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,

Help Design the Village Entrance!
7/2/2015  The City is offering an interactive, online tool for the community to learn about the Village Entrance site and provide feedback on priorities for this important project. The interactive program will be available through mid-August and is accessible on a PC, tablet or mobile device. To participate, please visit the project website ( At the website, you'll also be able to download the Village Entrance Project Workbook, which includes eight “stops” with a map, photos, site details, and a set of questions for your consideration. Turn in your completed Workbook at City Hall or email a scanned copy to

Applications Being Accepted for The Housing and Human Services Committee
7/2/2015  The City Council is accepting applications to serve on the City’s Housing and Human Services Committee. The Committee consists of seven members who serve two-year terms. The terms of two members expire on June 30, 2015, and the two newly appointed members will begin their terms immediately. The Housing and Human Services Committee was created to provide input to the Council regarding affordable housing, as well as housing opportunities for all segments of the community. Residents of Laguna Beach who are interested in applying are required to submit an application that is available at the City Clerk’s office or on line at the City's website, The application must be filed with the City Clerk by Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. All applicants will be interviewed by the City Council at their regular meeting of July 21, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach.

7/2/2015  Southern California Edison will hold a “Decommissioning Education Fair” on July 9 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Laguna Hills Community Center located at 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653. For more information, visit

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