochenduszko also served as Coronado’s Director of Administrative Services and Director of Human Resources. He left Coronado in 1991 to become the Assistant City Manager for the city of Temecula, then served as city manager in the Northern California city of Campbell and the Los Angeles-area city of Cypress. Ochenduszko returned to Coronado in 1999 to become its city manager, a position he maintained until his retirement in 2010.

Current City Manager Karen Brust announced last month that she is leaving Del Mar to become the city manager for the city of San Juan Capistrano. Her last day of employment with the city of Del Mar will be June 29.

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