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NOTICE OF ELECTION OFFICERS AND POLLING PLACES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the General Municipal Election to be held in the City of Avalon on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, there shall be two voting precincts. The polling places for the respective precincts shall be the places designated below and the languages other than English in which assistance will be provided. The persons named have been appointed officers of the election for their respective voting precincts. Voting Precinct 1, comprising regular election Precinct 1: Polling Place: St. Catherine Church Hall 800 Beacon Street Accessible to handicapped: Yes of Alexandria Church Inspector: Michelle Warner Clerk: Amelia Lincoln Clerk: Carmen Chavez*-Spanish speaker and translator Clerk: Charles Martin Clerk: Pamela Martin Voting Precinct 2, comprising regular election Precinct 2: Polling Place: City of Avalon 410 Avalon Canyon Rd. Accessible to handicapped: Yes Inspector: Jennifer Monroe Clerk: Elena Lavelle*-Spanish speaker and translator Clerk: Lisa Lavelle Clerk: Beatrice Van Every The polls will open between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. Denise Radde City Clerk Anuncio de los Candidatos a Cargos Ptiblicos Presente se da noUcia que los siguientes candidatos han sido propuestos para los cargos designados por cubrir en la ElecciOn Municipal General que se celebrar& en la Ciudad de Avalon Mattes, 12 de Abrfl de 2016. Alcalde: (Vota p0r un0) Ralph J. Morrow, Jr. Ann "Anni" H. Marshall Cinde MacGugan-Cassidy Miembros del Consejo: (Votar por no mas de dos) Steven C. Hoers Richard J. Hernandez W.F. (Oley) Olsen Michael Ponce Sandra Putnam Bruce R. Fertig Yolanda "Yoli" Montano Tesorero de la ciudad: (Vota per uno) Christy Lins Denise A. Radde Secretaria Municipal Temporal, Oficial de Eleccion m WF (Oley) Olsen Occupation: Retired Age: 64 Number of years on Catalina: 48 Our City, like others in the USA and around the world, is fac- ing some real challenges ahead. Now, more than ever, Avalon desperately W.F. (Oley) needs Council Olsen Members that. will lead for the betterment of Avalon, rather than what is popular. I have been and will be that leader. Past service: Avalon City Council (1982-86), Planning Commission (1986-90), member of the Avalon Hospital Board of Directors and Chairman for 5 years, member of the Avaloz/ Chamber of Commerce Board and Chairman twice, Corporate employee for over 40 years and previous sole owner of two busi- nesses in Avalon. During my employment I served as SCICo Group Vice President for Visitor Operations and President of Two Harbors Enterprises and managed over 200 hundred employees and budgets of over 10 million dol- get an additional desalination unit lars. I have proudly served as the to hold off Stage 3 Rationing. This "water boy" for the Avalon High was critical in preventing loss of School Football team for the past Avalon jobs. 14 years. • Finished the salary and posi- I am extremely proud of being tion survey for City employees and a member of the Avalon Cityratified the new agreements with Council for the past four years, the employees. Some of my accomplishments:Our City continues to face • Opened Pebbly Beach Road challenges and opportunities: for all traffic including walkers • Ageing infrastructure and bikes • Island wide water shortages • Directed the Finance • Traffic and lack of parking Department - to complete the • • Limited funds Annual Audits - annually not • We need to continue looking occasionally, into reclaimed water to replace our • Obtained the seed money for very old salt water system artificial turf for Joe Machado • Continue to look for recre- Field to make it usable year round ational options for our youth by all of our different sports teams • Keep Avalon as pristine as and event's possible for our Residents and • Implemented the testing of Visitors noisy golf carts. The City needs to be a integral • Approved a new Vons member of the Island Community • Finished the major sewer if any projects that require land reconstruction and started the can be completed. I have the time, Sewer Lateral inspection program, the expertise and the experience to • Assisted in getting Avalon help our City find these solutions. off Heal the Bay's Beach Bummer I have been happily married to list!!! Kate for over 37 years, and have • Avalon's budget for the past raised two children in Avalon, two years has been balanced and Holly Eroen and Tommy Olsen we are starting to increase our and four grandchildren and have reserves for capital projects and been an Avalon home owner for those rainy days. over 35 years. • Started the fuel dock before Please Vote for Oley Olsen . losing grant funds. STILL the smart choice. • Worked with SCE/Avalon to Michael Ponce Occupation: Age: Years on Catalina: I am employed by Catalina Island Vacation Rentals as a Reservation Specialist. I am 60 years old andMichael Ponce I have resid- ed in Avalon for 20 years. We need to elect a City Council that sets goals and policies that issue but I do have the abil- will benefit the entire commu- ity to listen and educate myself nity's well-being. We need a to both sides of any issue and City Council that can function in to make decisions accordingly. a unified, unbiased manner and I believe my history as a former to find effective solutions to any City Council Member, Planning issue at hand. We need to be able Commissioner, and Chairman of to involve all the stakeholders of the Hospital Board, CHOICES our community in planning for Board Member and former the future. President of the Catalina Art We still have many issues fac- Association shows my dedication ing us such as our freshwater and compassion to have Avalon supply, an aging infrastructure, become a community in which affordable housing and continued we all take pride and I ask for work on our Bay water quality, your vote on April 12th. I do not claim to have the magic pill that will fix these SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON" An EDISON I~fI?,RI%4TION.~J.'~ C~,.)pe, mj Stage 2 Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing Update - March 2016 The ongoing, severe drought continues to result in a reduced water supply in Catatina's Middle Ranch Reservoir. Based on water levels in the resen/oir, Southem California Edison (SCE) received authorization from the California Public Utilities Commission to activate Stage 2 Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing, which is triggered when the reservoir fallsbalow 300 acre feat. Stage 2 began on Aug. 11, 2014 and requires a 25 percent reduction from your historical baseline water usage for the duration of the drought emergency. Additionally, Stage 2 has restrictions on the use of water fit for drinking. Island residents, who already had some of the best water use practices in the state, responded when asked to cut back even more, and by working together we have been effective in reducing our water use. Please continue to use water wisely. Water Supply Status and Stage 2 Results • As of March 10, 2016 the Middle Ranch Reservoir water level was 195 acre feel • In February, 2016, water use declined 36 percent; 12 acre feat of water was used compared to 19 acre feet in February, 2013. • Between March, 2015 and February, 2016, water use declined 43 percent even with a 29 percent increase in visitors to the island; 217 acre feet of water was used compared to 382 acre feat in June, 2012- May, 2013 (baseline). For More Information • Commercial and residential customers can call 1-800-367-8851. For dedicated Catalina island customer support call Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p,m. • To report potential water use violations, call 1-800-367-8851. • Visit SCE's web page for Catalina Island customers at ~. For water conservation tips, visit Save Our Water's website at saveourh20.oro. C NS-2859591;~ Sandra Putnam Occupation: Age: 72 Years on Catalina: 72 My experi- ence includes working 12 years at Pavilion Lodge & Atwater; planning coordinator Sandra Putnam Wm. Pereira Architect; various major real estate devel- opers; Carson Plumbing (fam- ily business in Avalon); Currently managing my family's property in Avalon. I have been active with the LA Plumbing,Heating, Cooling Assn.&, Contractors State License Board, and various volunteer and charitable groups. I understand business, budgets, etc. but my best qualification is that I care about Avalon and have knowledge, abil- ity and desire to contribute. I am not part of nor beholden to any group, no conflicts of inter- est. I can and will vote on every issue -but only after consider- ing all facts and information. I lies. am concerned about current issues • Close to 60% of our popula- affecting Avalon and about issues tion identifies as Hispanic. Many in the near future or on the hori- speak English, but some speak lit- zon, including: tle or no English. To progress and • The water issue will always improve City information should be with us, We have big problems be translated into Spanish--in now, we will always need to be weekly updates at the very least-- working on new and better meth- and possibly form discussion ods and solutions groups to allow Spanish speakers • City fiscal oversight and bal- to be a full part of our town and anced budgets. Fair, competitive collective future. and fiscally responsible city salary What are your concerns, ideas levels are a high priority and thoughts? I would like to hear • Growth and development from you - I want to represent and need to be carefully considered be available to everyone in Avalon with infrastructure in place before - I will listen to anyone with any implementation. Smart, sustain- point of view, and if elected will able developments will create present your views and thoughts new jobs and hopefully housing, to the City. Adequate housing is part of the sandraputnam@gmail.com infrastructure necessary for future 310-510-1283 growth and development, sandraputnam on Facebook • Adequate housing is clearly Cuales sus ideas y temas? important and needed. A Housing Queria hablarles para representar- Authority exploring all avenues les con la Cuidad. Soy disponible of help to speed up new housing a todos, escucharia cada punto should be implemented ASAP. de vista para presentar sus ideas • Vocation training and a la Cuidad. PLEASE CALL enrichment programs could give ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS, Islanders, especially younger ones, OR FOR ADDITIONAL ways to stay on the Island with INFORMATION THANK decent jobs and salaries, staying YOU, SANDRA with and creating their own fami- ....................................................... : ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6 ] Friday, March 25, 2016 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER