Stephanie Oddo for Laguna Niguel City Council

July Newsletter

July 2022– 

Summer weather has arrived for sure, it’s hot out there! One of the interesting consequences of the Coastal Fire is the increase in crime Laguna Niguel has been experiencing due to the widespread news coverage of the homes in Coronado Pointe. Please remember to garage your car when you can and leave no personal items showing in your vehicles. Folks from outside the community have been coming to Laguna Niguel expecting to find a treasure chest.

LAGUNA NIGUEL CITY CENTER PROJECT MOVES FORWARD 

Zoning and General Plan amendments needed to move the city center project forward were unanimously approved by the city council at the June 21 city council meeting. Many council members noted the county’s past proposal of homeless tents on the property as a contrast to the newly planned development. I support the development for multiple reasons. I truly hope that the developer will hold his promise of LEED certified buildings, a certification for energy-efficient buildings that has been in use since 1994 and was devised by the U.S. Green Building Code. 
 
PARKING GARAGE AT CROWN VALLEY PARK?  

The city has initiated a parking study for Crown Valley Park. Past city council discussions have included a parking garage as the final phase of Crown Valley Park renovations. Please answer the resident survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cvppark
 
JULY 4 FIREWORKS CANCELLED 

Two days before July 4th, the contractor was unable to perform the fireworks show so the city had to find an alternative, hence the drone and laser show. Residents had mixed reviews on the experience.
 
CITY SUES BEAR BRAND RANCH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 

On June 24, the city filed a lawsuit against the BBRCA due to its “illegal blockage” of the Long View Park (public) Trail. I support this law suit, public trails should allow for public access. 
 
FUN AT JULY 4 CHAMBER BREAKFAST  

Our campaign had fun at our booth at the July 4 Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast.


 
CRAFT VENDORS WANTED 

If you haven’t been to the city’s fall craft fair, you should go! The vendors last year were very high quality and the city staff does a great job putting this event together. If you would like to be in the fair, contact kgarcia@lagunaniguel.org to apply now until August 31st. The craft fair will be on Saturday, October 1 from 9am-2pm.
 


Let’s Move Laguna Niguel Forward Together,