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,

AlertOC test call going out at 11:30 a.m. this morning

The AlertOC drill today will replicate a large scale, multi-jurisdictional emergency requiring thousands of numbers to be called simultaneously across Orange County’s entire region. The phone message will urge all residents to prepare for real-life emergencies by registering their cell numbers, text numbers and email addresses at for the best chance to receive vital, timely information when away from home.

Emergencies can happen at any time. A wildfire could spread or a flood could close the roads to a neighborhood while residents are away from home. In these instances, AlertOC is a critical link for residents to immediately learn of required actions.

Recycling Containers on Main Beach
9/19/2014  State CalRecycle grant funds will be used to increase recycling along the Main Beach Boardwalk area. The City will purchase 15 recycling containers, at a cost of approximately $9,000, which will be the same concrete aggregate design as the existing containers used throughout the downtown area. The containers have been ordered and are expected to be delivered by the middle of November. For the time being, five temporary plastic recycling containers have been placed in the area. The containers will be monitored to measure how much uncontaminated recycling content is recovered. If this pilot program proves to be successful, then additional containers can be placed in other public places using the same CalRecycle grant funds. Currently, all waste and bulky items collected from the beaches, parks and streets are sorted and processed at Waste Management’s Sunset Environmental Facility in Irvine in an effort to maximize the amount of waste that is diverted from the landfills and recycled.

Firefighters Respond to Aid the State

The Fire Department has dispatched two fire engines with a Chief Officer and six firefighters, to assist the State battle the large fires that are burning in northern California.

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