Welcome to my June newsletter! This Memorial Day, I am reflecting on the many men and women that have sacrificed their lives for our own freedom. As a daughter of an Army veteran, I am so grateful for those who serve in the military. I would also like to take a moment to congratulate all our high school and college graduates as they commence a new chapter of their life. After a challenging school year, each of these students deserve congratulations!
DRAFT BUDGET PRESENTED
The city of Laguna Niguel presented its draft budget at the May 4 meeting. The balanced budget pending approval has a $51.1M operating budget, does not utilize reserve funds (currently at 93% of operating budget) and sets aside $250,000 to go to reserves and $350,000 to reduce pension liability. The Capital Improvement Plan is $5.1M. The budget is scheduled for a vote on June 1.
(MORE) EV CHARGING STATIONS COMING TO LAGUNA NIGUEL
The city of Laguna Niguel will be installing additional EV Charging stations over the next 2 fiscal years. The location of the stations will be: City Hall, Crown Valley Park (CVP), Metrolink station, Sea Country Senior Center and other park locations. City Hall and CVP will be coming this fiscal year and are funded by grant money.
PROCLAMATION SUPPORTING KINDNESS GETS SUPPORT OF COUNCIL DESPITE UNKIND 2020 ELECTION, EXCLUDES LGBTQ COMMUNITY
The City council supported a proclamation that says it “values the varied racial, ethnic and age makeup of our residents . . .” excluding the LGBTQ community, ironically during upcoming pride month. It also stated that “acts that serve to diminish respect . . . have no place in Laguna Niguel” despite the fact that multiple council members told election lies and benefitted from graphic misrepresentations.
PLANNING COMMISSION SUBMITS DRAFT HOUSING ELEMENT TO STATE
The Planning Commission submitted it’s draft housing element, as required every 8 years, to the state. The City Council will review comments from the state and will hear public comments at a future council meeting prior to council approval of the Housing Element.
JULY 4 FIREWORKS CANCELLED
The County park will not allow Laguna Niguel to have its July 4th celebration, therefore the fireworks show is cancelled. Other festivities have been planned, see the city web site for details.