What is The Cardiff-by-the-Sea Town Council?
It is a volunteer organization that is open to all Cardiff citizens and persons either working within or interested in the Cardiff community.  Created in 1977, it serves as the voice and “watchdog” of the people of this community.  It is governed by an unpaid, six member Board of Directors.

Why is a Cardiff Town Council Needed?
For representation.  Since incorporation into the City of Encinitas in 1986, Cardiff has had to fight to keep its identity, post office, freeway signs, and even location in the Rand-McNally maps.  Just as LaJolla and other communities are actually within the City of San Diego , we believe that Cardiff-by-the-Sea should also retain its identity.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea has unique geographic, environmental and economic characteristics.  A strong Town Council is necessary to fight for our community needs and rights, to protect community character and quality of life, promote community enhancement, stimulate community pride, and encourage community leadership and participation.

How Does The Cardiff Town Council Accomplish Its Goals?
As a voice before the City and press, it expresses through strong leadership a “can do” attitude of political aggressiveness by using careful research and by rallying community support into real “people power.”

When Does the Town Council Meet?
Most of our transactions are accomplished via e-mail.  Town Hall meetings are held periodically when a situation arises or the Board of Directors deems it necessary.  All meetings are open to the public.

How Much Does It Cost for Membership, and Why Should I Join?
A family membership is $15 per year, renewable each October 1st.

Contributions help support printing of the newsletters and special notices, as well as helping to defray various costs associated with the many projects in which we are involved.

You will become more informed and you will have the ability to help preserve our community’s character, promoting Cardiff ’s needs to the city and other agencies, and help to plan Cardiff ’s future while gaining invaluable political, technical and social experiences.  You will have an opportunity to work with outstanding citizens and community leaders who care about Cardiff .  This is your opportunity to have your voice heard and become actively involved in many projects.