Del Mar council ignores voters’ rights

Recently, notice was given that the Del Mar City Council members would interrupt their August vacation to hold a special meeting Aug. 20 to vote to cancel the Del Mar citizens’ right to vote in November for the election of two councilmen for the next term! And to appoint the two instead!

The reason being to save $7,000-$9,000 cost to hold the election.

What a cheap price for the citizens’ right to vote! And if 2000 citizens would have voted in November, the two appointed councilmembers wouldn’t know whether they had the approval and support of 2,000 Del Mar voters, or 50!

What other citizens’ rights will be ignored during the next council term?

Ralph Peck

Del Mar