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Reader Poll 061317

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%


Reader Poll 062017

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%


Reader Poll 062317

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%


Reader Poll 071817

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%


Reader Poll 080117

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%


Reader Poll 082217

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%


Reader Poll 090117

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%


Reader Poll 091217

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%


Reader Poll 092217

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%


Reader Poll 100317

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%


Reader Poll 101017

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%


Reader Poll 101717

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%


Reader Poll 103117

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%


Reader Poll 111017

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%


Reader Poll 120517

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%


Reader Poll 010218

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%


Reader Poll 011918

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%


Reader Poll 012618

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%


Reader Poll 020618

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%


Reader Poll 021318

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%


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