The five member City Council is elected at large. Each Council member serves a four year term. The Council is responsible for the legislative functions of the City. Its meetings are generally held the first and third Tuesdays of each month starting at 6:00 p.m.
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To secure more input regarding issues of community interest and concern, the City Council has created the following commissions, boards, and committees:
- Arts Commission
- Board of Adjustment/Design Review Board
- Personnel Board
- Planning Commission
- Heritage Committee
- HIV Advisory Committee
- Housing and Human Services Committee
- Environmental Sustainability Committee
- Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Committee
- Parking/Traffic/Circulation Committee
- Recreation Committee
The Arts Commission is currently accepting submissions to the annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition at City Hall. The competition is open to Orange County artists 18 years of age or older with two dimensional works. The juror will be Jonathan Burke, President of the Laguna College of Art + Design. The first place winner will be awarded $1,000. Applications must be made on-line with a non-refundable entry fee of $25.|
The City has hired Edward S. Valdez to fill a vacant Fire Division Chief position. Chief Valdez will begin work on August 4, 2014, and will fill the Fire Marshal position that was vacated when Dan Stefano left to become the Fire Chief for the Costa Mesa Fire Department. Chief Valdez is presently a Command Staff Officer for the Los Angeles Fire Department and brings a vast amount of experience obtained while working in their training, dispatch, fire officer, and emergency medical services units during his career. Chief Valdez, and his wife, reside in Dana Point.|
The Cultural Arts Department is currently accepting artist information for inclusion in the City’s Arts Directory. This on-line directory is free of charge and lists visual and performing artists residing, working or exhibiting in Laguna Beach. Artist information will be accepted through September 12, 2014. |
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Laguna Beach, California 92651
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