Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Has the time has come for La Jolla to become its own city?

The next meeting of Independent La Jolla promoting cityhood will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Independent La Jolla, a registered public advocacy nonprofit, a 501(c)4, formed with more than 100 people signed up to promote cityhood. The group is in the process of forming a governing board. The community has three primary choices regarding how to attempt to incorporate:

- Go to Sacramento and try to change the law governing requirements placed on a seceding city, which include paying the city alimony outright in advance to leave.
- Get it on a ballot requiring a simple majority (50 percent plus one) of the residents within the new city's boundaries as well as the rest of the city of San Diego for passage.
- File a lawsuit challenging state law.

For more information, visit http://www.independentlajolla.org/

SOURCE: La Jolla Light

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