Laguna Residents First to host ballot initiative explainer

Laguna Beach resident Randy Lewis will join the Aug. 23 panel. Photo courtesy of Randy Lewis

Laguna Residents First PAC will feature three speakers at its mixer at 7 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr. The panel discussion will include how residential and commercial intensification impacts traffic and parking in beach cities.

The panelists include Randy Lewis, a retired UC Irvine associate dean; George Weiss, city councilmember and LRF co-founder emeritus; and LRF Treasurer Gene Felder. Afterward, LRF board members will be available to answer questions about the initiative which will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. If passed, it would give residents the right to vote on projects that exceed set standards. Wine and snacks will be offered at this free, one-hour event.

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  1. Sorry to miss this. Hoping there will more scheduled over the next couple months.

    This is such a great panel group to help voters understand the facts about the LRF Ballot Initiative and it’s value and importance to Laguna Beach.

    Thanks to all who worked hard to bring us this Residents Initiative that will provide ALL LB stakeholders a voice and place at the permanent development decision-making table.

  2. Yes, there is another one on September 13 but with different speakers. If anyone has any questions about why the Ballot Initiative, now known as Measure Q, is important for Laguna, please come to these meetings to find out the truth about the BI. People are spinning it like a crazy top for their own benefit and are not telling the real story about this Initiative and why we need to pass it to keep our Laguna the town we moved here for.

  3. How perfect! The Ballot Initiative is going to appear on our ballots as Measure Q–Q for Quality of Life or Quintessentially Sensible (and democratic) since it gives Laguna residents the right to vote “yes” or “no” on jumbo commercial projects or mergers that can impact our chance to evacuate our town safely in an emergency or that can push commercial parking into our residential neighborhoods. Voting yes on Measure Q gives us the same voting rights as residents in our neighboring cities have.

  4. Measure Q -Yes we love it!

    Protecting our City and its Residents QUALITY of Life is exactly what the LRF ballot initiative intends to do.

    Vote YES on Q!


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