Laguna Beach Taps New Community Development Director

The City of Laguna Beach will have a new community development director before the end of the year. City Manager John Pietig has announced the selection of Marc Wiener, who currently serves as director of planning and building for the Carmel-by-the-Sea.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the community of Laguna Beach and believe in protecting the City’s heritage, history and beauty, while continuing to improve the City’s Development review process,” said Wiener, who takes over on Dec. 30. “As a people person and a problem solver, I am also committed to enhancing customer service.”

Laguna Beach’s sitting community development director, Gregory Pfost, is retiring in June. His successor was chosen after a thorough recruitment drive.

Laguna Beach’s community development director provides oversight of Planning, Zoning, Building and Permitting, Code Enforcement and Historic Preservation. As its director, Wiener will be involved with the City’s General Plan, the Downtown Specific Plan, and California Coastal Commission work.

Read more about Wiener here.