NOVEMBER 2007 COUNCIL ELECTION
( New Stuff Every Day 'til the Election! )
SURVEY OF CANDIDATES & COUNCILMEMBERS
November the 4-year terms of Councilmembers Edgerton and Tucker will
be ending. Edgerton chose not to run again. Six
candidates, including incumbent Tucker, are running for the two
seats. A group of Hermosans sent a survey to all of the
candidates - and councilmembers too. Survey Results page.
GET TO KNOW THE CANDIDATES
Forum # 1: Wed.. Oct. 10, 12:30 at the Clark Building
Forum # 2: Fri. Oct. 19, 11:00 at Sangria
Forum # 3: Mon. Oct. 22, 7:00 at City Hall (includes debate on Utility Tax Measure "H")
You can watch a replay of these forums, by going to the City's website.
I support Michael DiVirgilio and Jeff DuClos, and "no" on Utility Tax Measure "H." For more info on Measure H, see this website. My page about Peter Tucker.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
USMC to Rescue the Bars?
the "Sangria" forum of Oct. 19, people were passing around copies of
the following message found on CraigsList.org. (For something
similar, see the 2003 Letter to the Editor clipping, further below.)
Reply to: see below
Date: 2007-10-19, 10:31AM PDT
Subject: Marines welcome - Want to work in the Hermosa Beach Clubs/Bars?
WE STILL NEED PEOPLE FOR THIS WEEKEND OCTOBER 19-20!!
Hermosa Beach Clubs/Bars need your help in preserving our fantastic
nightlife. There is an upcoming election in a month that will select
two new Hermosa Beach City Council members and we need to do all that
we can to ensure that the two people that get elected will work with
Club/Bar owners in Hermosa Beach.
So here is your chance to work with the people at Sharkeez, Sangria,
Underground, Blue 32, The Shore, Dragon, Hennessey's, The Lighthouse,
Patrick Malloy's, etc. We are hiring energetic, attractive,
approachable and outgoing people to work with us for the next 2-4 weeks
to help organize political efforts at the Clubs and Bars. We are
looking for both men and women over 18.
You will be working side-by-side with the General Managers and Head
Door men of each of these clubs to educate people coming into the bars
about the election and the importance of their vote. So if you ever
wanted to work at any of these places (or just wanted to get to know
the doorman so you dont have to stand in line), this is your chance to
get to know these people well and get your foot in the door.
Your job will be to collect email addresses and register people to vote
while telling them about the importance of the upcoming election on
November 6. Hours will vary, but will likey be shifts from 8pm - 1am
Thursday - Sunday. There will also be some additional hours earlier in
the day. Pay will be $9 an hour cash, with a potential for bonuses,
depending on effort and performance.
Email me three things - your mobile phone number, a picture of
yourself, and a paragraph or two explaining why you would be good for
this job. If you want to attach a resume, that is fine also, but not
needed. Email phone number, pic and paragraph(s) to:
We have already done some test runs on this effort and time flies by
because you are out in Hermosa Beach, at the best bars around, with
lots of great people. So if this sounds right for you, send an email
RIGHT AWAY! HURRY, WE ARE STARTING TONIGHT AT 8:00PM!
- Location: Hermosa Beach
- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
- Compensation: $9 an hour plus bonuses
On Oct. 25 the following two documents became public, and named the candidates the bars would be supporting.
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Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 12:55 AM
Subject: Campaign update
I have now completed a conversation with the management
of every bar/restaurant that is going to be taking part in our upcoming
efforts. Everyone has been cooperative and now has a good idea of what is
going to be taking place over the next two weekends. I have gone over
several details with each General Manager and we have discussed a plan for how
to best get every Hermosa resident to fill out one of our forms.
Starting tomorrow at around 8:00pm, we will start voter
registration and support card gathering at all of the bars/restaurants.
Eight out of ten of the bars have requested that I supply them with workers and
they will pay them cash at the end of the night, Blue 32 and Sangria are using
their own employees. We will be doing voter registration for a total of
four hours each night.
I have also asked each bar to implement a plan to get all
of their employees registered that are Hermosa residents. In addition, I
have talked with both the Maxwell and Tucker campaign and advised them that we
will need signs for all of our employees households. I will take care of
the distribution of these signs once I get the (employee) voter
registration/supporter cards from each location.
Finally, attached is a "talking points" sheet
for all bartenders. This is just for your information - I just want you
all to be aware of what I think should be asked of your bartenders. I
have already discussed this idea with every General Manager and they all agreed
with the idea. I will get each bar a clipboard for this "talking
point" sheet. The clipboard will have all the necessary paperwork to
get things done properly.
If you have not already gave me a check for $400 and a
gift certificate for $120, please have it ready for me when I come by your
location Friday (10/12/2007). Thanks.
Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you
have any additional ideas.
Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation with
John Paul Gurrola
Attention ALL Employees!!
There is a critical Hermosa Beach election happening on
November 6, 2007. This election will select two people to serve on the
City Council. This is the City Council that decides when we open or
close, whether we can have dancing or not, and what are the limits on us
serving food and alcohol, etc. Basically, these are the people that can
have the greatest influence on the success and atmosphere of our restaurant.
All of the restaurants in the Hermosa Beach Restaurant
Association have decided to take action this election and try and get two
candidates elected to office that we believe will be fair to our business and
help us when we need the assistance of our elected officials. The
candidates we are supporting are Peter Tucker and Jeff Maxwell.
In order for us to be successful in getting these two
gentlemen elected to office, we need every one of you to help. Here’s
what you can do:
1. First, if you are a
Hermosa resident, make sure you are properly registered to vote. If you
aren’t, do it now, you only have until October 22 to get registered.
2. Second, get your
roommates and friends that live in Hermosa registered to vote. We need
all the support we can get!
3. Lastly, behind the bar
is a clipboard that has all the material needed to get someone registered to
vote. While you are working, when you have the time and you know it will
not be disturbing our customers, ask every customer if they are a Hermosa Beach
resident and if they are get them to sign up to help our cause. Be sure
you read the instructions on the clipboard before you start talking to
customers about this, because we want to make sure we are all sharing the same
information. Remember that if the customer lives in Hermosa, have them
fill out a “HBRA Supporter Contact Form” – no matter if you register them that
day or if they are already registered. We need one of these “HNRA
Supporter Contact Forms” from EVERY Hermosa resident so we can contact them to
tell them how and when to vote!!
Four years ago the winning Councilman got 1,211 votes,
and the candidate behind him got 1,204 votes – he literally won by SEVEN
votes!! This is not a “big numbers election” it will be decided by a very
small number of votes and we want the best candidates elected to help our
business grow while supporting the Hermosa Beach lifestyle we all know and
Help protect our lifestyle while helping our business
continue to grow and be one of the best places around to have fun, have a
drink, get some food with your friends.