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DAY LABOR SITE TIMELINE

?March 2, 1993: Laguna Beach amends the Municipal Code to prohibit day laborers from soliciting work on city streets. At the same meeting, officials designate a dirt strip of Caltrans right of way along the northwest side of the 1700 block of Laguna Canyon Road as an area where laborers could go.

?1994: Laguna Beach plants trees to provide shade at the site as well as portable toilets.

?1999: Laguna Beach gives control of the site to the South County Crosscultural Council. They establish the site as the Laguna Day Worker Center.

?2000: The Crosscultural Council installs a temporary structure to function as an office.

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?June 2005: The Minuteman Project holds the first of many protests of the site, alleging it assists illegal immigrants.

?June 29, 2006: Caltrans sends Laguna Beach a letter demanding the city remove the operation from the state’s land.

?July 2006: City officials broker a deal with Caltrans to keep the site on the land and begin negotiations for how much rent the city will pay.

?Oct. 3, 2006: Conservative law group Judicial Watch files a lawsuit against Laguna Beach on behalf of resident and Minuteman Project member Eileen Garcia, who accuses the city of illegally funding programs to aid illegal immigrants.

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?May 2007: The city begins paying Caltrans $420 a month to rent the property.



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