City Manager

Message from John Pietig, City Manager

Welcome to Laguna Beach! Our 23,000 residents enjoy the ambiance provided by our clean ocean, sandy beaches and coastal hills. The city's downtown, unique shopping districts, bluff-top walkways, and free trolley system create a pedestrian-friendly community on a small scale that is unique in Southern California. Our more than 25 parks and community facilities are perfect for hiking, biking, surfing or just relaxing at the beach. The community/senior center is great way to meet neighbors and enjoy a wide array of recreational activities and social events.

The city provides a full range of services including police, fire, marine safety and transit. The school district is outstanding and consists of two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. The community is also home to Mission Hospital Laguna Beach. All of these entities continually strive to provide exceptional service levels and outstanding facilities.

I have been working in local government for nearly 30 years and my family and I are proud to work and live in Laguna Beach. Whether you live here or are visiting, enjoy your time in Laguna Beach. I look forward to seeing you around town!

John Pietig
City Manager

B.A. Business Administration, Washington State University

M.P.A. Syracuse University