However, three important projects are underway: the Lifeguard Headquarters, public restrooms and new children's play equipment at Main Beach.
Discussing the city's financial picture, Boyd noted that the budget is balanced and the city's 10% reserve and $4 million Recession Smoothing Account remain intact without any layoffs.
Q & A session
Boyd had no answer to South Laguna resident Eleanor Henry's query on when Caltrans would enlarge the culvert under Coast Highway, a sore point with those who felt the council erred in not accepting county money for the project when it was offered.
Also asked: "When will Caltrans move the stop sign to the north side of Ocean Avenue?
"Caltrans wants $250,000 to do it," Boyd said. "I think that is asinine. About 80% of the traffic heads south on PCH."
Asked when the problems with Aliso Creek will be addressed, Boyd said that was a question for City Manager John Pietig, who is scheduled to speak at a future conservancy dinner.
When asked about the proliferation of low-flying commercial flights, Boyd said that the issue will be on the Jan. 15 agenda.
The final question came from a Laguna Canyon resident who wanted to know why the city won't take steps to clear an illegally built wall that was red-tagged.
"Email me — I'll follow up on it," said Boyd, who prides himself on his accessibility to his constituents.