Hermosa Beach Chamber, Neighborhood Assoc. plan council candidate forums
by Kevin Cody
The five Hermosa Beach city council candidates on the Tuesday, May 11 ballot, have been invited to participate in two Zoom forums.
On Thursday, April 8, the Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Association will host a forum from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The organization’s leader Al Benson will moderate.
The Zoom web link will be listed at the top of HBneighborhood.org home page. The forum will also be streamed live on the City of Hermosa Beach YouTube Channel and on cable Spectrum channel 8 and FIOS channel 31.
On Monday, April 12, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Hermosa Business Association will host a Zoom forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It may be viewed at HBChamber.net.The moderators will be Dave Davis of Hermosa Brewing Company and Seth Weiss of The Underground
The five council candidates are: Randy Balik, a contractor and business owner; Dean Francois, a retired federal budget director; Raymond Jackson, a retired Army colonel; Daniel Rittenhouse, a renewable energy executive; and Tara McNamara Stabile, a mom and film journalist.
Hermosa Beach residents will begin to receive ballots shortly after April 12 for the special, mail-in election to replace Hany Fangary, who retired from the council at the start of the year. city officials said. The winner of the May 11 election will complete the 22 months remaining of Fangary’s four-year term.
According to city officials, voters can mail in their ballots or drop them off at the Vote-By-Mail drop box located behind the Hermosa Beach library across from City Hall, or at the County Registrar’s office. Dropped off ballots must be received before 8 p.m. May 11 to be counted. Mailed ballots must arrive no later than May 14 to be counted. This date includes a three-day grace period for mail delivery.
Election results will be certified on Monday,May 24. The candidate with the most votes will win. There will not be a run-off. ER
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