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  • Solana Beach council opts for four council districts and at-large mayor

    Solana Beach council opts for four council districts and at-large mayor

    Solana Beach is headed toward adopting a plan to hold district elections for City Council members in 2020, with the City Council favoring a map with four council districts and an at-large mayor elected by the entire city, rather than a map with five council districts and the mayor's post rotating...

  • Del Mar to fight for its short-term rental ordinance before Coastal Commission

    Del Mar to fight for its short-term rental ordinance before Coastal Commission

    A showdown over Del Mar's short-term rental ordinance was scheduled for Thursday, June 7, before the California Coastal Commission. The controversial ordinance, which was approved by the Del Mar City Council in November, restricts short-term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods to a minimum...

  • Del Mar to draft beachfront development ordinance

    Del Mar to draft beachfront development ordinance

    The city of Del Mar has agreed to draft an ordinance that would limit the way square footage is calculated for new beachfront homes, in order to avoid a costly ballot measure on the issue. Del Mar resident Rick Thompson notified the city in April that he intended to collect signatures to place...

  • Solana Beach Library to change hours, host Sheriff's Department open house

    The Solana Beach Library will adopt new weekday opening hours as of Monday, June 18. The library will open at 8 a.m. on weekdays, and at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, and be closed on Sunday, as in the current schedule. Closing hours will also remain the same, with the library closing at 6 p.m. on Monday...

  • City workers move into new Del Mar Civic Center offices

    City workers move into new Del Mar Civic Center offices

    The moving trucks came and went on Friday, May 25, leaving employees to set up their desks and offices in anticipation of the opening of Del Mar's brand new civic center, the largest capital project in the city's  59-year history.

  • Opinions vary on benefits of district elections in Solana Beach

    Opinions vary on benefits of district elections in Solana Beach

    As Solana Beach moves toward establishing district elections for City Council members in time for the 2020 election - instead of the current at-large system where every voter can weigh in on all council candidates - there are mixed feelings about the potential benefits of the change.

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