City Manager Updates

Smoke-Free Ordinance Implementation - Staff will continue its comprehensive public education program by installing temporary signage in the downtown and commercial areas to inform visitors of the new smoke-free ordinance. Previous public education efforts include utilizing the City’s message boards, social media, and city website as well as outreach by staff and downtown foot patrol. 

Additional outreach efforts will include providing education resources to local businesses and multi-unit residences. For more information please visit: www.lagunabeachcity.net/smoking

Meeting to Discuss Neighborhood Transit Services - In March, the Laguna Beach City Council recommended modifications to the off-season Neighborhood Trolley schedule, and to cancel the North Laguna and South Laguna bus routes, pending a community outreach process.  

Meeting to discuss Neighborhood Transit Services is at Susi Q Monday July 31

An outreach meeting will be held Monday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Community and Susi Q Center at 380 Third Street to receive input from the public. For more information: call Paula Faust at 949-497-0303 or go to http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/transit_and_trolleys/citybus.htm.

City seeks residents’ input at focus groups discussing Artist Live/Work, Work and Production Space - The City has scheduled focus groups on August 1 & 2 seeking residents’ input on artist live/work, work and production space issues. They’re hoping for innovative, productive ideas that will provide solutions for some of the related challenges.

Focus groups include the Canyon Focus Group, 10 a.m. on Aug 1 in Conference Room A, City Hall; Artist Focus Group also on Aug 1 at noon at the Sawdust Artist Festival; a Community Focus Group at 9:30 .m. on Aug 2 at City Hall, Council Chambers; and another Artist Focus Group on Aug 2 at 1 p.m.  at the Festival of the Arts. For more information, visit the City’s website at www.lagunabeachcity.net


City bows out of deal for Lewellyn Drive property

By BARBARA DIAMOND

The City Council will be advised on Tuesday to pull out of the deal to purchase property above the Sawdust Festival and the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.

Purchase of property located at 1199 Lewellyn Drive was approved by the council in December 2016. The property was proposed to be preserved as open space and passive recreational use. 

The price was $1,632,000, the deal subject to proof that the property was satisfactory for its proposed use.

Subsequent geological and hydrology/drainage studies indicated problems that would cost an estimated $800,000 to $1 million to repair.

The city tried to renegotiate a lower sales price to cover some of the costs of stabilizing the hillside. However, the property owners recently indicated that they are not willing to reduce the price. 

City Manager John Pietig and Attorney Phillip Kohn are recommending the council withdraw its conditional approval of the purchase. 

Withdrawal means the city will have to defend itself against a lawsuit initiated by the property owners to challenge a council interpretation of the Municipal Fire Code that the code is applicable to proposed reconstruction of a fire-damaged residence. 

The item is on the Consent Calendar and will not be discussed unless “pulled” by a member of the council or the audience.


City Manager Updates

Three New Police Officers - On July 17, two new Laguna Beach police officers were sworn in, Officer Ashley Krotine and Officer Shahriyar (Sahr) Hariri. Officer Krotine is a graduate of the Golden West Police Academy and Officer Hariri is a lateral officer from the San Diego School Police Department. 

On Friday, July 21, new Police Officer Rajen Patel graduates from the Golden West Police Academy. Rajen was a police officer in London, England before moving to the United States with his family. We are happy to have them part of our team!

Summer Breeze - The Summer Breeze Program is serving many of Laguna Beach visitors and the ridership has increased by 45 percent in comparison to last summer.  

The Summer Breeze service offers free parking and free bus ride into Laguna Beach, stopping at the Festivals and downtown on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to midnight, with service every half hour.  For more information, please visit:

www.lagunabeachcity.net/summerbreeze.

Public Workshop-Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Update - The City of Laguna Beach Planning Commission will host a joint workshop with the Housing and Human Services Committee and Senior Housing Task Force to review staff’s preliminary recommendation and gather public input regarding an amendment to Chapter 25.17 of the Laguna Beach Municipal Code and an amendment to the City’s Local Coastal Program relating to Accessory Dwelling Units, also referred to as the Second Residential Unit Ordinance. 

At this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to provide comments, prior to public hearings to consider adoption in the fall. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 26, at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 505 Forest Ave.

If you have any questions, please contact Monique Alaniz-Flejter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (949) 497-0744 or Melinda Dacey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (949) 497-0325.

Landscape and Scenic Highways Element and Resource Document - Review of Draft Documents - City of Laguna Beach Planning Commission will begin their review of the Landscape and Scenic Highways Element (LSHE) and Resource Document on Wednesday, July 26, during the Planning Commission special meeting scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (505 Forest Avenue).  

This item is the second item on the agenda and will begin after the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Workshop.  A copy of the draft documents are available to view on the City’s website: www.lagunabeachcity.net.  

For more information on the LSHE and LSHRD project please contact: Jim Pechous, Assistant Director of Community Development, at (949) 497-0320; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


City Manager Updates

Laguna Beach Trolley: The Trolley system is in full swing with extended summer hours. Residents of the Top of the World, Bluebird Canyon and Arch Beach Heights can now hop on a trolley to take them to the beach, downtown or to the Art Festivals.  Hours for the Neighborhood Trolley are Mon – Thurs 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.  For additional information, go to http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/transit_and_trolleys/citybus.htm

Citywide Sidewalk Repairs: A City contractor is scheduled to remove and replace damaged and/or displaced concrete sidewalks, curbs, and driveways on Park Avenue from Wendt Terrace to Tahiti Avenue and the Mystic Hills area from July 17 through September 8.  Work will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  During working hours, traffic control operations will be in place and minor traffic impacts can be anticipated.  For any questions, please contact Tom Sandefur, Associate Civil Engineer, 949-497-0792 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Work at the former Community Services Building: Renovations are ongoing at the former Community Services Department adjacent to City Hall.  During the week of July 10-14, a new sewer line is expected to be installed in front of the building.   During this phase of construction, there will be periodic noise from jackhammer equipment, and closures of the lawn and sidewalk area in front of the building for the pipe trenches.  In addition, two parking spaces will be closed off intermittently in front of City Hall to load trucks with debris and deliver materials. For any questions, please contact Louis Kneip, Project Director, (949) 464-6688 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Design Review Board: The City of Laguna Beach Design Review Board will begin their review of the Landscape and Scenic Highways Element (LSHE) and Resource Document on Thursday, July 13, during the Design Review Board’s regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (505 Forest Avenue).  

Irvine Bowl Tennis and Main Beach Basketball Court Resurfacing: Routine maintenance and resurfacing work at the Irvine Bowl Tennis Courts will take place Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 14, and the Main Beach Basketball Courts will take place Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21. For any questions, please contact Alexis Braun, Recreation Supervisor, (949) 497-0762 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Updates from the Laguna Beach City Manager’s office

CERT Class #8 Graduates - Fifteen (15) community members graduated this week from the FEMA certified 25-Hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class taught collaboratively between the Police and Fire Departments. Course topics included: CERT Organization, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism Awareness, Fire Suppression, Search and Rescue, and Medical Operations. The class concludes with a disaster scenario where you put all your learned skills to work! Congratulations to the new members.  To learn more about CERT please visit our website: www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/police/emergprep/cert.htm.

 

Parents’ Night Out - On Friday, February 10, from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., the Laguna Beach Community Services Department will be hosting its quarterly Parents’ Night Out.  For registration and for information please visit: https://secure.rec1.com/CA/city-of-laguna-beach/catalog/index?search=parents.

 

Recreation Committee Student Advisors - The Recreation Committee is accepting applications to appoint two Laguna Beach High School students to serve as a non-voting advisors on the Committee. The students should have an interest in city government, recreation, and the community. Applications are due to the Community Services Department by Thursday, February 9. Information can be found by visiting:

http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/council/committees/recreationcomm.htm.

 

Leadership Laguna 2017: A Citizens’ Academy - Back by popular demand, the Laguna Beach Community Foundation and the City will be hosting a free, five-week citizen awareness program for residents to learn about city operations and how to participate in civic affairs. Sessions take place on Thursdays from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. beginning on March 2. Each session will cover aspects of local government, featuring presentations from department leaders. Leadership Laguna will answer your questions about City government and offer an insider look to encourage community involvement. Space is limited!!! To apply, please visit:

http://www.lagunabeachcf.org/leadership-laguna.html

 

Cultural Arts Funding - The City of Laguna Beach is currently accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations for cultural programming based in Laguna Beach. The deadline to submit an application is February 6, 2017. Applications must be submitted on-line at www.lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com

 

Caltrans – Lane Closure on Laguna Canyon Road - On Tuesday, February 7, Caltrans is scheduled to perform an engineering study on northbound Laguna Canyon Road near Canyon Acres Drive.  Traffic will be reduced to one northbound lane from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Southbound lanes are not affected.  Advanced warning signs will be installed for traffic control.

 

Coast Highway Lane Closure - To accommodate SDG&E work associated with Coast Royal utility undergrounding, one southbound lane of Coast Highway near West Street will be closed on Tuesday, February 7, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Minor traffic impacts can be anticipated.

 

Caltrans Work on Anita Street, Brooks Street and Calliope Street - Between February 13 and 17, a Caltrans contractor will be conducting geotechnical borings on Anita, Brooks, and Calliope Streets, near Coast Highway, as part of the design of crosswalk improvements at these locations. Minor traffic and parking impacts in the immediate area of the work can be anticipated.


Updates from the Laguna Beach City Manager’s office

The City Manager’s office prepares a memo for Councilmembers weekly with notes covering many subjects.

Released: January 26, 2017

Leadership Laguna 2017: A Citizens’ Academy - Back by popular demand, the Laguna Beach Community Foundation and the City will be hosting a free, five-week citizen awareness program for residents to learn about city operations and how to participate in civic affairs. Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 7 – 9 p.m. beginning on March 2. Each session will cover aspects of local government, featuring presentations from department leaders. Leadership Laguna will answer your questions about City government and offer an insider look to encourage community involvement. Space is limited!!! To apply, please visit: 

www.lagunabeachcf.org/leadership-laguna.html.

Mountain Road Artist Designed Bench Competition - The Arts Commission is currently accepting request for qualifications from professional, practicing artists for an artist designed bench at the beach access at Mountain Road. Artists are invited to submit images of previous installations and their public art resume. The honorarium for this project is $25,000. The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2017. Guidelines and application is available at https://lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com/#/Login

Cultural Arts Funding - The City of Laguna Beach is currently accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations for cultural programming based in Laguna Beach. The deadline to submit an application is February 6, 2017. Applications must be submitted on-line at www.lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com

Friday Flicks - The Arts Commission will be screening the film “Candy Darling” on Friday, February 3, 2017, at 7 p.m. at [seven-degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and food available for purchase. The film is a documentary about Candy Darling a transgender pioneer, actress and Andy Warhol superstar. The film is 85 minutes and is not rated. This events is free and is funded through the generosity of Laguna Beach residents Steve Chadima and Mark Porterfield.

Dog Park Closed due to Wet Conditions - The Laguna Beach Dog Park is currently closed and is expected to remain closed through Friday, January 27 due to wet and muddy conditions. The Dog Park will be evaluated on a daily basis in order to open the park as soon as possible. Please check the City’s website, Facebook or Twitter feed for the most current information. Thank you for your patience.

2017 Ocean Lifeguard Tryouts - Tryouts will be held at Main Beach on Saturday, February 25 and March 11, 2017. The physical testing portion will be conducted at the Main Beach Lifeguard White Tower.  Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and candidates must be ready to enter the water promptly at 9:00 a.m. Exceptions or late arrivals cannot be accommodated. The City’s online application procedure must be completed and application submitted the by 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the candidate tryout date. The Physical Testing and Training Waiver must also be completed and submitted prior to entering the water.  Please carefully follow the online application instructions located on the City of Laguna Beach Employment website page at: http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/marine/lifeguards/recruiting.htm.


Updates from the Laguna Beach City Manager’s office

The City Manager’s office prepares a memo for Councilmembers weekly with notes covering many subjects.

Released: January 19, 2017

Possible Dog Park Closures due to Weather - The National Weather Service is predicting a series of substantial rain events over the next week.  Public Works staff will inspect the conditions at the Dog Park on a daily basis and may be required to close the park if the conditions warrant. If the Dog Park is closed, it will be re-evaluated on a daily basis in an effort to open the park as soon as possible. Please check the City’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for the most current information. 

Citizen’s Academy - The Laguna Beach Police Department is still accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen’s Academy. The academy starts Thursday, February 2 and will meet from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for twelve weeks.  It is a non-stress course and a fantastic opportunity to better understand your police department and help improve communications between police personnel and citizens.

http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/police/cominfo/citizen_police_academy.htm

City Hall Exhibition “Taking Measure” - Laguna College of Art and Design’s MFA programs in Drawing and Painting will be exhibiting work on the first floor of Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Avenue, from January 23 to March 10, 2017. Taking Measure is an exhibition featuring more than twenty original drawings and paintings by current LCAD MFA candidates. The exhibition is free and open to the public during normal City Hall hours.

Firefighter of the Year - The Fire Department is proud to announce that Fire Captain Scott Jennie has been selected as the 2016 Firefighter of the year!  Scott has been with the Fire Department for over 26 years and has been a Captain for the last 15 years.  This past year Scott has taken the lead in a “back to basics” approach to training with emphasis on Firefighter safety.  Scott coordinated an intense three-day training class for all personnel on Firefighter survival techniques and was the Academy Coordinator for the Department’s two new Firefighters.  Scott will be joined by his family when he is honored by the Laguna Beach American Legion on Thursday, January 19, and by the Mission Viejo Elks on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  Please join us in congratulating Fire Captain Scott Jennie on this achievement.  

periodically between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for two weeks. One lane in each direction is expected to be maintained. The work is scheduled to continue through April 2017.


City will accept apps for Community Assistance Grant program from non-profits until 4:30 p.m. on Feb 24

The City of Laguna Beach is now accepting applications for the Community Assistance Grant Program for fiscal year 2017-2018. 

The program’s objective is to assist local non-profit organizations in funding new projects and/or expanding services within the community. Grant recipients in the past have included social service, cultural, sports, senior and youth organizations.

This year, grant applications should be submitted electronically. More information can be obtained on the City’s website www.lagunabeachcity.net/CAG

Grant applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb 24. For further information, call (949) 497-0779.


City’s key accomplishments for calendar year 2016

Prepared by City Manager John Pietig

Public Safety

Measure LL – Nearly 80% of Laguna Beach residents voted to approve Measure LL, which increased the Transient Occupancy Tax rate paid by tourists who stay in hotels and other lodging establishments from 10% to 12%. As a result, residents will see improved service enhancements to public safety such as: 

Two additional Beach Patrol Officers allowing for an additional 80 hours a week of beach patrol assigned primarily to South Laguna;

One additional Community Outreach Officer for an additional 40 hours a week of working with homeless and mentally ill populations;

Upgrade a fire engine to paramedic status at Station Two to provide paramedic coverage at all four fire stations;

Adding a Civilian Fire Marshal to enhance fire prevention programs and improve turnaround time for plan checks and inspections;

Hiring two additional Marine Safety Officers for an additional 200 days of lifeguard tower coverage; and

Setting aside $1 million annually for utility undergrounding to help prevent fires and power outages.

Nixle – The Police Department launched Nixle, which is a text, email, and phone message system that notifies the community with information related to traffic congestion, community events, and emergency information. 

Fuel Modification Project Completed – The Fire Department completed the Nyes/Oro Canyon Fuel Modification Project in Arch Beach Heights that will help protect structures if there is a future fire.

New Paramedic Unit – Located in the Top of the World neighborhood, Station Three upgraded one fire engine to include a Paramedic Assessment Unit to further improve emergency response time and services.

Surveillance Camera Expansion – A total of 40 cameras now cover a majority of the City, which assists public safety officials with identifying traffic flow and congestion, crime, and nuisance issues.

Coffee with a Cop program –This program gives the community an opportunity to interact with police officers in a less formalized environment where they are free to ask questions while letting officers know about things going on in their neighborhoods.

Citizen’s Police Academy – The Citizen’s Police Academy graduated its 22nd and 23rd classes this year bringing the total number of graduates to more than 400 people since the program’s inception.

Public Service Announcements – The City’s Public Safety departments created thirteen Public Service Announcements to assist and inform residents on various topics such as crime prevention, smoke alarm placement and testing, and ocean safety. 

Facilities and Capital Improvements

 

Loma Terrace Sewer Relocation Project – The City completed construction to replace and relocate a 55-year-old, 18-inch sewer pipeline that transmitted 730,000 gallons of wastewater per day in the downtown area starting at the Lumberyard Parking Lot and finishing at Park Avenue at Bent Street.

Measure LL – Funding from Measure LL will also be used to improve the cleanliness of public areas such as 80 hours per week of additional Downtown sidewalk steam cleaning; more frequent steam cleaning of Coast Highway sidewalks; daily cleaning of Downtown and Coast Highway (litter removal, trash can cleaning, sidewalk sweeping, etc.); and 42 hours per week of cleaning Main Beach and Heisler Park restrooms during peak months. 

$500,000 California River Parkways Grant – The City received a grant for the DeWitt Property Habitat Restoration Project from the California Natural Resources Agency for removal of invasive species, creek area repair, and planting of native plant and tree species.

Anita Street/Seaview Street Storm Drain Improvements – The City is expected to complete storm drain improvements along Anita Street, Avalon Avenue, and Seaview Street between Temple Terrace and Gaviota Drive in January 2017.

Improvements to Playhouse and Museum – The City Council awarded $500,000 to leverage private investment to improve these cultural facilities.  

Improvement of City Facilities and Local InfrastructureThe City completed several projects to improve City facilities and local infrastructure:

Repaired and resealed 70 streets in the upper Bluebird Canyon, flatlands, Alta Vista Way and lettered streets, Nyes Place, and Victoria Beach areas

Completed pole and overhead wire removal for a utility undergrounding assessment district on Ruby Street and Catalina Street

Constructed a sidewalk along Anita Street between South Coast Highway and Gaviota Drive

Resurfaced tennis and basketball courts at Alta Laguna Park; renovated restrooms at Boat Canyon Park and Alta Laguna Park; and installed new fitness equipment at Nita Carman Park

Began construction of the Top of the World Trail project

Assisted in the formation of an assessment district to replace a failing bridge on Milligan Drive.

Installed two new electric vehicle charging stations in the Glenneyre Parking Structure and replaced two charging stations at the Forest/Laguna Lot #11

Improved stairway lighting along the Third Street hill

Completed rehabilitation of Bus Depot restroom

Replaced old and damaged guard railing at over a dozen locations citywide

Reconstructed and extended a storm drain between Wendt Terrace and Bolsa Way 

Community Development

Short-Term Lodging – An amendment to the City’s municipal code was added to prohibit short-term lodging in residential zones, apply additional standard conditions and requirements for those zones where it is still allowed, and grandfather existing short-term lodging permits.

Customer Service Improvements – The Community Development Department conducted eight community workshops and implemented an electronic sign-in system at the front counter.

Update of Downtown Specific Plan and Preparation of the Laguna Canyon Planning Study – The Planning Commission has started the final review of these documents in order to present its recommendations to the City Council.

Historic Preservation – The Heritage Committee has provided its recommendations to the City Council to update the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance and the Historic Inventory. The Design Review Board and Planning Commission will be reviewing the recommended updates in early 2017 before ultimately going to the City Council for consideration later in the year.

Wayfinding Signage – City Council initiated the planning/design work for a citywide program. 

Transit

Neighborhood Trolley Pilot Program – The program reconfigured the traditional Mainline Bus routes into three neighborhood trolley routes (Top of the World, Bluebird Canyon, and Arch Beach Heights) and offered expanded service hours on Friday and Saturday, and service on Sunday, which was not previously available. The program operated from June 24 – October 30, 2016 and carried over 40,000 passengers.

Summer Breeze Bus Service – The City, in partnership with the Orange County Transportation Authority, offered a new free business service from a peripheral parking lot near SR-133/I-405 interchange in Irvine to Laguna Beach summer destinations. More than 5,200 boardings were recorded over the eight weekends of operation.  

One Million Riders – The City of Laguna Beach Transit Division is proud to announce that for the first time in its history, the transit system carried over 1 million riders last fiscal year. 

Summer Festival Trolley Service – The City’s free trolley service accommodated 590,427 boardings. 

Off-Season Weekend Trolley Service – The City’s popular free trolley service was extended to off-season weekends to include Friday through Sunday operations again this year and has generated high ridership levels.

Miscellaneous

Village Entrance Project – The City narrowed options to improve the entrance to the community and will provide direction at a special joint meeting with the Planning Commission on February 1, 2017.  

Adoption of the 2016-2018 Economic Development Action Plan – The City, in partnership with the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visit Laguna Beach, adopted a two-year plan. 

Leadership Laguna – The Laguna Beach Community Foundation and the City hosted its first five-week citizen awareness program called “Leadership Laguna” for residents to learn about city operations and how to participate in civic affairs.

Community Workshops – The City hosted numerous community workshops including Traffic Congestion Town Hall, Disaster Preparedness, South Laguna Civic Association, and Emergency Access Improvement Program.

Laguna’s Excellent Ocean Water Quality – The County of Orange has rated the City’s ocean water quality at 98.9% based on compliance with AB411 standards. 

2016 Summer Olympics – The City hosted a send-off party and welcome home celebration for two Laguna Beach locals, Aria and Makenzie Fischer, who both won gold medals in women’s water polo.

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – The City received an award for its easily readable and efficiently organized comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

Balanced Budget – The City Council adopted a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17 while maintaining a 20% General Fund Reserve.

Open Space – The City Council approved the purchase of four vacant parcels totaling 16 acres to be used for permanent open space in Laguna Canyon, Arch Beach Heights, and South Laguna.

DeWitt Property – Completed a lease agreement with the Laguna Canyon Foundation (LCF) for City-owned property in Laguna Canyon to renovate the onsite structure, which will eventually house its headquarters. Public amenities will be added to the property that will allow residents to enjoy the adjacent wilderness areas.  

Social Media – The City continued to expand its social media presence by launching its Instagram account that tells the story of the often-unseen work that keeps the City running. 

Cultural Arts Activity – The City and Arts Commission participated in several activities to bring art into the community, including: (a) adopting the Cultural Arts Plan and facilitating an Arts and Economic Prosperity study; (b) establishing a part-time Arts Coordinator position; (c) presenting 17 free concerts, screening three films, adding World Music Series, and restoring 14 public art pieces; (d) installing “The Love that Blinds” bench at Crescent Bay Point Park and an artist-designed bike rack along Laguna Canyon Road near the Sawdust Art Festival; (e) presenting Arts Marketing workshops for arts organizations and artists; and, (f) awarding 14 arts organizations a total of $204,000 in Cultural Arts Funding grants.

 

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