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,

"Open For Business" Workshop

The next "Open for Business" workshop will be hosted by the City of Laguna Beach on Thursday, September 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third Street.

Fall Quarter 2015 Registration Activities
8/24/2015  Registration for Fall 2015 recreation activities and men’s adult softball is now available. The quarterly recreation brochure has been mailed citywide and is available at the Community & Susi Q Center, Community Pool and Community Services Department, as well as online. A wide variety of programs and classes are offered for all ages. Register for activities online at (click on “Recreation Activities”), or by mail-in or drop-off to the Community Services Department at 515 Forest Avenue.

Laguna's Excellent Water Quality
8/24/2015  The County of Orange is now producing their water quality report on a triennial basis. The July 2015 edition of the Orange County Health Care Agency’s Triennial Ocean, Harbor & Bay Water Quality Report was recently released. Seven locations along the City's coastline are monitored at least once a week. Since 2005, the City’s success rate for compliance with AB411 standards has averaged 98.9% (recreational water standards analyzed between April 1 - October 31). The City’s success is achieved by the maintenance and operation of the sewer collection system, dry-season urban water diversion units, street sweeping, and the beach cleaning operations.

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