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2011 Hermosa Beach City Council Candidate Debate Questions

The HBNA Candidate from October 5, 2011, is Now Available
 on the City's Granicus Online System.



 The HBNA Candidate Debate is on the Internet -

Total Run Time is 2 hours 50 minutes - Go to this Granicus weblink: 
 
http://hermosabeach.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=1493

Just Below are the all the 2011 HBNA Candidate Questions and the
 Start and End times of each of the Questions from the Granicus online video.





The HBNA Candidate Debate is on the Internet -
Total Run Time is 2 hours 50 minutes - Go to this Granicus weblink:
 
 

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Just Below are the HBNA Candidate Questions and the
Start and End times of each of the Questions from the Granicus online video.

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HBNA Candidate Debate - October 5, 2011

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Hermosa Beach City Council Treasurer's Debate:

Granicus Video START: 1 min 15 sec

Granicus Video END:  10 min 00 sec

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Hermosa Beach Measure Q and Measure N Debate:

Granicus Video START: 11 min 00 sec

Granicus Video END:  15 min 5 sec

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2011 Hermosa Beach City Council Candidate Debate Questions

Candidates Opening Statement - Two minutes response each  

Granicus Video START: 21 min 00 sec

Granicus Video END:  31 min 00 sec

Each candidate has one minute to respond to each of the Questions 1 thru 9.

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The first block of debate questions will 

be based the following document:

Hermosa Beach City Council GOALS AND WORK PLAN FOR 2011-12.

http://hermosabeach.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=1481&meta_id=92782

 

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Debate Question 1:

 

From the City Council’s Goals and Work Plan 2011-2012:

 

What are your top two priorities that would 

most benefit our local Hermosa Beach businesses?

 

Granicus Video START: 31 min 00 sec

Granicus Video END: 38 min 32 sec


 1 minute each to respond.

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Debate Question 2:

 

From the City Council’s Goals and Work Plan 2011-2012:

 

What are your top two priorities that would 

most benefit our Hermosa Beach residential neighborhoods?

 

Granicus Video START : 38 min 32 sec

Granicus Video END : 47 min 5 sec


  1 minute each to respond.

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Debate Question 3:

 

What are your top priorities that you would want 

to add to the City Council's Goals and Work Plan 2011-2012?

 

Granicus Video START : 47 min 5 sec

Granicus Video END : 55 min 15 sec


 1 minute to respond.


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What is your position on Ballot Measure Q and Ballot Measure N.

 

Granicus Video START : 55 min 15 sec

Granicus Video END : 1 hr 3 min 45 sec


Each candidate will have 2 minutes to respond. 


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The first block of debate questions will be based the following report:

“Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County

- A Cities and Communities Report.”

Published by: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in March 2011

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/epi/docs/AOD%20final%20print%20secured.pdf

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One of the quotes from the: 

Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County” report stated:

"Communities with a high density of either On- or Off-Premises outlets were

. . 9 to 10 times more likely to have increased rates of violent crime"

Data compiled from the: 

Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County” report showed that:

- Hermosa Beach had 4 times the On-Premises alcohol outlet density 

compared to all of Los Angeles County. 


- Among the 7 South Bay cities bordering the ocean, 

from El Segundo south to Rancho Palos Verdes, 

Hermosa Beach ranked number 1 in the per capita rate of violent crime.  

 

- Hermosa Beach had more than double the rate of violent crime 

compared to Manhattan Beach.  

 

- Hermosa Beach had more than 3 times the rate of violent crime 

compared to Rancho Palos Verdes

 

- Hermosa Beach had more than 10 times the rate of violent crime 

compared to Palos Verdes Estates.    

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Debate Question 4:

 

Do you believe the findings in the 

"Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County" report 

regarding the relationship of alcohol outlet density 

to increased violent crime in a city?

 

Granicus Video START : 1 hr 3 min 45 sec

Granicus Video END : 1 hr 14 min 55 sec

 

 1 minute to respond.

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Debate Question 5:

 

Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach were both listed 

as having a “High Level” of alcohol outlet density.  

Data from the report showed that Hermosa Beach had more than

double the rate of violent crime compared to Manhattan Beach.   

 

In the past the HBPD has stated that over-crowding, over-serving 

and under-age drinking were problems that had to be dealt with.

 

Does over-crowding, over-serving and under-age drinking 

continue to be problem in Hermosa Beach? 

 

Granicus Video START : 1 hr 14 min 55 sec

Granicus Video END : 1 hr 26 min 10 sec

 1 minute to respond.
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4 Questions from the Audience

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Question from Daniel Marinelli, Public Works Commissioner - Public Works Question

Granicus Video START : 1 hr 26 min 10 sec

Granicus Video END : 1 hr 34 min 38 sec

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Question from Raymond Waters, School Board Member - Hermosa Beach School Question

Granicus Video START : 1 hr 34 min 38 sec

Granicus Video END : 1 hr 45 min 00 sec

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Question from Bernie Robbins, resident - City Council Pay Question

Granicus Video START : 1 hr 45 min 00 sec

Granicus Video END : 1 hr 50 min 25 sec

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Question from Sandy Saeman, resident - Muni-Code Enforement Question

Granicus Video START : 1 hr 50 min 25 sec

Granicus Video END : 2 hr 3 min 35 sec

 1 minute to respond.

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Debate Question 6:

 

One of the recommendations from the "Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms in Los Angeles County" report was to:

"Ensure compliance with responsible sales and serving practices."

 

Would strict enforcement of the 50-50 law with verified documentation; 

reduce the alcohol related problems that the HBPD has to deal, 

from restaurants that over-serve alcohol?

 

 

Granicus Video START : 2 hr 3 min 35 sec

Granicus Video END  : 2 hr 12 min 35 sec

 

 1 minute to respond.

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The next block of debate questions relate 

to future policy options for Hermosa Beach.

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Debate Question 7:

 

From the report the 7 South Bay city ranking showed that city’s with 

a High alcohol outlet density had a higher rate of violent crime.  

While cities listed with a Low alcohol outlet density had a lower rate of violent crime. 

 

Currently new beer and wine restaurants that close by 10pm can open up 

in Hermosa Beach without going thru the CUP process, which includes public hearings. 

 

This same by “by right” process can also add new liquor stores.

 

Is there a net economic benefit to Hermosa Beach, when new beer and wine 

restaurants or new liquor stores are allowed to open without public hearings?

 

 

Granicus Video START : 2 hr 12 min 35 sec

Granicus Video END : 2 hr 23 min 30 sec

 

 1 minute to respond.

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Question 8:

  

Under current zoning, businesses such as nightclub cabarets, 

pornography stores, massage parlors or tattoo shops are allowed 

to open in designated Hermosa Beach commercial zones.

 

Does the addition of new adult-oriented businesses 

near residential neighborhoods and schools, benefit the city?

 

Is there a net economic benefit to the city from adding 

more adult-oriented businesses in Hermosa Beach?

 

 

Granicus Video START : 2 hr 23 min 30 sec

Granicus Video END : 2 hr 32 min 15 sec

 

 1 minute to respond.

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Question 9:  

 

The Public Safety budget, which includes the HBPD and the HBFD, 

makes up about 65% of the city's yearly budget.

The HBPD is operating with 5-6 less police officers positions due to budget cuts. 

The HBFD also recently lost 3 firefighter positions due to budget cuts. 

 

What are your top priorities for the future of 

public safety operations in the Hermosa Beach?

 

 

Granicus Video START : 2 hr 32 min 15 sec

Granicus Video END : 2 hr 41 min 15 sec


 1 minute to respond.

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Hermosa Beach City Council Candidates Closing Statements:

 

Granicus Video START : 2 hr 41 min 15 sec

Granicus Video END : 2 hr 50 min 00 sec



 2 minutes to respond. 
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End of Hermosa Beach City Council Debate

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Here are the replay schedules for the City Council Candidate Debates.
 
All Hermosa Beach Candidate Debates will Replay on:
 
Time Warner channel 8 and Verizon FIOS channel 31
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SAT & SUN, October 29 & 30, 2011
 

12 Noon - Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Assn. Candidates Debate-REPLAY

3 pm - Leadership Hermosa Candidates Debate-REPLAY

6 pm - Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Assn. Candidates Debate-REPLAY

9 pm - Leadership Hermosa Candidates Debate-REPLAY

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MONDAY, October 31, 2011
 

12 Noon - Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Assn. Candidates Debate-REPLAY

3 pm - Leadership Hermosa Candidates Debate-REPLAY 

6 pm - Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Assn. Candidates Debate-REPLAY

9 pm - Leadership Hermosa Candidates Debate-REPLAY

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TUESDAY, November 1, 2011
 

12 Noon - Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Assn. Candidates Debate-REPLAY

3 pm - Leadership Hermosa Candidates Debate-REPLAY 

6 pm - Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Assn. Candidates Debate-REPLAY

9 pm - Leadership Hermosa Candidates Debate-REPLAY

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The HBNA Candidate from October 5, 2011, is Now Available
 on the City of Hermosa Beach, Granicus Online System.
 

The Hermosa Beach Neighgborhood Assn. Debate is on the Internet -
Total Run Time is 2 hours 50 minutes - Go to this Granicus weblink:
 

http://hermosabeach.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=1493

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The Leadership Hermosa Beach Candidate Debate is on the Internet -
Total Run Time is 2 hours 20 minutes - Go to this Granicus weblink:
 

http://hermosabeach.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=1499

 


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