Weekly update from city manager
•The Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park have donated five refurbished benches and five mature sycamore trees to the park. City staff has recently installed the benches and planted the trees, which will help shade areas of the park.
• The city's Energy Efficient Units Project began in early October and includes new lighting at City Hall, the Glenneyre and Mermaid parking structures, fire stations and the Corporation Yard. The work was scheduled to be finished by Jan. 1, but the project is a month ahead of schedule.
•The Orange County Transportation Authority's Measure M grant program awarded Laguna Beach an Environmental Cleanup Program grant for $100,000. The money will go to help protect the ocean from transportation-related pollution.
•OCTA and the city have been working together to promote the use of Laguna Beach Transit. OCTA's website now has a link to the city's website and lets users know that OCTA passengers can transfer to Laguna Beach Transit for free. For more information, visit http://www.OCTA.net/other-transit.aspx.