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.
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!
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!
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.
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.