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Beach, parks panel on own

La Jolla Town Council trustees voted last week to “relinquish” control of their Parks and Beaches Subcommittee to afford it the opportunity to become an independent nonprofit so it can continue to make recommendations to the city on park issues.

Under a new city policy, groups making recommendations on parks cannot charge dues, so to continue performing that function, the Council’s Parks & Beaches Committee must separate itself from the dues-paying council and join with another parks group or become independent and nonprofit themselves.

Trustees also approved a map delineating the boundaries of three advisory groups — La Jolla Shores Association, Town Council and La Jolla Park & Recreation Inc. (Rec Council) — which oversee local parks.