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
Meeting with SCE President Pedro Pizarro
7/31/2015  Mr. Pizarro has accepted Mayor Whalen’s request for a meeting which will be held on August 21 in Rosemead. Mayor Whalen and Councilmember Zur Schmiede will be joined by the City Manager, Fire Chief, Director of Public Works, and the City Project Director during the afternoon meeting to discuss ideas to expedite the undergrounding of overhead utilities in Laguna Beach.

Senior Housing Task Force – Needs Assessment Survey
7/31/2015  A select sample of Laguna Beach residents received a survey in the mail to help identify the needs of the City’s senior community members. The deadline for the mail-in survey has been extended to August 10. The response rate from the community is already higher than anticipated, but the City encourages residents that have received the survey to submit their comments. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Belinda Deines, Associate Planner at (949) 464-6626 or

Firefighters Support Library Readers
7/31/2015  Laguna Beach Firefighters, partnering with the Laguna Beach Library and Friends of the Library, will be handing out awards to young readers on Saturday at Bluebird Park. Students from the Laguna Beach Unified School District who have completed at least ten hours of reading during the summer will be awarded “Medals of Recognition” by Firefighters for avoiding the “summer reading slide” and keeping their brains busy. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. with games and festivities with awards being handed out at noon.

City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, California 92651
Phone: (949) 497-3311 Fax: (949) 497-0771