Community & Government

The La Jolla Community Planning Association is the sole La Jolla organization recognized by the City of San Diego to make recommendations on land use matters on behalf of the residents, merchants, and property owners of La Jolla.

However, La Jolla has a rich heritage of other organizations that offer opportunity for like-minded individuals to pursue their particular vision of La Jolla or focus on their particular neighborhoods.

As a courtesy to the community and those organizations we offer this listing but take no responsibility for the content of their websites.

Community organizations listed below may fluctuate between active and inactive.

  • La Jolla Recreation Center
    Most community meetings are held here
  • La Jolla Town Council
    A civic organization providing La Jollans with a forum for debate, discussion, action on community concerns, and to advise local, state and federal governments of the community’s position on these issues.
  • La Jolla Village Merchants Association
    Highlighting and promoting the businesses within the historic heart of La Jolla–the Village–as well as a forum for issues important to merchants.
  • La Jolla Shores Association
    The Association’s primary purpose is community issues as they relate to the protection and enhancement of the unique characteristics of the La Jolla Shores area.
  • Bird Rock Community Council
    Its mission is to engage in all activities that enhance the growth and improvement of Bird Rock as a vibrant and diverse neighborhood.
  • La Jolla Coastal Access and Parking Board
    Monitors, manages and implements the La Jolla Coastal Access and Parking Plan.
  • La Jolla’s Parks
    La Jolla’s parks are overseen by three different organizations who review proposed special events and use permits as well as fund raise for maintenance, operation and improvements.
  • La Jolla Community Foundation
    Its mission is to encourage civic engagement and pride through local philanthropy.
  • Enhance La Jolla
    Ensure that the Village remains the jewel of San Diego and create inviting and appealing public spaces that will bring people together and improve the quality of life through management of the La Jolla Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) and private philanthropy.
  • La Jolla Historical Society
    The La Jolla Historical Society is dedicated to the discovery, collection and preservation of La Jolla’s heritage.
  • Save Our La Jolla Post Office (2012)
    Grassroots effort to stop the proposed sale of the La Jolla Post Office’s Wall Street property and relocation of the post office’s retail operations elsewhere in the Village. The effort was successful!
  • murals of la jolla
    A project of the La Jolla Community Foundation to bring juried pieces of renown artists to grace blank building walls.
  • UCSD Planning
    Everything you want to know about the physical changes to the UCSD campus.

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