Your Government Representatives

While the Pacific Beach Town Council Board of Directors are indeed elected to serve the community of Pacific Beach, the chain of responsibilities, jurisdictions, and abilities extent past our 14 directors. Many issues, such as street repairs, trash pick-ups, or perhaps even beach safety, go far beyond the capabilities of what our community organization can realistically accomplish. Depending on your concerns, we encourage you to reach out to your government representatives who oversee our community.

Here is an informational list to help you get to know some of your other city, county, and state officials:

San Diego City District 1 Councilmember, Joe LaCava

A San Diego native and civil engineer by trade, Joe LaCava has lived in the Bird Rock neighborhood of La Jolla since 1985 with his wife Lorene, a recently retired kindergarten teacher, where they raised their two daughters. Joe has been a dedicated community advocate for nearly two decades, sitting on nearly 30 civic boards, planning groups and commissions. His multi-faceted career and outstanding public service to the neighborhoods of District 1 prepared him to be City Councilmember. Even before the redistricting went into effect, members from Joe’s staff were in touch with PBTC members and attending our monthly General Meetings. Look for Carrie Shah, Councilmember LaCava’s representative to PB at our monthly General Meetings.

Learn more about Joe and his office here!

San Diego County District 3 Supervisor, Terra Lawson-Remer

A San Diego native, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer has been serving on the County Board of Supervisors since 2021. Terra is an economist, attorney, and public policy expert who has dedicated her life to working for social, environmental and economic justice. She is eager to engage with Pacific Beach residents and already held a community meet-and-greet at the Rec Center in November of last year. County District 3 comprises the entire coastline and a lot of the heart of the county of San Diego. Lawson-Remer noted that, “For the first time in the history of San Diego County, we have an ‘environmental district’ that can really think every day of how to protect our beaches, oceans and open spaces because we can speak with a united voice … about the issues and priorities we all share.”

You can learn more about Terra and her office here!

California State Assemblymember of the 38th District, Tasha Boerner

Tasha Boerner was first elected to the California State Assembly in November of 2018 and re-elected for her third term in November of 2022. Before serving in the State Assembly, Tasha served as a local City Councilmember, businesswoman, and former PTA leader. A third-generation San Diego County resident, she served as a member of the city’s Planning Commission prior to her election to the Encinitas City Council in 2016. She represents the 77th District, which now encompasses Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and the coastal communities of La Jolla south to Coronado. Although not yet serving as our State Assemblymember, in September Tasha attended the PBTC’s “Police and Emergency Responders Appreciation Night and community BBQ. She was eager to meet her prospective constituents and thank our amazing first responders in person.

You can learn more about Tasha and her office here!