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

Banner Competition
3/27/2015 

At its meeting on March 23, 2015 the Arts Commission reviewed 23 submissions to the Banner Competition. The Commission selected four designs by artists, Al Esquerra, Robin Hiers, Michael Phillips and Jeffrey Skarvan. The artists will paint their original art work on banners measuring 4’ by 16’ which will be displayed during the summer months throughout the city. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. The winning designs are attached.



2015 Postcards from Laguna
3/27/2015  At its meeting on March 23, 2015, the Arts Commission reviewed 20 submissions to the Postcards from Laguna competition. The Commission selected four designs by artists, Robin Wethe Altman, Carole Boller, David P. Cooke and Michael Hallinan. The artists will paint their original art work on canvases measuring 7’ by 5’ which will be temporarily displayed on the Verizon building at 295 Broadway facing the Whole Foods parking lot. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. The winning designs are attached.

2015 Artist Designed Bench Competition -
3/27/2015  The Arts Commission is currently accepting applications from qualified artists for an installation at Crescent Bay Point Park. The park has stunning 180 degree views for the coastline and has a bluff top setting. The opportunity is open to artists who reside in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego countries. The budget for design, fabrication and installation is $23,000. Interested artists must submit their application on-line at www.lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com.

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Laguna Beach California
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