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2015 Redondo Beach Candidates Forum Videos

2015 Redondo Beach Candidates Forum Videos

2015 Redondo Beach Candidate ForumDistrict 3 CandidatesThe NRBBA is proud to host the 2015 Redondo Beach Candidates Forum.  

All registered candidates for the March 3rd, 2015 election were invited to meet the public and share their thoughts and views on a number of city-wide topics.  

Don Szerlip the Forum Moderator, was the only person to know what questions were to be asked.  None of the candidates or their campaigns were given the questions beforehand, and the order of speakers was determined via random draw.  

The Program consisted of three timed sections 1) Opening Statement from each Candidate 2 mins each, 2) Candidate Questions & Answers – 1 min each, and 3) Closing Statements from each Candidate 1 min each. 

North Redondo Beach Business AssociationAfter the Candidate Forum concluded, the NRBBA hosted a Candidate Meet & Greet reception in the RB City Council Chamber Lobby. 

The following official videos were taken during the Candidate Forum, held on January 29th, 2015 in the Redondo Beach Council Chambers.

2015 Candidates Forum – Entire Program

  Complete Program Length
RB District 3 Candidates Watch the entire 2015 Redondo Beach Candidates Forum without interruptions.All City Council District #3 Candidates participated in a lively discussion on Redondo Beach’s most pressing issues.   01:04:10

Candidates Running Unopposed – Statements

Candidate  Video Description Length
LauraEmdee

Eleanor Manzano

Laura Emdee – Candidate for District 5 Running Unopposed – Statement

 

Eleanor Manzano – City Clerk – Running Unopposed – Statement

7:16

 

7:16

Candidate Questions and Answers

RB District 3 CandidatesAll District 3 Candidates were asked the same question.  

Each Candidate was given 1 minutes to respond, rotating as to whom would answer first.         

 

 

1st Speaker   Video Description Length
 Don Szerlip Welcome message, acknowledgments, formats and rules

Don Szerlip – NRBBA Board Member

 2:49
CandiceAllenNafissi Opening Statements – 2 minutes each

First Speaker: Candice Allen Nafissi

 8:59
SandyMarchese Question #1:  What do you see as the major issues of concern in District 3?

First Speaker: Sandy Marchese

 5:07
SamKartounian Question #2:  The City’s current Strategic Plan includes activities to vitalize the business corridor in North Redondo.  The first project is to return Artesia Blvd to its original name of Redondo Beach Blvd.  Do you support this goal?  Why or why not?

First Speaker: Sam Kartounian

 5:07
EricColeman Question #3: Though Council Members are elected by, and represent, their district, they must also serve the City as a whole. What do you see as the top 2 or 3 issues facing the City of Redondo Beach?

First Speaker: Eric Coleman

 5:10
ChristianAnthonyHorvath Question #4: What do you believe is the role of city staff and Council Members in Economic Development?

First Speaker: Christian Anthony Horvath

 3:40
CandiceAllenNafissi Question #5: For more than 100 years the Redondo Beach coastline has been home to an electrical generating plant.  The current owner, AES, has stated that they will abandon their core business and tear down the power plant if they can secure zoning for their property that would yield enough revenue for them to do so.  They have put their proposed zoning up for a vote in Measure B.  Are you in favor of or against Measure B?  Why?

First Speaker: Candice Allen Nafissi

 6:17
SandyMarchese Question #6: What would you propose to improve the business climate in the City?

First Speaker: Sandy Marchese

 4:38
SamKartounian Question #7:  In an effort to revitalize the pier and harbor areas the City has systematically engaged in a process to consolidate master lessees, identify an appropriate developer and bring forward a plan that will reestablish Redondo Beach as a premier tourist destination in Southern CA.  What is your opinion about the current state of these efforts?

First Speaker: Sam Kartounian

 5:50
EricColeman Question #8: Why have you chosen to run for the City Council and what activities have you engaged in that have prepared you to serve?

First Speaker: Eric Coleman

 4:56
ChristianAnthonyHorvath Question #9: Redondo Beach is not an island, but is a significant member of a regional network of independent cities.  What do you see as the challenges for our region and how would you address them as a Council Member?

First Speaker: Christian Anthony Horvath

 5:19
 RB District 3 Candidates Closing Statements – 1 minute each  5:52

Candidate “Meet & Greet” Reception   

Upon the conclusion of the on-air portion of the program, the NRBBA provided refreshments and hosted a Candidate Meet & Greet reception in the Redondo Beach Chamber Lobby.