Dwight Worden for Council 2018



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Why Dwight is runningDwight Worden

My roots in Del Mar are deep, reflecting decades of work protecting Del Mar as a special place to live.

As a Del Mar resident since 1981, former City Attorney, city committee and nonprofit volunteer, lawyer, and most recently as your councilmember and Mayor, I have championed resident priorities: honoring our Community Plan; lagoon restoration; a public vote on major downtown developments; downtown vibrancy; protecting our environment and open space; and removal of stored nuclear waste from San Onofre. I authored the Beach Preservation Initiative (BPI) which has protected our most valuable environmental asset for three decades. I support and am committed to our Climate Action Plan.

I have a proven track record finding practical solutions while respecting divergent viewpoints. I championed short term rental regulations that allow unlimited STRs in visitor zones and limited STR uses in residential zones to protect residential neighborhoods; improving our DRB process; completing our Civic Center on time and on budget; implementing streetscape; a balanced budget and strong financial condition; and fostering civility and respect in our decision-making.

My priorities include: Shores Park; safe, legal beach access across the tracks and ultimate removal of the tracks from the bluff; responsibly addressing sea level rise; fostering sustainability; mitigating fairgrounds impacts including traffic; meeting affordable housing mandates consistent with community goals; maintaining infrastructure through street paving and the like; and strong public participation in review of major development projects. I bring a “deep dive” approach to complex issues, will listen to all viewpoints, and remain committed to preserving the special residential character of our neighborhoods in everything we do.

I ask for your vote. In turn, I pledge to listen, to be civil to all, and to work hard for Del Mar every day of the four year term you entrust to me.


Why Dwight is the most experienced, qualified candidate

Current mayor; Councilmember since 2014
Del Mar City Attorney, 1977-83; special counsel through the 1990s
General Counsel, North County Transit District (NCTD), 1983-2001
General Counsel, San Dieguito River Park JPA from its inception until Dwight’s retirement in 2001
25+ years’ experience as a land use, environmental, and local government attorney, representing citizen groups, environmental groups, cities, special districts, regional governments, and individuals
Appointed to Coastal Commission by Gov. Brown (1977) and Senate President Mills (approx. 1980)
In Del Mar, Dwight has long been a volunteer for local nonprofits and City advisory committees, including serving on the City’s Form Based Code Committee, Fairgrounds Master Plan Committee, and Garden Del Mar Committee; volunteering for Del Mar Community Connections to explore a low-interest loan program for seniors for undergrounding costs; former Board member and summer concerts chair for the Del Mar Foundation; and Friends of the San Dieguito Lagoon volunteer.



Worden for Council 2018
1801 Seaview, Del Mar, CA 92014


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