Effective Representation For Municipal Law Matters
McMahon Law provides effective representation and counsel for Laguna Beach residents in matters governed by municipal law. Community issues can be complex, and getting them resolved can be frustrating as you attempt to navigate the various councils, boards and commissions of your local government.
McMahon Law has been working in the Laguna Beach community for more than 30 years. Our firm has established positive relationships with local hearing bodies. We can help you talk to the right people about your issues and help you work toward timely resolutions of your municipal issues.
What Is Governed By Municipal Law?
A city or county’s government creates a local general plan that governs the overall development of the city or county. This plan includes specific goals for seven elements:
- Land use
- Circulation or infrastructure
- Natural resource conservation
- Open-space preservation and use
City councils in California often appoint several hearing bodies to help residents resolve a variety of matters that interact with one or more of these seven elements. Among the more common of these bodies are the planning commission and the zoning adjustment board.
The planning commission handles development plans, ensuring that they meet local zoning regulations and overseeing amendments to existing plans. The zoning adjustment board makes decisions regarding the use of parcels of land and reviews permits that may flex the regulations set forth for an area’s use. Laguna Beach also has a design review board, responsible for overseeing conformance with proposed developments and maintaining the city’s “village atmosphere.”
Why Do I Need A Lawyer?
Residents who wish to develop land or begin construction need to obtain building permits from the city. Whether the governing body approves these permits hinges on how compliant the development plans are with local regulations.
An experienced municipal law attorney can help you better understand the intricacies of your city or county’s zoning ordinances and local general plan.
McMahon Law can help you review your plan and explain how it fits into the local general plan for Laguna Beach and surrounding Orange County. We can also represent you in matters requiring you to present your case in front of a hearing board.
Work With An Attorney Who Understands The Process
Our firm has been a part of the Laguna Beach community for decades. We are personally invested in helping our community grow by providing sound legal counsel and representation for our neighbors. Call our office at 949-494-9785 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.