Raising funds, meeting voters

October 18, 2002

Barbara Diamond

As of Sept. 30, incumbent Toni Iseman had raised the most money:

$22,707, but had spent less than $10,000. Elizabeth Pearson listed

$20,214 in contributions, with expenditures of $13,375. Melissa

O'Neal raised $5,048 and spent $3,965. Councilman Steven Dicterow

collected $850 in financial contributions and loaned himself $700,

according to his campaign statement.


The most recent campaign statements were due after publication

deadline for the Coastline.

Getting together

Pearson had scheduled a luncheon For Women Only on Thursday at the

Laguna Beach Woman's Club, a "Meet and Greet" opportunity to share

ideas and concerns. The cost was $5, but anyone who had reached the

maximum $250 donation to Pearson was invited as a guest.

Incumbent Dicterow is working out the details for a get-together

Oct. 27 at Madison Square & Garden Cafe to celebrate his eight years

on the council and to raise funds for another four years.

Getting the vote

Top of the World Neighborhood Assn. board is scheduled to meet

Tuesday to determine if and who to endorse in the Nov. 5 election.

TOWNA sponsored a forum Oct. 7 in the City Council Chamber with

Temple Hills Community Assn.

Carolyn Wood of THCA said she didn't expect that group to make an


Laguna Beach Seniors Inc. presented the final City Council

Candidates Forum Monday at the Veterans Memorial Building on Legion


One candidate opined that it was the biggest crowd that attended

any of the forums. Traditionally, a larger percentage of seniors vote

than any other age group.

Dr. Richard French, who has helped the seniors raise funds for a

new center, moderated the forum.

Absentee ballots

Absentee ballot application forms are included in the sample

ballots, which should have reached registered voters by now. Requests

for the ballots must include the name, address and signature of the

voter and the address to which the ballot is to mailed.

Applicants must be registered. Oct. 21 is the last day to register

for this election.

Absentee ballots may be dropped off at any polling place or cast

by mail, but must be received by the Registrar of Voters by Nov. 5.

For more information, call the City Clerk's Office, 497-0705.

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