Deputy Mayor: Terry Gaasterland
Council Member and Former Mayor: Dave Druker
Former Council Member: Gay Hugo-Martinez
Former Mayors: Brooke Eisenberg, John Gillies,
Al Tarkington, John Weare, Jacqueline Winterer
Former San Diego County Board of Supervisors
This doesn't mean no development.
It means development within our established framework that preserves our unique community and quality of life. While some of the other candidates were in favor of "Measure G", I worked hard to defeat it. We must protect our fragile bluffs and lagoons.
In 2012, my husband and I chose to move to Del Mar and purchase our home. We were drawn to Del Mar because of its protected ocean views, Torrey Pines, open spaces, beautiful beaches and natural bluffs, all protected by our unique Community Plan.
In my years of community service, I have protected and upheld our Community Plan. I worked tirelessly to help defeat Measure G. A record of which I am immensely proud.
I presently chair our Traffic & Parking Advisory Committee and recently served as 2020 Vice-Chair of Del Mar’s Housing Element Task Force. I co-authored the Housing Preservation and Production Executive Summary which outlines how to fulfill our State-mandated affordable housing requirement without having to rezone to high-density residential development, which would change the character of Del Mar forever.
The Executive Summary can be found:
I worked on this challenge as vice-chairperson of the Affordable Housing task-force. There are concrete ways to satisfy the state's directives without changing the character of our city. To quote our Executive Summary: "Our recommended changes prevent the need to change zoning (as is currently underway) in the City to increase density to 20 units per acre as mandated by state law for any zoning change. This newly required density conflicts with the spirit of our Community Plan. By obtaining feedback from our residents and spending time with them on the potential solutions, we feel that sufficient housing units can be added to our community while not creating a contentious environment. Achieving our goals and hitting our numbers however, will take political will on behalf of our City Council and will involve some heavy lifting by the City Staff as well as the involvement and support of the community."
We need a thoughtful approach to zoning and development and stay true to our Community Plan. We must be consistent with our Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan, not in conflict with it.
This is a major issue facing our community. We need to move beyond expensive, fruitless lawsuits, and begin CEQA environmental study as required by the judge’s recent ruling. We must resolve this issue.
We must protect our financial reserves from unnecessary expenditure as we pursue a more vibrant downtown. We must preserve and replenish the Measure Q funds.
Work together with the Fairgrounds to build State-required affordable housing sensibly rather than long-term shelters at the Fairgrounds.
Update to be easily enforceable and fair. Address trees and bushes growing upward to block views from homes.
Defend our Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan at Coastal Commission.
Reduce green house gas production. Continue to make Del Mar a walk-able, bike-able community. Implement wildfire protection plan for Del Mar and Crest Canyon, including under-grounding utility poles and wires.
Help our businesses survive COVID-19 and thrive into the future. Create a more vibrant downtown by streamlining the permit process and "thinking outside the box".
Establish safe railroad crossings at high use locations.