Community Groups

La Jolla Town Council (LJTC)


Purpose: Having served the residents and businesses of La Jolla for more than 65 years, LJTC is the single focal point for the Village of La Jolla. The Town Council was established to be a Forum and liaison with the City of San Diego in matters vital to the community, including land use planning, beautification, traffic, parks, beaches, and crime.


Meets: 2nd Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. at La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St.


Chair/President: Ann Kerr Bache


Contact: 7660 Fay Ave, H-274, La Jolla, CA 92037:, (858) 454-1444


Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC)


Purpose: To engage in all activities that enhance the growth and improvement of Bird Rock as a vibrant and diverse neighborhood including: administering the Bird Rock Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), maintaining roundabouts, improving cultural, charitable and community service activities, improving the quality of life and economic well-being of local residents, promoting business improvement, promoting a safe village atmosphere and honoring and preserving Bird Rock’s history.


Meets: 1st Tuesdays, 6 p.m. at local restaurants, the Masonic Lodge or Bird Rock Elementary School

President: John Newsam



La Jolla Merchants Association Business Improvement District (MAD) BID


Purpose: To represent the business interests of merchants within the commercial area of the Village of La Jolla.



Chair: Ed Witt




La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA)


Purpose: To bring business to La Jolla Village. Through promotional campaigns, public advocacy, community building and merchant development, LJVMA represents the interests of over 1300 businesses in a 30-block area of the Village of La Jolla.


         Meets: 2nd Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 at La Jolla Riford Library or virtually when necessary.

Executive Director: Jodi Rudick


Contact:,; 858-230-2725

La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA)


Purpose: The community advisory group is charged with making recommendations to the City Council, Planning Commission, city staff and other governmental agencies on land use matters, specifically concerning the preparation of, adoption of, implementation of, or amendment to, the city’s General Plan or a land use plan when it relates to the La Jolla Community Plan boundaries. The LJCPA also advises on other land use matters as requested by the City or other governmental agency. In reviewing individual development projects, the LJCPA shall focus such review on conformance with the adopted Community Plan and/or the General Plan.


Meets: 1st Thursdays, 6 p.m. at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.

President: Diane Kane



La Jolla Planned District Ordinance Committee (PDO)


Purpose: Subcommittee of LJCPA which reviews development applications relating to the La Jolla Planned District Ordinance, ensuring standards are adhered to for colors, building materials, signs, facades, renovations, zoning and parking requirements.


Meets: 2nd Mondays, 4 p.m. at La Jolla Rec Center, Room 1, 615 Prospect St.

Development Permit Review Committee (DPR)


Purpose: Subcommittee of LJCPA which reviews all discretionary permits in La Jolla outside of the La Jolla Shores Planned District, reviewing projects for conformance to the La Jolla Community Plan, makes findings relative to the city of San Diego Land Development Code and submits its recommendations to the LJCPA.


Meets: 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays, 4 p.m. at La Jolla Rec Center, Room 1, 615 Prospect St.



La Jolla Traffic & Transportation Board (T&T)


Purpose: A joint committee with members from LJCPA, LJTC, LJSA, LJVMA and BRCC that considers all proposals affecting La Jolla’s streets including striping, stop signs, traffic calming and parking curb colors, valet service, time limits, etc. Also hears special events requiring traffic control, or that affect on-street parking.


Meets: 4th Thursdays, 4 p.m. at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.

Chair: Dave Abrams





La Jolla Parks and Beaches, Inc. (LJP&B)


Purpose: Detached from La Jolla Town Council in July 2011 to become a non-profit in order to continue to advise the city on coastal parks and beaches issues and oversee fundraising and implementation of park and shoreline beautification projects.


Meets: 4th Mondays, 4 p.m. at La Jolla Rec Center, Room 1, 615 Prospect St.

President: Claudia Baranowski





La Jolla Parks & Recreation, Inc. Board (LJPR)


Purpose: Volunteer board overseas La Jolla Rec Center and its varied programs and activities for all ages.


Meets: 4th Wednesdays, 5 p.m. at La Jolla Rec Center, Room 2, 615 Prospect St.

President: Mary Coakley Munk



La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA)


Purpose: With a more than 40-year history, its primary purpose is to address community issues as they relate to the protection and the unique characteristics of the La Jolla Shores area. It strives to represent the interests of the community to other organizations, including local and state government agencies.


Meets: 2nd Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at Building T-29, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, 8840 Biological Grade



La Jolla Shores Planned District Advisory Board (LJSPDAB)


Purpose: Reviews all permit application referred to it and submits its recommendations or comments in writing within 30 days to the city’s planning director. This committee also recommends to the San Diego Planning Commission any changes to regulations, provided such changes are necessary for proper execution of the adopted community plan. The planning director or his designated representative serves as board secretary (as an ex-officio member) and maintain records of all official actions of the board, and shall not be entitled to vote.


Meets: Third Tuesdays, 9 a.m. at La Jolla Rec Center, Room 2, 615 Prospect St.

Its members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC)


Purpose: Subcommittee of LJCPA, which reviews projects within the La Jolla Shores Planned District, forwarding recommendations to the LJCPA for ratification or denial before being sent to the city for final approval.


Meets: 4th Tuesdays, 4 p.m. at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.

La Jolla Shores Business Association Improvement District (LJSMA) BID


Purpose: To represent the business interests of merchants along Avenida De La Playa commercial strip.


Meets: 1st Mondays, except December and January, 4 p.m. at Papalulu’s Restaurant, 2168 Avenida De La Playa.

Chair: David Teafatiller



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