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What is the biggest value you feel open space brings to our community?

Number of voters: 201

Wildlife habitat

Votes: 77 38.31%


Stops additional development

Votes: 71 35.32%


Provides a buffer between neighboring communities

Votes: 30 14.93%


Planned hiking and other recreation activities

Votes: 23 11.44%



The City recently announced a six million dollar surprise surplus. What do you think the money should be spent on?

Number of voters: 212

Undergrounding power lines in the Canyon

Votes: 83 39.15%


Sidewalks on Pacific Coast Highway

Votes: 46 21.7%


Skatepark

Votes: 25 11.79%


Other

Votes: 25 11.79%


New community pool

Votes: 23 10.85%


Purchasing South Laguna Community Garden

Votes: 10 4.72%



What did you do during last Friday’s storm?

Number of voters: 130

Stayed at home and enjoyed feeling cozy inside

Votes: 58 69.88%


Went out to dinner/show

Votes: 9 10.84%


Other

Votes: 7 8.43%


Left town

Votes: 6 7.23%


Got caught in the worst of it in my car

Votes: 3 3.61%



Do you think the State should lift water restrictions after the deluge we’ve had this winter?

Number of voters: 141

No

Votes: 63 44.68%


Yes

Votes: 48 34.04%


Maybe next year

Votes: 26 18.44%


We should never have water restrictions

Votes: 4 2.84%



We would like to have an idea of our demographics – age wise. Please let us know your age range…we really appreciate it!

Number of voters: 269

70+

Votes: 88 32.71%


60-69

Votes: 70 26.02%


50-59

Votes: 66 24.54%


40-49

Votes: 30 11.15%


30-39

Votes: 13 4.83%


Under 30

Votes: 2 .74%



What new kind of sit-down restaurant would you like to see in Laguna?

Number of voters: 207

We have enough restaurants

Votes: 88 42.51%


British pub-style

Votes: 39 18.84%


Korean

Votes: 24 11.59%


Indian

Votes: 21 10.14%


Gastropub

Votes: 20 9.66%


French

Votes: 15 7.25%



This week marks the start of the Waterwise Challenge. Laguna Beach has won three times. Will you be going to www.mywaterpledge.com to make your pledge to save water?

Number of voters: 71

Yes

Votes: 58 81.69%


I don’t see the need to save water after our rainy winter

Votes: 13 18.31%



What do you think of the new smoking ban?

Number of voters: 261

It’s great

Votes: 146 55.94%


It goes too far

Votes: 110 42.15%


What smoking ban?

Votes: 5 1.92%



CVS is hoping to take over the Laguna Drug location on Broadway. Are you:

Number of voters: 201

Sad, because that would not be in keeping with the character of Laguna

Votes: 138 68.66%


Glad, because that means greater convenience for residents

Votes: 35 17.41%


Indifferent

Votes: 28 13.93%



Should the iconic pepper tree be removed from its City Hall site?

Number of voters: 101

No, there have to be other ways to fix the problem other than chopping it down

Votes: 58 57.43%


Yes, it isn't worth risking the danger of injury

Votes: 43 42.57%



Summer daylight savings time is

Number of voters: 40

A good idea

Votes: 23 57.5%


A bad idea

Votes: 16 40%


What is daylight savings time?

Votes: 1 2.5%



The large red backpack in front of City Hall is a

Number of voters: 39

What red backpack?

Votes: 14 35.9%


Good idea, it will remind me if I see something, to say something

Votes: 13 33.33%


Not a good idea, it just looks like bad art

Votes: 12 30.77%



Banning drones in Laguna Beach:

Number of voters: 197

Is a good idea, because people need their privacy

Votes: 169 85.79%


Is a bad idea, because it curbs artistic expression

Votes: 28 14.21%



Which trolley system do you prefer?

Number of voters: 76

The current system, with the red trolley making limited stops and the blue trolley making all stops

Votes: 46 60.53%


Previous system, where all trolleys made all stops

Votes: 30 39.47%



The rallies on Saturday and Sunday were:

Number of voters: 158

A colossal waste of time and energy

Votes: 94 59.49%


A great demonstration of democracy in action

Votes: 64 40.51%



Summer is nearly over. That makes me:

Number of voters: 143

A little of both

Votes: 62 43.36%


Happy

Votes: 61 42.66%


Sad

Votes: 20 13.99%



Do you think the proposal to turn the area near the Library between Glennerye and Coast Highway into Park Plaza – a pedestrian park – is a good idea?

Number of voters: 208

Yes, we need more pedestrian park areas downtown

Votes: 104 50%


No, it will have a negative impact on traffic

Votes: 95 45.67%


*What is this Park Plaza of which you speak?

Votes: 9 4.33%



Should “Granny flats” (accessory dwelling units) be allowed on lots of 5,000 square feet and up?

Number of voters: 148

Yes

Votes: 108 72.97%


No

Votes: 40 27.03%



Laguna is discussing building a new pool at Lang Park. Do you think we need a second pool?

Number of voters: 265

Yes

Votes: 201 75.85%


No

Votes: 64 24.15%



Have you prepared a plan for your family in the event of a dangerous wildfire?

Number of voters: 62

No

Votes: 43 69.35%


Yes

Votes: 19 30.65%



The Planning Commission recently voted down the Coast Inn project. City Council will now vote on the project. Are you:

Number of voters: 180

Against the project

Votes: 119 66.11%


In favor of the project

Votes: 61 33.89%



City Council was right to take the initiative in undergrounding power lines and poles. The investment is worthwhile.

Number of voters: 233

Yes

Votes: 180 77.25%


No

Votes: 53 22.75%



I am proud of the way our community helps homeless people.

Number of voters: 116

Yes, I agree with this statement

Votes: 68 58.62%


No, I do not agree with this statement

Votes: 48 41.38%



Would you support a general obligation bond for citywide undergrounding?

Number of voters: 511

Yes

Votes: 371 72.6%


Maybe - it will depend on how much the bond is for and what areas are included

Votes: 91 17.81%


No

Votes: 49 9.59%



Happy 2018, Laguna! What issue do you feel is the most important one facing our community this year?

Number of voters: 277

Potential undergrounding bond(s)

Votes: 96 34.66%


Potential STL (short-term lodging) ordinance changes

Votes: 53 19.13%


City Council election

Votes: 52 18.77%


Future of Hotel Laguna and Central Bluffs area

Votes: 36 13%


Potential Historic Preservation Ordinance changes

Votes: 18 6.5%


Upcoming Coast Inn decision

Votes: 16 5.78%


Potential ADU (accessory dwelling units) ordinance changes

Votes: 6 2.17%



On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best, how would you rate City Council’s efforts since the last election?

Number of voters: 117

1

Votes: 38 32.48%


2

Votes: 37 31.62%


3

Votes: 21 17.95%


4

Votes: 16 13.68%


5

Votes: 5 4.27%



The congressional primaries are in June, and the top two vote-getters secure a spot on the November ballot regardless of party affiliation. Of the three Democratic candidates who live in Laguna Beach, who are you most likely to vote for?

Number of voters: 182

Harley Rouda

Votes: 92 50.55%


I will vote for the incumbent, Dana Rohrabacher

Votes: 43 23.63%


I’m still undecided

Votes: 31 17.03%


Hans Keirstead

Votes: 9 4.95%


I will vote for another Democratic candidate

Votes: 5 2.75%


Boyd Roberts

Votes: 2 1.1%



Should Stu News publish “Letters to the Editor” about national politics?

Number of voters: 143

No, because Stu News as a hyperlocal news source should cover local Laguna politics only

Votes: 107 74.83%


Yes, because Administration policies affect us all

Votes: 36 25.17%



Do you believe school administrators should carry concealed weapons on campus?

Number of voters: 188

No

Votes: 160 85.11%


Yes

Votes: 28 14.89%



Do you feel that public art in Laguna Beach should only be commissioned to Laguna Beach residents?

Number of voters: 131

No – great art is great art; public art commissions should be open to everyone

Votes: 79 60.31%


Yes – we must show support for our local artists in this way

Votes: 52 36.69%



Do you support the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ proposal to build temporary homeless shelters in Irvine, Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel?

Number of voters: 125

Yes

Votes: 71 56.8%


No

Votes: 44 35.2%


Yes to some locations but not to all

Votes: 10 8%



Local elections are right around the corner. What do you feel is the biggest issue facing Laguna Beach right now, which council candidates must address?

Number of voters: 211

Parking and traffic issues

Votes: 76 36.02%


Undergrounding

Votes: 38 18.01%


Homelessness

Votes: 32 15.17%


More affordable housing

Votes: 21 9.95%


Future development

Votes: 17 8.06%


Other

Votes: 11 5.21%


Environmental concerns

Votes: 6 2.84%


Helping businesses succeed

Votes: 6 2.84%


Historic Preservation Ordinance

Votes: 4 1.9%



Are you in favor of the possible school year calendar changes, as proposed by LBUSD’s special calendar committee?

Number of voters: 129

No

Votes: 65 50.39%


Yes

Votes: 34 26.36%


No

Votes: 30 23.26%



City Council is preparing to vote on the proposed renovation of The Coast Inn, as discussed in Barbara Diamond’s article today. Are you:

Number of voters: 169

For the project

Votes: 92 54.44%


Against the project

Votes: 77 45.56%



How often do you eat from restaurants in Laguna Beach for lunch or dinner, whether sitting down or ordering take-out?

Number of voters: 156

1-2 times per week

Votes: 65 41.67%


Rarely

Votes: 38 24.38%


3-4 times per week

Votes: 27 17.31%


5+ times per week

Votes: 14 8.87%


I mostly dine out in other cities

Votes: 12 7.69%



Will you support an undergrounding bond if it shows up on your November ballot?

Number of voters: 189

No

Votes: 91 48.15%


Yes

Votes: 57 30.16%


Maybe – it depends on the exact cost to homeowners

Votes: 41 21.69%



I will be voting for the following candidate in the primaries for California’s 48th Congressional District (listed in alphabetical order):

Number of voters: 273

Harley Rouda (D)

Votes: 207 75.82%


Dana Rohrabacher (R)

Votes: 29 10.62%


Dr. Hans Keirstead (D)

Votes: 19 6.96%


Scott Baugh (R)

Votes: 13 4.76%


None of the above/someone else

Votes: 5 1.83%



Will you vote in favor of a one-cent sales tax increase from 7.75 percent to 8.75 percent, to help fund the undergrounding of utilities on Laguna Canyon Road and other evacuation routes, should it end up on the ballot in November?

Number of voters: 152

No

Votes: 79 51.97%


Yes

Votes: 54 35.53%


I am undecided on the issue

Votes: 19 12.5%


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