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City Chats

City of Laguna Beach leaders talk about issues important to residents on City Chats. It airs on local radio station KX 93.5 on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. If you miss it live, you can always listen to the show after it airs here.

Be Prepared for an Emergency

September 26, 2019 – Click here to listen to the podcast. This week Laguna Beach Emergency Operations Coordinator Jordan Villwock offers tips on how residents and visitors can best prepare for an emergency on KX 93.5’s “City Chats” podcast segment. Find out more about the City’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan, different emergency notification systems you can sign up for and more about the City’s Emergency Kit Backpack program. Jordan will also play some of his favorite country music songs for listeners and share the stories behind them.  

Village Entrance Phase 2 Update

September 11, 2019 – Click here to listen to the podcast. Hear the City of Laguna Beach Village Entrance Project Director Tom Perez on KX 93.5’s “City Chats” segment. Tom talks about the progress made on the Village Entrance Project to date, what’s ahead for Phase 2 of the project and shares a little about some other City projects the Public Works crew is currently working on. Tom also shares some of his favorite songs and the stories behind them!  

Wildlife, Pet Dogs, and More

August 22, 2019 – Click here to listen to the podcast. Laguna Beach's Civilian Services Administrator Jim Beres returns to talk about timely issues like what to do if you see wildlife out in the community, upcoming post-Labor Day rules for dogs on beaches, and some exciting changes coming for Laguna Beach pet owners. Jim will also play some of his favorite songs.

Community Services

August 15, 2019 – Click here to listen to the podcast. Assistant City Manager Christa Johnson talks about the programs and initiatives the Community Services Department handles for the City including the City’s homeless services, and open space initiatives. She also gives us a little background on how she became Assistant City Manager for Laguna Beach, plays some of her favorite songs, and SINGS on the air! (Spoiler: She's really good.)

 

Protecting Ocean Water Quality

June 27, 2019 — Click here to listen to the podcast. This week David Shissler, Director of Water Quality, talks about how the Water Quality Department helps prevent Laguna Beach surface runoff to the ocean, are working to eliminate sewer odors at one of the City’s Lift Stations, and what you need to know before you hire a plumber to clean out the sewer lateral on your property. David also plays some of his favorite country songs.  

Laguna Beach Parking App

June 20, 2019 — Click here to listen to the podcast. Hear Paula Faust, Laguna Beach Deputy Director of Public Works, talk about the City’s new Smart Parking App, “Laguna Beach Parking,” which is available now wherever you download apps. Users can enter their destination to find the closest available parking in real time, pay for parking, keep track of remaining time, and even extend their parking session all through the app. Paula will also play some of her favorite music songs for listeners and share the stories behind them. 

Getting Ready for Summer

June 13, 2019 — Click here to listen to the podcast. Laguna Beach Community Services Supervisor Adam Gufarotti talks about how our Parks & Rec department prepares for summer. Brooks Street, summer classes, Junior Guards, and more. Adam also spins some of his favorite tunes and tells the stories behind them.

Preparing for an Emergency

June 6, 2019 — Click here to listen to the podcast. Laguna Beach Emergency Operations Coordinator Jordan Villwock offers tips on how residents and visitors can best prepare for an emergency. Find out more about the different emergency notification systems you can sign up for and more about the City’s Emergency Kit Backpack program. Jordan also plays some of his favorite country music songs for listeners and share the stories behind them. 

Reminders about Dogs and Smoking

May 30, 2019 — Click here to listen to the podcast. Laguna Beach's Civilian Services Administrator Jim Beres explains how the City’s new Smart Parking App will help drivers find available parking and reduce traffic congestion. He also provides timely reminders about when and where dogs are allowed on beaches and a reminder of the City’s smoking ban. Of course, he also plays some of his favorite songs.

Fire Department Gets Ready to Turn 100

May 23, 2019 — Click here to listen to the podcastFire Chief Mike Garcia  talks about how the Fire Department is preparing for the upcoming summer season. He also reveals more about the Fire Department’s 100th anniversary this year, fire mitigation efforts in the City and in Laguna Canyon, and ways residents can help fire proof their properties. He also plays a few of his favorite songs. Country anyone?

Public Works Tackles Transportation, Trolleys, and Parking

May 16, 2019 — Click here to listen to the podcast. Shohreh Dupuis, Assistant City Manager and Director of Public Works, talks about how the Public Works Department is preparing for the upcoming summer season. She also reveals details about the City’s new Smart Parking System, the Village Entrance Project, and more — plus a few of her favorite summer songs.

Marine Safety Prepares for Summer

May 9, 2019 — Click here to listen to the podcast. Get the inside scoop on how our lifeguards get ready for summer and the millions of beach goers headed our way with Marine Safety Chief, Kevin Snow and Captain Kai Bond. They even play some of their favorite surfer tunes!

Community Development Improvements

May 2, 2019 —Click here to listen to the podcast.Get to know Community Development Director Greg Pfost as he talks about his passion for Community Development and the ways his department is making it easier for Laguna Beach property owners to navigate the development process. He also plays some of his favorite songs and shares the stories behind them.