Del Mar joins Live Well San Diego initiative

Although Del Mar has long worked to advance the community, the city only recently became an official partner in San Diego County’s ongoing initiative to improve the health, safety and well-being of residents.

The City Council on April 18 unanimously adopted a resolution in support of Live Well San Diego, a 10-year comprehensive plan the County Board of Supervisors adopted in 2010 to advance the health, safety and well-being of the region’s more than 3 million residents.

“Our community plan promotes a healthy lifestyle,” Councilman Don Mosier said at the meeting. “This is supposed to be a pedestrian-centered community, and I think we have many efforts in town that are in concert with Live Well San Diego.”

The county has encouraged cities to adopt Live Well San Diego to expand the initiative and ultimately lead to an enhanced quality of life throughout the region. Businesses, organizations and school districts have also partnered with the county on the initiative.

In recognition of the city’s partnership with the county, San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts presented the council with a proclamation and declared May 2 as “The city of Del Mar Live Well San Diego Day.”

Roberts acknowledged Del Mar’s commitment to bettering the community, from working on a climate action plan and a ban on single-use plastic bags, to supporting access to fresh fruits and vegetables by permitting a farmers’ market every Saturday afternoon. He noted that Del Mar is a smoke- and vape-free city, as well as a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly city.

“Del Mar is living well,” Roberts said at the May 2 council meeting. “Congratulations on being a Live Well city.”