The City Council met on Feb. 22nd to consider the timing of the referendum election challenging the zoning decision of 20 units/acre for the North Commercial area. That decision was delayed by the 3 councilmembers considering the issue (Martinez and Quirk had recused themselves because they live too close to the area) due to a verbal report from Mayor Gaasterland.
She said that conversations with referendum proponent Arnold Wiesel had suggested that the referendum might be withdrawn if the city took a series of actions. The legality and the feasibility of the actions will be reviewed and reported to council on or before March 15th, providing a guide for further negotiations.
See the article, Del Mar / Solana Beach Border Bluffs: Affordable Housing Shifts, for context.