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Los Angeles County, CA April 10, 2012 Election
 Smart Voter Hans Laetz

Candidate for
Member of the City Council; City of Malibu

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Journalist/Environmental Analyst
  • BA, MA, JD (law degree)
  • News editor at ABC7, KTLA, CBS2 and CBS News.
  • 15-year homeowner in Malibu Park
  • Won changes at Trancas, including 7-acre wild park
  • Won $12m from cell companies for powerpole repairs in Malibu Canyon
  • Won sign changes and other improvements on Kanan Dume Road
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Public safety first: make PCH safer for cars, pedestrians and bikes. Fix the water system.
  • Local control: make the city act responsibly to take control from outside agencies like Coastal and Caltrans
  • Preserve and enhance the Malibu Way of Life: we are a rural beach town, not Laguna, not Calabasas, not Rodeo Drive.
Position Papers
Public safety first. Local control. Protect/enhance the Malibu Way of Life
The Malibu City Council has, for 20 years,allowed Caltrans, the Coastal Commission, Joe Edmiston's gang and other agencies to control government functions in this city. Those other agencies get away with dominating Malibu because our city leaders have refused to act like grownups and take the lead to protect our citizens and property owners. Time for change.
The Malibu Lagoon controversy is caused by the city
There are two ways to handle major issues: fight endlessly, or work for compromise and solutions. Our city council ducks the issue, over and over again, setting up huge fights.
Malibu's Main Street -- PCH -- has been ignored by our city council
Some 21 years after Malibu became a city, PCH is still a deadly disaster. Our city does not own inch of bike lane. We play whack-a-mole with beachgoers who park on the inland side of the highway, and dash across it. We have no safety plan, and we have let our tax money go to Sacramento without applyoing for safety and widening. We let Caltrans, Los Angeles and Santa Monica install new signals east of Malibu, and then ignore the congestion and signal timing screwups.
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