•Treasurer Laura Parisi announced that levies were discontinued for Assessment Districts 95-5 (Legion and Short streets, El Camino Del Mar and Los Robles) and 95-2 (Ocean Vista, Driftwood and Marilyn drives). The 102 homeowners in these districts will save from $580 to $956 a year beginning with their 2012-13 property tax bills.
•Councilwoman Toni Iseman congratulated the Laguna Art Museum on the Clarence Hinkle exhibit. She also complimented the Chamber of Commerce on its program, "To Catch a Thief," which featured valuable information from Police Officer Zack Martinez.
Iseman expressed appreciation for the excellent quality of service that customers are receiving at the Community Development counter and applauded Public Works on its well-organized shuttle service.
Director of Public Works Steve May said folks can use an app to tap into the city's GPS system to find out the location of the buses and get an estimate of how long a wait might be expected.
May attributed the app to Deputy Director of Public Works Ken Fischer and to the Visitors Bureau.
•Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson congratulated the Visitors Bureau and the Arts Commission on the exhibit at John Wayne Airport featuring art in Laguna Beach, highlighting the Festival of Arts, the Sawdust, the Playhouse and the Laguna Art Museum.
"When you come off a plane, the first thing that you see is all the wonderful things to do in Laguna," Pearson said.
She also lauded the Festival's Jazz Saturdays and thanked FOA for the tickets given to nonprofits for the Pageant preview night, which are used as fundraisers.
Pearson warned residents that city parking stickers are not valid along Laguna Canyon Road during the festivals and announced that "The Marvelous Wonderettes" would continue at the Playhouse through the first week of August.