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The HBNA Candidate Debate on YouTube



The HBNA Candidate from October 5, 2011, 

is Now Available on YouTube

These YouTube videos of The 2011 HBNA Debate are broken down with all 4 candidates, question by question, so you can zero in on each candidate’s position.

This way you can watch all the candidates responses for each question in around 8 to 10 minutes.

It is much easier go to a separate debate question and watch 8 to 10 minutes, compared to searching the 2 hours and 50 minutes of the Granicus video.




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 -



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Just Below are the HBNA Candidate Questions and Video Responses on YouTube:

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The HBNA Candidate Debate on YouTube - October 5, 2011

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The Hermosa Beach Treasurer's Debate:

 

YouTube Video - 9 min 00 sec:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU-AQvcSYto

 

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Hermosa Beach Measures Q & N Debate:

 

YouTube Video - 4 min 55 sec:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3ijS26wdAA

 

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2011 Hermosa Beach City Council Candidate Debate  

 

Opening Statements - The 2011 Hermosa Beach City Council Candidate Debate

 

YouTube Video - 10 min 12 sec:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJcRfijufdc

 

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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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Question 1 - The Hermosa Beach City Council Candidates Debate

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?

YouTube Video – 8 min 14 sec:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRRv8gA_0D8

 

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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?

YouTube Video - 9 min 12 sec:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3arQH13lO0

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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?

YouTube Video – 8 min 13 sec:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDnUy20Ug3s

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

YouTube Video – 8 min 49 sec:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwCk2IBR0yQ

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The next 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?

Question 4 Part 1

YouTube Video – 4 min 6 sec:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6dXX0WgMnM

Question 4 Part 2

 YouTube Video – 7 min 19 sec:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqjOP8Y9oqk

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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?

 

YouTube Video – 11 min 39 sec:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS2kWY4WOL8

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4 Questions from the Audience

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

YouTube Video – 8 min 26 sec:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbjVCMw1Q0s

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Question from Raymond Waters, Hermosa Beach School Board Member 

- Hermosa Beach School Question

YouTube Video – 11 min 19 sec:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5JksxqBDJY

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Question from Bernie Robbins, resident - City Council Pay Question

YouTube Video – 6 min 48 sec:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wokB7fy37c

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

YouTube Video – 14 min 31 sec:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZohUSx9qFwE

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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?


YouTube Video – 8 min 18 sec:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS3Y4A7HxRQ

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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?

 

YouTube Video – 11 min 25 sec:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26EXLqwf_pU

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Debate 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?

YouTube Video – 9 min 13 sec:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psvl1meiCG4

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Debate 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?

 

YouTube Video – 9 min 46 sec:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILegyJY_2wM

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Hermosa Beach City Council Candidates Closing Statements:

YouTube Video – 9 min 45 sec:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZL6_MF46TM

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End of Hermosa Beach City Council Debate

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