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2018 Laguna Niguel City Council
Left to Right: Back Row - Mayor Pro Tem John Mark Jennings, 
Mayor Elaine Gennawey, and 
Council Member Fred Minagar
Left to Right: Front Row - 
Council Member Linda Lindholm and Council Member Laurie Davies


The City Council consists of five (5) members, elected from the City at-large, who serve four year staggered terms. Annually, the City Council appoints a Mayor and a Mayor Pro Tem from its own membership to serve a one-year term. The Mayor is responsible for presiding over City Council meetings, representing the City Council at various business and ceremonial events, and executing all City ordinances, resolutions and contracts. The Mayor Pro Tem performs these duties in the absence of the Mayor. As a legislative body, the City Council is responsible for the enactment of local laws (ordinances), the adoption of the annual City Budget and Capital Improvement Program, and the review and adoption of proposed policies, agreements, contracts and other City business items.

The City Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney, as well as the members of the various citizen advisory boards, commissions and ad-hoc committees. 

Contact Us

Mayor and City Council
City of Laguna Niguel
30111 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Tel: (949) 362-4300
Executive Secretary to Mayor and City Council: Megan Sterling

Meeting Details & Location

The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers.  Click Here for the latest Council Meeting Agenda.

Any person wishing to address the City Council on any matter, whether or not it appears on the Agenda, may do so under the Public Communications portion of the Agenda. Each individual is required to complete a "Request to Speak" form and is allowed 3 minutes to address the Council. No action will be taken on any items not on the Agenda.


City of Laguna Niguel
30111 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Tel: (949) 362-4300
Fax: (949) 362-4340

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