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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020

Coastal Commission to Consider Prohibiting New Short Term Lodging Units in Laguna Beach Residential Districts Wednesday

Coastal Commission Approval of City's Local Coastal Plan Amendment Would Preserve Laguna Beach Residential Neighborhoods

On Wednesday morning, the California Coastal Commission (CCC) will consider approving an amendment to the Laguna Beach Local Coastal Plan (LCP) that will prohibit any new Short Term Lodging in the R-1, R-2 and R-3 residential districts.

If approved, the proposed LCP amendment is a substantial improvement over the existing regulations and will help preserve the City's long-term housing.

The LCP Amendment Before the Coastal Commission Includes:

  • No new Short Term Lodging Units in the City's residential districts (R-1, R-2, or R-3);
  • New restrictions placed on the number of housing units that can be converted to Short Term Lodging in the mixed use and commercial districts.

"The proposed LCP amendment is a substantial improvement over the existing regulations from the perspective of preserving the City’s long-term housing," said Marc Wiener, Laguna Beach Director of Community Development. "If this LCP is denied, many more housing units located in the residential districts could potentially be converted to Short Term Lodging with no limitations as is currently allowed."

Call the California Coastal Commission at (415) 904-5202

The next regular meeting of the Laguna Beach City Council will be held Tuesday, October 13 via Zoom.

Take Part in the Promenade on Forest Fall Festival Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Please join the City of Laguna Beach in our first annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!

The contest is free to enter, but pre-registration is required by October 26 at 5:00 p.m.

All pumpkins will be displayed at the Promenade on Forest October 30–November 1. Pumpkin awards will be given for: most original, scariest, and best overall. The Mayor will also award his favorite pumpkin!

The contest is open to everyone who lives, works, goes to school, or exhibits in Laguna Beach.

"Passport for Your Palate" Fall Promotion Happening Now!

"Passport for Your Palate" Runs from October 3 - November 30

In partnership with the Laguna Beach Chamber, the “Passport for Your Palate” fall promotion kicked off this past weekend!

Simply visit participating restaurants, stamp your "passport," and be entered to win fabulous prizes from local businesses!

To participate, download your passport from the 'Think Laguna First' website, scan the QR code with your phone, and plan your night out!!

Dine at nine participating restaurants between now and November 30 and enter to win a two night stay at the Montage!

Go to https://www.ocbc.org/safedineoc/ for more information. Program runs through October 16.

OCTA Conducting South Orange County Transportation Study

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is conducting a transportation study that will consider transportation needs of residents, commuter, and visitors in south Orange County.

The South Orange County Multimodal Transportation Study (SOCMTS) will identify improvements for all modes of transportation, including streets, bus and rail transit, highways and bikeways through the year 2045.

For more information, visit www.octa.net/SouthOCStudy

The public is encouraged to provide input and take the online survey from now until Oct. 30.

Please adjust parking on narrow streets to allow for emergency access during Fire Season.

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