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City Manager’s Updates

Downtown Specific Plan Update – Review Portions of Section V: Land Use Districts – The City of Laguna Beach will continue its efforts on the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) Update on Wednesday, Aug 1 during the Planning Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

The Planning Commission will review and discuss MIG’s recommended draft amendments to Section V: Land Use Districts of the existing DSP document. Topics covered include: property development standards and special planning and design criteria. A copy of the draft amendments is available to view on the City’s website at www.lagunabeachcity.net. For more information on the Downtown Specific Plan Update project, contact Wendy Jung, Senior Planner, at (949) 497-0321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Special Olympics Tip-a-Cop Event – The Laguna Beach Police Department has again partnered with the Special Olympics and Ruby’s Diner at 30622 S Coast Hwy for the third annual Special Olympics Tip-A-Cop event on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please stop by and meet some of the amazing Special Olympics Athletes and to see some unique cars that will be on display.

“Keepin’ It Clean Laguna” – The City of Laguna Beach is launching an education and outreach effort to remind visitors to use trashcans throughout the City. Additional trashcans and signage have been placed at frequently visited beach accesses and sites along Coast Highway. A social media effort is also being rolled out to remind visitors to use our trashcans and keep our town clean. Contract services have been added to empty the trash receptacles in frequently visited areas twice a day during the rest of this summer.

Command College Graduation – On Friday, July 27, Lieutenant Joe Torres graduates from Law Enforcement Command College, which is a 14-month program designed to prepare law enforcement leaders of today for the challenges of the future. The primary goal of the Command College is to provide an enhanced leadership course with a futures perspective to prepare the law enforcement leaders of today to lead into the future. Congratulations Lieutenant Torres!

Alta Laguna Field Maintenance and Closure – Alta Laguna Field will be closed for annual maintenance and turf renovations from July 30 through August 24. Please call Alexis Braun, Senior Recreation Supervisor at (949) 497-0762 with questions.

Calls for Artists – The Arts Commission is currently accepting submissions for the following art opportunities: Art-Inspired Writing Contest, 2018 Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Council Chamber Banner Competition, 2018 Holiday Palette Competition and Children’s Palette Exhibition. These programs are funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. 

For more information visit the Cultural Arts page at www.lagunabeachcity.netor contact Michael McGregor, Arts Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Arts Marketing Workshop – Save the Date – On Friday, Oct 5, the Arts Commission in partnership with National Arts Marketing Project will be holding a free arts marketing workshop for artists. RSVP to Mike McGregor, Arts Program Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.

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