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

Children’s Holiday Palette Exhibition
10/17/2014  The Arts Commission is currently accepting designs for the annual competition. Children ages 5 to 17 years old may submit an original design celebrating the holiday season. Up to 12 designs will be selected for display at City Hall during December. Designs must be submitted by noon on Monday, November 17, 2014.

Artist Open Studios
10/17/2014  Artist Open Studios will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants can catch a free shuttle service from the ACT V parking lot, located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, and take advantage of free parking. Over 30 artists will be opening their studios, offering hands-on experiences and insights into their creative process. This is an opportunity to see artists working in a variety of media from glass fusion to bronze welding.

Juried Fine Art Exhibition Reception
10/9/2014  The public is invited to an artist reception at City Hall, located at 505 Forest Avenue, on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. The exhibition received 128 submissions from artists throughout Orange County and Laguna College of Art + Design President, Jonathan Burke, selected 36 pieces for the exhibit. Mayor Elizabeth Pearson will announce the winners with the first place winner receiving $1,000. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from October 14 through November 26, 2014.

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