Incumbents Darrylin Girvin and Victor Oppincar were reappointed to the Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee, through March 2009.
Donald Black was appointed to fill an unexpired term until November on the Housing and Human Services Committee. The council voted unanimously to make two more appointments at the March 6 meeting, to be renoticed with an emphasis on housing.
NO SALE 5-0
The council approved the second reading of additions and amendments to the municipal code that updated and made more defensible the city's ban on the sale of services or products in city parks, while protecting the public's constitutional rights.
GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT, 5-0
Proposals to ban unauthorized bins or containers for waste disposal, to define which demolition or construction projects need a permit, and a permit process for small haulers were approved.
Projects expected to generate less than one ton of waste are exempt.
I HEARD IT ON THE RADIO, 5-0
The TechComm Committee was directed to explore ways to improve vehicular radio reception in Laguna.
Mayor Toni Iseman is on a mission to enable residents to hear their favorite radio stations everywhere in town while in their vehicles — without having to install special equipment.
VILLAGE ENTRANCE STATUS, 5-0
The staff was instructed to prepare a status report for the March 6 council meeting on the Village Entrance project, including the addition of the preliminary plans for the Laguna Playhouse renovation.
The council overturned a denial of a variance needed to keep a nonconforming, detached garage at 479 Oak St. in use as living area, which exceeds the maximum allowed lot coverage. Neighbors supported the resident's appeal.
Prior to the public meeting, the council met in closed session to discuss existing litigations: Broadway Partners, Griswold and Miller, each versus the city; potential litigation and whether to initiate litigation. No actions reported.