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

Weekend Trolley Service
2/27/2015  Free, off-season trolley service will begin in Laguna Beach every Friday and weekends beginning on Friday, March 6, 2015. The planned route includes a loop along Coast Highway extending from the Mission Hospital parking area in South Laguna to Cajon Street in North Laguna. The hours of operation are Fridays from 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Special event trolley service will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, for the 2015 Patriots Day Parade. Residents are encouraged to take the free trolley rather than park downtown.

Annual Waste Collection Event
2/27/2015  The City and Waste Management will be hosting the annual event to collect and recycle E-waste, universal waste and paint, and to offer document shredding. The event will be on-site on Saturday, March 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the ACT V lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. This service is offered as part of the franchise agreement with Waste Management. Laguna Beach residents and businesses are invited to participate in this free event and dispose of unwanted E-Waste, universal waste and paint in a safe and responsible way.

2015 Postcards from Laguna
2/27/2015  The Arts Commission is currently accepting designs for four temporary murals to display on the Verizon Building located at 295 Broadway, facing the Whole Foods parking lot. The competition is open to Orange County artists 18 years of age or older. Proposed designed should be imaginative, colorful and include the theme of postcards. The design should convey a positive reference to Laguna Beach and may include a simple message, not to exceed 25% of the surface area. Winning artists will be provided with a 7’ by 5’ stretched canvas and will be awarded $2,000.

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