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WHAT HAPPENED: The council established special...

WHAT HAPPENED:

The council established special event sign regulations to be

adopted no later than Sept. 17.

WHAT IT MEANS:

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The regulations will be in effect in time for the Laguna Beach

Rotary Grand Prix scheduled for Sept. 28 and future special events.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The council approved a modification to the Transportation Demand

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Ordinance.

WHAT IT MEANS:

City transportation will comply with recent changes in air quality

regulations.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The council approved implementation of an ongoing grease control

training program and inspection of food preparation establishments to

ensure the implementation of best management practices

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WHAT IT MEANS:

City staff will proceed with the training program and contact the

South Coast Water District to participate in the program and pay a

share of the costs. Food service establishments received a new

deadline of Jan. 1, 2003 to train their employees.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The council voted for the city to assume maintenance

responsibility for trees in the public rights-of-way in the South

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Laguna Village.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The city will immediately assume complete maintenance

responsibility for the 59 candidate heritage trees in South Laguna

and notify adjacent property owners so they are aware of this policy.

Removing or significantly trimming a heritage tree will require a

permit from the city. A workshop will be held for affected property

owners at a future date.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The council voted to move forward on a proposal to install “no

left turns” at several intersections and left turn pockets at others

to improve the flow of traffic on Coast Highway.

WHAT IT MEANS:

The city will request Caltrans to consider the installation of

left turn pockets at Mountain and Oak streets for southbound traffic

and no-left-turn restrictions at Calliope, Brooks and Anita streets.

WHAT HAPPENED:

The council voted to schedule a presentation suggesting ways

Laguna Beach could apply for designations to preserve waterways and

wildlife areas

WHAT IT MEANS:

The council will host presentations on Sept. 17 from the Surfrider

Foundation and the Chief of Marine Safety regarding state actions to

redesignate marine protection areas along the coast.


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