Del Mar launches online tool to increase community engagement

The city of Del Mar recently launched Engage Del Mar, a new online community engagement tool, developed by MindMixer, where residents can connect, communicate, and collaborate with the city and other residents on the future of Del Mar.

The site can be accessed at or via links on the city of Del Mar’s home page (

The goal is to use this tool as another way to involve the community in the planning process for several important projects that are on the horizon for 2015 and beyond, such as the Shores Park Master Plan. Engage Del Mar will be used as an online tool to generate new ideas and feedback from residents using this interactive and accessible platform.

“Communicating effectively and engaging our community is a primary goal of the city, and we’re pleased to offer this new tool for residents to solicit their ideas and input on issues anytime and anywhere,” said Mayor Al Corti.

Feedback will be used by the City Council, city staff, and design consultants to lay out plans on a variety of projects. Engage Del Mar gives contributors a chance to share ideas, support others’ ideas, expand on existing ideas, and provide feedback on initiatives, working with community leaders on a variety of topics online.

To start, the city has posted two simple, fun questions about how the community enjoys the beach and about their favorite park, in Del Mar and beyond.

The city of Del Mar values citizen input and encourages participation from the community in the decision-making process. For information, contact Assistant to the City Manager Kristen Crane at 858-755-9313.