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Community leader’s view: Let’s get things done in 92037

By Darcy Ashley

In these tough economic times, the mayor must cut budgets, which will shrink city services - La Jolla will be impacted. While we must defend our local interests at City Hall, at the same time our community must become more self-reliant.

As you read this, you will understand how you can make a difference in La Jolla.

The La Jolla Town Council is the most broad-based civic organization in La Jolla. Bringing together La Jollans from all parts of the community gives the Town Council a voice powerful enough to make the city listen and act. The Town Council was instrumental in organizing opposition to a number of issues including parking meters, three-story buildings in two-story commercial areas, and the under-market sale of land by the city.

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The Town Council does more than fight issues. We also effectively organize La Jollans to take over where the city stops. Volunteers organize the Christmas Parade, fundraise to place park benches and trash cans where needed, and clear away trash and debris from public areas. All La Jollans benefit from these activities.

Standing together, La Jollans protect the quality of life, community enjoyment and even property values. Our elected representatives do listen when La Jolla has a strong and clear message plus many local patriots backing up that message. The more people we have, the stronger our voice.

Right now, I’m inviting you to join the La Jolla Town Council. Without a doubt, joining is well worth the investment. Visit our web site at

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www.lajollatowncouncil.org

or come by our office located at 7734 Herschel Ave., Ste. F between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Darcy Ashley is president of the La Jolla Town Council.