Election Issue

Sandpiper Endorsement for Del Mar City Council: Dwight Worden

The importance of Dwight Worden’s role on our City Council cannot be overstated. His leadership style involves respectful listening, resourceful problem-solving, and facilitation of community consensus. Even in the face of contentious discussions, he treats everyone with respect and helps guide all toward civil discourse and intelligent decisions. He can be counted on to understand the nuances of complex issues and to craft strategies that best serve Del Mar’s interests.   Few have done as much as Dwight Worden to bring to fruition the small-town vision laid out in our Community Plan.


2022 Del Mar City Council Candidate Answers

The Sandpiper wants to help readers be very clear about where they stand on key issues. Our goal is specifics, not generalities. Voters need to know exactly where you stand and what they can expect you to do if you are elected to office. Please answer each question as succinctly as possible (fewer than 100 words). 

Terry Gaasterland
Stephen Quirk
Dwight Worden

Shred It

EDCO’s free October 15, 2022 Del Mar Recycles event will ke place from 9am-noon at Shores Park’s lower parking lot with on-site shredding (limit 3 banker boxes per household), drop-off of universal waste lamps, household batteries, unwanted pharmaceuticals, and sharps. Free mulch will be available for Del Mar residents while supplies last (self-serve; bring your own cans/bags, gloves and shovel).

Safe crossing Del Mar Heights Road

Design work for the traffic light to be installed at Del Mar Heights Road and Mercado Drive is expected to be completed by the end of this calendar year. Construction activities are projected to begin after Labor Day 2023. This project also includes the installation of solar-powered flashing beacons with signal-ahead warning signs at the crest peak between Mercado Drive and Mango Drive (near the intersection at Boquita Drive) to better warn drivers of the upcoming traffic signals at the bottom of the crest.

Shattered sandstone coming down in chunks and flakes.

Newest bluff collapse. Photo by Julie Maxey-Allison