inside the September 2008 sandpiper

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Council TOT Action
Stirs Controversy
  by Sam Borgese and Wayne Dernetz

City Council Election A Done Deal?  by Wayne Dernetz

Race Offers Unique Opportunity  Editorial

A City Commitment to Recycling  by Sam Borgese

Spend Some Time Out of Doors: Go take a Hike  This article is web exclusive.

What You Need to Know About TMDs   by Wayne Dernetz

Rejoicing Over a Water Bill   by Mary Friestedt

Stop the Mission Valley-ization!  by Robert Vicino

CERT - Can Everyone
Really Try?
  by Carol Kerridge

Cathy's Perspective: Rescuing Man’s Best Friend  by Catherine Danola

Meet Ken Noah, SDUHSD Superintendent  by Susan Miller

DMUSD Administration Update  by Susan Miller

Power to the Tower  by Jon Edelbrock

Rachel -- the Gold-Medallist Next Door  by Becky Dembitsky

Affordable Housing in Del Mar? Yes!  by Bud Emerson

Undergrounding the North Hills  by Garry Shirts

September Community Calendar

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Council TOT Action Stirs Controversy  by Sam Borgese and Wayne Dernetz 

Del Mar residents will vote this November on an ordinance authorizing the City Council to raise the hotel tax (TOT) from the current rate of 10.5 percent up to 13 percent. But the Council’s actions to place the measure on the ballot raised a controversy within the community over the relationship of the TOT to a parallel proposal from Del Mar hotel owners to form a Tourism Marketing District (TMD).   more>>

What You Need to Know About TMDs   by Wayne Dernetz If you’re like me, the term “TMD” may be new to you. Here’s a quick explanation of what a TMD is and why business owners are so keen on it.    more>>

City Council Election A Done Deal?  by Wayne Dernetz

This may be the first city council election in Del Mar’s 50 year history in which there is no competition.  Some Del Mar residents thought it “shocking” not to have a choice of candidates to pick from.   more>>

Race Offers Unique Opportunity  Editorial

Three Council vacancies and three candidates could add up to an election season that gives us some relief from the campaign nastiness that has marked the last few local elections.   more>>

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Rejoicing Over a Water Bill
by Mary Friestedt

How many of you have opened your water bill and started screaming with joy? It may be hard to believe, but this is what happened to me the other day when I opened my water bill and learned that I had reduced my year-over-year water consumption for the month by 98 gallons per day.   more>>

 

CERT - Can Everyone Really Try?
by Carol Kerridge

Here we are once again approaching a fire season that has been preceded by drought, high temperatures, and a bit of indifference!   more>>

 
         

Rachel -- the Gold-Medallist Next Door 
by Becky Dembitsky

It is hard to imagine that our “girl next door”, Rachel Buehler, has been in Beijing as a member of the Gold-medal winning US Women’s soccer team. She recently said, “It’s such an honor to play on the team and represent my country. It’s the coolest dream I could ever think of. I’ve been working for this for a long time”. Our whole Luneta neighborhood can attest to that!  more>>

     

Undergrounding the North Hills by Garry Shirts  Click here.

     

September 20 to October 11, 2008

Coastweeks is a three-week celebration of our coastal resources that begins on the third Saturday in September. The kick-off for the celebration is Coastal Cleanup Day, when 60,000 Californians come together across the state to keep our coasts and inland waterways free of debris.

Click here for the schedule of events to help celebrate in our area. Have fun, and enjoy our Coast!

9/11 silent tribute

2971 flags will be planted. Starting at 8:30am, volunteers needed all day at Powerhouse Park, 1700 Coast Blvd.  Taps will be played at 6:30pm.

Contact Barbara and Vernon Scott (619) 838-7678

 
 

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