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,

City Hosting SCE San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Decommissioning Education
9/18/2015  The City is hosting an education fair organized and staffed by Southern California Edison to provide interested citizens with an opportunity to ask Edison representatives questions about the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The event is scheduled for October 8 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center located at 380 Third Street.

Tell Us What You Think!
9/3/2015  The City of Laguna Beach invites you to participate in three surveys that are important in planning for our future. Please participate in surveys relating to the Cultural Arts Plan, the Downtown Specific Plan Update and the Village Entrance Project. Thanks in advance for helping to shape the future of Laguna Beach!

Heisler Park Artist Designed Bench Competition
8/24/2015  The Arts Commission is currently accepting request for qualifications for an artist designed bench at Heisler Park near Monument Point. Artists are invited to submit images of previous installations and their public art resume. The honorarium for this project is $20,000. The deadline for submissions is October 5, 2015. Guidelines and application is available at

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