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Media outlets are running presidential polls these days. This will be our first for 2012 and we plan updates between now and November. Our City Council polls will appear after the last filing date. Are you most likely to vote for:

Number of voters: 164

Obama

Votes: 78 47.6%


Romney

Votes: 76 46.3%


Undecided

Votes: 10 6.1%



Laguna’s Annika Dries will be competing for the USA Water Polo team in the London XXX Olympiad, which begins on Friday, July 27. Are you looking forward to watching the games?

Number of voters: 68

- Yes, I always enjoy the coverage – and will be glued to the TV.

Votes: 32 47.1%


- I’ll watch a few events – and read about it online.

Votes: 26 38.2%


- No, doesn’t do much for me.

Votes: 9 13.2%


- I'm going!

Votes: 1 1.5%



We’ve got a lot of great annual events here in Laguna. Imagine for a second you could only go to one next year though...which one would you choose?

Number of voters: 162

No Square Theatre's Lagunatics

Votes: 56 34.6%


Hospitality Night

Votes: 24 14.8%


Pageant of the Masters

Votes: 18 11.1%


Bluebird Music in the Park

Votes: 18 11.1%


Patriots Day Parade

Votes: 17 10.5%


4th of July Fireworks

Votes: 17 10.5%


My choice is not on the list!

Votes: 10 6.2%


Montage Holiday Tree Lighting

Votes: 2 1.2%



The City spends close to a million dollars a year so that we can have it...and the Visitors Bureau just launched a smart phone app allowing us to track its GPS position at all times. So...have you taken advantage of Laguna’s FREE TROLLEY yet this summer

Number of voters: 121

1-4 times this summer

Votes: 33 27.3%


More than 10 times this summer

Votes: 26 21.5%


Zero times this summer - but I've been on it in the past

Votes: 26 21.5%


I've never been on the trolley in my life!

Votes: 21 17.4%


5-9 times this summer

Votes: 15 12.4%



Coffee is a big part of our collective culture and of StuNews – Shaena has 3 cups a day – everyday! Where is your top spot to stop for a cup?

Number of voters: 114

My Kitchen!

Votes: 44 38.6%


Laguna Coffee Company

Votes: 20 17.5%


Jean Paul’s Goodies

Votes: 16 14%


Zinc Café

Votes: 14 12.3%


Starbucks

Votes: 9 7.9%


Convenience Store/Gas Station

Votes: 4 3.5%


Sapphire Pantry

Votes: 2 1.8%


Heidelberg Café

Votes: 2 1.8%


Orange Inn

Votes: 2 1.8%


South Swell Donuts

Votes: 1 0.9%



With our City Council elections near, what issue is the most important to you in deciding for which candidate to vote?

Number of voters: 81

Attracting/Retaining Businesses

Votes: 24 29.6%


Parking/Traffic Circulation

Votes: 20 24.7%


City Budget/Spending

Votes: 11 13.6%


Environment/Open Space

Votes: 11 13.6%


Public Safety/Disaster Preparedness

Votes: 10 12.3%


Other

Votes: 5 6.2%



If you plan to vote on November 6, you and other Laguna Beach voters will decide on the Open Space Initiative – how will you vote?

Number of voters: 75

No, I am against it

Votes: 35 46.7%


Yes, I am in favor of it

Votes: 33 44%


I am still Undecided

Votes: 6 8%


I am unaware of it

Votes: 1 1.3%



For likely voters…Who is your choice for President?

Number of voters: 93

Barack Obama

Votes: 62 66.7%


Mitt Romney

Votes: 26 28%


Undecided

Votes: 5 5.4%



The City is considering a Social Host Ordinance, which would make it a violation of the law for anyone to provide alcohol/drugs to minors under most circumstances. Parents would be allowed to provide their minors with the contraband. How do you stand:

Number of voters: 69

I support the concept

Votes: 35 50.7%


I oppose the concept

Votes: 34 49.3%



Do you agree with the Council’s decision to reduce Glenneyre between Thalia and Calliope to one lane in each direction to add bike lines?

Number of voters: 123

No

Votes: 98 79.7%


Yes

Votes: 23 18.7%


No opinion

Votes: 2 1.6%



Well, it’s getting close...the last Presidential Debate is over…After Monday night’s third and final debate, who are you most likely to vote for?

Number of voters: 131

Obama

Votes: 74 56.5%


Romney

Votes: 57 43.5%



Two Council seats are open – who is your top choice?

Number of voters: 149

Verna Rollinger

Votes: 87 58.4%


Bob Whalen

Votes: 26 17.4%


Jane Egly

Votes: 25 16.8%


Seve Dicterow

Votes: 9 6%


Robert Ross

Votes: 2 1.3%



It’s time when people start thinking about their holiday shopping. What percentage of your shopping do you plan to do in Laguna Beach?

Number of voters: 63

25%

Votes: 16 25.4%


50%

Votes: 14 22.2%


75%

Votes: 13 20.6%


None

Votes: 13 20.6%


100%

Votes: 7 11.1%



Laguna has its first new radio station – KX 93.5 FM – since 1942. It can also be heard anywhere streamed over the Internet at www.KX935.com. Have you listened yet?

Number of voters: 72

Yes, I have

Votes: 50 69.4%


Not Yet

Votes: 22 30.6%



We are a town known for its excellent eateries. People from all over OC have a favorite Laguna restaurant. How often do you, as a local, get out and enjoy dinner at a Laguna restaurant?

Number of voters: 98

Twice a week or more

Votes: 37 37.8%


Weekly

Votes: 27 27.6%


Monthly

Votes: 15 15.3%


Two or three times a month

Votes: 12 12.2%


Never

Votes: 7 7.1%



It is said that people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t. Will you be making any this New Year?

Number of voters: 96

Yes

Votes: 73 76%


No

Votes: 23 24%



The Laguna Beach Branch Library offers numerous services for all members of the family from a dedicated and competent staff. In the past year, how often did you or a member of your family collectively use our local library branch?

Number of voters: 76

Six or more times

Votes: 31 40.8%


Not at all

Votes: 22 28.9%


Once or twice

Votes: 12 15.8%


Three to five times

Votes: 11 14.5%



For the first time ever, brothers will be at the coaching helm in the NFL’s Super Bowl. Some call it “HARbowl”. Which team will you be rooting for?

Number of voters: 82

San Francisco 49’ers – Jim Harbaugh

Votes: 42 51.2%


Actually, I don't care at all

Votes: 29 35.4%


Baltimore Ravens – John Harbaugh

Votes: 11 13.4%



Now that the local election is in the books – what outcome disappoints you the most?

Number of voters: 159

City Council

Votes: 59 37.11%


None - I am pleased with them all

Votes: 56 35.22%


City Treasurer

Votes: 15 9.43%


School Board

Votes: 13 8.18%


Measure LL

Votes: 9 5.66%


Measure MM

Votes: 7 4.4%



Will you vote for or against Measure LL here in Laguna Beach?

Number of voters: 150

I will vote for it

Votes: 50 33.33%


I will vote against it

Votes: 40 26.67%


I have already voted for it

Votes: 38 25.33%


I have already voted against it

Votes: 20 13.33%


I am still undecided

Votes: 2 1.33%


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