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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020

The next regular meeting of the Laguna Beach City Council is Tuesday, November 17 via Zoom.

Elected City Councilmembers, City Clerk & City Treasurer will be sworn into office December 8.

Mayor Whalen Talks About His Upcoming Priorities in Today's Podcast Update

Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen weighs in on the election, his expectations of the dynamics within the City Council moving forward, and the many priorities that face City Council members.

All temporary political signs must be removed by 10 days after the election, according to the California Department of Transportation. Campaign signs that use paper or corrugated plastic can be recycled.

Laguna Beach City Hall Check-In Moved to Council Chambers for Winter

Visitors to Laguna Beach City Hall will now check in with the City Hall greeter located inside City Council Chambers before entering City Hall during the upcoming winter months.

Health and safety measures like temperature screenings, face covering requirements, plexiglass safety barriers and distancing signage remain in place to ensure a safe and healthy environment for employees and visitors at City Hall.

Drop-in service is provided at all public counters, however regular City business should still be accomplished virtually or via phone whenever possible.

Prepare your property for weekend rain by cleaning out your rain gutters and downspouts to keep the area clear. Work with neighbors to solve drainage problems and to avoid diverting debris onto another property.

The Laguna Beach Promenade on Forest and Laguna Beach Village Entrance Project Win Best Project of Year Awards from APWA

The City of Laguna Beach is proud to announce it has been selected for the Southern California American Public Works Association Awards Program "BEST Project of the Year Awards" for both the Promenade on Forest and the Laguna Beach Village Entrance Project!

Laguna Beach Village Entrance Project

The APWA recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and chapters representing the best in public works.

Way to go, City of Laguna Beach!

Congratulations to the First Annual Laguna Beach Fall Festival Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners!

The First Annual Laguna Beach Pumpkin Carving Contest was a huge success with 37 entries! Congratulations to the following contest winners, who had their pumpkins displayed at the Promenade on Forest!

1st Place - Leslie LeBon

2nd Place – Anne Marie Girtz

3rd Place – Chloe Gabora

Most Original – Alex Wyman

Scariest – Jones Family

Mayor’s Award – Per Doshi-O’Neill

Congratulations to all!

See YOU at The Promenade on Forest!

Street Sweeping - On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, only non-residential areas will be swept. Residential street sweeping will not occur and parking restrictions will not be enforced.

Water Quality Sewer Lining Project Begins Monday

The Laguna Beach Water Quality Department is starting a sewer lining project on Monday, November 9 that will be ongoing until the end of February.

Sewer lines are being rehabilitated at 106 locations throughout the City using a cured-in-place trenchless lining method.

The process requires a bypass of the the sewer system and will require shut off of residents water that are connected to the sewer line that is being lined. All water shut-offs are being coordinated with the Laguna Beach County Water District.

The work also creates a nuisance styrene odor and cloud of steam during the curing process; the smells are not harmful to people.

Upcoming Project Locations:

  • 11/9/20 – Near 461 Alta Vista Way, 1082 Skyline Drive, and 1076 Skyline Drive
  • 11/10/20 – Near 868 La Vista Drive
  • 11/12/20 – Near 545 Mystic Way and 505 Hilledge Drive
  • 11/13/20 – Near 552 Temple Hills Drive and near the High School on Manzanita

Victoria Beach Stairs to Close During Upcoming Lift Station Rehabilitation Project

Full rehabilitation of the wastewater lift station located beneath the Victoria Beach access stairs will begin on Monday, November 16.

This will be the first complete overhaul of the lift station and will allow the City to better serve the Victoria Beach community, which has grown since the station was originally built in 1932.

Victoria Beach

Rehabilitation includes installation of a new odor control system, replacement of all piping, mechanical and electrical equipment. An urban runoff diversion system will be installed to divert nuisance flows away from the beach.

The construction will require a closure of the beach access stairs to Victoria Beach from Victoria Drive. Alternate access will be available through Dumond Drive for the duration of the project.

Construction is expected to last through May 2021.

Public Works Department Adds New Trash Cans Along Coast Highway

The Public Works Department is committed to working with the community and finding new solutions to address trash and litter concerns.

In an effort to address trash and litter along Coast Highway, the Laguna Beach Public Works Department has installed three new trash cans along Coast Highway at Victoria Drive, Sunset Terrace and McAulay Place.

County of Orange COVID-19 Child Care Relief Program

The County of Orange COVID-19 Child Care Relief Program will distribute $5 million in CARES Act funding to assist local child care businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19 and in need of assistance to survive and recover through this pandemic.

Applications are being accepted until Friday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m.

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