City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

The following is from the Sept. 20 City Council meeting:


Consent Calendar

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 up for public comment and a separate vote.

Among the items approved unanimously:

•Denial of a claim filed by Temple Terrace resident Ursula Adams for flood damage allegedly due to lack of maintenance of storms drains and faulty grading. Adams is asking for an amount in excess of $40,000.

•Approval of the 2012 Laguna Craft Guild schedule for 14 shows on the Cobblestones at Main Beach and El Paseo.


Appointments to the city Personnel Board

Karl Koski and incumbents Delano Dee Dinelly and Wayne L. Peterson were appointed to the Personnel Board.

Dinelly is a retired human resources executive. He believes his career experience relates directly to the responsibilities of the board. The board meets to hear complaints from or about city employees.

Koski was city manager of Temple City for 25 years and is now retired. He is a member of Flood Mitigation Task Force, Friends of the Laguna Beach Library, American Legion, Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn., Laguna Beach Seniors Inc. and the Laguna Canyon Conservancy.

Peterson served on the city's Design Review Board, Planning Commission and two terms on the City Council. He is a founding member of the Laguna Beach Community Foundation.


PTC recommendations approved 4-0-1

The council approved resolutions recommended by the Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee to establish three "no parking" restrictions: on the northwesterly side of Pinecrest Drive from Hillcrest Drive, beginning at the curb return at Hillcrest Drive and extending northeasterly; in front of 385 Calliope St. (and also relocate the centerline of Catalina Street north of Calliope to the center of the travel width); and on the easterly side of South Coast Highway from the driveway at 2280 S. Coast Hwy. to approximately 68 feet southerly. Mayor Toni Iseman recused herself due to owning property within the noticing area for two of the locations.


Disaster Committee grows by one

The City Council approved the increase of the Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Committee, adding a ninth member.

Originally intended to create a place for Ann Quilter on the committee, the newly approved seat will be opened to applicants, with Quilter serving as interim voting member. An appointment will be made at the Oct. 18 council meeting.


Next meeting

The council's next regularly scheduled meeting will be held Tuesday, beginning with a closed session at 5 p.m. The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.

Tentatively scheduled: Amendments to the Alternate Sleeping Location agreements, required because the Laguna Relief and Resource Center board decided it no longer would operate the site in the daytime.

—Barbara Diamond

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