October 12, 2021
Your business news & updates
The City of Laguna Niguel is working to support our local businesses during this COVID-19 crisis and beyond. We will provide timely information, resources, programs and updates to help your business thrive!
Help Guide Park and Recreation Development
The City of Laguna Niguel has started the process of developing a collaborative, community-supported Citywide Park Needs Assessment that outlines how to best meet the future parks and recreation needs of its citizens and build economic and cultural value.

The Citywide Park Needs Assessment is a planning document that will provide a clear vision supported by goals, policies, and objectives that give direction to the City for development, redevelopment, expansion, and enhancement of the City park system. The Citywide Park Needs Assessment will help guide City goals and priorities for the next 20 years or more.
As part of the input and feedback process, the City is hosting workshops through November. Workshop #2 took place on October 9 and can be viewed via the City’s YouTube channel.
The City is seeking feedback from businesses and residents via the second survey, available online through Friday, October 23. Share this information with other local business owners residing in Laguna Niguel.  
The City’s goal is to capture community feedback through an array of methods and ensure recommendations that will help shape the future of Laguna Niguel are presented through this community outreach effort. 
Updates about the project and future workshop information and surveys will be available on the project website. (Click on the photo for more information.)

COVID-19 Recovery Package to Support Small Businesses
Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed legislation building on the state’s pandemic adaptations and support for hard-hit small businesses, including measures that allow restaurants to continue benefiting from the sale of to-go alcoholic drinks and expanded outdoor dining opportunities.

The Administration acted during the pandemic to enable restaurants and bars to expand outdoor operations in areas such as sidewalks and parking lots. AB 61 and SB 314 give businesses that temporarily expanded their premises under this regulatory relief a one-year grace period after the end of the emergency to apply for permanent expansion.
SB 389 allows restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries that sell food to offer to-go alcoholic beverages with food orders through December 31, 2026. The legislation builds on Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control regulatory relief announced in June that extended the sale of to-go alcoholic beverages with food deliveries through the end of the year. 
For the full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
The SBDC is celebrating the rich contributions of Hispanic Americans to our communities with a special webinar on October 15 featuring small business owner Javier Sosa of Javier’s Restaurant.

The webinar, which starts at 11 am, includes a story of dreams, hope, and the tools to help you succeed.

Register at this link
Enjoy our Featured Businesses
Have you been to Bistro K? This eatery is our next Featured Business. Watch this fun video we produced and visit this wonderful establishment today!

If you are interested in having your business featured, email econdev@cityoflagunaniguel.org.