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.
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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
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.|
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.
The popularity of the City's summer trolleys continues to grow. Total ridership for the 2014 summer festival season was 704,194, a nearly 19% increase from the 2013 summer season. In March 2015, the City will begin offering year-round trolley service on weekends (Friday through Sunday) during the non-summer months. An update on the City's summer parking and transit programs will be provided to the City Council on October 21, 2014.|
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Laguna Beach, California 92651
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