Terry Gaasterland for City Council 2018

  • TERRY GAASTERLAND
    FOR CITY COUNCIL  2018

     Del Mar Matters.  Your Voice Matters.

    TOP PRIORITIES

    Residents First - work to find viable solutions

    • Listen to all sides before deciding how to vote.
    • Listen and discuss with respect.

    Preserve our beaches, bluffs and wetlands

    • Living in Del Mar means enjoying and protecting our natural resources and our neighborhoods.
    • To address Climate Change concerns, monitor risks and plan ahead.  
    • Implement Sea Level Rise adaptation tools in advance. 
    • Respect the voter-approved 1988 Beach Protection Initiative and Del Mar's sea walls.  
    • Institute fire protection plans to ensure Del Mar and Crest Canyon are prepared.  
    • Protect Public Works, sewer lift, and firestation from river flooding. 
    • Address upslope irrigation to reduce bluff erosion. 
    • Replenish our beach sand on a regular basis. 

    Preserve our neighborhood character

    • From 941 to the Bluff Resort to the home next door: Design Review and Public Input will ensure projects meet Del Mar values.         
    • Local control on land use 
    • Follow our Community Plan.
    • Community Input - listen, learn, respond.

    Maintain our beaches through sand replenishment

     

    • Add Sea level Rise Adaptation Plan to the Community Plan first.
    • Develop a long-term beach sand plan within two years.
    • Fair zoning to protect our oceanfront and bluff-top properties.

    Partner with local businesses to create a thriving downtown

     

    • Streetscape, Parking, Businesses for residents and visitors.
    • Promote our weekly Farmers Market.
    • Institute a new Museum space highlighting Del Mar's past, present and future.

    Strategic Undergrounding, Streetscape and Shores Park

     

    • Make improvements a reality by using Measure Q funds.
    • Underground wires for fire safety,  clear views, and beautification.
    • Encourage local neighborhood plans to eliminate poles.

    Affordable housing plans that benefit neighborhoods

     

    • Implement reasonable, cost effective plans that benefit our neighborhoods.    
    • Work with the Fairgrounds to find shared solutions.

    Cost effective, enhanced public safety services

     

    • Negotiate cost effective, enhanced Sheriff services with better response times within the year.     
    • Ensure continued excellence in lifeguard services.

    Safe railroad crossings to access bluff and beach

     

    • Work vigorously to establish two or more designated sites to cross between 6th and 11th Streets.
    • Find a path to careful crossing after “Stop, Look, and Listen”. 

    A Sustainable Del Mar

     

    • Reduce impact on local environment.
    • Partner with neighboring cities for Local Energy Solutions.
    • Protect our mature trees.
    • Recycle carbon.

    Reduce Plastic

     

    • Produce less.
    • Pick up and collect plastic waste from our ocean and lagoon.
    • Educate - how much does each of us use in a month?

    Wise Water Use

     

    • Sustainable Landscaping.
    • Irrigate with Recaptured Water.
    • Reduce upslope irrigation, capture storm water flow, Prevent Bluff Erosion.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Terry Gaasterland - 15 year resident of Del Mar. Many years of service Protecting the Community Plan

     

    Finance Committee member and Chair (2008 - 2010)

    Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Chair (2015 - 2018)

    Design Review Board member (2017 - present)

    Scientist

     

    Tenured Professor, Computational Biology and Genomics, Univ. California San Diego

    Member, Institute for Genomic Medicine, UCSD

    Muir College Faculty, UCSD

    Co-Founder and Vice-Pres. (re-elected 4 terms) Intl. Society for Computational Biology 

    100+ published research articles on  genomes and genetic basis of human disease 

    Education - Training - Experience - Honors 

    Duke University, 1984 - BS, Computer Science & Russian

    University of Maryland, 1988 - MS, Computer Science, Systems

    University of Maryland, 1992 - PhD, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

    Design Engineer 1984-1988 - Texas Instruments, Process Control Systems

    Enrico Fermi Scholar, 1992-1994 - US Department of Energy

    Computer Science Faculty, 1994-1998 - University of Chicago

    Head of Lab, 1998 - 2003 - The Rockefeller University

    Presidential Award (PECASE), 2000 - US National Science Foundation

    NYC Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science & Technology, 2003

    Director, Scripps Genome Center, UCSD, 2004-2017

    Fellow, International Society for Computational Biology, 2018

    Biotechnology Entrepreneur

     Co-founded, advised, consulted biotechnology companies aimed at understanding gene systems for improved drug development and understanding risk for disease  

    TERRY GAASTERLAND FOR DEL MAR

     

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