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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%


Reader Poll 041216

We like to know more about our readers. How long have you lived in Laguna Beach? Under one year

Number of voters: 232

21+ years

Votes: 135 58.19%


13-20 years

Votes: 39 16.81%


7-12 years

Votes: 21 9.05%


I don’t live in Laguna anymore

Votes: 16 6.9%


3-6 years

Votes: 12 5.17%


I’ve never lived in Laguna

Votes: 5 2.16%


1-2 years

Votes: 4 1.72%


Reader Poll 040116

We have many great traditions here in Laguna. Which would be your favorite?

Number of voters: 164

Hospitality Night

Votes: 32 19.51%


Pageant of the Masters

Votes: 29 17.68%


Patriot’s Day Parade

Votes: 24 14.63%


Bluebird Concerts in the Park

Votes: 20 12.2%


My favorite isn’t on this list!

Votes: 17 10.37%


Brooks St. Classic

Votes: 12 7.32%


Art Walk

Votes: 11 6.71%


Sawdust Art Festival Opening Night

Votes: 11 6.71%


Oak St. Halloween

Votes: 8 4.88%


Reader Poll 032216

If you had no choice but to leave Laguna Beach tomorrow to live in one of the following cities, which would you choose?

Number of voters: 165

La Jolla

Votes: 50 30.3%


Newport Beach

Votes: 29 17.58%


San Francisco

Votes: 28 16.97%


Portland, OR

Votes: 25 15.15%


Aspen

Votes: 12 7.27%


New York

Votes: 11 6.67%


Santa Monica

Votes: 5 3.03%


Chicago

Votes: 3 1.82%


Washington

Votes: 2 1.21%


Reader Poll 031116

We had a Parade! The 50th Annual Patriots Day Parade…

Number of voters: 145

Did you stay home - or leave town?

Votes: 83 57.24%


Did you go downtown and watch?

Votes: 34 23.45%


Were you marching in the Parade?

Votes: 28 19.31%


Reader Poll 022616

Laguna Beach is a college town, home of one of this country’s leading art colleges, LCAD. Have you personally ever visited the campus to check it out?

Number of voters: 124

No

Votes: 74 59.68%


Yes

Votes: 50 40.32%


Reader Poll 021616

If you could live in Laguna for nine months out of the year and “somewhere else” for the other three, would you choose to do that?

Number of voters: 142

Yes - the crowds are too much in the summer!

Votes: 70 49.3%


No way - I wouldn’t give up my summers in Laguna for anything!

Votes: 66 46.48%


I already do this

Votes: 6 4.23%


Reader Poll 020516

Is the city’s proposed ordinance to allow only non-profits to deliver medical marijuana to cardholders over-burdening to those who need it?

Number of voters: 98

Yes

Votes: 60 61.22%


No

Votes: 26 26.53%


Not sure

Votes: 12 12.24%


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