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Reader Poll 071718

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: This year’s City Council election is the most important one in the last 10+ years.

Number of voters: 88

Agree

Votes: 73 82.95%


Disagree

Votes: 15 17.05%


Reader Poll 070618

Which recent restaurant news are you most excited about?

Number of voters: 103

The opening of South of Nick’s

Votes: 43 41.75%


Chef Craig Strong’s concept-in-the-works on Ocean Ave

Votes: 32 31.07%


Nirvana Grille’s new “Bliss Above Broadway” rooftop dining

Votes: 9 8.74%


The opening of Terra at Festival of Arts

Votes: 9 8.74%


The reopening of Central

Votes: 6 5.83%


Chef David Fune joining Salt Creek Grille

Votes: 4 3.88%


Reader Poll 062618

Do you support Cantrans’ proposed changes to the 133/Laguna Canyon Road?

Number of voters: 72

No

Votes: 43 59.72%


Yes

Votes: 29 40.28%


Reader Poll 061518

Maggi Henrikson reports of a $3 million Laguna Beach home sale via cryptocurrency. Do you personally possess cryptocurrency?

Number of voters: 85

No

Votes: 83 97.65%


Yes

Votes: 2 2.35%


Reader Poll 060118

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%


Reader Poll 091616

LB Police and the City are negotiating a new contract. In addition to a supervising sergeant, how many patrol units (1 officer per unit) do you feel we need to protect our streets and neighborhoods at a minimum?

Number of voters: 272

6 units

Votes: 183 67.28%


5 units

Votes: 32 11.76%


4 units

Votes: 23 8.46%


2 units

Votes: 23 8.46%


3 units

Votes: 11 4.04%


Reader Poll 090616

Over the last year, we’ve had many new eateries open in Laguna Beach. Do you have a favorite among these?

Number of voters: 123

Rasta Taco

Votes: 26 21.14%


Skyloft

Votes: 21 17.07%


Gu Ramen

Votes: 18 14.63%


Asada

Votes: 16 13.01%


Teverna

Votes: 16 13.01%


Central

Votes: 12 9.76%


Urth Caffe

Votes: 7 5.69%


Jan’s Health Bar

Votes: 4 3.25%


Laguna Beach Brewery & Grille

Votes: 3 2.44%


Reader Poll 082616

Which one of the following issues tops your list to be addressed by City Council candidates in the upcoming election?

Number of voters: 148

Homelessness

Votes: 43 29.05%


Limited parking and increased traffic

Votes: 41 27.7%


Affordable Housing

Votes: 21 14.19%


Public safety needs

Votes: 19 12.84%


Supporting local businesses

Votes: 13 8.78%


Ocean and wildlife protection

Votes: 11 7.43%


Reader Poll 081616

As a Laguna Beach local, how many times have you gone for an ocean dip this summer?

Number of voters: 161

None...I keep my toes dry

Votes: 83 51.55%


10 or more...I love the ocean

Votes: 39 24.22%


One to four

Votes: 31 19.25%


Five to nine

Votes: 8 4.97%


Reader Poll 080516

City Council recently denied Alessa’s Forest Avenue parklet extension. Do you agree with their decision?

Number of voters: 167

Yes - the parklet wasn’t right for our town

Votes: 84 50.3%


No - the outdoor dining space was wonderful

Votes: 83 49.7%


Reader Poll 072616

In your travels to anywhere, have you personally used Airbnb?

Number of voters: 156

No

Votes: 95 60.9%


Yes

Votes: 61 39.1%


Reader Poll 071516

Have you taken advantage of our City’s free trolley program yet this summer?

Number of voters: 135

Yes, a few times

Votes: 47 34.81%


Not yet - but soon

Votes: 31 22.96%


No - and it’s not likely that I will

Votes: 31 22.96%


Yes - quite often

Votes: 26 19.26%


Reader Poll 070516

Will you vote to legalize recreational marijuana in California in November?

Number of voters: 127

Yes

Votes: 71 55.91%


No

Votes: 50 39.37%


I’ll have to toke and let you know

Votes: 6 4.72%


Reader Poll 062816

If you were a British citizen, would you have voted to leave or stay in the European Union?

Number of voters: 81

Stay in the EU

Votes: 53 65.43%


Leave the EU

Votes: 28 34.57%


Reader Poll 061716

As a local, when you go downtown in Laguna Beach, which of the following beckons you most often?

Number of voters: 154

Have dinner or lunch

Votes: 71 46.1%


To walk around or visit a park

Votes: 21 13.64%


Other - (not listed)

Votes: 21 13.64%


Shopping

Votes: 13 8.44%


An appointment - (medical, business, hair, etc.)

Votes: 12 7.79%


Meet with friends for coffee, etc.

Votes: 10 6.49%


Visit city hall

Votes: 6 3.9%


Reader Poll 060216

Summertime is beautiful and busy here in Laguna - and it's right around the corner! What is your favorite thing about the next few months ahead?

Number of voters: 208

The day after Labor Day

Votes: 60 28.85%


Going to the beach

Votes: 40 19.23%


Pageant of the Masters/Festival of Arts

Votes: 32 15.38%


Getting out of town

Votes: 28 13.46%


Sawdust Festival

Votes: 25 12.02%


Music in the Park at Bluebird

Votes: 12 5.77%


4th of July

Votes: 8 3.85%


Art-A-Fair

Votes: 3 1.44%


Reader Poll 052416

The current fervor over the Forest Avenue parklet is huge. Despite how you may feel about it now, would you be open for something similar in the future?

Number of voters: 169

Yes

Votes: 98 57.99%


No

Votes: 71 42.01%


Reader Poll 051016

If you could, which of these former Laguna Beach residents would you most like to have over for dinner with friends?

Number of voters: 172

Timothy Leary

Votes: 48 27.91%


Bette Davis

Votes: 41 23.84%


Harriet Nelson

Votes: 26 15.12%


Hobie Alter

Votes: 21 12.21%


Charlie Chaplin

Votes: 13 7.56%


Eller Larsen

Votes: 12 6.98%


Rock Hudson

Votes: 11 6.4%


Reader Poll 042916

Laguna Beach has a population of about 23,250 and some 4 million-plus visitors every year. Which agency listed below has the most control over our visitors?

Number of voters: 130

LB City Council

Votes: 51 39.23%


LB Police Department

Votes: 45 34.62%


California Coastal Commission

Votes: 17 13.08%


Cal Trans

Votes: 13 10%


State Parks Department

Votes: 4 3.08%


Orange County Board of Supervisors

Votes: 0 0%


Reader Poll 042216

Do you favor allowing Laguna Beach homeowners to have short-term (30 days or less) rentals?

Number of voters: 1093

Yes

Votes: 738 67.52%


No

Votes: 355 32.48%


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