Your Guide To The 2014 Huntington Beach City Council Hopefuls
UPDATE, NOVEMBER 5: Congratulations to newly elected HB City Councilmembers Barbara Delgleize, Mike Posey, William "Billy" O'Connell, and Erik Peterson; to HB Mayor Matthew Harper, who won the Assembly District 74 seat; and to all other winners and victories. A huge thanks to former councilmembers and to those who ran this year. See full results here.
Buzzing with debate surrounding the upcoming November 4 California General Election, Huntington Beach has some major decisions to make, including filling four City Council seats. Two incumbents, Joe Shaw and Connie Boardman, are in line to renew their posts, and nine newcomers have entered the race to shake things up a bit.
Here's the full linked list, in alphabetical order:
Johnny Kresimir of HB's beloved Johnny's Saloon, along with Jennifer Muzquiz and Jules Baker, unbiasedly compiled all 11 candidates' answers to nine major local issues into one convenient place to help voters make informed decisions this November. The information documents were initially shared via the TakeBackHB Forum on Facebook.
Highlighted issues include: Fireworks, High Density Building, Bag Ban, Senior Center, Fire Pits, Safety/Traffic, Poseidon, Unfunded Liabilities, and Small Business.
You can download a handy downloadable PDF of the handy resource documents here.
HB will also vote on City Attorney as well as Measure T, which aims to re-legalize safe and sane fireworks. Arguments favoring and opposing the measure can be viewed here, and the full amendment is available here. County measures E and G are also on the ballot.
Branching out from the local issues, the November 4 election also sees politicians vying for various state seats, including Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General. Also on the ballot are six state propositions (1, 2, 45, 46, 47, and 48). Information on each proposition is available here.
Monday, October 20, marked the last day to register to vote, and the final day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot is Tuesday, October 28. Register to vote by mail here.
Polls are open on Tuesday, November 4, from 7 a .m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling place here.