This Week's Laguna Beach City Council Actions:
Dedication of Memorial "Press Chair" in Memory of Barbara Diamond
City Council Approves Contract for New City Manager Shohreh Dupuis
City Council Receives Lean Six Sigma Process Recommendations to Improve the Development Review Process
Ordinance Amendments Approved to Streamline the Entitlement Process
Slurry Seal and Street Rehabilitation Project Approved for Top of the World Neighborhood
The Next Regular Meeting of the Laguna Beach City Council is Tuesday, May 18.
Today's Podcast Update with Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen
In today's podcast update, Mayor Whalen discusses the contract for new City Manager Shohreh Dupuis, and whether the recent spate of Laguna Canyon accidents lends to re-addressing the need for undergrounding of utility poles.
That leads to a discussion on Laguna Beach infrastructure in general, and specifically, what dollar figure he’d like to see us receive from President Biden’s proposed 1.9 trillion dollar infrastructure bill.
County Announces Upcoming Closure of Vaccine Super POD Sites
The demand for first-dose COVID-19 vaccinations through the County POD sites have dropped by over 75% since the end of April.
To meet this changing community need, the County of Orange will close its Super POD sites at the Anaheim Convention Center, OC Fair & Event Center, and Soka University, as well as at Santa Ana College, on June 6, 2021, and shift operations to an expanding network of robust mobile PODs.
Community members are encouraged to access the schedule of upcoming mobile PODs by calling the OC COVID-19 Hotline at (714) 834-2000 or through www.Othena.com.
This Week's Look INSIDE the Caltrans Coast Highway Culvert Project
Thank You for Your Continued Patience!
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is working to replace the box culvert on Coast Highway at Main Beach. As a result, traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction on Coast Highway from Ocean to Broadway through the end of May.
Your Look at This Week's Progress:
What's Happening Next:
- Over the next few days large equipment will be moving into the area. A crane will be stationed at the job site today in preparation for placing precast concrete box culvert segments over the weekend.
- Overnight Friday, May 7 from 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. Coast Highway will be closed in both directions between Ocean and Broadway to install the precast box culvert sections.
- During the day on Saturday workers will be forming walls and inverts. Inverts are the bottom, or floor support of the box culvert.
- Overnight Saturday, May 8 from 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. Coast Highway will be closed in both directions between Ocean and Broadway to install the precast box culvert sections and remove the shoring.
- Next week, crews will be pouring the invert, walls and decking around the culvert and letting it cure, which develops strength.
For project information, please contact Caltrans Public Information Officer Darcy Birden at (949) 923-7136 or Darcy.Birden@dot.ca.gov.
Apply Now for Open Spots on Committees, Commissions, and Boards!
Laguna Beach residents interested in serving on a Committee, Commission, or Board should apply through the City Clerk’s office or on the City’s website by Friday, May 14, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
Current Openings Include:
- Planning Commission
- Arts Commission
- Emergency Disaster/Preparedness Committee
- Housing & Human Services Committee
- Parking, Traffic, & Circulation Committee
- Personnel Board
Questions may be directed to the City Clerk’s office at (949) 497-0705.
Laguna Beach Police Commended for Quick Response After Car Plows into House on Catalina
At 5:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, residents at 1440 Catalina Street were awakened to a loud "bang," to discover an unknown driver had plowed his car into their garage! According to the homeowner, the driver was still in the car and was attempting to leave the scene when the homeowner called 911.
"My wife called 911 and our police arrived in 3 minutes! They were so wonderful, courteous and apologetic that this happened," said Laguna Beach resident Robert B. "Thank you Laguna Beach Police!"
If you have an emergency,
always dial 9-1-1.
Upcoming Community Meeting on Operating E-Bikes in Laguna Beach
Join Laguna Beach School Resource Police Officers Ashley Krotine and Fred Yielding for a virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. to learn everything you need to know about operating an E-Bike in Laguna Beach!
You may view the meeting LIVE on Cox Cable Channel 852 and via Zoom at the link below or by calling (669) 900-9128!