This Week's Laguna Beach City Council Actions:
City Council Votes to Begin In-Person Hybrid Meetings with Modified Public Participation
Community Assistance and Cultural Arts Funding Grants Approved
Providence Mission Hospital Provides City Council Update on Campus Safety Enhancements
The Next Meeting of the Laguna Beach City Council is Tuesday, April 6.
Today's Podcast Update with Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen
In today's Podcast Update, Mayor Whalen discusses the three options presented by staff for safe, in-person City Council meetings.
We also hear his thoughts on the discussions about safety with Mission Hospital representatives, and we get an update on the search for a City Manager.
California COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands Beginning April 1!
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that starting April 1, anyone age 50 and older can sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine. And as of April 15, all Californians 16 and older will be eligible!
Health care workers, long-term care facility staff and residents, people 65 and older, those aged 16 to 64 with certain health conditions and disabilities, and workers in food, agriculture, education, child care and emergency services are already eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Mayor Pledges Laguna Beach Participation in National Challenge for Water Conservation
Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen is joining mayors across the country for the 10th Anniversary of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation by asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely.
Last year, the City of Laguna Beach was named one of five national winners in the Challenge!
The annual challenge, which runs from April 1- 30, is a non-profit national community service campaign that encourages leaders to inspire their residents to make a series of simple pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.
Beginning April 1, Click the Link Below to Take the Pledge and Help Make Laguna Beach the Most Waterwise City in America!
Caltrans Overnight Construction Continues This Week on Coast Highway at Main Beach
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to replace the box culvert on Coast Highway at Main Beach this spring from April 1 until May 24.
Overnight pre-construction lane closures on Coast Highway at Main Beach will continue tonight and tomorrow night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
A full Coast Highway road closure will be implemented overnight next Wednesday, March 31 (the night before Phase 1 construction officially begins) from 8:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Additional full road closures may also happen overnight on April 7, 8, and 9.
During the full closures, there will be a detour in place utilizing Ocean Avenue, Beach Street, and Broadway. Signs will help guide drivers through the detour route.
About this Project:
- The construction contractor will be working double shifts as needed to meet our goal of being finished and fully open to traffic by Memorial Day.
- Downtown traffic control will be provided 7 days/week to help mitigate traffic impacts due to the long-term lane closures needed to complete the work safely and quickly.
- Businesses are open while construction is ongoing.
For questions regarding the project, please contact Caltrans at (657) 328-6000 or email Darcy Birden at firstname.lastname@example.org
City Council Actions Alleviate Resident Concerns in Bluebird Canyon
In September, the Laguna Beach City Council took action to establish parking restrictions on Bluebird Canyon Drive, Rancho Laguna Road and Morningside Drive in order to help alleviate resident concerns related to commercial vehicle parking, overnight parking, littering and fire safety in the area.
After six months, City staff is pleased to report the parking restrictions have addressed the community's concerns without impacting neighborhood parking!
Users Asked to Respect Open Space at Rancho Laguna Road & Morningside Drive
Bicycle motocross and jumping are hazardous recreational activities. Please respect your neighborhood, and the environment.
- No Motorized Bicycles or Vehicles
- Bicyclists Must Wear Helmets & Yield to Pedestrians
- Misuse Could Result in a Hazard to Safety
- Use at Your Own Risk
- Please Do Not Alter Terrain
- Open Dawn to Dusk
For questions, please contact Reza Jafari, Deputy Director of Public Works at (949) 497-0735 or email@example.com