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Teen-Drinking Measure on Docket at Tuesday's Council Meeting

The City Council will take up the controversial topic again, possibly sending it on its way to passage.

At Tuesday's meeting, the Laguna Beach City Council is expected to officially introduce the controversial social-host ordinance, which would fault parents for underage drinking that goes on in parents' homes. Fines ranging from $500 for a first offense to $1,000 for a third offense will be proposed. This will be the ordinance's first reading, and a second reading will be required before a date is set for the law would go into effect, pending passage.

Previous Patch articles on the measure:

**To read Tuesday's agenda bill regarding the social host ordinance, click on the PDF file in the box to the right of this article. --->

In other business, the council is also expected to:

  • Appoint four residents to the Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Committee, and three South Laguna residents to the South Laguna Sewer and Water Committee.
  • Award a $33,000 contract to KDM Meridian for survey and boundary documentation between the ACT V parking lot and the Laguna College of Art and Design.
  • Adopt the 2012-2013 budget, with several proposed modifications.

There will also be the usual grab-bag of approvals of minutes, denials of claims, awardings of contracts, receiving of reports, stuff about stuff, and much, much more!

The council meets at 6 p.m. in chambers at . Click here to view the complete agenda and click here to watch the meeting live on the Internet.

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