City Manager’s Updates

Downtown Area Parking Sensor Installation – Through the end of May, parking meters in the downtown area and in the parking lots will intermittently be closed between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the installation of parking sensors. The parking meter/space will immediately open once the sensor is installed. 

For questions or concerns, contact Deputy Director of Public Works Paula Faust at (949) 497-0303 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Parking sensors are being installed in the downtown area

Laguna Beach Animal Shelter in Need of Blankets – The Laguna Beach Animal Shelter needs donated blankets for the animals. People interested in donating blankets (not electric blankets) for the animals can deliver them to the Animal Shelter located at 20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The City thanks the community in advance for its help. 

SCE Pole Replacements Southern California Edison (SCE) will be working in several areas in town next week. For questions or concerns regarding these projects, contact SCE’s Customer Service number at (800) 655-4555.

Coast Highway near Ruby Street – Tuesday, May 21, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., SCE will replace a utility pole located at the intersection of South Coast Hwy and Ruby Street. SCE will also be working to install spacers on the overhead wires located at South Coast Hwy between Ruby Street and Arch Street. The sidewalk and northbound lane closest to the curb at South Coast Hwy will be closed between Upland Street and Diamond Street. 

450 Glenneyre St – Wednesday, May 22, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., SCE will replace a utility pole located at 450 Glenneyre St. The sidewalk and the northbound lane closest to the curb at Glenneyre Street will be closed between Legion Street and Park Avenue. 

Glenneyre Street at Diamond Street – Thursday, May 23, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., SCE will replace a utility pole located at the intersection of Glenneyre Street and Diamond Street. Approximately 100 feet of Glenneyre Street will be closed immediately south of Diamond Street. Detour signs will be posted to route traffic to adjacent streets during the work.  

Fire Hydrant Relocation on South Coast Highway – On Monday, May 20 to Wednesday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Laguna Beach County Water District will have the #2 northbound lane of South Coast Hwy closed between Ruby’s Diner and Nyes Place for a hydrant replacement. Advanced warning and traffic control measures will be in place. 

For questions or concerns, contact the Water District at (949) 494-1041.

Junior Lifeguards – Registration for the 2019 Junior Lifeguard program is now open to Laguna Beach residents. Participants must pass the required swim test or have participated in the 2018 program to be eligible to register. The next swim tests will be held this Friday, May 17, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Laguna Beach High School and Community Pool, located at 670 Park Ave. 

Additional information about the Junior Lifeguard program is available at or call (949) 497-0788 with questions.

The Community and Susi Q Senior Center is turning 10 this year – The center hosts Community Services classes for participants of all ages, and in collaboration with Laguna Beach Seniors, Inc. provides programs and services of interest to the senior community. Join the City at the center on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., to view demonstrations of their programs for all ages, along with live music, refreshments, and opportunities to win gift certificates for Community Services classes.