Opinion: Working together the best way to improve La Jolla

Joe LaCava


La Jolla Community Planning Association

Let me open with an invitation to become a member of the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA); there are no dues, just attend at least one meeting per year. The more members we have the more diverse our viewpoints and the more likely that the LJCPA’s deliberations will reflect our community. Our Feb. 3 meeting is your last opportunity to become a member or renew in time for our annual election in March. Do become a member and remember to vote on March 6.

A couple of other thoughts:

• While the city thinks about the 100th anniversary of Balboa Park in 2015, La Jolla should be thinking about a 100th anniversary of out own — the La Jolla Recreation Center. Kudos to La Jolla Park and Recreation Inc. for its work towards that milestone, but they cannot do it alone. They need our support to deliver the long over due renovation of the building and grounds. Will you step up to help them?

• We appreciate the hard work by the merchants to form a new entity (La Jolla Village Merchants Association) to manage their business improvement district. The LJCPA looks forward to working with the new group to return the village to a thriving shopping and dining experience.

From a communitywide perspective La Jolla is best served when we have high-functioning community organizations serving their respective stakeholders and working together in areas of mutual interest. Much like a stool needs three solid legs, so too La Jolla needs the business district, the La Jolla Town Council and the La Jolla Community Planning Association to preserve and enhance our high quality of life.

Let us resolve for 2011 to be the year that these three community organizations are up and operating at their full potential. So too, let us continue working together to truly make this a Happy New Year for La Jolla.



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