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It seems everyday there is an old property being torn down to make way for a new one. I am all for developing and renovation, however many of our beautiful houses are being demolished for investors to come in and build spec homes. Is there a historic register of houses? How can we protect these houses? And how can we honor them?

mike detoy over 3 years ago

Allow responsible dog owners and their registered dogs in Hermosa Beach to use the strand AND beach from sunrise to 10 AM and 5 PM to sunset. Corresponding with this new rule, would be not allowing dogs on the strand from 10 AM to 5 PM to ease foot traffic during peak hours.

This would be similar to Newport Beach's rules which allow residents to enjoy the beauty of beaches. This will also limit non-residents who walk their dogs on the strand, who may be less likely to clean up after their dogs because they do not have the personal connection to the city.

If you want to limit the area of beach use, I would propose the northern border of 4th street to the city limits on the south.

Newport Beach Dog Rules

Dogs are never allowed on the beach or any beachfront sidewalk between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., including the ocean front beaches and bay front beaches.

Before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., dogs are allowed, if they are securely restrained by a substantial leash or chain not exceeding six feet in length and controlled by a person who is competent to restrain the dog.

Please be aware that the person having control of the dog must have in his or her possession, an implement or device capable of removing any feces deposited by the animal

There appears to be additional tar buildup in the weeks following the initial cleanup after the Refugio oil spill. I should think the oil company responsible could send a smaller crew to do another cleanup. The tar clumps on the beach are still larger than what could be considered natural seepage.

I certainly wouldn't put in a rifle range in an effort to improve Hermosa. I just now heard Hermosa Beach CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS (some of whom I voted for) just voted on and approved a rifle range in downtown Hermosa. Aside from the potential danger factor and very loud noise pollution this will create, it is planned near an elementary school, and is replacing the "friends of the library". TO HBCC Members: Are you guys kidding me?!?! This it an outrage. How could you approve something so controversial without taking the vote to the people? I for one, do not feel that you are representing the wishes of your constituency on this one...and I don't think I'm alone on this either. I have a feeling you will be hearing from many Hermosa residents in the VERY NEAR FUTURE on this topic. Who do you think you are anyway--Congress?!?!

Concerned Hermosa Beach Resident on Loma Drive


Hermosa Beach is planning to charge each resident an est. $115 per year for "Sewage infrastructure Operations, Maintenance and upgrade". The cost will escalate each year in the future based on inflation. If a majority of residents send in a protest, it will not proceed. Please consider filling out the simple protest form and mailing to City Clerk, City Hall to reject this tax which smells like a backhanded way to pay for the E&B Oil rejection lawsuit. Coincidentally the city is short approx $11 mil for the E&B oil lawsuit and this is the same amount they are trying to raise for sewage. We have never had any trouble paying for sewage yet now we need to raise an amount to pay for sewage which is equal to the amount we owe E&B for voting down the oil proposal. Walks like a duck, talks like a duck? yup it's a duck

Have a place for local Senior to hang out during the day so they dont have to be every shut in. Meet others, which would help with depression and their mental out look on life. Provide monthly activities, a volunteer program for local business. And maybe a monthly food drive.


This is a very busy intersection. Replacing stop signs with signal lights will allow for smoother flow of traffic on Pier Ave, and prevent cars traveling on Ardmore Ave and Valley Dr from speeding while trying to make it through the intersection. This will also make it safer for pedestrians to cross the streets.

The strand,sidewalks private property and parks smell of dog urine. Please consider passing a ordinance or law that requires dog owners must carry and use poop bags and spray bottles with white wine vinegar or other non toxic pet urine removal spray if they are going to walk their dog an allow the dog to poop or urinate on public or private property.

According to the MBF CONSULTING, INC., MARCH 2011 (Revised) SANITARY SEWER MASTER PLAN-UPDATE Prepared for Hermosa Beach, "Discussions with staff revealed routine maintenance activities, such as hydro flushing of old concrete sewer pipes sometimes results in collapse of the sewer line. As a result, the City is reluctant to undertake such routine maintenance for fear of accelerating the deterioration of the pipe. (p. 23, paragraph 1). ” In order to abate the rat infestation in our sewers, and avoid rats coming up through our toilets from broken pipes, holes and cracks, the minimum expectation is to perform routine sewer maintenance. This is what the Utility User Tax enacted in July 1998, which was promoted to the voting public as a “sewer tax,” was meant for. It was not meant to be misappropriated into the general budget at the City Manager’s discretion. Not performing routine sewer maintenance is a health hazard.

Hermosa Beach is a Poopy place to live. I say this because every time I go for a walk there is new dog poop. What I would like suggest as we create a multi-departmental team headed up by the City Manager to address this problem. One suggestion would be for animal control to hand out “Good Doggie Citizen Award” little metal badges that could attach to a collar, to those walking their dogs with the necessary implements to clean up after them. Community Services could then use their smart phone to take a picture of the dog and the owner and we could make little posters titled “Good Doggie Citizen” with their pictures and the caption I clean up after my dog because it’s the right thing to do. We could then hand them out to business establishments to post in their window. One other suggestion is for the Community Service Animal Control to hand out brochures at Pier and along the strand, advising people what to do in the event they see someone walk away from a pile of Poo. This is also a major problem in Paris, maybe we can learn from them and what they’ve implemented to try and stem the problem. http://www.npr.org/2013/01/26/170321680/not-just-a-fashion-hot-spot-paris-is-also-the-capital-of-dog-mess or http://www.thelocal.fr/20130819/paris-suburb-to-use-cctv-to-fight-dog-poo-plague or examples of what the mayor of Paris is trying: http://www.bonjourparis.com/story/oh-poo/

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