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City Manager’s Updates

City Council Appointed Committees – The City Council is accepting applications for the following Committees, Commissions, and Boards: Four (4) positions on the Arts Commission; Five (5) positions on the Emergency Disaster Preparedness Committee; Six (6) positions on the Housing and Human Services Committee; Two (2) positions on the Planning Commission; and four (4) positions on the Personnel Board. All terms will be two-years beginning July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021. 

Interviews and appointments will be conducted on Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach.

Laguna Beach residents who are interested in serving on one of these committees should obtain an application from the City Clerk’s office or online at and file in the City Clerk’s office no later than Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m.  Applications will not be accepted after the April 25, 5 p.m. deadline.

Biennial Police Awards Banquet – On Thursday April 11, the Laguna Beach Exchange Club is hosting the biennial Police Awards Luncheon at [seven-degrees] from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend this special event which honors police department employees for acts of heroism, valor, and meritorious service during the years 2017 and 2018. 

Tickets for the event can be purchased though Ashley Krotine at (949) 497-0386 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or through Sande St. John at (949) 633-9429 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cost for this event is $75 per person. Join the City to applaud our local Police Department employees for their dedicated service to our community. 

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The Biennial Police Awards Luncheon will be held on April 11 

City to Host “Open for Construction” Workshop – The City of Laguna Beach and the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the next “Open for Construction” workshop on Friday, April 5, from 1 - 3 p.m. at the City Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend the workshop and learn how to protect a building from earthquakes through retrofitting. Older residential homes that are not securely connected to their foundation and multi-story wood buildings with a soft or weak first story (typically a ground-level garage or storefront with residential units on the floors above) are particularly susceptible to damage from earthquake forces. 

The City will discuss potential retrofit schemes and product solutions to help you get started on improving your building’s earthquake performance. Architects, designers, contractors, real estate professionals, residents, property and business owners are invited to attend. 

Visit and click on the Events tab to locate and register for the event or contact Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold, Executive Director of Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, at (949) 494-1018 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Catalina Street Roundabout Improvements – On Monday, April 8, work to improve the roundabout on Catalina Street at the intersection with El Camino Del Mar and Los Robles will begin. The intersection will remain open during working hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and motorists are encouraged to use caution while navigating through the construction zone. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of May. 

For additional information, contact Tom Sandefur, P.E., Associate Civil Engineer, at (949) 497-0792 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCE Pole Maintenance Work at Cuprien Way – On Thursday, April 11, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Southern California Edison (SCE) will be conducting maintenance work on utility poles in the area by Laguna Beach High School. During the work, Cuprien Way will be closed from Fen Way to Bolsa Way, and Fen Way will be closed from St. Ann’s Drive to Cuprien Way. SCE has distributed notices to the affected neighbors and this work has been coordinated to occur with the High School spring break. 

For questions or concerns, contact SCE’s Customer Service number at (800) 655-4555.

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SCE will conduct maintenance work on utility polies on April 11

Friday Flicks at the Forum – The concluding Friday Flick, CODA: Ryuichi Sakamoto, will be screened tonight, Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The film’s run time is 102 min and it is unrated. This series has been unded through the generosity of Laguna Beach residents Steve Chadima and Mark Porterfield.

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