The City's boards, commissions, and committees allow residents to participate in Laguna Beach's government by working with other citizens to advise
Laguna Beach residents may submit an application to serve on a board, commission, or committee to the City Clerk's office. All applicants are interviewed and
Board, Commission & Committee Openings
June 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.: Interviews & Appointments (applications due no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021)
The City Council is accepting applications for the following Committees, Commissions, and Boards: Planning Commission, Arts Commission, Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Committee, Housing & Human Services Committee, Personnel Board.
Interviews and appointments will be conducted virtually on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., by the City Council. All applicants may be interviewed. Applicants may be contacted by City Council members prior to the interviews and appointments so please be prepared to make a brief statement about your desire to serve.
Laguna Beach residents who are interested in serving on one of these Committees, Commissions, or Boards should obtain an application from the City Clerk’s office or online from the City’s website, www.lagunabeachcity.net and file by Friday, May 14, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. Questions may be directed to the City Clerk’s office at (949) 497-0705. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
Number of positions that will be open and details for the following Committees, Commissions and Boards (*The City Council may reduce or increase the number of positions at its discretion):
(4) two-year terms on the Arts Commission with terms beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023. The Arts Commission is a seven-member commission with one alternate appointed by the City Council. Four of the seven members must be actively participating in the arts. The Commissioners are compensated in the amount of $137.00 per month. The Arts Commission has the power and duty to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the artistic aspects of the City. Additionally, commissioners recommend to the City Council the adoption of such ordinances, rules and regulations as they may deem necessary for the0 administration and preservation of the fine/performing arts of the community. One of the major projects of the Commission is the City's Cultural Arts Plan. Commission meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:00 p.m. Meeting and preparation time may exceed several hours per week.
(5) two-year terms on the Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Committee with terms beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023. The Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Committee is a nine-member body appointed by the City Council whose charge would be to advise the City Council on all matters pertaining to disaster prevention, planning and preparedness. The Committee will make recommendations to the City Council and will have staggered terms. Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
(5) two-year terms on the Housing and Human Services Committee with terms beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023. The Housing and Human Services Committee is currently a seven-member body appointed by the City Council whose charge is to assess and identify housing opportunities and human needs for all segments of the community, provide input on the City’s Housing Element of the General Plan, inform and make recommendations to the City Council and other community leaders, and increase community awareness of programs to fill these needs. Meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
(3 plus Alternate) two-year terms on the Personnel Board with terms beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023. The Personnel Board is a three-member board with one alternate, appointed by the City Council, whose charge is to hear appeals relative to any disciplinary action, dismissal, demotion, reduction in pay, or suspension. The Personnel Board meets as needed.
(1) two-year term on the Parking, Traffic & Circulation Committee with term beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023. The Parking, Traffic & Circulation Committee is a seven-member body that acts in an advisory capacity on matters pertaining to parking, traffic, circulation, transit, the Parking Management Plan, and traffic complaints. Meetings are generally held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.