City Clerk's Office

The City Clerk is elected and serves a four year term. The department has two employees, the City Clerk and the Deputy City Clerk. Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Preparation of agenda packets and minutes from bi-weekly City Council meetings
  • Administration of the City's records management system
  • Maintenance of the Municipal Code
  • Processing of legal documents (e.g. ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, permits, in lieu certificates, historic register applications, domestic partnership registrations, etc.)
  • Administration of certain tort claims

The City Clerk is also responsible for municipal elections and must ensure that filing requirements are adhered to by elected as well as appointed officials pursuant to the Political Reform Act.

Lastly, the City Clerk's Department serves as a resource center for the public, providing information about various services and/or referrals to other sources.

To contact the City Clerk, Lisette Chel-Walker, call (949) 497-0705 or email, lchel@lagunabeachcity.net

Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation
4/19/2014  Mayor’s Challenge: Let’s make it 3 in a row.

The Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a friendly competition between cities across the US to see who can be the most “waterwise.” Mayors and civic leaders nationwide challenge their residents during the month of April to conserve water, energy, and other natural resources on behalf of their city. Residents show their commitment by completing an online Water Pledge. Cities with the highest percentage of residents taking the pledge win.

Help Laguna Beach secure its third year win as the “Most Waterwise City in the Nation!” Take the free online pledge between April 1- 30 at www.mywaterpledge.com. Everyone in your household with an email address can take the pledge and can be entered into a drawing to win prizes including a Toyota Prius Plug-in. Take the pledge today!


Urban Water Diffusion Diversion Units Placed Online
4/18/2014  The Water Quality Department has placed the city's urban water diversion units back online for the summer season. The city maintains 22 urban water diversion units primarily along the coastline. These diversion units serve to redirect over irrigation and other non-stormwater, collected in the storm drain, to the sewer system. These structures function to divert pollutants such as brake dust, oil, fertilizers from landscaping, pesticides, and other debris to the sewer system. Over the course of a year, an average of about 8 tons of debris and pollutants are pulled out of the diversion structures and hauled away for disposal.

Street Slurry Seal Project Evaluation
4/18/2014  The City’s recent street slurry seal project was completed three months ago and has been evaluated by a pavement expert in response to some complaints about the quality of the work. During the course of the project the City had the pavement specialist engineering firm of LaBelle Marvin sample the slurry during and after the application. LaBelle Marvin issued its final report this week indicating that the quality of the product met the standard of the industry and the project specifications. There are some differences of color on parts of El Toro road related to variations in the slurry seal mixtures that were still within specifications. Slurry seal applications are done every seven to ten years to extend the life of the pavement. A slurry seal application does not produce as even texture and color as a pavement overlay, but cost one tenth as much while extending the pavement life many years. Most texture and color variations are evened out after a year of wear and weather.

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City Clerk
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach California
Phone: (949) 497-0302 Fax: (949) 497-0771
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