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Reader Poll 091418

Should inclusion on a historic resource inventory document be voluntary?

Number of voters: 138

Yes

Votes: 108 78.26%


No

Votes: 30 21.74%


Reader Poll 090418

Have you personally been inside the ASL in the Canyon?

Number of voters: 86

No

Votes: 66 76.74%


Yes

Votes: 20 23.26%


Reader Poll 082118

Will you vote in favor of the sales tax increase to help pay for undergrounding that is being proposed by the City?

Number of voters: 197

No

Votes: 124 62.94%


Yes

Votes: 47 23.86%


I haven’t decided yet

Votes: 26 13.2%


Reader Poll 081718

There are an unprecedented 12 candidates running for City Council this year. It’s still early in the process…but if the election were happening today, which candidate would have your first vote?

Number of voters: 254

Cheryl Kinsman

Votes: 79 31.1%


Sue Kempf

Votes: 56 22.05%


Peter Blake

Votes: 36 14.17%


Toni Iseman

Votes: 34 13.39%


Judie Mancuso

Votes: 15 5.91%


Ann Christoph

Votes: 13 5.12%


Lorene Laguna

Votes: 8 3.15%


Rob Zur Schmiede

Votes: 8 3.15%


Sue Marie Connolly

Votes: 3 .1.18%


Elizabeth Bates

Votes: 1 .0.39%


Paul Merritt

Votes: 1 .0.39%


Allison Mathews

Votes: 0 .0%


Reader Poll 080718

Would you support installing parking meters along Coast Highway in South Laguna?

Number of voters: 94

Yes

Votes: 54 57.45%


No

Votes: 40 42.55%


Reader Poll 072718

Do you work and live in Laguna Beach?

Number of voters: 139

I work and live in Laguna Beach

Votes: 56 40.29%


I live in Laguna Beach and I am retired

Votes: 46 33.09%


I live in Laguna Beach but work in another town

Votes: 19 13.67%


I do not work or live in Laguna Beach

Votes: 14 10.07%


I work in Laguna Beach but live in another town

Votes: 4 2.88%


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%


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