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Meet new City Councilman Joe Sampson REAL ESTATE Avalon's Faces and Places Natalie Graham Time has sped up for Joe Sampson following his April 8 election to the Avalon City Council. He slowed down just long enough to meet me at Lloyd's for a cup of coffee With a great deal of verve, he discusses his motivation for run- ning and the core issues at the heart of his platform. The working class in Avalon is caught in a maelstrom of profit driven, self-interested larger com- panies. The day-to-day welfare of the people who serve this commu- nity is under represented. People who float from job to job when the season rolls in, and frequently find them out of work when the season rolls out. This working class element is essential to the economy of the city, but lacks rep- resentation. Sampson believes that Avalon is living in an oppressive state. As an independent business owner, and a member of the work- ing class, Sampson was the ideal person to act as liaison between the city, and the people. Community service is an exten- sion of patriotism, which is value that was instilled in Sampson from an early age, nearly all of his elder male relatives fought in foreign wars, and this since of duty and sacrifice left impression on him. His term on the city council is an opportunity to serve and fight for the community and the people that he loves. Following his win, he shook some hands, got some pats on the back and than immediately got to work. The first issue concerning the residents and a central issue to his platform was the water crisis facing Avalon. Not just the quanti- ty, but also the quality of the water is foremost on Joe Sampson's mind during our interview. The proposal to build a float- ing pier is a second issue that Joe is concerned about. While he supports cruise ships, he wants to communicate with another com- munity that has built a floating pier. What are the logistics of the pier? As it stands now, shore boats bring in small groups of people. What repercussions would be to a tidal of people getting off multiple ORE license # 01394874 Joe Sampson is sworn into office. boats all at the same time? We can adjust but we need to think about the logistics of it. On the leeward side of the island the ocean can turn violent within 15 minutes. If the pier is not anchored correctly it could block entrance to harbor our pier wash up on the beach the big concern for residents. According to Joe Sampson, a new era of working class represen- tation begins now. Natalie Graham is a resident of Avalon, a writer and photog- rapher Sustainable seafood tastings are offered throughout May). A celebration of the flavors, fun and culinary passion of Spain. Bluewater's exclusive version of Paella, made with rice, saffron, seafood and shellfish, and a sea- food tapas platter, are paired with wines from Spain's famous grape- growing regions. One of the most popular monthly tasting events of the year. Summer Salmon Challenge" (June 10 special event; menu spe- sidized housing would be lost in 2016. He said individuals now- living in Section 8 housing who are paying $400 a month would have to pay market rates for their homes. Sampson said people need dig- nified, affordable housing. He said he would like to focus on housing for single families. Sampson was concerned that residents were sac- rificing time with their families working multiple jobs in order to pay for their families' homes. Cassidy said that in two years she would like the city to have a plan for low to moderate-income housing. Recreation Sampson also said Avalon resi- dents needed more recreation. He said he would like to improve access to the Interior. He suggest- ed providing trips to the Interior once a week. Cassidy said the Catalina Island Conservancy had a program called Families in Nature. Harvey said Avalon staff was Bluewater Avalon has announced themed sustainable seafood and shellfish tastings. Each features a specific wine pair- ing and expert commentary by our locally based expert chefs. Customers who aren't able to make the Tuesday night celebra- tion can order the featured tasting and wine off the menu throughout the month. "A Taste of Spain" (May 13 special event; menu special Priorities noon. The show features nine nationally acclaimed plein air art- ists, who display their interpreta- tions of Catalina's rugged wild- lands as well as Avalon and Two Harbors. Proceeds from the sale of these unique paintings support the growth of a permanent collection of plein air artwork that documents the Island's "wild side" and the Catalina Island Conservancy resto- ration efforts. cial throughout June.) Diners are challenged to taste the subtle dif- ferences between the most popu- lar just-off-the-boat Pacific and Atlantic salmon varieties, includ- ing King; Copper River, Sockeye, and Atlantic. Resident chefs and seafood experts at each restaurant will be on hand to discuss everything salmon, including the latest prep- aration techniques, recipes and fishery trends. working with Supervisor Don Knabe's office to get grant money to provide for a monthly visit to the Interior. Hospital "We need to work on the hospi- tal," Marshall said. John Friel, chief executive offi- cer of Catalina Island Medical Center, confirmed that the center has a state-mandated 2030 dead- line to meet earthquake stan- dards for hospitals. He said many California hospitals need to meet the standards. He estimated that the cost of building a hospital would average $1 million a bed. The Medical Center is a 12-bed facility. He said the hospital was working on a needs assessment. City Attorney Scott Campbell said the city owns the hospital building. Improve Athletic Performance Evte00gy ' RedcRecovey T Call me, Email me, Friend Me Laura Whitby 310 991 3771 flybikeswimahoo.com From page 1 This was a reference to the state government's order that Avalon upgrade its sewer system and improve the quality of the water in Avalon Bay. Chief Administrative Officer/ City Clerk Denise Radde said there would be a symposium about Avalon Bay's water on May 16 in the City Council Chambers. Budget Council Member Oley Olsen said that he would like for 2016 to be the second anniversary of Avalon having a balanced budget. Mayor Marshall said she would like better streamlining processes for in the Finance Department. Harvey said those were related but separate goals. Marshall said they went hand in hand. She said that by the end of two years, she wanted the city to have a smooth-running Finance Department. Olsen said that the city's sub- Conservancy's 4th Annual Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale The Catalina Island Conservancy's 4th Annual Catalina The Wild Side Art Shwo and Sale will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2 - 5 p.m.at tghe Newport Harbor Yacht Club A passion for Catalina Island and plein air fine art come together to create an extraordinary after- 338 Sumner Avenue Upgraded, remodeled 3BD, 2.5 BA, 1204 SF+/- home. View balcony, vacation rental permit, long rental history. Price reduced! $649,000 337 Sumner Avenue Triplex on a large lot (2600 SF +/-) Vacation rental permit in front with repeat guests, and lwo 1BD year-round rentals in hack, plus yard. Sold "as-is'. Huge potential for future development. $875,000 1 ! Crescent Avenue 4BR, 4BA seaside home 1,850 SF +/- Surreal harbor views, ocean-front deck, secluded garden patio, attached guest house. Offered at $2,399,000 ! i 9 Olive Street Incredible views and lots of potential. 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