Dedicated to Del Mar

I’ve lived in Del Mar since 1998 with my husband, Tim. My love for this community dates back to the late 1980s, when I was a student at UC San Diego, and where I studied economics and management science. Like many longtime residents, I cherish our distinctive quality of life, not just our great natural beauty, but also our tight-knit neighborhoods and our collaborative decision-making.

My Mission

A Strong Advocate for the Del Mar Community Plan

I support local policies and programs that help to sustain and protect our distinctive natural character and quality of life, including our scenic views; beaches and lagoons; native landscaping; and urban forest. I will also be a strong advocate for Del Mar in the San Diego region, to advance regional projects that reflect our values and best interests.

A Voice of Reason

I support smart, sustainable growth--including the revitalization of Del Mar’s commercial corridor--while maintaining our unique village character. I will Implement sound budget decisions and exercise prudent financial management on all Del Mar projects, both short and long term.

A Team Player

I value Del Mar’s diversity of perspectives on issues and will work collaboratively with residents, business owners, volunteer committee members and fellow council members, to reach a consensus on the broad range of projects which face our city.

Shut Down Short-Term Rental Businesses

Too many Short-Term Rental Businesses are upsetting our residential neighborhoods. Attempts to regulate them often fail.

Vote For Prop Q, The Sales Tax For City Improvements

Our public funds should be spent on our top priorities and benefit the whole community.

More Timely and Effective Community Policing

I support solutions that provide faster and more effective police response times and that control the cost of law enforcement.

Provide Safe Access To The Beach And Bluffs

I will continue to work with regional partners to provide safe solutions.

Prop R Is Well-Intentioned, But Flawed

We already have fail safe processes to deter inappropriate development projects in our commercial zones. We can’t risk losing local control over how large projects are developed in our city.


Please vote on November 8th, 2016
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Ellen Haviland for City Council 2016
1155 Camino Del Mar #507
Del Mar, CA 92014
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1155 Camino Del Mar #507
Del Mar, CA 92014