City Council

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. 

Elizabeth Pearson

Bob Whalen

Toni Iseman

Kelly Boyd

Steve Dicterow





(949) 497-7128

 Mayor Pro Tem
(949) 497-2407

Council Member
(949) 494-7648

Council Member
(949) 463-8089

Council Member
(949) 500-1132

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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
Access to City Documents Online
4/10/2014  The City recently completed an upgrade to its document management system. This new system has improved capabilities to assist City staff in managing and archiving City documents. More importantly, residents and visitors to the City’s website can search more than 80,000 City documents using a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Art That’s Small at City Hall
4/10/2014  On Friday, April 4, 2014, Council Member Steve Dicterow announced the winners of the current exhibition “Art That’s Small at City Hall.” The exhibition was juried by Janet Blake, Laguna Art Museum; Andrea Harris-McGee, Laguna College of Art + Design; and Tom Lamb, Festival of Arts. Winners are: 1st Judy Haron; 2nd Yoonsook Ryang; 3rd Ellen Rose; City Hall Choice Roger Baird; Honorable Mention Brian Allan; Bill Denham; Linda Grossman; Elizabeth McGhee and Anthony Salvo. The exhibition runs through April 24, 2014. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. (See Attachment)

Police Memorial
4/10/2014  At its meeting on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, the Arts Commission will review the proposals for the creation of a Police Memorial at City Hall. Laguna Beach artists Jorg Dubin, Marsh Scott, Terry Thornsley and artist team Gerard Stripling and Michele Taylor will present their designs. One design will be selected and presented to the City Council for final approval on May 6, 2014. It is anticipated that the installation will be completed for the 1st anniversary of Police Officer Coutchie’s passing on September 21, 2014. This installation has been funded through donations raised by the Laguna Beach Police Employees’ Association and the City of Laguna Beach. Proposed designs are attached.

City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, California 92651
Phone: (949) 497-3311 Fax: (949) 497-0771