Weekly Updates

Historic Preservation Ordinance - The preliminary draft of the Historic Preservation Ordinance is scheduled to be reviewed by the Heritage Committee on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Once the Heritage Committee’s review of the ordinance is complete, the ordinance will move on to be reviewed by the Design Review Board, Planning Commission and then ultimately City Council. The draft ordinance can be found on the following City website link at:

Heritage Month - Celebrate Heritage Month this May and enjoy the many scheduled activities and events. Opening festivities commence on Thursday, May 7 at the Madison Square Garden Cafe at 6:00 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, music and entertainment, including live performances. Activities and tours are scheduled throughout the entire month of May. A calendar of all the events can be found on the city website at: http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/cd/zoning/heritage_committee/default.asp.

Recreation Committee Meeting Schedule - There has been a change to the date and time of the City Recreation Committee’s monthly meetings. The meetings are now to be held on the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 11. The Committee meets in the Community Room of the Community and Susi Q Center, located at 380 Third St.

Temple Hills Sidewalk Workshop - On April 16, a public workshop was held at the Community Center to gather community input regarding a proposed pedestrian improvements on Temple Hills Drive. Over 50 people attended. The next step will be to conduct a survey of residents and other stakeholders seeking input on the various pedestrian improvement options that will be developed based upon feedback from the workshop.


Compost Giveaway in May
- The annual compost giveaway event will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the ACT V Lot located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. In appreciation of the recycling efforts by Laguna Beach residents, 40 tons of compost will be made available for pickup by residents. The compost is provided by our contract solid waste hauler, Waste Management of Orange County and their green waste recycler, Tierra Verde Industries. Residents will have the option to select either the “drive-through” service or the self-service to pick-up the compost. Limited quantities of bagged compost will be available to residents using the drive-through service. There will be a limit of four bags per household. Residents opting to self-serve the compost will be provided with empty sand bags, which residents can fill with compost. There will be a limit of six sand bags per household. Residents are reminded to bring gloves and shovels. Distributions are on a first-come, first-served basis.