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Commission approves council’s Village Entrance plan—with caveats

By BARBARA DIAMOND

If the City Council expects the Planning Commission simply to rubber-stamp the Village Entrance project and budget approved by the council on Dec 5, it will be disappointed.

The commission approved on Wednesday, as recommended by city staff, a conditional use permit, design review and coastal development permit, without which the project could not move forward. 

“We had a mandate from the council to move the project along,” said Commissioner Anne Johnson. “We were mindful that if the project didn’t get started next September, it would have to be put off for a year.”

Subcommittee created

However, the Commission expressed concerns about several aspects of the proposal and voted to create a sub-committee to work with staff and the project design team to ensure that commission recommendations do not get lost in the translation. 

“This is a big project and the planning commission should feel good about what we recommend,” said Commissioner Sue Kempf.

Commission Chair Susan McLintock Whitin and Commissioner Roger McErlane were appointed to the sub-committee. 

Whitin is on record as critical of the look and feel of the proposal, which she said connects to neither a Laguna Canyon nor a Civic Arts District identity. 

“It doesn’t feel rustic to me and it doesn’t feel artistic,” said Whitin. 

Commissioner Ken Sadler weighed in on the use of corrugated metal as a design element, a nod to the old metal buildings previously on the site and ready to fall down, he said.

“Rusty and rustic are not the same thing,” said Kempf. 

Both commissioners were referring to rusted corrugated panels proposed as facing for a retaining wall. 

Proposed lighting also found no favor with Sadler. 

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Close-up of Digester building within the proposed Village Entrance project

Plans call for 60 poles to meet legal requirements. Project Manager Wade Brown informed the commission that the proposed lighting is the minimum required for safety. He said putting in bollards, as had been suggested, would make the park look like an airport runway and would adversely affect the budget. 

Public Works Director Shohreh Dupuis said three times as many bollards would be needed to cast the same light as the poles and be more costly. 

The proposed tree palette of only sycamores and oaks was also a sore subject. All the commission members, landscape architect Ann Christoph and tree activist Ruben Flores encouraged diversifying the proposal.

“One side of the street is evergreen,” said McErlane, referring to the Festival of Arts landscape, “the ‘parking lot’ is deciduous. Add some evergreens.”

Few people supported the use of a chain link fence along the channelized Laguna Canyon Creek.

“There should be some other option to hide it a little better,” said Sattler.

Options for the old sewer digester building also were discussed, ranging from refurbishing only the exterior paint to finally cleaning out the interior and installing restrooms inside.

“The ($8.4m) project budget does not support any renovation beyond patching and painting,” said Wade. 

He suggested that the Planning Commission may recommend that the council consider a future capital improvement project be developed and put into the city’s 10-year plan. 

Former Planning Commissioner Barbara Metzger was appalled that complete restoration of the building would be put off to an uncertain future date as suggested by Wade.

Some consternation was expressed that the item on agenda did not identify the project as the Village Entrance, describing it only public and private parking areas to be enhanced by landscaping, new paths, center median improvements; changes in the ingress and egress to the site, circulation and parking locations; new ancillary structures and a new bridge.


City Manager’s Update

City Council to review proposed revisions to the Historic Preservation Ordinance - The Laguna Beach City Council will receive an introduction to the “Draft” Historic Preservation Ordinance on Sat, Dec 16, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 505 Forest Ave. Staff will provide a presentation regarding the Ordinance and will be present to answer questions from the City Council. Public comment will be held at the end of the meeting. 

Laguna Beach Firefighters Still On The Thomas Fire - We still have two engines assigned to the Thomas Fire in Ventura/Santa Barbara Counties. They are currently doing structure defense on the east side of the City of Carpentaria. We anticipate that we will have personnel committed past Christmas unless there is a significant change in weather conditions.

Field Maintenance and Closures - Riddle Field is currently closed until Jan 29 and Alta Laguna Field will close from Dec 18 – Jan 8, for annual maintenance and turf renovations. Questions, please call Alexis Braun, Senior Recreation Supervisor at (949) 497-0762.

Cross Country Championships - Laguna Beach athletes, led by Coach Fred Pichay, competed at the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (SCMAF) Cross Country Championships this past Sunday at Legg Lake in Whitter Narrows Park. All the athletes medaled in their age group. Questions, please call Alexis Braun, Senior Recreation Supervisor at (949) 497-0762.

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(L-R) Megan Keary, Cooper Buckhorn, Maesen Silva, Luke Anderton, Kate Salinas, Christopher Drews, Coach Fred Pichay

Laguna Beach High School and Community Tennis Courts - The tennis courts are currently closed for routine resurfacing and will re-open on Friday, Dec 22, 2017. Questions, please call Alexis Braun, Senior Recreation Supervisor at (949) 497-0762.

SCE Pole Replacement by Helicopter - Southern California Edison (SCE) will be using a helicopter to replace a pole in the open space between Top of the World and Arch Beach Heights; shown as the yellow circle on the attached map.  

The work is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Dec 20.  The pole is located within the County Park and SCE has obtained permission from the County for the work. SCE will be doing preparatory work in the area on Dec 19.

Holiday Trash Collection and Tree Recycling - For the weeks of Dec 25 and Jan 1, residential and commercial trash collection will be delayed by one day. Waste Management will collect and recycle holiday trees on the regular collection days at no charge starting on Tues, Dec 26, through Tuesday, Jan 16.  Please visit the city’s website www.lagunabeachcity.net/recycling for more information. 

Community and Susi Q Center Closed - The Community & Susi Q Center will be closed Sat, Dec 23 through Sun, Jan 7 for annual building maintenance. No classes or programs will be held during this time.  

However, Community Services staff will be available December 26-28 and January 2-4, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Dec 29 and Jan 6, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center to assist with class registrations, wedding permits, professional photo permits, etc.

Spark of Love Toy Drive - The Laguna Beach Fire Department is proud to again participate in the annual “Spark of Love” toy drive. This event is currently under way and goes through Sunday, Dec 24.  All four of the City’s fire stations will be accepting new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for disadvantaged children in our County.  The City’s fire stations are located at 501 Forest Ave, 285 Agate Street, 2900 Alta Laguna Blvd., and 31646 Second Ave.  For questions, please contact Fire Administration at (949) 497-0700.


Council agrees that taskforce is necessary to address complex Historic Preservation Ordinance issues

By LYNETTE BRASFIELD

In Barbara Diamond’s absence, given her well-deserved vacation, I attended the Saturday morning City Council workshop during which staff briefed council members on the new Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance. 

The Draft Ordinance was formulated and recommended after approximately 22 public and Planning Commission/Heritage Committee meetings as well as months of research on the question of which structures should be regarded as historical.

For those in the room who fully understood the complex interactions between and among 1997 CEQA rules, the 1981 HRE, the 1989 HPO, and the HRC update, Secretary of the Interior criteria, California Historic Resource Status Codes, the Mills Act, and our Design Review Board, Heritage Committee, Planning Commission, and current Historic Inventory ratings (C, K and E) in determining what structures are of historic importance, I’m sure it was a very enlightening three hours.

And the work that the city staff had put into the presentation was impressive – it’s an incredibly complex issue with many components, legal and otherwise.

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Legion Hall’s historicity is not in doubt – but it’s not usually that easy…

Unfortunately, despite the staff’s fine efforts, I’m still confused (I’m no Barbara, of course). However, I gather that I’m not alone in my confusion: many fellow Lagunans are also unclear on the basics of what is being proposed…and remained unclear after the workshop.

Confusion and misinformation abounds

Essentially, most residents want to know the basics: a) whether their house is on the Historic Inventory or not; b) if it is, why, and what that listing might cost them financially, should they wish to remodel (and on the other hand, what benefits this status might bring); c) whether it is it possible to remove their home from the listing (very important); d) what changes are currently being proposed, why, and how the changes might affect them both negatively and positively and e) how Laguna’s character might change were there no such ordinance.

And they don’t want uncertainty about the status of their homes now or, importantly, in the future, as structures as well as Lagunans themselves all grow older and become more…historical.

Council member Bob Whalen summarized the questions that the City Council still needed to have definitively and simply answered as follows: “What policies are now in place? What changes are recommended? And what are we required to do legally?”

By the end of the workshop, the City Council, faced by the complexity of the issues, came to a unanimous decision: to appoint a taskforce to review the matter and make recommendations.

Key issue: Voluntary vs mandatory inclusion on list

A key issue, raised by many residents during the public comment period, was whether being included on the Historic Inventory should be voluntary or mandatory. 

“Today, being a historic resource is not voluntary [if you were placed on the 1981 inventory],” Community Development Director Pfost explained in a follow-up email. 

In other words, your property will still be historical – but with new staff recommendations, the implications of that status may change.

At the workshop, Pfost noted that staff is recommending an appeals process, which has not been in place up to now.

Mayor Kelly Boyd noted that inclusion was determined in 1981 based largely on street views, not a full evaluation of each property, and made by residents who did not necessarily have the professional qualifications needed to make those decisions.

Questions about the list being mandatory or voluntary included: If mandatory, should the city be required to assist owners with the extreme financial burdens often encountered in trying to conform roofs, say, and windows, to their historical forms, one resident asked?

If voluntary, would property owners inevitably make changes that would alter the character of Laguna and potential damage property values? Would the Design Review Board be sufficient to safeguard Laguna’s visual character?

Property rights and values a concern

Residents expressed a variety of concerns, including property rights and property values. ”Why have others the right to decide what to do with my property?” one resident asked. “Who will have authority to make these decisions?”

Becky Jones recommended that a citywide inventory be done to identify which structures are historical and which aren’t. Barbara Metzger noted that residents should be made fully aware of the promises they need to make in order to get the incentives for listing their properties on the Historic Register.

Others warned that changing the Register to be a voluntary listing would endanger the ability of the City to protect Laguna’s neighborhood character.

Bob Chapman, realtor and former Planning Commission member, made his point succinctly, “[Let’s start with] the visual outcome we want to have, set up Historic Preservation Guidelines. We don’t have that now.”

Certainty and transparency is needed: that seemed to be the consensus. 

What seemed clear also is this: staff is recommending an appeals process; the appointment of a historic preservation planner; the development of a Historical Style Guide; and that C properties be reevaluated as 6Ls based on CEQA criteria.

I think. But don’t quote me.

All agree on setting up a taskforce

At the end of the public comment session, Steve Dicterow suggested a taskforce be set up. “I think we are actually at the beginning of this process,” he said. “Maybe we made a mistake, went about this the wrong way around. We need to fully understand the laws, get a clarification of state mandates and what discretion we do and don’t have.

“I will not vote on this ordinance until I have a better understanding. We need give-and-take on this. It’s working well for the View Restoration taskforce right now.”

Mayor Pro Tem Rob Zur Schmiede agreed that a taskforce would be the best way to go. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there,” he noted. “Today the issue has been made a lot clearer, thanks to staff working nonstop.”

Toni Iseman mentioned that many people aren’t aware of the benefits of being listed on the Historic Inventory. “But we have to fix things, take a look at all the details so we can address the issues.”

Iseman agreed that putting together a taskforce would be the best way to proceed, as did Bob Whalen. 

“This was a good discussion, it’s a complex and confusing issue,” Whalen said. “We need simplification, clarity. Let’s set up a taskforce, yes, with an [appropriate] time limit and [give it clearly] articulated guidelines.”

Mayor Kelly Boyd wrapped up the meeting. “Let’s get setting up a taskforce with guidelines onto the agenda for our second meeting in January. I’m a real property rights guy, so I’ll be watching carefully. What a headache, and thanks to the staff and Planning Commission and others for all their hard work on this.” 

Notes: 

CEQA = California Environmental Quality Act

C = contributive; K = key; E = exceptional architectural examples


City Manager’s Update

Congratulations to Laguna Beach Police Emergency Operations Coordinator Jordan Villwock - Jordan has been elected by his Emergency Manager peers to lead the Orange County Emergency Management Organization (OCEMO) as the Chair in 2018.  OCEMO consists of over 120 Orange County agencies including county, cities, school districts, special districts, etc.

The organization mission is “To promote, facilitate, and support the County-wide effort to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from disasters.”

Laguna Beach Police Corporal Cornelius Ashton to Receive the Prestigious and Coveted Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) 2018 Helene and Joseph Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate - Corporal Ashton was selectedfor his ongoing commitment, support and contribution in helping to eliminate hate and prejudice. 

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Corporal Cornelius Ashton

His efforts have been instrumental in promoting acceptance and in welcoming diversity within our community, and his unwavering dedication to fighting hatred and bigotry. He will be honored on March 13 at the ADL awards luncheon.

 Community and Susi Q Center Closed - The Community & Susi Q Center will be closed Sat, Dec 23, through Sun, Jan 7, for annual building maintenance. No classes or programs will be held during this time.  However, Community Services staff will be available Dec 26-28 and January 2-4, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Dec 29 and Jan 6, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center to assist with class registrations, wedding permits, professional photo permits, etc.

Transit Holiday Schedule – Late Service on New Years’ Eve - On New Years’ Eve, no need to drive to your festivities, trolleys will be running late so we can take you! Trolleys will be following a modified schedule below for the Christmas and New Years’ Holiday shown below.   

Sunday, Dec 24 – 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 25 and January 1 – No Service

Sunday, Dec. 31 – 11 a.m.  – 1 a.m.

For detailed schedule information please visit: www.lagunabeachcity.net/trolley

Holiday Street Sweeping Schedule - There will be no street sweeping performed on Christmas Day, Monday Dec 25, and parking restrictions will not be enforced.  On New Year’s Day, Monday Jan 1, street sweeping and parking enforcement will only occur in commercial areas. For more information, please contact Senior Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, Austin Comp at (949) 464-6637.

Heisler Park Bench Painting -Beginning this week, 37 wooden benches at Heisler Park are being sanded and repainted. The project is expected to be completed by Fri, Jan 5.  The project is being done in phases so that most of the benches will be available for the public at all times.  For more information, please contact Maintenance Supervisor, Wayne Chintala at (949) 464-6644. 

Wilson Street Closure - On Jan 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Laguna Beach Unified School District will close northbound Wilson Street between Saint Ann’s Drive and El Bosque for slope maintenance at Laguna Beach High School. Northbound traffic on Wilson Street will be detoured to Saint Ann’s Drive to Catalina and back to El Bosque. Southbound traffic on Wilson Street will not be impacted.  For questions, please contact Ryan Zajda of the Laguna Beach Unified School District at (949) 497-7700 Ext. 5213. 

City Hall Exhibitions - Selections from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection are currently on display at City Hall. Pat Sparkuhl, Curator of the Festival’s Permanent Collection, selected works illustrating the diversity of the artists and artwork from early 1900’s to present day. The exhibition will be on display through Jan 19.

Spark of Love Toy Drive - The Laguna Beach Fire Department is proud to again participate in the annual “Spark of Love” toy drive.  This event is currently under way and goes through Sunday, Dec 24. All four of the City’s fire stations will be accepting new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for disadvantaged children in our County. The City’s fire stations are located at 501 Forest Avenue, 285 Agate Street, 2900 Alta Laguna Blvd., and 31646 2nd Avenue.  For questions, please contact Fire Administration at (949) 497-0700.

Holiday Trash Collection and Tree Recycling - For the weeks of Dec 25 and Jan 1, residential and commercial trash collection will be delayed by one day. Waste Management will collect and recycle holiday trees on the regular collection days at no charge starting on Tues, Dec 26, through Tues, Jan 16.  Please visit the city’s website www.lagunabeachcity.net/recycling for more information. 

Field Maintenance and Closures - Riddle Field is currently closed until Jan 29, and Alta Laguna Field is now closed until Jan 8, for annual maintenance and turf renovations. Questions, please call Alexis Braun, Senior Recreation Supervisor at (949) 497-0762. 

Happy holidays!


City Manager’s Holiday Updates

 Community and Susi Q Center Closed - The Community & Susi Q Center will be closed until Sun, Jan 7, for annual building maintenance. No classes or programs will be held during this time.  However, Community Services staff will be available Jan 2-4, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Jan 6, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center to assist with class registrations, wedding permits, professional photo permits, etc.

Transit Holiday Schedule – Late Service on New Years’ Eve - On New Years’ Eve, no need to drive to your festivities, trolleys will be running late so we can take you! Trolleys will be following a modified schedule below for the New Years’ Holiday shown below.   

January 1 – No Service

Sunday, Dec. 31 – 11 a.m.  – 1 a.m.

For detailed schedule information please visit: www.lagunabeachcity.net/trolley

Holiday Street Sweeping Schedule - On New Year’s Day, Mon Jan 1, street sweeping and parking enforcement will only occur in commercial areas. For more information, please contact Senior Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, Austin Comp at (949) 464-6637.

Heisler Park Bench Painting -Beginning this week, 37 wooden benches at Heisler Park are being sanded and repainted. The project is expected to be completed by Fri, Jan 5.  The project is being done in phases so that most of the benches will be available for the public at all times.  For more information, please contact Maintenance Supervisor, Wayne Chintala at (949) 464-6644. 

Wilson Street Closure - On Jan 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Laguna Beach Unified School District will close northbound Wilson Street between Saint Ann’s Drive and El Bosque for slope maintenance at Laguna Beach High School. Northbound traffic on Wilson Street will be detoured to Saint Ann’s Drive to Catalina and back to El Bosque. Southbound traffic on Wilson Street will not be impacted.  For questions, please contact Ryan Zajda of the Laguna Beach Unified School District at (949) 497-7700 Ext. 5213. 

Holiday Trash Collection and Tree Recycling - For the weeks of Dec 25 and Jan 1, residential and commercial trash collection will be delayed by one day. Waste Management will collect and recycle holiday trees on the regular collection days at no charge starting on Tues, Dec 26, through Tues, Jan 16.  Please visit the city’s website www.lagunabeachcity.net/recycling for more information. 

Field Maintenance and Closures - Riddle Field is currently closed until Jan 29, and Alta Laguna Field is now closed until Jan 8, for annual maintenance and turf renovations. Questions, please call Alexis Braun, Senior Recreation Supervisor at (949) 497-0762. 

Happy holidays!


City Manager’s Updates

Caltrans – Overhead Warning Sign Emergency Replacement -Beginning Mon, Jan 15, Caltrans will mobilize to remove and replace a failing overhead sign structure located on North Coast Highway, approximately 2000 feet south of the El Morro Elementary School entrance. Work will be conducted on weekdays between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Intermittent closures of the shoulder and/or outside travel lane can be expected through March 30. One northbound lane will be maintained for travel and southbound lanes will not be affected during this period. For more detailed project information, contact Oussama Issa, Caltrans Assistant Resident Engineer, at (949) 279-8821. 

Transit Holiday Schedule – Late Service on New Years’ Eve - On New Years’ Eve, no need to drive to your festivities, trolleys will be running late so we can take you! Trolleys will be following a modified schedule for the New Years’ Holiday: Sunday, Dec 31 – 11 a.m.  – 1 a.m. Monday, Jan 1 – No Service. For detailed schedule information visit: www.lagunabeachcity.net/trolley

Holiday Trash Collection and Tree Recycling - For the weeks Dec 25 & Jan 1, residential and commercial trash collection will be delayed by one day. Waste Management will collect and recycle holiday trees on the regular collection days at no charge through Tues, Jan 16.  Please visit the city’s website www.lagunabeachcity.net/recycling for more information. 

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Community and Susi Q Center

Community and Susi Q Center Closed - The Community & Susi Q Center will be closed through Sunday, Jan 7, for annual building maintenance. No classes or programs will be held during this time.  However, Community Services staff will be available Jan 2-4, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Dec 29 and Jan 6, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center to assist with class registrations, wedding permits, professional photo permits, etc.

Holiday Street Sweeping Schedule - On New Year’s Day, Monday Jan 1, street sweeping and parking enforcement will only occur in commercial areas. For more information, contact Deputy Director of Public Works, Dale Schuck at (949) 497-0735.

Field Maintenance and Closures - Riddle Field is currently closed until Jan 29, and Alta Laguna Field is now closed until Jan 8, for annual maintenance and turf renovations. Questions, please call Alexis Braun, Senior Recreation Supervisor at (949) 497-0762.


City is accepting applications for Committee, Commissions, Boards and Task Forces until Jan 22

The City Council is accepting applications for the following Committees, Commissions, Boards and Task Force: Recreation Committee; Design Review Board; Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee; Heritage Committee; Environmental Sustainability Committee; View Restoration Committee; and Affordable Housing Task Force. 

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City Hall

Applications are due to the City Clerk by Mon, Jan 22 by 5:30 p.m. Interviews and appointments will be conducted on Tues, Feb 6, at 6 p.m. 

Applications will not be accepted after the Jan 22 deadline. 

Laguna Beach residents who are interested in serving on one of these committees should obtain an application from the City Clerk’s office or on-line from the City’s website, www.lagunabeachcity.net. (Click on ‘Government’; ‘City Council’; then ‘Boards, Commissions and Committees’). 

Questions may be directed to the City Clerk’s office at (949) 497-0705.


City is accepting applications for Committee, Commissions, Boards and Task Forces until Jan 22

The City Council is accepting applications for the following Committees, Commissions, Boards and Task Force: Recreation Committee; Design Review Board; Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee; Heritage Committee; Environmental Sustainability Committee; View Restoration Committee; and Affordable Housing Task Force. 

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City Hall

Applications are due to the City Clerk by Mon, Jan 22 by 5:30 p.m. Interviews and appointments will be conducted on Tues, Feb 6, at 6 p.m. 

Applications will not be accepted after the Jan 22 deadline. 

Laguna Beach residents who are interested in serving on one of these committees should obtain an application from the City Clerk’s office or on-line from the City’s website, www.lagunabeachcity.net. (Click on ‘Government’; ‘City Council’; then ‘Boards, Commissions and Committees’). 

Questions may be directed to the City Clerk’s office at (949) 497-0705.


City Manager’s Updates

Holiday Trash Collection and Tree Recycling - For the weeks Dec 25 & Jan 1, residential and commercial trash collection will be delayed by one day. Waste Management will collect and recycle holiday trees on the regular collection days at no charge through Tues, Jan 16.  Please visit the city’s website www.lagunabeachcity.net/recycling for more information. 

Community and Susi Q Center Closed - The Community & Susi Q Center will be closed through Sunday, Jan 7, for annual building maintenance. No classes or programs will be held during this time.  However, Community Services staff will be available Jan 2-4, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Dec 29 and Jan 6, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center to assist with class registrations, wedding permits, professional photo permits, etc.

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Photo by Mary Hurlbut

Community and Susi Q Center

Field Maintenance and Closures - Riddle Field is currently closed until Jan 29, and Alta Laguna Field is now closed until Jan 8, for annual maintenance and turf renovations. Questions, please call Alexis Braun, Senior Recreation Supervisor at (949) 497-0762.

Caltrans – Overhead Warning Sign Emergency Replacement -Beginning Mon, Jan 15, Caltrans will mobilize to remove and replace a failing overhead sign structure located on North Coast Highway, approximately 2000 feet south of the El Morro Elementary School entrance. Work will be conducted on weekdays between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Intermittent closures of the shoulder and/or outside travel lane can be expected through March 30. One northbound lane will be maintained for travel and southbound lanes will not be affected during this period. For more detailed project information, contact Oussama Issa, Caltrans Assistant Resident Engineer, at (949) 279-8821.


City Council will be accepting Committee applications until Jan 22

The City Council is accepting applications for the following Committees, Commissions, Boards and Task Force: Recreation Committee; Design Review Board; Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee; Heritage Committee; Environmental Sustainability Committee; View Restoration Committee; and Affordable Housing Task Force. 

Applications are due to the City Clerk by Monday, Jan 22 by 5:30 p.m. Interviews and appointments will be conducted on Tues, Feb 6, at 6 p.m. 

Applications will not be accepted after the Jan 22 deadline. 

Laguna Beach residents who are interested in serving on one of these committees should obtain an application from the City Clerk’s office or on-line from the City’s website, www.lagunabeachcity.net. (Click on ‘Government’; ‘City Council’; then ‘Boards, Commissions and Committees’) 

Questions may be directed to the City Clerk’s office at 949-497-0705.

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