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

Field Maintenance and Park Closures –
12/12/2014  Annual maintenance and turf renovations at Riddle Field began on Monday, December 8. The field will remain closed through February 1, 2015. Maintenance at Bluebird Park will begin on Monday, December 22. The grass area will be closed for two weeks and will re-open on January 5, 2015. If you have any questions, please call Alexis Braun, Recreation Supervisor, at (949) 497-0762.

City Hall Closed on Friday after Christmas and New Year’s
12/12/2014  - This year the Christmas and New Year’s holidays fall on Thursday, December 25, and Thursday, January 1. City Hall will be closed on the holidays and the following days on Friday, December 26, and Friday, January 2. Essential public safety services will still be operating.

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