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Forum Looks at Housing Homeless in Laguna Canyon

Dawn Price, second from right, and Friendship Shelter staff discuss a supportive housing project.

Dawn Price, second from right, and Friendship Shelter staff discuss a supportive housing project.

Neighborhood Congregational Church hosts a community forum to discuss Friendship Shelter’s permanent supportive housing proposal at 7 p.m., Friday, April 11.

Dawn Price, Friendship Shelter’s executive director, will give details about the proposal and will answer questions about its impact and benefits at the church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr.

The forum is intended to answer questions and concerns from the community preceding a City Council hearing on the subject April 22 where Friendship Shelter and Jamboree Housing will present their full proposal. 

Secrets of Living Well Revealed

Peter Kote, founder of Professional Fiduciary Services, will discuss financial and estate planning in a free talk at 7:15 p.m., Friday, April 11, at Laguna Presbyterian Church’s Fellowshp Hall, 415 Forest Ave.

Kote serves as a board member of Laguna Canyon Foundation, Laguna’s Open Space Committee, and Rotary Club and has given previous workshops at the Susi Q Senior Center.

Chabad Hosts Passover Seder

Preschool children celebrate Passover at Chabad.

Preschool children celebrate Passover at Chabad.

Join Chabad of Laguna Beach at 30804 S. Coast Highway for a Passover seder with warmth, insightful explanations, songs, delicious cuisine and hand-baked matzah on Monday, April 14. The cost is $36 per adult and $20 for children. RSVP to (949) 499 – 0770.

For complete Passover schedule visit www.chabadoflaguna.com

 

 

 

 

 City Hosts Workshop for Prospective Business Owners

Laguna Beach hosts its Open for Business workshop, Thursday, April 17, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St.

“Many prospective business people want to discuss their issues before they initiate formal applications with the city,” said Planning Commissioner Anne Johnson, workshop coordinator. “Just discussing their concerns and issues informally seems to help.”

For more info: contact Principal Planner Monica Tuchscher at 949-497-0745 [email protected] 

Forum Set for Revising the Downtown Specific Plan

A public forum on the Downtown Specific Plan will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in Council Chambers, to consider potential amendments to the policies and guidelines for downtown development.

The public is invited to a presentation by three consultants who have submitted plan proposals. The forum will be televised on Cox’s Channel 30 and available afterwards on the city’s website.

For more info: contact Associate Planner Wendy Jung at 949-497-0321 or [email protected].

Human Options Leader Touches Hearts

From left, Penny Stastny, Vivian Clecak and Carla White attend an Ebell Club dinner.

From left, Penny Stastny, Vivian Clecak and Carla White attend an Ebell Club dinner.

Ebell Club members enjoyed a traditional Irish dinner on St. Patrick’s Day, but the real luck was the gift of insight and inspiration provided by guest speaker Vivian Clecak, co-founder and chief executive director of the Human Options’ women’s shelter.

Information about Ebell: email Carla White at [email protected], or call 949 315-9578.

 

 

Terms Expiring on City Commissions

The City Council is currently accepting applications for four seats on the Arts Commission and three seats on the Planning Commission. The terms for both commissions are from July 1 to June 30, 2016.

The Arts Commissioners serve a two-year term and are compensated $80 per month. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commissioners review and recommend action on the development and amendment of the general plan, zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations and special projects related to land use planning. They serve a two-year term and are compensated in the amount of $230 per month. The regular meetings of the commission are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Applications must be filed with the City Clerk by May 27.

All applicants will be interviewed by the City Council at their regular meeting of June 3.

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