Candidates list goals for La Jolla merchant group

Below are the statements submitted by many of the candidates running for the board of the new La Jolla Village Merchants Association.

Mike McLaughlin, the consultant hired to help organize a group to replace Promote La Jolla, noted in an e-mail that “submitting a statement was optional.

Statements are limited to 250 words and are reproduced exactly as submitted.”

He also said candidates and business owners and merchants within the boundaries of the 30-block La Jolla Business Improvement District are invited to a coffee at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Aquamoreé, 1250 Prospect St.

Ballots will go out next week and must be returned by 5 p.m. Feb. 17. They will

be publicly verified, opened, and counted at 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at the La Jolla Recreation Center.

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

Reneé Allison

, Spencer Company Interiors, 1010 Torrey Pines Road

— No Written Statement Submitted

Biljana G. Beran

, Galeria Jan, 1250 Prospect St. B21 — No Written Statement Submitted

Claudette Berwin

, BRK, GRI, Gallery Properties, 7861 Herschel Ave. — I would be honored to serve on the board of dir