Mayor & City Manager to speak at “State of the City” May 12

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “State of the City” luncheon on Thursday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 Coast Highway.

The luncheon is a great opportunity to get an up-close look at city activities. Laguna Beach Mayor Steve Dicterow and City Manager John Pietig will present a state of the city address. Chamber President Larry Nokes will provide a brief overview of the Chamber’s recent highlights of the past 12 months and goals for the near future. 

This annual tradition brings out members across the community including non-profits, arts and cultural organizations, business and hospitality industry reps and other civic-minded individuals. The event is open to the public.

As host of the event, the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce promotes, represents, and supports local businesses in Laguna, and advocates on their behalf. Now in its 99th year of operation, the Chamber also serves as the business resource center for the community. On an ongoing basis, the Chamber hosts educational seminars, luncheons, and networking events for local businesses and citizens. 

Admission is $65 per person; please register through the Chamber’s website, at LagunaBeachChamber.org, “events” tab; or by contacting the Chamber at (949) 494-1018. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.


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: April 21, 2016

Kristen Berry Honored as the Dispatch Center Supervisor of the Year - Police Department Support Services Supervisor Kristen Berry was awarded “Supervisor of the Year” by the California Public Safety Dispatchers Association at their annual Awards Banquet held on Thursday, April 14 at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel.  Kristen was selected from an esteemed group of dispatch center supervisors from across Southern California.  Her accomplishments, and ability to manage the dispatch center during stressful times, led to her becoming the immediate choice of the group.  The Laguna Beach Police and Fire Chief added both of their congratulations to this well deserving public safety supervisor.   

Coast Highway Utility Connection - Southern California Gas Company is scheduled to perform gas service connection on Coast Highway from May 2 through 5, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  The utility connection work will require the closure of the southbound outside travel lane of Coast Highway from Hinkle Place to Montage Resort Drive.  One southbound lane will be maintained for travel and northbound lanes will not be affected during this period.

Paint and E-Waste Drop-off Event a Success - The City and Waste Management’s third annual waste collection event held on April 9 was a huge success. Over 900 vehicles drove through the Act V Lot and dropped off approximately 20 tons of waste. Participation from residents and businesses tripled compared to last year’s 270 vehicles and doubled the amount of waste collected.  In addition, 6 tons of paper were shredded and recycled.  The most popular items collected were approximately 13 tons of paint and over 6 tons of E-waste that included televisions, laptops, and computers.  Depending on the type of material collected, some items were processed and recycled in California while other items were sent out of State to be recycled. Thank you to all the residents and businesses that participated in this annual event.  Residents who were unable to attend the event can still recycle these items on an on-going basis. Visit the City’s website at www.lagunabeachcity.net/recycling for more information.

Reminders:

Verizon Building Underground Storage Tank Removal - On April 18, Verizon began removing an underground diesel storage tank on Beach Street at Broadway. To accommodate the removal operation, lanes have been shifted to the center of Beach Street between Broadway and Ocean Avenue with one lane in each direction still available for traffic. This traffic pattern will be in place 24-hours per day for the three week project duration.  Questions and concerns can be directed to Spencer Kissick, Project Manager with Sunwest Engineering Constructors, at (888) 588-8737 ext. 7012.

Utility Repairs on Park Avenue near Bern Drive - On April 25, Southern California Edison will begin replacing an electric vault under the sidewalk on Park Avenue adjacent to Bern Drive. Construction hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. No traffic impacts are expected, and the work is scheduled to take four weeks to complete.

Parents’ Night Out - On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Laguna Beach Community Services Department will be hosting Parents’ Night Out.  This event will give parents the opportunity to enjoy some adult time to see a movie, have a nice dinner out on the town, or catch up with friends while their children enjoy “kid time” in a safe, fun-filled environment. The cost is $20 for Laguna Beach residents and $25 for non-residents with sibling discounts available.  Registration is required for this event by visiting: https://secure.rec1.com/CA/city-of-laguna-beach/catalog/index?search=parents. If you have questions regarding Parents’ Night Out, contact Program Coordinator, Patty Quilter, at (949) 464-9535.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Replacements - The two electric car charging stations were removed from the Forest/Laguna parking lot for replacement on Monday, April 11.  The stations will be replaced and back in service by May 6.  The link provided below can be used to locate the next nearest ChargePoint station while the current stations are down for replacement.  https://na.chargepoint.com/charge_point.

Registration for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course - Please register for the upcoming CERT class. Training will begin on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Classes will then meet weekly from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., including two Saturday morning meetings. Mandatory attendance is required at all classes. To be considered for this training, you must be a resident of Laguna Beach or work within the city limits, be at least 18 years old and have no felony convictions. For questions regarding this press release contact Jordan Villwock, Emergency Operations Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 949-497-0389. Applications must be submitted through the online recreation class sign-up:

https://secure.rec1.com/CA/city-of-laguna-beach/catalog.

Heritage Month - Celebrate Heritage Month this May and enjoy the many scheduled activities and events.  Activities and tours are scheduled throughout the entire month of May.  A calendar of all the events will be posted on the City website at: 

 http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/cd/preserve/heritage_commitee.htm.


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: April 14, 2016

Leadership Laguna: A Citizens’ Academy - 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 take place on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. beginning on May 5, 2016.  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 your involvement in our community. Space is limited! To apply, please visit:

http://www.lagunabeachcf.org/leadership-laguna.html

Art That’s Small at City Hall - On Thursday, March 31, 2016 Mayor Steve Dicterow announced the winners of the current exhibition “Art That’s Small at City Hall.”   The exhibition was juried by Hedy Buzan (Artist); Kelsey Irvin (Kelsey Michaels Gallery); and Arabella Cant (Laguna Art Museum.) Winners are: 1st Alan Espinosa; 2nd Elizabeth McGhee; 3rd Bingshan Wong; City Hall Choice Stefan Cummings; Honorable Mention Becky Black, Daryle Lynn Cornelison, Stefan Cummings and Bill Denham. The exhibition runs through April 21, 2016.  This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.

Artist Designed Bike Rack - Last week, Laguna Beach artist Liz Avalon installed the City’s first artist designed bike rack, titled “Bicycle Garden.” The public art piece has been donated to the City of Laguna Beach by the Sawdust Art Festival and will be located near their entrance at 935 Laguna Canyon Road. The public is invited to a public art dedication on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception.

Sewer Project Traffic Closures - For the week of April 18; there will be periodic daytime closures at Loma Terrace and behind City hall to abandon the existing trunk sewer. There will be no closures for Third Street. 

Bluebird Park Fence and Shade Structure Project Neighborhood Meeting - The City of Laguna Beach is proposing to replace the existing fencing and install new shade structures at Bluebird Park.  The project will replace the existing chain link fence along Cress Street and Bluebird Canyon Drive with a wood and metal fence.  Three shade structures, similar to large umbrellas, are proposed for the playground area on the easterly side of the park.  To learn more about the project and to provide input, the public is invited to attend a neighborhood meeting at Bluebird Park, located at the intersection of Cress Street and Bluebird Canyon Drive, on April 22, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

Utility Repairs on Park Avenue near Bern Drive – On April 25, Southern California Edison will begin replacing an electric vault under the sidewalk on Park Avenue adjacent to Bern Drive. Construction hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. No traffic impacts are expected, and the work is scheduled to take four weeks to complete.

Open for Business - The next “Open for Business” workshop will be hosted by the City of Laguna Beach on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third Street.  Workshop participants will include Planning Commissioners, representatives from the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and City staff.  For more information contact Martina Caron at (949) 464-6629 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Replacements at Forest/Laguna Lot #11 - The two charging stations were removed for replacement on Monday, April 11, 2016, and will be replaced and put back into service by May 6, 2016.  The link provided below can be used to locate the next nearest ChargePoint station while the Lot 11 stations are down for replacement https://na.chargepoint.com/charge_point

Heritage Month - Celebrate Heritage Month this May and enjoy the many scheduled activities and events.  Activities and tours are scheduled throughout the entire month of May.  A calendar of all the events will be posted on the City website at: 

 http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/cd/preserve/heritage_commitee.htm.

Parents’ Night Out - On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Laguna Beach Community Services Department will be hosting Parents’ Night Out.  This event will give parents the opportunity to enjoy some adult time to see a movie, have a nice dinner out on the town, or catch up with friends while their children enjoy “kid time” in a safe, fun-filled environment. The cost is $20 for Laguna Beach residents and $25 for non-residents with sibling discounts available.  Registration is required for this event by visiting: https://secure.rec1.com/CA/city-of-laguna-beach/catalog/index?search=parents. If you have questions regarding Parents’ Night Out, contact Program Coordinator, Patty Quilter, at (949) 464-9535.

Reminders:

Verizon Building Underground Storage Tank Removal - On April 18, Verizon will begin removing an underground diesel storage tank on Beach Street at Broadway. To accommodate the removal operation, lanes will be shifted to the center of Beach Street between Broadway and Ocean Avenue with one lane in each direction still available for traffic. The new traffic pattern will be in place 24-hours per day for the three week project duration.  Questions and concerns can be directed to Spencer Kissick, Project Manager with Sunwest Engineering Constructors, at (888) 588-8737 ext. 7012.

Public Meeting on Proposed Change in Control and Governance of Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - The California Attorney General will conduct a public meeting concerning Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center (Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach campuses), and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian on April 20, 2016, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at Mission Viejo City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. The purpose of the meeting is to receive comments regarding the proposed change in control and governance of each facility and to consider the Health Care Impact Statement prepared by consultants engaged by the California Attorney General in connection with the California Attorney General’s review of this proposed transaction, as required by Corporations Code section 5920 et seq. Prior to the public meeting, the Health Care Impact Statement will be available on the California Attorney General’s website at:

http://www.oag.ca.gov/charities/nonprofithosp. For more information please see attachment.

Registration for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course - Please register for the upcoming CERT class. Training will begin on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Classes will then meet weekly from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., including two Saturday morning meetings. Mandatory attendance is required at all classes. To be considered for this training, you must be a resident of Laguna Beach or work within the city limits, be at least 18 years old and have no felony convictions. For questions regarding this press release contact Jordan Villwock, Emergency Operations Coordinator, jThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 949-497-0389. Applications must be submitted through the online recreation class sign-up:

https://secure.rec1.com/CA/city-of-laguna-beach/catalog.


Laguna Canyon Planning Study – on April 20th there will be a Planning commission workshop, 6 p.m.

The City of Laguna Beach and MIG consulting team will continue their efforts on the Laguna Canyon Planning Study Project with a Planning Commission Workshop on Wednesday, April 20, during the Planning Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting at 6:00 p.m. (or soon thereafter) in the Council Chambers at City Hall (505 Forest Avenue).  The focus of the planning study is to review zoning and development standards in Laguna Canyon.

The purpose of the workshop is to verify MIG’s findings and review of relevant materials, and provide an overview of the project scope and objectives.  This workshop and future meetings play an essential role for MIG to obtain direction from the Planning Commission and input from the community, and to identify the City’s priorities for the future of the Laguna Canyon area.

For more information on the Laguna Canyon Planning Study please contact:

Wendy Jung, Senior Planner at (949) 497-0321; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or visit: 

http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/cd/planning/mjrplanginitv/lgncnyplnsty.htm


City hosting “Open for Business” workshop April 21

The next “Open for Business” workshop will be hosted by the City of Laguna Beach on Thursday, April 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third Street. 

Workshop participants will include Planning Commissioners Susan Whitin and Sue Kempf, representatives from the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, Martina Caron, Senior Planner and Anthony Viera, Assistant Planner for the City of Laguna Beach. 

“Many prospective business people want to discuss their issues before they initiate formal applications with the City,” said Planning Commissioner Anne Johnson, coordinator of these workshops. “Just discussing their concerns and issues informally seems to help.” 

“These Open for Business workshops are a great way for existing business owners as well as those that are interested in opening a new business, to get answers to questions and information about doing business in Laguna Beach” said Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Director, Laura Henkels.

As a result of the workshops last year, several new businesses came to Laguna Beach, and others are planned for the future. 

For more information, please contact Martina Caron, Senior Planner at 949-464-6629 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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: April 7, 2016

Leadership Laguna: A Citizens’ Academy - 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 take place on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. beginning on May 5, 2016.  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 your involvement in our community. Space is limited! To apply, please visit:

http://www.lagunabeachcf.org/leadership-laguna.html.

Sewer Project Traffic Closures - For the week of April 11; there will be periodic daytime closures to replace sidewalk and complete other aspects of the project. Otherwise, the Third Street hill will be open.

Public Meeting on Proposed Change in Control and Governance of Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and Hoag Memorial Hospital PresbyterianThe California Attorney General will conduct a public meeting concerning Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center (Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach campuses), and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian on April 20, 2016, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at Mission Viejo City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. The purpose of the meeting is to receive comments regarding the proposed change in control and governance of each facility and to consider the Health Care Impact Statement prepared by consultants engaged by the California Attorney General in connection with the California Attorney General’s review of this proposed transaction, as required by Corporations Code section 5920 et seq. Prior to the public meeting, the Health Care Impact Statement will be available on the California Attorney General’s website at:

http://www.oag.ca.gov/charities/nonprofithosp

Registration for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course - Please register for the upcoming CERT class. Training will begin on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Classes will then meet weekly from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., including two Saturday morning meetings. Mandatory attendance is required at all classes. To be considered for this training, you must be a resident of Laguna Beach or work within the city limits, be at least 18 years old and have no felony convictions. For questions regarding this press release contact Jordan Villwock, Emergency Operations Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 949-497-0389. Applications must be submitted through the online recreation class sign-up:

https://secure.rec1.com/CA/city-of-laguna-beach/catalog.

Reminders:

Village Entrance Design Workshop #3 - Community members are invited to participate in a Design Workshop for the Village Entrance Project on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center (380 Third Street).  The public input that was received at the two previous workshops has been compiled into preliminary designs that will be discussed and refined at the workshop.   

Verizon Building Underground Storage Tank Removal - On April 18, Verizon will begin removing an underground diesel storage tank on Beach Street at Broadway. To accommodate the removal operation, lanes will be shifted to the center of Beach Street between Broadway and Ocean Avenue with one lane in each direction still available for traffic. The new traffic pattern will be in place 24-hours per day for the three week project duration.  Questions and concerns can be directed to Spencer Kissick, Project Manager with Sunwest Engineering Constructors, at (888) 588-8737 ext. 7012.


New Assistant City Manager/ Director of Public Works named

City Manager John Pietig announced the appointment of Shohreh Dupuis as the next Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works for the City of Laguna Beach.  Ms. Dupuis was selected from a talented pool of applicants.

Photo by Mary Hurlbut

Shohreh Dupuis

Shohreh Dupuis is presently the Deputy Director of Public Works in Irvine and brings with her over 25 years of experience in municipal government and public works in Orange County.  Prior to joining the City of Irvine in 2008, Ms. Dupuis held management level positions at the City of Anaheim, the consulting firm of Parsons Brinckerhoff, and the Orange County Transportation Authority.  

“Shohreh’s experience with regional transportation agencies and complex capital projects really set her apart from other candidates,” said City Manager John Pietig.  “I look forward to bringing Shohreh on board and working with her and the department to elevate the delivery of services and projects to the community.”

Ms. Dupuis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Irvine.  She is also the recipient of several awards for her dedication to team work, customer service, and outstanding performance.  

Ms. Dupuis currently lives with her spouse and daughter in Anaheim Hills and intends to move to Laguna Beach. She will start her new position on May 2nd.  “I am honored and excited to have been chosen to lead the Public Works Department of my favorite city in Orange County,” said Ms. Dupuis.  “I look forward to directing the completion of the City’s major capital projects and working closely with the community to preserve and maintain the City’s beautiful beaches, parks, and infrastructure for generations to enjoy while providing outstanding customer service to Laguna Beach.”


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: March 31, 2016

Sewer Project Traffic Closures - The Third Street Hill will be open in both directions after 5 p.m. today. The majority of work should be complete by the end of the first full week in April.  However, there will still be work on the project that will require intermittent, short-term, closures of lanes on Third Street and Loma Terrace. Traffic control personnel will be engaged through the first week of April to help with traffic flow throughout the downtown area.  For questions concerning construction, please call the project hotline at (949) 464-6686 or visit the Construction Projects section of the Water Quality Department website: www.clbwq.net.

Coast Highway Emergency Dead Tree Removals- On Wednesday April 13, Montage Resort is scheduled to remove and replace two dead eucalyptus trees on Coast Highway.  The tree removal and planting work will require the closure of the southbound outside travel lane of Coast Highway from the Montage Resort entrance to Wesley Drive, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  One southbound lane will be maintained for travel and northbound lanes will not be affected during this period.

Verizon Building Underground Storage Tank Removal - On April 18, Verizon will begin removing an underground diesel storage tank on Beach Street at Broadway. To accommodate the removal operation, lanes will be shifted to the center of Beach Street between Broadway and Ocean Avenue with one lane in each direction still available for traffic. The new traffic pattern will be in place 24-hours per day for the three week project duration.  This work will not commence until the permanent opening of Third Street. Questions and concerns can be directed to Spencer Kissick, Project Manager with Sunwest Engineering Constructors, at (888) 588-8737 ext. 7012.

The 22nd Citizen Police Academy Graduates- Seventeen students graduate this evening, March 31, 2016, from the Citizen Academy and join the ranks of almost 430 alumni members.  The next class date will be announced this summer and is expected to start sometime in September 2016.  Interested members of the public should contact PSO Ross Fallah for details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Capt. Darin Lenyi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / (949) 497-0375.

2016 Junior Lifeguards - Early Bird resident registration for the 2016 Junior Lifeguard program ends on Monday, April 4, at 5:00 p.m.  Residents and non-residents can register after 5:00 p.m. on April 4 at the regular price. Participants must pass the required swim test or participated in the 2015 program to be eligible to register. All swim testing will be held at the Laguna Beach High School and Community Pool, located at 670 Park Avenue. The following is a list of dates and times for the testing: Friday, April 1; Saturday, April 2; Friday, April 15; Saturday, April 16; Friday, May 6; Saturday, May 7; Friday, May 20; Saturday, May 21; Friday, June 10; Saturday, June 11; Friday, June 24; Saturday, June 25; Friday, July 8; and Saturday, July 9. All Friday testing will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All Saturday testing will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Additional information is available on the City of Laguna Beach website page at: http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/marine/lifeguards/jrguards.htm.

Reminders:

Spring & Summer Camp 2016 Registration Activities - Registration for spring quarter recreation activities and summer camps is under way.  The brochure was mailed citywide and is available at the Community & Susi Q Center, Community Pool and Community Services Department, as well as online. A wide variety of programs and classes are offered for all ages.  Register for activities online at www.lagunabeachcity.net (click on Recreation Classes), or by mail-in or drop-off to the Community Services Department at 515 Forest Avenue. Spring session classes begin Monday, April 4.

Laguna Canyon Road Utility Undergrounding - On April 4, Southern California Edison is scheduled to begin the process of undergrounding the overhead utilities along the northerly curve of the “big bend” on Laguna Canyon Road.  The construction work will require the outbound lane to be moved to the center lane between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, through June 15, 2016. One lane in each direction is expected to be maintained during most of this period. Depending on traffic impacts, the anticipated day work may be completed at night.  Work outside the roadway is targeted to begin in September, with the poles and wires being removed in mid-2017.

Free Paint and E-Waste Drop-off Event - Laguna Beach residents and businesses are invited to participate in this free drop-off event to dispose of unwanted paint, batteries, CFL bulbs, and E-Waste in a safe and responsible way.  Free shredding service will also be available on site. The event will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the ACT V Parking  lot #16, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road.  This service is hosted by the City and Waste Management.  A detail list of acceptable E-Waste items is available from the City’s website at www.lagunabeachcity.net/recycling.  Participants are reminded to follow the California Department of Transportation regulation limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds when delivering items to the Act V Parking Lot.  An attendant will remove the items from the vehicle.  Parking will be available for the document shredding services.

Village Entrance Design Workshop #3 - Community members are invited to participate in a Design Workshop for the Village Entrance Project on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center (380 Third Street).  The public input that was received at the two previous workshops has been compiled into preliminary designs that will be discussed and refined at the workshop.


Short-Term Lodging will be discussed at April 12th City Council meeting, 6 p.m. aka vacation rentals

Laguna Beach City Council will discuss the topic of short-term lodging (also known as vacation rentals) on Tuesday, April 12 starting at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 505 Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach.

The City Council will consider the recommendations of the Planning Commission on a draft ordinance that proposes amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 25.23, Short-Term Lodging, including a prohibition on short-term-lodging in all residential zones, the addition of more commercial zones that would allow short term lodging, and inclusion of additional standard conditions and requirements for allowed short-term lodging permits. 

In addition, the City Council will consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation to grandfather existing legal short-term lodging permits and not allow home sharing, where the owner lives in the home and shares it with visitors.

City Council meetings are open to the public. They are also broadcast on the government channel, streamed on the City’s website, and archived on the City’s website for future viewing. 

To view a copy of the agenda bill for this item, please refer to the City’s website: http://www.lagunabeachcity.net It will be available by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

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