Boards, Commissions & Committees

The City's boards, commissions, and committees allow residents to participate in Laguna Beach's government by working with other citizens to advise City Council on issues they care about.

Laguna Beach residents may submit an application to serve on a board, commission, or committee to the City Clerk's office. All applicants are interviewed and City Council appoints the members at a special meeting. 

If you're interested in applying for a board, commission, or committee, click here 




Recent incidents of police use of force have sparked a nationwide discussion by residents and elected officials regarding their police department’s existing training, policies, and procedures. While overall, the Laguna Beach community has been and continues to be supportive of the Police Department, these recent incidents have nevertheless prompted questions about our current practices.

Periodic public policy review can be important in ensuring that police training, policies, and procedures are in line with current standards and best practices. To achieve this goal, the formation of an Ad Hoc Task Force to review police protocols can improve police practices and police-community relations. This Task Force will review current training, policies, and procedures related to the below topics, and provide a report of findings and recommendations to the City Council and the City Manager.

The focus of the Ad Hoc Task Force should include a review of the below areas of police training, policy, and procedures:

  • Hiring Practices
  • Use of Force Incidents
  • Pursuits
  • Equipment
  • Officer Involved Shootings
  • Citizen Complaint Procedures
  • Interaction with the Public during Confrontational Situations
  • Community Policing
  • De-escalation Training

Interviews and appointments will be determined, and all applicants will be notified by the City Clerk with their application status and interview dates.  Applications will be due no later than Friday, October 30, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Applications will not be accepted after the October 30, 2020 due date. Applicants may be contacted by City Council members prior to the interviews and appointments so please be prepared to make a brief statement about your desire to serve on this task force.

Laguna Beach residents who are interested in serving on the Police Ad Hoc Task Force should obtain an application from the City Clerk’s office or on-line by following the link below: http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/documents/Application%20for%20appointments%20to%20committees%20interactive.pdf and file the application no later than October 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m., with the City Clerk. The application on the City website is interactive and I encourage you to fill in the application online.  Questions may be directed to the City Clerk’s office at 497-0705. 


Board, Commission & Committee Openings 


May 12, 2020 – Interviews and Appointments (applications due no later than Friday, May 1, 2020)

3 members – Planning Commission

3 members – Arts Commission

4 members – Emergency Disaster Preparedness Committee

3 members – Housing and Human Services Committee

4 members – South Laguna Water/Sewer Advisory Committee



TBD – Interviews and Appointments to:

2 members – Design Review Board

3 members – Parking Traffic & Circulation

3 members – Recreation Committee

2 members – Heritage Committee

4 members – Environmental Sustainability Committee

2 members – View Restoration Committee