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City Council Presented with Revised FY 2020-21 Budget

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 23, the Laguna Beach City Council received an overview of the revised Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21. This budget is a revision to the second year of the currently approved budget in light of the impacts of COVID-19. The City Council is scheduled to adopt the revised budget next week at its regular meeting on June 30, 2020.

The City Council is scheduled to adopt the revised budget at its regular meeting on June 30, 2020.

Coast Inn Remodel Project Continued Until July 28

Rendering of the proposed Laguna Beach Coast Inn remodel project.

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Laguna Beach City Council delayed a vote on the proposed remodel of the Coast Inn until its July 28 meeting to provide staff more time to analyze details of the project.

How to Participate in the June 30 Special Meeting of the Laguna Beach City Council

Laguna Beach City Council Adopts Resolution Banning City Use of Anticoagulant Rodenticides

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Laguna Beach City Council adopted a resolution prohibiting the use of anticoagulant rodenticides in municipal maintenance operations by the City of Laguna Beach.

The resolution also urges Laguna Beach business owners to refrain from selling or using anticoagulant rodenticides, and urges residents to refrain from allowing the use of anticoagulant rodenticides on their private properties.

Graphic courtesy of baynature.org

Findings from 2019 study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information analyzed anticoagulant rodenticide exposure research from around the world.

It revealed that rodenticides can have a footprint in our ecosystems far larger than the bait traps they’re initially set out in.

Face coverings are required to be worn in the State of California. Additional information can be found at https://bit.ly/2zSGL7t.

Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen Urges Compliance With Face Covering Directives in Today's Podcast Update

In today's podcast update, Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen discusses the climbing Orange County COVID-19 numbers, the Governor’s statewide directive on masks, and the steps the City of Laguna Beach is taking to ensure compliance.

The Promenade on Forest Receives National Online Media Coverage

Photos courtesy SWA Group/Jonnu Singleton.

The Laguna Beach Promenade on Forest: Shopping, Dining, Art, and You! was featured this week in Dexigner.com, a leading national online portal for designers, architects, illustrators, engineers, artists, and creatives of all kinds.

Founded in 2001 in New York, Dexigner.com publishes the latest design news, events, competitions, books, and resources.

Photos courtesy SWA Group/Jonnu Singleton.

The Promenade on Forest creates a safe and exciting pedestrian-only experience on Forest Avenue from Coast Highway to Glenneyre Street- with dining decks, retail display decks, and a performance art deck for virtual and live performances and temporary art installations throughout the Summer of 2020.

Photos courtesy SWA Group/Jonnu Singleton.
The public is asked to wear a face covering while walking through The Promenade on Forest and follow the directional signage located on the ground. Masks may be removed while seated and eating and drinking on the outdoor dining decks.
Photos courtesy SWA Group/Jonnu Singleton.
Local family and lifestyle blogger Brittany Charnley, known as @thecoolhipmom, takes photos at The Promenade on Forest. Photo courtesy SWA Group/Jonnu Singleton.

See YOU at The Promenade on Forest, now open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Downtown Laguna Beach!

Summer Parking Rates Begin Friday

The Laguna Beach City Council did not increase summer parking rates this year, and rates remain the same as summer 2019 parking rates.

The City is installing new parking signage Citywide that provides clearer wayfinding signage to help reduce congestion, and also consolidates multiple existing signs regarding parking lot rules into a single sign.

Effective Friday, June 26:

  • Enforcement hours for Downtown meters and lots will end at 9 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.
  • Hourly rates at Downtown parking lots and meter zones will increase to $4.50/hour (the same rate as summer 2019)
  • Parking rates in Lots 10, 11, 11E and 12 will increase to a flat rate of $15 on weekdays and $20 on weekends/holidays (the same rate as summer 2019)
  • Parking rates at Lot 13 (Susi Q) and Lot 14 (Hagan Place) will increase to $5 flat rate (the same rate as summer 2019)
  • Mission Hospital will be open for free public parking M-F after 5 p.m. and all day on Saturday and Sunday
  • Act V, LCAD and Summer Breeze lots will not be available for public parking this summer due to suspension of Trolley service
The City is testing new multi-space pay stations for the on-street parking along Laguna Canyon Road between Lots 10 and 11 that will replace the parking meters that were formerly there.
The Laguna Beach Police Department is actively enforcing the City's ban on all types of fireworks. If you see someone illegally using fireworks, please call (949) 497-0701 immediately.

Laguna Beach Small Businesses Can Apply for Small Business Grant Relief Until Monday, June 28

The Small Business Grant Relief Program offers grants up to $10,000 available to eligible Laguna Beach small businesses and non-profits beginning today.

Grant applications are open now until Monday, June 28, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming SCE Pole Replacement

On Tuesday, June 30 and Thursday July 2, Southern California Edison (SCE) will be replacing two utility poles in Laguna Beach.

On Tuesday, one lane will be blocked near the intersection of Temple Terrace and Cress Street and flaggers will be used to direct traffic.

On Thursday, Crestview Place will be closed near the dead-end portion of the road. Power outages are required and affected customers have been notified.

For questions or concerns, please contact SCE’s Customer Service number at (800) 655-4555.

Helmets are required at all times for riders of Class 3 e-bikes which have a maximum motor assisted speed of 28 mph. Operators of Class 3 e-bikes must be 16 or older.

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