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,

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month
10/31/2014  A month long event that brings awareness to the community about the hungry and homeless in Laguna Beach.
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Daylight Savings Time

The Fire Department wants to ensure that all residents check their smoke alarm batteries on Sunday, November 2, when they move their clock back one hour for daylight savings time. On average, 60% of fire related deaths result from fires in the homes with no smoke alarms or smoke alarms that were not working properly. The Fire Department offers free batteries and the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for residents of Laguna Beach. To participate in the Smoke Alarm

Program, please visit the city’s website and complete the “Free Smoke Alarm” sign up form at A representative from the Fire Department will contact you and schedule an appointment to determine how many detectors are needed and install them.

Construction of Cerritos Drive Retaining Wall Improvements
10/31/2014  Construction began last week to stabilize the slope adjacent to the street at 1315 Cerritos Drive. Improvements include removing the temporary wall, adding colored structural shotcrete to lock in the lower portion of the permanent retaining wall, and re-grading the surrounding slope. The work is anticipated to be completed by the first week in December.

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