Letter: Thanks to Candidates for Seeking Ocean Pollution Solutions

Share this:

Its’s great that City Council candidates like Judie Mancuso and others are reaching out to knowledgeable locals for sustainable solutions to ocean pollution. As a first step, let’s upcycle Laguna Beach’s 1.67 million gallons per day of wasted wastewater discharged just 1.2 miles offshore for perimeter wildfire protection and routine irrigation to also increase regional water conservation. Now that’s being genuinely water-wise while respecting the health of the ocean—Laguna’s foremost economic driver.

While I will gladly offer emerging solutions to any City Council candidate or brief them on local ocean dynamics, I am not on any candidate’s committee despite recent news articles. I assume every candidate is seeking sustainable solutions to ocean pollution, so affiliation with one particular candidate is unnecessary and may undermine unity and solidarity in advancing responsible, citywide ocean water quality improvements.

Special thanks goes out to all City Council candidates for investing their passion, time and talent to address Laguna’s many pressing challenges while keeping an eye on the prize—the ocean.


Mike Beanan, Laguna Beach

Share this:
Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
  • Hate speech that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic slurs, or calls for violence against a particular type of person.
  • Obscenity and excessive cursing.
  • Libelous language, whether or not the writer knows what they're saying is false.
We require users to provide their true full name, including first and last names, as a condition for comments. We reserve the right to change this policy based on future developments.

Scroll down to comment on this post.


  1. Thanks for clarifying your position Mike. Your knowledge is valuable and you definitely stay focused on our City’s biggest asset, our Ocean and we thank you for that. During election years, misinformation seems to spread easily. Rumor has it that I am Judie Mancuso’s campaign manager which is untrue. She has a very capable, experienced campaign manager and she enlisted Mike Morris one of our sharpest local residents as her campaign treasurer. I fully support Judie to represent the residents of LB as our next council member and I am honored to serve her as needed. Keep up the great work in protecting our ocean and marine life. Together we can refocus our City government officials and staff on what’s important to those who live here 24/7 and educate those who come to the ocean and our coastal community to soak up its pristine natural beauty.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here