She also thanked Toy for his reminder about undergrounding, which she said had discussed at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy meeting the previous evening. Iseman said that undergrounding is not an easy process, but well worth the trouble and expense involved. She hoped the City could streamline and simplify the process.
•Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger said the city should thank Edison for spending the necessary time to figure out how best to save the five trees and make the neighborhood safer.
Consent calendar items are approved unanimously in one motion unless a member of the City Council, staff or public "pulls" the item, which then requires opening it for public comment and a separate vote.
Among the items approved unanimously:
•A public hearing was set for Feb. 7 on the proposed change of Clarisa Avenue and Sorce Lane to Castle Rock Road and to change the existing non-uniform neighborhood address assignment to a two digit system.
Staff was directed to prepare the necessary public noticing.
•Acceptance of state-funded 911 equipment.
The state grant was based on the volume of 911 calls in Laguna Beach on a system that is more than seven years old.
•Appointment of Deputy Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse to a one-year term on the Orange County-City Hazardous Material Emergency Response Joint Powers Authority Board.
•Discounted parking at the ACT V lot from $7 to $3 when sold as part of the 2012 Summer Festival Passport program.
•A request by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce to use the Glenneyre parking structure for the Community Expo event with amplified sound on Sept. 27, without fees.
•Set the Feb. 28 council meeting to interview and make appointment to the Recreation and Parking, Traffic and Circulation committees.
Deadline to submit applications to the city clerk is 5 p.m. Feb. 21.