An initiative that would make Laguna Beach the only location for a medical marijuana dispensary in south Orange County will come up for consideration again in a special City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 8, in an urgent move by city officials to finalize a November ballot measure.
Voters in November will decide on a 2 percent increase in the hotel guest tax, the City Council unanimously decided Tuesday. If passed, the increase will bring the total hotel guest tax in Laguna Beach to 14 percent. Increasing the hotel tax was an idea fortified by the results...
With standing room only, a draft city ordinance that would allow short-term lodging in city neighborhoods for a limited time each year was presented to a City Council subcommittee last Thursday, July 14, at the Susi Q Community Center.
The City Council decided 4-1 Tuesday to consider asking voters in November to raise the 10 percent hotel bed tax paid by guests. The increase would supplement city services burdened by a visitor count topping 6 million a year, a city report stated.
Based on a recent survey where local voters split evenly on the question of legalizing in-town medical marijuana dispensaries, the City Council instructed city staff Tuesday to prepare a November ballot measure countering a petition-driven initiative that would allow for local...
Keeping aging buildings true to their historic nature is nothing short of a frustrating and nebulous task, as evidenced during a meeting of the city’s Heritage Committee. The committee met to review the first draft of a new historic preservation ordinance last Thursday, June 16.
With one resident calling it the “scariest” proposition to face the city yet, members of a City Council subcommittee reopened discussion to the public on how to govern short-term rentals Tuesday in the council chambers.
To affirm transparency of a subcommittee established to structure a law governing short-term rentals, Mayor Steve Dicterow called for an open meeting to air concerns and suggestions at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, in the Laguna Beach City Council Chambers.
Urging local residents living near tons of stored radioactive waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to take action, five specialists presented views on safety dangers to more than 200 people last Wednesday, June 8, at the Laguna Beach City Council Chambers.