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Del Mar Public Works director retires

DEL MAR — The city of Del Mar announced the retirement of David Scherer as its public works director. Scherer has managed the Public Works Department for more than 10 years.
Public Works is responsible for the city’s water and sewer utilities, streets and storm drains, parks and public rights-of-ways, city facilities and oversees all of the city’s capital improvement projects. Scherer is known for his tenacity and is largely responsible for the city’s successful procurement of the federal and state grants funding the restoration and seismic retrofit of the city’s historical North Torrey Pines Bridge under contract now in the amount of $13.6 million. He has also been instrumental in securing improvements for other vital infrastructure assets including restoration of the water reservoirs and the replacement of the city’s primary sewer pump station located near the tennis courts currently under construction.
He will be relocating to Santa Barbara to pursue other interests while enjoying his Corvette and looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild.
“What I will miss are the current and prior city councils, the city staff, and most of all, the wonderful volunteers that make this place we call Del Mar a Village, especially the current and past members of the Del Mar Garden Club, the San Dieguito Lagoon Committee and the Parks and Recreation Committee,” Scherer said.
Scherer’s last day in his office will be April 1. For further information, contact Gretchen Crowson at (858) 755-9313.