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The City Clerk's office prepares and maintains the City's official municipal records, working closely with City Council and Council-appointed Commissions, Boards, and Committees.
The mission of the City Clerk's Office is to provide unbiased high-quality customer service in a timely manner, to provide a welcoming environment to residents, City staff, City Council, and visitors, and to serve as the City's source for informational, historical, legislative and election services, while performing the functions and duties of the Office in accordance with State, County and municipal laws.
The City Clerk's Office prepares the agenda before and the minutes after each City Council meeting (see the City Council calendar for meeting dates). The City Clerk's Office administers the City's record management system, maintains the City's Municipal Code, administers certain tort claims, and processes legal documents such as ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, permits, in-lieu certificates, historic register applications, domestic partnership registrations, and civil marriage ceremonies. The City Clerk's office is also a resource center for the public, providing information about and referrals to City services.
The City Clerk's office is responsible for Laguna Beach's municipal elections. And, the City Clerk ensures that both elected and appointed officials adhere to the filing requirements the Political Reform Act.
Laguna Beach's City Clerk serves an elected four-year term. The current City Clerk was elected in November 2020 and will be up for re-election in November 2024.