Fritz Liebhardt, however, sees a different La Jolla. For him, life in the upscale town beside the Pacific seems pretty darn good. Sure, traffic gets congested on the main roads leading into the area, but he suggests that engineering solutions are at hand. And if things are so bad, he ponders, why do so many folks keep flocking to the area?
[Larry Keller] and Liebhardt represent two sides in a debate over the future of downtown La Jolla. Tonight, that debate will unfold before the San Diego City Council, which will consider adopting key changes in a planning blueprint governing land-use decisions in the tony, palm-studded village.
That study was completed in September, 1985, and recommended that several major roads through La Jolla be widened and improved, said Keller, an attorney. The report also noted that the building densities being allowed at the time would lead to "intolerable traffic conditions" along roads leading into the community, which is nestled between Mt. Soledad and the Pacific.