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Listen Up City Council: Dwight Soundings
Dwight Worden | Seaview Avenue

See also: Listen Up City Council: Terry soundings

 

Photo Betty Wheeler.

 

Hello all! I’m still out walking, holding office hours, attending advisory committee meetings, neighborhood coffees, and the like to get to better know my constituents. Please feel free to flag me down anytime, to send me an email: dwight@dwightworden.com or call me at home (858) 481-2609. I want to know what is on your mind.

I’m still pursuing the facts about the sheriff incident with our ranger and Community Services Director, but am pleased to report that, per our City Manager, the body camera will be back in use soon (it may be in use by the time you read this). I’ll be looking for policy input on key issues: who should wear these? The ranger? The lifeguards? The parking enforcement officers? What policies should we have on when they are to be turned on and off, who has access to the recordings, how long will we keep the recordings, what can be erased, when, by whom, and how? It seems to me we need to build consensus on these kinds of issues in order to use these cameras effectively and with community confidence. Done right, they can be a great thing. I’ll be looking for community input to formulate my own positions.

I’m also studying up on One Paseo (the giant 1.5 million square foot project proposed for the Carmel Valley Town Center) that will be coming before the San Diego city council this winter. So far, I’m not liking what I see, including the proposed tripling of the density/intensity of the project over what is allowed by the San Diego General Plan and zoning, the spill over traffic and other impacts to Del Mar, Del Mar Heights Road, and the nearby communities.

I’m reviewing our city hall project options as well, as I hope you are. I’m excited! There is the potential, and opportunity, to do something really significant and beneficial for the community with this project. I’ll share my thoughts on all that soon, and I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves as a new councilmember and get involved. But, the council will need to know your informed thoughts on the options so that we are all working from the same page, so let us know what you like and don’t like, and what you think of the financing options. Visit www.delmar.ca.us/353/City-HallCivic-Center-Planning for the latest on this project from the city.

In the meantime, remember: we live in paradise, but even paradise requires citizen involvement. Consider getting involved, if you are not already. I’ll help!

 

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