Dwight Worden  
   
 
 


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This is my "official" site as your Mayor and Councilmember. You'll find my periodic e-newsletters, white papers, and other information relating to Del Mar issues here. If you'd like to receive my e-newsletters, use the link at right to join my email list.

RECENT UPDATES:

  • NEW WHITE PAPER: Should Del Mar's Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan Be Put in the Community Plan, In Our LCP, or Both?
    For my newsletter update summarizing this white paper, go here.
    Read the full White Paper here.

  • In light of the many comments and questions I've received, I sent out a newsletter update on 8/31, "Dwight's Thoughts on the North Bluff Resort Project." Read it here.

  • My August 2018 Newsletter is now out (see it online here).

    The "22 in 5" Report on affordable housing can be downloaded here (7.42 MB PDF file; it may take some time to download)



Thanks for visiting my website, where I'll be sharing information and updates from my perspective as your City Councilmember 2014-2017 and as your Mayor in 2018. I hope you'll stay in touch and share your concerns, ideas, and perspectives with me. Ways to stay in touch:

  • By email: dwight@dwightworden.com
  • In person: I'm always happy to set up a time to meet with you; just send me an email to schedule a time and place.
  • Office hours: Drop in to chat with me in person during my monthly office hours at the Del Mar Community Building (225 9th St.) from 9:30-11:30 am on the first Friday of every month.


Stay in Touch:
Use the red button at right to join my email list if you would like to receive my periodic updates by email.


White Papers: Crossing the Tracks; Affordable Housing; Short-Term Rentals; The Pat Vergne Firing

I have written several white papers on current topics:

  • "Getting to the Beach Just Got Harder" is about NCTD's recent stepped-up enforcement on our bluffs (Aug. 2016)
  • My thoughts on ways we can provide affordable housing in Del Mar. (Aug. 2016)
  • An analysis of Community Plan and zoning provisions that apply to Short Term Rentals. (July 2, 2016)
  • An analysis of Short Term Rental Enforcement (Sept. 13, 2016).
  • Short Term Rental Room Analysis: STRs and Hotel rooms in Del Mar (April 2016)
  • Data about short term rentals in Del Mar (October 2017)
  • My analysis of the City Manager's firing of Lifeguard Captain Pat Vergne
  • Thoughts on planning for the Nortuh bluff Preserve
  • Various Resolutions on topics including SONGS nuclear waste storage, the Paris Climate Accord, and more

Find them here.


August 31, 2018 update on North Bluff Resort Project

North Bluff

Given the many community conversations sparked by the story poles on the North Bluff and the recent CPP meeting at Town Hall, I supplemented my August e-Newsletter with an update on the proposed Del Mar Resort project on the North Bluff. Read it here.


August 2, 2018 Update

The New Town Hall + Breezeway

  • Office Hours
  • New Civic Center Open
  • Street Improvements / Streetscape
  • 941 Approved by Council, Coming to Nov. Ballot
  • Measure B: Rest in Peace!
  • Watermark
  • North Bluff Resort in Early Review Stage
  • Charter Amendment
  • Affordable Housing
  • Police Force
  • Measure Q $$
  • Short Term Rentals

Read the full Update here.


January 2018 Update
January Update

  • Office Hours
  • Some Key 2017 Issues: Short Term Rentals; Affirmation of Constitutional Principles; SONGS Nuclear¬†Waste; Climate Change, Paris Accord & Sea Level Rise; SANDAG Moves Forward
  • Resort on the North Bluff?
  • Sea Level rise, king tides, and Del Mar's planning effort
  • Taking Care of the Basics: Street Paving, Sewer and Water Improvements

Read the full Update here.


August 2017 Update

August 2017 Update

  • Office Hours
  • Resolving Contentious Issues
  • Short Term Rentals: Good News and Good Progress
  • Del Mar Pollice Department: Yes or No?

Read the full update here.


April 6, 2017 Update
April 2017 Update

Dwight's April Office Hours
Effective Law Enforcement for Del Mar: Is a Local Police Department a Better Answer?
My Philosophy of Government
Update: Rail Crossings and Relocating the Rails off the Bluff
Short-Term Rentals: Update
Tidbits

I shared my thoughts on these topics in my April 6, 2017 email update. See it here.


October 19, 2016 Update October Update

Dwight's November Office Hours
New City Hall Under Construction
Short Term Rentals Continue to Divide Council and Community
Rail Crossings
Roundabout Coming to Jimmy Durante and San Dieguito Drive intersection
Tidbits

I shared my thoughts on these topics in my Oct. 19, 2016 email update. See it here.

 


June 29, 2016 Update
July 29, 2016 Update
Dwight's July Office Hours
City Hall: Demolition kicked off June 11
Temporary Relocation
Short Term Rentals
Initiatives and Voting
1% Sales Tax increase: Good for Del Mar?
Tidbits

I shared my thoughts on these topics in my June 29, 2016 email update. See it here.


April 2016 Update

Dwight's April office hours
City Hall: Permits approved; EIR certified; Project on schedule and on budget
Roundabout: San Dieguto Drive intersection with Jimmy Durante: EIR certified, Roundabout approved
Emergency Repair to CDM at Anderson Canyon
Short Term Rentals
Code of Civil Discourse
Trees: Can Good Trees go Bad?
Del Mar Trails
Voting in Del Mar--Watermark
Dwight's Photos and Tidbits

I shared my thoughts on these topics in my April 2016 email update. See it here.


November 2015 Update

November 2015 Update

My November Office Hours
De Mar's New Civic Center Has an Approved Design!
DRB Development Review Ad Hoc Committee Making Progress
Public Spaces, Part 2: The Del Mar Plaza

I shared my thoughts on these topics in my October 2015 email update. See it here.


October 2015 Update

OctoberUpdate  Photo Collage

My October Office Hours
Del Mar Public Spaces | #1 in a series: L'Auberge community meeting space
Downtown: Moving forward post-Prop J
Doofus Award of the Month: Litterbugs who are trashing our new sidewalk

Trash on the new sidewalk

I shared my thoughts on these topics in my October 2015 email update. See it here.


August 2015 Update

City Hall Concept

My August Office Hours
City Hall Plans
Community Character and Design Review: Citizens Rise Up--Again, but a Different Group
A Special Doofus Award Goes To: The Driver Who Burned Up His Car and Started Fires in Carmel Valley
I shared my thoughts on these topics in my August 2015 email update. See it here.


July 2015 Update

July Update

City Hall takes shape
Community Character and Design Review: Citizens Rise Up
Short Term Rentals--A Brewing Del Mar Concern
A Special Doofus Award Goes To: The Driver Who Crashed into the Boardwalk

I shared my thoughts on these topics in my July 2015 email update. See it here.


May 2015 Update

May Update

One Paseo--Good News!
Protecting Community Character: A Citizens' Task Force Takes Shape
City Council Goals and Budget
Water and Del Mar
Dwight's Office Hours--Please Stop By!

I shared my thoughts on these topics in my May 2015 email update. See it here.

 


April 2015 Update

April Update

Police Services in Del Mar: Some not so good news and a correction
Goals for the next two years in Del Mar. Here are mine, what are yours?
Got Issues of Concern as Summer Approaches?

I shared my thoughts on these topics in my April 2015 email update. See it here.


March 2015 Update



Sea-level rise: Sea-Level Rise Technical Advisory Committee forming
Kaaboo: Mitigating impacts of this 3-day music festival on our community
Dwight's band Prairie Sky at the Del Mar Library, March 27
Watermark Project's public scoping meeting
Police Services in Del Mar
Saving the San Dieguito Boardwalk

I shared my thoughts on these topics in my March 2015 email update. See it here.


February 2015 Update



Sharrows, cars, and bikes: A good idea?
Police, crime, and Del Mar: Can we do better?
Curious about the results of the recent Satisfaction Survey?

I shared my thoughts on these topics in my February 2015 email update, which you can see here.


My Council term: Since there were only two candidates for two City Council seats that were to be filled in the Nov. 2014 election, the City Council voted to cancel the election and save taxpayers the estimated $9,000-$10,000 cost of the election by appointing the two people who qualified for the ballot, myself and Terry Sinnott, to the Council. I was sworn in on Dec. 2 and began a four-year term on that date.


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Dwight Worden

 

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