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 Photo Contest
5/29/2015  To celebrate Laguna Beach and provide high-quality photographs for the City’s new website design, the City is sponsoring a photo contest. Individuals who live, work or exhibit in the City are invited to submit photographs fitting the theme of “My Laguna” by 5:00 p.m. June 12, 2015. Photographs can be of any subject that represents the Laguna Beach experience. We encourage images that represent the vibrancy, vitality, and livability of our city. Some possible photo subjects include: art, art events, beaches, downtown, hardscape vistas, neighborhoods, ocean, parks, public events, recreation, residents, transit, trails, and action shots. Winning entries from both the youth and adult category would receive recognition at a City Council meeting, the photograph will be posted in a gallery on the City’s website and a cash prize will be awarded: first place $150, second place $75, and third place $50. City employees are eligible to participate only if photos they submit are or were taken on their own time with their own equipment. For more information, please visit the City website at

Downtown Specific Plan Update and Pilot Demonstration Projects

On June 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., MIG will give a presentation and hold a Q&A session in the Council Chambers to seek input from the downtown business owners regarding the implementation of the temporary pilot demonstration projects. The City and the Chamber of Commerce encourage participation and feedback from downtown business owners and interested persons. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Wendy Jung, Senior Planner at (949) 497-0321 or

Construction at High School Pool and Tennis Courts

On Monday, June 1, the School District will begin construction at the High School tennis courts on Park Avenue. The work includes repair and replacement of the retaining wall along Court 6, and will require the closure of Courts 4 and 6 for approximately two months. Portions of the sidewalk and on-street parking along Park Avenue will also be closed during construction to allow access for equipment and removal of soil and debris. The full renovation of the tennis courts is anticipated to occur later this summer, following completion of the retaining wall project. Additionally, beginning on June 1, the High School and Community Pool will close for repairs and maintenance. The pool is expected to be closed through Wednesday, June 10. The work will include exterior painting, locker room improvements and other routine maintenance to ensure safe and efficient operations. If you have any questions regarding these projects, please contact Jeff Dixon, Facilities Director for Laguna Beach Unified School District, at (949) 497-7700 ext. 5222, or by email at

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