La Jolla planning group overhauls its appeal procedure

La Jolla Community Planning Association trustees are moving to overhaul policies governing filing appeals on development projects, voting to do so automatically when a city or state governmental body approves a project the group has rejected by a two-thirds or more majority vote. The group voted 8-6-1 for the change.

To ensure the planning group is represented when the hearings at the city level, the board voted 14-0-1 to direct that president, should members be unable to attend any hearings, to designate an alternate who sided with the majority on the project/issue, to attend the hearing.