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Christopher Reed Candidate Information



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HB City Council Debate Re-Broadcast Schedule:

Shown on Time Warner Channel 8 and Verizon FIOS Channel 31.

HB City Council Debates will be Re-Broadcast daily up to Nov. 3, 2009.

Check Time Warner Channel 8 and Verizon FIOS Channel 31, each day.

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Christopher Reed Candidate for Council Member

Priorities:



Christopher Reed 
Finance Consultant

reedforhermosa@yahoo.com

1146 Seventh Place
Hermosa Beach, CA
90254

(310) 406-6216

Christopher Reed – Candidate Statement

Council Member; City of Hermosa Beach Voter Information

http://www.hermosabch.org/elected/elections/election20091103.html

League of Women Voters - Smart Voter Info:

http://www.smartvoter.org/2009/11/03/ca/la/vote/reed_c/
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  Hermosa Beach HBPD Crime Stats for 2009 

 
Listed below are 10 HBPD Monthly Year to Date Statistics that have shown an increase from: 

YTD (Year to Date)  August 2008 compared to YTD August 2009 

The following August 2009 HBPD Statistics are available at this weblink:

http://www.hermosabch.org/police/august2009.html

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Hermosa Beach Police Department

Monthly Report
August-2009

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For the first eight months
YTD (Year to Date) August 2008 compared to YTD August 2009
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Sex Crimes

5 thru YTD August 2008

9 thru YTD August 2009 - Sex Crimes - UP 80 %
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Robbery

20 thru YTD August 2008

22 thru YTD August 2009 - Robbery - UP 10%
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Assault

89 thru YTD August 2008

108 thru YTD August 2009 - Assault - UP 21.3%
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Burglary

68 thru YTD August 2008

100 thru YTD August 2009 - Burglary - UP 47%
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Theft

243 thru YTD August 2008

369 thru YTD August 2009 - Theft - UP 51.8 %
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Auto Theft

15 thru YTD August 2008

32 thru YTD August 2009 - Auto Theft - UP 133%
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Juvenile Arrests

11 thru YTD August 2008

17 thru YTD August 2009 - Juvenile Arrests - UP 54.5%
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Criminal Citations

616 thru YTD August 2008 

685 thru YTD August 2009 -  Criminal Citations - UP 11.2%
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Injury - Auto Accidents

38 thru YTD August 2008

46 thru YTD August 2009 – Injury Auto Accidents - UP 21%

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Disturbance Calls

2,576 thru YTD August 2008

2,620 thru YTD August 2009 – Disturbance Calls - UP 1.7%

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Hermosa Beach Candidate Debate Video Clips

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HBNA Candidate Debate from Oct. 1, 2009

 HB Chamber of Commerce Debate from Oct. 15, 2009

Leadership Hermosa Beach Debate from Oct. 15, 2009


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Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Assoc.  

City Council Candidate’s Debate Video Clips:

Hermosa Beach City Council Candidate’s Debate Video Clips

Debate sponsored the Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Assoc.

Held in the City Council Chambers on Oct. 1, 2009 from 7 pm to 9 pm

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HBNA Debate Video

Introduction and Candidate's Opening Statements:

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Debate_Opening_Statements.wmv

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HBNA Debate Video - Question 1:

Is building a new 500-car multi-level parking garage in Hermosa Beach a good idea?

How much of the existing single story commercial buildings on Upper Pier Avenue should be knocked down to be replaced by 30-foot tall, 2-story buildings with zero setback?

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Debate_Question_1.wmv

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HBNA Debate Video - Question 2:

Regarding the Upper Pier Project's possible "bid alternatives which can then be eliminated from the construction contract as needed to bring the project within budget"--

What is your opinion regarding eliminating the 5-foot wide, curbed center median with landscaping, for budgetary reasons?

Eliminating the curbed center median would also address the public safety concerns, brought up by the Hermosa Beach police and firefighters, because the 5-foot wide curbed center median would cause an unwanted obstruction and may slow the emergency response of police and fire vehicles on Upper Pier Avenue.

What is your opinion of also eliminating the proposed 30-inch wider sidewalks for budgetary reasons?

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Debate_Question_2.wmv

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HBNA Debate Video - Question 3:

For each of the seven years from 2001 to 2007, Hermosa Beach has had more than double the number of adult misdemeanor arrests a year, on a per capita basis, when compared to Manhattan Beach or compared to Redondo Beach

Why?

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Debate_Question_3.wmv

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HBNA Debate Video - Question 4:

Should the City of Hermosa Beach restore the notification of all residents and homeowners within 500 feet of the new ABC On-Sale license to sell beer and wine, no matter what the closing time of the restaurant?

Should the Hermosa Beach Planning Commission restore the holding of public hearings and then vote to approve or deny the new ABC On-Sale License to sell Beer and Wine, no matter what the closing time of the restaurant?

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Debate_Question_4.wmv

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HBNA Debate Video - Question 5:   

What are the Hermosa Beach Police Department officers’ opinions regarding adding or upgrading alcohol outlets after midnight? 

In 2008 and currently, what would be a rough estimate of the percentage of the number of people arrested in Hermosa Beach that are in some way involved in alcohol related crime or intoxicated at the time of their arrest?

Would strict enforcement of the 50-50 law with verified documentation reduce the alcohol related problems that the HBPD has to deal with from restaurants that over-serve alcohol?

Is there a net economic benefit to the city from adding more alcohol outlets or alcohol sales after midnight in Hermosa Beach?

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Debate_Question_5.wmv

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HBNA Debate Video - Question 6:

Would you add new or upgrade existing adult-oriented businesses in Hermosa Beach? 

Under current zoning, businesses such as bars, nightclubs, pornography stores, massage parlors or tattoo shops are allowed to open on Upper Pier Avenue and in the rest of the Hermosa Beach commercial zones.

Is there a net economic benefit to the city from adding more adult-oriented businesses in Hermosa Beach?

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Debate_Question_6.wmv

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HBNA Debate Video - Candidates Closing Statements:

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Debate_Closing_Statements.wmv

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HBNA Debate Question from the audience: Jeff Maxwell

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Maxwell_Debate_Question.wmv

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HBNA Debate Question from the audience: Barb Ellman

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Ellman_Debate_Question.wmv                            

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HBNA Debate Question from the audience: Dr. Ed Connaughton

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Connaughton_Debate_Question.wmv

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HBNA Debate Question from the audience: Joy Kennelly

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Kennelly_Debate_Question.wmv

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HBNA Debate Question from the audience: George Barks

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Barks_Debate_Question.wmv

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HBNA Debate Question from the audience:  Sandy Saeman

http://www.hbneighborhood.org/HBNA_2009_Debate/Saeman_Debate_Question.wmv

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 Is Crime Up or Down in Hermosa Beach

Since the 1997 Pier Plaza Renovation? 

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CJSC - Reported Crime Statistics for 

the Beach Cities 1998 to 2007

What are the Beach Cities Crime Statistics for Years 1998 to 2007 ?

Comparing Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.

Compiled From: The California Department of Justice - Criminal Justice Statistics Center - CJSC

CJSC Crime Date Homepage: http://ag.ca.gov/crime.php

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  Hermosa Beach has 65 alcohol outlets per sq. mile with a year 2000 population of 18,566.

  Manhattan Beach has 27 alcohol outlets per sq. mile with a year 2000 population of 33,852.


 

In 2004, Hermosa Beach had 1652 Adult Misdemeanor Arrests.

In 2004, Manhattan Beach had 643 Adult Misdemeanor Arrests.

 

In 2004, Hermosa Beach had more than 4.5 times the

Adult Misdemeanor Arrests than Manhattan Beach, on a per capita basis.


 

From 2001 to 2004, the Hermosa Beach Police Department averaged

more than 30,000 Calls for Service a year, with about 35 sworn officers.

 

From 2001 to 2004, the Manhattan Beach Police Department averaged

less than 20,000 Calls for Service a year, with about 59 sworn officers.


Hermosa Beach is 1.3 Square Miles and  has 65 alcohol outlets per sq. mile.

Manhattan Beach is 3.9 Square Miles and has 27 alcohol outlets per sq. mile.

  Hermosa Beach has 2.4 times the Alcohol Outlet Density than Manhattan Beach has.


-  Year 2004 Hermosa Beach per capita crime comparison to Manhattan Beach -

Hermosa Beach per capita Arrests were 2.5 times higher, than in Manhattan Beach.

Hermosa per capita Criminal Citations were 3.2 times higher, than in Manhattan Beach.

Hermosa per capita Calls for Service were 2.9 times higher, than in Manhattan Beach.

  Hermosa Beach has 2.4 times the Alcohol Outlet Density than Manhattan Beach has.

 Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach Crime Close-Up.  Years 1998 to 2004 Crime Stat Comparison   http://www.hbneighborhood.org/My Web/1%20HB%20CrimeNews%202006%201.htm


Alcohol Outlet Density as a Cause of Crime and Violence

 

Alcohol Outlet Density Research Studies

GIS Map of the Alcohol Outlet Density in Hermosa Beach

Get more information on: "Alcohol Outlet Density and Crime"


The Latest CJSC Crime Data for the Beach Cities from:

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Bureau of Criminal Information and Analysis

Criminal Justice Statistics Center – CJSC

CJSC Crime Date Homepage: http://ag.ca.gov/crime.php

Year 2007 is the most recent year available for Crime Data from the CJSC website.

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CJSC – 1998 to 2007 Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

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1998 to 1999 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          663 in 1999            UP    23.9%  

Manhattan Beach -  1074 in 1998        1206 in 1999           UP    12.2%

Redondo Beach -    2042 in 1998        2122 in 1999           UP      3.9%

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1998 to 2000 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          611 in 2000           UP       14.2 %  

Manhattan Beach -  1074 in 1998        1164 in 2000          UP         8.3%

Redondo Beach -       2042 in 1998        1805 in 2000         Down    -11.7%

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1998 to 2001 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          908 in 2001          UP        69.7 %

Manhattan Beach -     1074 in 1998          804 in 2001        Down   - 25.2%

Redondo Beach -       2042 in 1998        1602 in 2001        Down   - 21.6%

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1998 to 2002 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          1135 in 2002        UP        112.1 %

Manhattan Beach -    1074 in 1998            695 in 2002        Down    - 35.3%

Redondo Beach -      2042 in 1998          1371 in 2002        Down   - 32.9%

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1998 to 2003 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          1306 in 2003         UP      144.1 %  

Manhattan Beach -    1074 in 1998            778 in 2003        Down   - 27.6%

Redondo Beach -      2042 in 1998          1289 in 2003        Down   - 36.9%

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1998 to 2004 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -    535 in 1998          1652 in 2004        UP       208.7 %  

Manhattan Beach -   1074 in 1998            643 in 2004       Down   - 40.2%

Redondo Beach -     2042 in 1998          1549 in 2004       Down   - 24.2%

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1998 to 2005 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          1268 in 2005         UP      137.0 %

Manhattan Beach -    1074 in 1998            743 in 2005        Down  - 30.9%

Redondo Beach -      2042 in 1998          1361 in 2005        Down  - 33.4%

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1998 to 2006 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998           1042 in 2006          UP       94.7 %

Manhattan Beach -    1074 in 1998             842 in 2006         Down  - 21.7%

Redondo Beach -      2042 in 1998           1358 in 2006         Down  - 33.5%

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1998 to 2007 – CJSC - Table 16 - Adult Misdemeanor Arrests

Hermosa Beach  -     535 in 1998          1049 in 2007         UP         96.0 %

Manhattan Beach -    1074 in 1998            901 in 2007         Down    -16.2%

Redondo Beach -      2042 in 1998          1684 in 2007         Down   - 17.6%


The CJSC – Table 16 - Crime Data was obtained from:

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Bureau of Criminal Information and Analysis

Criminal Justice Statistics Center – CJSC

CJSC Crime Data Homepage:  http://ag.ca.gov/crime.php  



TABLE 16 - OFFENSE BY JURISDICTION - LOS ANGELES COUNTY

CJSC - TABLE 16 - ADULT MISDEMEANOR ARRESTS –

For Years; 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 and 1998

2007 - http://stats.doj.ca.gov/cjsc_stats/prof07/19/16.htm 

2006 - http://stats.doj.ca.gov/cjsc_stats/prof06/19/16.htm 

2005 - http://stats.doj.ca.gov/cjsc_stats/prof05/19/16.htm 

2004 - http://stats.doj.ca.gov/cjsc_stats/prof04/19/16.htm 

2003 - http://stats.doj.ca.gov/cjsc_stats/prof03/19/16.htm 

2002 - http://stats.doj.ca.gov/cjsc_stats/prof02/19/16.htm 

2001 - http://stats.doj.ca.gov/cjsc_stats/prof01/19/16.htm   

2000 - http://stats.doj.ca.gov/cjsc_stats/prof00/19/16.htm 

1999 - http://stats.doj.ca.gov/cjsc_stats/prof99/19/16.htm  

1998 - http://stats.doj.ca.gov/cjsc_stats/prof99/19/16.htm  

 


According to the CA Department of Justice - Criminal Justice Statistics Center - CJSC

For Years 1998 to 2004 - Offense by Jurisdiction - Percentage Change over 7 Years

All Adult Felony Arrests Increased 106% in Hermosa Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

All Adult Felony  Arrests Increased 7% in Manhattan Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

 

All Adult Misdemeanor Arrests Increased 209% in Hermosa Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

All Adult Misdemeanor Arrests Dropped 40% in Manhattan Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

 

Felony Assault Arrests Increased 84% in Hermosa Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

Felony Assault Arrests Dropped 12% in Manhattan Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

 

Felony Theft Arrests Increased 63% in Hermosa Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

Felony Theft Arrests Dropped 17% in Manhattan Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

 

Misdemeanor DUI Arrests Increased 51% in Hermosa Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

Misdemeanor DUI Arrests Dropped 52% in Manhattan Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

 

Misdemeanor Assault Battery Arrests Increased 511% in Hermosa Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

Misdemeanor Assault Battery Arrests Increased 30% in Manhattan Beach, from 1998 to 2004.

 





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