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,

Miocean Foundation Contribution
1/23/2015  The Gaviota Drive Urban Water Diversion Unit has been successfully installed. The City has received a check for $50,000 from the Miocean Foundation toward the installation of the project. We thank Miocean Foundation for their contribution and applaud them for their support of projects that can make an immediate difference to Ocean water quality in Laguna Beach. In most years the City’s diversion systems prevent more than 8 tons of pollutants from reaching the ocean.

Community Emergency Response Team
1/23/2015  There are still seats available for the class starting Wednesday, March 25. Classes will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The CERT program consists of 25 hours of classroom and hands-on training. It concludes with an exercise drill to apply the skills and knowledge obtained during the classroom sessions. Training topics include Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, plus many more.

2015 Seasonal Rookie and Ocean Lifeguard Tryouts
1/23/2015  Tryouts will be held at Main Beach on Saturday, February 28, 2015 and Saturday, March 14, 2015. Attendance at one test session is required. Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Main Beach Lifeguard White Tower. Candidates must be ready to enter the water promptly at 9:00 a.m. Exceptions or late arrivals cannot be accommodated. The City’s online application procedure must be completed and application submitted prior to the filing deadline of Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

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