Reader Poll 031318

Do you feel that public art in Laguna Beach should only be commissioned to Laguna Beach residents?

Number of voters: 131

No – great art is great art; public art commissions should be open to everyone

Votes: 79 60.31%

Yes – we must show support for our local artists in this way

Votes: 52 36.69%

Readers Poll 030218

Do you believe school administrators should carry concealed weapons on campus?

Number of voters: 188


Votes: 160 85.11%


Votes: 28 14.89%

Reader Poll 021318

Should Stu News publish “Letters to the Editor” about national politics?

Number of voters: 143

No, because Stu News as a hyperlocal news source should cover local Laguna politics only

Votes: 107 74.83%

Yes, because Administration policies affect us all

Votes: 36 25.17%

Reader Poll 020618

The congressional primaries are in June, and the top two vote-getters secure a spot on the November ballot regardless of party affiliation. Of the three Democratic candidates who live in Laguna Beach, who are you most likely to vote for?

Number of voters: 182

Harley Rouda

Votes: 92 50.55%

I will vote for the incumbent, Dana Rohrabacher

Votes: 43 23.63%

I’m still undecided

Votes: 31 17.03%

Hans Keirstead

Votes: 9 4.95%

I will vote for another Democratic candidate

Votes: 5 2.75%

Boyd Roberts

Votes: 2 1.1%

Reader Poll 012618

On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best, how would you rate City Council’s efforts since the last election?

Number of voters: 117


Votes: 38 32.48%


Votes: 37 31.62%


Votes: 21 17.95%


Votes: 16 13.68%


Votes: 5 4.27%

Reader Poll 011918

City Council is preparing to vote on the proposed renovation of The Coast Inn, as discussed in Barbara Diamond’s article today. Are you:

Number of voters: 169

For the project

Votes: 92 54.44%

Against the project

Votes: 77 45.56%

Reader Poll 010218

Happy 2018, Laguna! What issue do you feel is the most important one facing our community this year?

Number of voters: 277

Potential undergrounding bond(s)

Votes: 96 34.66%

Potential STL (short-term lodging) ordinance changes

Votes: 53 19.13%

City Council election

Votes: 52 18.77%

Future of Hotel Laguna and Central Bluffs area

Votes: 36 13%

Potential Historic Preservation Ordinance changes

Votes: 18 6.5%

Upcoming Coast Inn decision

Votes: 16 5.78%

Potential ADU (accessory dwelling units) ordinance changes

Votes: 6 2.17%

Reader Poll 120517

Would you support a general obligation bond for citywide undergrounding?

Number of voters: 511


Votes: 371 72.6%

Maybe - it will depend on how much the bond is for and what areas are included

Votes: 91 17.81%


Votes: 49 9.59%

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