Welcome to

Village Laguna

What Is Village Laguna?

Founded in 1971, this non-profit mutual-benefit community organization began when concerned citizens opposed the construction of high rise buildings along the legendary Laguna Beach coastline and helped create Main Beach Park. Since then, Village Laguna’s goals have expanded to encompass our mission statement to preserve, enhance, and celebrate the unique village character and cultural heritage of Laguna Beach; to foster community spirit and address social needs; and to  work toward restoring and protecting our ocean and coastal habitats. [See Legal Description]

Village Laguna hosts monthly meetings where you will find opportunities to learn and take action to preserve and enhance the village character of Laguna Beach. Visit our Calendar page for meeting dates and times.

Watch this video by Gary LeFebvre showing some Village Laguna Highlights.

Village Laguna and Laguna Beach: “The Truth about Village Laguna,” a column by Ann Christoph, plus an article on the designation of Laguna Beach as a Historic American Landscape


Village Laguna’s mission is to preserve, enhance, and celebrate the unique village character and cultural heritage of Laguna Beach; to foster community spirit and address social needs; and to work toward restoring and protecting our ocean and coastal habitats.


Our focus and resolve on current issues comes from years of

experience of solutions on past topics by embracing and

maintaining the community integrity and history of Laguna Beach.

Barbara Dresel, Village Laguna Scholarship Chair, presents the Arnold and Bonnie Hano Village Laguna Scholarship to Uma Bhatia at the Laguna Beach High School 2023 Honors Convocation.


Every year since 1978, Village Laguna has awarded a scholarship to a Laguna Beach High School graduating senior who shows leadership and involvement in activities that protect the environment and promote humanitarian goals.

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Commencing in May, 2022, the Board of Directors will post letters, position papers, and similar writings here to the City that have been approved by a vote of the Board. Documents are posted with clickable links with the latest on top for your selection.

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Village Laguna Issues and Responses
Village Laguna Gets Involved making a difference in the community by principals that help maintain the integrity and history of our little town. Members have a voice that is brought to the City of Laguna Beach.

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Village Laguna Board Meeting

October 7 | 9 AM on zoom

Tuesday October 10 – City Council Meeting

Topic: Village Laguna General Meeting
Time: Oct 23, 2023 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Sean Joyce, interim city manager, will be our guest speaker.

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City Council Meeting
Tuesday October 24, 5:00PM


Village Laguna Board Meeting
Time: Sat. Nov. 4, 2023 09:00am ZOOM

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
after 5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
after 5 p.m.


Dec. 2 – Village Laguna Board Meeting
November 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pressing Topics Regarding City issues
December 12 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Village Laguna Holiday Party
December 18 @ 6:00 pm at the Congregational Church


Established 1971 to preserve and enhance the unique village character of Laguna Beach. (Archives)

October 2023

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Hospital Administrator Reports to Council on Planning Process
Interim City Manager to Speak October 23

Septmber 2023

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Village Laguna Supports
SensibleLaguna Against Intensification
on Park Avenue
ADUs and the Future of the Village

July/Aug 2023

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Annual Picnic Set for
August 28
School District’s Master Plan Undergoing Close Scrutiny

June 2023

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Leaders of Sensible Laguna – Speak on School District Plans
Historic House Cleared for Demolition after Appeal

May 2023

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Charm House Tour Returns – Sunday, May 21
Council Budget Workshop May 16: Funding for Digester

April 2023

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Dan Selmi to Tell the Mineral King Story April 25

Rules for Blufftop Development Return for a Second Look



Village Laguna is composed of volunteers who care deeply about the community, balancing pressures for new development with the preservation of those qualities that make Laguna special. By becoming a member you will have a voice in your community and be part of a group that supports local candidates that respect Laguna’s history and care deeply about the long-term future of Laguna Beach for our children. Attend our monthly meetings and become informed about your community’s needs. Recent changes in state regulations require Village Laguna to state the employer of individuals who donate $100 or more in any given year. “Retired” and “unemployed” are acceptable responses.  If self-employed, one must state the entity and position such as “President, Smith Incorporated”.


We Want to Hear From You!

Our Address

PO Box 1309
Laguna Beach, CA 92652

[email protected]

949 472.7503

Village Laguna was founded in 1971 by concerned citizens opposed to the construction of high-rise buildings along the legendary Laguna Beach coastline. Our efforts led to the adoption of a 36-foot height limit that still protects our city’s unique atmosphere.