August 2018

City Council Candidates – November 6, 2018 Election

1) Elizabeth (Liz) Bates liz@lizforlaguna.com. Picked up nomination papers on 07/17/18 TURNED IN nomination papers: AUGUST 10, 2018 (Signatures verified by ROV – no Candidate Statement) 2) Peter Blake peterblakegallery@mac.com. Picked up nomination papers on 08/06/18 TURNED IN nomination papers: AUGUST 13, 2018 (Candidate Statement & Signatures verified by the ROV) Check…

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Public Safety Message from the Chief of Police

Date: August 17, 2018 Laguna Beach Residents: Over the past few months there has been much concern expressed about crime and safety in our city. LBCHAT reached out to Laguna Beach Police Chief Laura Farinella and asked her to respond to the safety concerns. Here is Chief Farinella’s response: The…

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Guest Review: South Laguna Tourist Quagmire

Date: August 16, 2018 Subject: August 15, 2018 meeting on tourist Impacts in South Laguna. Comments from South Laguna resident Michele Monda: I attended the South Laguna Civic Association (SLCA) meeting on Wednesday night (August 15th) to hear an update on what the Laguna police, lifeguards and county parks staff…

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Coastal city Short-Term Rental proponents ignore legally-binding land use concepts, typically using meritless, fatally flawed arguments at hearings. They’re good for business? Unfortunately, coastal trends since 2000 are “Commerce first, residents second.” By residents I mean those NOT owning potential STR parcels. Favoring commerce over 40+% of the population who…

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