City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

February 05, 2013|By Barbara Diamond

The following is from the Jan. 29 City Council meeting. All council members were present.



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.

•James Pribram announced a partnership between Eco Warrior Foundation and California Coastal Commission and Adopt-A-Beach. He said the foundation would reach out to the Laguna Beach School District to encourage student involvement and support for beach cleanups and other events.


•Among other comments, Bruce Hopping accused police officers of abusing their authority when they wait for speeding vehicles at Aliso Creek State Park.



Council members and staff report on events they have attended, people with whom they have met and other items of public interest.

•City Treasurer Laura Parisi reported that she attended an Orange County Treasury Oversight Committee and the League of California Cities Revenue and Taxation Committee and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board outreach seminar.

She said she provided relevant information from the meetings to city staff and announced she had been elected vice chair of the oversight committee.

•The council selected 5 p.m. March 26 for a special meeting on the Village Entrance, as recommended by City Manager John Pietig.

•Councilman Bob Whalen reported that he and Councilman Steven Dicterow presented goals discussed at the annual retreat to Village Laguna members at their monthly meeting and that he and Councilwoman Toni Iseman attended productive Permanent Supportive Housing Subcommittee meetings.

•Iseman was among the folks who attended a party honoring retired Design Review Board member Ilse Lenschow for her services to the city.

She also announced that the first meeting on airplane noise and traffic was to be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the City Council Chambers.

•Dicterow congratulated Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson, Mayor Kelly Boyd and former Mayor Jane Egly on being honored at the chamber dinner. He said Boyd met with the Skateboard Park Subcommittee and progress is being made.

•Pearson said that she and Boyd met with CalTrans, but did not reveal the topic of discussion.

•Boyd said he attended the Chamber of Commerce's dinner, the City Council retreat and Lenschow's retirement party.



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