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About Moving Del Mar Forward

Moving Del Mar Forward (“MDF”) is a growing group of Del Mar residents who have come together to work towards positive changes in our community.  MDF is committed to bringing these residents together so that all voices can be heard for positive changes that will benefit the entire Del Mar community.

When MDF was formed in 2015, it was focused on the activities of the Ad-Hoc Development Review Process Citizen’s Advisory Committee (the “Ad-Hoc Committee”) that was formed in 2015. A majority of the members of Ad-Hoc Committee publicly stated the need for greater restrictions to Del Mar’s already highly restricted zoning ordinances – most notably including basements and outdoor living areas in the floor area ratio calculation for new homes.    Such a position would effectively eliminate basements and outdoor living areas and MDF.

MDF believes the majority of residents in Del Mar are frustrated with ever increasing restrictions and requirements that take away property rights and work against people that want to improve their property. The majority of residents have no issues with basements or outdoor living areas yet the Ad Hoc Committee continues to press for changes that will effectively eliminate these elements. In addition, MDF has received feedback from residents who want to see the City move forward with various initiatives that will have a positive impact on our community – most notably improving our Downtown commercial area which has declined over the past several years.

So MDF has broadened its purpose to include other initiatives that will result in positive changes in Del Mar - most notably working towards creating a vibrant Downtown commercial area. We will continue to seek resident input on these issues so that we can truly help bring positive changes that the entire community wants.


To support positive change in the best interest of the entire Del Mar community.

Guiding principles

  • MDF will seek input from as much of the Del Mar community as feasible on a given matter

  • MDF actions will be guided by residents input – we will do our best to be the voice of residents in promoting matters that residents want and opposing matters residents don’t want.

Take Action

Join our mailing list.  Attend our meetings.  Voice your opinion.

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