Bruce Hopping said a disservice has been done to Laguna surfers because no art work has been commissioned at the entrance of Brooks Street Beach.
Mayor Pro Tem Jane Egly said that the Arts Commission had delayed a Brooks Street art project until completion of street work that would dictate the parameters of a competition.
Treasurer Laura Parisi announced that she had investigated internet security for banking transactions and is confident that Laguna banks had the best current technology. She said her office has information available to the public on internet banking security and also on the guidelines for investment of public funds.
Councilwoman Cheryl Kinsman expressed interest in a desalinization project by the South Coast Water District that will provide water to six coastal communities from San Clemente to South Laguna. The district serves the portion of Laguna Beach south of the pre-annexation border with South Laguna.
Kinsman also said she and Egly will be taking a tour of the sewage tunnel under South Laguna in their role as council subcommittee to the water district.
Egly announced she is surveying Laguna Beach pParks for potential sites for a permanent or moveable skateboard facility. She said she had seen a fabulous skateboard park on a Santa Barbara beach. Former Councilman Wayne Peterson, a big supporter of a skateboard park in Laguna, was blasted when he said that Main Beach would be an ideal spot for a park in Laguna — highly visible and accessible, both desirable attributes.
Mayor Toni Iseman reported meetings with Vic Opincar and Walker Reed, the Vector Control Board and the Festival Coordinating Committee. She also attended the Laguna Beach Woman's Club luncheon honoring Jean Raun as the club's Woman of the Year.