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Do you support Prop P, which would extend a previous parks tax measure by raising $54 million during the next 30 years?

Yes
50%
No
50%

Do you believe that the My Brother's Keeper Challenge will make a difference in the city?

yes
0%
no
100%

Are you in favor of authorizing $7.12 billion in general obligation funds by voting yes on Prop 1?

Yes
50%
No
50%

Would you like to see more partnerships aimed at working with troubled teens?

Yes
75%
No
25%

Do you believe the new bicycle "three-feet law" will make the road safer for cyclists and motorists?

Yes
25%
No
75%

Do you believe houses of worship should be allowed preferential street parking?

Yes
0%
No
100%

Do you agree with CCUSD's practice of not monitoring students' social media postings?

Yes
75%
No
25%

Do you believe the film tax credit will have a direct, positive impact on Culver City?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Would you like the state assembly to approve the plastic bag ban bill?

Yes
17%
No
83%

Do you agree that the city council should ban smoking in multi-unit housing complexes?

Yes
38%
No
63%

Do you plan on attending next year's National Night Out?

Yes
75%
No
25%

Have water restrictions because of the drought had a significant impact on your day-to-day life?

Yes
0%
No
100%

Are you looking forward to the City hosting CicLAvia next year?

Yes
50%
No
50%

Do you agree with the council's decision not to impose a bus fare on blind passengers?

Yes
75%
No
25%

Would you like to see more initiatives to improve the stormwater?

yes
100%
no
0%

Would you prefer to be able to light your own fireworks?

Yes
20%
No
80%

Do you believe that the City should put the Summer Concert Series up for bid?

Yes
17%
No
83%

Will you be attending the CC Exchange Club's 4th of July Celebration at West L.A. College?

Yes
33%
No
67%

Do you think Culver City residents should be allowed to vote on the city's e-cigarette ban?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Are you concerned that Sen. Mitchell's proposed fracking moratorium failed to gain support?

Yes
75%
No
25%

Do you understand how general obligation bonds work?

Yes
33%
No
67%

Should the city host a Memorial Day parade?

Yes
50%
No
50%

Should the city end its association with Redflex Traffic Systems?

Yes
86%
No
14%

Will you be attending this weekend's car show?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Do you want the city to open the Veteran's Tower for public use?

Yes
0%
No
100%

Should the city have taken the lead on the fracking moratorium?

Yes
25%
No
75%

Do you believe that homeowners should be taxed again to fix the schools?

Yes
8%
No
92%

Does National Prescription Drug Take Back Day help reduce prescription drug abuse?

yes
0%
no
100%

Have you already decided who to vote for on Tuesday?

yes
86%
no
14%

Will you support Measure CC on the June ballot?

yes
40%
no
60%

Do you agree with the e-cigarette ban to be imposed at West L.A. College?

yes
40%
no
60%

Do you believe the Culver City Compact is necessary for the city's student population?

yes
50%
no
50%

Are you satisfied with the outcome of the Measure EE parcel tax?

yes
67%
no
33%

Will you vote in favor of the $106 million school bond that will be on the ballot on June 3?

yes
100%
no
0%

Are you worried about the environmental hazards listed in the city manager's Ice Rink report?

Yes
80%
No
20%

Do you believe in rising sea levels and that they can affect the communities near Ballona Creek?

yes
50%
no
50%

Are you satisfied with the school district's solar energy transition?

yes
100%
no
0%

Will the new Culver City bus line into West L.A. College affect you?

Yes
0%
No
100%

Would visit whatever business replaces the Culver City ice rink?

yes
8%
no
92%

Do you believe the city council should intervene in the private transaction that will determine the future of the ice rink?

yes
50%
no
50%

Do you agree with the school district's talks to put a school bond on the ballot?

yes
92%
no
8%

Do you believe that the Hetzler Road project's proposed trail is something the city needs?

yes
50%
no
50%

Are you satisfied with the plastic bag ban that will take effect in Dec. 28?

yes
10%
no
90%

Do you think the new contract between the school district and the unions is a reasonable one?

yes
0%
no
100%

Do you believe the Metro track upgrades will alleviate the noise issue in the surrounding communities?

yes
100%
no
0%

Do you believe Sebastian Ridley-Thomas won the election because of his political ties?

yes
92%
no
8%

Does the campaign mailer from former Mayor Armenta change your opinion of him?

yes
20%
no
80%

Are you aware of the filing deadline to run for next year's election?

yes
100%
no
0%

Are you satisfied with the results of the school board election?

yes
50%
no
33%
Indifferent
17%

Are you surprised that Mayor Cooper announced his plans for re-election?

yes
0%
no
100%

What are you doing for Halloween?

Take kids trick-or-treating.
0%
Give out candy to trick-or-treaters.
0%
Watch scary movies.
100%
Attend a haunted attraction.
0%

What is your most pressing issue in the board election?

A bond measure on the ballot that would raise property tax
0%
Fixing the Natatorium
50%
Ensuring equity in all schools for students
0%
Improving Common Core Standards
50%

Do you plan on voting during the upcoming School Board election?

Yes
100%
No
0%
Still undecided
0%

Are you excited that the Dodgers are in the postseason?

Yes
75%
No
25%
not a baseball fan
0%

Do endorsements matter when you go out to vote?

yes
50%
no
25%
depends on who is endoring whom
25%

Does the presence of the Expo Line decrease the city's quality of life?

Yes
0%
No
75%
Indifferent
25%

What is your favorite end-of-year holiday?

Halloween
0%
Thanksgiving
0%
Christmas
100%
The New Year
0%

How long have you been attending Fiesta La Ballona?

0-5 years
100%
6-10 years
0%
11-15 years
0%
16-20 years
0%
more than 20 years
0%

Should there be more securtiy on the Ballona Creek bike path?

Yes
78%
No
22%

Do you think the Culver City Unified School District Bond Measure should be put on the November ballot?

Yes
33%
No
67%

Do you approve of the Levy for the Sewer User's Services Charge?

Yes
50%
No
50%

Do you think the parcel tax renewal should become a priorty?

Yes
60%
No
40%

Do you think the sale of pets should be banned in pet stores?

Yes
50%
No
50%

Do you think Culver City officials should appeal the appellate court decision regarding the man killed by a CC police officer?

Yes
40%
No
60%

Do you think 'real bus time arrival' signs will benefit Culver City?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Should more money be allocated for Culver City's infrastructure?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Do you think a program like "In One Instant" is an effective way to teach teens about the perils of distracted driving?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Should the Los Angeles County Airport Land Use Commission reconsider expanding LAX?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Should Culver City Unified School District incorporate gun reform proposals?

Yes
33%
No
67%

Should Culver City Council ban single use plastic bags?

yes
36%
no
64%

Should Culver City Council pass an ordinance to ban smoking in all areas of the city, including private homes?

Yes
0%
No
100%

Should the city reevaluate their contract with Redflex Traffic Systems in light of the federal bribery investigation?

Yes
88%
No
13%

Do you agree with Assembly Bill 666? (Moving red light camera violations from criminal court to civil court)

Yes
0%
No
0%

Do you think an anti-fracking initiative will protect our neighborhoods from health and safety concerns?

Yes
0%
No
100%

Have you used the Expo Line in Culver City yet?

Yes
88%
No
13%

Should Culver City have a small lot subdivision ordinance?

Yes
100%
No
0%

Should Culver City have a gun buy back program like other cities?

Yes
14%
No
86%
No
0%

Do you agree with the settlement agreement for Parcel B?

Yes
33%
No
67%

Should the CCUSD security team receive more training?

Yes
50%
No
50%

Are Culver City schools implementing enough "green" initiatives?

Yes
33%
No
67%

How would you rate Culver City schools regarding safety?

very safe
33%
somewhat safe
0%
I'm not sure
33%
OK
0%
need more safety measures
33%

Would you favor a parcel tax assessment to improve water quality in Ballona Creek?

Yes
50%
No
50%

Should pet stores sell dogs from puppy mills?

yes
0%
no
100%

Do you think installing more parking meters will help alleviate the budget problems?

Yes
17%
No
83%

After the Newtown massacre would you back a ban on assault weapons and consider supporting some gun control measure?

Yes
50%
No
50%

How would you like to see funds from Measure Y allocated?

How concerned that if Congress goes over the "fiscal cliff," local residents and businesses, as well as the stock market will be adversely affected?

Not really. They'll cut a deal before Dec. 31.
67%
Very. That coud wreak havoc with the stock market and effect how business plan their year.
33%
Not much. Congress is too dysfunctional.
0%

Should CCUSD parents have the right to fund-raise for positions that are not supplied by the school district, but which have been identified a necessary in their children's education

No
14%
Yes
86%

How will you show your support for 'Small Business' on Saturday?

shop local on Saturday
33%
shop local all season
67%

What do you think the impact of Measure Y will be on Culver City?

Are you afraid of West Nile Virus

Yes
17%
No
83%

Do you do research before voting?

No
0%
Yes
100%

What are your thoughts on Measure Y? (half cent tax increase)

Neutral
10%
Agree
30%
Strongly agree
10%
Strongly disagree
30%
Disagree
20%

What are you looking forward to this fall?

The weather
50%
Better surf
17%
Fall fashion
17%
Other (If you have another favorite, leave a comment below.)
17%

What do you think of the newspaper's new design?

Wow. It's fantastic.
84%
I really like it. So much easier to read.
11%
Some parts better. Some not so much.
0%
I don't like it.
5%

Are the curb extensions a good idea?

Yes. Our children's safety come first.
50%
No. They interfere with traffic navigation.
50%
I don't know. I'm not sure that it will help with the safety of pedestrians.
0%

What is your favorite part of Fiesta La Ballona?

The food! So many great vendors.
44%
The carnival rides. Makes me feel like a kid again.
0%
The community. Nothing like hanging out with friends and family.
33%
The history. I love the old photos and stories from over the years.
22%

Are you ready for school to start?

Yes. Please!
25%
Yes, but I'll miss having the kids home.
0%
No. I need more summer time.
50%
I don't have kids.
25%

How loud is the Expo line in your neighborhood?

I can't hear it at all.
60%
It's a little loud, but doesn't bother me too much.
0%
It's very distracting.
0%
It interferes with my daily life.
20%
I don't live near the Expo line.
20%

What do you think about Fracking?

It will ruin our community.
0%
It's a necessary evil.
50%
I don't have enough information about it.
0%
Fracking? What is that?
50%

What do you think of the Metro Expo Line?

Love it!
100%
Hate it!
0%
No opinion.
0%
Don't know anything about it.
0%

Will you miss the Culver City Plaza and Syncopation landmark?

Yes
67%
No
33%

What did you do to celebrate MLK Day?

1. I attended an event in an honor of MLK.
0%
2. I observed the day privately.
100%
3. I worked but I thought about it.
0%
4. I did not or do not celebrate it.
0%

What is your opinion about the dissolution of redevelopment agencies?

1. It is a mistake. Redevelopment agencies are a necessity.
14%
2. It is good fiscal sense. The state needs the money.
57%
3. Tough call. There are pros and cons on each side of the issue.
29%

How was your year?

1. I have had better. I welcome 2012.
0%
2. The best yet. I do not want it to end.
0%
3. The last one ever. The Mayans said so.
100%

Rate the job performance of the current Culver City City Council.

A
20%
B
20%
C
40%
D
20%
F
0%

How do you feel about the Combined project for Parcel B?

1. It was the right decision.
35%
2. I was hoping for one of the other developers.
18%
3. I am just happy the project is moving forward.
12%
4. Does this mean traffic is going to get worse?
35%

What is your opinion of Vice Mayor Scott Malsin considering a decision to resign?

Culver City needs to honor its promises to its employees.
17%
He needs to do what is best for his family.
49%
His decision seems self-interested.
34%

When do you plan to shop this year?

1. Black Friday
0%
2. Small Business Saturday
0%
3. Cyber Monday
67%
1. Christmas Eve
33%

Will you be leaving town for Thanksgiving?

1. Yes. I will visit family out of town.
40%
2. Yes. I must escape for a few days.
20%
3. No. Why would anyone ever leave the Westside?
40%
1. Maybe. Who plans that far in advance?
0%

Did you vote in the school board election?

1. Yes. I did my civic duty.
67%
2. No. I sat this one out.
0%
3. What? That already happened?
33%

Our annual Best of issue will be available this week. How helpful do you find it to be?

1. It is my lifeline to the outside world.
25%
2. Besides poll questions, it is the only thing I read.
13%
3. I do not want to consider my life without it.
13%
1. Somewhat helpful.
50%

Do you feel that Culver City politics are run by two power player families who wield power in local elections?

1. Yes. It is like the Mafia.
17%
2. No. That is just a conspiracy theory.
50%
1. It depends. Is this anonymous?
33%

Will you turn out and vote for a school board candidate on Nov. 8?

Yes, I do every time.
50%
Yes, this is my first time voting in Culver City.
17%
No, I will not.
0%
I am undecided.
33%

Have you attended any school board candidate functions?

Yes. And I know who I am voting for.
80%
Yes. And I am still undecided.
0%
No. And I know who I am voting for.
0%
No. And I am still undecided.
20%

Which development proposal appeals to you most?

1. The Tolkin Group
0%
2. Cardiff/N3
0%
3. Hudson/Pacific
0%
4. Runyon Partners
50%
5. None, all, uncertain, do not care, etc.
50%

Which local issue is most important to you?

Parcel B
0%
School board elections
70%
Equally important
0%
Something else
30%

Will you participate in next year's Coastal Cleanup Day?

Yes. I have participated before and will again.
0%
Yes. It will be my first time.
33%
No. I dislike cleaning the coast.
22%
Maybe. Next year is a long way away.
44%

Which school board candidate do you support the most?

1. Laura Chardiet
32%
2. Nancy Goldberg
16%
3. Scott Zeidman
51%

Do you plan to attend a remembrance ceremony for 9/11?

1. Yes. I will observe the occasion with others in my community.
0%
2. No. I will observe the occasion privately.
33%
3. No. It falls on the first Sunday of football season.
67%

Should food vendors be allowed to dispense polystyrene foam food containers?

1. No. The material is ecologically destructive.
100%
2. Yes. Alternatives are impractical.
0%
3. Yes. I like the polystyrene aftertaste.
0%

Have you voted yet for Best of Culver City?

1. Yes. I have done my civic duty.
33%
2. Yes. Early and often.
0%
3. No. I have procrastinated and will now vote.
67%
4. No. I am a bad citizen.
0%

If someone is diagnosed with a mental illness, should the person remain in jail or be transferred to a mental facility?

1. Continue residing in jail.
22%
2. Be relocated to a mental hospital.
0%
3. It depends on the circumstances.
78%

Fiesta La Ballona is coming. What is your favorite aspect of the event?

1. The entertainment.
33%
2. The food.
50%
3. The rides.
0%
4. The booths.
17%
5. The petting zoo.
0%

What are your thoughts about red light cameras?

1. They stink. They have to go. I want to throw rocks at them.
80%
2. Keep them but lower the ticket price. Ouch.
10%
3. I love them. I prefer to drive streets that have them.
10%

Did you celebrate 1959 all over again at Dinahs this week?

1. Yes. The prices were unbeatable.
33%
2. Yes. The food is unbelievable.
0%
3. No. But I sure will next year.
33%
4. No. The parking was atrocious.
33%

What did you do during Carmageddon?

1. I drove all over town.
33%
2. I stayed put and hunkered down.
33%
3. I got out on foot, bike, bus, etc.
33%
4. I hung out with a sandwich board and called for repentance.
0%

Did you attempt to see the royal couple during their recent visit to Culver City?

1. Yes. And I saw the majestic pair.
0%
2. Yes. But I did not see the majestic pair.
0%
3. No. But I wanted to see the majestic pair.
0%
4. No. I am glad they are now gone.
100%

With gas prices hovering right around $4 per gallon, are you considering buying a more fuel efficient car in the near future?

1. Yes! I am spending more on gasoline than I am on food these days.
0%
2. Yes. I hope to be able to purchase a more fuel efficient car, maybe even a hybrid.
33%
3. No way! I will just stop driving so much, walk, ride my bike and stay in town for most things.
33%
4. No way. Nothing stands in the way of my recreation and road trips. I like my vehicle and do not care about the price of gas. (much)
0%
5. I do not drive.
33%

What are you doing for the Fourth of July?

1. Barbecue and/or pool/block party
40%
2. Parade
0%
3. Exchange Club fireworks at Culver City High
20%
4. Going out of town
20%
5. None of the above
20%

How many roller derby events have you been to in Culver City?

1. None
40%
2. One
20%
3. Two
40%
4. Three or more
0%
5. All of them, I never miss roller derby.
0%

Where is your favorite student graduating from?

Preschool
0%
Middle School
0%
Elementary school
0%
Culver City High School
0%
College/ grad school
0%
I do not know anyone who is graduating
100%

What was your favorite part of Java Gala III?

The Metropolis Project, composed by students in the Pink Elephant Music Company
20%
The Fun House, performed by the Senior Class of the Blurred Vision Theatre Company
20%
He Had It Coming, performed by the Danger Zone Dance Project
40%
The reception and silent auction
0%
Something else
0%
I did not attend
20%

How are you getting to the Culver City Artwalk?

Biking. I am excited to use the new bike valet.
33%
Walking. I am excited to get some exercise.
0%
By bus. I am excited to share the journey.
0%
Driving. I am excited to try really hard to find parking.
67%
Not attending.
0%

Should oil and gas companies have to disclose the chemicals they use in the extraction process?

Yes. Citizens have a right to know what chemicals are being used.
80%
No. Oil and gas companies have a right to maintain trade secrets.
0%
It depends whether it is in my neighborhood or someplace else.
20%

Should Styrofoam containers be banned in Culver City?

Yes. Styrofoam pollutes our natural environment.
80%
Yes. Styrofoam makes food taste lousy.
0%
No. Styrofoam is practical and convenient.
20%
No. The alternatives to Styrofoam are also pollutants.
0%

What was your favorite part of the Culver City Car Show?

The cars.
50%
The food.
0%
The music.
0%
The pin-up girls.
0%
The fact that it is over.
50%

Did you celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden?

Yes. It should be a new holiday.
14%
No. I do not celebrate death.
86%
Who?
0%

Do you want a charter school in Culver City?

1. No. Charter schools jeopardize public schools and communities.
25%
2. No. Nothing against charters, but CCUSD is doing just fine.
25%
3. Yes. Competition is good and will improve the district and a charter.
25%
4. Yes. And I would likely send my child to a charter school.
25%

Culver City Middle School was recently beautified. What other school needs beautification next?

1. Culver City High School
0%
2. El Marino Language School
33%
3. Farragut Elementary School
0%
4. Linwood E. Howe Elementary School
0%
5. La Ballona Elementary School
0%
6. El Rincon Elementary School
67%
7. Culver Park Continuation School
0%
8. Culver City Adult School
0%

Are you planning to attend the fundraiser for President Barack Obama?

Yes. I support the re-election of the president.
33%
Yes. But I am undecided about re-election.
0%
No. But I do support the president.
0%
No. Not in a million years.
67%

Are you in favor of medical marijuana dispensaries in Culver City?

Yes. Patients should be allowed safe access to medicine.
44%
Yes. No one should tell me what I can or cannot put in my body.
11%
No. There are plenty of dispensaries in surrounding communities.
22%
No. Marijuana is a dangerous drug and should not be available to anyone.
22%

Would you participate in a city-wide race?

1. Yes. Count me in.
0%
2. Maybe. It depends on the distance.
33%
3. No. But I would watch and cheer.
33%
4. No. I might just leave town that day.
33%

Are you opposed to Champion Development developing Parcel B?

YES. I am still upset about the way the Sepulveda project was handled.
75%
NO. Let bygones be bygones. The company deserves a fair shake.
25%
I DO NOT KNOW. Who the heck is Champion Development?
0%

Are you more likely to shop at a location that incorporates sound environmental policy?

1. Yes. I want to encourage businesses to be more earth-conscious.
20%
2. Yes. As long as I do not have to drive much further. That would defeat the purpose.
80%
3. No. I really do not care one way or the other.
0%
4. No. Environmentalism is a sham.
0%

With gas prices at or near $4 per gallon, how likely are you to use alternative transportation?

Not at all. I do not use any other form of locomotion.
20%
Not very. Other forms of transportation are inferior.
20%
Somewhat. I will drive less and/or carpool.
40%
Very. I will take the bus or ride a bike wherever I go.
20%

Phase 1 of the Expo Line, connecting Culver City to downtown Los Angeles is expected to partially open this fall. Do you plan to use it?

Yes! This will make my trips downtown much easier.
40%
Yes! A vibrant center of cultural activity is now accessible.
40%
No! Downtown has nothing to offer me.
10%
No! If I want to go downtown, I'll drive myself.
10%

Would you like Culver City to have a bike-sharing program?

Yes! And I would participate in it.
60%
Yes. It would be good for the city, but I wouldn't ride.
20%
No. Bicycles are an outdated mode of transportation.
0%
No. The city has more important issues to deal with first.
20%

How would you feel about splitting the Summer Concert Series between Gary Mandell and The Jazz Bakery?

Great idea! It would add a new range of talent into the mix.
9%
Bad idea! Gary Mandell has done a great job and should continue to do the whole series.
55%
Good start. There still should be a more eclectic mix of producers.
27%
Who cares? I don't attend the concert series anyway.
9%

How do you plan to spend your Valentine's Day?

Going out with my sweetheart.
14%
Staying in with my sweetheart.
71%
I don't have a sweetheart, maybe I'll find one on Valentine's Day.
14%
I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. It's a conspiracy by the floral-industrial complex.
0%

Does having a roller derby team make Culver City a more attractive destination on Saturday nights?

NO! It's a passing fad that will fade out.
0%
YES! It's a spectator sport that will draw big crowds.
100%

Do you want more stoplights in Culver City (without cameras), like the new one on Washington and McLaughlin?

NO! It's hard enough to get through town with the stoplights we have already. We don't need any more - with or without cameras.
40%
YES! Thank goodness for that new stoplight. Now I can drive through that intersection without fearing for my life. We definitely need more NON-CAMERA lights here.
60%
I don't care about lights or cameras for traffic or otherwise.
0%

Do you agree with Gov. Brown's desire to abolish redevelopment agencies statewide in order to save taxpayers $1.7 billion and redirect funds back to schools, districts and counties?

1. Yes! Thank goodness Gov. Brown is doing something about California's budget. It may hurt a little at first, but tough times require tough measures.
67%
2. NO! Are you kidding? Culver City needs its redevelopment agency. They have made so many improvements to this place that I shudder to think where we would be without them.
7%
3. Redevelopment has been great for Culver City, but now it's time to cut back. We can take it for awhile.
27%
4. I don't care about development, redevelopment or anything having to do with progress or the lack thereof.
0%

Do you think that Culver City Police issues:

1. Not enough tickets
50%
2. The right amount of tickets
13%
3. Too many tickets
38%
4. I don't drive so I don't care
0%

Should the Culver City Unified School District broadcast their meetings over the Web, like the City Council does?

1. Of course! Why aren't ALL city organizations broadcasting? It sure makes it easier to know what's going on without having to leave the house.
40%
2. No way! Why should we spend city money on putting CCUSD meetings online, when there are other pressing issues that need funding?
60%
3. Who cares? I doubt anyone would watch it online anyway.
0%

Did you follow through on your New Year's resolutions this year?

1. Yes.
50%
2. No.
0%
3. Somewhat/sortof.
0%
4. I did not make any.
50%

How high of a priority should it be to build more affordable housing in Culver City?

1. It should be top priority! What's more important, in this economy, than providing affordable housing?
33%
2. Not a priority at all! There are better and more important things to take care of right now. You can't do everything at once and this is low on the list.
42%
3. We do our best, and that's better than many cities. It's important ... but it's not at the top right now.
17%
4. All I know is: I have a place to live. Every man for himself, I say!
8%

Should Culver City's state legislators support legislation that changes the criteria for redevelopment audits to require certain irregularities (such as those that occurred in Bell) to be immediately flagged?

1. Yes.
67%
2. No.
33%
3. I don't care about this government stuff. I leave it up to people who know more than I do.
0%

Should Mayer Hoffman, the accounting firm that gave the city of Bell clean audits for the past three years and currently handles the Culver City Redevelopment Agency's audits, have its contract with Culver City renewed next year?

1. Absolutely not! Are you kidding? These are the folks who gave Bell a clean audit?!?! No. We should have nothing to do with Mayer Hoffman.
44%
2. Just because they were wrong about Bell doesn't mean that they will encounter the same thing in Culver City. We should give them the benefit of the doubt.
11%
3. Just in case, for perception's sake, I hope the city doesn't renew their contract ... after all, they are being investigated by the state controller's office.
33%
4. Mayer Hoffman has been in business for more than 30 years and I don't think our redevelopment folks would be involved with anything shady ... after all, we're not Bell.
11%
5. What does it matter. I don't trust any of them anyway.
0%

What do you think of PXP's offer to pay for a second well (not one that they own) that has the potential to cause additional problems for the Dog Park?

1. I think it's great. Oil companies have way too much money anyway, so it's nice that they do good with it sometimes.
43%
2. They SHOULD pay! They are part of the problem and need to take care of some solutions!
43%
3. This continues to show that PXP is a good community partner - they also contribute to educational funds and other community activities here in Culver City.
14%
4. I think the city should AT LEAST offer to pay some of the costs because the well is in Culver City.
0%
5. I don't care one way or another. I don't care about dogs either.
0%

How often do you monitor the official sexual offender websites?

1. I don't monitor them. I trust the police to do their jobs and I stay off of Websites that will scare the bejeezus out of me.
50%
2. I look at them all the time. It's important to be aware of these things so we can avoid being in the vicinity of possible danger.
0%
3. I looked at a site when I first moved to town, but haven't looked since.
0%
4. I don't look. I don't like the sites because, mixed in with actual preditors are so many innocent people who are virtually convicted by any accusation and unjustly placed there.
50%

Should repairing Culver City's infrastructure be at the top of the city council's list of priorities?

1. Absolutely! The more our infrastructure deteriorates, the more costly it will be in the future. Nip it in the bud now!
100%
2. I think infrastructure can wait. There are more important things than fixing roads.
0%
3. Infrastructure? What's that?
0%

Did you vote on November 2?

1. Of course I voted.
100%
2. Nope, not this time.
0%
3. I never vote. I'm not even going to vote right now in your silly poll.
0%

What if KCRW produced the concert series instead of Gary Mandell?

1. Culver City would get what it needs: More diverse music and younger crowds who spend money. Sign them up!
30%
2. Culver City would become "Santa Monica Lite," and alienate their current audiences while possibly gaining a new one. It's still up to the merchants to gain audience interest in spending money downtown.
10%
3. If KCRW produces the concert series, it's simply an unknown. With Gary Mandell, it's known: It's hugely popular.
60%
4. Change is good! Bring on the change!
0%

Do you think the primary function of the Summer Concert Series should be cultural with the potential to make money, or money-making with the potential to be cultural?

1. It was always a cultural event. Of course there is opportunity to make money on it if merchants use their ingenuity ... the possibilities are endless!
90%
2. Every event in Culver City should be a money-maker first. If we can add culture, that's icing on the cake!
10%
3. I don't care. I will go to any concert, as long as it's free - cultural or not.
0%
4. Money is king. I don't care about culture in the least.
0%

According to the California Integrated Waste Management Board, 6 billion plastic bags wind up in our oceans each year. Does this fact change your mind regarding a plastic bag ban in Culver City?

1. Absolutely! I had no idea that the problem was so bad here.
40%
2. I was for the ban even before I knew of this fact, so no. My mind hasn't changed.
60%
3. No way! I love plastic bags. They are very convenient. We just need to learn how to recycle more efficiently.
0%
4. I don't care. I just want a bag. Any bag. Give me my groceries and I'll be on my way.
0%

Which Best of Culver City 2010 category are you most looking forward to reading?

1. Places to Go - I like to explore the best parts of the city, and if locals voted them in ... I'm in, too!
40%
2. Food & Drink - Are you kidding? I carry this magazine with me all year trying local restaurants!
20%
3. Places to Shop & Services to Use - I have gotten a lot of great referrals by reading community recommendations in Best of.
20%
4. People to See - I am always impressed with how many wonderful people live here ... and I want to know more about them!
0%
5. I want to see the winners of the Photo Contest!
20%
6. I don't read. And I never leave the house.
0%

Does your child walk to school?

1. My child walks to school all the time! We live in a great, safe neighborhood close to schools and kids walk in groups.
60%
2. I would never let my kid walk to school. There are too many creeps out there!
0%
3. I walked to school, so my kid walks to school. I would have it no other way. Besides, when I was a kid, I had to walk 40 miles, uphill both ways in the snow ... barefoot!
40%

Why don't people shop and eat downtown on concert nights?

I don't eat at the restaurants because I can't afford it. I just like the free concert with a home-packed picnic.
0%
What do you mean? I always shop and eat downtown - that's one of the reasons I love living here!
50%
I would gladly shop and eat downtown, if shops and restaurants had some specials on concert nights! Why don't they advertise boxed lunches or something? I'd buy them!
50%
The audiences who come to concerts will never shop or eat downtown because they are generally over 40. A younger audience will spend more money.
0%

Do you think the Summer Music Festival should be turned into two programs with different promoters and moved to Sundays?

1. Yes! Sundays work better for everyone and changing it into two programs will help attract a younger crowd.
30%
2. I like the idea of moving it to Sundays, but Gary Mandell does a great job and he should continue doing the whole thing!
10%
3. NO WAY! Why does the city keep fixing things that already work? We love going to the concerts on Thursday nights and judging by the huge crowds, others do too.
60%
4. We should get a new promoter for half of the shows, but Thursday nights are great! They break up my week with something I look forward to every summer.
0%
4. I have not been to the Summer Music Festival. Yes. I am the ONE.
0%

Do you support a ban on plastic bags in Culver City?

1. Yes! Plastic is terrible. We need to move on and become more earth-conscious.
60%
2. No! Plastic is great. If they ban plastic bags, it will cost jobs. In this economy, we can't afford to lose any more jobs!
20%
3. It's fine to ban plastic bags, as long as they're phased out slowly. Maybe give people a year.
13%
4. Recyclable plastic bags seemed like a good idea, but now that we know that they aren't so recyclable after all, it's good that we get rid of them.
7%
5. I don't care in the least. Paper? Plastic? Fabric? Just give me my groceries and I'll be on my way.
0%

Do you want more oil drilling in Culver City?

1. Yes! We need the revenue.
80%
No! It's unsafe and bad for the environment.
0%
Drilling the existing wells is enough.
10%
I need more information in order to make an educated decision about this issue.
10%

How important is it for you to conserve energy?

The most important thing and I think about it with everything I do.
50%
I try to be aware and do what I can.
0%
It's important but I know I don't do it enough.
50%
It's not high on my list.
0%
Energy is here for me to use and I don't think I need to conserve anything.
0%

In light of the current salary scandal in Bell, do you think $245k is an appropriate salary for Culver City's new City Manager, John Nachbar?

Yes. Based on Culver City's size and tax base (and other factors) $245k seems perfectly reasonable.
25%
If $245k is based upon the median range for similar California municipalities, then it's fine with me. But I want to know if it meets that criteria!
0%
No way. That is too much money for any city manager. I don't care about medians, sizes or tax bases. The city manager should not make so much money when the city is struggling with a deficit.
50%
I don't know enough about his responsibilities as city manager. Depending upon what they entail, he may actually be underpaid!
25%

What do you think of Culver City's red light cameras?

I love them! They keep people on their toes and ensure that more drivers follow the rules of the road. I feel safer knowing they are here.
31%
I hate them! They make me a more nervous driver, and the unfairly expensive penalty does not fit what is usually thought of as a minor offense.
56%
I don't care either way. I drive safely and don't get tickets, so they don't bother me at all.
13%

Do you agree with the decision to close the Julian Dixon Library on Mondays?

Yes, due to budgetary needs it makes sense.
50%
No, the county should look for money elsewhere.
38%
I don't know enough about it to have an opinion.
13%
I don't care.
0%

Who has been the most inspirational influence in your life?

Mother and/or Father
24%
Friend
0%
Sibling
9%
Athlete
7%
Religious Leader
4%
Activist
12%
Politial Leader
2%
Movie Star
5%
Musician
8%
Teacher or professor
25%
I inspire myself
3%

Where will your children go to college?

USC or UCLA
17%
Loyola Marymount or Pepperdine
33%
Santa Monica College or West L.A College
17%
An Ivy League college
0%
Somewhere in CA
17%
Anywhere but CA
17%
My children won't go to college
0%

When you go out on the town, where do you go?

I stay in Culver City for everything
0%
I stay on the Westside
0%
South Bay area
0%
Downtown L.A.
0%
I only leave town for the mountains or the beach
100%
Las Vegas
0%
Other
0%

Which Culver City issue is most important to you and your family?

Parking Needs
19%
Animal Services
38%
Education & Funding
17%
City's Budget Deficit
13%
Oil Drilling Controversy
14%

How often do you visit the Culver City Library?

I always visit the library, I love it!
54%
Now and then
30%
Rarely
16%
What library?
0%
Previous Poll Results

» Do you plan on attending next year's National Night Out?

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» Have water restrictions because of the drought had a significant impact on your day-to-day life?

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» Are you looking forward to the City hosting CicLAvia next year?

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» Do you agree with the council's decision not to impose a bus fare on blind passengers?

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» Would you like to see more initiatives to improve the stormwater?

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» Would you prefer to be able to light your own fireworks?

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» Do you believe that the City should put the Summer Concert Series up for bid?

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» Will you be attending the CC Exchange Club's 4th of July Celebration at West L.A. College?

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» Do you think Culver City residents should be allowed to vote on the city's e-cigarette ban?

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» Are you concerned that Sen. Mitchell's proposed fracking moratorium failed to gain support?

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More Poll Results

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