Hermosa Beach City Council Forum: Wednesday, March 24, 7 p.m.

Candidates vying for the Hermosa Beach City Council seat vacated by Hany Fangary will participate in a Zoom forum on Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m.  The forum is being hosted by Leadership Hermosa Beach and Easy Reader. To view the forum go to EasyReaderNews.com, or LeadershipHermosa.org. 

The candidates are Randy Balik, a contractor and business owner; Dean Francois, a retired federal budget director; Raymond Jackson, a retired Army colonel; Tara McNamara-Stabile, a mom and film journalist; and Daniel Rittenhouse, a renewable energy executive. For more information visit EasyReaderNews.com

Hermosa Beach Council Election Ballots to be Mailed April 12

Hermosa Beach residents will begin to receive ballots shortly after April 12 for a special May 11 mail-in election to replace council member Hany Fangary, who resigned following his family’s move to Manhattan Beach.

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will begin mailing ballots with an eye to “ensuring safety during the ongoing pandemic,” according to a city spokesperson.

Those who turned in candidate papers to the city to replace Fangary include Randy Balik, a contractor and business owner; Dean Francois, a retired federal budget director; Raymond Jackson, a retired Army colonel; Tara McNamara-Stabile, a mom and film journalist; and Daniel Rittenhouse, a renewable energy executive. Nominating signatures for all have been validated by the county. Jonathan Wicks did not gather sufficient signatures to qualify, according to a city spokesperson.

City officials issued this comment: “Voters may also drop off a ballot at the Vote-By-Mail drop box located behind the Hermosa Beach library across from City Hall, or at the County Registrar’s office. These ballots must be dropped off before 8 p.m. on May 11 to be counted. Any mailed ballot 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 May 24. The candidate with the most votes will win; there will be no run-off. ER

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