The Del Mar City Council voted 5-0 on September 20th to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all city employees. The policy is to be implemented in the next 90 days.
The majority of city employees have already been vaccinated, so the policy will ensure that the 20-25% of unvaccinated workers receive the highly protective vaccine.
Indoor public events at city-owned venues require that all participants show proof of vaccination, according to the Interim City Manager.
Deputy Mayor Worden attempted to get vaccine requirements for activities such as indoor dining and other businesses on the agenda, but the agenda as posted did not permit consideration of that proposal; it will be considered at a future council meeting. The concern raised by Worden is that visitors to our city are less likely to be vaccinated than Del Mar residents, and they outnumber residents by about 500:1 on an annual basis.
The County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to join San Diego Community Power (SDCP) as their provider of electricity on August 31st. Two supervisors voted to join the other alternative, the Clean Energy Alliance that supplies power to Del Mar, Solana Beach and Carlsbad. With the addition of the customers in the unincorporated areas of the county, SDCP will be the second largest Community Choice Energy provider in the state.
Rep. Mike Levin held a Town Hall meeting at Del Mar’s Town Hall on Sept. 25, with fresh reports on the state of play in Congress on key legislation: the infrastructure bill, protecting democracy and voting rights, climate change, the recent House passage of legislation codifying Roe v. Wade, nuclear waste at SONGS, getting tracks off the bluffs in Del Mar, and more.
The fully-vaccinated and masked attendees participated in a robust Q&A exchange for more than an hour, with others participating via Facebook Live.