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,

Old Top of The World Park Turf Removal
4/17/2015  In response to the need to reduce potable water usage, the City has turned off the water to the Old Top of The World Park turf. The grass will eventually die for lack of water. Design for renovation of that park will begin soon, and will focus on a low or not water usage design. The park renovation is expected to occur during the summer of 2016

Ocean Avenue and Beach Street Public Art Project
4/17/2015  Artist Kyungmi Shin will commence work on the installation of “Road Blossoms Laguna Beach” on Friday, April 17, 2015. The installation area, on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Beach Street, will be cordoned off during construction. The installation is expected to take three weeks to complete. The tree located in the planter will remain. A dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. This project is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach Art-in-Lieu Fund.

Fencing Completed at End of Alta Laguna Blvd.
4/17/2015  A two rail fence at the northerly end of Alta Laguna Blvd. was completed this week. The fence is a two rail wood fence that matched the existing fencing around the Alta Laguna Park parking area and that is intended to discourage people from going into the open space area at night. The fence has a gate that will be locked each evening and opened each morning.

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