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City of Laguna Beach to Open City Hall Monday, June 8 With Enhanced Safety Modifications

On Monday, the City of Laguna Beach will reopen City Hall to the public daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in accordance with State reopening guidelines to include restrictions to ensure a safe and healthy environment for employees and visitors.

Starting June 8, drop-in service will be provided at all public counters, however, regular City business should still be accomplished virtually or via phone whenever possible.

Additional Laguna Beach City Hall Reopening Protocols and Safety Measures:

Health Screening. The City of Laguna Beach has implemented a temperature screening process and guidelines for all members of the public entering City facilities and all City staff entering a City facility or preparing to be out in the field to conduct City business. All temperature screenings will be accommodated with a no-contact thermometer.

Face Coverings. All visitors are required to wear a face covering before receiving in-person services inside any City facility. All City staff inside a City facility are also required to wear a face covering whenever they are within 6 feet of another person.

Safety Barriers and Signage. A greeter outside of City Hall will meter people entering City Hall to prevent large crowds and help visitors get to where they need to go quickly. Plexi-glass guards are installed at each City public counter to further protect staff and the public. Six-foot distancing floor decals are placed throughout City Hall lobbies where members of the public will be assisted.

Increased Cleaning Frequency. Shared areas and public spaces, including all public counters, conference and meeting rooms, break rooms, copy rooms, restrooms and plexi-glass guards are cleaned a minimum of twice daily by the City’s contract janitorial services. Frequent hand washing by City staff is also encouraged.

In the Community Development Department, customers can drop-in between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. No more than four people are allowed in the Community Development lobby area at City Hall at one time. Applications will no longer be accepted from the drop off cabinets located outside of City Hall beginning June 8.

Coyote Identified in May 15 Incident Caught and Removed

DNA tests done by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife confirm that a coyote captured and removed by wildlife experts Friday in Laguna Beach is the same animal that attacked a resident on May 15 near Oak Street and Temple Terrace.

Laguna Beach Animal Services have vigilantly monitored the area for coyote activity since the May 15 incident. The female coyote was captured and removed Friday night by the City’s contract wildlife pest control service provider.

These coyote photos are stock photos. There are no photos of the coyote that was captured.

Coyotes are most active at dusk and dawn, and in urban environments they are more active at night but they can be seen at any time of day. The only threat coyotes usually pose is to pets that are allowed to run loose. Animal Services recommends that pets not be let outside during evening hours unless the owner is next to the pet to prevent a coyote attack.

If you have any concerns regarding wild animals, or see a coyote in a residential area, please call Laguna Beach Animal Services at (949) 497-0701. You may also report coyote sightings to coyotes@lagunabeachcity.net.

In light of recent protests in the region, the Laguna Beach Police Department will conduct high-visibility saturation patrols throughout the weekend as needed. The City is prepared to take additional actions, up to and including imposing a curfew, to protect the community.

How to Participate in the June 9 Laguna Beach City Council Meeting

The Laguna Beach City Council meeting will be held virtually on June 9.

Click the link below for exact instructions on how you can participate.

Implementation of 'The Promenade on Forest' Begins Next Week in Downtown Laguna Beach

Forest Avenue Closed to Vehicular Traffic from Coast Highway to Glenneyre Street Starting Monday, June 8

The Promenade on Forest will feature three decks for outdoor dining, a performance deck for virtual and live music and art, and three decks featuring outdoor retail display from local businesses.

The Promenade on Forest, an outdoor dining, music, art and retail display promenade is opening to the public on Forest Avenue in Downtown Laguna Beach beginning Monday June 15!

To allow for implementation of the Promenade, Forest Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Coast Highway to Glenneyre Street beginning Monday, June 8 and will remain closed to vehicular traffic throughout the Summer of 2020.

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Laguna Beach Community Clinic Offers 'Back to Business' Reopening Program

The Laguna Beach Community Clinic's 'Back to Business' program is designed to help meet the needs of businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19.

Laguna Beach Farmer's Market Located in Village Entrance Lot 12 Beginning This Saturday

Fresh strawberries at the Laguna Beach Farmer's Market.

The Laguna Beach Farmer's Market will move to Lot 12 of the Laguna Beach Village Entrance beginning Saturday, June 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Lot 12 is located on Forest Avenue adjacent to Laguna Beach City Hall.

Reminder About Dogs on Laguna Beach City Beaches

From June 15 - September 10, leashed dogs are only allowed on City beaches before 9:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. daily.

This news update is texted out directly to residents registered for Laguna Beach’s Nixle Community Alert system.

Know someone who would like to sign up? Simply have them text 92651 to 888-777.

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The May 30 South Laguna Beach Food Drive was a success! Through generous community donations, over $2,000 and two truckloads of provisions were donated to the Laguna Food Pantry, plus over 500 pounds of dog and cat food for Orange County Animal Allies.

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