Del Mar council OKs content for city hall dedication plaque


With the construction of the new Del Mar Civic Center now underway, the City Council recently approved recommended content for a dedication plaque.

Staff recommended that the dedication plaque for the new city hall feature content that is common in plaques for public facilities, including the facility name; date of construction competition or building dedication; seated elected officials at the time the project was approved and elected officials that oversaw the project through completion; key city staff that worked on the project; and the names of the architecture firm and construction company. These types of plaques are typically made from bronze, according to the staff report.

The council unanimously gave city staff permission to proceed with the recommended content for the plaque, as part of the Sept. 19 consent calendar, a list of items approved with a single vote and no discussion.

Prior to the vote, however, Councilman Don Mosier suggested that staff only list the names of the council members involved in the project rather than their titles since there will be at least two overlapping councils and four mayors who have participated in the process. He also asked that city staff be recognized.

“While we’re making a brass plaque, let’s make a big one and make sure we acknowledge everybody that should be on there,” he said.

City Manager Scott Huth said staff would present a paper mockup to council members prior to council’s final approval of the plaque.

City officials and community members kicked off the construction of the new civic center with a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 19 at 1050 Camino del Mar. Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2018.