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

2014 Juried Fine Art Exhibition
7/25/2014  The Arts Commission is currently accepting submissions to the annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition at City Hall. The competition is open to Orange County artists 18 years of age or older with two dimensional works. The juror will be Jonathan Burke, President of the Laguna College of Art + Design. The first place winner will be awarded $1,000. Applications must be made on-line with a non-refundable entry fee of $25.

Arts Directory
7/25/2014  The Cultural Arts Department is currently accepting artist information for inclusion in the City’s Arts Directory. This on-line directory is free of charge and lists visual and performing artists residing, working or exhibiting in Laguna Beach. Artist information will be accepted through September 12, 2014.

Village Entrance Public Workshop
7/11/2014  The City will hold a community workshop to discuss the Village Entrance Project on Wednesday, July 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of the updated project concept and seek feedback on specific elements and features, such as the historic sewer digester, car ports and Laguna Canyon Road median.

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