The City's boards, commissions, and committees allow residents to participate in Laguna Beach's government by working with other citizens to advise City Council on issues they care about.  

Click here to view the Commission, Board, and Committee Members' Handbook.

Laguna Beach residents
may submit an application to serve on a board, commission, or committee to the City Clerk's office. All applicants may be interviewed and the City Council appoints the members at a specific City Council meeting.

Notices of Unscheduled Vacancies

Press Release:  Call for Applications for City Council-Appointed Committees

Has Decision Making Authority with Appeals to City Council (with Terms of Office):

•      Arts Commission

•      Design Review Board/Board of Adjustment

•      Planning Commission

•      View Restoration Committee

Advisory to City Council and Members Serve on an On-Going Basis (with Terms of Office):

•      Emergency / Disaster Preparedness Committee

•      Environmental Sustainability Committee

•      Heritage Committee

•      Housing & Human Services Committee

•      Parking, Traffic, & Circulation Committee

•      Personnel Board

•      Recreation Committee

•      South Laguna Water/Sewer Committee

•     Citizens’ Audit Review & Investment Advisory Committee

Advisory to City Council and Serve as Temporary, Single Issue Groups (Ad Hoc):

•      HIV Advisory Committee


PLEASE NOTE:  Generally, Committee meetings are in-person, and there is no audio/video for the public to use to present. Therefore, it is recommended that you bring physical copies of visuals, and when practical, bring enough copies for each committee member, staff, and one for the public.