She credited the city and the Business District for their work on the success of the Sunset Serenade.
"This coming year, we have almost $5 million for capital projects, including the lifeguard headquarters at Main Beach, and the Laguna Channel Capacity Improvement project, which will get water out of town more quickly."
She noted that it costs over $1 million every year to make sure the sewers are functioning, all 95 miles of them. "We want no spills," she said.
Egly also snuck in Laguna being named one of the best small coastal cities in the country by Coastal Living magazine, adding that they just didn't know it, but Laguna "is the best small coastal city."
The mayor highlighted other capital improvements in her State of the City address, such as the lights at Sawdust Festival. She also made mention of the city's good fortune in nabbing a state-of-the-art medical facility, Mission Hospital.
Egly reminded attendees not to grumble the next time they see a sidewalk repair or other infrastructure maintenance because it "keeps the city wonderful."
She credited Councilwoman Verna Rollinger with putting together a committee of experts to improve the city's reaction to disasters such as the recent flooding and mud storm in December.
"It was days before Christmas," Egly said about the most recent storm, and how it could have affected retailers who needed the business most.
"It appeared we would be under mud and water forever, but not so," Egly continued. "Immediately, city and business owners and — and Councilman Kelly Boyd too — and residents got to work and had the mess cleaned up within hours. And to help, we bagged the parking meters in the downtown to encourage people to come shop.