Updates from the Laguna Beach City Manager’s office

The City Manager’s office prepares a memo for Councilmembers weekly with notes covering many subjects.

Released: January 26, 2017

Leadership Laguna 2017: A Citizens’ Academy - Back by popular demand, the Laguna Beach Community Foundation and the City will be hosting a free, five-week citizen awareness program for residents to learn about city operations and how to participate in civic affairs. Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 7 – 9 p.m. beginning on March 2. Each session will cover aspects of local government, featuring presentations from department leaders. Leadership Laguna will answer your questions about City government and offer an insider look to encourage community involvement. Space is limited!!! To apply, please visit: 


Mountain Road Artist Designed Bench Competition - The Arts Commission is currently accepting request for qualifications from professional, practicing artists for an artist designed bench at the beach access at Mountain Road. Artists are invited to submit images of previous installations and their public art resume. The honorarium for this project is $25,000. The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2017. Guidelines and application is available at https://lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com/#/Login

Cultural Arts Funding - The City of Laguna Beach is currently accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations for cultural programming based in Laguna Beach. The deadline to submit an application is February 6, 2017. Applications must be submitted on-line at www.lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com

Friday Flicks - The Arts Commission will be screening the film “Candy Darling” on Friday, February 3, 2017, at 7 p.m. at [seven-degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and food available for purchase. The film is a documentary about Candy Darling a transgender pioneer, actress and Andy Warhol superstar. The film is 85 minutes and is not rated. This events is free and is funded through the generosity of Laguna Beach residents Steve Chadima and Mark Porterfield.

Dog Park Closed due to Wet Conditions - The Laguna Beach Dog Park is currently closed and is expected to remain closed through Friday, January 27 due to wet and muddy conditions. The Dog Park will be evaluated on a daily basis in order to open the park as soon as possible. Please check the City’s website, Facebook or Twitter feed for the most current information. Thank you for your patience.

2017 Ocean Lifeguard Tryouts - Tryouts will be held at Main Beach on Saturday, February 25 and March 11, 2017. The physical testing portion will be conducted at the Main Beach Lifeguard White Tower.  Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and candidates must be ready to enter the water promptly at 9:00 a.m. Exceptions or late arrivals cannot be accommodated. The City’s online application procedure must be completed and application submitted the by 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the candidate tryout date. The Physical Testing and Training Waiver must also be completed and submitted prior to entering the water.  Please carefully follow the online application instructions located on the City of Laguna Beach Employment website page at: http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/marine/lifeguards/recruiting.htm.

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