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Del Mar Council considers adding bluff language into resort plan

Del Mar Council considers adding bluff language into resort plan

The Del Mar City Council is grappling with how to maintain a bluff preserve that would neighbor a proposed, controversial five-star resort.

The council on Dec. 3 considered including goals, policies and standards for the North Bluff Preserve in the Del Mar Resort's specific plan so the city has clear, defined policies for the bluff, but opted to send the idea back to staff after some discussion.

Currently, the bluff preserve is only controlled within city regulations, recorded agreement documents and city municipal codes. The overall goal of the preserve is to be "permanently maintained as a natural park, providing for native coastal habitat, protection of coastal...

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