City Council

The five member City Council is elected at large. Each Council member serves a four year term. The Council is responsible for the legislative functions of the City. Its meetings are generally held the first and third Tuesdays of each month starting at 6:00 p.m. 

Bob Whalen

 Steve Dicterow

Toni Iseman

Kelly Boyd

Rob Zur Schmiede





(949) 497-2407

 Mayor Pro Tem
(949) 500-1132

Council Member
(949) 494-7648

Council Member
(949) 463-8089

Council Member
 (949) 497-0725 

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To secure more input regarding issues of community interest and concern, the City Council has created the following commissions, boards, and committees:

  • Arts Commission
  • Board of Adjustment/Design Review Board
  • Personnel Board
  • Planning Commission 
  • Heritage Committee
  • HIV Advisory Committee
  • Housing and Human Services Committee
  • Environmental Sustainability Committee
  • Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Committee 
  • Parking/Traffic/Circulation Committee
  • Recreation Committee
CERT Training for School District
1/29/2015  The Laguna Beach Police and Fire Departments have been providing Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to the public for about two years. In cooperation with the Laguna Beach Unified School District, a specific CERT class was designed for the District employees and began on Monday, January 26. Over the next two weeks, 37 District employees will go through the 25 hours of FEMA certified disaster preparedness training. The training consists of disaster preparedness, disaster medical operations, fire safety, search and rescue, and traffic control.

Chief Workman Presents Historical Overview
1/29/2015  On January 28, Police Chief Paul Workman presented a history of the Laguna Beach Police Department to the Laguna Beach Historical Society. The talk lasted nearly an hour and covered the period between 1927 and 1953. The Chief talked about the lives of the first chiefs and their officers. He also was able to tell the story of a mystery officer from the 1920s whose two photos hung on the department’s walls for at least forty years.

Main Beach Park Sculpture Competition
1/29/2015  On January 26, the Arts Commission reviewed sculpture designs by finalists Sukhi Dail, Pat Downing and Ricardo Duffy for an installation at Main Beach Park. The Commission is recommending a sculpture titled, “Sea Breeze” by Sukhi Dail. The bronze and cast glass sculpture will measure 9’8” in height. The artist is a Laguna Beach resident and this would be his first installation in the city. The City Council will review the proposal at its meeting on February 24, 2015. This project has been funded by the Art in Public Places program. (Image attached.)
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City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, California 92651
Phone: (949) 497-3311 Fax: (949) 497-0771