In March of 2020, the Laguna Beach City Council approved a new $1 million resident-serving program called the "Neighborhood & Environmental Protection Plan" to mitigate visitor impacts to neighborhoods, enhance City services for residents, and add environmental protection programs.

The $1M program is funded 100% by visitors through the City’s Parking Fund and Measure LL Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenues.

Enhanced Cleaning and More Frequent Trash Collection
Infrastructure and Parking Improvements
Enhanced Safety Provided by the Marine Safety Department
Enhanced Safety Provided by the Police Department

Effective July 15, 2021:

  • Single-use plastic food ware is prohibited on Laguna Beach trails, parks, and beaches
  • No restaurant distribution of single-use to-go containers, including plastic take-out bags and utensil sleeves
  • No feeding of wild birds in City Parks
  • No large shade structures on beaches to preserve public safety sightlines
  • No storage of bicycles on Main Beach and Heisler Park
  • Expanding prohibition of abandonment of personal property in public spaces
  • Non-coastal community parks to close at 10:00 p.m.
"This action by the Council will better protect our neighborhoods and preserve the natural beauty of our beaches and open space areas,” said Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen. “Through numerous neighborhood outreach meetings with our residents and neighbors over the last year, we’ve heard that more police protection, parking enforcement and trash pickup are needed to maintain the quality of life that we all expect. By committing $1 million to this effort, we are confident that we will produce positive and tangible results for our community."