City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

December 13, 2012

The following is from the Dec. 4 City Council meeting. All council members were present.



Laguna Tunes Chorus performed holiday songs. For more information about the chorus, check its website at



The public is allowed to speak on any subject not on the agenda. Speakers generally are limited to three minutes, but the time can be adjusted by the council.


•Kathryn Doe announced she had notified the Orange County Registrar of Voters of her concerns regarding unspecified election irregularities.

•Bruce Hopping discussed his concerns that the Village Entrance Project had not been implemented. He asked the council to commission the Laguna College of Art & Design to submit sculpture designs for the ingress and egress areas of Laguna Beach. Hopping encouraged the council to provide a mobile skateboard park and a certification program for skateboarders in the city of Laguna Beach.

•Robert Ross expressed concern over the Laguna Terrace Park lawsuit that is pending. He said he would like the city attorney to ensure that the case is dropped. Ross was again advised that the city is not involved in the legal action between the mobile home park owner and the California Coastal Commission.



•City Treasurer Laura Parisi reported she had attended an investment conference that touched upon her duties.

•Councilwoman Toni Iseman recommended a documentary film by Peter Navarro titled "Death by China." Iseman said the movie presented a powerful message on how to move forward as a strong nation.

•Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson said the crowds of folks who attended Mayor Kelly Boyd's two-night retirement party from the Marine Room was a great tribute.

Boyd said he had a wonderful time and thanked everyone who attended.



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:

•Rejection of two claims, as recommended by the city's claims adjuster, and one rejection recommended by City Manager John Pietig

The claims for which the adjuster recommended rejections were filed by Daniel Williams related to a sewer clog; and by Mercury Insurance in subrogation for Ryan McCutchan related to a traffic accident.

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