City of Laguna Beach

The City of Laguna Beach was granted sovereign tide and submerged lands in trust in 1929 for public parks, parkways, highways, a playground, or public recreation or enjoyment, the establishment, improvement and conduct of a harbor, and for the construction, maintenance, and operation of wharves, docks, piers, slips, quays, and other utilities, structures and appliances necessary or convenient for the promotion and accommodation of commerce and navigation.

City of Laguna Beach

The City is required by Section 6306 of the Public Resources Code to complete an annual financial statement and standardized reporting form for trust lands on or before December 31 of each year.

Below is a list of reports the City has submitted:

Settlement / Agreement Number Description
BLA 242 1000 Steps – South Laguna Beach Agreement
Statute Description
Chapter 50, Statutes of 1929 An act granting certain tidelands and submerged lands of the State of California to the city of Laguna Beach upon certain trusts and conditions.
Staff Report Description
05/27/1982 (48) Legal proceedings – Ninth Street Beach at the foot of 1,000 Steps in South Laguna Beach
01/23/1984 (24) Request for authorization to execute a settlement agreement with various private parties at 1,000 Steps Beach, South Laguna Coves

AB 691 – Proactively Planning for Sea-Level Rise Impacts

AB 691 (Muratsuchi) Chapter 592, Statutes of 2013, involves sea-level rise and granted public trust lands. Assessing the impacts of sea-level rise on these lands is a management priority for grantees.

Read more about AB 691 assessments and learn about local sea-level rise planning efforts.


Program Manager
Reid Boggiano

Dredging Notices & Financial Reports
Michaela Moser