A recent unprecedented amount of civil disturbance has emerged across the Country and in the Southern California region, including Orange County, with mass protests, vandalism, looting and the damage and destruction of public and private property.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Laguna Beach Police Department will conduct high-visibility saturation patrols throughout the evening and will take additional precautions, if necessary, to secure the town.
The City is prepared to take additional actions, up to and including imposing a curfew, to protect the community.
We appreciate your cooperation.
Staff Prepares for Gradual Reopening of City Hall
City employees returned to City Hall today to prepare for a gradual reopening to the public with appropriate safety protocols.
Walk-in access with health screenings will be phased in over the next couple of weeks.
For questions or City services call (949) 497-3311 during regular business hours.
Outdoor Temporary Use Permits Available for Local Businesses and Restaurants
To support Laguna Beach business owners pursuing outdoor dining, signage and the outdoor display of merchandise, the City has streamlined the Temporary Use Permit (TUP) process and will waive all Temporary Use Permit fees through September 7, 2020.
Any Laguna Beach restaurant interested in outdoor dining or retail business wishing to display merchandise outdoors may submit a no-cost Temporary Use Permit (TUP) application to the City’s Community Development Department with a plan for how they will lay out a space that accommodates customers and meet physical distancing guidelines.
This program is only available to businesses that currently operate from a fixed location within the City. Temporary outdoor signage will also be allowed for 60 days for businesses owners that apply for TUPs.
County of Orange Launches 'Back2Business' Program
The County of Orange is providing Businesses located in Orange County, California with free access to 3D Event Designer's floor plan software to be able to quickly create efficient layouts, maximizing utilization while meeting new and changing social distancing requirements.
Within minutes, an Orange County Business can create, configure, or update their space(s) to meet the latest social distancing requirements to support them in getting their business re-opened and employees back to work in a safe and responsible way. Click the link below for more.
We've also compiled a list of City services and facilities that are open (and closed) along with a current summary of the state's guidance for businesses, at the link below.