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Candidate Questionnaire FORMAT

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The Sandpiper wants to help readers be very clear about where you stand on key issues. Our goal is specifics, not generalities.
For each question, you should provide a numerical response, using the following scale:
5 - Support
4 - Lean in favor
3 - Not sure
2 - Lean against
1 - Oppose
If you need to clarify your numerical response, please do so with one concise sentence only.

 

CANDIDATE QUESTIONs

1A. Do you support enforcing current Community Plan and zoning rules that do not allow STRBs in residential zones and allow them in commercial zones? candidate responses

1B. Do you support changing the Community Plan and zoning to allow STRBs in residential zones, with regulation?  candidate responses

2. Do you support Measure Q?  candidate responses

3. The Citizen’s Ad Hoc Development Review Committee is working to create a process that is open and transparent with the goal of retaining the character, scale, and neighborhood compatibility of Del Mar residences in the face of increasing property values and the push for larger scale homes. Will you support the Committee with the needed additional resources of the City to continue and finish their work?  candidate responses

4. Do you support Measure R?   candidate responses

5. Do you support efforts to stop the “Del Mar Gun Shows”?   candidate responses

6A. Do you believe Del Mar should pursue strategies to augment existing police services by setting up its own Police Department?  candidate responses

6B. Do you believe Del Mar should pursue strategies to augment existing police services by spending money for additional Sheriff services?  candidate responses

 

CANDIDATE RESPONSES

Editor note: Stubbs declined to provide responses that conformed to the stated format. It would be unfair to the five candidates who followed the format to allow one candidate to decline to give numerical ratings, and to print the lengthy, non-specific responses that candidate provided and declined to shorten to meet the format’s stated limits.

Question 1A. Do you support enforcing current Community Plan and zoning rules that do NOT allow STRBs in residential zones and allow them in commercial zones?
Benedict 5 - Support
Corti 5 - Support I am against the STRB and was the first to say almost two years ago that we need to control and enforce the community plan and codes which do not allow it.
Druker 5 - Support
Haviland 5 - Support STRBs are inconsistent with existing zoning and our Community Plan.
Parks 5 - Support I support putting neighbors first in every instance and treating our Community Plan as our constitution.
Stubbs See editor note above.

   

Question 1B. Do you support changing the Community Plan and zoning to
allow STRBs in residential zones, with regulation?
Benedict ----
Corti 3 - Not sure It is not that easy since STRs have existed from the incorporation of Del Mar as a City, still exist today and are uncontrollably proliferating detrimentally to our community and in addittion our City attorney has advised us that enforcing a ban would lead to years of costly litigation thus if clarifying the code to define and regulate STRs is the only alternative to achieve the goal of the community plan and the community, then I will lien in that direction.
Druker 1 - Oppose
Haviland 1 - Oppose Proliferation of STRBs is upsetting residential neighborhoods and attempts to regulate them have often failed.
Parks 1 - Oppose I am against ANY regulation which allows rentals of less than 30 days in residential zones because that would grant them legal status and make it very difficult to eliminate them in the future.
Stubbs See editor note above.


Question 2. Do you support Measure Q? (1% rise in sales tax)
Benedict 5 - Support Priorotize funding: 1) The Shores Park, 2) Undergrounding, 3) improving our Cityscape
Corti 5 - Support I have been an active advocate to determine how best to have the 5 or more million annual visitors to our community pay their fair share of the infrastructure and services the City funds each year to serve them and adding a 1% sales tax will give the City the revenue stream to remain financially sound and allow us to make the major infrastructure improvements and services to our roads, parks, beaches and security that our residents desire and deserve.
Druker 5 - Support
Haviland 5 - Support Funds should be spent on residents’ top priorities for city improvements that benefit the whole community.
Parks 5 - Support Although I lean against increasing taxes of any kind, the burden of supporting a large tourist population should not fall on our neighbors alone and this sales tax will help keep our city viable with improvements that neighbors need and want.
Stubbs See editor note above.

   

Question 3. The Citizen’s Ad Hoc Development Review Committee is working to create a process that is open and transparent with the goal of retaining the character, scale, and neighborhood compatibility of Del Mar residences in the face of increasing property values and the push for larger scale homes. Will you support the Committee with the needed additional resources of the City to continue and finish their work?
Benedict 5 - Support
Corti 5 - Support The community plan and DRO is the cornerstone of what makes Del Mar great, why I live here and want to serve the community that it protects and of course I am in full support of giving them all the tools available to the City to allow them to do their job effectively including having all the meetings recorded for transparency and for all of the community to participate.
Druker 5 - Support
Haviland 5 - Support The work of the Ad hoc committee will ensure the protection of our small town/village character.
Parks 5 - Support Under my leadership the council agreed to create this committee to help solve mansionization and permitting problems and create more respect between neighbors.
Stubbs See editor note above.

    

Question 4. Do you support Measure R? (voter approval required for certain developments)
Benedict 1 - Oppose
Corti 1 - Oppose While I am in favor of community participation and the right to vote, I beleive this ballot measure is flawed and will be detrimental to the City and the community because our current codes allow the community to appeal and vote against any project or decision of the Design Review Board, Planning Commission and City Council and therefore see no benefit to the City or the community to support this measure.
Druker 5 - Support
Haviland 1 - Oppose We already have fail safe processes to deter inappropriate development projects in our commercial zone so we don’t need to risk losing local control over how large projects are developed in our city.
Parks 1 - Oppose l lean against measure R because Council has always placed major zoning changes on the ballot, and it will expose Del Mar to hundreds of thousands of dollars in litigation expenses as has happened in Encinitas.
Stubbs See editor note above.

    

Question 5. Do you support efforts to stop the “Del Mar Gun Shows”?
Benedict 5 - Support
Corti 5 - Support
As liaison to the Fairgrounds Relations Committee I have advocated for years that the Fairgrounds should listen to our residents, be a good neighbor and hold events that are community related and why at the August 2016 meeting, I requested that the Fairgrounds Relations Committee Board Members put the Gun Show issue before the full Fairgrounds Board... and they did.
Druker 5 - Support
Haviland 5 - Support Gun shows are not the kind of wholesome, family oriented events we want to encourage in our city.
Parks 5 - Support I favor working with the Ag District to focus on entertainment and events which encourage visitors to support Del Mar businesses.
Stubbs See editor note above.

   

Question 6A. Do you believe Del Mar should pursue strategies to augment existing police services by setting up its own Police Department?
Benedict 5 - Support
Corti 4 - Lean in favor I agree with the analysis of the Finance Committee and the independent expert consultant evaluations which have determined that continuing to provide security services to our community through the Sheriff contract is not cost effective, not controllable by the City and cannot address our traffic and public nuisance issues and therefore if the implementation plan addresses the concerns of liability and comparable costs to the sherrif’s contract, I will vote yes.
Druker 1 - Oppose
Haviland 2 - Lean against This solution would require community input and consensus before I could support such a bold strategic move.
Parks 3 - Not sure I lean against this proposal because I am against unnecessarily expanding government before the proposal has been thoroughly studied and we have exhausted all options available to right size the police services our neighbors need for security and safety.
Stubbs See editor note above.

 

Question 6B. Do you believe Del Mar should pursue strategies to augment existing police services by spending money for additional Sheriff services?
Benedict 1 - Oppose
Corti 2 - Lean against We have tried to do this for more then 20 years to no avail and more recently we have explored many options to modify the services that our City needs with the Sheriff’s office but since they cannot provide them at any cost, I do not support buying more services from them at exorbitant, uncontrollable costs which do not give our citizens the security and enforcement tools they desire and need.
Druker 4 - Lean in favor
Haviland 3 - Not sure I support solutions that provide faster and more effective police response times and that control the cost of law enforcement.
Parks Parks 5 - Support I lean in favor of gathering information on what our neighbors need and that is why I asked council to approve a hot line to gather data on the types of policing issues caused by Short Term Rental Businesses and other neighborhood security issues like car break ins.
Stubbs See editor note above.

 

 




 

   
 

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