HOA Quarterly


June 2023 | Issue No.7

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Providing City-Specific Updates and Resources to Laguna Niguel Homeowner's Associations

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HOA Outreach Meeting on Thursday, November 9th

The next HOA Outreach Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 9th, at City Hall. Please stay tuned on topics of discussion and information on how to register.

The HOA Show Podcast

Hosted by: Ryan Gesell, CIRMS, CMCA

This podcast covers a variety of relevant topics geared toward HOAs. Some episode topics include "Condo Lending Issues and the Blacklist."

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Save the Date! - HOA Outreach Meeting on Thursday, November 9th

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The HOA Show Podcast

Neighborhood Watch Open House Forum

La Paz Road Repair Project

Community Associations Institute: California Balcony Law Inspection Update

Upcoming Slurry Seal Project

Commercial Turf Removal Incentives

Landlord Signing Bonus and Tenant Move-In Assistance Program

Commissioner Lara and FAIR Plan Reach Agreement to Increase Commercial Coverage Limit to $20 million

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The Publications Team is always looking for new authors and new information to share!

If there is a topic you would like to learn about - OR - if you would like to submit an article, please email 

HOA@cityoflagunaniguel.org. A team member will get connected with you.

Neighborhood Watch Open House Forum

Neighborhood Watch Open House Forum

June 27, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Crown Valley Community Center


The Laguna Niguel Police Services is hosting a Neighborhood Watch Open House Forum for all neighborhoods and residents at the Crown Valley Community Center on Tuesday, June 27, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

This forum will address crime trends, the 'See Something Say Something' topic, and home security tips and suggestions. RSVP is required to attend this event. Please RSVP by emailing mconlin@ocsheriff.gov or msimmons@ocsheriff.gov

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La Paz Road Update

On Friday, May 5, 2023, the City of Laguna Niguel proclaimed the existence of a local emergency in response to additional earth movement under La Paz Road, between Kings Road and Rancho Niguel Road. The City has been actively monitoring La Paz Road, and most recently has observed increasing signs of vertical displacement. While there is no immediate danger to the public, the City is taking extra precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all residents and commuters.


Please note that the two southbound lanes on La Paz Road, between Rancho Niguel Road and Kings Road, are closed indefinitely. Additionally, the City has implemented a temporary traffic control pattern on La Paz Road that closes off the two southbound travel lanes at Rancho Niguel Road. Traffic traveling southbound along La Paz Road is being directed into the left turn lane to proceed eastbound along Rancho Niguel Road to Moulton Parkway as the detour. The two northbound lanes along La Paz Road currently remain open and unchanged. However, the City will soon be reducing the northbound lanes on La Paz Road to one lane to permit traffic flow in both directions.


During this time, the City continues to coordinate with various agencies and geotechnical experts to develop a long-term repair plan for the affected area. The City is also completing a FEMA grant application to secure funding for the design and construction of La Paz Road. The process for total repair of La Paz Road is anticipated to last between 3 to 5 years in order to fully fund and complete the project.


To stay informed about the latest updates regarding La Paz Road, residents are encouraged to visit the City’s dedicated webpage below and to follow the City's social media platforms. The City is committed to keeping the public safe and informed every step of the way. 

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Balcony inspections in Southern California reveal hidden damage especially in communities close to the ocean. To read the article by Dr. Khatri, a structural engineer and Principal of Khatri International Inc. based in Las Vegas, NV and Arcadia, CA click here.

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City of Laguna Niguel - Upcoming Slurry Seal Project

As a reminder, the Residential Annual Resurfacing Program is scheduled to start this summer and be completed in the fall. The program is the maintenance of Citywide arterial and residential roadways per the Pavement Management Plan. It helps the City preserve and extend the life of our city roads. The project, commonly known as the "Slurry Seal" Project, includes various tasks such as traffic control, public outreach, minor crack sealing, and the application of Type II slurry seal, which is a water-based, emulsified asphalt mixture. The added useful life of the rehabilitated roadways is 7 years. 


Although the Slurry Seal Project only addresses public roadways, the City recognizes the impact the project has on the entire community. The City will actively provide project updates on its social media platforms, mobile app, and dedicated webpage.

Below is a general overview of the slurry seal process.

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Moulton Niguel Water District provides incentives and rebates to HOAs participating in the Turf Removal Program. If your HOA is planning to convert common area, they should apply for the Commercial Turf Removal Program, which is currently at a $3 per square foot incentive in the service area. HOAs can also receive an additional $0.70 per square foot through the Commercial Spray-to-Drip Program, which provides a rebate for converting traditional spray irrigation to inline drip irrigation. There is a 50,000 square foot project cap per water meter.

The City encourages HOAs to consider removing/replacing grass areas. If you plan to replace grass, please connect with our Planning Department first at planning@cityoflagunaniguel.org, in order to ensure you are provided with all the necessary information.

Turf Removal Information
Turf Removal Application



The Laguna Heights Community Association (LHCA) was recently presented with Moulton Niguel Water District’s President’s Water Hero Award for being a leader in water stewardship. LHCA participated in the District’s H2O Pro program, a free irrigation assessment and water management program designed to help community associations and commercial landscapes save water and money, while reducing urban runoff pollution. LHCA has taken great strides to prioritize water conservation and has reduced its water use by 27%, resulting in a total savings of $125,000 since 2021.


To learn more about Moulton Niguel’s H2O Pro program, visit mnwd.com/h2opro

Landlord Signing Bonus and Tenant Move-In Assistance Program

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) recently received limited funding through the County of Orange for a landlord incentive program. The incentives provided under this limited program include a landlord unit signing bonus structure for new and existing landlords, security deposit assistance for OCHA participants*, and refrigerator costs reimbursement for OCHA participants. 

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Commissioner Lara and FAIR Plan Reach Agreement to Increase Commercial Coverage Limit to $20 million

As part of Commissioner Lara's comprehensive effort to provide more insurance options to California residents and businesses, he recently announced that the California FAIR Plan Association has agreed to more than double its existing commercial coverage limits to $20 million. This increase in coverage is intended for businesses unable to find coverage in the normal insurance marketplace. 

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The Laguna Niguel Summer Trolley is a FREE summer public transportation service that operates between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. Please note, children under the age of 13, must be accompanied by an adult. 

Explore Laguna Niguel from the hills to the sea with FREE unlimited rides. From Crown Valley Park to Salt Creek Beach, you'll have all-day access to beaches, shops, restaurants, and special events, such as the City's Summer Concert Series! Hop on and hop off as much as you like. Enjoy total flexibility to GO. SEE. DO.

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Click here to view the monthly messages and videos from the Chief of Laguna Niguel Police Services, Captain Isaac Flores.

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