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Ferguson, Laura

LauraFergusonTerm Expires: November 2022

Biography:  Laura Ferguson, MPA

Laura Ferguson is a southern California native and has resided in San Clemente for 10 years where she is raising her two teenage sons.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications and a minor in Journalism.  Laura had a career in the healthcare and medical manufacturing industry for a decade before transitioning to municipal government where she has worked for the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission, Oceanside Police Department, City of San Clemente and now, City of Encinitas.

Laura is a proven taxpayer/citizen advocate for San Clemente. She organized Talega Residents for Fair Taxation to stop the abusive over-taxation of Mello-Roos property owners and has advocated against proposed tax increases that would have affected all San Clemente residents.

Laura currently volunteers as a Board Member for Marian Bergeson Excellence in Public Service Series.  She served as Trustee for Scholarship Prep Charter School, Santa Ana and Oceanside sites (2016-2019).  She is a volunteer member of Assembly Member Bill Brough’s Education Advisory Committee. Laura served as a Board Member/Treasurer for Talega Lifestyle Corporation (2012-2014) and as a Delegate with Talega Maintenance Corporation, Community HOA (2011-2014). She was also a Member of the Board of Directors, Courtney’s SandCastle Charitable Foundation (2010-2011).

On City Council she served as a Board Member of the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (2019) and currently an Alternate Board Member of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency.  Laura serves as member of the Coastal Animal Services JPA Board and City Representative to the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce and City Representative to Capistrano Unified School District.

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You may contact the City Council at (949) 361-8322 during regular business hours. Emails to the City Council are also welcomed and are monitored on a regular basis.

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Dan Bane | Kathy Ward | Chris Hamm | Laura Ferguson | Gene James

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Members of the public may address the City Council on matters within the jurisdiction of the City of San Clemente, regardless of whether or not the item appears on the meeting agenda.  When you arrive at the Council Chambers, please complete a “City Council Meeting Speaker Card", that is located at the entrance to the Chambers, and submit it to the City Clerk. When the Mayor calls your name, please step to the podium, and state your name and city of residence.  Speakers are allocated three minutes in which to express their views.

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When and where does Council meet?

The City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the City Council Chambers.  Closed Session items are considered at 5:00 p.m., with the public business session commencing at 6:00 p.m. Changes to this schedule, and additional meetings which may be scheduled, are publicly noticed. Meetings are telecast live on Channel 854 and are rebroadcast the following Saturday at 12:00 noon and on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.  Click here for a Map to City Hall

Who is on the City Council and how are the positions filled?

The City Council consists of five members, elected at-large, for four-year overlapping terms of office. Non-partisan City elections are held in November of even-numbered years for Council Members.  At the top of this page is a list of our current City Council Members.

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The above Councilmembers are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's Department. Mark Taylor, City Treasurer, is also an elected officer identified in Government Code Section 87200.  Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by these officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's Department is 100 Avenida Presidio, San Clemente, California 92672.  The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at" target="_blank">