Liberate Laguna PAC – Developer Interest Donations

Submitted by Guest: Mike Morris (September 22, 2018)

Liberate Laguna sounds like a grass-roots organization working to free Lagunans of the tyranny of City Hall. Burdened by the uncaring bureaucracy, Liberate Laguna sounds like a breath of
fresh air to the average resident; perhaps a counterweight to the heavy-hand of Village Laguna.

Until you take a look at their Form 460 (reportable donations), required under the Political Reform Act. Their 1 filing (for the period of 1Jan18 thru 30Jun18) reveals only 5 donors pulling
together an impressive $33,000 tally in a very short period of time. When you examine the Names & Occupation/Employer information, you’ll quickly see familiar names of some of the biggest developer/real-estate-investors in town. The smallest donation is $500 and the largest $10,000. Indeed 2 of their donors are responsible for $22,000 (2/3s) of their war-chest. So much for
grass-roots.

Make no mistake, these folks are working to loosen all manner of restrictions/oversight on development in Laguna Beach.

 

 

Don’t Bury Our Money Underground! Vote No On Measure P

S.T.O.P. Team,

The Sales Tax Increase is now officially called “Measure P” and will appear on the November 6th ballot misleadingly titled as “Laguna Beach Utility Under-grounding and Fire Safety Measure.”

S.T.O.P. is ramping up to defeat Measure P as an unnecessary tax increase, the second in two years. We should PAY AS WE GO, let neighborhoods underground their own utilities at their own expense, and budget to underground utilities on Laguna Canyon Road, if desired for aesthetics, with our budget surpluses. We don’t buy the city’s “fear and fire” campaign. It’s fearmongering, and its false.

A broad spectrum of community groups oppose Measure P, including the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Orange County Taxpayers Association, both of which signed on to S.T.O.P’s ballot Opposition Argument.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to get the message our and educate your neighbors and friends to VOTE NO. Here’s how you can help:

  1. YARD SIGNS. “NO ON MEASURE P” yard signs will be available on Friday. Place them in your front yards or local businesses. Please contact us if you would like a yard sign. You can pick them up on Friday or email us and we will drop them off at your home.
  2. VOLUNTEER. We need volunteers to hand out literature around town, in your neighborhoods and at local events. Please contact us if can help out. We have the literature and hand outs.
  3. MAKE A DONATION. This is a grass roots efforts, and we need your help to offset costs for yard signs, fliers, mailers, postage and promotion materials to get the word out to VOTE NO on Measure P. You can mail a check to Stop Taxing Our Property to 2599 Glenneyre Street, LB 92651 or go to the STOP website atwww.stoptaxingourproperty.com and use the PayPal button to make a donation. Every little bit helps!
  4. DON’T VOTE FOR CANDIDATES THAT WANT TO TAX YOU! DON’T VOTE FOR Incumbents Toni Iseman, Rob Zur Schmeide, insider Sue Kempf, or Sue Marie Connelly. They all want to tax you, and put our city in its greatest debt ever by approving a $135 Million dollar bond.

Stop Taxing Our Property
www.stoptaxingourproperty.com

Thank you for your support. Together we can STOP the unnecessary sales tax increase and defeat Measure P.

Jennifer Zeiter, Co-Founder
949-715-8736 or Cell 408-832-7786
2599 Glenneyre Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Stop Taxing Our Property – S.T.O.P.
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2018 PAC and 501(c)4 Group Campaign Disclosure Forms

Laguna Residents First (PAC):

 

Laguna Matters (PAC):

 

Liberate Laguna (PAC):

Liberate Laguna – 410 2018 – Click here

Liberate Laguna – 460 Jan 1 – June, 2019 – Click here

Liberate Laguna – 460 Oct 21 – Dec 31, 2018 – Click here

Liberate Laguna PAC – 460 Sept 23 – Oct 20 2018 – redacted – Click here

Liberate Laguna – 460 July 1 – Sept 22, 2018 Amended – Click here

Liberate Laguna – 460 July 1 – Sept 22, 2018 – Click here

Liberate Laguna Campaign Contributions Form 460 Jan. 1 – June 2018 – Click here

Liberate Laguna Campaign Contributions Form 460 – Click here

 

Village Laguna (PAC):

Village Laguna – 460 Jan 1 – Jun 30 2019 – redacted – Click here

Village Laguna Campaign Contributions Form 460 Oct 21 – Dec 31, 2018 – Click here

Village Laguna – 460 Sept 23 – October 20 2018 – amended  – Click here

Village Laguna – 460 Sept 23 – October 20 2018 – redacted  – Click here

Village Laguna Campaign Contributions Form 460 Jan. 1 – June 30, 2018 – Click here

Village Laguna Campaign Contributions Form 460 July 31 – Sept. 22, 2018 – Click here

Village Laguna Campaign Contributions Form 460 July 31 – Sept. 22, 2018 redacted – Click here

 

Undergrounding Laguna:

Undergrounding Laguna Now changed to Yes on P to Protect LB – 460 September 23 – October 20 2018 – redacted – Click here

Undergrounding Laguna Now Campaign Contributions Form 460 April 26 – June 30, 2018 – Click here

Undergrounding Laguna Now (Yes on P) Campaign Contributions Form 497 Sept. 11, 2018 – Click here

Undergrounding Laguna Now (Yes on P) Campaign Contributions Form 497 Sept. 19, 2018 – Click here

Underground Laguna Now changed to Yes on P to Protect LB – 460 July 1 – September 22 2018 – redacted – Click here

 

Stop Taxing Our Property – 460 Oct 1 – Oct 25 2018 – redacted – Click here

Yes On P – Click here

Laguna Beach Police Association – 460 July 1 – Oct 20 2018 – Click here

Paul Merritt

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements:

No Current 460 Campaign Disclosure Forms Filed to Date.

Merritt Paul – 460 September 23 – October 25 2018 – redacted

460 – MERRITT – July 7 – Oct. 6 2014-1

Merritt Statement On Endorsements Oct. 3, 2018 – Click here.

Request was made to Candidate to clarify name change from Paul Merritt Christiansen to Paul Merritt. Candidate Response, “I decided to use Merritt to honor my family.”

Paul for Council v. Hanyecz (2001) :: :: California Court of Appeal Decisions :: California Case Law :: California Law :: US Law

Former Senate candidate from Laguna Beach continues fight against state over 2016 voter guide – LA Times

Articles about Paul M Christiansen – LA Times

Paul For Council v. Hanyecz | FindLaw

The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on April 18, 1991 – LA Times

Angry Citizens Force Laguna Niguel Council to Delay Ridgeline Vote – LA Times

Nine candidates have filed – Stu News

Laguna Niguel : 11 Candidates Enter City Council Race – LA Times

What’s In A Name? – LB Indy

Paul Merritt Christiansen (Paul Merritt) this appeal and filings below look very much like the harassing efforts of a vexatious litigant Laguna Beach, CA Nationwide – Ripoff Report

 

Allison Mathews

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements:

*Laguna Beach Chat.com is currently awaiting Form 460 Disclosures and Statements of Endorsements from this Candidate. We will make this information available as soon as we receive them.

Laguna council candidate Allison Mathews was born into politics – LA Times

Allison Mathews for City Council – Laguna Beach, CA – Alignable

Laguna Beach Local News New Contenders in Crowded Council Race – Laguna Beach Indy

12 candidates are running for 3 open Laguna Beach City Council seats, so far – Orange County Register

City Documents On Candidates – LB City

Judie Mancuso

Judie Mancuso’s Resume – Here

*Laguna Beach Chat.com is currently awaiting Statements of Endorsements from this Candidate. We will make this information available as soon as we receive them.

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements:

Mancuso Judie – 460 Oct 21 – Dec 31, 2018

Mancuso Judie – 460 September 23 – October 20 2018 – redacted

Mancuso Judie – 460 July 1 – Sept. 22 2018

Mancuso Judie – 460 January 1 – June 30 2018

Mancuso wants to enhance quality of life for Laguna residents – LA Times

Three City Council seats – Stu News

Pet Assistance Foundation.org

California Legislation Would Prohibit Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics – Sierra Sun Times

From the California State Capitol to the South African Wilderness – Morning Star News

Journal of the Assembly, Legislature of the State of California – California. Legislature. Assembly – Google Books

Watch CBS Evening News: Calif. law to protect pets – CBS All Access

Newly Amended SB 1249 Unites Animal Protection, Physicians, Labor, and Industry Groups – Updated

 

Lorene Laguna

Candidate’s Website here

Candidate’s Website Resume lists – “RESUME: Librarian Page, Parochial High School Teacher (Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physiology & Anatomy), Corporate Manager of Business Operations, Designer” – Several requests for verification for teaching credentials and more information on Business position has been requested through candidate’s website. No Response from Candidate has been given to date.

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements:

Laguna Lorene – 460 Oct 21 – Dec 19, 2018

Laguna Lorene – 460 September 23 – October 20 2018 – redacted

Laguna Lorene – 460 Jan. 1 – Sept. 22, 2018

Lorene Statement on Endorsements Sept. 30, 2018 – Click here

One Laguna Beach woman is on a mission to regulate panhandling – LA Times

 

Cheryl Kinsman

Candidate Website here

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements:

Kinsman Cheryl – 460 Oct 21 – Dec 31, 2018

Kinsman Cheryl – 460 Sept 23 – Oct 20, 2018

Kinsman Cheryl – 460 July 1 – Sept. 22, 2018

Kinsman Cheryl – 460 January 1 – June 30 2018

Kinsman Statement on Endorsements Oct. 3, 2018 – Click here

Laguna Beach Local News Cheryl Kinsman Lauded as ‘Woman of the Year’ – Laguna Beach Indy

Cheryl Kinsman for Laguna Beach City Council – Love Laguna Beach.com

Laguna Beach Local News Bluebelt Celebrates Its Winners – Laguna Beach Indy

Letters: Readers write about Cheryl Kinsman and the 1993 Laguna Beach fire – Orange County Register

 

 

Sue Kempf

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements:

Kempf Sue – 460 Oct 23 – Dec 31, 2018

Kemp Sue – 460 Oct 1 – Oct 22 2018 – redacted

Kemp Sue – 460 July 1 – Sept 30 2018 – redacted

Kemp Sue – 460 July 1 – July 31 2018 – redacted

 

*Laguna Beach Chat.com is currently awaiting a Resume and Statements of Endorsements from this Candidate. We will make this information available as soon as we receive them.

New Planning Commissioner Kempf ready for the challenge – LA Times

Laguna Beach Local News Kempf Sets Her Sights on City Council – Laguna Beach Indy

Laguna Beach council candidate Sue Kempf calls for ‘progressive, out-of-the-box thinking’ – LA Times

About Sue | Sue Kempf For City Council 2018 – Personal Blog

Kempf announces Council candidacy – Stu News

“Open For Business” Workshop – Laguna Beach City Site

The first council candidate’s fundraiser was held on the weekend – Stu News

Sue Kempf responds to endorsement – Stu News

City Council Candidates and Trees – LB Indy

Liberate Laguna Endorsement was not Solicited, Approved – LB Indy

Ann Christoph

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements:

Christoph Ann – 460 Oct 21 – Dec 31, 2018

Christoph Ann – 460 January 1 – June 30 2018-1

Christoph Ann – 460 January 1 – June 30 2018-2

Christoph Ann – 460 July 1 – September 22 2018

Christoph Ann – 460 Sept 23 – Oct 20 2018 – redacted

*Laguna Beach Chat.com is currently awaiting Statements of Endorsements and a Resume from this Candidate, and we are researching media information. We will make this information available as soon as we receive them.

Peter Blake

Candidate Website here

Form 460 Campaign Funding Disclosure Statements:

Blake Peter – 460 Oct 21 – Dec 31, 2018

Blake Peter – 460 July 1 – September 22 2018

Blake Peter – 460 January 1 – June 30 2018

Blake Peter – 460 September 23 – Oct 20 2018 – redacted

Blake Statement on Endorsements Oct. 1, 2018 – Click here

How Laguna gallery owner Peter Blake got calm, cool, collected – Orange County Register

Meet the man who wants to save Laguna Beach – LA Times

Gallery owner Peter Blake files Intent To Run form – Stu News

Laguna Beach Local News Crowd Queues to Unseat Council Incumbents – Laguna Beach Indy

Stu News and KX 93.5 FM Candidate Debate – Watch here

Steve Robbins Letter –